The Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel
Reviews - The Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel
- Age Group: 31 - 40
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Weekend Breaker
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Historical Traveller Reviews of The Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel
Never Again!!from LawyerUK
Friendly stafffrom LDNEJH
Negative comments include having to pay £5 to park your car per day. The fridge in the room was sensored and there were signs on each bottle saying, "If you touch you must pay"!! Each liquor bottle had a plastic container over it and i felt too scared to even open the fridge!! A little bit overboard. Another issue i object to is if your room rate includes dinner (half board) you still need to pay a supplement on each starter even the goats cheese salad. So if you pay more for half board why do you then have to pay an extra supplement for every starter!!
Overall i enjoyed my stay at the Marriott and i intend to stay there again. Location is also brilliant.
an extra christmas presentfrom tiredbuthappy
Listen to the waves in bedfrom Treehousepig
superb sea views from the front of the hotel. get 2/3/4th floor room
323 or the opposite corner ones for the best views. You can hear the waves crashing on the beach below as you lay in bed at night -
who needs the carribean !
SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT. If we wanted anything, it was done really quickly.
father Christmas - all the kiddies got a present, decent ones too. happy parents
ask them to empty the automatic mini bar, especially if you have small children.
there is a small conveince store 100 yards away, stock your fridge up there.
excellent value for money when using their 'escape packages'
good clean rooms. very comfortable bed
Not so good
small rooms at the front
bigger and cheaper in the cottages (view not so good)
no wifi in rooms. only in reception at a rip off rate. 6 per hour or 15 pounds a day.Difficult getting a bath full pf hot water
prices in the bar are very high, typical aimed at expense account business men.
food was very good. table decorations excellent. plenty of high chairs.
service was quite slow, despite an army of enthusiastic waiters, who seem to have come from every country in the world.
probably because it was Christmas and they were completely full.
we mildly complained one night, and suggested they gave us a free bottle of wine, which they did. It was worth being cheeky.
one night of the three we spent the restaurant service was much better.
breakfast is buffet style, quite good.
The package that includes an evening meal is really worth having.
Probably the least bad - and most expensive - hotel in townfrom Gemakan
s bestfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Nice view, expensive barfrom mistopheles
Nice hotel, not that modern and very expensive. The place itself isn't exactly value for money, but the seaview and breakfast probably are. My friend paid a more expensive rate and ended up in the rubbish rooms in the carpark annex. My advice would be to only stay at this hotel if you can get a good discount/promotional rate with a guaranteed seaview....otherwise stay elsewhere and save enough £££ to pay for drinks and meal whilst you're at it.
A Reasonably Comfortable Hotel for a Short Stayfrom Westonian
I stayed in a "Seaview Junior Suite" for 2 nights, September 13-14, 2005, for 160 pounds ($300) per night on their "Escapes" package rate which simply requires a minimum of 2 nights. The rate included full breakfast and dinner.
According to the staff, this hotel was taken over by Marriott 4 years ago and refurbished. The lobby, lounges, dining room and my own room did indeed look reasonably fresh and clean, not at all faded or run down, no nicks or stains.
My Junior Suite was actually just a moderately large bedroom, with a sofa that just fitted in the bay window. The quality of the carpet and the fabrics was borderline motel, i.e. designed more for durabiity than for comfort. However, as noted above, everything was neat and clean. The large, old-fashioned bathroom included a deep tub which was not in an alcove and so had a shower curtain hanging from a rectangular curtain rod that was suspended over half the tub -- looked a bit like a D/I/Y arrangement. Two major positives about the room were the truly extraordinary amount of bright lighting, and the quiet and efficient air conditioning. Two negatives were the thin walls which made it impossible not to eavesdrop on the neighbors' conversation, combined with the creaky floor above which loudly signalled every movement of the guest upstairs (but perhaps these negatives are to be expected in an old hotel); and the lack of broadband Internet service.
A further negative is that wireless broadband is available in the hotel lobby area (only) at the outrageous cost of 15 pounds ($28) per day. Marriott provides free broadband at all its hotels in the USA, and even the Four Seasons charges only $10 -- and that is in your room.
Other plusses include the ability to make reservations in real time on Marriott's user-friendly website. Also, the included breakfast and dinner were of high quality and ample quantity. Possibly the biggest plus is the high level of competence and eagerness to help on the part of every member of the staff that I encountered -- no exceptions. The young and enthusiastic Polish porter relieved me of my car while I checked in, parked it, and returned immediately to the lobby to show me where the car was and take me to my room, where he clearly explained how everything worked. I had asked for a bathrobe to be in my room (not a standard amenity at this hotel) and it was waiting on the bed (albeit with a 20 pounds deposit charge on my account). The TV remote was missing, and I was told it was too late at night to get another one; but when I approached the Reception in the morning to follow up, I didn't have to ask a second time: the night shift had passed it on to the day shift, and a new remote arrived soon after. The correct newspaper was outside my door early in the morning.
Given the generally lamentable quality of hotels in provincial UK cities, I believe this one deserves a decidedly "above average" rating.
Gorgeous Views!from BPWaterson
First Class Hotel.from A TripAdvisor Member
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Other names for The Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel
- marriott bournemouth
- bournemouth marriott
- Address: St Michael's Road - Bournemouth - England - BH2 5DU - United Kingdom
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