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Bournemouth hotels have a great deal to offer visitors to the area, and from the town that virtually invented the seaside holiday, thatís hardly surprising. There are hotels to suit most requirements and budgets, whether youíre looking for a luxurious break in the heart of the Dorset Riviera, or a more modest, friendly hotel to act as a base for a family holiday perhaps.
Walking along the Bournemouth seafront, hotels seem to dominate the cliff tops. A sea view will always command a premium, but it is still possible to find hotels with views of the bay without breaking the bank, particularly if youíre prepared to stay a short distance out from the town centre. Should you choose a hotel away from the seafront, you will still find you are only a few pleasant minutes walk away.
Bournemouth has its share of top-notch luxury hotels. One of the best known is the De Vere Royal Bath. With its slightly elevated position overlooking the town centre, and its striking architecture, the Royal Bath makes a significant contribution to the overall character of Bournemouth. On venturing inside, the sense of unashamed luxury continues with the hotelís own luxury leisure pavilion, several dining venues and of course a range of first class rooms and suites.
The Norfolk Royale is another luxury hotel, and also a well known landmark in the town. Located in the centre of Bournemouth, it is very convenient for the shops, magnificent gardens and renowned theatres. West of the pier is the unmistakable and imposing Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott. This hotel is handily located at the top of the Westcliff funicular lift, and is just a few minutes walk from the pier and Bournemouth centre.
Of course, the range of Bournemouth hotels is wider than just the luxury market. There is a huge range of 2-star and 3-star hotels with prices and facilities to suit most needs. Many of these more modest locations can still offer a variety of leisure facilities such as pools, saunas and gymnasiums. On the food front, some boast restaurants that can stand up next to the best.
No matter what type of hotel experience you are looking for, Bournemouth has something for everyone.
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