The Royal Bath Hotel - Bournemouth

ex. De Vere Royal Bath

Bath Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom  show map
 4 stars
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The Royal Bath Hotel - Bournemouth

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Steam room

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

Overview

De Vere Royal Bath Hotel is housed in a chic Victorian property that first opened its doors to guests as a hotel in 1838. Since then several renovations took place in the hotel, but the spirit of the past is still present within its walls.

The guest rooms at the hotel are luxuriously furnished and decorated to provide travelers with a memorable stay. The award-winning restaurants and bars are always ready to impress true gourmets with delicious contemporary cuisine and the wide range of drinks.

Business guests will definitely appreciate meeting facilities available at the hotel, while at leisure they can make use of spa treatments and relieve stress in the on-site gym, indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna or steam room.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of rooms:   200.

Rooms

The hotel features 140 well-appointed and tastefully decorated guest rooms of the following types: Standard Rooms, Family Rooms, King Executive Rooms, Royal Executive Rooms and Suites. In every room you will find satellite TV, complimentary Internet access, direct dial phone, hair dryer, ironing facilities and en-suite bathroom. Some apartments also offer picturesque sea or inland views. Mini bars, luxury bathrobes, tea and coffee facilities and DVD player are provided only in Royal Executive Rooms and Suites.

Dining options

The hotel's dining options will meet the requirements even of the sophisticated travelers, serving mouth-watering dishes. Oscar's Restaurant, named after Oscar Wilde, who was its regular guest ages ago, offers traditional British dishes and extensive wine list in relaxing atmosphere. Garden Restaurant is an informal place to start you day with rich breakfast, or a nice alternative to Oscar's Restaurant dining, amazing its guest with new dishes every day. The venue is also famous for its magnificent views of the neighbourhood. The Lounge is the perfect place to unwind after the eventful day with a glass of wine, beer or another drink, and so are Oscar's Bar and the Whisky Snug. You can also have snack or light meals at Cafe Promenade, available on site.

You can start your day with a full english breakfast, which costs GBP 12.50 per person per night. 

Services

Business guests will find seven meeting rooms with maximum capacity up to 400 participants well-appointed with modern audio-visual equipment, complimentary internet access, air conditioning and natural daylight to make every meeting or other event held here a success.

Leisure

Leisure facilities at the hotel were refurbished and updated to satisfy the highest demands of the guests. 18 meter indoor swimming pool, gym, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and four treatment rooms, offering various spa procedures and massages, are at your disposal any time.

Additional features

70 parking lots are provided at the hotel charged at £20 per day. Public parking is available at NCP (Bath Road), located nearby from £12 per night.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pets allowed (limited amount or weight)
  • Lobby
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • public parking is possible on site at GBP 20 per day.

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course
  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Picnic area/Tables
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/Baby cots (on request)

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Garden area

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Bath Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom

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City Center
  • Bournemouth
    600 m
Airports
  • Bournemouth International (BOH)
    7.3km
  • Southampton Airport (SOU)
    44.5km
Train Stations
  • Bournemouth Central Station
    1.2km
  • Bournemouth Train Station
    1.3km
  • Bus stop
    400 m
Restaurants
  • Prezzo - Bournemouth (cuisine: Italian)
    40 m
  • Chimichanga (cuisine: Mexican)
    30 m
Parks
  • Lower Gardens
    370 m
Beaches
  • Hengistbury Head
    330 m
  • Bournemouth Beach
    900 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of rooms:
    200

Hotel Awards

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Rooms and availability

The hotel features 140 well-appointed and tastefully decorated guest rooms of the following types: Standard Rooms, Family Rooms, King Executive Rooms, Royal Executive Rooms and Suites. In every room you will find satellite TV, complimentary Internet access, direct dial phone, hair dryer, ironing facilities and en-suite bathroom. Some apartments also offer picturesque sea or inland views. Mini bars, luxury bathrobes, tea and coffee facilities and DVD player are provided only in Royal Executive Rooms and Suites.

The Royal Bath Standard Bedroom Standard Room
Standard Bedroom
Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Twin beds
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Comfortable room has a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

Room facilities
    The Royal Bath Executive Room
    Executive Room
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    Spacious room offers a sleeping area and a cozy sitting area. Bathroom has all modern amenities.

    The Royal Bath Royal Executive Room
    Royal Executive Room
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    This room has a Balcony. The room offers a sleeping area and a cozy sitting area. Bathroom has all modern amenities.

    The Royal Bath SuiteThe Royal Bath Suite
    Suite
    Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Double or Twin beds
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    • Bathtub
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    This suite is full of beautiful features. It is light and airy room with a separate lounge area. In addition it also has a range of facilities to make your stay extra.

    Room facilities

      How to reach hotel

      hotel The Royal Bath Hotel - Bournemouth Bournemouth location
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      Hotel Address:

      Bath Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Bournemouth
        600 m
      Airports
      • Bournemouth International (BOH)
        7.3km
      • Southampton Airport (SOU)
        44.5km
      Train Stations
      • Bournemouth Central Station
        1.2km
      • Bournemouth Train Station
        1.3km
      • Bus stop
        400 m
      Restaurants
      • Prezzo - Bournemouth (cuisine: Italian)
        40 m
      • Chimichanga (cuisine: Mexican)
        30 m
      Parks
      • Lower Gardens
        370 m
      Beaches
      • Hengistbury Head
        330 m
      • Bournemouth Beach
        900 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2008
      • Number of rooms:
        200

      Hotel Awards

      UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBournemouthThe Royal Bath

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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      The Royal Bath Location

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      What's nearby

      What's nearby.

      The hotel's close proximity to the main sites of attraction makes it the perfect starting point to explore the city. Don't miss the opportunity to visit Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, Beaulieu National Museum, Terracotta Warrios Museum, The Dinosaur Museum, Bournemouth Aviation Museum, Oceanarium, Go Ape! Moors Valley, Splashdown Water Park and other places that are all set within short ride from the property.

      Tourist attractions

      • Russell Cotes Art Gallery & Museum - 100 m
      • Westbeach - 200 m
      • Gallery 57 Ltd - 200 m
      • Westover Gallery - 200 m
      • Hampshire Gallery - 500 m
      • Christmas Market - 500 m

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 500 m

      Places of interest

      • Oceanarium - 300 m

      Convention centers

      • Bournemouth International Centre - 400 m

      Amusement

      • Odeon Cinema - 100 m
      • Rileys American Pool & Snooker Club - 200 m
      • Bus Air Festival - 200 m
      • Leisure Exchange & Quasar Elite - 200 m
      • Pier Amusements - 200 m
      • Sheridan IMAX Cinema - 200 m
      • Ambassador Snooker Club - 300 m
      • Happyland Amusements - 300 m
      • Aztec Amusement Centre - 400 m
      • Aztec Leisure Ltd - 400 m
      • Laser Quest - 400 m
      • Bournemouth beach - 500 m
      • Sharkeys Pool Venue - 500 m

      Museums

      • Gallery - 200 m

      Parks

      • bournemouth gardens - 600 m

      Theaters

      • Pavillion - 100 m
      • Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre - 200 m
      • Pavilion Theatre - 200 m
      • The Pier Theatre - 300 m
      • Bournemouth Pier Theatre - 300 m

      Local Attractions

      • Compton Acres - 3.9km
        164 Canford Cliffs Road, Poole
      • Splashdown - 6.4km
        Tower Park, Poole
      • Adventure Wonderland - 6.7km
        Merritown Lane, Christchurch
      • Island RIB Voyages Jersey - 5.7km
        No5 Albert Pier, St. Helier
      • Bournemouth Aviation Museum - 6.7km
        Merritown Lane, Christchurch

      Near the hotelNear the hotel

      • Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum - 130 m
        East Cliff Promenade, Bournemouth
      • Bournemouth Pier - 340 m
        Pier Approach, Bournemouth
      • Lower Gardens - 370 m
        Exeter Crescent and Gervis Place, Bournemouth
      • Hengistbury Head - 330 m
        BournemouthEngland
      • Oceanarium - 370 m
        Pier Approach, Bournemouth
      • Bournemouth Beach - 900 m
        BournemouthEngland

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Prezzo - Bournemouth - 40 m

        Address: 58 Westover Road
        Phone: +44 (0)1202 556399

        73% likes this, based on 217 reviews
        Cuisine: Italian
        Price Range: CAD 0 - CAD 80

      • Sushi & Roll - 50 m

        Address: 57 Westover Road
        Phone: 01202297999

        73% likes this, based on 67 reviews
        Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
        Price Range: CAD 3 - CAD 14

      • Oscar's Restaurant - 140 m

        Address: Bath Road

        74% likes this, based on 47 reviews
        Cuisine: Contemporary

      • Chimichanga - 30 m

        Address: 61 Westover Road
        Phone: 01202 314206

        71% likes this, based on 160 reviews
        Cuisine: Mexican

      • The Russell Court Hotel - 60 m

        Address: Bath Road
        Phone: +44 1202295819

        58% likes this, based on 40 reviews

      Getting there.

      The Royal Bath was the first hotel in Bournemouth with a favorable location on the East Cliff within walking distance from all the major landmarks of the city.

      Getting around.

      Bournemouth Airport is just 4 miles away from the hotel. If you arrive to Bournemouth from London by car, you should take the M3 westwards from the M25. Then you ought to follow the M27, A31 and A338 to Bournemouth and then the signs to the city centre. The hotel is right on the seafront. It is also 1 mile away from Bournemouth Railway Station.

      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2008
      • Number of rooms:
        200

      Hotel Awards

      UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBournemouthThe Royal Bath

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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      Hotels nearby
      Cities nearby
      • Ringwood hotels - 16km
      • Brockenhurst hotels - 24km
      • Wareham hotels - 17km
      • New Milton hotels - 15km
      • Poole hotels - 7km
      • Lymington hotels - 24km
      • Christchurch (Dorset) hotels - 7km
      • Burley hotels - 17km
      • Lyndhurst hotels - 27km
      • Ferndown hotels - 10km

      The Royal Bath Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Royal Bath

      Average guest rating

      7.0out of 10
      Very good
      Based on 897 reviews

      Rating by category:

      Service
      10.0
      Value
      6.0

      Individual guest reviews

      • Group of friends
        8.8

        Our room had french doors which lead onto a private terrace - we did not expect this so it was a lovely surprise and made a perfect spot for our group to get together and have a glass of wine with the view of the sea.

        The service and food in the restaurant. The bar manager was extremely rude and the service very slow. There was a long queue to check-out which meant we arrived at the restaurant at 11.10am - ten minutes too late for the breakfast menu. The staff would not accommodate this and allow us to order from the breakfast menu. Instead we ordered from the main menu. After waiting for over 30 minutes, the food arrived and we were extremely disappointed. Some of the group ordered beans on toast which was a tiny dipping pot of beans and two small slices of stale baguette! The price was £4.95. Absolutely outrageous. One friend was served a pot of tea but it only had hot water in the tea pot. Such a shame because we loved the hotel but the food and service in the restaurant was far below satisfactory. I would recommend the hotel but advise people to steer clear of the food.

      • Couple
        5.4

        It has a good location and the common areas are nice. breakfast was nice.

        It was way overpriced for the standard of the hotel. The room was ok, but just ok. The mini bar had been removed. the sky channels were not enabled. Parking is expensive too.

      • Older travelers
        7.0

        Location. Old slightly faded charm

        Breakfast!!! Ihave stayed several times before & always looked forward to breakfast as a highlight of our stay-no more! Since the takeover by Brittania from De Vere the standard has dropped & will look elsewhere when next we stay in Bournemouth.

      • Couple
        9.2

        The staff were all extremely friendly and helpful, the facilities were fantastic, the location was perfect, and the hotel was beautifully presented and clean.

        I have only 1 complaint which was that we paid for a double room and when we arrived the beds were 2 twin beds pushed together. As a young couple we dont really want to sleep in seaparate beds and they werent even sturdy as they were on wheels they rolled around everywhere which was quite dissapointing.

      • Single
        4.6

        The staff at reception were friendly and check in was easy

        I went to run a bath and the water was yellow, and at breakfast it took 20 minutes for me to be served any tea or coffee

      • Family with children
        7.0

        Price was good. Rooms were comfortable.

        Breakfast was poor. Overcooked food and sloppy presentation.

      • Older travelers
        6.6

        Convenient location, sea views

        Car Parking - expensive. Slight shabbiness - curtains hard to shut, windows rattling, shower ineffective. £2 Charge for settling by credit card an appalling cheek, credit card happily taken (demanded !) as a guarantee of payment - if I paid by cheque or cash it would cost you a lot of time to bank and time to clear. If it is your preferred method of payment, please don't charge extra; if it is not, please make that very clear when booking.

      • Older travelers
        6.6

        The package I booked was dinner and bed and breakfast. I had not booked a table for dinner prior to arriving. When checking in the receptionist was rude and made me feel stupid that I had not booked a table. Also there was a filthy wet towel left in the bathroom. I would not recommend this hotel.

      • Older travelers
        8.2

        Lovely view

        Could do with more staff in restaurant seemed to be a bit disorganised

      • Single
        10.0

        The Hotel was very clean,the staff were very friendly, the views from the rear garden were fantastic. Overall 10/10

      • Couple
        4.6

        The bell desk was very professional. Good location.

        Hotel rooms are extremely old. The bathroom toilet was leaking and regardless of me reporting it, it was not resolved and the hotel did not even offer a change of room. The steamroom is in a poor state with 2 broken seats and you need to sit for half an hour before it actually works. Be aware that it is not £15 per day for parking but £20.

      • Couple
        6.2

        The cost of parking at £20 p/n is far too expensive and the room was rather small!

      • Older travelers
        9.4

        My first time staying at the De Vere and I will stay again. Staff so friendly and could not do enough to make my stay so comfortable.

      • Couple
        6.2

        The cost of parking at £20 p/n is far too expensive and the room was rather small!

      • Older travelers
        6.2

        Enjoyed good service and spendid food.

        Jaded in parts, especially furniture in main lounge. Parking arrangements difficult when travelling with pet - and expensive.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel The Royal Bath Hotel - Bournemouth Bournemouth location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      Bath Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Bournemouth
        600 m
      Airports
      • Bournemouth International (BOH)
        7.3km
      • Southampton Airport (SOU)
        44.5km
      Train Stations
      • Bournemouth Central Station
        1.2km
      • Bournemouth Train Station
        1.3km
      • Bus stop
        400 m
      Restaurants
      • Prezzo - Bournemouth (cuisine: Italian)
        40 m
      • Chimichanga (cuisine: Mexican)
        30 m
      Parks
      • Lower Gardens
        370 m
      Beaches
      • Hengistbury Head
        330 m
      • Bournemouth Beach
        900 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2008
      • Number of rooms:
        200

      Hotel Awards

      UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBournemouthThe Royal Bath

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

      Use Badge