A freshly revamped boutique Dorset Coast hotel near the sea, with breakfast includedThe quiet location in Bournemouth's desirable Eastcliff area, near the clifftop promenade
The hotel's chic new makeover, blending contemporary style with good old-fashioned hospitality
Indulging in a complimentary delicious afternoon tea each day
Adding on a three-course dinner to treat yourself properly
A recently revamped boutique hotel with plush interiors in Eastcliff, a short stroll from the coast
Boasting one of the highest sunshine records in the UK, sunny Bournemouth on southern England's Dorset coast is welcoming at any time of year. Enjoy refreshing strolls along the clifftop or on the long sandy beach; discover quirky museums; parade on two piers – one deemed "the coolest pier in Britain" – and revel in time-honored English traditions, like tempting cream teas. It's also at the easternmost end of the Jurassic Coast, where serious ramblers can hike 96 miles of stunning coastline, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Back in town, the Art Deco Pavilion Theatre puts on a good show year round, while golf buffs can tee off at nearby Club at Meyrick Park Golf Course.
Ideally located in the town's desirable Eastcliff area – a peaceful wooded spot that's still within an easy stroll of the center – the long-cherished boutique gem The Orchid Hotel has just emerged from a complete makeover. Occupying an attractive Edwardian townhouse, it has reinvented itself as one of the town's go-to destinations for discerning guests. Expect pleasing hues of grey, taupe and mushroom, and carefully placed designer accessories. Settle down in a plush velvet stool at the smart new bar, and dine in the 34 Restaurant on beautifully presented dishes. The Orchid is listed as among Bournemouth's top 10 hotels on TripAdvisor.