The Orchid Hotel
What We Love
- 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
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.
How to Get There
My wife and I have visited this lovely boutique hotel 5 times in the last 4 years. We got married near Bournemouth and make it an annual tradition to go back every year with a group of friends. Since finding this hotel we keep going back to it each year. Our group has now grown from 5 to 18!
The hotel is about a 10 minute walk to the beachfront and town centre, so is ideally located. Parking is available, which is great as our guests and us travel down from London.
The staff are always friendly and warm. The food in the restaurant Number 34 is excellent for dinner. The breakfast was served buffet style from this year, which is a change. This was actually fine though as it didn’t compromise the quality of the food that we remembered from previous years.
There is a lovely cosy bar that is well stocked. You can even do afternoon tea if you like.
Big shout out to Natalie, the front desk manager who always takes great care of all of us and welcomes us back each year. Looking forward to the 2020 trip already!
Good nightly room cost, Breakfast was a bit expensive but we were the only people in the buffet so that made up for it, Lovely staff, Every member we met were so helpful really made the experience, Clean rooms quite small but a nice modern bathroom, No lift but life for luggage on check in did struggle to get all luggage down but im sure they would of put it in the lift if we asked.
Our two night stay was really nice, the staff were hardworking and made us feel very welcome. The rooms were comfortable and the bathroom was clean and tidy. We had dinner the first night and the food was good. It took quite a while to be served two courses though, but it was quite busy at the time. The breakfast was excellent, one of the best I’ve had in a hotel, I would recommend this hotel and would definitely return.