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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very welcoming guest house we stayed 2 nights room extremely clean would certainly use again next time we are in Bournemouth. Within walking distance of town and restaurants. Breakfast all freshly cooked. King size bed very comfy

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Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a one night stay hear on Easter Monday. Friendly staff and great breakfast. Adults only so it was very quiet even though it's on a busy road. Very clean room and a free Easter egg which was a nice touch.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Balincourt is a very charming, quiet and pleasant hotel, in walking distance from the city centre (app. 10 -15 mins). The rooms are comfy and tidy. Good breakfast, easy access and free parking. Highly recommend it.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Felt that I had to write a review of this wonderful establishment. Stayed for one night on our way to the New Forest. Room was spotless and spacious, with ample supplies of tea, coffee and biscuits. The breakfast was superb with lots of choices. The car park was large and easily accessible and the beach front a mere 10 minute...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a 2 night stay here last weekend, would love to give this place a 5 star rating but due to a couple of issues this is not going to happen. 1st issue.... room 14 for us the bed was way way too hard, don't get me wrong some people may like it that way, but...

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AlisonGandolfi, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

We have read your comments in detail and are sorry that your stay with us was not entirely to your satisfaction. We have taken appropriate steps to address the points you have raised. Whilst the hardness of the bed is, as you say, a matter of personal preference, your experience with the shower and with our breakfast that morning did...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently had a two night stay here. We had tickets for the O2 Academy and it took 10 minutes to walk there from our guest house. Our room was lovely, clean and comfortable. Lots of tea, coffee, biscuits and bottled water. Spacious en suite. Staff were very welcoming and our breakfasts were very, very good. We spent our days...

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AlisonGandolfi, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. We're glad that managed to visit our beautiful coastline and the New Forest, and that you enjoyed the Balincourt breakfast. We look forward to welcoming you back again.

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2017

W e had a very nice one night stay at this guest house and would definitely stay here again if we come back to Bournemouth. The staff were friendly, the room was clean and comfortable and we are certainly glad we picked this guest house.

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AlisonGandolfi, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Balincourt. We do aim for high service standards and always appreciate guests taking the time to leave their comments. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome back to the Balincourt when you are next in Bournemouth.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We booked the Balincourt after receiving a gift voucher for a night away. We upgraded to a superior room and it was lovely. Huge comfy bed, lively and warm, lots of nice touches like bottled water, mints and the usual tea/coffee facilities but a decent selection with biscuits. The breakfast was excellent- freshly cooked and hot rather than the lukewarm...

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AlisonGandolfi, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Thanks so much for leaving your comments. We're pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the Balincourt and the famous Balincourt breakfast. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This was given to us as a present so we were not really sure what to expect and as we entered the reception area , the decor was dated and our hearts sunk. However, our room was very large, modern and bright. The bed was large and very comfy. There was excellent attention to detail in the room e.g. an...

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AlisonGandolfi, Manager at The Balincourt, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to have you as our guest and are pleased that the Balicourt was to your liking. We do decorate the Balincourt in character with its Victorian heritage, mainly in order to enhamce all of the original features of this wonderful building. Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We're sure that other travellers...

Broxbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Spent two nights here at the end of October. Ground floor room was quiet, clean and tastefully decorated. Breakfast was really excellent. Parking was a little tight as the guest house was full. We didn't realise the heat would stay on all night and so roasted a bit on our first night, but once the radiator was off we had...

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AlisonGandolfi, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We hope you'll stay with us again. If you should find parking difficult please let one of our staff guide you to alternative free parking.

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The Balincourt Bournemouth Guest House offers luxury accommodation in one of Bournemouth's most beautiful Victorian houses. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Balincourt

Address: 58 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 3PF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range: €106 - €136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Balincourt 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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“I chose the ground floor room, as I have moderate walking difficulties. The bathroom was well equipped with grab rails.”
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“We had a lovely room on the top floor but the last flight of stairs was quite steep.”
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