With the outside temperature ranging from around minus 4 degress C to plus 3 degrees C, I would have expected the hotel heating to be going at full blast - NOT THE CASE - when we checked in at about 3.00pm our room was but cold and were advised the heating would come on about 4.30pm.
What should have been an enjoyable weekend was spoilt by a freezing cold bedroom, only marginally rectified (after several complaints) by provision of an electric convector heater.
Overall view: an hotel not to any adequate standard as regards heating, in need of refurbishment externally, food and service of mediocre standard. As regards *** rating, 2** at best and that's being generous.
There are many hotels in Bournemouth of 4**** rating and a few of 5***** rating - suggest you try one of those.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We would like to offer you a warm welcome to Hinton Firs Hotel, set in tranquil gardens on Bournemouth's prestigious East Cliff, just a few minutes' walk from the sea. Our traditional three star hotel is family owned, which means that we create an ideal atmosphere to ensure that your stay is a real home from home. We take pride in offering a truly personal service, and firmly believe that our hospitality is unrivaled. With beautiful beaches a stone's throw away, two theatres on the doorstep, as well as excellent shopping and many leisure activities, Hinton Firs Hotel is the perfect place to explore, be entertained or just unwind. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hinton Firs Bournemouth
- Hinton Firs Hotel Bournemouth
- Hotel Hinton Firs