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Where to Stay in Bournemouth – a neighbourhood guide

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Sunny Bournemouth has a variety of areas in which to stay when you head down for a reinvigorating break. Whether you want to be in the hub of the town close to the Lower Gardens and sprawling beaches, or somewhere quieter down the coast, you'll easily find the right pad. And from luxury hotels with spa facilities and gourmet dining, to simpler options, there are plenty of places that will match your budget too.
Hotels in Town Centre

 

 

For the more discerning traveller, grand spa hotels with elegant bars, saunas, and fitness suites can be found here, all within close proximity to the sandy beaches and expansive blue of the sea. You can also find more mid-range accommodation perfect for families, with perks including free WiFi.

 

Boscombe

 

 

A small village east of Bournemouth town centre, Boscombe is a quieter seaside resort that has long been a haven for surfers. With great surging waves, a vibrant beach, and a thriving vintage shopping district, Boscombe is a cosmopolitan area with a good range of cosy hotels to bed down in.

 

Hotels in Boscombe

 

 

Expect to find great value, family-run guest houses and smaller hotels ideal for families. The accommodation in this area's not about modern glitz, but rather the joys of the English seaside. That said, you can expect WiFi and flat-screen TVs in many hotels here.

 

Christchurch

 

 

Christchurch is a quayside district east of Bournemouth and is resplendent with castle ruins, rivers, sumptuous countryside and light blue seas. Famous for its floral displays and architecture, some of which dates back to the 11th century, there are a number of great hotels in which to base yourself for your trip.

 

Hotels in Christchurch

 

 

Christchurch has a mixture of independent guest houses, simple bed and breakfasts, and apartment rooms overlooking the harbour. Some offer a daily breakfast bar, free WiFi, and TV with digital channels, in addition to panoramic views of surrounding coastline and town.

 

East Overcliff Drive

 

 

East Overcliff Drive is a coastal road that overlooks the sea and runs east of Bournemouth pier. All of the main attractions of the centre are easily reached by walking or car, but the area is quieter and has amazing views over the light blue waters of the English Channel.

 

Hotels on East Overcliff Drive

 

 

The seafront has both 3 and 4 star hotels that offer a range of different amenities, with some of the larger accommodation featuring outdoor swimming pools and spas, not to mention retro Art Deco architecture. Even some of the smaller pads offer perks such as free WiFi in communal areas, TVs with digital channels, and a daily breakfast bar.