This was our first visit to Bournemouth, we were there to assist our granddaughter in her move to university and with the Chine Hotel we picked a gem of an Hotel.
Arriving ahead of our check in time, we received a friendly welcome from the young lady on duty at the front desk and she informed us of all the on-site parking facilities available, so a great start.
With time to spare before getting our room key we were informed that we could use the beach gate to Boscombe Pier. Unfortunately the signage from the hotel to the gate is not great, so we did have to return to the front desk to ask directions again but this time the young lady asked one of her colleagues to show us the way.
The hotel is unique, with its past history paying a nostalgic picture gallery tribute, throughout the hotel, to its many past thespian guests, some I pleased to say were even 'before my time' but still great to admire.
Our room, which was on the first floor, was very clean and comfortable, which enabled us to get a good peaceful nights sleep. Due to the fact that our granddaughter's room was on the 3rd floor, we had the chance to use the the hotel's unique folding gate lift.
Whilst we unfortunately did not get the opportunity to have an evening meal in the restaurant, we did have an exceptional breakfast and found the variety of food even better than some International 5* hotels that we have stayed in.
Friendly staff, clean room, quiet location, lovely breakfast. Chine we will be back.