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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is lovely and the service is very friendly! Quaint surroundings and lovely outdoor area. Really individual and slightly undiscovered. I'd definitely recommend the London Fog and banana bread!!

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Milton Keynes
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I very much enjoyed my 2 night stay here but really struggled to get up for the fabulous breakfast as the Zen mattress was soooo comfortable!. The room was really cosy with ample storage, sockets, products and robes provided. There was a very good choice for breakfast... I opted for the Living Room Breakfast on the first morning and Crushed... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We stayed for a couple of nights (since I took part in the Bournemouth Half Marathon) and loved The Living Room, the staff were very friendly and the breakfast was delicious. We will be returning soon. Once again, many thanks for a relaxing stay.

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Thank Suzie W
Zak118, Owner at Living Room Bournemouth, responded to this review

We always admire anyone who can run a marathon (even half!!). Well done! It was a pleasure to meet you both, you were so positive and polite! We have our instructions for which room you would like next time and look forward to meeting you again.....! Thank you. If this review tempts you to book - we recommend contacting us... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

My husband and I stayed for 2 nights at the B&B and were very pleased with our choice. The hosts were very welcoming and although we arrived a little earlier than planned they were more than happy to accommodate us. Perhaps a little further away from Bournemouth than we thought (we when walked the route) but very pleasant nonetheless. The... More 

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Thank Francesca J
LivingRoom_Mngmnt, Owner at Living Room Bournemouth, responded to this review

We really appreciate your review & trust you got a well deserved rest. Hopefully the children had behaved while you were away! Thank you for recommending us. If this review tempts you to book - we recommend contacting us on 01202761135 to ensure you get the room that suits you and the best rates! For example this room is advertised... More 

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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We've spent a single night there. It was really amazing! The room was clean and lovely decorated. The owners were friendly and welcomed us warmly. The breakfast was delicious! Thanks a lot for that pleasant stay!

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Thank Martina G
LivingRoom_Mngmnt, Owner at Living Room Bournemouth, responded to this review

We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in Cornwall. We appreciate you review and you managing to make us laugh so early in the morning at breakfast!! More 

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Lovely relaxing stay, friendly owners, felt right at home. Beach is close by, would recommend if you're looking for a comfortable quality B&B. Room was fab and single occupancy discount much appreciated.

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LivingRoom_Mngmnt, Owner at Living Room Bournemouth, responded to this review

It is good to know that you managed to have a rest even though you were only here one night. It was a pleasure to meet you and your review was a lovely surprise! Thank you. More 

Lincoln
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

My wife, two teenage daughters and I enjoyed 2 comfortable nights and very tasty breakfasts. I particularly enjoyed the hamhock. There is a good choice too. The owners have paid attention to detail in all aspects and it is spotlessly clean too. It is worth noting that if you have teenagers staying phone the owner to book as we were... More 

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LivingRoom_Mngmnt, Owner at Living Room Bournemouth, responded to this review

Thank you - it seems like you were here ages ago. Your daughters were delightful teenagers, it was a pleasure to meet you all! More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

From the moment you arrive the building looks very pretty and well kept, there's off street parking but also on street parking nearby. The lady offers a warm and friendly greeting (even when you've got her out of bed - check in closes at 7pm), with the rooms being well furnished with basic additions of tea, coffee, filtered water and... More 

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LivingRoom_Mngmnt, Owner at Living Room Bournemouth, responded to this review

You were only here for a few hours so it is extremely generous of you to write us a review, especially as we nearly locked you out!! Thank you for your free plumbing work in your bathroom. Hopefully your dog forgave you for travelling 280 miles away! You were a lovely guest. If this review tempts you to book -... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Would completely recommend staying at this fantastic b&b super friendly and always helpful staff/owners couldn't do enough for us room was fantastic comfortable relaxing and spotless can't wait until I can book another trip and book here again lots of attention to detail from start to finish breakfast was amazing

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LivingRoom_Mngmnt, Owner at Living Room Bournemouth, responded to this review

Thank you. You were the most low maintenance guests EVER so we are extra grateful for your review as you were so easy to look after. You are definitely welcome back - in fact you are welcome to move in!! More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed 3 nights and would stay again if ever back in the area Pros: good breakfast, friendly helpful staff, good location to beach/local shops walking distance (10 mins) and to the surrounding area by car. Clean rooms, well decorated/furnished Cons: towel could be larger (and I am a small person, but like a bath sheet rather than a bath towel.... More 

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LivingRoom_Mngmnt, Owner at Living Room Bournemouth, responded to this review

We were impressed by you always knowing what breakfast you wanted before you even got into the dining room! Your review made us laugh as it shows how in hospitality guests have such different taste! We always try to ensure everyone is looked after though so we are happy that you both had a good time. Thank you. More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A unique vintage boutique award winning Bed and Breakfast and Coffee Lounge in Alum Chine, Bournemouth. Winner of Bournemouth Tourism Guest Accommodation of the Year 2012 & 2013 as well as Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2012, 2013 & 2014. The B&B has seven spacious, individually styled rooms with modern en-suite bathrooms. As a family run business we specialise in providing a friendly, informal service tailored to individual requirements. The AA Breakfast Award winning breakfasts offer delicious full cooked options from the classic to the more unusual like Ham Hock Hash, homemade granola and plenty of tasty vegetarian or gluten free options. We promise you, you will not find anywhere else like The Living Room in Bournemouth for value for money, quality food, its unpretentious quirky environment or the pleasurable experience. Our emphasis is on helping customers feel relaxed by offering comfortable beds, clean and well maintained rooms, amazing food and caring, attentive service. The experience is added to by us being situated in the undoubtedly best part of Bournemouth ten minutes' walk in between the glorious Alum Chine beach (accessed by the peaceful chines) as well as the boutique and independently run businesses of Westbourne. As Bournemouth has been voted one of the happiest places to live in the UK we feel that we have no option but to pass on the infectious and rejuvenating vibes! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Living Room Bournemouth

Address: 2 Drury Road | Alum Chine, Bournemouth BH4 8HA, England (Formerly Thanet House)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range: $132 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Living Room Bournemouth 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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Thanet House Hotel Bournemouth
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