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Reviewed 26 April 2015

This hotel was taken as part of a deal. It sits on a fabulous cliff site overlooking the beach and a short walk to the Town This is a comfortable, well maintained hotel with really good dinner and breakfast menus. The décor is imaginative and welcoming, our room comfortable ( strangely except for worn out arms on the bedroom chairs)...

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SeanNell, Operations Manager at The Cumberland Hotel, responded to this review

Dear UKFOXY45, Thank you for your review. Good review from your recent stay with us. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable time. The fire alarm was sounded from youths, to played with the Call Point. We apologise for any inconvenience and disturbance. We hope to welcome you back soon again. We guarantee the best rates when booking direct,...

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Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

This hotel has a great location,overlooking the ocean from East Cliff. The walk into town is about 10 minutes,and you can choose to take the scenic walk along the beach if you walk down the East Cliff Zig-Zag path. The staff is excellent in every way,very helpful and friendly. The breakfast buffet is great,with lots to choose from. Now the...

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SeanNell, Operations Manager at The Cumberland Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bonkis76, Thank you for your review. Overall good review, I am sorry that your room received noise issues. Maintenance issues will be looked at. We hope to see you soon again, welcoming you back. We guarantee the best rates booking direct with the hotel, so please visit our website or call our reservations on 01202-298350. Our Oceana Day spa...

Reviewed 25 April 2015

We stayed at the Cumberland last year for one night on a special offer , which was very good , so decided to do the same again this year , and wasn't disappointed , everything was really lovely rooms very clean and large and bathroom also a good size and very clean , the 3 course dinner and breakfast was...

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SeanNell, Operations Manager at The Cumberland Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sue O, Thank you for your review. Great review. Always a treat to welcome back guests who had an enjoyable time with us coming back to visit. We are pleased it was enjoyable again, a pleasing result. We hope to see you soon again. Book direct for the best rate, please visit our website or call our reservations direct...

Wrexham, North Wales
Reviewed 25 April 2015

First of all apologies to the Cumberland Hotel for not reviewing earlier. We had a very enjoyable stay the end of March; we loved the Art Deco design of the hotel, the meals were excellent. The car park was small and cramped so I preferred to park on the road which cost just £3 for a day's parking, much better...

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SeanNell, Operations Manager at The Cumberland Hotel, responded to this review

Dear glyndwrWrexham, Thank you for your review. Good review about your stay with us in March. We are all pleased you had an enjoyable experience. We hope to see you soon again. Book direct for the best rate, please visit our website or call our reservations direct on 01202-298350. We have an All-Inclusive offer available at great rates, please see...

Luton
Reviewed 24 April 2015

Arrived late on a Friday evening to find there was a wedding party in full throw, this being ok, but very noisy, difficult to park and then went to our room whoch had not been decorated since the late 80's I think.... Saying all this, I think the staff were great, because when I asked for an upgrade, although nothing...

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SeanNell, Operations Manager at The Cumberland Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Deirdre r, Thank you for your review. Good review regarding your recent stay with us, with some fantastic comments. We hope to see you soon again, welcoming you back. We guarantee the best rates booking direct with the hotel, so please visit our website or call our reservations on 01202-298350. Our Oceana Day spa offering a range of treatments...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 April 2015

Loved this hotel in Bournmouth , food was excellent staff are friendly and helpful ,good sized rooms tv tea and coffee hairdryer plenty of wardrobe space nice bathroom with very good shower not the best view from our room 209 but if you want to pay a little extra you can upgrade to a sea view ,the lobby and bar...

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SeanNell, Operations Manager at The Cumberland Hotel, responded to this review

Dear gooner1971, Thank you for your review. Good review, with some lovely comments regarding your recent experience with us. We look forward welcoming you back soon again. Our 2AA rosette Ventana Grand Café has offers throughout the year, well worth a look. We also guarantee the best rates when booking direct, please visit our website or give our reservations direct...

Reviewed 21 April 2015

I booked The Cumberland for mothers day as I'd eaten here before & knew it was good. It didn't disappoint! The food was amazing, one of our party did't get that much meat & when asked the waiter they brought some more straight out! The only down side to the staff, as friendly as they were they have separate people...

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SeanNell, Operations Manager at The Cumberland Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jack W, Thank you for your review. Good overall review regarding your Mothers Day lunch. We are pleased you found the experience enjoyable and the food good. The hotel car park is not the hugest, but does have a fair amount of spaces. The sea front road, East Overcliff Drive has parking on it. I am glad this won'd...

Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 April 2015

This hotel is in a great location with lovely sea views and the from pool area and bar have been well set up for a relaxing time. We stayed on a voucher deal and whilst I could not fault the main parts of the hotel or the food and the restaurant or the very efficient staff. I would agree with...

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SeanNell, Operations Manager at The Cumberland Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Wendy j, Thank you for your review. Good review overall, so a pleasing result. The hotel are all pleased it was enjoyable for you. As mentioned in previous replies, the hotel as an on-going process of redecoration work in our bedrooms. We hope to see you soon again. Book direct for the best rate, please visit our website or...

Milton Keynes
Reviewed 20 April 2015

I booked this hotel as a last minute break after looking on Trip Adviser. Really pleased I chose this hotel. Nice staff very friendly and welcoming , hotel was clean and the food was very good. There were no tissues or toiletries in the bathroom, just liquid soap, but don't let this stop you from visiting the hotel, if you...

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SeanNell, Operations Manager at The Cumberland Hotel, responded to this review

Dear bald-eagle67, Thank you for your review. Great review regarding your first visit to us. We are pleased it was enjoyable. We hope to see you soon again, welcoming you back. We guarantee the best rates booking direct with the hotel, so please visit our website or call our reservations on 01202-298350. Our Oceana Day spa offering a range of...

Leeds
Reviewed 20 April 2015

Having stayed in more than 10, 3 and 4 star hotels in Bournemouth I think The Cumberland is right up there. Spent 4 glorious days there on a 'last-minute' family short break in mid April. My wife and I had a sea-view room, which in fact had a balcony with stunning views across the bay. The room (413), like all...

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SeanNell, Operations Manager at The Cumberland Hotel, responded to this review

Dear chopperville, Thank you for your review. Fantastic review. A very pleasing read, and we are all pleased you found the hotel so enjoyable. The weather has been fantastic, so it does seem as summer has arrived early, which makes any break ever more enjoyable. We hope to see you soon again, welcoming you back. We guarantee the best rates...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Ventana Grand Cafe
Ventana Grand Cafe
Cuisines: European, British, Gastropub
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Large Modern Resort style seafront 3 star hotel with 0ver 100 rooms, many rooms with ocean view and balcony or terrace. Two restaurants including Two AA Red rosette award winning Ventana Brasserie, Stylish and trendy Bar and Miami style lido deck with heated outdoor pool( May-Sept), summer BB!Q's and Chill Beds. The Art Deco style resort was Awarded Best large hotel 2009 in the Bournemouth Tourism Awards, is Bournemouth and Dorset's highest AA rated 3 star hotel at 88% in 2013 and also won several national excellence awards in 2011. Rooms are good quality 3 star rooms whilst service is exceptional with stunning public facilties. The Cumberland also has the facilty of an indoor leisure Sauna/Pool complex with squash courts and small gym ( bookable) at Suncliff right next door. Parking is 55 spaces free on a first come first served basis with on street parking in front. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Cumberland Hotel

Address: 27 East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3AF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range: $78 - $248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Cumberland Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 107
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Also Known As:
Cumberland Bournemouth
Cumberland Hotel Bournemouth
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#3 Business Hotel in Bournemouth
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Bournemouth
#8 Romantic Hotel in Bournemouth
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“if you want a sea view ask for it....don't just expect it!”
 of 5 bubbles spookle, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get a sea view!”
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“Request sea view rooms that have been refurbished.”
 of 5 bubbles ncs1, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“front rooms for seaview some side rooms have some view of sea”
 of 5 bubbles 688sheilag, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms with a sea view worth paying for 3rd and 4th floors are good but you pay for it”
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