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Wallingford, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a last minute treat weekend away for my birthday. On arrival the hotel was warm and welcoming. The staff were incredibly polite and helpful. Our first stop was a cream tea in the bar which was very nice however the jam could have been better quality but the scones were warm, the tea and coffee good and lashings...

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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely room with picturesque views a short walk from Bournemouth town centre. Exactly what my family and I needed for our short stay. Staff were friendly and helpful. Room was clean and comfortable. Didn't stay long enough to sample the food but would definitely stay here again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked for our anniversary and hoped at a boutique hotel we were in for some luxury. Unfortunately the vibrant quirky decor downstairs wasn't mirrored in the room we stayed. As a precious reviewer stated the room we stayed in was old fashioned and worn out- just with a feature wall of bright paper. That doesn't do it for us....

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Thank loveandgiggles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the cottonwood boutique as a last minute treat. Lovely room with a very comfortable bed. Watched a beautifull sunrise over the Isle of Wight from our window. Perfect place to walk into Bournemouth or Boscombe. Lovely breakfast with friendly attentive staff. Will definitely go back

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Thank Sally W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at this hotel on a Sunday evening having booked a double standard room for a reasonable £56 including breakfast via booking.com The hotel is situated in an enviable spot on the cliff top facing the sea. It was lovely and sunny when we arrived and despite it being November a few people were enjoying a coffee on the sun...

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Wantage, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I HAD booked the Ocean View but for some reason I had a phone call to say the hotel wasn't being booked and that we were being upgraded to the Main hotel, The Cottonwood Boutique. Well, I was suprised and looking forward to seeing the upgrade as the Ocean view had been lovely, a nice sea view...

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GEllaway, General Manager at The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, I am sorry to hear that you had not enjoyed your stay with us at the Cottonwood Hotel. The Bridal suite in the Cottonwood is one of the largest rooms in the hotel and with magnificent sea views. I can assure you the purpose of out booking you from the Oceanview Hotel to the Cottonwood was to give...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My Wife and I got married here last Saturday. We hired the whole hotel and we have to say it was perfectly executed from start to finish. The wedding had been months in the planning and our ever-changing arrangements were accommodated at every turn. On the day itself everything went to plan, nothing was out of place. The reception and...

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GEllaway, General Manager at The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review on your recent wedding at the Cottonwood Hotel. It was a lovely day had by all and an absolute pleasure to play a small part personally in ensuring the whole day ran smoothly for you. Thank you for choosing the Cottonwood to celebrate your wedding and we look...

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel pulled out all the stops to ensure that we had an amazing day. Great food, wonderful organisation before and on the day. It couldn't have been better. The staff were all so helpful and friendly and everyone really helped to make it a very special day. Every attention to detail to make sure everything went smoothly....

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GEllaway, General Manager at The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review on your recent wedding. I am delighted that the whole day went exactly to your expectations and you found all the staff so accommodating and welcoming. It was an absolute pleasure to play a part in such an important day for you both. We look forward to welcoming...

Bulkington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2016

According to numerous trade publications, 'boutique hotels' have got (among other attributes) 'unique settings with upscale accommodations'. They usually feature quirky decor and individualised rooms and fittings. As well as ultra-personalised service for 'the discerning traveller' AKA 'pretty loaded'! Sadly The Cottonwood doesn't feature any of these things, although someone clearly thinks that covering a few chairs in crushed velvet...

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GEllaway, General Manager at The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for the taking the time to post a review on your recent stay with us at the Cottonwood. I'm sorry to hear the hotel didn't meet your overall expectations. The Cottonwood is undergoing a refurbishment programme in the new year to upgrade all our bedrooms to ensure maximum comfort to all our guests. We hope we...

Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely loved this place! Everyone was so lovely and friendly and the barman helped us pick a new drink/Rum we hadn't had before. Even other residents staying there, we're polite and chatting. The whole place, it's quirky and just beautiful. Bar area was comfortable and bar prices are standard as you'd expect in a hotel. Hotel room was large, the...

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GEllaway, General Manager at The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review on your recent stay with us. I am delighted to hear you found all the staff so welcoming and accommodating We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With magnificent panoramic views across the bay, the chic and recently refurbished Cottonwood Boutique Hotel has a superb cliff-top location. It offers a sun terrace, and an on-site restaurant serving locally sourced fresh ingredients. Free parking is available on site and free Wi-Fi is available throughout. The boutique hotel has 28 stylish rooms with tea/coffee making facilities, a TV and a hairdryer. Many rooms overlook the bay, and all have a private modern bathroom. The stylish Bar Vista, with its sunny terrace and garden, provides contemporary brasserie food all day. The Garden Restaurant offers refined and elegant dining using local, fresh ingredients from one of Dorset's leading chefs. Guests can enjoy a range of beauty treatments in the on site beauty parlour Beauty Essence, as well as live entertainment in the Bar Vista. The Cottonwood Boutique is located a 15-minute walk from the centre of Bournemouth ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel

Address: East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3AP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range: $56 - $287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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Also Known As:
Minotel Bournemouth
Bournemouth Minotel
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Bournemouth
#15 Family Hotel in Bournemouth
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