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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the Balincourt after receiving a gift voucher for a night away. We upgraded to a superior room and it was lovely. Huge comfy bed, lively and warm, lots of nice touches like bottled water, mints and the usual tea/coffee facilities but a decent selection with biscuits. The breakfast was excellent- freshly cooked and hot rather than the lukewarm... More 

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501 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was given to us as a present so we were not really sure what to expect and as we entered the reception area , the decor was dated and our hearts sunk. However, our room was very large, modern and bright. The bed was large and very comfy. There was excellent attention to detail in the room e.g. an... More 

Thank Plattypuss52
Broxbourne, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent two nights here at the end of October. Ground floor room was quiet, clean and tastefully decorated. Breakfast was really excellent. Parking was a little tight as the guest house was full. We didn't realise the heat would stay on all night and so roasted a bit on our first night, but once the radiator was off we had... More 

Thank RoseyT_13
London, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We stayed for one night earlier this week. The hotel is very nicely decorated, clean, warm and comfortable. There were fresh flowers in the room, bone china cups and saucers, chocolates, bottled water and biscuits. We didn't meet the lady proprietor as we assume she was cooking breakfast, but the male proprietor was courteous and attentive. Very good breakfast too!... More 

Thank Lois M
Birchington, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Have recently spent five nights at this Hotel would recommend it to anyone the owners Alison and Nigel are very friendly and could not do enough for us food good and the bedroom very clean and bright we will definitely go back next year

Thank Rosemary997
United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

The Balincourt is an older building which has been sympathetically updated and attractively decorated. The public rooms are well furnished and have all the amenities you could want. The bedroom and en-suite bathroom were modern and tastefully fitted. The hot water (for the shower) was hot and at a consistent temperature. There are lots of little touches to make you... More 

Thank Steamboat P
Windsor, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We booked a room here last minute on late rooms! The staff was very friendly, the room was very clean and the bed was very comfortable! They also recommended a good steak house to visit! What else can I say! Great Job!

Thank Dino J
Horsham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Balincourt is a delightful Victorian building. It is extremely well kept, with a great attention to detail. There was a set of quality toiletries in the en-suite, including a shoe buffer and a sewing kit. Bone china cups and saucers plus a teapot, and an excellent selection of teas, fruit teas, coffees, hot chocolate and Horlicks were provided in... More 

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AlisonGandolfi, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. We very much appreciate you taking the time to leave your comments for the benefit of other guests, and hope to welcome you back to the Balincourt soon. More 

Port Talbot, Wales, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

A fantastic place to stay. Very polite and friendly. We can't praise the hosts enough. The room we stayed in was nice, clean and had loads of little extras, water, extra towels, blankets, hairdryer. Simply top notch hotel. And they let us check in early.

Thank Kevin T
AlisonGandolfi, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving your review. We aim to provide a quality stay for all our guests and are glad that the Balincourt was to your liking. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We booked to come to this hotel at the end of October for one night as we were meeting friends and didn't want the long drive home. A few days after booking they tried to take the money from my account I was a little shocked as we stay in lots of hotels and always pay on checking out not... More 

Thank _jclements61
AlisonGandolfi, Owner at The Balincourt, responded to this review

We were sorry to receive your comments and hope that you will understand that we cannot go into specific details of your booking. However, for the benefit of all guests, please note that we do state clearly on all booking sites that payment for the first night of your stay will be taken once we have accepted your booking. We... More 

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The Balincourt Bournemouth Guest House offers luxury accommodation in one of Bournemouth's most beautiful Victorian houses. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Balincourt

Address: 58 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 3PF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range: $160 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Balincourt 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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“I chose the ground floor room, as I have moderate walking difficulties. The bathroom was well equipped with grab rails.”
 of 5 bubbles LoisM744, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Nice small quiet Hotel”
 of 5 bubbles jimmyjames1958, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing the road are quite noisy as its on a very busy main road.”
 of 5 bubbles Miffed1, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We had a lovely room on the top floor but the last flight of stairs was quite steep.”
 of 5 bubbles Michele_and_Martin, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“If you are elderly, make sure you ask for a room where you don;t have to climb too many stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles mum121, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
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