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Are you thinking of staying at the Village Hotel in Bournemouth, UK? We stayed there recently and enjoyed our stay. Find out here what we thought of this hotel and if we would return in the future.
The Village Hotel in Bournemouth is located on Deansleigh Road, just off the main A338 as you head northeast out of the city. It’s about 4 miles from Bournemouth Beach, just over a 10-minute drive. Plenty of public bus transport options are available as the hotel is opposite the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.
An Uber from Bournemouth Beach or the City Centre won’t cost more than £10 one way.
There are many hotels in Bournemouth – along the seafront and in the city centre. But we chose to stay further out of the city to get the Village Hotel experience – one we have come to love.
The Village Hotel Experience
We’ve been fans of Village Hotels for some time and have never been disappointed. Join the free Booking Revolution and you can experience up to £25 worth of extras included in your stay. These include free upgraded Wi-Fi, free parking, entry to their impressive modern gyms, swimming leisure pools, spa, steam rooms and saunas, and the use of VWorks Hot Desks Mon-Fri (where applicable).
As our first stay in the Village Hotel in Bournemouth, this experience was as good as the others. Having booked through their Booking Revolution, we could use free parking, and free parking at a Bournemouth Hotel is always an added bonus! The car park had a good amount of vehicles in it, but big enough to accommodate a full hotel.
Check-in was quick with self check-in tablets. A hotel team member helped guide us through the process to ensure everything was ok, and it literally took less than 90 seconds to complete.
Village Hotel rooms are always so spacious! At 23㎡, with massive premium comfy beds, there is plenty of space for all your stuff. We love the stripy colour theme, helping the rooms look bigger but welcoming and bright at the same time. The ultra-modern en-suite bathroom with a large walk-in rain shower is a great way to refresh after a long day.
Basic tea and coffee are available in the room, which is all you really need when a Pub & Grill is downstairs.
The room was a great temperature all night and also very quiet. The hotel backs onto the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, but not on the A&E side, thankfully and there was no noise coming from the corridors, even when the hotel was well booked.
The Swimming Pool
Heading to the pool for a dip was one of the biggest draws to staying in this hotel. After a long day, we just wanted a leisurely swim, with a chill out in the sauna and spa afterwards. Considering the hotel seemed quite busy, the pool was reasonably quiet. There are sunbeds laid out around a conservatory type area next to the pool where others were relaxing, 2 x 25m swimming lanes in the pool and a free swim section that was plenty big enough. The spa was welcoming, especially its warmth, alongside the steam room and sauna, helping with that detoxification and stress relief!
The Village Hotel do an excellent job of maintaining its facilities. We’ve always noticed they are clean and inviting. We would only say that the changing rooms here were a bit too humid, making getting dressed afterwards not the most pleasant experience. Hairdryers and GHD straighteners are a nice touch too!
We were too exhausted to use the gym so unfortunately, we cannot comment on these facilities in this hotel.
Village Hotel Pub & Grill
It was a busy evening when we arrived at the Pub & Grill in the hotel’s foyer. They are well-known for playing various sports on their numerous TVs dotted around the bar and restaurant. We found a seat, chose our meal and headed to the bar. They often have good bar deals during match days.
It was a bit of a wait to order, probably about 15-20 minutes, with the food taking about 45 minutes to arrive. If you were in a rush, this would have been frustrating but thankfully, we weren’t, so it wasn’t too bad. And it was worth the wait!
Their menu isn’t the most diverse and our chosen meal was through a process of elimination rather than choice. We went for the Superfood Salmon Nutritious Bowl as the Hearty Teriyaki had sold out. It was super fresh with gorgeous flavours and definitely left us wanting more as we decided to share!
They do a good range of these Nutritious Bowls, along with Power Shakes which you would expect from an establishment that takes pride in its health, fitness and wellbeing facilities on offer. But there are also a lot of burgers on offer. A few bar snacks, sides and desserts thrown in means it’s worth checking out the menu beforehand to make sure there is something suitable on it for you.
The Morning Starbucks
There is nothing better than a Starbucks on your doorstep in the morning! Another draw for Village Hotels is that they often have a coffee shop available in the foyer. This beats instant coffee in the rooms hands down!
The cafe was quiet, fully stocked and we had our coffees in minutes, ready to check out and hit the road again!
Have you stayed at the Village Hotel in Bournemouth? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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