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"Bar food excellent but rooms and all areas tired and in need of decoration but is very clean " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 24 Feb 2020

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the spacious rooms at Carrington House Hotel. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Bournemouth Natural Science Society. Features include free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking, plus an indoor pool. This 3-star hotel has 145 rooms over 4 floors. Digital TV channels and coffee makers are available in all rooms.

  • All rooms offer digital TV, room service (during limited hours) and coffee/tea makers
  • Free WiFi in some public areas
  • Free self-parking
  • Grab something to eat at the restaurant or stop for a drink at the bar/lounge
  • Full breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Take a swim in the indoor pool
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, a porter and luggage storage
  • Guests speak favourably about the size of the guestrooms and the beach
  • Within a 15-minute walk of Bournemouth Beach and O2 Academy Bournemouth
  • Pets welcome for a fee

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Single Room

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Carrington House Hotel ratings based on 22 verified reviews

Review Summary
2.8 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Carrington House Hotel

Everyone (15) Couples (2) Family (3)
3 out of 5
Bar food excellent but rooms and all areas tired and in need of decoration but is very clean

Posted by on 24 Feb 2020

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4 out of 5
Breakfast was good. A fair amount to choose from and unlimited. The room was a bit dated and bed not very comfortable. Could do with extra pillows rather than 1 each. Bar was good

Posted by on 9 Dec 2019

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2 out of 5
Stinks of mold untidy unpleasant unclean expected better sad

Posted by on 17 Nov 2019

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1 out of 5

Posted by on 6 Aug 2019

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1 out of 5
The facilities were poor, shower was not working, only 1 pillow provided. Not a good experience at all.

Posted by on 8 Jul 2019

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4 out of 5
The place from outside didn’t look appealing but once inside was really nice and staff where very welcoming, our room was very spacious, clean and very comfy beds my only fault was in room 360 the net curtains and curtains from inside where disgusting some sort of stain and god know what on them but if changed it wouldn’t stop us staying again cause had a lovely stay thanks

Posted by on 28 May 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 16 Apr 2019

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2 out of 5
Old and tired hotel, needs modernization throughout

Posted by on 24 Feb 2019

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2 out of 5
To far from the beach. Online it seems near but no one mentions these cliffs between hotel & beach. Shower didn't even work properly it was so slow that I couldn't even have a shower. It was one hour before check out so I couldn't call someone to sort it out. Called reception at 9am for sugar was asked if I could go downstairs & get it myself. I informed staff I was in my pj's therfore can she send someone with sugar pls. After waiting 30mins I had to go out in my pj's & get sugar myself. Bed was so crap & pillows even worst. Folding bed had been left open in room which we didn't need. However it end up being helpful as matterss on folding bed was much better. I thought I was going to break the chair in the room if I sat on it. Tv was so small & the way room was set up was wrong. Couldn't even lay down & watch tv. Only positive point is a fan was in the walldraw which helped me sleep. If I could I would have ask for a refund that's how disappointed I was when I saw hotel. No bins in reception or sitting area. Furniture & carpet really old. I was planning to stay 2 nights so glad I had only booked 1 night.

Posted by , from Bournemouth on 2 Sep 2018

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2 out of 5
Bed was dirty and hairs on it. Linens were blurry. Table was dusty.

Posted by on 31 Jul 2018

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. There's an onsite business centre. WiFi is free in public spaces. The business-friendly Carrington House Hotel also features an indoor pool, a garden, and a picnic area. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3-star Bournemouth hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 145 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cots/infant beds


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) (9.8 km / 6.1 mi)
  • Train station: Bournemouth Station (1.4 km / 0.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Carrington House Hotel offers 145 forms of accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. Televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Cots/infant beds (complimentary) and Rollaway/extra beds (complimentary) are also available.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Digital channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cots (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast on weekdays from 7 AM to 9:30 AM and at the weekend from 8 AM to 10:30 AM.

Mortimer – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Kings Bar – This restaurant only serves lunch. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 3 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cots (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: GBP 10.00 per pet, per night, plus a deposit of GBP 7.50 per night


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between GBP 10.00 and GBP 15.00 for adults, and GBP 5.00 and GBP 10.00 for children (approximately)
  • Pet deposit: GBP 7.50 per night
  • Pet fee: GBP 10.00 per pet, per night
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 10.00 (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Carrington Hotel
  • Carrington House Bournemouth
  • Carrington House Hotel
  • Carrington House Hotel Bournemouth
  • Carrington Hotel Bournemouth
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