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By a verified traveller on Wed 24 Jul 2019

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Hotel Description

The Durley Dean Hotel's great location gets high marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Bournemouth Beach. Features include free WiFi in public areas, plus a full-service spa and an indoor pool. Built in 1880, this 3-star hotel has 115 rooms over 5 floors. All rooms offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs.

  • All rooms offer 24-hour room service, flat-screen TVs and coffee/tea makers
  • Free WiFi
  • Enjoy British cuisine while dining at No. 28
  • Buffet breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Self-parking available for a fee
  • Take a swim in the indoor pool
  • Indulge with facials, body wraps or Swedish massages at Beauty Spa
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, a porter and luggage storage
  • On-site recreation includes a fitness centre, a steam room and a sauna
  • Guests have great things to say about the location and the breakfast
  • Within a 10-minute walk of Bournemouth Beach and Bournemouth International Centre
  • Dogs welcome for a fee (restrictions apply)

Family Room, Connecting Rooms (with Air Conditioning)

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Family Room (2adults + 1 children) with Air Conditioning

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Single Room

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Superior Double or Twin Room (with Air Conditioning)

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Durley Dean Hotel ratings based on 11 verified reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Durley Dean Hotel

Everyone (10) Couples (1)
4 out of 5
Really a small double room. No fridge in the room

Posted by on 24 Jul 2019

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4 out of 5
Really friendly staff (reception and restaurant). My single room on the second floor was clean with a limited sea view. Dinner in the restaurant had a level of service well above my expectation for a seaside resort hotel. Thank you!

Posted by on 15 May 2019

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5 out of 5
Good Leisyre facilities. Room was good for the price paid.

Posted by on 19 Jan 2019

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5 out of 5
nice hotel close to the beach good walks from the hotel near to the town centre

Posted by on 11 Jan 2019

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1 out of 5
We booked two standard double rooms at an extra costs and strongly stated hotel reception staff on check in that we were allocated a compact room school was cheaper and very small so much so to walk past the end of the bed to bathroom you had to be very careful that you didn't hit your head on the TV which was hanging off the wall. The carpets were very badly stained as though they had a flood. There was no ventilation/ window in the very small and basic toilet shower room. So disappointed. Booked this hotel as we had tickets to the evening Pantomine

Posted by on 31 Dec 2018

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4 out of 5

Pleasant hotel good location.

Hotel accommodation was good. Car parking is a major issue I had to park two streets away not ideal only negative about my stay.

Posted by , from West Midlands on 22 Dec 2017

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4 out of 5

spotlessly clean good breakfast but just too hot!!

Pros: upkeep and décor nice to have a pot of tea at breakfast
Cons: turn heat down larger bathrooms
Location: close to beach and all activities
our room was on front so very noisey. staff not too friendly a bit sharp at times

Posted by , from b'ham on 20 Oct 2017

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3 out of 5

Okay for the price

Be warned if staying in summer as the rooms are extremely small and stuffy with no air con, which makes for an uncomfortable nights sleep. Our room had stains on the window which looked like it hadn't been cleaned in a while due to the huge cobweb. The cups were also dirty. The pool is great as long as there are only two of you in there, any more and it becomes overcrowded which could explain the murky water. On the plus, the reception staff are very friendly.

Posted by , from Devon on 25 Aug 2017

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4 out of 5

Durley dean

Hotel pleasant. Although I booked two nights in advance I was rang up during seaside outting asking to call hotel back as they only had me written in for one night, panicked I might loose my room i left trip early where staff confronted me, matter cleared up by proving I had paid two nights. Inext morning was woken early by knocking on my door from room service who hadn't been obviously notified I was staying till checkout to.spoke to managers about the harassed situation who said they would contact me as soon as they had sorted there end out.'still waiting durley dean."poor costumer service.apology would have been ok for the cutting short an expensive trip and and holiday lie in that was looked forward too. ( that did not happen).They need to communicate to one another which will make a smoothly run hotel also manager and staff very blase, will be spending my money in another hotel next year.

Posted by , from oxford on 23 Aug 2017

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4 out of 5
Das Zimmer war sauber und gepflegt und das Bett war bequem. Das Zimmer war ein bisschen klein und auch das Badezimmer war nicht so komfortabel

Posted by , from Beromünster on 5 Nov 2018

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Renovations + Closures

The following facilities will be closed during the spring:

  • Swimming pool

Property Features

The Durley Dean Hotel offers its guests a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a sauna. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. You'll find a business centre on site. A fitness centre, spa services, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly The Durley Dean Hotel. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This Victorian Bournemouth hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 115 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • Built in 1880
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Wedding services available
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) (11 km / 6.8 mi)
  • Train station: Bournemouth Station (2.7 km / 1.7 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Durley Dean Hotel offers 115 forms of accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include baths or showers, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. This Bournemouth hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast on weekdays from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM and at the weekend from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

No. 28 – This restaurant specialises in British cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool, a sauna and a fitness centre.

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

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Spa Services

Beauty Spa has 2 treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, Swedish massages, facials and body wraps. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.

The spa is open daily.

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Number of treatment rooms 2
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Massages


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

  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Hotel Policies


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

Special check-in instructions:

For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests must register their car and pay for parking at the reception desk on arrival. Failure to do so will result in a parking fine. Guests parked in the lot after 11 AM on their check-out date are charged additional fees.

All guests must show a valid ID upon 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.

For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 16 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: GBP 10.00 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


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.

  • One child stays free
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

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

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 14.95 per person (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: GBP 10.00 per night
  • Pet fee: GBP 10.00 per pet, per night

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

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You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • One child aged 16 years old or younger stays free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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