Get an overview of this hotel4-star riverwalk hotel, walk to Bournemouth International Centre


Located in the heart of Bournemouth, this hotel is steps from Oceanarium, Bournemouth International Centre, and Bournemouth Beach. Bournemouth Pavillion Theater and Bournemouth Pier are also within 5 minutes.

Hotel Features

2 restaurants, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free English breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, coffee/tea in a common area, 24-hour room service, and conference rooms are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 73 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service, and LCD TVs with digital channels. Other amenities available to guests include coffee makers, hair dryers, and safes.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Dining is available at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants and guests can grab coffee at the coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access.

3 meeting rooms are available. This Bournemouth hotel also offers multilingual staff, coffee/tea in a common area, and concierge services. Limited complimentary onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hermitage Hotel is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Conference space 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Total number of rooms - 73 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Wedding services 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 3 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Concierge services 
  • Year Built 1850 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Television in common areas 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • LCD TV 
  • Digital TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service (24 hours) 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary English breakfast.

Hardy - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

The Lounge - This restaurant serves lunch only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

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

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessible bathroom 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

No rollaway/extra beds available

Hotel Name

  • Hermitage Bournemouth
  • Hermitage Hotel Bournemouth

Hermitage Hotel ratings based on 95 Verified Reviews

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4.2 out of 5
87% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
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Ticks all the boxes

5 out of 5
Posted Oct 22, 2016
Pros: Welcoming staff. Traditional and cosy feel. Well cared for. Free parking on site. Enjoyable cooked breakfast. Great sea view from the front of the hotel
Cons: Apart from the creaky floorboards there was little to criticise
Location: Perfect central location. Handy for restaurants and beach
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Very disappointed.

3 out of 5
by from Surrey
Posted Sep 4, 2016
Pros: It's proximity to the beach and its friendly staff.
Cons: Deal with the extractor fan noise, it is unbearable. Don't offer a drinks list and then say the choices are not available. Sort the water pressure.
Location: The pleasure gardens are lovely in the day but not at night. There are plenty of places to eat but not much entertainment wise.
Disheartened with the hotel. Lack of drinks choices, no safe in the room and the shower and water gave out little pressure. The extractor fan noise was horrendous. The staff were on the whole good and the proximity to the beach was great but there was nothing to do in the evening in the hotel. Not a 4 star hotel in my opinion. Other guests commented on how it has gone downhill and that is a shame.
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Clean hotel, probably closest to the beach and pie

4 out of 5
by from LA
Posted Aug 23, 2016
Pros: Proximity to the center of town and beaches
Cons: Mattress & pillows old - need replacing
Location: close to town center and all amenities - perfect
Nice hotel, friendly staff and attentive service. check-in easy. A dated hotel but well maintained.
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Hermitage Bournemouth very good

4 out of 5
by from Harrow
Posted Aug 19, 2016
Pros: Quiet, close to beach, excellent service, clean, spacious room, free wifi.
Cons: Add a password to free wifi to help security.
Location: Beach, pier, Oceanarium.
Old fashioned style hotel, but very good. Strong feeling of quality about the place. Staff very helpful and attentive, but not overly so. Only had one meal there - venison excellent, duck slightly substandard piece of meat, but hotel handled very well. Hot water was broken on evening of arrival, but fixed and all working good by morning. Nice and quiet. Very limited and crowded parking at hotel, but we squeezed in and got a spot OK. Right by the sea front and pier, which can be reached without even crossing a road.
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3 out of 5
Posted Jul 29, 2016
Great staff and location. The room for very small, dated and have an smell. Rust in the shower
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4 out of 5
by from Arizona
Posted Jun 15, 2016
Pros: Location is great, and it is a lovely building.
Cons: As noted above, the beds and pillows (which are very important) need to be updated, neither my daughter or I found them very comfortable.
Hotel staff in the restaurant and bar area are wonderful! Found them very helpful and polite. Front desk not always the best service. The beds and pillows could use some updating, not very comfortable.
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Nice hotel, good location.

4 out of 5
by from Bracknell
Posted Jun 8, 2016
Hotel has recently been refurbished. Good location right by the pier and the gardens in Bournemouth. Food very good. Only slight criticism is the bathroom, although clean there was nowhere to put toiletries (had to leave them in bags), and very limited space to hang towels. Overall, very nice hotel and I would definitely stay there again.
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Great location

5 out of 5
by from Ascot
Posted May 31, 2016
Pros: Excellent location.
Location: Close to beach, town centre and gardens.
Lovely hotel, close to all amenities. Excellent staff, good breakfast and dinner. Would thoroughly recommend.
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Nice sea view.4 ft double bed.

1 out of 5
by from Cornwall
Posted May 21, 2016
Pros: The staff were good and the hotel was clean.
Cons: The food was poor value.The rooms are small.
Location: Good location close to beach and shops.
We were upgraded free of charge to a bedroom with sea view.Had a terrible night due to the double bed only being 4ft wide.The evening meal was terrible.
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Perfectly positioned for concert venue & beach!

5 out of 5
by from Surrey
Posted May 5, 2016
Old fashioned style hotel (in a good way) with excellent service & good food - just moments from the beach. Highly recommended.
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