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Royal Bath Hotel & Spa Bournemouth
Royal Bath Hotel & Spa Bournemouth

Bath Road, Bournemouth BH1 2EW

4.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5 (1,160 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth …

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Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth East Cliff
Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth East Cliff

East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3AN

4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (381 reviews)

Situated by the sea, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum and …

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The Cumberland Hotel
The Cumberland Hotel

27 East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3AF

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (587 reviews)

Located in the heart of Bournemouth, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth …

$52
Haven Hotel
Haven Hotel

161 Banks Road, Poole BH13 7QL

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (252 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Sandbanks hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sandbanks Ferry Terminal and Brownsea Castle. Shel …

$65
Village Hotel Bournemouth
Village Hotel Bournemouth

Wessex Fields, Deansleigh Road, Bournemouth BH7 7DZ

3.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (632 reviews)

Located in Holdenhurst, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Littledown Sports Center and Altitude High Ropes …

$58
Sea Road Apartment
Sea Road Apartment

28–30 Sea Road, Bournemouth BH5 1DF

3.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this apartment is within 2 mi (3 km) of Red House Museum and Gardens, Christchurch Priory, and Regen …

$94
Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth West Cliff
Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth West Cliff

7 Durley Chine Road, Bournemouth BH2 5JS

4.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (411 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of The Square and Bournemouth International Centre. …

$41
The Norfolk Royale Hotel
The Norfolk Royale Hotel

Richmond Hill, Bournemouth BH2 6EN

4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (426 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Genting Casino Bournemouth and Bournemouth Internationa …

$63
Derby Manor Hotel & Restaurant
Derby Manor Hotel & Restaurant

Derby Road, Bournemouth BH1 3QB

4.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (49 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this boutique hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Knyveton Gardens, Bournemouth International Centre, and …

$103
Sandbanks Hotel
Sandbanks Hotel

15 Banks Road, Poole BH13 7PS

4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (268 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Sandbanks hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Compton Acres and Sandbanks Ferry Terminal. Shell Bay …

$74

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Dorset Hotel Guide

The lovely county of Thomas Hardy is sometimes overlooked in favor of its higher profile neighbors, but opting for hotels in Dorset when you plan your next break could be a smart decision. So, before you dash off to Cornwall or make a beeline for Sussex, check out some Dorset hotels and indulge yourself in the luxury of 4-star hotels in a destination that’s truly 5-star.

First stop has to be beautiful Bournemouth, which grew to prominence with the popularity of sea bathing in the Edwardian era, bringing visitors from far and wide to take the waters and breathe the pungent air of the pine trees that line Bournemouth beach. Some of the charm of that era can still be recaptured in buildings such as the Winter Gardens, the art deco theatres and cinemas and the impressive spa hotels that sprang up to service the growing stream of rich and famous visitors.

Bournemouth has never been content to rest on its historic laurels however, and today it’s a vibrant and modern town with plenty to keep culture vultures more than happy. Bournemouth International Centre is one of the major venues on the south coast, hosting performances by international stars as well as influential political conferences and trade exhibitions. This has encouraged a number of well-known chains of business hotels to locate in the town, helping to swell visitor numbers at the budget end of the scale.

Nature-lovers won’t be able to resist a trip to Brownsea Island, the largest of eight islands in Poole Harbor and owned by the National Trust. Thanks to its isolation from the mainland it is one of the few remaining places in England where indigenous red squirrels can still be found, while the lagoon is a popular feeding ground for wading birds such as terns and avocets.

To the west of the county lies Lyme Regis, known as the "Pearl of Dorset" and favorite holiday haunt of J. R. R. Tolkien. Check into one of the romantic hotels in the pretty town centre before following in the footsteps of John Fowles’ enigmatic French Lieutenant’s Woman with a bracing walk along the Cobb. Then visit the museum built on the site of the family shop of famous paleontologist Mary Anning to learn more about the fascinating fossils found on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site..

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