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The Orchid Hotel
The Orchid Hotel

34 Gervis Road, Bournemouth BH1 3DH

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (46 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth …

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Village Hotel Bournemouth
Village Hotel Bournemouth

Wessex Fields, Deansleigh Road, Bournemouth BH7 7DZ

3.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (651 reviews)

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

$57
Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton
Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton

East Overcliff, Dorset, Bournemouth BH1 3DN

4.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (292 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth Beach …

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The Green House
The Green House

4 Grove Road, Bournemouth BH1 3AX

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (425 reviews)

Located in the heart of Bournemouth, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, …

$101
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 (409 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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Hotel Riviera
Hotel Riviera

5 West Cliff Gardens, Bournemouth BH2 5HL

2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Bournemouth, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bournemouth Beach and Bournemouth International Centre. …

$52
Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel
Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel

St Michael's Road, Bournemouth BH2 5DU

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (369 reviews)

With direct access to the beach, this Bournemouth hotel is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of Oceanarium, …

$99
The Norfolk Royale Hotel
The Norfolk Royale Hotel

Richmond Hill, Bournemouth BH2 6EN

4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (458 reviews)

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

$84
The Cumberland Hotel
The Cumberland Hotel

27 East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3AF

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (603 reviews)

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

$84
Harbour Heights Hotel
Harbour Heights Hotel

73 Haven Road, Sandbanks, Poole BH13 7LW

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (117 reviews)

Located in Sandbanks, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Compton Acres and within 3 mi (5 km) of Bournemouth Beach and …

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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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