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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
The Balincourt Bournemouth Guest House offers luxury accommodation in one of Bournemouth's most beautiful Victorian houses.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Non-smoking hotel
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Full view
70Somewhat walkable
Grade: 70 out of 100
110Restaurantswithin 1 km
19Attractionswithin 1 km
53Room tips
Traveller rating
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  • English
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This is a friendly and comfortable place to stay. Highly recommended. It’s a shame not to have time to enjoy a leisurely breakfast because the full veggie breakfast looked wonderful. Although I will say the poached eggs were spectacular! Just the ticket :)
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A very clean place all round. The rooms were very big & well presented. The staff were all friendly and helpful would definitely visit again. Very good value for money and would recommend to everyone worth a visit even if it’s only for one night
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Very familiar and cosy place. Clean and quiet. Ricci cooks the best Omeletts and has time for a chat with the customers during breakfast. Ricci is very helpful in finding ways to sightseeing places and we could leave our car on the parking lot of the Balincourt after checking
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Once again an excellent stay at The Balincourt! This is our first stay since the new owners took over the business at the end of 2017. The breakfasts are still good, with an excellent choice of cereals, yoghurts and, of course, the traditional 'full English'. I can recommend
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Lovely room (Room 14) was warm and cosy with some lovely touches i.e. Coffee's, Tea's, Mints & Tissues. Bathroom was a little disappointing very cold, mould present on the ceiling and behind the taps & shower curtain smelt damp (Needs re-vamping). Good breakfast with great
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Response from Ricky R, Owner at The Balincourt
Responded 12 Dec 2018
Hi Julie thank you for you for your review ! As you might know we are the new owners and are doing a big refurb for the new year Touching on some of your comments i would like to add that all of our bathrooms are getting a new facelift with a vintage touch all rooms will be wet rooms with victorian features we just can't wait to January as all of the work will be finished for the new year ! We hope to see you again sometime in the future with our new improvements ! Thanks again and have a marry christmas and a happy new year Julie . Regards Ricky
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Dies this hotel provide a hairdryer please.
Yes we do in all of our rooms. Regards Balincourt
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How long does it take to walk to hotel from Bournemouth Train Station and also the Pavillion Theatre. Thanks
Hi there. Less than 10 minutes from the station to the hotel, 20 minutes hotel to the Pavilion 👍
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am looking to travel mid-july with elderly mum.. two single rooms would be ideal...any comments????
The ground floor room would be suitable if your mum ha mobility problems the shower has grab handles and is easy to get into . I think it can be a double or twin but I do not think there is a lift to the other floors
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"We had a “superior double”. It certainly was!"
"Rooms at back are quiter"
"Choose superior rooms"
"No. 1 if you have problems walking, very quite and near the entrance."
"Superior rooms have bath instead of just a shower."
US$91 - US$145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandBournemouth
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