Located on the south coast of England in the United Kingdom, Bournemouth, the largest settlement in Dorset, is a regional center of business and a destination that is popular with tourists. It is well-known for its seven miles of beaches with golden sands and crisp, cool waters. Aside from taking in the sun, visitors can walk along the newly renovated Pier Approach, discover life beneath the waves at the Oceanarium, dine at one of the many restaurants, or stay at one of the hotels in Bournemouth with breath-taking views of the Bay. The great selection of market stalls, events, and parks and garden make this area of Bournemouth a place to visit any time of the year.
There is a wide range of accommodations in the area that include bed and breakfast places, self-catering apartments, guest houses and high quality hotels. All hotels in Bournemouth are rated with two stars for more traditional lodgings that fit the needs of those on a tighter budget with four stars for luxury hotels with spas and other amenities that fit the tastes of the more indulgent visitor. Regardless of the type of accommodation, all proprietors of these hotels offer their guests the greatest comfort and constantly endeavor to make a visit to Bournemouth a truly memorable stay.
Many of the hotels in Bournemouth are located within walking distance of the wide variety of shops, restaurants and major attractions in the area. Hotels in Bournemouth stretch from a close neighbor of Bournemouth in Poole, the largest natural harbor in the world, to Christchurch, located along the coast on the other side of Bournemouth with its rich legacy of culture, castles, churches and harbor. All the hotels have a great deal of character with many facilities that include pools, restaurants, bars and other attractions that make a visit to Bournemouth a memorable experience.
The star rating for the hotels in Bournemouth are determined by the quality of the accommodations, the range and number of facilities that are offered and the level of services. Hotels are awarded between one and five stars and as they move up the scale from one to five stars, they are required to meet progressively higher standards. These standards have been determined by the Bournemouth & Poole Quality Standard Scheme and are promoted by Bournemouth Tourism and the AA or Quality in Tourism.
Hotels in Bournemouth can easily be booked from a central web site dedicated to Bournemouth tourism. The site has the capability to find the right accommodation once the requirements for which one is looking are filled in on the web page. Bournemouth also specializes in group accommodations. The Group Accommodation Service can find hotels in the area that satisfy the criteria that are specified by a group, such as the groups’ budget or any special requirements. These hotels contact the group directly, enabling the group to make the final decision on the hotel, leaving sufficient time to plan for other activities and make other arrangements for tours and special events.
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