Guest Blogger July 2019 Bournemouth West Cliff Hotel

Stay at a fabulous leisure retreat and write a review for us

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Bournemouth West Cliff HotelWe are looking for a reviewer to visit the Bournemouth West Cliff Hotel and write for us. Enjoy the beautiful setting of this popular Dorset seaside town with the benefit of a superb and centrally located spa hotel. Stay for 2 nights in September or October, with a partner, enjoy breakfast each morning and dinner on one night. 

Bournemouth West Cliff Hotel is just a few minutes’ walk from many of the popular attractions including award-wining Bournemouth Beach, Bournemouth Pier, the Lower Gardens and Bournemouth International Centre with its wide range of shows and events. It’s a mere 10 minutes’ walk to the main attractions, beach and town centre, where shopping can be enjoyed in many of the renown stores.  

Bournemouth West Cliff HotelA redbrick Victorian building with many original features, the hotel is situated in the lovely quiet residential area of Durley Chine Road. A fabulous leisure retreat comprising of 83 spacious and well-appointed bedrooms, restaurant, bar, lounge and conservatory area and indoor all-season swimming pool, gym facilities and spa with steam-room, sauna, spa pool and Jacuzzi. After a leisurely day, round off a relaxing day by enjoying a full afternoon tea with a glass of prosecco or just watch the sun go down from the hotel’s private garden before dinner.

This delightful health resort created by the Victorians, is a beautiful setting that will do so much for any visitors’ wellbeing. Walking along the beach, taking a boat up the River Stour or simply relaxing in the spa hotel can work wonders for the mind and body.   

How to apply to be the reviewer of Bournemouth West Cliff Hotel

Please tell us about your favourite seaside holiday and why you enjoyed it so much, in the Comments section below.

We will pick the lucky reviewer at the beginning of August, and you will be asked to write 2 articles; one about the hotel, and one on Bournemouth and its attractions, each of 6/700 words with three or four photos.

Terms and Conditions: The reviewer will be liable for any extras at the Bournemouth West Cliff Hotel – drinks for example. Bookings are subject to availability and agreement by the general manager at the hotel.

Special offer for Silver Travellers

Bournemouth West Cliff Spa & Leisure Hotel
Enjoy a leisurely stay in a spacious bedroom and treat yourselves to a relaxing spa day

  • 10% Discount off all Bed and Breakfast and Dinner, Bed and Breakfast Accommodation prices 
  • Free Car Parking at the hotel

Offer subject to availability at the time of booking and valid until March 2020.

To book contact the hotel on 01202 751000 quoting ‘Silver Offer’ or book online.


Bournemouth West Cliff Hotel
Bournemouth West Cliff Hotel
Bournemouth West Cliff Hotel

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  • SilverTravelUser
    about 10 hours ago
    I lived in Birmingham as a child - still rationing until I was 5 years old - but we always managed a holiday in North Wales. My memories mainly involve me covered in calomine lotion from insect bites or sunburn, caravans when it only rained in the night, and the little black suction pads for the roof rack falling away behind the car as the rack slid gracefully onto the road and cases flew everywhere. We thought it was funny obviously though mum seemed a bit upset!
  • jillwales
    about 16 hours ago
    Our annual holiday was usually a caravant in beautifulTenby in Pembrokeshire with many cousins and aunts in tow. But one year we broadened our horizons as we had a car and could put all our beach stuff-think buckets and spades, beach ball and cricket bat and ball-in the boot and head off. Blackpool was our destination. It was so exciting. I was 6 years old. I don't remember much of the journey but 4 impatient children and 2 adults probably meant some frayed tempers on the way. And endless 'Are we nearly there's' of course. We stayed in yet another caravan and money was tight but we had ice creams and donkey rides and I loved the laughing policeman in the amusement park. Simple pleasures like building castles, complete with obligatory decorative flags, 'burying' dad in the sand, going to the Tower-Pinky and Perky were there! It has all changed now of course but I often think of those times with fondness and innocence. Walking on the beach in Winter 2 years ago the memories came flooding back. Glorious old Blackpool!
  • Hardyplant
    13 days ago
    `Chestfield Halt, Whitstable, Herne Bay, Birchington, Westgate, Margate, Dumpton Park, Broadstairs and Ramsgate` - I can remember the station announcement as if it was yesterday. One year, 1955 I think, our summer holiday was day trips on the train using a `Runabout` ticket. My sister and I always wanted to go to Margate beause the station is close to the beach so we wouldn't have to walk far! We always sat near the sun deck on the sandy beach and swam in the salt water pool all morning as it was a sunny week. Lunch was a picnic on the beach that had been prepared the night before by Mum - often hardboiled eggs, bread and butter, lettuce and tomatoes from the garden and an apple pie baked on an enamel plate and transported in greaseproof paper or a clean tea towel and cut on the beach. We could have an icecream or a ride in Dreamland but never both as there wasn't enough money. Our favourite ride in Dreamland was what we called `the tubs`, little round boats bobbing round and round in the moving water along dark tunnels past illuminated tableaux - magical. But it was also fun watching other holidaymakers screaming on the scenic railway or riding the dodgem cars, some wearing Kiss Me Quick hats; very noisy, colourful and exciting. Then it was back to the station for the long journey home, swimsuits were washed but didn't dry overnight so had to be put on damp next day. Mum cooked dinner and prepared food for the following day: not much of a holiday for her but we had a lovely time.
  • GBG
    14 days ago
    Our annual trip to San Pere Pescador on the Northern Costa Brava is a family tradition. This tiny village has a number of campsites spread along the beautiful white sand beaches where the river Fluvia meets the sea. Our home for three weeks each summer is Camping Aquarius which is one of the smaller campsites and run by a lovely German family. The campsite is right next to the beach and our short daily walk to the vast white sands takes us through the sand dunes which are designated as a natural park. In the early morning we are often greeted by the sight of the local fishing boats close to the beach. As the day goes on the families from the campsite head to the sea and these are joined at the weekend by Spanish families with their fabulous beach picnics. The beach may have a lot of visitors but even in the height of summer it is never crowded. As the sun goes down over the hills behind the beach the atmosphere changes again and it is a lovely time to walk along the sands past a few people fishing from the shore or just sitting and looking at the distant lights of Roses and L'Escala. We have visited this beach for over 30 years and never tire of it.
  • LH
    14 days ago
    Wells next the Sea is my favourite seaside holiday when we were walking the Norfolk Coast Path. We could walk from Wells along the wonderful long sandy beach West to Holkham, (with the imposing Holkham Hall) - an award winning beach and so vast there is always space for you to paddle and explore, and catch the bus back. Enjoy the narrow gauge railway of Wells and Walsingham Light Railway, along the old Norwich line to the picturesque shrine village of Walsingham. Explore the largest coastal nature reserve in England and Wales, bird and seal watching as you walk the scenic coast path. In Wells next the Sea there is the harbour with an old granary to see, boats to watch, plus narrow lanes and Georgian houses in the Buttlands, interesting shops, places to eat and an art gallery all make for a wonderful break - we loved the big skies and the wildlife.
  • Rowsie
    15 days ago
    Our family grew up in Broadstairs, Kent and we recently went back for a short break. It is amazing how little it has changed and must be the most authentic sea side town in England. When I was a child I used to enter singing contests at the Band Stand and I was thrilled to see that it is still there! (I never had a good singing voice but I used to sing "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth" and as I had no front teeth I believe I got the sympathy vote and quite often won!) Climbing back onto the Band Stand on our recent visit brought back fond memories (although I resisted the urge to belt out that song again to the passers by!). Nothing seems to have changed except for the wind farm you can see in the distance as you look out to see. It was a great place to grow up and is still a great place to visit.
  • JohnP
    16 days ago
    Our favourite seaside has to be the many within easy reach of where we stayed in northern Sardinia. From the millionaires' - these days billionaires' - playground of Costa Smeralda where we joined the locals watching a luxury yacht dock at Porto Cervo for nothing more than fresh flower table centres to the outrageously expensive shops and, fortunately, free and glorious beaches, it was pleasure all the way. The sea was as clear and blue as Elizabeth Taylor's eyes and the out-of-the-way bays where it was possible to swim from one to another in a gentle tide and meet nobody in either were the nearest imaginable to paradise. And of course there was the food.
  • Honee
    16 days ago
    My favourit seaside holiday has to be last year when I discovered Deal in Kent UK.
    A wonderful unspoilt Georgian and Victorian Town beside the sea.

    The old town is like walking back through time, lots of narrow streets and amazing architecture and a history of smuggling. Look out for the flat rooves where barrels of alcohol were rolled from house to house.

    There is a Blue Plaque trail you can do, Charles Hawtrey of Carry on fame lived here.

    Quirky shops, great fish and chips restaurant, a pier you can walk down and, of course, the sea. What's not to like?

    Just don't tell too many people about this little gem of a seaside town.





  • sazza
    16 days ago
    As children , our treat was a day out to Filey . My dad was a single parent and with 4 children , money was not plentiful , so we could only afford day trips but I still remember the fun . Parking on the cliff top and winding down the steps to the sandy beach , French cricket on the sand followed by paddling and sandcastles and then a picnic laid out on our old tartan blanket . We soaked up the sunshine and the sea air and Always finished the day with fish and chips as the sun was setting . Then singing along to the carpenters on the radio and laughter and chatter all the way home in the car , happy and weary and warmed from the sun .
  • Jenjens
    16 days ago
    It had everything ...sand, sea, shops, and most importantly, sunshine! I often look back and think of Manly and a huge wave of nostalgia sweeps over me (a bit like the waves that the surfers navigated so expertly). Yes, that was another thing that I loved ... watching the skill and grace of the surfers. I never tried it myself; just watching was enough.

    I don't suppose I will ever go to Manly again, but I can at least dream, and I often do. I look at the photos that we took whilst there, of those unusual trees, and the amazing sunrises and sunsets. I think of the meals that we enjoyed whilst sitting outside in the sunshine in the morning for breakfast, and in the evening for dinner.

    Ah yes, (with apologies to Daphne Du Maurier); last night I dreamt I went to Manly again.