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Wimborne, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here for one night in a sea view room. The Hotel is located on the East Cliff with a clear view of the Sea. Not sure what the star rating is but is probably a 3 star. I am sorry to leave a negative review but I would not stay here again. The Hotel is looking very tied and...

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Dorset Uk
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely room spotless, Had problem with shower and it was rectified immediately, Booked Breakfast and everything you could wish for. Staff cannot do enough for you and all the staff were very happy people. Can use facilities from sister hotels nearby Will definitely be staying again!!!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

All was perfect from arrival to departure. The hotel is well placed facing the beach with excellent views. The Staff especially Paris were most friendly and helpful. The room was fine with a nice long bath for relaxing and thinking. I particulary liked the breakfast (buffet) which was delightful with a lot of choice. The Ventana Bar is well decorated...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this hotel so that I could enjoy views of the Super moon from the beautiful cliff location. Unfortunately, due to the terrible weather my long drive was pointless due to thick clouds. On arrival, I spoke with Zack who checked me in and took the time to ask how my day was going. I told him about the...

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Banbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bournemouth has so many choices when it comes to hotels and can be very hit and miss! We chose the Cumberland and were pleasantly surprised! As always, I checked trivago and found the hotel at a good rate and that was that! On arrival we were greeted by pleasant staff and told our booking had both yet came through, we...

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Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

20 of us for a Christmas three course lunch and if I'm honest I wouldn't go back. The starter was to be fair very good but my beef roast dinner was awful. It was like warm. By the time we served ourselves veg and potatoes from the dishes my whole dinner was cold. I didn't eat anything. And didn't bother...

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Windsor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel is situated about a mile from Bournemouth centre. The reception and restaurant staff were very friendly. My room had a great view overlooking Kimmeridge Bay. The food however was disappointing. At dinner - toast that was only toasted on one side and then stored in the fridge so it was ice cold accompanied by a limp salad which must...

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Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the hotel when visiting Bournemouth for the weekend and found it the hotel to be one of the best hotels I have stayed at whilst travelling. The staff were friendly and helpful and the hotel has everything you need - it is also very close to the lovely beach and not far from main shopping centre. The...

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Marco P, Front Office Manager at The Cumberland Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Johnmcphee2, Many thanks for your review. A very positive feedback from you. We are glad that everything was enjoyable. We will make sure your comments will be passed on to all the departments who will be very pleased. Make sure you contact our central reservations office directly for any future deals and offers. We will look forward to welcoming...

Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a Travel Zoo deal and appeared to be a very nice Hotel, we did all the pre- visit telephone calls to check that the facilities were what we requested and they had confirmed that they were. On arrival we found that the requested Walk in Shower was not available, as they did not have any rooms with facilities...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Bournemouth for a 2 days business trip and I decided to get a room with a sea view. The staff at the reception truly made me feel welcomed. Marco and Sandra dealt with all my strange requests in a professional and effective way, always with a smile on the face. The interior of the hotel is not exactly...

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SeanNell, OPERATIONS MANAGER at The Cumberland Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Babis136, Thank you for your review. A great review regarding you stay, with lovely compliments regarding the staff. We do hope to welcome you back soon. Please check our website or call us direct for the best rates and offers. Best Regards,

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Ventana Grand Cafe
Ventana Grand Cafe
Cuisines: European, British, Gastropub
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Large Modern Resort style seafront 3 star hotel with 0ver 100 rooms, many rooms with ocean view and balcony or terrace. Two restaurants including Two AA Red rosette award winning Ventana Brasserie, Stylish and trendy Bar and Miami style lido deck with heated outdoor pool( May-Sept), summer BB!Q's and Chill Beds. The Art Deco style resort was Awarded Best large hotel 2009 in the Bournemouth Tourism Awards, is Bournemouth and Dorset's highest AA rated 3 star hotel at 88% in 2013 and also won several national excellence awards in 2011. Rooms are good quality 3 star rooms whilst service is exceptional with stunning public facilties. The Cumberland also has the facilty of an indoor leisure Sauna/Pool complex with squash courts and small gym ( bookable) at Suncliff right next door. Parking is 55 spaces free on a first come first served basis with on street parking in front. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Cumberland Hotel

Address: 27 East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3AF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range: $69 - $371 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Cumberland Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 107
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Also Known As:
Cumberland Bournemouth
Cumberland Hotel Bournemouth
The Cumberland Hotel Bournemouth
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Bournemouth
#3 Business Hotel in Bournemouth
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Bournemouth
#8 Family Hotel in Bournemouth
#8 Romantic Hotel in Bournemouth
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“we were on 4th floor couldn't fault it”
 of 5 bubbles DorsetUkPat, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Best to get a room with sea view”
 of 5 bubbles johnhO9541NW, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“A sea view room is perfect to have great views from the cliffs and the sound of the ocean at night is magical.”
 of 5 bubbles 450berniem, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Excellent hotel and well worth a visit if you are in the area.”
 of 5 bubbles johnmcphee2, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Beautiful sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles Babis136, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
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