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21 Westby Road Boscombe, Bournemouth BH5 1HA England
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#7 of 140 B&Bs / Inns in Bournemouth
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The Westby Guest House is a quiet, relaxed and green friendly guesthouse, just a short 5 minute walk to the award winning sandy beaches of Boscombe & Bournemouth and providing a great base for exploring the New Forest and Jurassic Coast. Run by Duncan and his family, the rooms are all ensuite and newly refurbished to a high standard from 2016 onwards. We offer 5 bedrooms, with SuperKing, King, Double, Queen & Twin bed and a Family Suite with two bedrooms, one with bunk beds. The quality breakfast is served from 7.30-10am with an emphasis on responsible, locally sourced options (meat/vegan/gluten free etc), all served with Fairtrade coffee or tea. We promote green tourism thru our use of Ecotricity, bio-friendly cleaning products, recycling and waste management. The O2 Academy and Boscombe town centre are just round the corner too - offering an eclectic mix of cafes, bars and shops. Bournemouth centre is a short bus or taxi ride away, or you can choose to walk or cycle along the promenade. We look forward to welcoming you to our home.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Breakfast available
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
Public wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Special diet menus
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Grumpaholic wrote a review Dec 2022
Wokingham, United Kingdom84 contributions33 helpful votes
We booked this guesthouse so we could be in walking distance from the o2 arena, it was perfect, from the moment we arrived, warm welcome, rooms clean and tidy, food prepared was outstanding, made to order with a time you would like. The location is perfect for eating out and going to the beach. We all had a fantastic weekend and made better with great company. I never book guesthouses and this has now changed my mind. Shops in walking distance of a 100m if required, restaurants you are spoiled for choice, easy to find. Recommend by a seasoned traveler.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Parking at the guesthouse if you travel by car is fine. Area was safe and noise free.
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Response from duncan cassels, Owner at The Westby Guest House
Responded 12 Dec 2022
Thanks so much for your lovely kind feedback Williambiggar - really appreciate that you enjoyed the whole weekend 😀
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Marilyn W wrote a review Oct 2022
We stayed at this Guesthouse for a couple of nights ,which was very comfortable and welcoming Thanks to Duncan very lovely room and lovely and warm ,we will definitely stay here again.also very handy to have free parking.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from duncan cassels, Owner at The Westby Guest House
Responded 6 Nov 2022
Thanks so much for the positive feedback Marilyn
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Sadie-jayne T wrote a review Oct 2022
United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
We've just spent 2 nights at The Westby for a long weekend. From start to finish, Duncan was helpful and welcoming, texting us to confirm arrival arrangements and making our booking in a simple experience. We had a double ensuite room on the top floor of the beautiful house which was spotlessly clean, comfortable and had everything we needed and both slept very well without any disturbances. We opted for the continental breakfast on both mornings which was delicious with options of yoghurt, cereals, toast, juices and fresh smoothies and quality coffee, with the added treat of freshly baked croissants and pan au chocolat and home made marmalade! The Westby ethos of being eco-friendly is reflected in the methods and products used which added to the comfortable, calm feel to the place. Goes without saying we highly recommened Duncans establishment and will definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from duncan cassels, Owner at The Westby Guest House
Responded 6 Nov 2022
Thanks so much sadiejaynet for the extensive and lovely feedback.
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VoyagerfromSurrey wrote a review Sep 2022
Guildford, United Kingdom9 contributions4 helpful votes
We had a comfortable stay - many thanks to our very welcoming host, Duncan, who prepared an excellent vegetarian breakfast. Duncan went out of his way to meet our check-in requirements and in allowing us to park all day. The Westby is conveniently located for walking and running along the pier and beach at Boscombe. Duncan gave us very helpful suggestions for our visit to Bournemouth, including the excellent Russell-Coates Museum. Thank you so much for your hospitality!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from duncan cassels, Owner at The Westby Guest House
Responded 6 Nov 2022
Thanks alot VoyagerfromSurrey for the great feedback.
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Chloe M wrote a review Aug 2022
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Couldn't fault our stay at The Westby Guesthouse. Just a short walk from the beach, with plenty of shops and restaurants near by. Great host, Duncan is very attentive and always happy to help. The room was very clean and had all the facilities we needed. Very reasonably priced and will be returning to The Westby if back in the area. Thank you, we had the best holiday.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from duncan cassels, Owner at The Westby Guest House
Responded 23 Aug 2022
Thanks so much Chloe - much appreciated!
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Chrissy R wrote a review Aug 2022
Cambridge, United Kingdom7 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed for four nights in family room with 2 grandkids. Wonderfully clean adjoining rooms with bunks for kids. Games/books in the room for kids. Everything so clean! Tea/coffee/water in room. Comfy beds. Duncan was so friendly and helpful, facilitated early check in. Parking on driveway. Breakfast superb by Duncan, and dining room can be used if u want to eat lunch/light snacks, microwave and fridge provided. Cutlery etc and board games provided! Great location five mins walk to Boscombe Beach. Duncan went above and beyond when our granddaughter became unwell during our stay, and provided us with complete changes of bedding and towels with no fuss x sorry and thanks again Duncan. Would highly recommend, great find!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from duncan cassels, Owner at The Westby Guest House
Responded 23 Aug 2022
Thanks so much for the tops core and the extensive and useful review 61chrissyr. Glad the illness did not spoil your family holiday!
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Louise P wrote a review Aug 2022
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My friend and I stayed for one night as we were in the area to see a show. The room was spotlessly clean and well equipped. The host was very communicative in the run up to our stay, advising us about parking etc. It's in a great location for Boscombe beach and centre. We stayed for breakfast the following morning and the host was really friendly and nothing was too much trouble. He was knowledgeable about the local area and genuinely interested in his guests and ensuring they had everything they needed. Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from duncan cassels, Owner at The Westby Guest House
Responded 23 Aug 2022
Thanks so much for the kind feedback and 5 star score louisepR6940RB. Until the next show at O2 Bournemouth round the corner.
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James E wrote a review Jul 2022
Dewsbury, United Kingdom1 contribution
I visited Westby Guest House last year and had a fantastic stay and same again . Excellent location and the breakfast is one of the best I've had . The host can't help enough and supplied alot of water considering it was very warm . Room very clean and all the facilities you need. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from duncan cassels, Owner at The Westby Guest House
Responded 8 Aug 2022
Thanks so much for the lovely review James - always great to get returning customers!
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Lee K wrote a review Jul 2022
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Only stayed 1 night . Duncan the owner was very welcoming, polite , and gave us loads of information re Bournemouth . The hotel was very clean and ideal for what we were looking for 😉 . Plus we got parked on the driveway . Breakfast was included , full English or continental. . Would highly recommend & plan to go back to Bournemouth & hopefully stay there again . 5 ⭐️
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from duncan cassels, Owner at The Westby Guest House
Responded 15 Jul 2022
Thanks so much for the positive feedback and top score leekO3897NP - until next time.
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Mary D wrote a review Jul 2022
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First impressions mean a lot and as soon as I stepped into The Westby I was struck by how clean and bright everything looked. Duncan, the host was very friendly and helpful. My single room was small but had everything I needed apart from possibly a chair for which there was no room. The en suite shower room was clean with plenty of hot water and enough pressure on the shower to have a good shower. Breakfast was very tasty with plenty of choice. There was a fridge and microwave in the dining room and you were able to heat an evening meal if you wanted to.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from duncan cassels, Owner at The Westby Guest House
Responded 15 Jul 2022
Thanks for the helpful and excellent feedback maryD6305SJ
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US$71 - US$149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandDorsetBournemouth
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Westby Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to The Westby Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Marvo Mysteries Escape Room Bournemouth (0.3 km), The Black Cherry - Theatre Cafe (0.3 km), and Shelley Theatre (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Westby Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, free internet access, and breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at The Westby Guest House?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Westby Guest House?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Westby Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include English Rose Cafe, Pizzeria Via Roma, and Cafe Boscanova.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Westby Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Westby Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum (2.4 km), Christchurch Priory Church (4.5 km), and Red House Museum & Gardens (4.5 km).