If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in the heart of Bournemouth close to the sea and to the train station why not check out the Carrington House Hotel? This sprawling accommodation on Knyveton Road is just a half-mile, 10-minute stroll from the Toft Zig Zag path which takes you straight onto Bournemouth Beach or you could get to the main Bournemouth Pier in about 30 minutes, just over a mile away.
The Carrington House Hotel is close to the town’s Lansdowne Business District, home to many corporations plus the Bournemouth University and Arts University buildings and Bournemouth and Poole College all just about 10 minutes from the hotel. If you’re travelling by train or coach, the town’s travel interchange is half a mile away and Bournemouth Airport just six miles away. If you’re travelling by car the hotel is just two minutes (0.6 mile) off the main ‘Wessex Way’ A338 through the town and there is free, first-come, first served parking for 60 cars on site plus 4 disabled spaces and 2 coach spaces (no height restriction).
The Carrington House Hotel has a whopping 158 en-suite bedrooms ranging from single accommodation up to 42 purpose-built family bedrooms. You can check in from 3pm and check out any time until 10am. The bedrooms come with tea and coffee making facilities, television with satellite channels, a work desk, telephone and hairdryer.
There are single rooms, all en-suite with all The Carrington House’s standard features and amenities. If you are travelling with a partner you could choose from a well-ventilated double room without windows, a standard or an executive double, which is more spacious. There is also a standard twin and accessible twin, which comes with handrails and pull cords and a lowered bath in the en-suite. The hotel has a lift to all floors and facilities for disabled guests so please contact them direct on 0871 221 0245 if you want to discuss your specific requirements.
Business travellers might select an executive ‘Lexx’ room, which provides upgraded and more spacious accommodation with one double bed or two singles. If you’re bringing the family, The Carrington House Hotel has a choice of a standard three-person room with one double and one single bed, a standard four-person, which has a double bed and bunkbeds or a room for five, with a double, a single and the bunkbeds.
Responsible pet owners are welcome to bring their pets to stay with them at the Carrington House Hotel for a charge of £10 per pet per night (maximum two animals per room) up to £25 per stay with a £15 deposit. Please bring your own dog beds, bowls and food. Dogs are welcome in all areas of the hotel apart from rooms where food is served or in the leisure club but they must be well behaved and kept on the lead.
The Carrington has its own on-site restaurant and bars, where you can get all meals plus a range of snacks and beverages. Mortimers Restaurant is the main dining venue, serving up breakfast Monday to Friday 7am-9:30am and Saturday and Sunday between 8am and 10:30am. Breakfast is served buffet-style with a choice of a full English cooked breakfast or lighter continental choices including cereal, toast and fresh fruit.
Evening meals are served daily in this relaxed setting between 6:30 and 9pm with a varied menu of English and French cuisine cooked by the team of in-house chefs.
Java Lounge Café Bar
The Java Lounge is The Carrington’s on-site coffee bar serving a variety of hot and cold beverages including beers and wines plus bar snacks if you fancy a light bite.
Ambassador Bar and President Bar
If you want to meet up with friends or family or enjoy a sociable glass of wine, champagne or a bottle of beer, you can relax in the Ambassador Bar and President Bar which is open until 11pm every day of the week. If you get too comfy you can order a variety of bar snacks, crisps and toasties to enjoy here too.
The beach may only be a 10-minute stroll away but if you’ve had enough of sea water or you want to maintain a fitness regime during your stay you’ll be glad to discover The Carrington’s heated indoor swimming pool, which is free for all guests to use. The pool is open Monday to Sunday from 8am to 8pm. The hotel also has table tennis facilities if you want to try something a little more energetic.
Given its location is close to the beach yet easy to get to The Carrington House Hotel is a popular venue for wedding celebrations including civil ceremonies, wedding breakfasts, evening receptions and overnight accommodation. The hotel’s team of wedding planners can help you to plan your perfect day from designing the table layout to showing guests to their seats. There is a variety of bridal suites and function rooms for you to consider depending on the size and budget for your wedding and The Carrington House can help you throw a do for up to 400 people from arrival drinks to a red carpet for the guests of honour the team will help you think of everything you could possibly wish for your special day.
Business and conferencing
The Carrington House is one of the town’s largest conference hotels in Bournemouth, hosting events and functions of all sizes from national exhibitions to intimate training seminars. The hotel has two air-conditioned function rooms and there are also several meeting rooms for interviews, private dining and break-out meetings. There is free WiFi in all public areas of the hotel
The hotel’s grand Ambassador Suite can accommodate larger meetings of up to 1000 people, with its own entrance and cloakrooms. The venue even has its own loading bay and goods lift for heavy stands and exhibits including vehicles. The President Suite has capacity for a maximum of 500 delegates in a theatre-style layout and it can be partitioned into three smaller function rooms. You can contact The Carrington House Hotel’s events coordinator on 0871 221 0245 to discuss your specific requirements or email email@example.com for more information.
With a 24-hour reception you can stay at The Carrington House Hotel confident that there is always someone on hand to assist, whether you need directions to the beach or your luggage storing after you’ve checked out. Call down to order breakfast in your room, request fax and photocopying services, order a packed lunch or arrange for laundry or dry-cleaning services.
With lots of space, packed with facilities and local amenities on the doorstep, why don’t you consider booking your next trip to Bournemouth at The Carrington House Hotel?