If you’re looking for luxury, finesse and sweeping views over the skyline of Bournemouth from one of its highest heights, why not check out the Hilton Hotel? Open since 2015, the Hilton is a relatively new address in the town but already making a name for itself for its accommodation, restaurants, conference facilities and bars.
Heart of the action
The Bournemouth Hilton is situated on Terrace Road, just off Exeter Road, which passes by the Bournemouth International Centre and the Bh2 Leisure development of restaurants. The Hilton is extremely convenient for all of the attractions of Bournemouth Town Centre; it’s just 0.1 miles from the Square and 0.2 miles from the Pier and beach.
If you’re travelling to Bournemouth by public transport, the Hilton is 2.2 miles from town’s main train and bus stations and 7 miles from Bournemouth Airport. If you’re here to check out the university, the hotel is centrally situated between the main Talbot Campus and the faculties in the Lansdowne – just a touch over 2 miles from each.
Stay your way
There is a real variety of bedrooms at the Bournemouth Hilton to suit the hotel’s many functions. The rooms are well-styled, with more than a passing nod to some of the town’s more iconic features and trades including the landmark Pier and popular Poole Pottery. The Bournemouth Hilton is an established business and conferencing centre, a luxury venue for a quiet romantic retreat, a large and lavish base for travelling sports teams, family and pet-friendly and also making a name for itself on the town’s wedding circuit. Check-in time is 3:00pm and you can check out any time before 12:00pm on the final day of your stay.
Bespoke Bournemouth-styled bedrooms
Of the Hilton’s 174 hotel rooms, you’ll find twin and double bedrooms, family, accessible and executive rooms as well as 14 luxurious suites. Every bedroom has been styled in a cool, calm, minimalist décor with large panoramic windows providing unbeatable views across beautiful Bournemouth. All bedrooms have an en-suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries and feature a 49-inch HD television with satellite channels and convenient work desk.
Other amenities include an alarm clock, tea and coffee making facilities and mini refrigerator, radio and telephone. Take control of your own comfort with individually controlled heating and air conditioning. The rooms also provide an iron and board, hairdryer, a laptop safe, in-room speaker connectivity and 24-hour room service. If you’re travelling as part of a group, interconnecting rooms are available (guaranteed at the time of booking).
Child and pet-friendly
Children of all ages are welcome at the hotel and one child under 6 stays free of charge when using the beds already in the room. Unfortunately, there is no capacity for extra beds. The hotel can, however, provide cribs, high chairs and a children’s menu to make smaller visitors feel extra welcome.
If you’re bringing a furry friend to town you’ll be glad to hear they will also get a warm welcome at The Hilton whether they’re a service animal or pet, subject to a £25 non-refundable deposit.
If you want to make your stay extra special, a Hilton Bournemouth suite is the way to go. This luxurious accommodation provides a separate living room with sofa, espresso machine and premium bathroom amenities plus designer bathrobe and slippers. You can work from the comfort of your desk, stretch out on the sofa in front of the LCD HDTV or enjoy room service at your dining table.
Residents in the suites and executive rooms enjoy access to the hotel’s lavish and relaxing Executive Lounge – the only one in town – with complimentary continental breakfast and hot options served from 7am to 10am Monday to Saturday and until 10:30am on Sundays. Refreshments and snacks are served throughout the day with afternoon treats from 2pm to 4pm and evening snacks, alcoholic and soft beverages from 6pm to 8pm.
This spacious area affords beautiful views over the town’s Lower Gardens and is an ideal space for meeting, relaxing or catching up on work. If you are staying for work you might use the Executive Lounge’s dedicated business centre, with complimentary WiFi and access to print and fax services.
The Executive bedrooms are situated on the higher floors (6th, 7th and 8th) and provide all the hotel’s standard amenities and services, plus access to the Executive Lounge (open from 7am to 9pm, children welcome until 6pm).
There is free WiFi connectivity in all the bedrooms and throughout the hotel, ideal whether you just love to keep in touch or you’re staying here on business. The Hilton Bournemouth is well set-up for business travellers with six dedicated meeting rooms with full balcony access, two boardrooms and one of the biggest ballrooms in Bournemouth all on the first floor. The meeting rooms and whimsically decorated with charming features like punch-card time clocks, rotary dial telephones and manual typewriters, yet fitted with all the latest A/V equipment. If you’re looking to impress, four of the meeting rooms can be converted into one grand, theatre-style room with a connecting balcony to accommodate 100 guests. There is also a 360 capacity ballroom and 171 square metre pre-function area, giving you plenty of options to stage a magnificent event.
Your special day
If you’re planning a wedding, the Hilton’s smart function rooms will transform into an idyllic, stylish venue for your vows (the Hilton has a civil ceremony licence and can accommodate up to 260 guests) or your wedding reception. Book an initial tour of the venue or menu tasting with the chef and start piecing together your unique vision. The Bournemouth Hilton can offer you your own wedding coordinator to help ensure your day is planned and runs to perfection. The hotel has a variety of wedding packages to suit your style, wedding size and budget and all the bedrooms are offered at preferential rate.
Despite being just five minutes’ walk from Bournemouth’s famous sandy beaches and beautiful gardens, the Hilton has a convenient 24-hour fitness centre, ideal if the weather isn’t on your side or you like to follow a structured exercise regime. This fully air-conditioned, contemporary fitness space provides the very latest cardiovascular fitness equipment, resistance machines and free weights.
If you fancy something a little less exertion and a touch more indulgence, why not head for the 20-metre heated indoor pool and luxurious Eforea spa and wellness centre. Relax in the sauna, steam room and bubble pool with massage jets and treat yourself to a range of tailored treatments to pamper your mind, body and soul. There is also a full menu of salon grooming services, from tanning to waxing in four tranquil treatment rooms.
The Eforea spa is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm and on weekends from 10am to 6pm. The health club and pool are open Monday to Friday from 6am to 10pm and over the weekend from 8am to 9pm. Children’s swimming times are 8am to 11am and from 3pm to 6pm every day of the week.
The Bournemouth Hilton has three dining venues for you to choose from. Its signature dining venue is Schpoons and Forx, while you can grab tapas-style light bites in LEVEL8IGHT or a snack in That Bar Downstairs.
Schpoons and Forx
The hotel’s main restaurant, Schpoons and Forx, is quite the venue in its own right. Developed and run by chef and broadcaster Matt Tebbutt, the restaurant serves a modern British menu all day long. The central, open kitchen is a feature in itself and fitted with a statement tandoor and stone oven. Schpoons and Forx is open daily from breakfast through to dinner time.
Breakfast is served from 6:30am to 10am Monday to Saturday and from 7am to 10:30am on Sundays. A light lunch menu is served Monday to Friday between 12pm and 3:30pm and an a la cart dinner served daily from 6pm to 10pm. Signature dishes include a whole Lyme Bay sea bass marinated in yoghurt and fine herbs, rocket and lemon, tandoor roasted mackerel with chermoula marinade and a gravity-defying rum baba with espresso marquise and chocolate cream.
LEVEL8IGHT The Skybar
With its seven miles of golden sand, beautiful tropical gardens around the central Bourne Stream, pretty clifftop walks and dramatic architecture, Bournemouth is a stunning destination to explore on foot and by car. So, imagine how it looks from eight storeys up? Head to LEVEL8IGHT ‘The Skybar’ in the Hilton and find out for yourself, with sweeping vistas across the rooftops and clifftops from the heart of town. This swish venue provides panoramic sea views across Bournemouth bay and beyond to be enjoyed with a flamboyant cocktail (including the bespoke Bournemouth Pier Martini with Belvedere Vodka, Aperol and rhubarb syrup), fine wines and premium spirits.
The statement bar runs centrally through the room, flanked by cosy private seating areas and tables with enviable views. If you’re feeling peckish, resident chef Matt Tebbutt has put together a tempting small plate tapas-style menu or perhaps you’d prefer an indulgent afternoon tea? LEVEL8IGHT is open Sunday to Thursday from 3pm to 2am and from 12pm to 2am on Fridays and Saturdays. The dress code is always smart casual, so please no beachwear.
That Bar Downstairs
Whether you’re popping in to meet a business colleague or you want a smart space to catch up with friends, That Bar Downstairs is a stylish and relaxed venue open from 7am to 11pm. Freshly brewed coffee and light snacks are served throughout the day and fine wines and cocktails by night – it’s a great place for catching up on your emails, enjoying pre-dinner drinks or a nightcap before you hit the sack.
Focus on accessibility
The Hilton has paid close consideration to its disabled and mobility restricted guests. There are a number of accessible guest rooms reachable from all public areas and all facilities including the registration and concierge desks, lifts, exercise facilities, restaurant, parking, meeting room / ballroom, spa and pool are accessible. Assistive listening devices are available for meetings, the alarms and lift alerts are audible / vibrating and visual and the elevator buttons are in braille.
The accessible bedrooms and bathrooms have wider entrances and can be furnished with a digital alarm clock with sound and strobe light and vibrating pillow. There is an emergency call button on the phone and emergency pull cords beside the bed and in the bathroom. The bathroom is fitted with grab bars around the toilet and in the shower area with low-mount shelving and the bedroom itself has lowered light switches, a lower peep hole in door, reachable shelf storage and wardrobe rails, lowered sink, toilet and thermostat controls. Service support animals are welcome in the hotel. The accessible bedrooms can accommodate up to two adults and some connect to a second bedroom, ideal for carers or family.
Secure, covered, self-parking is available on site for £11 per day during the week and £13 at weekends and reservation is not required. If you need assistance or are mobility impaired there is a drop-off point outside the hotel’s main entrance. The car park on Terrace Road is reached via a steep incline so please park on Level 1 if you require easier access. Please note there are steps from the car park to the hotel but a pavement alternative is available for anyone with mobility requirements.
At your service
The Hilton’s front-of-house staff are on call around the clock with a warm welcome and a helping hand. Whether you fancy room service or you need a hand from the concierge, want to set up a wake-up call, organise luggage storage or need that special outfit urgently dry cleaned, they’re happy to help you day and night. Whether you’re looking for a convenient, central base in town or a lavish and luxurious seaside stay, why not make the Hilton your next Bournemouth base?
Bournemouth Hilton on Westover Road
If this Hilton Hotel in Bournemouth seems a little different to one you may remember staying at in the past, this isn’t the town’s first Hilton Hotel. In fact, there was a Hilton Hotel on the town’s upmarket Westover Road until 2008 in what is now the Premier Inn Bournemouth Central.