Whether you’re coming to Bournemouth on business or pleasure, you want a grand venue for your family celebration or a great spot to watch the annual Air Festival, Hotel Miramar, right on the town’s popular East Cliff, delivers the perfect blend of location and elegance. The Miramar is unique in combining the essence of a country house hotel with four-star beachfront accommodation. The property is right on the central East Overcliff drive, yet set back from the road by its own lush, sweeping lawns.
How to get here
Getting to the Hotel Miramar is easy however you’re travelling. It’s just one street back from Bath Road, the main thoroughfare into the town from the east and there is ample, unallocated parking at the hotel itself. If you’re coming to Bournemouth by train, the Miramar is just one mile from the town’s main train and bus station in the Lansdowne part of town. And Bournemouth International Airport is six miles away.
The Miramar is centrally placed for all the town’s most popular attractions. You can be down on the beach in a matter of minutes and the Pavilion Theatre and Bournemouth International Centre are less than half a mile away. The hotel is also on the right side of town for Bournemouth’s main business districts as well as the college and university buildings. If you’re looking for the University and Arts University’s Poole-based Talbot campus these are just a couple of miles away.
Hotel Miramar is a grand, yet friendly-looking Edwardian building with Roman inspired pillars and charming curved balconies looking out over the landscaped gardens across to the sea. It has 43 bedrooms each one varying in shape and size owing to the unique character and style of this country house and adding to its charm. All bedrooms are elegantly furnished with luxury beds, duvets and bed linens. All are ensuite and the majority are fitted with showers over the bath although walk-in showers are available. Some have air conditioning and some have a safe and fridge – speak to Reception on 01202 556581 if you have and special requirements or requests and they will be able to recommend a room for you.
All bedrooms have a flat screen television with Freeview, an iDock, tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary toiletries, a hairdresser, iron press, free WiFi in the rooms and all public areas and free, unallocated car parking. There are 29 standard grade bedrooms available as singles, doubles, twin or family accommodation. Two of these rooms are sea facing (supplement payable) while the rest look across the hotel’s beautiful gardens. These is also a fully accessible bedroom, which is more spacious to accommodate a wheelchair user and offers wet room and safety rails.
For guaranteed sea views, choose one of Hotel Miramar’s ten deluxe bedrooms, each of which look out across Bournemouth’s beautiful bay. Situated on the East Cliff, you can enjoy panoramic views stretching across from the Isle of Wight to the Isle of Purbeck. Two of these rooms share a large balcony – an ideal spot for a seafront breakfast, to enjoy a good book in the sea air or to watch the sun go down with a little glass of something. Besides the standard amenities all Deluxe Rooms add a Nespresso machine for great coffee at the touch of a button.
Why not treat yourself to one of Hotel Miramar’s four Premier rooms to give yourself a more spacious area in which to stay and relax. These rooms come with an additional seating area and fluffy robes – a great space to chill out and unwind – and a free reserved parking space too.
For the ultimate in luxury and comfort, book into one of Hotel Miramar’s three junior suite bedrooms. Each has a private balcony to get you even closer to their stunning sea and coastal views. One of these rooms is the Bridal Suite, exquisitely designed by an interiors specialist for a luxurious and unforgettable stay and the other two suites have an additional spacious seating area. All suites have a free, allocated parking space in this ideal setting in the heart of town.
For an extra taste of luxury and relaxation the hotel can arrange a selection of in-room spa treatments from local, qualified therapists. Please speak to Reservations for details and a price list.
Check-in time at Hotel Miramar is from 2pm. Please vacate your room by 11am on the final day of your stay. Pets are welcome to stay with permission from the hotel management.
Time to dine
Whether you want a quick bite before the theatre or a slap-up three courses there are plenty of options for dining at Hotel Miramar. The hotel has a grand restaurant and private dining rooms to cater for any occasion. Perhaps you want a light lunch on a beach day, an indulgent afternoon tea over a catch-up with friends, the hotel’s popular silver service Sunday lunch or an extravagant table set up for a loved-one’s birthday feast. Residents and passers-by alike are welcome to enjoy a meal at Hotel Miramar – whether a Full English to kick-off a long day or a quick snack on-the-fly but booking is advisable during holiday seasons.
Ocean Bar and Terrace
If you want a snack straight off the beach, why not drop in to Hotel Miramar’s Ocean Bar and Terrace whenever you’re peckish. The menu is packed with tempting light bites and meals including sandwiches, baguettes and paninis, tempura prawns, a smoked salmon and prawn platter and homemade burgers plus the hotel’s delightfully indulgent afternoon tea by the sea.
The Ocean Bar and Terrace is a great venue for morning coffees, a post-work catch-up or a quick working lunch. In the summer why not take your meal or drinks out into the hotel’s beautifully landscaped gardens overlooking the sea. In winter, you can enjoy your refreshments inside in the cosy bar or drawing room.
Sunday lunch is a very popular affair at Hotel Miramar – so popular in fact that it often gets booked up in advance by residents and locals. This traditional meal is served in the hotel restaurant, overlooking the landscaped gardens and the sea beyond. You have a choice of all the standard roast meats accompanied by fresh vegetables and all the trimmings or you can opt for a fish dish or the vegetarian option.
If you can find room for pudding why not try one of Hotel Miramar’s home-made desserts? Order a freshly-prepared hot sweet or take your pick from the buffet of cold options. There is also a cheese board for a savoury option.
If you’re celebrating a special occasion the Miramar’s events team can turn your Sunday lunch into a party and you can even have a private lunch in the library!
No. 43 at the Miramar
No 43 at Miramar is a stylish, Mediterranean style dining venue serving classic English dishes with a twist of the Med. Start your day the right way with a leisurely, cooked-to-order hot breakfast or help yourself to a selection of continental breakfast items, pastries and fresh fruit.
In the evening, you have a choice of freshly-prepared dishes from Miramar Hotel’s table d’hote or a la carte menus. Classic a la carte dishes include a smoked salmon and prawns Bloody Mary sharing platter as a starter, surf and turf or a fillet steak for the main and flaming crepes suzette to follow. Sit back and relax in this beautifully decorated venue or, in the summer months, why not choose to enjoy your meal out on the deck and enjoy Bournemouth’s beautiful sea air out under the stars.
Wedding ceremonies and receptions
Hotel Miramar is, unsurprisingly, a very popular place to host a wedding ceremony and reception. Whether you’re planning an intimate occasion for your immediate circle or a grand celebration with everyone you know Hotel Miramar can help you plan an unforgettable occasion.
One of the reasons for Hotel Miramar’s appeal is its sweeping lawns and beautiful sea views. You get the dream beachfront wedding set back from the rest of the world in your own cosy retreat. This grand Edwardian building is licensed to host your ceremony in The Library, The Drawing Room and in the Garden Pavilion and the hotel is also a fitting venue for celebrating your nuptials after your church or beach service whether you want a banquet for 160 guests, a civilised afternoon tea on the lawn or an intimate private dining experience. Whatever your ideas, Hotel Miramar’s expert wedding planners can help you create the day of your dreams.
Private hire and business functions
It’s not just weddings that Hotel Miramar can deliver. Perhaps you want to host a special birthday celebration, mark an anniversary or milestone or throw a private or business function. Contact the team to discuss your accommodation and dining options and leave the detail to them.
Indeed, despite its beauty, Hotel Miramar is also professional and well-equipped venue for hosting corporate events and functions too. Bournemouth is a popular venue for conferences which makes Hotel Miramar a popular choice with its town centre location and serene backdrop far from the bustle of the business world. It can also host your conference, seminar, training event or business meeting as well as break-out spaces for big events in the town. The hotel has a choice of five versatile function / meeting rooms to accommodate anything from a boardroom to a theatre-style lecture hall for up to 200 and can arrange for bespoke decoration and specialist equipment hire.
Whether you’re running late after a day at a conference or you would like some local advice before making your plans for the day, Hotel Miramar’s Reception team and 24-hour front desk are ready to help around the clock. Order room service and enjoy dinner in your room or out on the balcony after a long day on the beach or request a packed lunch ready for a day trip. You can book dry cleaning or laundry services, request newspapers or a safety deposit box. Business guests might use the fax and photocopier and you can safely store your luggage her before you check in or after check-out.
Whatever brings you to Bournemouth you can rely on Hotel Miramar for a peaceful and comfortable stay right on the beach yet right in the centre of Bournemouth’s plentiful attractions. To book your next Bournemouth stay at Hotel Miramar visit their website or contact the hotel by calling them on 01202 556581.