Bournemouth’s East Cliff area is a popular choice for visitors coming to stay in the town. This location boasts panoramic sea views from one of the best vantage points in town and you can have your toes in the sea in minutes! Hotel Royale (previously the Anglo Swiss Hotel) on Gervis Road, puts you in easy reach of many of the town’s main venues and amenities.
The hotel is easy to get to, less than a mile from the main Bournemouth train and coach station, six miles from the airport, two minutes from an airport shuttle bus stop and there is plenty of parking on site if you’re bringing the car (chargeable at £2 per day). Getting to Bournemouth Pier is a 15-minute stroll along the Promenade and Bournemouth Pavilion and International Centre are half a mile from the hotel. Wander through Bournemouth’s glorious gardens to the main town Square (one mile away), in easy reach of the shops, restaurants and bars. If you’re visiting the town’s universities or college, the Lansdowne Campus (Bournemouth University and Bournemouth and Poole College) is 0.2 miles from the Hotel Royale and the Talbot Campus (Bournemouth University and Arts University) 2.5 miles away.
A comfortable stay
The Hotel Royale has 65 bedrooms, eight spacious studio rooms and a selection of balcony and executive rooms, single, twins and doubles. Family rooms are available in a variety of formats to suit all age groups, with one double bed and one or two singles or bunk beds. All guest rooms are ensuite, with complimentary toiletries, free high-speed WiFi and a television with satellite channels. All rooms offer a work desk and cosy seating area plus tea and coffee making facilities, direct dial telephone and hairdryer. The eight executive bedrooms offer some additional luxuries including bathrobes, deluxe tea trays, luxury toiletries, an iron and board and a docking station.
Guests can check in from 3pm and check-out is until 11am. Children of all ages are welcome to stay. Pets cannot be accommodated at The Hotel Royale, nor stag and hen parties.
The Hotel Royale offers various facilities for disabled guests and those with limited mobility including ground floor rooms and a lift to all floors, adapted toilets and bathrooms.
The Hotel Royale offers a variety of dining options for guests who wish to eat on site. The main Aqua Brasserie restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner daily for casual, a la carte dining. At breakfast, you have an option of a traditional cooked breakfast or continental choices. The dinner menu uses seasonal, locally sourced ingredients in popular dishes such moules mariniere or smoked salmon croutes for a starter and fish and chips, steak and Guinness pie or tuna loin as a main.
If you’re a fan of Chinese food, check out Hotel Royale’s China Bistro for a selection of authentic dishes, starters and sides. The Bar and Lounge serves bar snacks and drinks all day long in a comfortable and relaxed environment. You can enjoy freshly cooked meals and light bites either inside or al fresco in the beautiful hotel gardens. Perhaps you fancy the soup of the day, ham and eggs, an omelette, a sandwich or panini? Some of the choices are also available via room service 24 hours a day while the main menu is served in the Bar and Lounge from 12 midday to 9:30pm.
The Hotel Royale occupies an enviable position just set back from Bournemouth’s beautiful East Cliff in easy reach of the sea and clifftops for bracing, breezy strolls or a dip in the English Channel. But guests are also spoilt with a stylish indoor heated swimming pool and sun terrace if they want to enjoy a lazier day in the hotel’s peaceful grounds. As part of the Oceana Resort, guests at the Royale can freely use all facilities at the Suncliff, Cumberland and Ocean Beach, also on the East Cliff, including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, saunas, a mini gym, squash courts and the Oceana Day Spa.
Business or pleasure
The Hotel Royale is a great place to stay on business with professional conferencing, meeting and banqueting facilities available in suites, which can accommodate up to 130 guests. The William Tell Suite is the main function room, which seats up to 80 people and links to the Chalet Suite, which is ideal for private dinners and boardrooms for 20 people. The AQUA Suite is the biggest space, ideal for theatre-style product launches and functions for up to 130 people and the Alpine Suite can seat up to 50. Delegates can access free WiFi throughout the venue, free parking (first come, first served) and guests staying over can use the leisure facilities on site and across the Oceana Bournemouth Resort.
Weddings and occasions
The function rooms also make the Hotel Royale a popular choice for a wedding venue. Couples are welcome to completely design their own food and drinks package from a choice of classic and contemporary favourites and a similar contrast of wines. The venue will help customise your big day to your party from 40 to 130 guests and can also host smaller, tailor-made weddings. Wedding services include full wedding planning, all linen, a table plan, toastmaster services, use of cake stand and knife, bridal room and use of the gardens for photographs.
The hotel also regularly hosts occasions such as ladies’ festival weekends, birthday parties and bespoke events like baby showers, christenings, engagements and graduations, fashion shows, barbecues, masked balls, charity dinners, club nights, themed banquets and funeral teas. If your event is on a larger scale, the Royale’s sister hotels just five minutes away can collectively accommodate a further 550 guests.
Staff on the Hotel Royale’s 24-hour front desk are on call around the clock, whether you’re after local information or you want to order room service. You can leave your luggage here before check-in our after you check out to enjoy one last paddle in the sea before you leave. They can also arrange dry cleaning and laundry services and provide fax and photocopying facilities.
If you’re looking for a well-connected, luxurious setting just paces from the seafront, why not book your next seaside break at Bournemouth’s Hotel Royale?