Sat in a prime position atop Bournemouth’s prestigious East Overcliff, the Suncliff is a traditional seaside hotel with enviable panoramic sea views just paces from the beach.
It’s a mile from the town’s main train and bus station and just twenty minutes from Bournemouth Airport (6.6 miles). Being on the clifftop, the Suncliff is just a two-minute stroll to the sand and only three minutes to pier, just a mile from Bournemouth International Centre and only slightly further from the town centre. If you’re here to visit the town’s universities and colleges, the Lansdowne site is not even half a mile away and Bournemouth University and Arts University Talbot Campus a ten-minute drive (two and a half miles).
The Suncliff is part of Bournemouth’s Oceana Resort, together with The Cumberland, Ocean Beach and Hotel Royale and, as such, patrons can enjoy unlimited access to the parking and amenities at these three neighbouring hotels including outdoor solar-heated pools, a brasserie, an Asian-inspired day spa and Costa coffee shop.
The Suncliff has 114 bedrooms. Being right on the seafront, many of the bedrooms offer a sea view with a balcony or terrace, meaning you can bask in the sea air even when you’re not down on the sand. The crash pad single is a unique idea, offering one adult a comfy single room for a discounted stay in town while still enjoying the hotel’s high standards and facilities.
All bedrooms at The Suncliff are ensuite with complimentary toiletries. They come with LCD Freeview television, direct dial telephone, a hot drinks refreshment tray and tea and coffee making facilities, a hairdryer and many provide a work desk. Another budget room provided at The Suncliff is the economy double, with ensuite bathroom and all the standard amenities.
The Suncliff’s standard bedrooms are available as singles, twins and doubles. All are ensuite with either a bath or shower. The standard family room accommodates one, two or three adults and / or one, two or three children for the ultimate in flexible accommodation with total space for up to six people.
Upgrade to an oceanfront double, twin or family room for guaranteed sea views looking out as far as Poole Harbour and the Isle of Wight. Or treat yourself to an oceanfront double with a terrace, where you can sit and enjoy a sea view breakfast or watch the sun go down. Many of these rooms also offer a sofa or seating area for a luxurious stay.
If you’re staying for a special occasion or you’re looking for a little luxury, check out the Suncliff’s penthouses, which are available as double, twin or king size rooms. They each have a balcony affording stunning ocean views out across the English Channel. The penthouses are on the fourth floor of the building and there is a lift to all floors if you don’t fancy taking the stairs.
Check-in at the Suncliff is from 2:30pm and you can check out any time from 7:30 to 11am. Children of all ages are welcome to stay here and under 2s can stay in a cot or crib in the room for an additional £6 per person per night. Pets cannot be accommodated, so please leave Fido at home!
Time to dine
The Suncliff is home to the popular Overcliff Pub, a traditional English establishment facing the sea and serving proper pub food and drinks in a very laid-back and informal environment. The Overcliff Pub is open daily until midnight and children are welcome in until 8pm. The menu features all the classics like fish and chips, pies, steaks, scampi and a good old ploughman’s plus a build-a-burger option, selection of sandwiches and kid’s meals too. The venue is also a popular destination for nights out, with dedicated quiz, food deals and musical entertainment.
All you can eat roasts
The Suncliff Sunday ‘all-day carveries’ are popular with guests and locals and served every week from 12:30 to 8:30pm. Pick your favourite of three roast meats or a mixture of two, add your choice of traditional trimmings and serve with lashings of gravy. If you want to mix it up, there are other meals on the menu, from salads, to pies to fish dishes and vegetarian options too. If you’ve still got room to squeeze in afters, check out the chef’s old-fashioned pud of the week.
Looking for something slightly more formal? Why not check out the Atlantis Restaurant, which offers the traditional charm of a hotel restaurant with dedicated waiting team and professional restaurant manager. Breakfast is your preference of traditional cooked breakfast or extensive continental selection. Evening meals are served in one, two or three courses with traditional British dishes such as steaks, roast chicken supreme and grilled fillet of hake.
While Bournemouth on a sunny day is more than a match for many exotic destinations, the Suncliff’s Tropicana Lounge really captures the holiday spirit whatever the weather. Choose your favourite tipple from the well-stocked bar and settle down in your choice of cosy chair or comfy sofa in beautiful surroundings as you enjoy some of the town’s best sea views.
Eating around the Oceana Group
If you fancy a change of scene while you’re staying at the Suncliff, why not check out some of the other restaurants and bars in the hotel group? Perhaps you might fancy a traditional afternoon tea at the double AA rosette Ventana Grand Café, home-made pizza or pasta at Ocean Beach’s Italian Café or delicious dishes at China Bistro and Aqua Brasserie at The Royale?
Leisure and luxury
Situated on Bournemouth seafront, The Suncliff has countless leisure options right on its doorstep. from leisurely clifftop strolls to swims in the sea and within easy reach of the town’s gyms, gardens, golf courses, tennis courts, leisure attractions and sports amenities. It also has an in-house leisure complex with heated indoor swimming pool, mini gym, sauna, spa and wellness centre and squash court plus a seasonal games room.
If you’re travelling on business or just like to stay in touch, you’ll be glad to discover that the Suncliff offers free WiFi throughout the hotel. The Suncliff has meeting, banqueting and conference facilities and can provide access to a fax and photocopier if you need to set up a remote office. Most bedrooms offer a workspace where guests travelling on business can set up a hot desk.
Parking is free and unreserved, first come, first served, at the hotel and at its sister sites and there is additional, pay-for parking available on the nearby roads. The front desk is manned 24 hours of the day and staff are on hand to help organise anything you might need including luggage storage, dry cleaning and laundry, packed lunches and dinner reservations, room service and newspapers.
If you’re looking for a central venue with lots of leisure and dining options on tap, why not book your next Bournemouth seaside break at The Suncliff Hotel?