Sweeping sea views from the East Cliff
Standing proudly on Bournemouth town centre’s East Overcliff Drive, the art deco-styled Cumberland Hotel offers timeless elegance with a unique, boutique twist. Its enviable cliff-top location means guests at the Cumberland are just paces away from Bournemouth Beach, the Pier Approach and Pier. Step inside and you’re transported to a time of opulence and grandeur with its lavish furnishings polished to perfection and laced with vintage glamour.
The Cumberland has a variety of room types, whether you’re looking for a budget ‘crashpad’ for a night out on the town or a plush family suite with sea views. As you gaze out to sea, you cast your eye over the Miami-inspired lido deck of the outdoor pool decorated with palm trees and furnished with chill beds. If you’re feeling peckish, take a pew in the two rosette Ventana Grand Café or the welcoming Del Mar Lounge.
As part of the Oceana Bournemouth resort, guests at the Cumberland are welcome to use the facilities of its partner hotels including the indoor heated pool and Overcliff Pub at the neighbouring Suncliff Hotel and the Italian restaurant and Asian-inspired day spa at the Ocean Beach.
Making your reservation
The Cumberland Hotel is an explosion of retro styling with a mix of classic vintage and quirky design features. Many of the hotel’s 107 rooms offer stunning sea views, balconies or terraces. Each room offers a complimentary hot drink refreshment tray, colour LCD TV with Freeview, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and toiletries. Most also provide a work desk if you can draw your gaze away from the beach.
Guests have access to 24-hour room service, free fibre WiFi (up to 500mb data per 24 hours) and free car parking across the Oceana group’s four hotels (including the Hotel Royale). You can book your next Bournemouth break right now using our ‘Book Now’ button on the right. You can also check the hotel website for a selection of book-ahead and walk-in deals or call their reservations direct on 01202 298350 8am to 8pm Monday to Sunday. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Planning your stay
If you’re looking for a comfy room for the night rather than sweeping sea views from your luxury boudoir, a Cumberland crash pad might do the trick. You get a cosy single bed with en-suite bathroom for a discounted rate – a decent base close to the beach and to town. For a little bit more pampering, upgrade to a comfort single with modern private bathroom. If you’re bringing a partner, you can plump for a budget double for a relaxing stay or trade up to a comfort twin or double; all options come with blackout curtains and modern bathroom.
If you’re planning to settle in take full advantage of the Cumberland’s seafront vantage, take a sea view upgrade for panoramic views across Bournemouth bay. Families can opt for a connecting room – a double en-suite connected to a single en-suite – giving everybody space while keeping them close – or a family ocean view room with a double or king size bed, a single and a pull-out or extra bed with balconies, chairs and stunning seaside vista for everybody to share. Trade up again to a superior ocean view balcony or terrace bedroom. Check-in is from 2.30 to 6pm (later check-in available for a £10 supplement). Check-out is 11.00am.
Whether you’re hankering after no-fuss traditional food, lavish brasserie fayre or relaxed afternoon tea in a luxurious lounge, the Cumberland extends its warm welcome and meticulous styling to each of its on-site eateries. Whether you’re staying in the hotel, at another Oceana Resort property or popping in for a meal on recommendation, there’s lots of options for all tastes, timescales and budgets.
The Cumberland’s elegant house restaurant Mirabelle serves breakfast and dinner and offers a popular Sunday luncheon with a choice of three roasts, a fish and vegetarian option (12.30pm-2.30pm). For something a little grander, two rosette brasserie the Ventana Grand Café is dripping in the hotel’s trademark lavish and contemporary art deco styling. Advance booking is recommended. The Ventana serves from midday to 9pm and can be booked online.
For something altogether more relaxed, sink back and soak up the opulence of the Del Mar Lounge, with a selection of soft drinks, beers, wines, cocktails and afternoon teas. In the summer, head out to the Cumberland’s poolside lido deck for one of the hotel’s popular Mediterranean barbecues. Call 01202 556529 to make a reservation.
Dressed to impress, whatever the occasion
For a big day with a difference, make the Cumberland Hotel the backdrop to your family celebrations or private function. The Cumberland can host weddings for 40 up to 200 guests and couples are invited to design their own food and drinks package.
The Oceana function suite echoes the hotel’s lavish styling with a free span dome in the centre displaying a colour-changing light show and grand chandelier dressed with 50,000 crystals. With stage, dance floor, sound system, club lighting and private bar it’s a great venue for up to 130 evening visitors or 90 people seated. The Mirabelle room with dramatic ebony panelled walls and hundreds of mirrors can fit up to 200 hundred people seated or 230 evening guests and has its own dance floor, plus access to the Lido deck – making it ideal for a summer bash.
The Cumberland’s boardroom seats up to 25 delegates and comes equipped with the office and presentation kit you need to host a team away-day, residential training course, award ceremony or business function.
Time to unwind
Guests at The Cumberland can enjoy the hotel’s large Miami-style poolside lido, which accommodates over 120 guests on an assortment of graphite loungers and chill beds. If you need to cool down between mocktails, the Ventana Grand Café is also home to one of Bournemouth’s largest outdoor swimming pools.
For a spot of pampering Cumberland guests are welcome to use all the facilities across the Oceana Resort hotel suite, which includes the Oceana Day Spa. This blissful, Asian-inspired venue offers spa treatments, beauty and nails to leave you relaxed, invigorated and revitalised.
At your service
The Cumberland Hotel offers free parking on a first-come, first-serve basis across all four Oceana Resort properties. All of the hotels are completely non-smoking but there is a covered outdoor area at the Ocean Beach, where smoking is permitted. If you’re holidaying with a four-legged friend, small dogs are welcome at The Cumberland for a small surcharge. Whether browsing the web or on business, guests at The Cumberland will appreciate the free WiFi, available throughout the majority of bedrooms and public areas.
Freshen up and cool off with a quick dip in the resort’s two outdoor swimming pools, which are open from mid-May until September. At other times you’re welcome to enjoy the indoor pool at the Suncliff. The Cumberland also has tournament-size squash courts with viewing gallery available for hire and there is a well-stocked mini gym at the Suncliff, whether you want to burn off some cocktails or maintain a workout regime.
The Cumberland loves to pile on the entertainment. From tribute acts to talent shows to ladies’ nights and dinner shows, murder mysteries and even a sitcom ‘comedy dining experience’ with Fawlty Towers-esque characters! See the latest line-up on their parent company’s dedicated events website or call 01202 298 350 to book.
Join the team!
If you’re embarking on a career in hospitality or keen to join the team, the Oceana Group advertises its latest vacancies on its website.
From advance bookings to special occasions like Christmas and New Year, to last-minute bargains, there are lots of deals to be snapped up at The Cumberland. Make their special offers page your first port of call and bag the best deal for rooms and a selection of occasion and local event hospitality packages including for the Bournemouth Air Festival.
Whether you’re grabbing a bed for a short stopover or planning a family seaside holiday, the unique, boutique Cumberland hotel promises an unforgettable stay. While situated in a premium position atop the town’s coveted East Overcliff, the hotel’s striking art deco styling grabs as much attention as its location. With a range of room choices, dining and leisure options, plus your pick of facilities across the Oceana Resort’s three neighbouring hotels, at The Cumberland, you’ll be spoilt for choice at every turn.