If you’re looking for a chic and stylish retreat around the corner from the beach, why not check out The Orchid Hotel in Bournemouth’s popular East Cliff? This discreet 32-bed retreat is tucked away along leafy Gervis Road, just off of East Overcliff Drive less than a mile from Bournemouth’s main train and bus station and six miles from the airport. If you’re driving, The Orchid Hotel is just off the main A338 Wessex Way into town and there’s free private parking on site.
Bournemouth’s main beach and pier are two minutes along the Promenade and the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) and Pavilion Theatre are just over half a mile away. The main town Square, with its shops, restaurants and bars is a mile and a half from The Orchid Hotel and the university and college buildings in the Lansdowne are 0.4 miles down Gervis Road. Bournemouth University and Arts University Talbot Campus in Poole is just over two miles away.
The Orchid Hotel has 32 bedrooms; classic rooms, family, interconnecting, king deluxe, standard double, superior, super king luxury and twin. All bedrooms feature Freeview LCD televisions, hairdryers, an ensuite bathroom with power shower and complimentary toiletries, tea and coffee making facilities, direct-dial telephone and free high-speed WiFi in the bedrooms and throughout the hotel. The superior and super king luxury rooms add complimentary Elemis toiletries, a Nespresso coffee machine and dressing gowns.
The Orchid has been completely modernised to give guests all luxuries while celebrating and showcasing the charms of the original Edwardian villa that the building once was. With grand, period features including high ceilings and deep bay windows, you will enjoy the utmost in escapism while the hotel’s central location and high-speed WiFi keeps you connected. Children of all ages are welcome (under 4s free of charge) but The Orchid Hotel cannot accommodate pets. Check-in is from 3pm and check-out up until 11am.
No 34 Restaurant
The Orchid Hotel’s No 34 Restaurant is a venue in its own right, welcoming hotel guests and the general public. Breakfast is served Continental, Full English / Irish, Vegetarian or Gluten Free with bread, pastries, eggs, yoghurt, fruit plus an a la carte menu of cooked choices. You can also opt for breakfast in your room if you’re indulging yourself with a slower start to the day or sit out in the one acre garden if your stay is blessed with sunshine.
For evening meals, No 34 offers a tempting European-inspired, locally-sourced meal designed by the head chef. Sample starter options include the delicate 1000 Leaves of Crab and Local Sopley Asparagus on Haddock and Yuzo Mayonnaise. For main, why not try the French classic Lamb Navarin or Stonebass Pavé with Apple Tatin and Salted Caramel Ice Cream or a slab of Blackcurrant and Hibiscus Cheesecake to follow.
The hotel also has a fully-licensed bar if you want to enjoy a quiet drink or socialise with friends. Why not sit out on the terrace if the weather is fine and enjoy the sea breeze over the East Cliff.
The Orchid Hotel has a 24-hour reception so there’s always someone on hand for local advice or to book a service. You can store your luggage with them before check-in and after check-out, order room service or the daily newspapers. You can also access fax and photocopying if you’re travelling on business or need something printed.
Your wedding day
The Orchid Hotel is a popular choice for wedding celebrations and ceremonies. It’s a small, intimate venue you can call your own for a day, the perfect mix of grand Edwardian villa and beautifully exclusive boutique hotel. If you want to exchange your vows here, The Orchid has a civil ceremony licence and a choice of glamorous settings – an idyllic courtyard and two well-styled function rooms. The smaller function room is perfect for more intimate occasions, elegantly styled with doors opening out onto the courtyard. The larger room is for wedding parties on a grander scale, able to accommodate 100 guests for a sit-down meal and up to 160 for a reception gathering. The courtyard, with its elegant pergola offers a romantic setting for your garden wedding,
You can book out all 32 bedrooms for exclusive use of the hotel or have the use of your preferred venue for your ceremony, the wedding breakfast and your evening celebration. As a smaller venue, the team at The Orchid will work with you to create your unique and special day – from designing your menu with the chef to building drinks packages and exploring your ideal entertainment options.
Business and conferencing
The Orchid Hotel is a great place to do business, with meeting and banqueting facilities to entertain and impress your colleagues. There are two function suites available for hire and an open-plan reception lounge space to host breakout and smaller meetings. The hotel is ideally placed close to Bournemouth’s Lansdowne business district and can cater for conferences, breakfast meetings, networking events, recruitment, press conferences, corporate training, exhibitions, product launches and team building events.
The Orchid is also the ideal venue for family celebrations including wedding and engagement parties, christenings, birthdays and anniversaries, bar mitzvahs and funeral teas.
Whether you’re looking for a friendly family break or a fitting venue for a grand occasion, The Orchid Hotel fits the bill. It has the history, experience and reputation of a long-established hotel but the modern touches that make it a home-from-home. Why not book your next seaside stay at The Orchid today?