The grand, three-star Queens Hotel and Spa sits proudly on Meyrick Road simply metres away from Bournemouth’s beautiful East Overcliff. It was built back in the 1940s and deftly combines the elegance and glamour of the age with all the modern services and amenities of today. You can be on the beach in minutes by taking a stroll down the East Cliff zig-zag path and the town square linking Bournemouth’s two high streets is less than a mile away. If you’ve booked some tickets for the Pavilion Theatre or Bournemouth International Centre they’re just about half a mile away while the town’s main business district and university and college buildings are a two-minute drive.
Conveniently on the East Cliff
This grand venue is easy to reach by car, on foot or by public transport. It’s situated close to the main ‘Wessex Way’ A338 in and out of the town close to the Lansdowne part of Bournemouth. There is a large car park out the front of the hotel and parking is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The town’s main train station and travel interchange for the bus station are just one mile from the Queens Hotel and Spa and if you’re flying into town, Bournemouth Airport is just about six miles away.
Make yourself at home
You can check in to your room at The Queens Hotel any time from 2pm on your day of arrival and check-out is until 10:30am on the final day of your stay. Reception will gladly store your luggage if you want one last day on the beach or to dip your toes in the sea without lugging your suitcases along! Children of all ages are welcome to stay at the hotel.
The bedrooms are traditionally styled with a warm and cosy feel. All bedrooms are en suite with a shower and bath and many have been recently modified. There are a large selection of bedrooms including standard doubles, many with balconies, family rooms (two adults and a child), singles, twins and superior rooms if you want something a little bit more special. There is also a selection of luxurious deluxe suites ideal for the most special of occasions. The Queens suites give you your own private lounge area and soft robes and all bedrooms offer tea and coffee making facilities, television, complimentary toiletries, telephone, radio, desk, ironing facilities and a hairdryer. There is 24-hour room service if you need an out-of-hours snack or lazy start to the day and some bedrooms have a balcony or partial sea view. All bedrooms and public areas offer free WiFi – ideal if you need to stay connected or just like to keep in touch.
There are a range of facilities at The Queens Hotel to provide suitable and comfortable accommodation for disabled guests. There is ramp access to the hotel itself and a lift to all floors. You can request accessible wet room or shower bedrooms and these come with in-room grip rails and wash aids. Please call Reservations on 01202 554415 to discuss your requirements and to ask about special rates for carers.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome to stay with their owners at The Queens Hotel; after all, they are part of the family. The hotel requests a supplement of £10 per day and you must give prior notice if you’re bringing your canine companion. Beyond the prospect of a warm and cosy room with their family for the night your dog will arrive to a welcoming bowl of water, a comfy dog bed and a balcony in every doggy friendly bedroom where they can trot around in the fresh air. Dogs are permitted in the hotel garden as long as they are on a lead and the Queens team can advise on suitable walkies for any time of day or year. Unfortunately, dogs cannot enter the restaurant, bar or other food serving areas of the hotel out of respect for the other guests.
Alexanders Restaurant at The Queens Hotel is a large, yet elegant space for up to 200 diners. The bank of windows makes this a light and peaceful environment in which to enjoy the fresh, seasonal menu of English cuisines blended with European favourites. Alexanders is open to residents and non-residents alike seven days a week.
Breakfast is served at Alexanders Restaurant Monday to Friday from 7:15am to 9:30am and on Saturdays and Sundays from 8am until 9:45am and includes a traditional Full English / Irish hot buffet, various continental breakfast options and an unlimited supply of hot and cold drinks. There are also vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free breakfast options.
Dinner is served from 7pm every evening and last orders are taken at 8:30pm. The four-course table d’hote menu changes daily and there is also a selection of a la carte meat and fish dishes. The sample table d’hote menu features lip-smacking favourites such as marinated English lamb rump, crispy roasted duck leg and grilled whole Dover sole followed by comforting desserts warm spiced apple and cinnamon sponge or the delicious sounding lavender crème brulee.
The Garden Lounge
If you would like to dine somewhere a little more informal or you’re looking for a quick bite to eat, the Garden Lounge and Sun Terrace, lounge and bar are all comfortable retreats where you can enjoy a fresh coffee, pre-dinner drinks and a range of snacks and appetisers.
Forever Gorgeous spa
Whether you want a bit of pampering on your seaside break, to de-stress during a business trip or keep up your usual health and fitness regime away from home, check out The Queens Hotel’s Forever Gorgeous spa. This luxurious retreat, with nine treatment rooms and two lounges offers a wide range of beauty and health treatments plus a gym, steam room, sauna and steam bath to help you relax or reinvigorate you after a long day on the beach or in the office. It’s a popular venue for hen parties and private events as well as blissful pamper days for any reason.
The Queensbury Leisure Club
Guests at The Queens Hotel and Spa are welcome to use the on-site Queensbury Leisure Club, with a 5 x 11.5 metre indoor swimming pool, spa pool, children’s paddling pool and gymnasium. The club is free and open to residents over 16 years of age from 7:30am until 9pm every day of the week and children can use the facilities between 9:30am and 6:30pm. There are also membership packages available for non-residents, with annual memberships for individuals, couples and families, corporate rates and children’s shared memberships. Day passes are also available, as are monthly packages.
Bournemouth Boot Camp
The Queens Hotel and Spa is also the headquarters for the hugely popular Body Fit Camp which promises to transform participants working towards their fitness and weight loss goals. Training sessions are held in the Leisure Centre and also make use of Bournemouth’s beach and coastline. With dedicated chefs in charge of nutrition attendees work from 7:30am to 9pm every day over 2-5 days.
Business and conference stays
If you’re lucky enough to be a resident of The Queens Hotel on a business or conference you’ll be delighted to discover the amenities on hand to make your working stay here an enjoyable and productive one. If you want to throw an event here, speak to a member of the team about the hotel’s selection of conference suites and business facilities to help make your event a success. You can call them on 01202 554415 to book conference suites with syndicate / breakout rooms, room layouts (theatre, U shape, classroom) and the various audio-visual equipment you might need to deliver it. The spaces are tried-and-tested for all sorts of events including business meetings, training courses, seminars, briefings, product launches, recruitment drives and team building days and guests are also welcome to use the hotel’s dining and leisure club facilities.
The Palace Suite seats up to 200 delegates in a large, functional and versatile space which can be used in various configurations and has two possible breakout rooms and its own private entrance and private bar. It can accommodate 250 people for a reception or soiree.
The Purbeck Suite seats up to 120 (with space for a reception of up to 150). This elegant room is lavishly decorated with traditional chandelier and offers a private bar and access to the hotel patio and garden.
For the ultimate event. The Queens Hotel and Spa is a popular venue to host your wedding service, blessing or reception. There are three bespoke wedding packages on offer; The Balmoral, The Windsor and The Buckingham and each can be tailored to be personal to you. Talk to the wedding coordinators on 01202 554415 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to start planning your perfect day.
Civil marriages and partnerships
The Queens Hotel is licensed to host civil marriage and partnership ceremonies. You can work alongside the hotel’s wedding coordinator to explore all the services you may require and help plan your perfect day. It’s also a popular venue for renewing wedding vows.
Whether you’re throwing a big birthday party, a retirement do, a baby shower, anniversary, prom or reunion The Queens can provide the perfect venue for your celebration event. There are various spaces available to hire accommodating anything from 30 to 300 guests with audio-visual equipment, complimentary WiFi and catering from a spread of cakes and sandwiches to gala banquet menu.
The friendly team at The Queens Hotel and Spa are available around the clock to ensure your stay is comfortable and convenient. Whether you want to book a packed lunch for a day trip or order in room service, use the fax and photocopying services, arrange dry cleaning or laundry the front desk is manned 24 hours a day to assist with any request.
Why not book your next seaside stay at The Queens Hotel and Spa today? Simply use the ‘Book Online’ button to reserve your room, click ‘Visit Website’ to learn more about this regal venue or contact the team on 01202 554415 with any questions.