With a blooming tourist market, holiday accommodation is big business in the Bournemouth area. Holidaymakers have a plethora of accommodation options to choose from whatever their budget or taste. Big name chains are all represented in the area from luxury brands to low cost rooms. Travelodge, Premier Inn and Holiday Inn Express all have hotels in this region with a choice of town centre or seafront locations. More upmarket options include the Marriott, with its stunning clifftop location, the Thistle on Poole harbourside or the Village Urban Resort close to Bournemouth’s hospital.
As well as famous name chains there are many independent and boutique hotels operating in the area. The Cumberland art deco hotel enjoys a beautiful location on Bournemouth’s seafront and has all mod cons from a swimming pool to Wi-Fi. Poole’s Hotel du Vin has a convenient quayside location and stylish nautical theming while Swanage’s Grand Hotel still retains its Victorian splendour while featuring great modern facilities and commanding gorgeous views.
There is also a wide choice of B&Bs scattered throughout the area. From lower budget establishments to the height of luxury you can choose your location according to whether you prefer to be close to town centre action or a stone’s throw from the sea. Rooms are available from singles to family suites, most with their own facilities.
If you prefer more independence on your vacation, you may enjoy the freedom of a holiday apartment. Serviced apartments such as the Riviera Holiday Apartments at Alum Chine offer all the convenience of daily housekeeping while offering more space and the practicality of cooking facilities.
Private rentals abound in the area and are the perfect choice for larger families, or those seeking a home from home during their holiday. Many of these apartments and houses have a high level of furnishings and equipment, often enjoying benefits such as included wi-fi access and satellite television. The advantage of private rentals is that you can take your holiday at your own pace without having to worry about housekeeping knocking on your door, or having to fit in your day around timed meals. Choose from properties with one or two bedrooms up to houses with room to house large family gatherings all in a variety of locations. Select from coastal properties with easy access to the beach, a leafy suburban family-friendly house or a rural hideaway.
For a true taste of the open air, camping or caravanning may be your holiday of choice. The Dorset coastline offers multiple options for those who enjoy life under canvas and you can select from small, privately run sites with rural charm to large chains such as Haven that have a wide range of facilities and accommodation options. Rent a mobile home at Parkdean’s Sandford Holiday Park and enjoy the swimming pool, play area and bar or take your tent to Swanage Bijou Camping at Kirkwood Park where you are just a short walk to the town centre and beach but can still enjoy an old fashioned camping experience in 20 acres of countryside.