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with The Connaught please contact us using the below details.

+44 (0) 1202 298 020

Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel

West Hill Road, West Cliff,

Bournemouth, BH2 5PH

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Parking is FREE for guests who book directly with us, bookings made using other websites are charged at £8 per night. Free hotel parking is available from check-in to check-out.

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Known as the Jewel of the South Coast, Bournemouth is the ultimate British seaside resort. Whether you’re an explorer, adrenaline junkie, or prefer or more relaxed pace and simply want to ‘lay beside the sea’! The Connaught Hotel is ideally located from Bournemouth’s many places of interest.

A few minutes’ walk away…


Bournemouth is famed for its blue flag beaches – in fact we have 7 miles of golden sandy beaches just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel.

Bournemouth beaches

A 17 min drive away…..

The New Forest

The perfect day trip with everything from quad biking and theme parks, to country pubs and long walks – you can even watch donkeys and deer roam freely!

The New Forest

A 6 min walk away…

The Pavillion Theatre and BIC

Bournemouth’s regular home since the 1920’s for West End Shows, Opera, Ballet, Pantomimes and Comedy all year round.

Bournemouth International Centre

A 7 min walk…..

Bustling Town Centre

Looking to spend a day shopping or simply to take a break from sunbathing? Head to Bournemouth’s vibrant town centre just a short walk from the beach. Alternatively try ‘Bournemouth’s Bond Street’ on Westover Road, or The Triangle – well known for its eclectic, bohemian vibe.

Bournemouth Town Centre

A 10 min walk away….

Lower gardens

Explore the historic 1930’s rock garden, stunning floral displays that combine a range of colours, textures and scents, music at the Pine Walk bandstand, an aviary, mini golf course and an art exhibition.

Bournemouth Lower gardens

A 10 min walk away….

The Bournemouth Eye

Bournemouth’s highest attraction takes visitors to a height of 500 feet giving unprecedented views as you soar over the English Channel and surrounding countryside.

The Bournemouth Eye

A 4 min drive away…

Russell- Cotes

Discover the 1901 Russell-Cotes story of Annie who was gifted a cliff –top, dream house overlooking the sea for her birthday! One of the last Victorian houses to be built in England, it is a home, an art gallery, and a museum.

Russell Cotes

A 10 min drive away….

Compton Acres

Constructed in 1920 by Mr Thomas Simpson and still acknowledged as one of the finest privately owned gardens in England. Enjoy over 10 acres of horticultural heaven, charming Café & Tea Rooms or delve into the exciting world of the Plant Centre.

Compton Acres

A 9 min walk away….


Spectacular panoramic views from Bay View Terrace (exclusive to Oceanarium visitors), watch penguins, otters, sharks and sea turtles grab a bite to eat or come face to face with sharks, sea turtles, stingrays, dwarf crocodiles, jellyfish, clownfish!