The Cumberland Hotel

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

East Cliffside Dr, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3AF, United Kingdom
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Satisfaction Excellent
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Value Score Poor Value

Costs 56% more than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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  • Solo71
  • Business78

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by i-tourist

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Go to winchester, find the...

by kiefy

Go to winchester, find the crown inn, and buy a pint and cumberland and yorkshire meal! a wonder of the modern world and for under a fiver! I love the scotish lochs, loch lomand in early autum is beautiful, if you are brave enough, walk the west high land way! my folks did it three years ago and my dad didnt walk for a week afterwards.


by margaretvn

The little town of Cockermouth in the Lake District is a lovely little market town dating from the 12th century. It was here in a lovely Georgian townhouse on the main street of the town that the poet William Wordsworth was born on the 7th of April 1770. The house had been built in 1745 and it originally belonged to the sheriff of Cumberland - Joshua Lucock. A few years later it was owned by Sir Janmes Lowther who was a politican and landowner. He let the house to John Wordsworth who was his estate and law agent. John Wordsworth moved into thehouse with his 17 year old bride Ann. john was a lwayer and so one of the most important men in the town. In the 8 years after her marriage Ann Wordsworth gave birth to 5 children - William was her second child and the family's only daighter Dorothy was born on CHristmas day in 1771. Ann died in 1778 aged only 30. William was sent to Hawkeshead school with his elder brother and Dorothy was sent to relatives in Halifax. In 1783 the father John died of a fever and the children left the house forever and were cast on the mercy of family.
The house went to the National Trust in 1938, saved from demolition by local people who raised the money to save it. The house is now furnished in an 18th century style with a number of the poet's personal effects on show.
location: West end of Main Street Cockermouth
open April to October weekdays from 10.30 to 16.30
(open Bank Holidays and all saturdays and sundays in June, July and August)

Nice Decor, shame about the restaurant and awful menu - best to eat else where!!

by TripAdvisor Member noodle007

Booked thru but on arrival no reservation. good decor in all public area's, however not all all rooms have been upgraded. Terrible restaurant....don't wate your money in here, better to go into town! Its a shame considering the expense on upgrading this hotel they have not thought thru the restaurant menu!!! The restaurant manager only interested in promoting his 'silver service' and nothing else, he was from Greece and thought this was still cool!

Also all leisure facilities are next door in the sister hotel on at the cumberland....this is not mentioned on

On the whole very poor service.

Good Hotel, Good Location

by TripAdvisor Member lrn_krby

We stayed at the Cumberland Hotel in Bournemouth.

We booked a double room for one night. When we arrived there was a very pleasant receptionist who was kind and helpful. We stayed on the first floor. Our room was a bit small, and some redecoration wouldn't have gone amiss, but other than that it was clean, tidy and comfortable. The bathroom was lovely and clean also, with plenty of clean towels, instead of the usual one bath towel and one hand towel, we had about 5.

We were only there for one night and so didn't really get to use the facilities, but the pool looked nice. We paid £120 odd to stay in this room for one night, which was a bit steep, considering the gym facilities are next door and we didn't use any facilities in the actual hotel. I wouldn't want to pay this much again though, but if the prices were lower I would stay there again. It is in a fantastic location, right along the seafront, and only about 10-15 minutes away from the town centre.

Apart from the price, a very good stay.

Tired & small....and over priced

by TripAdvisor Member Mikee.P

Whilst on arrival the welcome was good from the receptionist, the rest of the stay at this tired and over priced hotel turned to disappointment. The room was well worn and looked 20 years out of date. The double was small to say the least and the bathroom was even worse. I did comment that it was just as well they did not accept cats, as there was no room to swing it! The lounge bar had been refurbished but totally lacked any ambience. The staff were reasonably friendly, but as they had an event on the Friday night which took out the only smoking part of the bar area (which incidentally was the only part not carpeted and with no proper lounge chairs) I asked where we could smoke. They suggested outside where it was blowing a gale and tipping down with rain. I suggested to the waiter he ask reception which he did and the receptionist grudgingly gave 2 tables for smokers which were quickly taken. Breakfast was fine and the cooked items were always available, if a little greasy. Breakfast finished on Sat at 09:30 and Sunday 10:00 prompt so not very flexible and check out was 10:30 - the earliest I have known any hotel. The room was never refilled with shower gel/shampoo and I had to ask for 2 extra towels as they only had provided for one. Also the TV must have been 15 years old and no remote - not a big issue but this just demonstrates how tired, dated and over rated and over priced The Cumberland is. It claims to be 3 star....if I was booking again then I'd look at others in Bournemouth and to put this in perspective this is the first time I have felt the need to write any review on this site. Avoid!

Can't wait for next visit!!!

by TripAdvisor Member mywonderfulworld

Went along on works do, expectations not too high.
Found I couldn't have been more wrong.
Hotel very comfortable, staff very freindly, nothing was too much trouble.
Food absolutely fantastic!!! I will be dreaming of the chocolate cup for years now, too much for me to eat, lamb, steak, Roastie potatoes, scrumptious!!
Bar prices surprisingly good, cheaper than going into the town.
Sister hotel had pool and sauna/jacuzzi which were OK. Jacuzzi could have been with warm air blowers.
Cannot wait to go along again next year, already booked.

Led up the garden path

by TripAdvisor Member Mary786

I booked this accommodation for two colleagues. On ringing the hotel I was told they had just had a £2.5 million refurbishment so was pretty confident it would be a nice place for them to stay.

On arrival they explained at reception that they had a room booked but were told 'we'll see what we can do'(!). The hotel certainly hadn't had the refurbishment completed and had a restless night, disturbed by sounds of works being carried out.

The guests were meant to stay for 21 nights but left after just one.

No explanation by staff as to why I was told the refurbishment had been carried out when obviously it wasn't yet complete. It is pretty obvious they want your money but cannot or are unwilling to fulfill your requirements!

My colleagues described this hotel as 'just awful'. Enough said!

Don't be Fooled!!!!

by TripAdvisor Member Barbird

Booked the hotel through last minute, and read they had just gone through a multi million pound investment. Well they have but they havent finished it yet!. Dont get me wrong the work they have done so far is wonderful, very extravagant interior design features in the bar and reception areas, lots of pleasant but foreign staff. But go up to the rooms and nothing has changed, very tired looking rooms, with old wardrobes, horrible blankets on the beds. Nothing modern at all!. The breakfast was very dissappointing as well. I would come back to this hotel - but when its completely finished as the location is lovely, overlooking the sea, I think its a bit of a cheek though to be advertising this hotel as they are, when the rooms have not been adapted to the downstairs standard!.


by TripAdvisor Member Rince_Sporium

Needs makeover as it looks a bit 70s
Bathroom a bit 70s
Many layers of paint on radiator
Door to adjoining room had tissue paper jammed in frame by previous occupant to either stop draught or noise.
Cant really complain as it was 50 per night


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Address: East Cliffside Dr, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3AF, United Kingdom