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"Elegant and charming" -- The AA Hotel Guide

Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel

Bournemouth, UK
  • Clifftop views over Bournemouth Beach, on UNESCO World Heritage-listed Jurassic Coast
  • This 4-star property is home to the 2-AA-Rosette Highcliff Grill restaurant
  • Bournemouth town centre is a 5-minute walk from the hotel
  • Has an indoor & a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a sauna & a steam room
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St Michael's Road
Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5DU
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The iconic 4-star Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel overlooks Bournemouth Beach, described as a “glorious 7-mile strip of soft sand” by Lonely Planet. As indicated by its name, the setting of this clifftop hotel offers dramatic views over the Jurassic Coast -- a UNESCO World Heritage-listed coastline.

Originally built as a terrace of four large mansions, the property soon became popular with the aristocracy, thus assuring its continued success as a hotel. Bournemouth International Centre is an 8-minute walk away, and Bournemouth town centre is just over a mile away (about a 20-minute walk).

Within the property you will find the 2-AA-Rosette Highcliff Grill restaurant where, according to The AA Restaurant Guide 2015, the “up-to-date ingredients and techniques, backed by the provender of local suppliers, distinguish the extensive menus”. The restaurant serves seasonal British dishes and seafood using local ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner.The Highcliff Lounge and Bar, which boasts sea views, serves lighter meals and drinks, and its impressive afternoon tea -- served with Pimm's or prosecco if desired -- even has a gluten-free option.

The hotel has a gym, an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor swimming pool (open during summer months only), a sauna and a steam room, with complimentary fitness classes for guests. There is also a spa offering heath and beauty treatments by appointment for an extra charge.

This seafront property is described by The AA as a "majestic" and "very elegant and charming hotel" that is “impeccably maintained throughout". There are 160 bedrooms, many of which have sea views. Each one also has air conditioning, tea and coffee-making facilities and a 32-inch television. Wi-Fi is free and room service is available 24 hours a day.

From the press:

  • “A very elegant and charming hotel… impeccably maintained throughout” -- The AA Hotel Guide
by Tracey Cheffey


  • Bar
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Parking (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

    You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.


    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 15.95 per person (approximately)
    • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: GBP 15.00 per day (rates may vary)
    • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): GBP 15 per day (rates may vary)
    • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: GBP 12.00 per day (rates may vary)
    • Self parking fee: GBP 12 per day
    • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 20 per night

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Getting there

Limited parking is available on site for £12 per day.
Bournemouth train station is a 7-minute drive from the hotel.


  • St Michael's Road
  • Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5DU
  • United Kingdom

Customer Service

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Tel: +44 (0) 20 3564 9000

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