Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This traditional seaside hotel on East Cliff has views of the Isle of Wight
  • Bournemouth Pier and the Oceanarium are 15 minutes' walk away
  • Facilities include a restaurant, an indoor pool and a gym
  • The New Forest National Park is 20 minutes' drive away

"food was good and pool was good"
Mar 20, 2019 - Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton is a grand old seaside hotel with well-tended gardens and impressive views of the coastline and the Isle of Wight. The hotel is on East Cliff, a 5-minute walk along a zigzag path from Bournemouth's 7-mile-long beach.

The hotel is 15 minutes' walk along the waterfront from Bournemouth Pier and Oceanarium: The Bournemouth Aquarium, where you can see humboldt penguins, green sea turtles and blacktip reef sharks, among other species. Bournemouth's railway station and high-street shops are 15 minutes' walk away. 

The New Forest is 20 minutes' drive away. This 220-square-mile national park is home to ponies and deer, and has many walking, cycle and nature trails to explore. We recommend the deer-viewing platform at Bolderwood, around 30 minutes' drive from the hotel; three circular walks start at the car park and visitor centre there.

Frederick's, the hotel's restaurant, serves traditional British dishes in an impressive high-ceilinged dining room with sea views. There's also a lounge for light bites and afternoon tea, and a club-style bar. Other facilities include indoor and outdoor pools, a sauna and a gym.

Rooms are spacious and have traditional décor. Feature/View Rooms have sea views. Wi-Fi is free.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free
  • Sauna


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra beds are not available.

Infant's cot/crib available on request, free of charge, for children aged 2 and under. 

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £15 inclusive of tax per pet per night.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Cancellation: 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: Car parking is charged at £10 for 24 hours, per car.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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(701 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Topland No 14 Ltd t/as Hallmark Carlton Bournemouth over the past 15 months.
4.1 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.2 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
food was good and pool was good
Liz Mar 20, 2019 Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food at hotel was very good
Other Comments
We spent our wedding anniversary here and although we enjoyed ourselves & the room was nice size but a little tired... Sadly the service was very slow & a few times we were forgotten & had to give staff reminders.. But apart from that our stay was nice
alison Mar 19, 2019 Southampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Really good value 2 day B&B break with dinner and wine on the first night. Great location allowing a good walk to the beach and main Centre.
Mike Mar 18, 2019 Corby, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent hotel, welcoming, great service, delicious food & friendly attentive staff, we will definately return. Thank you
Vicki Mar 16, 2019 Southampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The room we had was brilliant, large room with arm chairs and a great view. The resteraunt was very good
Colin Mar 15, 2019 Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Sea view across the landscaped gardens from room 204.
steve Mar 14, 2019 Ipswich, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Relaxed atmosphere.
Other Comments
Inclusion of the spa
Marilyn Mar 13, 2019 Wareham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The seaview room
Other Comments
The bar closes at 11pm !! and we were asked to move out into the lounge area, even though the night porter will serve drinks to the residents. Very fawlty towers way of operating we thought.
Gillian Mar 11, 2019 Banbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The starters and the desert but not the main course which was a very mediocre beef stew.
Other Comments
Needs a make over which seems long overdue. The shower facilities were in a sorry state with our first room suffering with no shower flow and the second room with a shower tap which could not be turned off.
Darren Mar 10, 2019 Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very convenient location. Spacious. Excellent 6' bed. Sea view.
Other Comments
Staff friendly but not enough serving staff at supper or in the bar. Thus we waited for a long time to be seated and a gin and tonic took over 10 minutes to appear as the bar girl was busy managing drinks for the restaurant at the same time. When it did appear it was excellent. Bathroom poorly designed. Nowhere to hang towels within reach of either bath or basin. no shelf space for toothbrush etc. The usual hotel design problem no sockets near the beds. Why?! Windows draughty and place cold when there was a strong wind off the sea. Receptionist very helpful and soon got us additional heater. Dinner very mediocre though breakfast OK.
SUSAN Mar 08, 2019 Bristol, United Kingdom

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