The Norfolk Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- This elegant hotel is in a grand Edwardian building
- The beach is a 10-minute walk away
- There's an indoor pool and a gym
- Family rooms with bunk beds are available
Modern facilities meet historic architecture in the refined Norfolk Hotel, a short stroll from Bournemouth's bustling centre. Originally housed in two imposing 1870s villas, the hotel now epitomises late Edwardian grandeur, complete with an ornate Art Nouveau veranda. A host of attractions are within a 10-minute walk of the hotel, including the town's extensive sandy beaches, Oceanarium: The Bournemouth Aquarium and entertainment-packed Bournemouth Pier. Picturesque Lulworth Cove is a 50-minute drive away.
Its genteel lounge sets the tone for The Norfolk Hotel, featuring plush leather seating, rich drapery and a marble fireplace, and offering an afternoon-tea service. There's an Art Deco style restaurant topped with a glass roof, which serves modern British cuisine, as well as a casual bar for cocktails. Guests can work out in the fitness room, relax in the indoor pool, Jacuzzi and sauna, and enjoy the tree-lined garden, which features individual braziers, an outdoor bar and a barbecue area.
There's an elegant feel to the 95 guestrooms, all of which include free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and mini bars, plus designer toiletries and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Upgraded rooms come with flat-screen TVs, sitting areas and balconies, while suites offer separate lounges and sofabeds. Family rooms with bunk beds are also available.