Park Central Hotel

Amy Lindsay
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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This 4-star property is less than 10 minutes' walk from Bournemouth town centre
  • The 2-AA-Rosette Crab Restaurant serves "creative modern" dishes made using "well-sourced raw materials" including "plenty of seafood", according to The AA
  • 99% of Travelzoo members who have stayed at this property and reviewed it for us said that they loved it

"Location.....convenient for all that we wanted to do. A sea view was also a bonus"
Apr 20, 2019 - Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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Park Central Hotel is an AA 4-star property less than 10 minutes' walk from Bournemouth town centre. It is popular with Travelzoo members -- 100% of those who reviewed their stay at this property said they loved it, praising the "excellent food", the "fantastic location", the "amazing" rooms and the "lovely, friendly staff".

Bournemouth Pier, Oceanarium: The Bournemouth Aquarium, Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre and the Lower Gardens are all less than five minutes' walk away. There are seven miles of sandy beaches to explore, four of which have a Blue Flag. Boscombe, which is 10 minutes away by car, is home to Europe's first artificial surf reef and has a "cool urban-surfer vibe" (Lonely Planet). The popular towns of Sandbanks and Poole, and the New Forest National Park, are all less than 25 minutes' drive away.

Fine-dining fare is served at the hotel's 2-AA-Rosette Crab at Bournemouth restaurant, where "an array of fresh fish and shellfish is on the menu", according to The AA. Modern British cuisine is the flavour of the day, and fresh fish is purchased daily from local markets.

Bedrooms are spacious and have free Wi-Fi -- many overlook the sea.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)

Parking Car parking is situated opposite the hotel, at the BIC multi-storey car park and is charged at £11 per night, per car.

  • 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.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Breakfast for children is included
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request, free of charge, for children 2 and under.
Extra bedding not available for older children and adults.
Please use the Special Request field to confirm the age of the third guest.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
Extra bed available upon request, for children 3 to 14: £10 per night.

Extra bed available on request in the Signature Room only.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Fees: Car park fee: £11 per night.
Limited space available, pre-booking required.

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: Dinner is served between 5pm and 9pm daily.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

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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(209 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Park Central Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Location.....convenient for all that we wanted to do. A sea view was also a bonus
Other Comments
The waiting service during our breakfast was a little bit of a shambles. Lots of staff running around without actually achieving much and giving the impression that the left hand did not know what the right hand was doing
Gerald Apr 20, 2019 Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We had a large room overlooking the pier and the sea. It was very comfortable.
Other Comments
The food was good but the dining room was a bit loud perhaps due to poor acoustics. Overall, a very lovely stay which we enjoyed very much. Would go again on the same deal.
Kamlaprasad V Apr 19, 2019 Fleet, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent restaurant - very good chef. Most helpful and courteous staff
Ivan Apr 19, 2019 Coventry, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
William Apr 18, 2019 High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The service and the location, excellent. The seafood was delicious.
Cyril Apr 17, 2019 London, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff so helpful from first contact till last.
Other Comments
Excellent hotel couldn’t fault in any way.
Christopher Apr 17, 2019 Abingdon oxon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The wonderful staff - with out exception they were charming cheery and helpful, nothing was too much trouble
Other Comments
Excellent position for a short seaside break
MRS C A Apr 15, 2019 Marlow, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely staff, position, great clean rooms & excellent food
neil Apr 15, 2019 Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location was perfect. The staff without exception were all charming and very helpful. We were very kindly upgraded without even asking to a superb suite bit I’m sure the ordinary sea view rooms would have been great. We never ever felt as if we were treated differently because we were on a “deal” Breakfast and dinner in the Crab were excellent too - it’s got a great ambience and the staff all work hard but always have a smile for you.
Other Comments
I would recommend this hotel to everyone.
Kim Apr 14, 2019 Craven Arms, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Dinner was excellent
Other Comments
Great location, lovely food and great value for money
Jane Apr 14, 2019 Alton, United Kingdom

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