Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton

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Why We Love It

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

90% (337 Member Ratings)

"The staff were excellent"
Oct 21, 2016
Welwyn GRden city, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

The hotel is a 5-minute drive from the centre of Bournemouth and 25 minutes from Poole. The journey from London takes two hours by train from Waterloo station, or three hours by car. There is free parking on site.

Rooms & Rates

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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 located 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 Bournemouth Oceanarium, where you can see humboldt penguins, green sea turtles and blacktip reef sharks, among other species. Bournemouth's train station and high-street shops are 15 minutes' walk. 

The hotel is 20 minutes' drive from the New Forest. 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 a 7-metre indoor pool, a sauna and a gym.

Rooms are spacious and have traditional décor. Wi-Fi is free throughout.



  • 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

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.


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

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib available on request, free of charge, for children aged 2 and under. There is no extra bed available.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £15 per night on checkout.

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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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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337 Member Reviews
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Enjoyed Most: The staff were excellent
Other Comments: Lovely old building that reeks of old school class
Kanize Oct 21, 2016 Welwyn GRden city, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Lovely room and povely staff
GIllian Oct 20, 2016 wokingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: we had a lovely welcome. the staff were very helpfull and pleasant
david Oct 20, 2016 wokingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Friendly, polite service. Faultless room, spotless everywhere. Would definitely staying here again.
Other Comments: Perfect location. Spotlessly clean. Friendly staff. Large room. Cannot fault The Carlton Hotel.
Mr R Oct 17, 2016 Swindon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Excellent, friendly service. Very good food. Enormous room which actually had a seaview even though we didn't book it. Really loved it.
Claudia Oct 17, 2016 chesham bois, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: This is a great hotel with a brilliant sea view. The evening taster menu was excellent with very efficient service. It is in a very convenient location within walking distance of the town centre and the pier.
Amrat Aug 28, 2016 Bracknell, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: I have only replied now because the Carlton phoned before l was going on the 28-6-16 and asked if I could change my day of arrival because of plumbing troubles,so l went on the 05-06-16, my wife and I enjoyed every moment.Because of their problem they upgraded us to a sea view lovely room.
Albert Jul 07, 2016 Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Lovely setting, large room and stunning restaurant
ALLYSON Jul 06, 2016 CAERPHILLY, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Very comfortable bed,spotlessly clean, nice towels and heated towel rail
Other Comments: Nice large room,but quite cold,no heating and badly in need of updating and redecorating. Pleasant staff in dining room but service a bit chaotic,think perhaps more staff needed. Breakfast buffet disappointing, poor fruit salad, no Danish pastries,no cheeses.
allan Jul 03, 2016 Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Good location, friendly staff, excellent food.
Other Comments: Go for sea-view room if possible.
Robert Jul 01, 2016 Tewkesbury, United Kingdom

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