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

"Good food, good location."
Aug 6, 2019 - Tunbridge Wells, 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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(617 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Topland No 14 Ltd t/as Hallmark Carlton Bournemouth over the past 15 months.
4.0 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.2 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Good food, good location.
Chi Aug 06, 2019 Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Other Comments
The room we have been offered was the last room from the hotel and a first room close to the car park and road , very very big room but lots of noises from the roof and the top don’t know why from the early time in the morning till midnight,like someone tidying up or pulling the draw all the time, bed was twins but we asked to make it like double,our room was 95 but the receptionist cross it out without explanation and gave us room 94 but when we asked to change the room she said they don’t have any other left , so noisy ,
Davoud Aug 01, 2019 London, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
It was perfect!
Nicola Jul 28, 2019 Abbots Langley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
My daughter is a vegetarian so on the meal deal we had there wasn’t a lot of choice for her and from deserts they never had one of the choices so was a bit limited but overall a great holiday and wld go bk
Theresa Jul 25, 2019 Colchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The menu was fixed you couldn’t pay more to get different choices The rooms were a great size lovely bed The furniture was tired and needs replacing it wouldn’t put me off going back
Leanda Jul 22, 2019 Kent, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good experience ,staff and hotel all great.Location good overlooking the sea although our room overlooked a brick wall and car park. Staff altered the menu to suit us which was really nice and the meal was great.
Other Comments
One small niggle.I had a lovely steak but they had no English mustard,a little disappointing.
graham Jul 21, 2019 beds, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We had a very relaxing time, the staff were lovely especially the lady on reception (didn't get her name), food was very good, thoroughly enjoyed ourselves
maureen Jul 20, 2019 Peacehaven, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff were helpful and friendly
Other Comments
The menu was very limited/boring We paid £60 a night extra for a sea view and the room was dated, shabby, and bathroom old fashioned. We felt very exploited.
Anne Jul 20, 2019 Camberley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Fantastic staff, polite and welcoming, lovely room although a little bit of updating needed. Will certainly return in the autumn.
Other Comments
Thanks for a lovely few days, we had a wonderful stay.
Daniel Jul 20, 2019 Chatham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very enjoyable. Ease of access to main beach and shopping areas of the town. Room was large and airy but warm.
Other Comments
Long wait for dessert menu and dessert order.
Anne Jul 20, 2019 Alton, United Kingdom

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