Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton

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Why We Love It

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

Enjoyed This
(664 Member Ratings)
"Staff were very helpful. We were upgraded to a suite. Nice hotel, would recommend and go back to same hotel."
Jun 16, 2018
Leigh-on-Sea, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

The hotel is a 5-minute drive from the centre of Bournemouth and 25 minutes from Poole. It's a 15-minute walk or a 5-minute taxi journey from Bournemouth railway station.

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 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. 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

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 Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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: £15 inclusive of tax, 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-12 midnight 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.

Enjoyed This
(664 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
4.1 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The chamber maid was thorough.
Other Comments
Meals seemed as though the dishes had been prepared much earlier so food was already dried out. Even breakfast fried eggs had been cooked so far in advance they were hard. Made two requests for an alarm call. The first never happened at all (no apology, just "I'll put it in the diary") The second was 40 mins later than requested. Admin staff disorganized: couple in front were overcharged for parking and the person in front of them were billed for an additional room!!!!!
Patrick Jun 17, 2018 Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff were very helpful. We were upgraded to a suite. Nice hotel, would recommend and go back to same hotel.
David Jun 16, 2018 Leigh-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Hotel and staff very good
gary Jun 12, 2018 Buckhurst Hill, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location was great a short walk down to the prom and 10 minutes to the pier.
Other Comments
I had asked for a twin room as 2 females sharing and we had 2 room changes to get this right, however they came up trumps as we were upgraded and had a large room with a wrap around balcony on the top floor. Very quiet, clean and the beds mega comfy. A good breakfast each morning too.
Sue Jun 12, 2018 Alton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The sea view from the room.
Other Comments
Hotel in a good position on East Cliff, not far from town centre.
John Jun 12, 2018 Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location. Smart public areas. Good value for money deal.
Other Comments
Excellent breakfast. Decor in public areas good. Poor service at reception (We had to wait every time, once when there was no other guest present and the receptionist busy on the computer). Bathroom tired looking. Discoloured tiling (room 100). An electrical earthing strap hanging loose from radiator pipe in bathroom. Quality of dinner only average. Over intrusive waiters. We were asked whether everything was okay three times in as many minutes.
Piers Jun 14, 2018 Bath, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff is always helpful n courteous but rushed off their feet in the restaurant area
Other Comments
The restaurant food
CRISTINA Jun 08, 2018 Yateley, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Wonderful location - 10 min walk to the Pier and lovely gardens. Easy access to the beach. Nice evening meal and Buffet breakfast. Would come back again.
Other Comments
Must have been a troupe of tap dances in the room above us.
Philip Jun 04, 2018 Maidstone, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely outdoor pool and sunbathing area
Other Comments
The room was lovely- very spacious
Denise Jun 07, 2018 SouthamptonSouthampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Evening meal was very good standard.
Paula Jun 04, 2018 Kent, United Kingdom

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