Why We Love This Hotel
- This relaxed hotel features opulent interiors
- The property is a 10-minute drive from Bournemouth town centre
- There's a smart restaurant and a bar
- Rooms with roll-top baths or Jacuzzi tubs are available
There's a touch of glamour to the Derby Manor Hotel & Restaurant, set on a leafy street in the Bournemouth suburb of Boscombe. The imposing Edwardian property has swish interiors, which feature a sweeping staircase, along with gilt accents, plush fabrics and elegant chandeliers. Boscombe Pier, with its trail of outdoor musical instruments, is a 15-minute walk away, while Bournemouth's lively town centre and 7-mile stretch of sandy beach are within a 10-minute drive.
The hotel's focal point is the grand, red-and-gold toned restaurant, serving a menu of classic international dishes. There's an opulent lounge with luxurious sofas and a fireplace, as well as a swanky, wood-topped bar, leading to the hotel's landscaped gardens. Breakfast and parking are complimentary.
The 11 guestrooms are individually decorated in a lavish style, offering distinct touches such as in-room roll-top baths and Jacuzzi tubs. All the rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Some rooms add loft bedrooms, dressing tables or sitting areas.