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Situated in a quiet, tree-lined avenue, the Elstead Classic Hotel is ideally placed for either exploring the shops and pretty gardens of cosmopolitan Bournemouth or the famous sandy beaches. The Elstead, one of the highest rated 3 star hotels in the area, offers superior accommodation, private car parking and an excellent leisure centre. Fifty comfortable en-suite bedrooms of a high standard are well equipped with facilities such as a direct dial telephone with voice mail. The Elstead is children- friendly with excellent large family accommodation and special children’s rates, charging only for meals. The superb Nordic Leisure Club at the Elstead offers you the very best of leisure facilities in wooded pine surroundings including a 46' heated pool, spa bath, fitness room, sauna, steam room. Use of the Nordic Leisure Club is free to all hotel guests.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.2 for a two-person trip.

Elstead Hotel has been welcoming guests since 20 Jan 2010.

Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Bournemouth, this hotel has an excellent location score of 8.4

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended

Breakfast info


Free private parking available at the hotel

Loyal customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.

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Room type
1 double bed
2 single beds
1 single bed
1 single bed
1 double bed
2 single beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
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  • Paul
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Exceptionally friendly and welcoming staff. Makes a huge difference. Will definitely stay again.
  • Deborah
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Value for money , we’ll placed for railway station and short walk from centre of town
  • Craig
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The staff were superb. Breakfast was fantastic. Buffet breakfast. Staff couldn't do enough for you. Brilliant. Really made to feel welcome. Definitely return to this hotel.
  • Michael
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Very Clean, lovely breakfast and very friendly staff. Really enjoyed it
  • Jabin
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Breakfast was good Room was decent Lots of parking space for a bank holiday weekend Swimming pool
  • Abigail
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The staff were all amazing - so friendly and helpful and willing to go the extra mile. When I asked for a couple more milk pots for the room I was given a jug to take up. They also extended our checkout time a little free of charge and held our...
  • Martin
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Good sized room and well appointed bathroom; tea and coffee making facilities regularly topped up. Had breakfast on our last day; good buffet, good quality sausage and bacon too. Car parking, although a bit of a wriggle at times, was never a...
  • Gaur
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    1. Location was good, near to beach and public transport. 2. Rooms were clean 3. Pool was very good Overall experience was very good...
  • Derek
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Our room was spacious with a very comfortable bed. Breakfast was buffet style with plenty of choice regarding fruit, cereal and the hot buffet was replenished frequently so the eggs were nicely cooked not rubbery like joke eggs.
  • Hina
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Very homely feel and the staff were super friendly, the breakfast was great, lovely bar area for relaxing, a swimming pool. And there was parking onsite. Great central location.

Property questions and answers
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  • Is there a sea view

    None of our bedrooms have a sea view
    Answered on 24 October 2019
  • Is it ensuite ?

    All bedrooms are ensuite
    Answered on 24 October 2019
  • Is there extra charge for pets? Do I have to request a room that is pet friendly?

    Unfortunately we don't accept pets within the hotel
    Answered on 24 October 2019
  • hi, do you provide a hairdryer in the rooms ?

    Good Evening yes there are hairdryers in the rooms. Kind Regards Reception
    Answered on 27 July 2021
  • Hi do you have any disabled friendly rooms

    Yes we do have a couple of rooms with Walkin shower and close to lift
    Answered on 23 June 2021
  • Hello, Are you serving cooked breakfast if I book the option including it? Thank you.

    Good Morning Yes we are doing a revised cooked breakfast at the moment - Bacon, Egg Sausage and Tomato which is plated
    Answered on 17 July 2020
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Hotel surroundings *

1 restaurant on site

  • Restaurant #1
    • Cuisine
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly
    • Dietary options
      Halal • Vegetarian • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Facilities of Elstead Hotel

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness centre
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Private bathroom
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
Food & Drink
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Luggage storage
    • Fax/photocopying
      Additional charge
    • Packed lunches
    • Dry cleaning
      Additional charge
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    • 24-hour front desk
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
      Additional charge
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    • Carpeted
    • Lift
    • Family rooms
    • Ironing facilities
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Iron
    • Fitness centre
    • Sauna
    Languages spoken
    • English
    • Spanish
    • Italian
    • Polish
    • Portuguese

    House rules

    Elstead Hotel takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 15:00 to 21:00


    From 07:30 to 10:30



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

    There are no extra beds available at this property.

    All cots are subject to availability.

    Age restriction

    The minimum age for check-in is 18


    Pets are not allowed.


    When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Cash is not accepted Elstead Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print

    The hotel is strictly non smoking.

    Please note that this property cannot accommodate hen and stag, or similar parties.

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.

    In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property can only accept bookings from essential workers/permitted travellers, during dates where such guidelines exist. Reasonable evidence must be provided on arrival. If it isn't provided, your booking will be cancelled on arrival.

    In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

    Spa and gym facilities at this property are unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

    FAQs about Elstead Hotel

    • Check-in at Elstead Hotel is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:30.

    • Elstead Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Fitness centre
      • Sauna

    • Elstead Hotel has 1 restaurant:

      • Restaurant #1

    • Yes, Elstead Hotel is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • The prices at Elstead Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Elstead Hotel is 0.9 miles from the centre of Bournemouth. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Guests staying at Elstead Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.1).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental

    • Room options at Elstead Hotel include:

      • Double
      • Twin
      • Single
      • Family