Centrally located on Bournemouth's West Cliff, the 4-star Connaught Lodge is just 350 yards from the cliff top and 5 minutes' walk from the BIC, Pavilion, and the thriving town centre. Just a short stroll across the garden terrace, guests can enjoy full access to facilities at the lodge's sister hotel, Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel and Spa. Guests staying at Connaught Lodge can enjoy free membership for Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel’s Bluewater Spa, which features a 20 yard swimming pool and adjoining spa pool, gym, sauna, steam room, 4 deluxe beauty and massage therapy suites and a relaxation lounge. Also situated in the sister hotel are the Gin Bar, serving over 100 different gins and the award-winning AA Rosette Connaught Brasserie which uses fresh, local produce wherever possible. Bournemouth is also home to varied shops, restaurants, bars and night clubs. This is our guests' favourite part of Bournemouth, according to independent reviews. Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip. We speak your language!

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.7 for a two-person trip.

Connaught Lodge has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 1 Aug 2005.

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Bournemouth, this hotel has an excellent location score of 8.8

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish

Private parking at the hotel


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


Value for money
Free WiFi
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  • Phillip
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Great breakfast. Staff genuinely happy, friendly and helpful.
  • S
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Christina, the manager, has an outstanding team. The cleaning team, the breakfast team, the bar staff (including Billy), the spa team, Beata and the rest of the reception team all worked together to make our stay truly wonderful.
  • Penny
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Large room, clean, great swimming pool and friendly staff. Superb location. Water in the room and biscuits a welcome touch.
  • Patricia
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Everything was faultless - in my opinion and experience of our stay, the Connaught Lodge was on the level of any "Hilton Hotel". The suite was very welcoming and afforded every comfort possible. Breakfast was delicious with an extremely wide and...
  • Sharon
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Breakfast was very good and the staff provided excellent service. They also seemed approachable.
  • Debra
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Comfortable room and beds, air con was great as it was a warm room. Bathroom small but very efficient shower with plenty of hot water. Breakfast was good, plenty of choices. Location was a bit further into central Bournemouth than we thought and...
  • Alan
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The hotel is in walking distance to the seafront and restaurants ect.
  • Reece
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Room, facilities, service, food was all exeptional
  • Sara
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Comfortable & clean hotel. Good location short walk to beach. Pleasant outside areas.
  • Vasoulla
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Very friendly and efficient staff, nice pool, good breakfast

Property questions and answers
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  • Is there an iron in the room?

    There is not but by calling Reception you can have one delivered to the room.
    Answered on 20 October 2019
  • Is their WiFi in the rooms

    Yes there is free Wi-Fi.
    Answered on 20 October 2019
  • Hi Do you have car park for your guests?

    Yes, we do.
    Answered on 30 November 2019
  • Is the pool and spa free access

    Yes, if resident in the hotel.
    Answered on 30 November 2019
  • Is there a lift

    Yes there is.
    Answered on 20 October 2019
  • Do you have a restaurant for dinner?

    We do ha the Connaught Brasserie, open for lunch, snacks and dinner.
    Answered on 2 August 2020
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Hotel surroundings *

1 restaurant on site

  • Connaught Brasserie
    • Cuisine
      British • French
    • Open for
      Lunch • Dinner • Cocktail hour
    • Ambiance
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Facilities of Connaught Lodge
Great facilities! Review score, 8.1

Most popular facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Private parking
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness centre
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • City view
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Tumble dryer
  • Electric kettle
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Beach
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruits
    Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in some rooms and is free of charge.
Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible) and costs £8 per day.
  • Street parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Business centre
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Lift
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wake up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Indoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Fitness/spa locker rooms
  • Fitness
  • Spa/wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/relaxation area
  • Steam room
  • Spa facilities
  • Body wrap
  • Body scrub
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty Services
  • Hammam
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian

Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

Connaught Lodge takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 15:00


Until 11:00



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 are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

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

The fine print

Full payment is required on arrival by the hotel.

If you are bringing children to Connaught Lodge, you must let the lodge know at the time of booking, stating the age of the children.

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

Please inform the property if any of the guests are children, so the rooms can be set accordingly. Please note that extra fees will be applied for children.

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.

Parking is subject to availability due to limited spaces.

Sauna is closed from Wed 19 Aug 2020 until Sat 31 Oct 2020

Sauna is closed from Sat 31 Oct 2020 until Thu 31 Dec 2020

Fitness centre is closed from Wed 19 Aug 2020 until Sat 31 Oct 2020

Fitness centre is closed from Sat 31 Oct 2020 until Thu 31 Dec 2020

FAQs about Connaught Lodge

  • Guests staying at Connaught Lodge can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.1).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Connaught Lodge has 1 restaurant:

    • Connaught Brasserie

  • Connaught Lodge offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Spa and wellness centre
    • Fitness centre
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Hammam
    • Beach
    • Fitness/spa locker rooms
    • Beauty Services
    • Swimming Pool
    • Facial treatments
    • Happy hour
    • Body treatments
    • Body scrub
    • Body wrap
    • Spa facilities
    • Steam room
    • Spa lounge/relaxation area
    • Spa/wellness packages
    • Fitness

  • Room options at Connaught Lodge include:

    • Suite
    • Single
    • Double
    • Twin

  • The nearest beach is just 550 yards from Connaught Lodge. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Connaught Lodge is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Connaught Lodge is 700 yards from the centre of Bournemouth. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Yes, there is a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Connaught Lodge on this page.

  • Yes, Connaught Lodge is popular with guests booking family stays.

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