Bed and breakfast The Westby
21 Westby Road, Bournemouth, BH5 1HA, United Kingdom – Excellent location - show map
Excellent location — rated 9.2/10! (score from 303 reviews)
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About The Westby
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The Westby Guest House is the perfect place for a relaxed break near to the award winning beach and a great base for all that Dorset offers. A warm welcome awaits everyone and we can also cater for tailored sole use groups. We are very proud of the quality of our newly modernised en-suite bedrooms, as well as keen to help all our visitors have a memorable and enjoyable stay in our comfortable home.
We bought The Westby in 2016 - returning back to hospitality after many years as YHA Managers. The previous owners had just completed a refurbishment of the property, with all bedrooms now en-suite too. We continued this refurbishment programme and offered more family accommodation, in 2 bedrooms. We have also introduced many green policies, such as using Ecotricity for our electricity and gas; Ecover & Bio friendly cleaning products, local LUSH showering products available if needed, recycled toilet paper, sourcing British food products, minimising packaging, energy efficient lighting, promotion of composting and recycling etc We are active, sporty people, enjoying the fantastic promenade alongside the beach from Hengistbury Head to Sandbanks - either cycling, running or walking it's 7 mile length. You can challenge me to a tennis match on the public courts round the corner, or ask about local surfing, SUP or cycle hire opportunities. We are here to make you get the most out of your stay.
The Westby is situated in Boscombe. which is just 2 miles from busy central Bournemouth. It has the next pier eastwards from Bournemouth pier and is home to the Coastal Activity Zone - promoting sports such as surfing, SUP, beach volleyball, table tennis etc. The seven miles of award winning sandy beaches are backed by a flat promenade with walkers, joggers, cyclists and the famous land train which connects Boscombe to Bournemouth. Boscombe town centre is also known for its alternative independent shops, bars (Chaplins won Best Entertainment Pub in the UK 2019), restaurants and is also home to the O2 Bournemouth Concert Hall and the Shelley Theatre. There's plenty to do and see - just ask Duncan, to help you personalise your stay.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
O2 Academy Bournemouth0.1 miles
Shelley Theatre0.3 miles
Boscombe Chine Gardens0.4 miles
Boscombe Beach0.4 miles
Boscombe Pier0.4 miles
Dean Court0.7 miles
Queen's Park1.1 miles
Nuffield Hospital Bournemouth1.4 miles
Grosvenor Casino Bournemouth1.6 miles
Restaurant Urban Beach Hotel0.1 miles
Restaurant Social Grill0.1 miles
Restaurant Jerk Hut0.2 miles
Cafe/bar Chaplins0.2 miles
Cafe/bar Reef Encounter0.4 miles
Cafe/bar Urban Reef0.6 miles
Bournemouth Beach1.8 miles
Poole Harbour7.3 miles
Corfe Castle11.3 miles
Boscombe Beach550 yards
Eastcliff Beach Golden sandFood and drink, Swimming700 yards
Train Bournemouth Train Station1.1 miles
Bournemouth Airport3.9 miles
Southampton Airport26 miles
Bristol Airport59.5 miles
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4 reasons to choose The Westby
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Prices you can't beat!
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They speak 2 languages
Booking is safe
Most popular facilities
- Private bathroom
- Alarm clock
- Electric kettle
- Socket near the bed
Pets are not allowed.
- Bingo Off-site Additional charge
- Live music/performance Off-site Additional charge
- Bike tours Additional charge
- Movie nights Off-site Additional charge
- Stand-up comedy Off-site Additional charge
- Pub crawls Additional charge
- Yoga classes
- Tennis equipment Additional charge
- Water park Off-site Additional charge
- Mini golf Additional charge
- Horse riding Off-site Additional charge
- Bowling Off-site Additional charge
- Cycling Off-site
- Hiking Off-site
- Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
- Fishing Off-site Additional charge
- Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
- Tennis court Off-site Additional charge
Media & Technology
- Flat-screen TV
Food & Drink
- Bottle of water
- Kid-friendly buffet
- Kid meals
- Special diet menus (on request)
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
- Street parking
Free! Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible).
- Private check-in/check-out
- Luggage storage
- Tour desk
- Express check-in/check-out
Entertainment and family services
- Children television networks
- Books, DVDs, music for children
- Board games/puzzles
- Board games/puzzles
- Babysitting/child services Additional charge
- Fax/photocopying Additional charge
Safety & security
- Fire extinguishers
- CCTV outside property
- Smoke alarms
- Non-smoking throughout
- Family rooms
- Ironing facilities
- Non-smoking rooms
- Upper floors accessible by stairs only
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This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel
These are the steps this property has taken to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel:
- Recycling bins available to guests and waste is recycled
- The property makes efforts to reduce their food wastage
- Water cooler/dispenser
- Single-use plastic miniature shampoo, conditioner, and body wash bottles not used
- Single-use plastic stirrers not used
- Single-use plastic straws not used
- Single-use plastic water bottles not used
- Single-use plastic beverage bottles not used
- Single-use plastic cups not used
- Single-use plastic cutlery/plates not used
- Water-efficient toilets
- Option to opt-out of daily room cleaning
- Option to reuse towels
- Most food provided at the property is locally sourced
- Most lighting throughout property uses energy-efficient LED bulbs
- All windows are double-glazed
- 100% renewable electricity used throughout
- Bicycle parking
16:00 - 19:00
Until 10:00 hours
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
Children of any age are welcome.
Children aged 18 years and above are considered adults at this property.
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
Cot upon request
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.
The maximum number of cots allowed depends on the room you choose. Please check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.
All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.
No age restriction
There is no age requirement for check-in
The Westby accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
Breakfast is served 08:00 until 9:30 every day.
All rooms are situated on the first and second floor and accessed via the stairs. There are also some sloping ceilings on the second floor.
In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries, during dates where such guidelines exist.
In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.
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.
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.
It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.
Please inform The Westby in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.
Parking is subject to availability due to limited spaces.
This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.
This property is located in a residential area and guests are asked to refrain from excessive noise.
FAQs about The Westby
The following parking options are available to guests staying at The Westby (subject to availability):
- On-site parking
- Street parking
- Free parking
From the nearest airport, you can get to The Westby by:
- Taxi 15min
Room options at The Westby include:
Guests staying at The Westby can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.3).
Breakfast option(s) include:
- Full English/Irish
- À la carte
The prices at The Westby may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.
The nearest beach is just 850 yards from The Westby.
Yes, The Westby is popular with guests booking family stays.
The Westby offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):
- Tennis court
- Mini golf
- Golf course (within 3 km)
- Water park
- Horse riding
- Movie nights
- Tennis equipment
- Live music/performance
- Yoga classes
- Pub crawls
- Bike tours
- Stand-up comedy
The Westby is 1.8 miles from the centre of Bournemouth.
Check-in at The Westby is from 16:00, and check-out is until 10:00.