Guest house The Westby
21 Westby Road, Bournemouth, BH5 1HA, United Kingdom – Excellent location - show map
Excellent location — rated 9.2/10! (score from 287 reviews)
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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, LUSH showering products, 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 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 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
Property surroundings– Excellent location - show map Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
What's nearby *
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
Bournemouth Train Station1.1 miles
Nuffield Hospital Bournemouth1.4 miles
Grosvenor Casino Bournemouth1.6 miles
Restaurants and markets *
Urban Beach Hotel Restaurant0.1 miles
Social Grill Restaurant0.1 miles
Saturday Precint Market0.2 miles
Jerk Hut Restaurant0.2 miles
Chaplins Cafe/bar0.2 miles
Aldi Supermarket0.2 miles
Sainsburys Supermarket0.3 miles
Reef Encounter Cafe/bar0.4 miles
Urban Reef Cafe/bar0.6 miles
Beaches in the neighbourhood
Boscombe Beach550 yards
Bournemouth Beach Golden sand550 yardsSwimming, Water sports, Food and drink, Surfing, Watching the sunset, Seashell collecting
Eastcliff Beach Golden sand700 yardsFood and drink, Swimming
Closest airports *
Bournemouth Airport3.9 miles
Southampton Airport26 miles
Bristol Airport59.5 miles
Most popular landmarks *
Bournemouth Beach1.8 miles
Poole Harbour7.3 miles
Corfe Castle11.3 miles
Monkey World16.5 miles
Bucklers Hard18.8 miles
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Most popular facilities
Pets are not allowed.
- Bingo Off-site Additional charge
- Live music/performance Off-site Additional charge
- Movie nights Off-site Additional charge
- Stand-up comedy Off-site Additional charge
- Pub crawls Additional charge
- Tennis equipment Additional charge
- Water park Off-site Additional charge
- Mini golf Additional charge
- Horse riding Off-site Additional charge
- Diving Off-site Additional charge
- Bowling Off-site Additional charge
- Cycling Off-site
- Hiking Off-site
- Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
- Bicycle rental (additional charge)
- Fishing Off-site Additional charge
- Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
- Tennis court Off-site
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.
Free! Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible).
- Street parking
- Yoga classes
- Private check-in/check-out
- Luggage storage
- Fax/photocopying Additional charge
- Express check-in/check-out
- Babysitting/child services Additional charge
Entertainment and family services
- Children television networks
- Books, DVDs, music for children
- Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
- Fire extinguishers
- CCTV outside property
- Smoke alarms
- Non-smoking throughout
- Family rooms
- Non-smoking rooms
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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.
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Can use a 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 08:30 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.
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.