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The Winter Dene, a refurbished Victorian villa, stands in award-winning gardens on the West Cliff, within easy walking distance of the town centre and the Bournemouth International Centre, pier and beaches. The property also stands just 250 metres from the cliff top. The spacious en-suite rooms are individually decorated with antique furniture, TV, hospitality trays, safes and feature garden views. Breakfast is £12 per person, payable at the property. Full English and other options are available and to be chosen the night before. Breakfast is subject to availabllity. Guests also benefit from free parking and free WiFi.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

The Winter Dene has been welcoming guests since 12 May 2010.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Italian, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Free private parking available on-site

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


Value for money
Free WiFi
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  • John
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Loved the room, breakfast as very good and the location was very close to the town centre.
  • Smith
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Excellent breakfasts, served by friendly and attentive host. Had inadvertently booked top-floor room (no lift) but were offered move to ground floor when room there became vacant.
  • Simon
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The location of the hotel was good as the beach and the town were both in easy walking distance. The breakfasts were very tasty and filling, and the room that we had was spacious with a very comfortable bed.
  • Derek
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    It was very convenient, a little walk away from the shops which was nice
  • Dave
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Lovely host. Gave us the top of the tower room! Good parking. Great location. Iconic hotel.
  • Margaret
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Great breakfast and as a coeliac I was well catered for. Nothing too much trouble. Lovely room and spotlessly clean.
  • Lynn
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The hotel is in a great location, (just 5 minutes or so to the west cliff top) and uncomplicated, free parking is a bonus. Nice, large room.
  • Lindsay
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    We had a great stay! Renzo and Heather are fantastic hosts. Renzo had the guests in stitches! Breakfast was a delight! Very close to the beach. Large room which was serviced daily if required. Would definitely stay again!
  • Diane
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The room was very spacious and clean. Bright colours. The owner was very welcoming on arrival. We have stayed at a few places and they never seem the cater for the 3rd person (child) but here they set out the right amount of towels ect
  • Geoff
    Location was great, able to walk down to beaches & restaurants for dinner. Breakfast was really good. A nice atmosphere & view of garden at breakfast. Renzo was friendly & entertaining over breakfast. A wonderful sense of humour & very memorable.
Quality rating rated the quality of this property as 3 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Property questions and answers
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  • Do you serve evening meals

    No, but there are lots of hotels and restaurants for all budgets and tastes within a ten minute walk.
    Answered on 29 July 2020
  • i am worried about car parking space.How many spaces do you have. Thank you sorry about silly question

    Hello We have a parking space in the grounds for every room so no need to worry.
    Answered on 15 July 2021
  • Hi. I’m looking to make a last minute booking for this Saturday and Sunday night. I wondered if there’s a possibility of a late check out on Monday? 😊

    Thank you for your question but late check out is not possible this Monday. You would be welcome to park here for as long as necessary.
    Answered on 7 October 2021
  • Do you have ground floor rooms for people of limited mobility?

    We have rooms on the "ground floor". There are some steps up to the front door and if you are on Bed and Breakfast the breakfast room is down some st..
    Answered on 12 March 2021
  • Hi there, are we able to use both beds (double and single ) if we book for 2 people only in a family room? IE will I be able to chuck husband out of d..

    Hello Yes that is absolutely fine.
    Answered on 19 May 2022
  • Are. we able to drop our luggage off a couple of hours before check in please ?

    Yes the will be fine.
    Answered on 9 June 2023
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Hosted by Heather and Renzo - Owners

Host review score

Heather and Renzo - Owners
The Winter Dene was built in 1881 as a holiday home for a wealthy Victorian family. It became a hotel in 1935 and has been updated throughout the years to accommodate the demands of the modern holidaymaker whilst still retaining individual character. It is now run as a Bed and Breakfast.
Renzo and Heather, have been at the Winter Dene for 25 years. This follows a lifetime of experience in hotels in Italy and Jersey. As Resident Proprietors it is important to us that the property is always well maintained and welcoming.
Bournemouth's beaches are just five minutes walk - Durley Chine's Blue Flag beach is our closest. The West Cliff has a lovely park on the cliff top or you can take the zigzag, steps or funicular car down to the beach. There are many restaurants and cafes within a ten minute walk of the Winter Dene to suit all budgets and tastes. No need to take the car! Shops, post office, chemist and launderette are all close by.
Languages spoken: English,Spanish,French,Italian,Latvian

Property surroundings *

Facilities of The Winter Dene
Great facilities! Review score, 8.8

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Special diet menus (on request)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Dry cleaning
      Additional charge
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    Entertainment and family services
    • Board games/puzzles
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Smoke alarms
    • Safety deposit box
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    • Carpeted
    • Family rooms
    • Ironing facilities
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
    Languages spoken
    • English
    • Spanish
    • French
    • Italian
    • Latvian

    Sustainable initiatives

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

    House rules

    The Winter Dene takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 15:00 to 21:00


    From 08:00 to 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 older than 7 years are welcome.

    Children 17 years and above will be charged as 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

    Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

    Age restriction

    No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 7 and older are allowed)

    Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo American Express Cash The Winter Dene accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Parties/events are not allowed

    Quiet hours

    Guests must be quiet between 23:00 and 08:00.


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print

    Please note that the hotel is not suitable for children under 7 years old.

    Please note that all rooms are accessed by stairs.

    Please note Family Rooms are for families only, and cannot accommodate groups of adults.

    Please note that the Winter Dene does not accommodate groups without prior arrangement.

    This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

    FAQs about The Winter Dene

    • Check-in at The Winter Dene is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

    • The Winter Dene offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Golf course (within 3 km)

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

    • Guests staying at The Winter Dene can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.5).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Italian
      • Full English/Irish
      • Vegetarian
      • Vegan
      • Gluten-free

    • The Winter Dene is 950 yards from the centre of Bournemouth. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Room options at The Winter Dene include:

      • Double
      • Single
      • Family

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