ABOUT The Connaught Hotel

West Hill Road, West Cliff, Bournemouth, BH2 5PH

The Best Western Connaught Hotel and Spa is centrally located on the West Cliff with free parking for up to 66 cars.

In addition to the 56 beautifully refurbished en-suite bedrooms – number of the superior rooms have the added benefit of their own private balcony – the hotel has a superb spa and leisure centre with complimentary membership to all their Guests. The Spa area has a large 18m swimming pool and an adjoining spa pool, a magnificent sauna and a stunning eucalyptus steam room; in addition there are 2 gymnasiums – a cardio-vascular suite and a resistance suite and to wrap it all up, a massage and beauty treatment centre.
Blakes award-winning restaurant now has the AA double rosette, the only 3 star hotel in Bournemouth to have this recognition. The Head Chef, David Hutchence, is renowned for the quality, style and imagination of his dishes and along with the Maitre d’, Nick Rutigliano and his enthusiastic team you will be given a warm and friendly welcome. During the warmer months dine out in our private garden terrace with direct access from the restaurant.

For that special occasion or important conference, The Connaught Hotel has 6 function rooms and conference facilities, all located on the ground floor and all with natural lighting, to accommodate up to 200 guests or delegates. The Franklyn Suite has a new dance floor of 200m2; The Connaught Suite and our Priory Suite 1 are fully air-conditioned.
The Hotel’s awards include a Double Rosette by the AA, a Silver Shield by Green Tourism for Business and a Highly Commended by Bournemouth Tourism in the Best Large Hotel category.



  • Cards accepted
  • Coffee pot
  • Draft beer
  • Family Room
  • Free parking
  • Heating
  • Hi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Reservations
  • Sauna
  • Use of pool
  • Wi-Fi