Southernhay - Rating 5/5

In Bournemouth visiting our Son. Stayrd at Southernhay. Very nice clean and friendly little hotel. Great breakfast. Will be staying again. Richard and Nina.

Reviewer:Richard W | Tue 4th Dec 2018 | 1 week ago

Delightful accommodation.- Rating 5/5

A very comfortableand pleasantplace to stay. Quiet, clean and adequate breakfast.Being able to walk to the beach was wonderful especially as the weather was amazing for November.Thank you Darren and Nelia hope you continue to dowell.

Reviewer:Rosemary M | Tue 20th Nov 2018 | 3 weeks ago

Our stay at Southernhay - Rating 5/5

We enjoyed our stay very much. Everywhere was beautifully clean. Bed was very comfortable. We sleptreally well. Breakfast was plentiful,nicely cooked and presented. ProprietorsNelia and Darren were very welcoming and friendly. Location is very good . Short walk to local shops and eateries in Westbourne.Would definitelyrecommendand return.

Reviewer:Barbara C | Tue 20th Nov 2018 | 3 weeks ago

Excellent B&B - Rating 5/5

Very warm welcome, a lovely, comfortable and spotlessly clean room and more than adequate breakfast. Easy waking to Westbourne shops and restaurants and Alum Chine is nearby. We would thoroughly recommend Southernhay Guest House and we will stay here again in the future.

Reviewer:Mr Jeremy F | Mon 19th Nov 2018 | 3 weeks ago

Great place to stay - Rating 5/5

Really friendly and helpful. Room clean and has everything you need. Breakfast - lots of choice and they'll adapt to your preferences.Highly recommend.

Reviewer:Peter H | Mon 12th Nov 2018 | 1 month ago

Overnight stay - Rating 5/5

Darren and Nelia were friendly and welcoming and the room was comfortable and spotlessly clean. Would happily recommend and stay again.

Reviewer:Claire A | Mon 5th Nov 2018 | 1 month ago

Very clean and comfortable - Rating 5/5

Thanks for a lovely stay.Hosts were very friendly and accommodating.Rooms are very clean. I will definitely stay here again.

Reviewer:Parvati R | Mon 5th Nov 2018 | 1 month ago

Weekend away- Rating 5/5

Absolutely lovely guest house, kind and friendly owners, nice room very comfortable and good breakfast will defo be returning

Reviewer:Yvonne K | Tue 30th Oct 2018 | 1 month ago

Just what we needed! - Rating 5/5

Last minute decision to pop down to Westbourne. Great location - including parking!!! Fab breakfast, and lovely hosts.Currently looking to set up a retail business there, so you may get sick of seeing us.Thank you

Reviewer:Nigel A | Mon 29th Oct 2018 | 1 month ago

Quiet Location and a nice place. - Rating 5/5

Parking free, quiet location, good breakfast, great host, recommended but slightly far to walk to town centre but good journey.

Reviewer:Michael S | Mon 24th Sep 2018 | 2 months ago

great value - Rating 5/5

This B& B is in a great location with hosts who are friendly and helpful. Lovely breakfast. Highly recommended.

Reviewer:jim f | Mon 17th Sep 2018 | 2 months ago

Lovely relaxed weekend - Rating 5/5

Warm welcome, lovely comfortable room, good breakfast and just what we needed for a Bank holiday weekend.

Reviewer:Jocelyn B | Wed 29th Aug 2018 | 3 months ago

Best in Westbourne - Rating 5/5

Most enjoyable stay with hosts being a very friendly and helpful couple. Good room and tasty breakfast.Hope to contact you soon re xmas

Reviewer:Graham H | Wed 29th Aug 2018 | 3 months ago

Highly Recommended - Rating 5/5

The guest house has been recently refurbished to a high standard. Our bedroom was very clean, fresh and very comfortable and the shower room was superb. Breakfast was excellent. The hosts were very friendly and accommodating.At first glance, the location appears to be away from the town, but it's only a 5 minute walk to suburb shopping in Westbourne and only a pleasant twenty minute walk to Bournemouth town centre (just follow the major road at the front)

Reviewer:Paul M | Tue 28th Aug 2018 | 3 months ago

Great stay - Rating 5/5

Great stay,rooms very clean and welcoming. Darren and his wife were very welcoming and made you feel at home. Breakfast was fantastic cooked to perfection. As Arnie said "we will be back".

Reviewer:Michael H | Mon 20th Aug 2018 | 3 months ago

Lovely weekend stay- Rating 5/5

A comfortable and clean guest house. The cooked breakfasts were good and plenty to eat. The hosts Darren and Nelia were very helpful and work hard to ensure their guests enjoy their stay. I recommend this b& b and would be happy to stay again if I'm in that area

Reviewer:Gill G | Mon 20th Aug 2018 | 3 months ago

Pleasant stay - Rating 4/5

Everything was as expected from reading previous reviews..... clean and comfortable. - good breakfast.Friendly hostWould definitely return

Reviewer:Helen S | Mon 6th Aug 2018 | 4 months ago

Very well placed to do everything - Rating 5/5

Southernhay Guest House has been taken over by the very welcoming Darren and Nelia.We stayed in room 7 which was very nice and shielded from direct sunlight so the room had a pleasant temperature during this barmy summer.The bed was firm but comfortable, lots of storage space, good size TV and nice clean bathroom.Breakfast was very good and Darren was very courteous in making sure our needs were met.The positioning of the guest house was very good.You are 300 yards from Westbourne which has lots of boutique shops, bars and the fabulous Chez Fred fish & chip shop which we would highly recommend.If you walk down West Cliff Road some 100 yards, yo can walk on to the shaded footpath that takes you (10 mins) to Alum Chine Beach.A really pleasant walk in the shade.From Alum Chine beach you can take the mini road train to Bournemouth Pier.Alternatively, you can go straight to Bournemouth or Sandbanks via buses every 30 mins or take a £7-£8 Taxi.We were really impressed with Southernhay will definitely stay there again

Reviewer:Paul B | Sun 5th Aug 2018 | 4 months ago

Absolutely amazing - Rating 5/5

Thank you so much for our lovely stay.We had a fantastic weekend,was made to feel very welcome. Nothing was too much trouble.Breakfast was lovely.We will definitely be visiting again.

Reviewer:Mr Harry c | Mon 23rd Jul 2018 | 4 months ago

Excellent clean accommodation- Rating 5/5

This guesthouse is a credit to the owners. Fresh, clean and perfect location. The owner is very friendly, has good knowledge of the local area and even helped one of our guests with car trouble. Nothing was too much. We had to leave at 7 in the morning so he got up extra early to make sure we had breakfast before we left. I would highly recommend this guesthouse to anyone staying in Bournemouth.

Reviewer:Michelle P | Mon 9th Jul 2018 | 5 months ago

Four adults from the Nelson family- Rating 5/5

Real value for tha price. Excellent host excellent very clean and very comfortable premises. Good breakfast to start the day.Easy walking distance from beach and eating places. When again to Bournemouth we will be back. Thank you.

Reviewer:Peter N | Thu 28th Jun 2018 | 5 months ago

Comfortable Stay - Rating 5/5

Friendly hosts. Good room and breakfast. In good position for walk to beach. Good value for money.

Reviewer:David M | Fri 15th Jun 2018 | 6 months ago

A happy stay - Rating 5/5

We were very happy to stay at Southernbay Guest House.Everything was very much to our taste:Room, location, breakfast, hostess etc.We might very well consider to come back some other time.Henrik Bechmann

Reviewer:Henrik B | Thu 14th Jun 2018 | 6 months ago

Very nice stay - Rating 4/5

The house was spotless. & very comfortable thou we didn’t see a lounge to sit in not that it bothered us.Breakfast was fine thou should have asked for 2 slices of toast.Excellent area, just a short walk into town where there are good eating places & pubs.15 min walk to a lovely beach where there is a really good Italian right on the beach. The walk the the woodland is lovely. This area is definitely worth a visit.

Reviewer:Valerie H | Mon 11th Jun 2018 | 6 months ago

Great guest house - Rating 5/5

Really nice place - v clean, great Bfast, friendly host

Reviewer:Samantha E | Mon 4th Jun 2018 | 6 months ago

Great little guest house. - Rating 5/5

We spent two nights at this guesthouse. The bedroom and ensuite was very clean and comfortable.The cooked breakfast was very good.The guesthouse is situated in an excellent location and very easy to get to the beach and pubs/restaurants.Owners very friendly and helpful.Will definitely be staying at Southernhay again.Would recommend!

Reviewer:Claire A | Tue 29th May 2018 | 6 months ago

LovelyB & B - Rating 5/5

Very warm welcome, lovely bright room, lovelybreakfastand will be happyto stay there again.

Reviewer:Vincent E | Mon 21st May 2018 | 6 months ago

a great night at the Southernhay - Rating 5/5

My son and I flew down to Bournemouth to attendfootball match and stayed overnight at the Southernhay.The fixture changed dates and Darren and Nelia were great at changing this around for us.We were very well looked after and Darren even gave us a lift to the stadium for the match! Our room was great... bright, clean and well equipped.Breakfast was great and Darren and Nelia were very kind to my young son.Great value, well located and definitely worth a visit.Thank you Darren & Nelia!

Reviewer:Craig j | Fri 20th Apr 2018 | 7 months ago

Our stay at Southernhay, Westbourne/Bournemouth - Rating 5/5

Very nice, clean hotel, hosts pleasant and friendly, would definitely stay again in the future. Highly recommended. Thank You.

Reviewer:STEPHEN B | Mon 15th Jan 2018 | 11 months ago

A good place! - Rating 4/5

The location is lovely, right in the heart of Westbourne, away from traffic and crowd but at the same time at 2 min walk distance from everything you need. Rooms are clean and nicely furnished. Breakfast is nice and homemade and the owners are two very kind people who go the extra mile to please the customer. Definitely a good place to stay.

Reviewer:Guido A | Mon 27th Nov 2017 | 1 year ago

Good place to rest your head - Rating 4/5

Stayed while attending a conference at the BIC, Nice distance away wit ha 15 to 20 min walk or a bit longer if you take the scenic route down a chine and along the sea front.Friendly welcome, clean room and basic breakfast as I was always leaving too early too early to be served.

Reviewer:David J | Fri 24th Nov 2017 | 1 year ago

Southernhay Hotel - Rating 5/5

The hotel is very well run and is clean and tidy. The hosts were friendly and showed excellent customer service throughout our stay. There is ample parking and the facilities including breakfast was very good

Reviewer:peter L | Sun 12th Nov 2017 | 1 year ago

\"Quick Stop\" - Rating 5/5

I am so pleased I stayed there,it was a lovely little Hotel.Clean and comfortable.I will try and stay there when I go to Bournemouth again(on route to Jersey)10/10 til I stay there again.

Reviewer:Travis O | Mon 24th Jul 2017 | 1 year ago

Pleasant stay in Westbourne- Rating 5/5

Booked late but got an ideal twin room with breakfast in a twin room. Cooked or continental breakfast, was very nice.Shared facilities but we were up early due to our appointment time for a nearby competition.Definitely would stay here again.

Reviewer:Gary F | Mon 17th Jul 2017 | 1 year ago

loved it - Rating 5/5

the location is perfect, parking is handy and Tom and Lynn lovely. Would go again.

Reviewer:Sue O | Tue 4th Jul 2017 | 1 year ago

Enjoyable holiday - Rating 5/5

I liked everything about the Southernhay.The room was comfortable and the breakfast was excellent.The proprietors, Tom and Lynn were very helpful giving me knowledge and even maps, suggesting lots of places to visit.I would recommend this B& B, and will definitely be returning.

Reviewer:Shirley G | Sun 18th Jun 2017 | 1 year ago

Long Weekend - Rating 5/5

Very happy with our stay.Lovely room and lovely hosts.Intend returning in the near future.

Reviewer:Miss. Denise K | Wed 22nd Mar 2017 | 1 year ago

Overnight stay. - Rating 5/5

Very nice and clean hotel. Only stayed 1 night as visting a family member.owner was very welcoming and made us feel at home. We will definitely stay here again on our next visit.Thank you for a very pleasent stay.

Reviewer:Jeffrey C | Tue 10th Jan 2017 | 1 year ago

value for money - Rating 4/5

Enjoyed stay nice rooms liked the en suit bathroom nice breakfast friendly polite and would use again good parking and thank you

Reviewer:Russell C | Tue 30th Aug 2016 | 2 years ago

Well situated - Rating 4/5

Tom & Lynn looked after us really well.Our room was lovely (overlooking the front of the premises), clean and spacious.Everything we needed was provided, and the hotel was very convenient for the west side of the long sandy beach, and a local high street.Would have liked brown bread for breakfast, but would recommend anyway.

Reviewer:Susan R | Tue 23rd Aug 2016 | 2 years ago

Mr morris - Rating 5/5

Lovely friendly atmosphereSplemdid location excellemt breakfast with great care in preparation amd presentation10 min walk through picturesque woodland to suberb beach.

Reviewer:Steven M | Thu 18th Aug 2016 | 2 years ago

A very pleasant stay - Rating 3/5

Booked three nights and was kindly given a bigger room as it was me and my mum.Plenty to eat at breakfast, nice friendly proprietors and a beautiful cat!We thought the immediate area was nicer than the centre of Bournemouth but everything was nearby anyway. Good value for money.

Reviewer:Miss. Karina M | Sun 14th Aug 2016 | 2 years ago

Southernhay hotel - Rating 3/5

Clean and comfortable hotel.Tom and Lynn made us very welcome and we enjoyed our stay parking good although access to property a bit difficult until one gets to know it.

Reviewer:Julia S | Sat 25th Jun 2016 | 2 years ago

nice place, nice owners - Rating 4/5

Tom & Lynn were very hospitable and gave us directions etc to local places and a quicker route home!Nice clean rooms + on suite (shower was a bit weak though). and a decent breakfast in the morning.

Reviewer:Dean W | Mon 6th Jun 2016 | 2 years ago

Feedback- Rating 4/5

I have been there just for two days, and the hotel is like guest house the room was very comfortable and quite, and the people are very welcome and friendly.So can I suggest it also because wasn't no expansive.

Reviewer:Giuseppe P | Sun 5th Jun 2016 | 2 years ago

Weekend away - Rating 5/5

We stayed one night. The Hotel is in a great location for the local beaches and restaurant/shops. The owners are really friendly and the hotel is warm and cosy and has a good car park.

Reviewer:Jeremy S | Mon 11th Apr 2016 | 2 years ago

good value for money - Rating 5/5

Good breakfast. Comfortable stay. Good value for money

Reviewer:Poojashri S | Fri 8th Apr 2016 | 2 years ago

Great hotel for the money - Rating 5/5

Clean hotel with welcoming owners. Resolved a problem to supply my friend with a spare key for access. Good English breakfast, as traditional English b& b as you can get.

Reviewer:Dean E | Mon 4th Apr 2016 | 2 years ago

Hotel southernhay- Rating 4/5

Room nice and clean and warm breakfast good nice land lady and land lord

Reviewer:Mr. NevilleC | Tue 29th Mar 2016 | 2 years ago

Hidden gem- Rating 4/5

Lovely small hotel in a quiet location.Room very comfortable and breakfast delicious.Lots of quirky extras including plenty of visits from the resident cat Crystal.

Reviewer:Vincent B | Mon 14th Mar 2016 | 2 years ago

Title- Rating 5/5

Friendly, clean and tidy, good location-walking distance to beach, tidy hedge and great house cat! Would like an early breakfast (7-8am) but then again I am an early bird! Would highly recommend


Thank-you for taking the time to give feedback on your stay with us and for your positive review. We are sorry that we do not offer an early cooked breakfast, but our dining room is available for early risers to help themselves to a continental breakfast if required.Kind regards.Lynn

Reviewer:Mr. jo m | Mon 30th Nov 2015 | 3 years ago

2 nights stay at Southernhay Hotel - Rating 5/5

Easy & straightforward to book. Good communication and excellent service. Only wish I'd had more time to get to know Tom & Lynn, but the brief times I saw them due to other commitments, they were fab hosts and a pleasure to be with. Breakfast was excellent and the room clean & tidy - cannot fault anything relating to my stay. Thank you! :-)


Thank-you so much for your review Shayne.It is really helpful to small businesses, such as ours, to have satisfied guests who take the time to review their stay with us.

Reviewer:Mr. Shayne P | Wed 25th Nov 2015 | 3 years ago

A lovely B&B- Rating 5/5

I have just come back from staying at the SouthernHay with my boyfriend for the week. It is a very clean B& B the room was tidy and the breakfast was good value for money. Also it was centeral to the shops,restaurants & Bournemouth beach all of which are only a short walk away.The owners Lyn & Tom were also friendly & helpful. I would reccomend Southernhay & stay here again!

Reviewer:Rebecca D | Mon 15th Jun 2015 | 3 years ago

Super stay at the Southernhay. - Rating 4/5

A very neat and tidy bed and breakfast with the emphasis being on both! The beds were very comfortable in bedrooms with plenty of space and a shower in the room.In the morning, a full Englisgh breakfast started off the day in fine fashion.We only spent one night but left wishing we could have stayed longer.The parking on site just added to the pleasure.We will definitely be back.

Reviewer:ALAN W | Thu 5th Mar 2015 | 3 years ago

The Southernhay. - Rating 4/5

Easy to find with ample parking.Friendly welcome.Good size room,clean and pleasant decoration.Very nice and tasty breakfast.Would come back again.

Reviewer:Mrs. Jacqueline O | Sun 25th Jan 2015 | 3 years ago

Good value for money - Rating 4/5

A little basic but excellent value for money. Room clean, friendly staff and excellent breakfast. Would stay again

Reviewer:Nicholas S | Mon 12th Jan 2015 | 3 years ago

Southernhay Hotel - Rating 5/5

Does exactly what it says on the tin, and great value.

Reviewer:Mr. Ronald D | Sat 10th Jan 2015 | 3 years ago

Excellent Hotel - Rating 4/5

Very comfortable with helpful staff. Good breakfast. Good location. Dog friendly and 50 yards to Alum Chine and a nice 10 minute walk to the beach.

Reviewer:Mr. Alex P | Wed 7th Jan 2015 | 3 years ago

My opinion- Rating 5/5

Warm welcome on arrival,clean and presentable room,good English breakfast. Very enjoyable stay

Reviewer:Christopher B | Mon 13th Oct 2014 | 4 years ago

Lovely Time - Rating 5/5

Spent a great weekend at the Southernhay, good location and fantastic breakfast.Would definitely stay there again when down that way.

Reviewer:Mr. Peter H | Tue 30th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago

Weekend stay - Rating 3/5

This was a nice weekend stay. Theowners were very attentive. The room was nice and clean.The breakfast was very nice and on time.

Reviewer:John K | Mon 15th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago

Weekend stay- Rating 5/5

Lovely, clean B& B in a nice location. Excellent breakfast all cooked fresh. First time I have stayed here and would definitely recommend and come again

Reviewer:Christine S | Mon 8th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago

Mr. - Rating 5/5

Very friendly owners , nice quiet room , beach is close , nice breakfast. I recommending to visit this hotel.

Reviewer:Evaldas R | Tue 2nd Sep 2014 | 4 years ago

Lovely Stay - Rating 5/5

Nice clean room, nice food and friendly staff. What more could you ask for??Would definitely stay again..:-)

Reviewer:Barry M | Mon 18th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago

Very nice hotel :) - Rating 5/5

Room cosy and tidy, bathroom also clean. Great place to stay :)

Reviewer:Katarzyna D | Tue 5th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago

Very nice hotel :) - Rating 5/5

Room cosy and tidy, bathroom also clean. Great place to stay :)

Reviewer:Katarzyna D | Tue 5th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago

our weekend - Rating 3/5

enjoyable stay with comfortable beds,clean& tidy breakfast very nice

Reviewer:Bridget C | Mon 14th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago

Very good - Rating 4/5

Very comfortable and enjoyable. Good size en suite bathroom.Very good breakfast not at all greasy which some full English breakfasts can be.

Reviewer:Mr. David G | Sun 25th May 2014 | 4 years ago

B and B- Rating 5/5

Excellent breakfast and room, friendly owners

Reviewer:Mr. Robert C | Mon 24th Mar 2014 | 4 years ago

Lovely stay - Rating 5/5

Lovely stay at the clean and tidy b& b. Breakfast was yummy and served quicky allowing us to hit the beach early. It's very close to the beach& plenty of parking for us. Will visit again soon.

Reviewer:Miss. Charlotte A | Mon 17th Mar 2014 | 4 years ago

4 Day Break - Rating 4/5

Welcoming Guesthouse. Comfortable room and bed. Hearty breakfast. Enjoyable 4 days.

Reviewer:Mr. Alan M | Sat 14th Sep 2013 | 5 years ago

Very nice - Rating 5/5

Thank you very much for the lovely stay and your help with cancelling the room that was booked for a wrong date without any issues. The room was clean and tidy. The only remark that I would mention is that the noise early morning was loud, becuase the housekeeping of the vacant rooms started at around 8.30am, which is prior our check out time and distructed our sleep, however we got the opportunity to stay in the room until 11.30 without paying any extra. The hotel also has a lot of useful city brochures, it is also closse by to the beach roughly 10 min walk.Thank you!

Reviewer:Miss. Gelyana G | Mon 8th Jul 2013 | 5 years ago

Our Bournemouth stay - Rating 5/5

We stayed for two nights at the Southernhay Guest House.During this time we were treated very well by Lynn and Tom. The room was large and airy and very clean. The breakfast we enjoyed immensely and although was a full English we never felt bloated at the end of it.Anything we needed to know about the areaTom and Lynn were quite happy to chat about after breakfast. In all we found the couple very friendly and would not hesitate to stay with them again which hopefully will be next year.

Reviewer:Mr. Clive B | Tue 30th Apr 2013 | 5 years ago

Comfy & convenient - Rating 5/5

cosy small B& B, close to Westbourne centre (shops, buses, restaurants)ver welcoming & friendlyOk with our dog;we worked around the house cats. Good price too.

Reviewer:Mr. Roger L | Mon 8th Apr 2013 | 5 years ago

Perfect - Rating 5/5

Very clean and tidy rooms, nice breakfast, quiet, nice restaurants and facilities nearby, easy transport and friendly staff, I will definitely go back.

Reviewer:Mr. Diego Vieites G | Mon 4th Mar 2013 | 5 years ago

Always Welcoming - Rating 5/5

Traditional hospitality with comfort and excellent food.This was third visit in two years. Immediately after late arrival, we lost our car keys! Tom and Lynne (owners)were due to go out but both searched front drive with torches.When we found car keys in our room,they did not even look irritated. A lovely couple who always make us feel very welcome. our room was, as always clean and comfortable. Nice to walk barefoot on clean carpet.I wish "my"cooked eggs looked as good as theirs. We are both trying to shed weight and the full english breakfast was perfectly cooked, looked HEALTHY and was excellent. A lovely relaxed ethos. We will return soon for a longer stay. THANK YOU.Mrs.J.Park

Reviewer:Mr. Julia P | Tue 20th Nov 2012 | 6 years ago

Southernhay Westbourne - Rating 3/5

we booked the Southernhay as our usual hotel was fully booked. £50 for a double with en-suite and cooked breakfast for 2 is hard to beat. Good value guest house for a short stay with plenty of parking spaces.

Reviewer:Mr. Steve S | Mon 12th Nov 2012 | 6 years ago

clarkes review - Rating 4/5

hotel difficult to find at first ,but thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay ,room was comfortable ,clean ;breakfast good

Reviewer:Mr. Albert C | Sun 21st Oct 2012 | 6 years ago

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  • Free parking
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  • Golf Course Nearby
  • Family rooms
  • Wifi
  • Vegetarian

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Southernhay Guest House
42 Alum Chine Road