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Bournemouth's finest hipster hotel combines a kooky counter-culture vibe with luxury lodgings and top-notch service...
Prepare for a delicious whiff of royal indiscretion – this minimansion was built by Edward VII for his mistress Lillie Langtry. Opulent grandeur is everywhere, from the red-carpeted entrance to immense chandeliers...
A supremely stylish makeover of this old inn's vast rooms sees them sporting brass bedsteads, sweet armchairs and wind-up alarm clocks...
Bed and breakfast
The decor may be super-simple (think block prints and pine), but the setting is superb – ask for one of the balcony rooms and sit watching seagulls swoop over the cove from your own tiny terrace.
Ask for a heritage room for Georgian-style fabrics, dark wood furniture and Thomas Hardy books on the shelf.
This Victorian guesthouse is a labour of love – even the china on the tea tray is hand painted to match each room's colour scheme...
A creaking old coaching inn with rich colours, dark woods and ministereos right in the heart of old Poole.
3 star hotel
The best rooms here have real 'wow' factor – black-and-gold lacquer screens frame minimalist free-standing baths; shimmering fabrics swathe French sleigh beds...
A sunny waterside terrace lets you watch yachts cast off just metres away while you eat breakfast. Inside crisp colours define compact rooms, with either a harbour or sea view.
1 star hotel
This is a place to break open the Bollinger: a romantic, luxurious 16th-century, minibaronial pile. The rooms are festooned with red brocade and gold tassels; an occasional chaise longue adds to the effect.
Bed & breakfast
Hidden away in a tiny square beside the minster, this charming 18th-century house has dapper bedrooms decked out in duck-egg blue and cream, topped off by scatterings of cute cushions and elegant armchairs.
Victoriana meets modern: gold flocked wallpaper, glinting chandeliers and 21st-century curtains.
4 star hotel
Beautifully situated on the banks of the River Stour, The Bridge House Hotel offers free WiFi and free parking...
Situated on the seafront, overlooking Bournemouth Bay, this 3-star hotel on East Cliff is an easy walk from beaches, award-winning gardens, and the town centre...
Opened on Queen Victoria's coronation day in June 1838, the Royal Bath Hotel was the first hotel in Bournemouth. It offers 3 hotel restaurants, a health spa and lovely sea views...
In a quiet part of East Cliff, this clean, friendly hotel is just a short stroll from Bournemouth's beaches and town centre. It has spacious rooms, a restaurant, a vibrant bar and free parking...
Located just 5 minutes' walk from East Cliff sandy beaches, on the Bournemouth coastline, Orchid Hotel is just a short distance from the city centre...
The Britannia Bournemouth Hotel is a 2-minute walk from East Cliff Beach. The Spindles Health & Leisure Club has a pool and hot tub. There is also a restaurant...
Situated on the seafront, overlooking Bournemouth Bay, The Cliffeside Bournemouth has an outdoor pool. With a superb cliff-top location, it is just a short walk from the town centre and beaches...
Holiday Inn Express Poole is 20 minutes' walk from Poole's ferry port with connections to France and the Channel Islands. It offers free Wi-Fi in all areas and free buffet breakfasts...
Located on the seafront, overlooking Bournemouth Bay, this modern and uniquely styled hotel has a 1930s Art Deco style, a seasonal outdoor heated pool, a day spa, and a lido deck...
The Riviera Hotel has a peaceful location, looking out over the trees of Alum Chine to the bay. With free Wi-Fi and free parking, leisure facilities include a hot tub, sauna and indoor and outdoor pools...
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