Openings: Cliff House hotel, Southbourne, Dorset

11 July 2014
Openings: Cliff House hotel, Southbourne, Dorset

A one-time preparatory school and later a hotel and conference centre run by the Salvation Army, this Victorian property has been transformed into a boutique hotel in a quiet suburb, away from the hustle and bustle of nearby Bournemouth. Each of the 14 en-suite rooms has been individually designed to be a light and airy "oasis of calm" that still showcases the charm and character of the 19th century building.

Opened 6 June
Owner Andrew Gosling, co-founder and managing director of event caterer Food Show
General manager Tim Seward
Head chef Sergio Canalejas
Designers Lesley Tindle and Susie Palmer of Ellesse Interior, Wimborne, Dorset
Bedrooms 14
Facilities New bar and lounge with plans to create a destination restaurant
Rate From £60 (single) and £120 (double)
Address 13 Belle Vue Road, Southbourne, Dorset BH6 3DA
Telephone 01202 424701

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