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Reviews - Ocean Breeze

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5 Westby Road, , , Boscombe, BH5 1HA
Ocean Breeze is ideally located close to the lovely sandy beaches in Boscombe, approximately ten minutes walk away, the local shops are just a few minutes walk away in the opposite direction. Avoid parking problems, just walk to the beach in your wetsuit with your surf boards or wander down dressed for a day on the beach with buckets and spades. We are very close to the O2 Academy Bournemouth, which is actually in Boscombe and is just a few minutes walk away (formerly The Opera House). Please note that unfortunately we do not take bookings for "stags and hens" At Ocean Breeze you can be assured of a high standard of cleanliness, friendly service, free parking front and rear, all rooms en suite, Courtesy coffee and tea-making facilities, colour TV, most of them flat screen Freeview TV's in most rooms, We are open throughout the year and all our Guests, who come to visit Boscombe for a wide range of reasons, couples enjoying the quieter side of Boscombe, families enjoying a family holiday by the sea, surfers or body boarders visiting the area to enjoy the wide range of watersports on offer and take advantage of the hot showers on the beach, parents visiting their offspring at bournemouth University or contractors and business Guests visiting the area for work purposes, all are assured of a warm welcome, There is an open air market Thursdays and Saturdays, The seafront now offers a wide range of watersports equipment and wetsuits for hire on the seafront, also surf and paddle board lessons available. There are a number of restaurants, some with alfresco dining, also in the vicinity, catering for all tastes. Ocean Breeze has a no smoking policy throughout although we do permit smoking outside in the courtyard adjacent to the dining room. We have been awarded a Gold Award for Food Hygiene by Bournemouth Borough Council. We also have a 3 star VisitBritain ratin
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Guest Reviews Based on 39 reviews
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100% recommended this accommodation to a friend 97% would stay again
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2 day break
I took my mum (86) away for a couple of days. The guest house was spotless, albeit the room was small. (I thought I'd booked a family room, but could be mistaken). It was beautifully laid out though. Unfortunately, mum was taken ill on the first night so we left the next day and couldn't partake in the brekkie. The landlady generously did not charge us a cancellation fee.
I didn't think the area, or the guest house, was particularly 'elderly person friendly', because of steep stairs in the guest house, and the fact that the walk to the beach is very hilly. I took mu in the car but the car parking was £11 per day at the beach (no concession for blue badges, unless the car was exempt from road tax). Similarly, I couldn't get near the town either, as nowhere to park.
Had I been on my own, everything would have been perfect, as the beach and town were both walkable for healthy, fit people.

ManagementResponse

Thank you Lesley for your kind review, I am sorry you found the room small, it is a family room and we have had many families stay in that room, the reason it has a double and single bed in is so it can be a family/double or twin room and is lovely as it is south facing and gets plenty of sun, we chose that room for you and your mother as it was closest to the stairs. I did count the stairs for you as you asked about the stairs for your mother, we do have two ground floor rooms, one a single and one a double, as you wanted a twin, the double room was not suitable and the single was already booked. Also the parking issue was a surprise, this has never been an issue before as there are two car parks in the road adjacent to us and a big multi storey car park behind the Sovereign Centre, if you had asked us of course we would have been happy to explain the parking situation, as I think you found the car park behind the Harvester once I had explained where that was, we are always happy to help with any problems. There is also a Land Train that leaves from Boscombe town centre, just a few minutes walk away, that goes down to the seafront. Janet

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Lesley Marsden

From Hayling Island, UK
Who stayed in September 2014

Family

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Breezy welcome!
Very friendly people; a convenient position 10 minutes' walk down the hill to the beach; close to the town centre; and a delicious full English breakfast...what's not to like?
My only criticism would be that Ocean Breeze doesn't accept credit or debit cards - & this was not flagged up in advance by Late Rooms - so be warned!

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David Rawlings

From Westbury, UK
Who stayed in August 2014

Travelling alone

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Weekend Break
My wife and I were very impressed with the Ocean Breeze and will be booking again for another weekend break next year. The accommodation was spotless and the food was excellently cooked and presented. We cannot praise the owners highly enough. We would definitely be recommending the Ocean Breeze to friends and relations.

ManagementResponse

Ian, thank you so much for the amazing review, it is always good to know our hard work pays dividends. Room booked for Air Show next year! Janet

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Ian L

From Emsworth, UK
Who stayed in August 2014

Couple

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Good location for shops and cafes
Exellent location with good parking. Friendly, helpful owners who make your stay pleasant. Good breakfast in a nice dining area.

ManagementResponse

Thank you so much for your very kind review, it is always appreciated when Guests take the time to post a review, especially such a glowing one. Janet

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Paul R

From Mablethorpe, UK
Who stayed in August 2014

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good and clean

ManagementResponse

Hi Mariusz, Thank you for taking the trouble to leave such a kind review, it is always appreciated. Janet

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Mariusz P

From London, UK
Who stayed in August 2014

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Very communicative and friendly owners. The room was clean, comfortable and good value for money. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

ManagementResponse

Thank you Richael, how kind of you to post such a lovely review, we certainly look forward to seeing you again. Regards, Janet

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R Browne

From UK
Who stayed in August 2014

Travelling alone

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Excellant stay
Very friendly and helpful staff where every effort was made to make our stay as enjoyable as possible.

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Ian F

From Southam, UK
Who stayed in July 2014

Couple

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Ocean Breeze
Very friendly and welcoming hosts. Make you feel at home.

ManagementResponse

Ginny thank you for your lovely review it was so kind of you to take the time to post it, we hope to welcome you to Ocean Breeze again. Regards, Janet

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Ginny B

From Bristol, UK
Who stayed in July 2014

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Lovely guest house
Very clean and friendly.
Comfortable room and good breakfast
Short stroll to the beach

ManagementResponse

Deborah, thank you so much, it was lovely to meet you both and hope to see you again soon. Janet

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Deborah B

From Horley, UK
Who stayed in June 2014

Couple

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Clean tidy little room.
They were very attentive in making sure we had everything on arrival. Even a little note to say they wouldn't be around! Too was clean and tidy. And kinda cute. Very shabby chic! We had no issues to raise. On a nice day it's a pleasant walk along the sea front to the BIC centre. I'd recommend it for a short stay hotel

ManagementResponse

Hi Jessica, thank you for your kind review and taking the trouble to post it, we hope to see you again and will try and arrange better weather! Regards, Janet

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jessica down

From Dover, UK
Who stayed in May 2014

Couple

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