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Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton

Desk chairs surrounding the outside swimming pool at the hotel


Set high on Bournemouth’s famous East Cliff with commanding views across the bay, whether it’s for a romantic long weekend or a holiday with family, the Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton is the ideal venue.

When it comes to epic locations and dramatic seafront views, nothing gets much better than the Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton. We’re right in the heart of town, so when you can tear your eyes away from the beautiful view or tear yourself away from the stretch of golden beach, then we’re also walking distance to the town centre, to popular attractions such as Bournemouth Oceanarium, BH2 Leisure Complex and Bournemouth International Centre – a hotspot for major conferences and exhibitions

A Hotel that has it all

Free WiFi throughout

10 minute walk into the town centre.

Overlooking Bournemouth beach.

76 bedrooms including 16 family bedrooms.

16 sea view bedrooms

Restaurant, cocktail bar and seaview lounge.

Indoor and seasonal outdoor swimming pools.

Pizza ovens for authentic pizzas, outdoor BBQ possible.

Private gardens and terrace.

Sauna, spa pool and a beauty treatment room.

A gym.

Well-equipped meeting rooms for up to 200 delegates.

Event rooms for wedding parties up to 200’

We're perfect for family holidays and romantic escapes

Aside from our stunning location, we offer an awful lot to our short break guests whether you’re looking for family relaxation or some couple time. An indoor and outdoor swimming pool to lounge beside, nutritional, varied meals for the kids and a fabulous dining experience for sparking romance. Great Hallmark Crew entertainment packs for our younger guests and beauty treatments available to parents. But it’s not just the hotel facilities that make a great short break. We’re a short stroll from Bournemouth’s many exciting attractions including Rock Reef adventure and did we mention, we overlook the beach?

And there's plenty of history to experience 

Our hotel has a rich history. Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton was built in 1861 as a magnificent private house for a religious minister before being transformed into a hotel that, by the mid 1930s, was Europe’s only privately owned five-star accommodation.

The hotel attracted the great and the good. Queen Victoria’s granddaughters arrived on holiday, as did Harold Macmillan, Enoch Powell, Sir Matt Busby and Bobby Moore. During WW2 it was at the heart of the action when General Eisenhower and Field Marshall Montgomery watched rehearsals for the D-Day landings from its East Cliff vantage point before debating landing plans inside the hotel.

Opening Times

Opening Dates (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2020)


  • Hallmark Hotel
East Overcliff Drive
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Tel0330 028 3411



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      • Additional meal details - As Required
      • Bar
      • Cater for vegetarians
      • Room service
      • Serve breakfast
      • Serve evening meal
      • Serve lunch

      Children & Infants

      • Accept children all ages
      • Children's videos/DVDs available
      • Cot
      • Facilities for children
      • Highchair

      Establishment Features

      • 24 hr return laundry service
      • Accept coach parties
      • Available for wedding receptions
      • Business facilities (eg. Fax/ modem)
      • Central heating throughout
      • Conference facilities
      • Event venue
      • Garden/patio for guests' use
      • Ironing facilities
      • Licenced for civil marriages
      • Lift
      • Night porter
      • Pets accepted
      • Public telephone
      • Real log/coal fires
      • Regular evening entertainment
      • Separate guests' lounge
      • Welcome single sex groups, eg stag/hen parties

      Key Features

      • In town/city centre
      • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
      • Seafront

      Languages spoken

      • French spoken
      • Spanish spoken

      Leisure Facilities

      • Access to golf course
      • Gym
      • Health/Fitness/ Beauty Facilities
      • Indoor pool
      • Outdoor pool
      • Sauna
      • Solarium
      • Spa bath
      • Swimming pool

      Parking & Transport

      • Car parking
      • Off site parking
      • On site parking

      Payment Methods

      • American Express accepted
      • Delta accepted
      • Diners Club accepted
      • Euros accepted
      • Maestro accepted
      • MasterCard accepted
      • Solo accepted
      • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
      • Visa accepted

      Room / Unit Features

      • Colour television in all bedrooms
      • Ground Floor Bedrooms Available
      • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
      • Modem point in all bedrooms
      • Non smoking rooms available
      • Radio in all bedrooms
      • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
      • Telephone in all bedrooms

      Specialist Features

      • Marketed as green/environmentally friendly

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