Vibrant, cosmopolitan Bournemouth has everything you could possibly want in a beach break all wrapped up in one beautiful resort. Hop aboard the little land train and pick your perfect spot on a golden beach that stretches for seven miles beneath a magnificent cliff-line, sprinkled with colourful deckchairs and fluttering parasols. Pleasure piers provide traditional seaside fun and garden lovers are spoiled for choice with two thousand acres of parks such as the Alum Chine with its award winning displays of tropical flowers by the sea. Visit Russell-Cotes Art Gallery, housed in a Grade I listed building and presenting fascinating themed displays or hop on the local bus to the Aviation Museum where you’ll find exhibits of historic aircraft. Add on exquisite architecture like the Gothic-Revival St Peter’s Church along with traffic free shopping and you’ll find that Bournemouth is so much more than just a seaside resort. Opt for our leisurely pace holiday and you’ll enjoy a restful dinner, bed and breakfast stop en route to Bournemouth.
Christchurch, Lyndhurst & the New Forest - Located on the shores of its own natural harbour, traditional Christchurch is renowned for its eleventh century priory. We continue to Lyndhurst, an historic town at the heart of the New Forest where you’ll find antique shops, tearooms and ancient buildings. We then journey through the New Forest with its lush scenery, famous ponies and elusive deer.
Weymouth & Dorchester - Weymouth boasts a World Heritage Jurassic coastline and harbour, lined with al fresco cafés. The market town of Dorchester was the inspiration for fictional “Casterbridge” in Thomas Hardy’s novels and is home to a statue of the great author.
Beaulieu Estate - You’ll be spoilt for choice with the wide range of attractions at this captivating New Forest estate. View the exhibits at the National Motor Museum, explore the ancient abbey or enjoy a trip on a vintage bus and monorail. Perhaps discover the World of Top Gear and the Second World War Secret Army Exhibition then experience the gorgeous gardens. Highlight of your day will be our tour of the Gothic Victorian Palace House where costumed guides reveal the fascinating history of the building along with tales of its owners (seven day holidays only).
The Suncliff Hotel is perched on Bournemouth’s East Cliff overlooking the sea and is an easy walk from the beach, award winning gardens and the resort centre. This hotel is part of the Oceana Hotels Resort so guests are welcome to use the facilities at the two neighbouring sister hotels including solar-heated pools and Costa Coffee shop.
GLENTON PALMER customers who rate the hotel either good or excellent:
Comfort & cleanliness: 89%