ABOUT THE BALINCOURT

Your Perfect Escape

The Balincourt Bournemouth Guest House offers award winning luxury accommodation in one of Bournemouth’s most beautiful settings. 

Whether you’re looking for an overnight bed and breakfast in Bournemouth, or a longer visit, you can be assured of a peaceful and relaxing stay.

Harry Handover
Harry Handover
15:10 13 Jul 24
Very nice.
Chris Glue
Chris Glue
05:52 22 Jun 24
Can not fault this hotel at all every thing was very nice also i emailed asking can we come early and the reply was yes... ,so nothing is too much trouble we had a very good stay here .read more
Charlotte Rankin
Charlotte Rankin
09:13 19 Jun 24
My daughter and I had a fabulous stay at the Balincourt hotel. The room was very clean and the bed was comfortable.... Breakfast was super and enjoyable. The service we received from Magda was fantastic. We will definitely come back again. Charlotteread more
Ade Oulton
Ade Oulton
06:23 17 Jun 24
The Balincourt deserves 5 stars. It is a beautiful hotel with first class amenities. The Breakfast had a wide selection... of options that cater for all dietary requirements.It was always clean and tidy.It is close to the town centre, park and beaches. Would recommend to anyone.read more
Pauline Hale
Pauline Hale
06:06 16 Jun 24
A spotlessly clean hotel, credit to the owners and cleaners. Friendly staff and Harps, the owner couldn't have been... more accommodating. Really good breakfast with a wide choice and full cooked breakfast was excellent, cooked to perfection and not a drop of grease in sight. Really comfortable beds. Would highly recommend 👌read more
Andrea Zemanek
Andrea Zemanek
05:51 16 Jun 24
Susie Pollard
Susie Pollard
07:00 15 Jun 24
Lovely quiet hotel. Rooms were clean with stylish furnishings. Breakfast was delicious with lots of choices. Staff were... lovely and service was quick and effecient. Would recommend Balincourt and we would love to stay there again.read more
Bill O'Brien
Bill O'Brien
13:49 10 Jun 24
We had a lovely one night stay at the Balincourt. Room was clean and spacious, tea and coffee making facilities had... everything you would expect and the bathroom was very modern and well provided with soaps and toiletries. Breakfast was great and our server made sure we had everything we needed. We stayed on the top floor which has quite narrow stairs up and down but the property does recommend that yu contact them in advance if you need a room on a lower floor. We would certainly stay there again when we visit Bournemouth.read more
Paul Trouse
Paul Trouse
06:57 04 Jun 24
Comfortable, clean and well appointed room . Breakfast was excellent. Staff were courteous and polite and made us feel... very welcome (even though we had arrived early) . Would not hesitate in returning. It’s always the people that make all the difference between an excellent stay and an average stay . Well done .read more
D Rose
D Rose
06:34 11 May 24
Very helpful and friendly. We had a beautiful big room and everything was spotlessly clean. Delicious breakfast. Would... definitely stay again.read more
Luca Annibale
Luca Annibale
13:32 30 Apr 24
Upon arrival we were greeted by a staff lady who kindly helped us to our room and even helped carry our luggage, the... room was absolutely spotless, so clean and tidy and looked just as the photos had shown. Comfy bed, lovely bathroom, everything you would expect. Every guest was asked what time slot they would like breakfast which helped meet our needs to eat early and at the quietest time, good selection for breakfast, my girlfriend who is vegan was perfectly happy to have toast and jams every morning and i was happy to have the amazing english breakfast. Service was great, super fast, no problems with the food. Great location to attend a gig at the O2 Academy in boscombe, also was a fine walk into Bournemouth town.read more
Michelle Gower
Michelle Gower
11:24 27 Apr 24
We were at the Balincourt for one blustery night and day whilst visiting family and would happily recommend and stay... again. The room and bathroom were spotless, huge comfy bed and the best breakfast ever - extremely good value. Very friendly, thank you for superb stay! Also great location.read more
karen sweett
karen sweett
08:54 27 Apr 24
A really lovely hotel.The staff were very friendly and welcoming.Our room was very comfortable and attractive, the... room and the lovely spacious en-suite were spotlessly clean.A very good delicious breakfast was provided, the dining room itself was beautiful and nothing was too much trouble for our lovely waitress.We would definitely come back and highly recommend.read more
Kurt Bähler
Kurt Bähler
12:02 19 Apr 24
A wonderful place to stay. We arrived on our bicycles. They could be stored safely inside. Rooms are cosy, breakfast is... top and so were the people looking after us. Thank you very muchKurt and Darina from gonebikeaboutread more
Jan Beattie
Jan Beattie
21:13 17 Apr 24
Harpi was quick to reply to our queries prior to our visit, was there to greet us and advise re parking and somewhere... to eat on our first nights stay.Both she and Magda ( who served us at breakfast) made us both feel at home - a lovely few nights stay. Thank youread more
Lauren Willson
Lauren Willson
07:35 07 Apr 24
Room was very spacious, bathroom huge. All very clean, water was really nice. 👌Checked in easily, ... receptionist helped me with my bag up to my room. The parking was limited but I managed to get a spot so no problem. I booked my slot for breakfast the evening before. The breakfast was really good, all was cooked nicely. Menu was varied lots of options. Breakfast waitress was very welcoming and friendly, credit to your hotel.Thank you for a great stay, would use again.read more
James Delooze
James Delooze
14:07 03 Apr 24
Lovely place to stay. Service is excellent and Harps is a brilliant host. Breakfast is great with good choice of... menuWould recommend and visit againread more
Tony Unsworth
Tony Unsworth
09:13 25 Mar 24
Very good service, well presented room, and very reasonably priced, overall a much better experience than in one of the... big chain hotels. Excellent breakfast and even had Rooibos tea, not often found in hotels in the UK.read more
Hazel Rowson
Hazel Rowson
12:40 23 Mar 24
Very enjoyable stay. Room very comfortable and bathroom finished to a very high standard. Both were spotless. Breakfast... very good with plenty of choice. Hosts very friendly and informative. Would definitely stay again.Roger & Hazel Rowsonread more
Amanda Cramphorn
Amanda Cramphorn
22:51 21 Mar 24
What a gem of a place! Comfortable & clean rooms. Staff very nice & polite. Car parking on site. A lovely selection of... breakfast items, cooked to perfection. Located about a 25 minute walk from the town centre but the local bus service is excellent. Will definitely be back in the future. 10/10 all round.read more
Tina Twyford
Tina Twyford
13:50 19 Mar 24
A lovely hotel very clean and welcoming. The breakfasts were very good and plenty of it. I can highly recommend staying... here.read more
Linda Welfare
Linda Welfare
12:19 13 Mar 24
The room was bright and exceptionally clean. Breakfast was great with a good selection on the menu. Everyone was... friendly and welcoming.read more
Anthony Underwood
Anthony Underwood
17:39 05 Mar 24
Wonderful little hotel we stumbled upon. Lovely staff all round, great big rooms with massive beds. Spotlessly clean... and finished to a high standard.The best hotel wife and I have stayed in for a long time, with breakfast as well, this is a brilliant place I could not recommend enough.read more
John Murphy
John Murphy
13:42 18 Dec 23
Good location and away from the busy road. Balincourt is a nice independent hotel and is clean and has all the right... amenities.Unfortunately the shower temperature control could not be adjusted so we could not have showers.Good breakfast and friendly and helpful staff.read more
James Bell
James Bell
21:48 07 Dec 23
We recently stayed at the Balincourt when following our team (Villa) at AFC Bournemouth. The hotel is a grand old... Victorian property conveniently located a short distance from central Bournemouth and nearby Boscombe. The rooms were clean, comfortable and contemporary. Onsite parking is a real benefit. The breakfast offering was excellent.The staff were really hospitable and welcoming. A special mention to the young lady hosting the breakfast service whom was so very warm, attentive and helpful and had such a fantastic rapport with all of the hotel's guests.Highly recommended.read more
Kevin Hopkins
Kevin Hopkins
07:27 05 Dec 23
We are regulars at The Balincourt and always enjoy our stay. The staff are very friendly, the rooms comfortable, and... the breakfasts are great. It’s lovely to drink tea out of proper porcelain tea cups. Definitely worth a visit to stay. Highly recommended. Particularly for the Bournemouth Christmas Market.read more
Graham Smith
Graham Smith
09:10 24 Nov 23
My wife and just love Balincourt, the rooms are comfortable and perfectly clean. The dining room is nice and bright and... there's a good choice of breakfast. The proprietors and staff are very helpful.read more
Peter Foster
Peter Foster
08:51 31 Oct 23
We were going to the football and wanted to stay close by. Booking on the website was very easy. The welcome was very... warm and friendly, the room was very clean and well presented. The breakfast the following morning was excellent. We will be rebooking for the next match. I would thoroughly recommend Balincourt Hotel & Guest Houseread more
Elizabeth Lewis
Elizabeth Lewis
21:53 19 Oct 23
I recently spent a couple of nights at the Balincourt Hotel with my daughter and elderly parents. We had a fantastic... stay. The rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable and our bathroom was beautifully decorated. Breakfast was lovely - best poached eggs I’ve had. We were made to feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. I would highly recommend you choose this hotel for your stay. Thank you Ricky & Harps.read more
Nicky Mahoney
Nicky Mahoney
07:31 17 Oct 23
Great stay, lovely warm room and big towels. We were in room 11 and the stairs up there are steep but we are able... bodied so not a problem. Breakfast deliciousread more
Les Thorpe
Les Thorpe
07:05 01 Oct 23
I found the Balincourt Hotel was very well positioned on the Christchurch Road which is very well served with the buses... in to Bournemouth and surrounding towns and villages. The room I had was very good with double bed and a sofa, plus TV and shower and toilet. Breakfast was very good and a good selection to set you up for a days exploring. Staff were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. I would stay again.read more
IMELDA ROCHE
IMELDA ROCHE
19:19 17 Sep 23
Had a lovely few days at this beautiful hotel. Greeted by Harps after a long journey. Room lovely. Bed comfortable. ... Breakfast each morning amazing. Service excellent. Parking available. Would certainly recommend and looking forward to returning there.read more
Sanya Cendak
Sanya Cendak
08:57 15 Sep 23
This hotel is by far best in Bournemouth ! Everything in it works: very friendly and kind staff, best breakfast in... town, very clean rooms, always supportive in anything we needed during our stay, we are definitely coming back here! They made us feel like visiting our grandma’s house. All details are cute there and in the morning squirrels and birds playing in-front of hotel just made all even more fairytale like. Thank you Harps&Ricky for making our stay so memorable 🙏🏼read more
Stuart Lee
Stuart Lee
07:27 05 Sep 23
When we arrived (a little early) we rang the bell and we were greeted by a very friendly and understanding lady. She... advised that the rooms were not quite ready, but we were invited in and we were able to sit in the bar area.We went for a short walk to the beach front and arrived back at 4.30pm. We were told where our room was and when the door was unlocked, we were amazed at the space and the cleanliness of it. We booked a superior double and my goodness, it was simply amazing. The bathroom was clean and spacious. The whole room was simply 5* quality.The Breakfast was delicious, we opted for the full English, but there were many other options.The location was amazing, a short walk to the beach.Thank youStuart & Hayleyread more
Tayo Hassan
Tayo Hassan
19:12 03 Sep 23
I had the most amazing time in Bournemouth staying at this wonderful accommodation. The rooms were lovely and clean,... the staff were super friendly and made me feel really welcome, plus the breakfast menu was outstanding. And to top it all, it is a short walk from the beach and the town centre. I would definitely go back and stay and highly recommend. Thank you.read more
Rowel Samuels
Rowel Samuels
19:17 25 Aug 23
We spent a lovely three days in Bournemouth, based at the Balincourt, which is conveniently located. We were met with... a friendly greeting on our arrival at the hotel. A few minor issues were rapidly resolved. Our room was spacious and light and the bed comfortable. The bathroom had plenty of space and was nicely appointed. The room although large was rather short of shelf and hanging space for two people for three days, and would also have benefited from a few hooks to hang coats and other items on. A full-length mirror would also have been welcome as would an electrical socket by the dressing table.Breakfast service was friendly and efficient, and the provision of gluten free cereals was very welcome. Cooked breakfasts were nicely presented and delicious.Overall we would both definitely recommend the Balincourt as a very pleasant and comfortable base to stay at while in Bournemouth.read more
Brian Roberts
Brian Roberts
09:41 22 Aug 23
Beautiful building in great location. Owner and staff very friendly & welcoming and offering superb service. Great... breakfast and my gluten free needs fully met.The only minor observation was that bed duvet was very heavy ( perfect for winter nights) and a summer duvet option would be nice.read more
Rosemary Roche
Rosemary Roche
12:09 16 Aug 23
Made very welcome on our arrival. Room very bright. Loved the wet room. Very central bus stop opposite side of the... road. Lovely garden. The breakfast was amazing. Loved the bone china on the breakfast tables. Will definitely be back hopefully very soonread more
Linda Bishop
Linda Bishop
08:19 16 Aug 23
All I can say is wow! what a lovely place to stay, the whole house was spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated, our... room had an enormous bed which was very comfortable, there was bottled water, tea and coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits in the room every day. The room was so clean and crisp with beautiful décor it was lovely. Breakfast has plenty of choice and nothing was too much trouble, the full English was very good. The staff were very friendly and helpful, they made us feel very welcome. The policy of no under 16's meant it was a very peaceful place, you couldn't hear people closing doors or going up and down stairs, there was just no noise, it was a very restful few days. We just want to say thank you for making our stay so lovely, I would recommend this guest house to everyone.read more
Mich Bowery
Mich Bowery
11:36 21 Jul 23
Loved my stay!!I arrived later than 10pm but I called ahead and the person I spoke to was very understanding and... waited for me to arrive.I stayed in Room 10 and found it so homely. Clean, well organised with lots of nice touches. The Balincourt is like stepping back in time a little when Guest Houses really looked after you and had all the cute touches you miss when you go somewhere without them. I stay in a lot of hotels abroad and frankly they are not very nice at all!There was a nice dressing table with complimentary bottles of water and cotton wool balls! Mirror right next to a plug to style your hair. Two nice chairs and a lovely tray with all the tea and coffee you would ever need with biscuits etc.There was ironing board etc and adequate hanging space for your clothes.The bathroom had free toiletries (again not many places have these anymore) and FLANNELS!!!I had a great sleep and all these touches endeared me to the place.Breakfast was also great, I had fruit and yoghurt and an omelette cooked to perfection by the wonderful lady who made me welcome.I would highly recommend and will return whenever I need to stay in Bournemouth. Well done !read more
Charles Cairns
Charles Cairns
17:41 17 Jul 23
Having previously stayed at this lovely little gem we knew what to expect. We we greeted on our early arrival by Harps... who told us that although early our room was ready and available for us which was fantastic news after a long journey. We already knew of the standards that the Balincourt strive to keep and this time was no different. Room was spotless thanks to the hard working housekeepers the new en-suite was absolutely lovely. Breakfast was once again superb with plenty of variety cooked to perfection and the waiting staff attentive as ever. Superb place to stay when visiting Bournemouth. We’ll definitely be back in the future.Thanks again Balincourt.Best wishesAnn & Charlie.read more
Penelope Clarkson
Penelope Clarkson
17:27 15 Jul 23
Although the hotel's communal rooms are outdated, our bedroom and ensuite had been very nicely re-decorated, and fully... equipped. The dining room was also very pleasant overlooking the pretty front garden. The breakfast menu was extensive and the food very nicely presented. Our only comment would be that the quality of the tea and coffee provided at breakfast was not up to the quality of the rest of the menu. The location is ideal for visiting Bournemouth and its environs, regular bus services almost on the doorstep; free car parking on site was also a bonus. Our sincere thanks for looking after us so well.read more
Gary Ingrey
Gary Ingrey
18:24 07 Jul 23
Great Hotel. Cleanliness was exceptional. Breakfast was fantastic, the service at breakfast was also very good, quick &... efficient. Nice friendly welcome from the waitress. Food was really tasty & well presented. Great selection on the menu, as well as the already prepared cereal, Juices etc.read more
Jonathan Sandford
Jonathan Sandford
09:37 03 Jul 23
Delightful Hotel, very nice welcome, room was spacious, great en-suite and everything was spotlessly clean.Nice slow... breakfast all freshly cooked.Parking in front of Hotel but limited spacesWalking distance to beach.read more
R. G.
R. G.
11:20 30 Jun 23
Very nice stay, hotel in good condition, good free parking facilities, good breakfast, nice people.We had two rooms -... one of the already renovated (#6) and one of the not-yet renovated (#9). Both are nicely decorated, the renovated bathroom of #6 is very elegant. There was nothing to complain about the typically English, very good breakfast, nothing was missing, the staff was very friendly and helpful.read more
Ian clark
Ian clark
12:42 24 Jun 23
We stayed at the Balincourt hotel & Guest House for just one night we were greeted with a very pleasant lady, we were... shown to are room that was absolutely spotless.The room had some wonderful touches a bone china tea pot and cups and saucers, my partner is allergic to dairy and gluten both items where catered for breakfast was outstanding cooked to order.The front garden was also stunning and the bus stop was just outside so we didn’t have to drive, we will definitely stay there again all the owners and staff were also fantastic.Ian & Ellieread more
Colin Wilson
Colin Wilson
08:40 19 Jun 23
The Balincourt came highly recommended to me. My wife and myself spent a long weekend there in early June. The... allocated ground floor room was perfect for my disabled wife. The bed was most comfortable for both of us and breakfast each day was well cooked and sufficient. The waitress could not do enough to ensure that we were happy with all aspects of the breakfast.Access and egress from the premises by car was ok.All in all a great hotel and well worth the price charged.We will be going back.read more
Linda Braithwaite
Linda Braithwaite
10:35 07 Jun 23
From check in to check out everything was excellent. The room was spotless. The staff very obliging. The breakfast was... the best. Lovely walk in to Bournemouth along the road by the sea( 20 minutes) Great, relaxing stay.read more
Tracy Weller
Tracy Weller
08:15 06 Jun 23
This is a lovely little traditional B&B with great service. It is advertised as five star but there are a few little... improvements that are required which would give it five in my opinion. The decor is a little tired in places, particularly the front door and hallway. Our bed was lovely and comfortable but the bottom sheet did not fit the mattress and was constantly coming 'un-tucked'. The shower power was poor and the valve got stuck, so it remained at one temperature. There are no tissues in the room. The dressing unit is not located near a plug, so almost impossible to see yourself styling your hair, it should be swapped with the wardrobe (room 8). However the welcome was friendly, breakfast service is first class and we could not have wanted for anything during breakfast. We also had a lovely little tea tray in our room, bottles of water and lovely chocolates. Just adding the finer touches would make it perfect.read more
Stuart Davis
Stuart Davis
10:09 31 May 23
We have just returned from Balincourt GH and can not praise it enough. The staff were always very attentive , Nothing... was too much trouble. Breakfast was a delight with good quality ingredients. Rooms are beautifully clean and well managed.We had a wonderful stay for 8 nights and look forward to returning again. A very nice place to stay. Stuart and Christine Davisread more
Susan Robertson
Susan Robertson
07:24 25 May 23
A friendly and warm welcome on arrival. We were able to check in early as room was ready, which was very helpful. Room... was very clean and comfortable, especially the bed. Good tea and coffee facilities, beautifully presented. Lovely toiletries provided, plus flannels. Bar was well equipped and comfortable for drinks and a chat. Breakfast was fantastic. A great selection, all freshly cooked and piping hot. Hotel is just a short walk to Boscombe beach and a reasonable stroll into Bournemouth along seafront. Bus stop a few yards from hotel with very regular service. Would highly recommend this jewel and will certainly be back.read more
Jules Assock
Jules Assock
14:58 23 May 23
Wonderful service and a beautiful room. I'm gluten free and they couldn't do enough to help. A little out of town but... if you like a walk, a really great place to stay.read more
D Writes
D Writes
03:26 21 Apr 23
Very clean and well looked after B&B.Really enjoyed my stay as a solo traveller.Brilliant bus connections right... outside.Courteous and attentive staff.Would have liked to have met the owners during my stay for an added personal touch, however the reception and catering team were very warm and welcoming.read more
Jacqui Ferris
Jacqui Ferris
06:47 14 Apr 23
We had a double room but was a bit disappointed, hence the three stars. There were no pics of the bathroom when booking... so we assumed it would be ok. The bathroom was small with a shower in the corner which you could just about stand up in. The plug in the sink wouldn't stay down so you couldn't have a wash without leaving the tap running. There was an issue with the toilet but was sorted. Other than that the staff were lovely and breakfast was excellent. Maybe next time will book another room.read more
Nikki holt
Nikki holt
10:05 22 Nov 22
Beautiful big room, bright and clean and tasteful decor. I found the bed a tad hard for me personally but my partner... loved it. We booked a late breakfast as that was the only slot left, when showering at 8:30am the water was freezing, on the second morning we showered earlier and the water was warm not hot! Breakfast was lovely and the waitress extremely helpful. Enjoyable stayread more
Nick Baxter
Nick Baxter
14:05 02 Oct 22
We had a great stay and Harps checked us in and was very hospitable during our stay. I liked that we could come and go... but help was on hand if required. We had a query about the bus service and the lady on breakfast was very helpful.The breakfast was very good with lots of choice. No smell of grease or anything.The hotel itself is very well kept and the room was very spacious. We liked the amenities and that we had a lot I.e milk and proper Yorkshire tea bags!The hotel is a 10 minute walk to the front and a 20 minute walk to the town centre. We also walked to the station to catch the bus and this was 15 minutes walk.We really liked the location.read more
Peter Cookson
Peter Cookson
06:31 24 Sep 22
Room was really spacious and very comfortable and cleaned to the highest standards on a daily basis.Breakfast was... cooked fresh daily when ordered and was absolutely delicious.The hotel is in the best location.Once again and absolute joy to stay.Thank you Harps and her team.read more
harry mitchell
harry mitchell
19:21 13 Sep 22
When I booked the room I asked for a downstairs room as we are both pensioners and didn't want to be carrying suitcases... up flights of stairs but when we arrived we were put in a room on the second floor which was like an attic with very steep stairs but the owner carried out cases up for us. The room was very clean and pleasant. Breakfast was decent but first day breakfast was served with two fried pigeon eggs, I have never seen such small eggs but next day eggs were normal size after complaining. The lady serving breakfast was very nice and apologised for small eggs. Overall we enjoyed our stay and would recommend it but if you are elderly avoid rooms 10 and 11 on 2nd floor.read more
Ian Anstiss
Ian Anstiss
10:28 04 Sep 22
Hotel looked lovely from the outside. Flowers were beautiful so a great impression on arrival. Conveniently situated... for the beach, about 15 minutes walk but buses close by to get into town. All staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Room was clean, bed and pillows were really comfortable. Breakfast was lovely and loads of choice, service exceptional. Hotel had a small bar but we didn't try that.The shower cubicle was small but to be fair the space was limited and the shower worked very well.read more
Roland Fox
Roland Fox
07:51 27 Aug 22
Very well located, a short walk from the train station and the amazing beach. The place was spotless, the en suite... bathroom was exactly as it should be the fixtures and fittings clear, easy to use and fully functional. The decor had been very well thought out, my wife found it especially calming. Breakfast had all that you would want, altogether a very pleasant stay.read more
paula gregory
paula gregory
04:32 15 Aug 22
What a wonderful find, very clean and homely and great staff. Balincourt Guest House is definitely somewhere we,d... return to, a really comfortable bed and a fantastic breakfast to set you for the day! Thank you for a lovely stay.Paula and Andrewread more
Suzanne Aldridge
Suzanne Aldridge
06:31 11 Aug 22
A wonderful time in Bournemouth staying at this little gem of a Bed and Breakfast. My room was clean, bright, airy,... comfortable and quiet with all the essentials… plus some lovely little extra bits. We received a warm welcome which lasted until we left and we enjoyed an extra day out and about on our last day without having to carry our luggage, as we were able to leave it in a secure place at the accommodation. The staff were lovely and breakfast was a delicious treat too! Thank you for a fantastic stay at Balincourt in sunny Bournemouth 🙂read more
Jean Malone
Jean Malone
09:39 02 Aug 22
Beautifully decorated and spacious room, comfy bed and superb ensuite. Could not fault it. Breakfast was delightful in... a dining room that felt relaxed and calm. Would highly recommend a stay here.read more
Michelle Kay
Michelle Kay
07:09 31 Jul 22
This was our first stay but definitely won't be the last. The staff were very friendly and the breakfast was... fantastic.It was ideally situated with a bus stop right across the road which made it so easy to get about and see other places.read more
Keithleen Cogan
Keithleen Cogan
07:37 14 Jun 22
Our room was very clean and comfortable although it really does need updating. Point taken that their website did... mention that rooms are being refurbished.We were at the front of the house which is on a busy main road but the house is set back from the road. This didn’t seem to disturb us even though we slept with the window open (it got quite hot at nights)It was good to get back to a cleaned room after days out.Breakfast was great and Magda was more than helpful, nothing seemed too much for her, and always with a smile.A good location for the town and beach (all walking distance)read more
Kieran Campbell
Kieran Campbell
11:28 01 Jun 22
We had a lovely greeting by the owner who showed us to our room. The decor was tastefully done considering the... age/character of the building. There was lots of choice for breakfast and the service was excellent. Definitely worth the price. 👍read more
Jim Coleman
Jim Coleman
08:29 18 May 22
Our hosts, who ever they were, were very hands-off. Someone met us in the lobby and helped us carry our bags to the... room, and nothing more: no warm welcome, no briefings about restaurants, transport etc. The room was fine. although the bed was a small double,. Some standard items, such as a box of tissues, were not supplied. The breakfast and breakfast service was good. In sum, the basics were good, but the experience was somewhat bleak..read more
Mike Harman
Mike Harman
09:18 16 May 22
We found a first class hotel pretending to be a guest house but sadly they were found out and we say it's a first... class hotel. The room we had was amazing and not changed apart from redecoration since built, we think Victoria's reign. Tall ceilings and original plaster cornice and light ceiling rose. Breakfast is the most difficult meal for any hotel to get right across the range of offerings. The range was amazing as was the very attentive service with very top quality food cooked to perfection. Would not be out of place in London's expensive West End. Would return in the future and recommend to anyone.read more
Elaine Williams
Elaine Williams
16:32 07 Apr 22
We chose to stay at Balincourt whilst visiting our daughter who is at AUB.The room was large, very clean and... comfortable with tea/coffee and biscuits supplied. Bed was very comfortable too.The hotel had a lovely welcoming atmosphere.The breakfast was comprehensive and delicious. It was a treat to have a nicely set breakfast table.You could easily walk to the beach and into town.We'll certainly book againread more
Debbie Andrews
Debbie Andrews
07:08 04 Apr 22
We had a very warm welcome which always starts a visit well! My son and I stayed here in separate rooms. As they didn’t... have the rooms we requested next to each other, they kindly upgraded us when we arrived which we really appreciated. The rooms were bright, clean and comfortable. My son’s room had been refurbished. He was very happy with it but he had problems with the pressure in the shower; if we had stayed another night, I would have investigated this but we were short on time. The bar looked welcoming but again we didn’t have time to use it. The TV remote control could do with a clean(Room 2) The staff member at breakfast was very friendly and the food was great - good choices and good portions. Parking at the front of the hotel was useful. We only booked the day before and this really helped us choose as there didn’t seem to be any hotels with free parking! We walked into Bournemouth (about 20/25 mins) and got a taxi back (£5.60) We would stay again.read more
Jenny Mather
Jenny Mather
11:05 01 Mar 22
Great guest house. Room had everything needed, bed was extremely comfortable and the whole room was spotless. We stayed... for 2 nights and towels replenished each night. Breakfast was excellent, the eggs were high quality and the lady who served us so friendly and efficient.Lastly the owner ‘Harps’ was always there when needed with a great personality. So close to the sea and just a short bus ride into a Bournemouth. A really enjoyable and memorable stay.read more
Robert Stevenson
Robert Stevenson
07:18 18 Oct 21
This place is charming. Everything about it was first class, and it’s very rare for me to give a 5*. The rooms were... tastefully decorated, the staff were very tentative, the location was excellent. There were several extras in the rooms, which I won’t spoil by describing, but let you see when you stay here. We will definitely be staying again in the future.read more
Henry brett
Henry brett
07:01 12 Oct 21
Lovely hotel to stay at. Harps was very friendly and helpful as were all the staff. The room we had was very large and... very comfortable.The breakfast was really good too.all in all a great place to stay. Will definitely be staying againread more
Helene Taylor
Helene Taylor
07:24 07 Oct 21
Fabulous hosts, very accommodating. Staff all very pleasant and welcoming nothing too much trouble. Perfect for our... stay and would definitely return.Loved the fact adults only!read more
Chrissie Clark
Chrissie Clark
07:42 27 Sep 21
Warm welcome from Harps. Lovely spacious bedroom with TV, tea/coffee, biscuits and a couple of chocolates provided.... Iron and ironing board too. Clean bathroom with shower gels, shampoos etc. Great full English breakfast served by a lovely, very attentive waitress, together with cereals, fruit and yogurts.The only negative was the smallish car park on a first come first served basis. Luckily we managed to get the last space. I think we could have found space in one of the nearby roads off Christchurch Road if we’d needed to, so not the end of the world, but I think there is the room to extend the car park into the front garden to make extra parking.All in all a lovely stay and we can definitely recommend the Balincourt Hotel & Guest House.read more
Paul Liptrot
Paul Liptrot
08:59 19 Sep 21
Excellent well run hotel. Room was well furnished with all amenities provided.Staff very friendly and helpful.... Breakfast very good with a wide choice.Good location with easy access to Bournemouth and surrounding area.Would definitely return again.read more
Julie Weaver
Julie Weaver
08:34 30 Aug 21
The hotel is in a very good location to Boscombe beach, just a short walk across the road. Bournemouth is not far by... car. The owners are very helpful and pleasant. The hotel is very clean and the room was really good. The bed was very comfortable. The breakfast was really good. Service is a five star ! Would not hesitate to stay there again in the future.read more
Jean Clarke
Jean Clarke
08:33 30 Aug 21
Once again we stayed at The Balincourt with hosts Harps and Ricky. This hotel is first class. We stayed in Room 1, on... the ground floor. Very large, deluxe room with settee, super king size bed. Lovely gesture of chocolates every morning, bottles of water, and added toiletries. The breakfast is 2nd to none. So much choice and service is spot on. Thank you Magna. The Balincourt is situated set back on a main road with public transport stops outside. I would recommend this guest house to anyone.read more
Sharon Whitehead
Sharon Whitehead
16:05 18 Aug 21
Stayed here for 4 nights and had two executive rooms. What a lovely break we had here. The rooms are lovely, home... from home and the breakfast was excellent. Everything cooked to order, fresh fruit/yoghurt & cereals available too. The food standard was amazing and toast and drinks were never limited, definitely set the day off perfectly. There is a bar with comfy chairs and tables allowing you to enjoy a relaxing evening, we played Logo which included another couple staying at the Guest House. The staff make you feel like you are in your own home, no rushing to get you out with the ability to not be on top of you but available when you need someone.Please do not hesitate in booking a break at Balincourt you will not be disappointed.Thank you to everyone at Balincourt for amazing hospitality.read more
Rosie Hannon
Rosie Hannon
13:29 17 Aug 21
Had a lovely stay with family and friends. The rooms were lovely and breakfast great. They coped very well with the... Covid restrictions. We felt very welcomed. The location is great and we used the buses numerous times to go into town. 10 min ride and they run frequently. Would definitely come back. Thank you 🙂read more
Simon Rice
Simon Rice
10:41 26 Jul 21
We have very much enjoyed our stay, room was cleaned everyday and breakfast was delicious! The only issue we had was... with parking, as there was not enough for all the guests, but we managed to park across the road. We had a standard double room and the only thing you have to be prepared for is a quite small shower. We would definitely stay here again, but probably in a deluxe double 😊Thank you for having us!read more
Carol Dyer
Carol Dyer
19:49 14 Jul 21
Beautifully appointed and spotlessly clean . Breakfast was really excellent with a great choice - I loved the omelette.... The staff were delightful . We were in Room 4 which was lovely but we were disappointed not to have a bath - a tiny shower room instead. However our fault probably as we didn’t specify a bath when booking , just assumed! Our thanks for a great stay and to the owners for operating a truly professional business. You deserve every success.read more
Debby Mack
Debby Mack
08:13 13 Jul 21
Lovely friendly and professional welcome. The room was lovely; clean and bright. There was tea, coffee, hot chocolate,... biscuits and bottles of water. The shower was small but perfectly functional. Nice touch to have toiletries and face cloths in the bathroom as well as white fluffy towels. Free parking outside. I would definitely stay again.read more
Kanika Lim
Kanika Lim
05:41 01 Jul 21
This is our second time at Balincourt Guest house (March 2022) and again the room, hospitality and service from Harps... and staff was excellent. The Balincourt guest house is homely, it is clean, tidy, in a quiet area, not far from the beach and accessible to local shops to pick up a few bits for a midnight snack. We will go back again as we enjoyed our time there. Also for someone like myself when I have gone for a nice long walk on the beach its nice to comeback t o be able to have a cup of hot drink and there is always enough tea bags, coffee, sugar, milk and hot chocolate available to be consumed. Till the next time. Kanikaread more
Tabatha Reilly
Tabatha Reilly
07:11 20 Jun 21
One of the cleanest places I’ve stayed in, all the little touches in the rooms from a great Selection of hot drinks... with a couple of bottles of water to all the little toiletries everything you would need, we stayed in room 6 at the front of the property facing the beautiful garden also the main road but once you closed the window you had silence it’s a busy road but didn’t affect our stay staff are very friendly and helpful the breakfast was just perfect with a great Selection. Just a short walk to the Sandy beach, would definitely recommend. Just wish we’d booked for longer.read more
lel peacey
lel peacey
08:07 19 Jun 21
Our stay at the Balincourt was amazing from the moment we walked through the door until the moment we left. Room was... clean and tidy with all the small added extras too make you feel more than welcome. The bed was extremely comfortable as were the pillows. Spacious room was ideal for our stay. The breakfast was divine 10/10. As for our hosts harps is amazing. Nothing was too much trouble and she is such a kind and caring person that anything we needed or wanted too know she was there too help. All in all I can highly recommend the Balincourt too anyone wanting a clean welcoming hotel. Thank you Harps we will be back 100% 🙂read more
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