To ask if anyone can recommend a hotel in Bournemouth for a one night where I won't feel a freak being on my own

(39 Posts)
inkisbest Sat 04-May-13 09:26:09

going to visit a friend in Bournemouth in a couple of weeks - just going to be there Sat and Sun staying so need a hotel for Sat night - she suggests anywhere near the beach so it will be easy for the bus. We'll be out shopping and eating cake most of the time. Any thoughts? Under a £100 a night would be good.

squeakytoy Sat 04-May-13 09:52:25

look for a travelodge.. or just look on bookings.com

you will be out with your friend apart from when you are sleeping, so no reason for you to feel like a "freak".. confused as to why you would feel that way anyway..

TiggyD Sat 04-May-13 09:54:47

Just here to look at the freak.

shock

Carry on!

glastocat Sat 04-May-13 09:56:20

Why on earth would you feel like a freak?

TiggyD Sat 04-May-13 09:56:37

If you'll be out and about having fun why not go for a Travelodge/Premier/Ibis place? Cheap and soulless but it's not for long.

claremp7 Sat 04-May-13 10:11:09

We have some lovely b and bs down here. Much more homely.

inkisbest Sat 04-May-13 10:34:23

Freak here grin

Not used to travelling on my own, hence freak concern.

ReindeerBollocks Sat 04-May-13 10:48:09

We stayed in a not too upmarket hotel (britannia) which was really cheap and included breakfast. Lots of singles/families/couples. And two minutes from the beach.

I love Bournemouth, check out the museum just off the beach - its in a house which belonged to a really wealthy couple who allowed their home to be turned into a museum so showcase the things they'd picked up on their travels. It was just so lovely. Can't remember the name of it though.

Or take me with you if you don't want to go alone - I'll occupy myself grin

TheseFoolishThings Sat 04-May-13 10:49:33

You seriously perceive a woman travelling alone as a freak? Or expect to be perceived as such? Fuck me dead - there's no hope is there.

Triumphoveradversity Sat 04-May-13 10:50:27

I have stayed in the Premier in Bournemouth it is rammed with stag and hen night parties, never again. This prime time for them as well.

My mates mate owns a B&B in Bournemouth, I will see if I can find out the name as she has shown me pics and looks lovely.

Namechangingnorma Sat 04-May-13 10:51:27

blue marlin, lovely, clean b&b, highly reccomended on trip advisor and owned by two lovely gay man. Its fab

Namechangingnorma Sat 04-May-13 10:52:19

Plus much less than £100

MamaMumra Sat 04-May-13 10:53:44

I read the title as looking for a hotel in Bournemouth for a one night stand grin

I've stayed in hotels alone loads - you'll be fine smile

Mumsyblouse Sat 04-May-13 10:54:39

I travel quite a bit on my own, I don't think a woman on their own looks freakish at all, you just look like you are working/visiting someone (or have I not noticed how freakish I look?)

MamaMumra Sat 04-May-13 10:55:02

It will be good for you if you feel freaky travelling alone.
Do you think women who travel alone are freaks?

Cumberland Hotel is lovely - overlooks the beach

noodleone Sat 04-May-13 20:58:11

Reindeerbollocks do you mean the Russell Coates museum? Yes it's lovely. Any of the b and bs near the bic centre are fine and it's only for one night

Doubtfuldaphne Sat 04-May-13 21:27:24

We stayed st the Cumberland- I liked it as it was close to the beach and it was a pretty big traditional hotel with good breakfast but my dh didn't like it at all. He's more of a snob than me though!
You could try the Marriott also in eastcliff, it looks lovely.

SoleSource Sat 04-May-13 21:44:08

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Remotecontrolduck Sat 04-May-13 21:49:17

The central premier inn is lovely, very close to the beach and town, has balconies and far above the standards of a normal premier inn. They've retained a lot of the deco features from when the building was a more expensive hotel smile

FutTheShuckUp Sat 04-May-13 21:49:33

Wtf solesource?

Hanginggardenofboobylon Sat 04-May-13 21:50:01

I always stay at the de vere village when on business in Bournemouth. It's a bit out of town but reasonable price and good facilities

ShawnSpencersPineapple Sat 04-May-13 21:52:12

On bus route, directly opposite steps down to the beach, safe location:

www.grovefieldmanor.co.uk/

FutTheShuckUp Sat 04-May-13 21:52:20

Used to stay at the Royal Bath when we used to go * wistful memories*

Fuckwittery Sat 04-May-13 21:57:12

I think you've just offended a number Of women who regularly travel alone OP. are you usually so pathetic?

HollyBerryBush Sat 04-May-13 21:59:52

If the OP isn't used to travelling alone and staying in a hotel alone, which to be fair are either full of couples or business people, I don't see why everyone is getting on her case for feeling apprehensive about her trip.

Fuckwittery Sat 04-May-13 22:06:09

It's fine to be apprehensive. The OP is worded pretty offensively to suggest women travelling alone are freaks. Does OP think other women are freaks when she sees them in a hotel alone, giggling over cake with a friend?

Leverette Sat 04-May-13 22:34:46

It's neither respectful nor helpful to be so derogatory towards someone with different life experience and feelings about something.

How do you know this OP hasn't had her confidence royally fucked by an abusive partner or parent?

TiggyD Sat 04-May-13 22:42:31

Maybe she was once bitten by Lenny Henry?

princesssmartypantss Sat 04-May-13 22:49:17

I too think central premier inn is a good option, well located and not as 'purple' as other premier inns has nice art deco feel. I stayed there on a sunday evening alone a few years back and felt fine being a solo traveller. Having travelled quite a bit alone, i think worst chain for feeling vulnerable is travelodge, especially exeter services as door locks didn't even seem secure, i checked out and changed hotels that night!

Snazzynewyear Sat 04-May-13 22:54:54

OP, I love staying in a hotel room on my own - do it probably a couple of times a year for work and it's great to have nice clean space that you can just spread out in, watch crap tv far into the night in etc. More people do it than you'd think. If you feel self-conscious about eating/drinking alone, take a book or magazine with you.

BibiBlocksberg Sat 04-May-13 23:18:14

I can highly recommend Fenn Lodge in Alum Chine - I worked there last summer and can vouch for its standards in cleanliness and customer service (nearly died keeping up in the heat of July lol)

The owners are wonderful and do all they can to make guests feel welcome, if you come away from there feeling like a freak for being a single traveller I'll eat my hat!

If you ask for room 4 or 9 you can watch foxes and badgers being visiting and being fed at dusk in the beautiful garden - I've seen it, it's magical!

Fuckwittery Sun 05-May-13 03:27:38

Leverette - why would that give the OP the right to think women on their own are freaks. She needs to come back and clarify, I'll accept she may have worded her OP unintentionally offensively, and I hope she admires women on their own, rather than thinking, what a freak, I'll look as 'freakish' in a few weeks time. At present, she has been offensive.

ll31 Sun 05-May-13 07:14:55

Weird attitude from op. Women staying in hotels on their own are freaks? Op, you should get out more.

BlackMini Sun 05-May-13 09:56:00

If OP hasn't stayed in a hotel alone before then it's natural to feel a bit daunted. She's obviously not meaning to offend so stoo getting your nickers in a twist over nothing.

FWIW, I've stayed in the Village in Bournemouth before and, whilst it was a bit out of town, it felt very safe and there was a bar and a restaurant to enjoy. Or, you could do what I did and run a bath and watch crappy tv all evening. Bliss.

MusicalEndorphins Sun 05-May-13 10:07:36

I imagine the OP means self conscious, and maybe feels she is silly feeling that way...and is poking fun at herself.

IamtheZombie Sun 05-May-13 10:20:01

Zombie stayed at the Royal Exeter a few weeks ago. It was great. It's a 5 minute walk from the pier and about 10 minutes walk through the Gardens to the Square. Check on laterooms.com as Zombie paid £47 per night B&B.

JenaiMorris Sun 05-May-13 10:25:49

Maybe she meant people rather than women.

If you don't work in hospitality or in a line where travel is commonplace perhaps you would think it strange that a person stayed alone at a hotel.

[shrugs]

Triumphoveradversity Sun 05-May-13 10:33:24

Friends mates B&B called The Yenton.
www.yentonhotel.co.uk/

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