Luxury Accommodation in Bournemouth
Most visitors to Bournemouth will come to enjoy it's famous coastline that boast seven miles of golden sandy beaches, award winning gardens as well as it's cosmopolitan shops and restaurants. Those looking for the more sophisticated of Bournemouth accommodation will certainly want to consider a stay at the Langtry Manor Hotel.
by far the best place to stay in Bournemouth Lonely Planet Guide
In a country packed with over 10,000 hotels, very occasionally you stumble on a rare gem of an hotel where the building, food, service and history, blend to form something quite exceptional. This warm inviting Manor House is not only steeped in history and romance, but offers the highest standard of any luxury accommodation in Bournemouth.
A twenty minute stroll brings one into the heart of Bournemouth and the cosmopolitan town centre to experience world class shopping, museums and galleries, theatres and theme parks or dynamic nightclubs and wine bars for the more energetic. There is also the Bournemouth International Centre, making Langtry Manor the ideal venue for hotel conferences or a business respite and regenerative evening haven.
A five minute walk from the hotel brings you directly to the Bournemouth Coastline and Blue Flag award winning beaches running from Bournemouth through to Poole.
Whether for the attentive yet unobtrusive service, the comfort of its impeccably maintained suites or the sumptuous dining, the hotel embodies quality and stands proud in its title 'Best hotel in Bournemouth, Dorset.'
The Most Romantic of Dorset Hotels
Without doubt, a stay at the Langtry Manor Country House Hotel in Dorset will remain an enduring memory. Here you can relax and repose in the same space that Lillie and Edward made their home so many years ago and imagine what life would have been like for them with all its grandeur but without all the useful accessories we now take for granted?
There are a number of historic Hotels in Dorset; however, few can boast that they were built by a King for his Mistress. Not even Nell Gwynn had such an honour bestowed upon her by her Royal amour and if she had been so lucky, would it now be among the selection of Hotels in Dorset? So if you are looking for one of the few Dorset Hotels which has been graced not only by a passing royal visitor but that was created by the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) for the woman with whom he wanted to share his life, then you have come to the right place.
What elevates and distinguishes Langtry Manor from other Dorset hotels - quite apart from its regal heritage - is a sense of quiet permanence.
The hotel is set back amoung the pine trees in its own grounds, branching to a spacious car park. Across the threshold is a slice of Edwardian Elegance mingled with Contemporary Style.
Communal rooms and passageways are similarly furnished with Edwardian period fixtures. The drawing room offers an opportunity to relax over brandy before a blazing log fire after an evening's fine dining.
The award winning restaurant's evening cuisine is acclaimed by Egon Ronay and has consistently proved itself worthy of recognition for culinary excellence with a Red Rosette award each year since 1997 when they first began. Guests may enjoy an aperitif seated in comfort in the lounge area before being shown their tables by the maitre d'hôtel, where professional yet friendly waiters dressed in period costume present a 3 course meal from a diverse menu created by the hotel's gourmet chef, Christopher Corbett.
Breakfast is an equally lavish affair. Freshly squeezed orange juice startles the appetite. As well as apple, grapefruit and other juices served in the dining room, a range of fresh fruit and cereals pave the way for the hotels full English breakfast cooked to perfection and washed down with freshly ground coffee or a selection of teas, while around the chatter and clink of breakfast, evidence of this Bournemouth hotels royal patronage is reflected on the wall drapes or high above in Edward's spy hatch.
Although rich in history, the hotel offers present day guests the best of modern facilities (and carefully disguised personal bars beneath amply sized LCD flat screen televisions) along with a complementary state-of-the-art leisure centre just 2 minutes walk away.
Dorset hotels have long been associated with royal patronage built by Edward VII for his mistress, Lillie Langtry, in Bournemouth: to relax and escape London's media spotlight, allowing him to pursue his romance more discretely, often taking midweek or weekend breaks in surroundings befitting royalty.
And, of course, the hotel continues to afford the same luxurious, peaceful enclave to guests wishing to get away from it all or recapture a slice of Edwardian grace in one of the more exclusive country manor hotels in Dorset.
To find out more about availability of rooms or make a booking, go to Reservations.