Our Heritage

Langtry Manor is set amidst the tree lined streets of the East Cliff, offering all the elegance of a country retreat yet just a short stroll from the heart of Bournemouth and the sea.

Built in 1877 by the Prince of Wales, later to become King Edward VII, for his mistress Lillie Langtry the house is unique in Bournemouth. Designed by Lillie herself and executed in the style of a Victorian country house it retains many of its original features – balconied bedrooms, carved fireplaces, mullioned windows and elegant staircases – it is easy to immerse yourself in the style and elegance of a bygone age from the moment you arrive.  Yet Langtry Manor also boasts 14 individually designed and recently refurbished bedrooms with all modern amenities, add to that our elegant dining salon offering freshly prepared dishes to suit all tastes and a relaxing drawing room and bar in which to enjoy a drink or afternoon tea – Langtry Manor provides the perfect haven.

If you want to discover more of the history of the hotel, our Langtry Collection, set on the first floor of the hotel explores the life of Lillie – actress, entrepreneur, model and confidante to a Prince.  Many notable figures of the day were also entertained at Langtry Manor, or the Red House as the Prince and Lillie liked to call it.  Our staff will be pleased to show you some of the hidden features unique to the house as well.

“60th Birthday stay” | Reviewed July 2015 trip advisor logo

Stayed in the Lillie Langtry room for my 60th birthday. Felt thoroughly spoilt. Arrived at the hotel slightly earlier than check in time, but welcomed and served coffee and biscuits in the lounge. Ordered afternoon tea for 3 o’clock served on our bedroom balcony. We had breakfast in the morning which was excellent, the staff were helpful, made sure you had everything you wanted but were not over powering. Well worth a visit here if you fancy being spoilt. Will certainly visit again.
Try one of the heritage rooms as we did, great experience.