The Hotel

Cliff House Hotel is unlike any other hotel in the area. The hotel dates back to the 1880s and has been called home by numerous happy families during its lifetime. At one point it was even a boys’ school. In 2003, it was given a fresh new makeover, a team of professional architects and interior designers first stripped the 120 year old building back to its barest form, before painstakingly rebuilding it to see it through the next 100 years.

In 2014 Cliff House Hotel was renovated to create a boutique hotel whilst preserving many of the original Victorian features. Each of the 14 bedrooms are individually styled which combines elegance and contemporary design. The result is a very high standard of accommodation, without losing any of the original charm. Cliff House Hotel is a truly unique destination and venue. If you want to really get a sense of the history of the beautiful town of Southbourne, then there’s nowhere else you should be heading to.


Cliff House Hotel is a short distance from the town’s famously smooth sandy beaches and crystal clear waters and is the perfect place to have as your base when exploring Bournemouth and the surrounding areas.  Our team has a wealth of local knowledge and will be happy to answer any of your questions, or offer suggestions on how to spend your time in the South.

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Open both to residents and non-residents, our bar and lounge has a warm and gently bustling atmosphere and serves food all day.* The food itself is reason enough to visit our destination boutique hotel, ingredients are high quality, sustainably sourced, fresh and seasonal, with a real emphasis on our ability to be able to trace their provenance from farm to plate. Our chefs are passionate and skilled innovators, who pride themselves on their fresh and elegant dishes.

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Our terrace and gardens are a wonderful way to enjoy a peaceful afternoon. Enjoy a tasty bite from the kitchen and a refreshing drink from the bar whilst basking in the sunshine, listening to the birds singing. In the winter months there is a large fireplace to enjoy.


Cliff House Hotel looks forward to welcoming you through its doors.

* Bar Menu Available Monday to Sunday 12pm – 2pm and Wednesday to Saturday Evenings 6pm – 9pm.
* Breakfast Menu served to residents and non-residents from 7:30am – 9:30am weekdays and 8am-10am weekends.