An amazing location
When it comes to epic locations and dramatic seafront views, nothing gets much better than the Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton (formerly part of Menzies Hotels). We’re right in the heart of town, so when you can tear your eyes away from the beautiful view or tear yourself away from the stretch of golden beach, then we’re also walking distance to the town centre, to popular attractions such as Bournemouth Oceanarium, BH2 Leisure Complex and Bournemouth International Centre – a hotspot for major conferences and exhibitions.
A hotel that has it all
- Free WiFi throughout.
- 10 minute walk into the town centre.
- Overlooking Bournemouth beach.
- 76 bedrooms including 16 family bedrooms.
- 16 sea view bedrooms
- 18 one and two bedroom timeshare apartments.
- Hallmark Grill, cocktail bar and seaview lounge.
- Indoor and seasonal outdoor swimming pools.
- Pizza ovens for authentic pizzas, outdoor BBQ possible.
- Private gardens and terrace.
- Sauna, spa pool and a beauty treatment room.
- A gym.
- Well-equipped meeting rooms for up to 200 delegates.
- Event rooms for wedding parties up to 200.
We’re perfect for family holidays and romantic escapes
Aside from our stunning location, we offer an awful lot to our short break guests whether you’re looking for family relaxation or some couple time. An indoor and outdoor swimming pool to lounge beside, nutritional, varied meals for the kids and a fabulous dining experience for sparking romance. Great Hallmark Crew entertainment packs for our younger guests and beauty treatments available to parents. But it’s not just the hotel facilities that make a great short break. We’re a short stroll from Bournemouth’s many exciting attractions including Rock Reef adventure and did we mention, we overlook the beach?
Beautiful for Weddings
Breathtaking views, an experienced wedding planner and a hotel team to really take care of you are the reasons why couples choose us for their special day. We're licensed for civil ceremonies including our private gardens and offer a range of wonderful and elegantly designed wedding suites for up to 200 guests. Imagine an outdoor ceremony overlooking the sea? Or try something different. How about an evening BBQ, woodfired pizzas or an outdoor pool party to top off your special day?
Business in Bournemouth
We have all the facilities you need for business including well-equipped meeting rooms. The hotel is 1/2 a mile from the Bournemouth International Centre, one of the UK’s primary venues for large events. Furthermore when you consider the bedrooms and facilities offered by our sister hotel next door; Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth East Cliff, then we can offer you one of the largest hotel meeting venues in the area.
Rooms for All
As well as 76 bedrooms and Sea View Balcony Suites, we also have 18 timeshare apartments. These are perfect for family holidays, or stays that need the flexibility of self-catering accommodation and additional private space.
And there’s plenty of history to experience at Bournemouth’s grande dame of hotels
Our hotel has a rich history. Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton was built in 1861 as a magnificent private house for a religious minister before being transformed into a hotel that, by the mid 1930s, was Europe’s only privately owned five-star accommodation.
The hotel attracted the great and the good. Queen Victoria’s granddaughters arrived on holiday, as did Harold Macmillan, Enoch Powell, Sir Matt Busby and Bobby Moore. During WW2 it was at the heart of the action when General Eisenhower and Field Marshall Montgomery watched rehearsals for the D-Day landings from its East Cliff vantage point before debating landing plans inside the hotel.
Fantastic functions and seamless meetings
Our enviable location, close to Bournemouth International Centre means we’re a great venue for hosting all manner of business and private events. Our accessible location and ample parking makes us hugely popular for team away days and training too. There’s eight versatile meeting rooms to choose from which can host anything from an intimate dinner to a conference for 200. Combine these facilities with the extended facilities we have next door at our sister hotel Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth East Cliff and you can make use of our combined 161 bedrooms and 11 meeting rooms for up to 200 delegates.
It’s perhaps unsurprising that the Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton’s beautiful hotel and location have helped make it a special place to share a special wedding experience. You’ll struggle to find a more photogenic backdrop for photographs of the big day. We have no less than five suites licensed for civil ceremonies – hosting everything from small intimate gatherings to major knees-ups for 200 guests.
Dine in style
When relaxation is the order of the day, there’s no better way to end it than at our Hallmark Grill, where you'll be able to enjoy delicious home comforts alongside a range of International beers and a friendly, attentive and unassuming service. For families looking to wind down, the lounge serves a varied menu and children’s dishes all day. When the sun is shining, there's no better place to unwind than our sea view terraces. Why not enjoy an authentic Italian pizza served from our new stone pizza ovens whilst watching the sunset?