The Cliff House Hotel, Southbourne, Dorset

There’s something very magical about The Cliff House Hotel in Southbourne, Bournemouth. Nestled away one road from the cliff tops and award-winning beaches sits this 12-bedroom boutique hotel. Each room is individually designed; some traditional, some contemporary, so the choice is yours upon booking.

Their food deserves a major shout-out. Head Chef Richard has been a chef for over 20 years and has always dreamed about owning his own hotel. Now at the helm of The Cliff House Hotel with wife Kathrynn, his dream is in motion and his passion, determination and dedication to this historic gem is clear for all to see.


The building dates back to the 1880’s to humble beginnings when it was a school. In fact, opposite the bar inside the hotel you can see old photographs and school letters presented in a frame. It’s beautiful so pause and have a look at this moment in time captured so perfectly.

Speaking of the bar, The Cliff House Hotel has recently launched a new spring cocktail menu in association with Diageo. It includes everything from Pimms Spritz to Elderflower Gin Fizz so if you’re partial to a cocktail or two this is the place to be after work, brunch, lunch or dinner.

That’s the great thing about this hotel. It can easily be your go-to for every occasion and chapter in your life. I’m talking birthdays, christenings, weddings, overnight stays with a loved one or your family, popping in for a coffee and a natter with a friend. This hotel doesn’t put a foot wrong and has got you more than covered.


Can we now talk weddings? Yes please! The Cliff House Hotel offers a completely bespoke service to all their couples. This is a really attractive offering as you can sit down with Amber, the Wedding and Events Manager, to outline your vision. Amber will then devise a package best suited to you. There are ‘off the shelf’ packages of course, if this suits your style. However, the fact that there is potential to use this historic building in your own way, exclusively, is pretty cool. Not something many venues offer.

The team of dedicated staff will be on hand at every stage of your planning and you know from the first meeting it’s a truly personalised service at The Cliff House Hotel.

Example Wedding Package at The Cliff House Hotel:

£55.00 pp

Room Hire

Three-course set wedding breakfast

All Crockery and Cutlery

Chiavari Chairs

Bacon butties (evening)

Premium double room for Bride and Groom on their wedding night

Prices per head will increase depending on whether you desire canapés, a pizza buffet and any additional courses. These are all things you can discuss with Richard, Kathrynn, Amber and the team.

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