Sunday, 30 April 2017

Afternoon Tea at the Royal Bath Hotel, Bournemouth


Hey everyone! I hope you're all well! Before Easter, Pardis and I went to Bournemouth for the day and it was really lovely overall! We bought a Leisure Pass and Afternoon Tea deal for two on Groupon at the Royal Bath Hotel in Bournemouth for £25 for 2 people and thought we'd make a little day out of it. So we went to the gym, had a swim and went to the steam room. Afterwards we had afternoon tea and then after that we walked from Bournemouth Pier to Boscombe Pier, had a little break and ate some chips then headed back home :)



Royal Bath Hotel Groupon Britannia afternoon tea review




The hotel was called The Royal Bath Hotel and it's pretty much directly opposite the beach and super close to Bournemouth Pier. Inside the hotel, it looked like the kind of place that used to be really good and prestigious back in the day but it's just a bit run down now, still nice enough though but it has that kind of feel about it XD The gardens were really nice, I guess it's easier to keep on top of gardening and landscaping than redecorating a giant hotel. Of course, I was worrying about parking because that is what I like to worry about, luckily there's a council car park about 2 minutes away where you can park all day for £4.50 which I thought is really good considering it's so close to the beach.. I suspect it's completely full during the Summer!







I thought the Groupon deal was nice enough, we had a really nice day and it was great to do something different so I'm really glad that we went, but I wouldn't go to that particular place again..  Basically the hotel was okay, it's part of Royal Brittania so I guess I had high expectations, the staff were friendly, the leisure facilities were okay, pretty basic but we managed to do a bit of gym, swimming and steam room so that was all fine to be honest. What let it down for me was the Afternoon Tea part.. I just thought it was average.. It was all edible so that's fine and I was hungry from the little bit of exercise that I did.. But I did expect better! I thought the sandwiches were bland and stale, the scone was the best part but we only got one each which was a shame, and then the cake selection included literally a bite of brownie each, Victoria sponge and a nut cake.. So I couldn't eat the nut cake because it had walnuts in it (Silly me for not checking before we went). The bite of brownie was quite nice, would have been nice if it was bigger.. and the Victoria sponge was kind of greasy and a bit stale too.. I kind of got the impression that they make the afternoon tea's at the beginning of the week, wrap the plate in cling film and bring it out like that so everything is edible still because it's not mouldy but it's stale :') Gosh I'm proper going into town on their afternoon tea haha! Maybe we just had an average experience but I wouldn't recommend afternoon tea there.. I think you're better off packing a picnic and eating it on the beach, the sand would still probably taste nicer XD ouch.





Royal Bath Hotel Groupon Britannia afternoon tea review

So yes that was our day out in Bournemouth. Overall it was a really great day and very relaxing and we made the most of it, but I definitely feel that the Afternoon Tea let it down a bit, I think next time we will stick to a picnic :) I don't feel at all like we wasted our money because we still enjoyed ourselves, but I wouldn't really recommend it as such, maybe we were a bit unluckier but we still had a really nice day out and it was nice to do something different :)


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60 comments:

  1. Wow! So beautiful place. A perfect afternoon tea moment!!! Kisses from Italy Nevena and thank you for your visit,
    Eni

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  2. Such a beautiful place!
    xoxo

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  3. Sounds like a fun day! I've been wanting to try a high tea for a while.

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  4. It's a pity the afternoon tea wasn't as fresh as you would have liked. Still, £25 for a leisure pass AND afternoon tea for 2 is still pretty good!

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  5. Good to hear that you had a nice day, even though it wasn't perfect.. It look yummy though! :)

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  6. Well, well, if that is not the perfect afternoon!

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  7. This looks amazing! xx

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  8. So many great photos and looks like fun!
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  9. Lovely photos here! I've never had an afternoon tea, but it's always something I've wanted to do, it just looks like a lot of fun and I can imagine it's nice and relaxing too. The scones in that last photo look so yummy, I love scones! Looks like you had a lovely day. - Tasha

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  10. It looks like a lovely place! The food looks delicious!! :)

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  11. This place looks amazing and perfect to have a tea time.
    xx,
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  12. Wonderful post, love it! ♥
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  13. Beautiful place
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  14. Sounds like such a fun afternoon! This place looks so pretty!

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  15. Thanks :)

    Super interesting snack my dear :) you look great!

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  16. Such a amazing pictures!! Great post!

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  17. looks like a very special day! have fun!
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  18. I'm not entirely sure, but I think I might have stayed here once years ago! I have the feeling that these grand old English seaside hotels struggle to make money nowadays. Not that this is an excuse to serve stale cake! Glad you managed to have a good day out regardless. x

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  19. Such a shame that the afternoon tea wasn't up to your expectations. For me there is nothing worse than a stale dessert. If the cake isn't fresh, they shouldn't serve it. But all in all, it seems you still had a nice enough time at Royal bath. It's great you managed to get some swimming and exercise done. Friendly staff is also always a big plus. I do understand why you don't feel like going there again, though. When there are so many lovely places to visit, there is no need for us to commit to a place that was only so-so.

    Exceptional photographs....and hey, at least those cakes were photogenic;). The garden looks like such a peaceful place. I really enjoyed browsing these shots...you always look lovely!

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  20. I absolutely love afternoon tea! Sad to hear that it didn't live up to your expectations though!
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  21. Was always a dream of mine to have a tea afternoon outside but never happened. This looks so cute!
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  22. What a nice place! I love afternoon tea.

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  23. Oh wow this looks so lovely! Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

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  24. So sorry the tea was average ... but at least you had a nice day and you even managed to have some exercises! Thanks for sharing :)
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  25. Cute pics!

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  26. a beautiful place!

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  27. Sounds like you had such a lovely day! & the weather looks like it was really nice too. Maybe they will renovate & fix everything up in the near future. The gardens are really pretty!

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  28. Looks like a lovely day out - like your idea for a picnic there! Have a nice weekend!

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  29. That's good.
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  30. What a cozy spot for a weekend! Love your outfit too!

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  31. So beautiful place and photos!! Great post pretty!! <3
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  32. This looks like a really beautiful place to have enjoyed afternoon tea! The sandwiches look yummy and I love the sound of walking afterwards and enjoying chips :)

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  33. I know this place so well cause my sister was living there for almost 3 years :-) I see that you spent lovely time in Bourmouth xx

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  34. Yumm the food looks so good! Love the photos x

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  35. What a lovely Afternoon Tea and £25
    for two in a bergain. So you really had a fab day :)

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  36. Such amazing pictures and tasty food! Wishing you a lovely weekend. xx

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  37. You always find the cutest places to go eat !
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  38. Wonderfull location. I am following you and I hope you follow back 😊
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  39. It looks like from Agatha Christies stories. Loving it! <3

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  40. It's a shame the afternoon tea wasn't exactly what you expected. The photos you took are great though.

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  41. have a nice sunday!

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  42. Definitely the best way to spend an afternoon :) xx

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  43. Gorgeous photos dear! Love your bag :)
    xx

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  44. It seems you had an amazing time, nice place!!

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  45. Such a nice outfit and pictures! I love your style!
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  46. That's an amazing deal that is! It looks great there too!

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  47. This looks like such a beautiful place to have afternoon tea! Great photos!

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  48. That is disappoiting, at least you got a mini get away! Their is nothing worst than stale bread!

    xx,
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