Join the hotels pre-Christmas jolly!
Marsham Court Hotel
Hotel overlooking the sea
Visit to the Russell Cotes Museum
Guided tour of the house
Have you ever thought of celebrating Christmas & New Year earlier just because it’s such an enjoyable time of year? Well now you can as we introduce a pre-Christmas break at the Marsham Court Hotel in Bournemouth where you can eat, drink and be merry all in the company of your fellow Solos group!
Check-in during the afternoon at the Marsham Court Hotel where there will be tea/coffee and biscuits being served. When evening comes, we can enjoy a welcome drink with other Solos guests before joining other hotel guests for dinner in the hotel restaurant followed by evening entertainment.
This morning we will cross the road from our hotel to visit the Russell Cotes museum. The Russell Cotes house was one of the last Victorian houses to be built in England and is a fine example of buildings of this period. Our visit includes a guided tour around the rooms of the main house and you will also be able to visit the art gallery and gardens which still house the original Victorian stone grotto and fountain along with the Japanese garden with gold-fish ponds, bridges and fountain. After our morning spent at Russell Cotes, the afternoon is at leisure.
After breakfast our day is at leisure to explore Bournemouth. Perhaps visit the do a spot of shopping or simply enjoy a walk in the brisk sea air along the seafront. During the afternoon at the hotel, tea and biscuits will be served and there will be the option to take part in prize bingo and/or a quiz. The main event today is the New Year’s Eve Gala dinner followed by music and dancing.
After breakfast we will check out. If you are not in a hurry to leave, why not enjoy a few more hours exploring Bournemouth. Luggage may be left with Reception until you are ready to leave.
This popular award-winning family-run seaside hotel with stunning sea views over Bournemouth Bay offers comfortable accommodation and well renowned service making this lovely hotel a perfect base for our break away.
Enjoy the many facilities on offer including bar, restaurant, outdoor swimming pool (heated May-Sept, weather permitting), gardens/sun terraces with stunning sea views and free Wi-Fi throughout. Free car parking for Solos guests (first come first serve basis)
Single or Standard Twin/Double rooms for sole use are equipped with en-suite facilities, direct dial telephone, Freeview TV, hairdryer, free Wi-Fi, laptop safe, clock radio, tea/coffee making facilities, complimentary toiletries
Room upgrades available at a supplement (Subject to availability)
Our hotel is located in the East Cliff area of Bournemouth the perfect launching point for exploring the spectacular Dorset Coast of England. The hotel is minutes from all the towns facilities including Bournemouth Pier. Bournemouth coach and train stations are located only 10 minutes away from the Marsham Court. For those driving SATNAV directions use BH1 3AU and parking is available onsite.
The dress code for during the day is casual and layers are recommended. In the evenings the dress code is smart and lounge suit is recommended for the New Year’s Eve Gala dinner. Comfortable shoes for walking and sightseeing are recommended.
Please note we are joining the hotels festive programme and Solos will be allocated tables together within this event.
There is often confusion on the question of gratuities, since it frequently depends on the type of holiday, location and, of course, your attitude towards tipping, as to what is normally expected. In order to give you a rough idea, we have given appropriate guidance below. The Tour Leader will be on hand to offer advice or suggestions if required but gratuities are offered entirely at the sole discretion of the individual. We suggest a group collection at the beginning of your holiday to cover drivers, guides and hotel staff (including restaurant, kitchen and reception staff) of approximately £10. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of bar staff and housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (the rounding up of the drinks bill and a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, restaurants expect a 10% gratuity (do check that service has not already been added to your bill). For taxis 10% of the metered fare.
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