The Harbour Heights in Poole, Dorset, has announced that it has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade honours hospitality excellence and is only given to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on the world’s largest travel community website.
To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travellers on TripAdvisor. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.
The Harbour Heights is part of the independent hotel group the FJB Collection and this boutique hotel with an award-winning two AA red rosette restaurant offers breath-taking views over Poole Harbour, the second largest natural harbour in the world. Travellers visiting the website have consistently commended The Harbour Heights with the highest praise, and as a result TripAdvisor recognised the hotel’s four rating as an exceptional achievement.
David Knight, general manager of The Harbour Heights Hotel, says: “We are immensely proud to have received such a prestigious honour. We always strive to offer our customers a memorable experience and superlative service and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is ensuring guests have an amazing stay. It is fantastic to know that guests recognise our efforts and take the time to acknowledge us.”
To encourage families to stay in the UK for an Easter break this year, independent hotel group, the FJB Collection, has announced cracking deals at two of its Dorset-based hotels where children stay for free between April 1 and April 15.
For all bookings made before March 18, The Sandbanks Hotel in Poole and The Chine Hotel in Bournemouth are offering to host children, up to age 14, on a complimentary bed and breakfast basis. The Funsters entertainment team will also be on-hand during the Easter holidays at both hotels, providing a whole host of activities to keep children entertained.
The Sandbanks Hotel, with on-site Watersports Academy, has direct access onto the renowned Blue Flag Sandbanks beach and is the perfect destination for watersports and, with easy access to Dorset’s famous Jurassic coastline, is an ideal location for walking and biking.
Accommodation at The Sandbanks Hotel during Easter, on a bed and breakfast basis, starts from £150 per room per night *. Families staying at the hotel during Easter Monday (April 9) will be able to enjoy a range of free fun-filled activities, creative competitions, face painting as well as a range of entertainment as the hotel hosts a ‘Follow The Yellow Brick Road’ event with its Funsters team. Inspired by the children’s novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, children will also be able to take part in a Wizard of Oz-themed fancy dress competition.
Overlooking Boscombe beach at the edge of east cliff, The Chine Hotel is set in three acres of gardens and is within easy access to Bournemouth’s Boscombe beach. Accommodation at The Chine Hotel during Easter, on a bed and breakfast basis, starts from £120 per room per night on a bed and breakfast basis *.
Reservations for the family breaks can be made on www.fjbhotels.co.uk or by calling 0845 337 1550. Offers are subject to availability, and are being offered for a limited time, therefore families interested in making it a special Easter break should make their bookings as soon as possible.
* Minimum two-night stay required between April 1 and April 15 and up to two children, age 14 or under, stay for free when sharing a room with two adults. Dinner can be added to a reservation and will be charged as taken.
The outlook for a great holiday has just got better. When it comes to encouraging a UK spring or summer break, independent hotel group, the FJB Collection, has launched a new pricing structure to help make a luxury holiday even more affordable.
The FJB Collection is comprised of four prestigious Dorset-based hotels, The Haven, The Sandbanks and The Harbour Heights on the renowned Sandbanks peninsula and The Chine in Boscombe, Bournemouth. In recent years Sandbanks has become known as one of the most exclusive places to live in the world, with celebrities and millionaires in residence. Home to three of FJB’s hotels, Sandbanks is a tranquil yet stylish resort renowned for its sandy beaches, safe swimming conditions and superb views which stretch down the coast to Bournemouth and beyond. The Chine, located in three acres of gardens, is located high above the beach overlooking Boscombe Pier.
To give more families, couples and friends the opportunity to stay in one of the UK’s most desirable locations and to encourage and support holidaymakers to enjoy a British break this year, room rates have been moderated across the hotel collection, offering savings of up to 40 per cent.
Prices for a family break at The Sandbanks Hotel, which has direct access onto the renowned Blue Flag Sandbanks beach and an on-site Watersports Academy, start from £130 per room per night in low season* and £210 per room per night in high season** for two adults and two children up to the age of 14. Breaks at The Chine Hotel, which is within easy access to Bournemouth’s Boscombe beach, start from £120 per room per night in low season and £180 per room per night in high season for two adults and two children up to the age of 14.
Based at the tip of the Sandbanks peninsula,couples can enjoy a relaxing spa break at The Haven Hotel from £120 per room per night in low season and £165 per room per night in high season.
Breaks at The Harbour Heights Hotel, which offers breath-taking views over Poole Harbour, the second largest natural harbour in the world, start from £105 per room per night in low season and £185 per room per night in high season.
Michael Regenhardt, group operations director of FJB Collection, says: “Ahead of the 2012 spring and summer season and to help boost UK tourism during an Olympic year, we have decided to introduce revised room rates. From children’s clubs to award-winning cuisine through to spa treatments and watersports activities, each of our four hotels offer something different to appeal to families, couples and friends. We look forward to welcoming guests.”
Reservations can be made on www.fjbhotels.co.uk or by calling 0845 337 1550 and further savings are available when booking 30 days or more in advance (20 per cent) or seven days or more in advance (10 per cent).
Double platinum artist, Olly Murs, and his band mates descended on the FJB Watersports Academy in Sandbanks this week (February 16) to have a go at kayaking in Poole harbour, the second largest natural harbour in the world.
Olly, who is currently in Bournemouth as part of his UK tour, is being followed by ITV2 for a television series. The programme, due to be broadcast in April, tells the story of his tour and also sees Olly taking part in various challenges and activities along the route.
Sited at the Sandbanks Hotel, the FJB Watersports Academy is Sandbanks’ premier watersports training facility, providing first-class tuition for novices to experts alike in windsurfing, kitesurfing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, kayaking, sailing and powerboating, and Olly and his band mates chose to take to Poole harbour for a kayak challenge.
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