Restaurant Review: Cumberland Hotel's Ventana Grand Cafe
The steak was pronounced "cooked to perfection", while the accompanying chunky chips were light and fluffy, while retaining a crispy exterior. My husband chose the Isle of Wight Blue cheese sauce (other options included Pink Peppercorn; Rich Dark Gravy and Onion Thyme Jus), which added a pleasing tangy flavour.
Art Deco hotel offering the perfect blend of character and charm, a great location and exceptional amenities
Perfect for making the most of Bournemouth’s famous micro-climate, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool hums with activity. There’s also the chic Ventana bar and brasserie that has 2 Rosettes and draws visitors from far and wide. An added perk is that guests can use facilities at its nearby sister hotels, which include several restaurants and bars, an Asian-inspired day spa and lido deck, a heated indoor pool, sauna, mini gym, dance studio and squash courts.
With significant investment in three beachfront properties and two town centre hotels, Bournemouth’s hotel fortunes are once again looking up and that can only be good news for a resort city with so much potential.
In celebration of British Sandwich Week, guest blogger and WI cream tea connoiseur, Sandra Housego, takes us on a tour of Bournemouth's best seaside sandwich and scone suppliers in a series of blogs, continuing with the Ventana Grand Café at the Cumberland Hotel...
Tracy from bloggerbythesea.com reviews the Ventana Restaurant. 'What really made the meal – other than the very memorable food, of course – was the setting. The sea view, yes; but not only that. The staff were helpful while not being over-attentive and there was a genuinely happy, relaxed vibe about the place. I don’t think it will be another six years before I return to Ventana; there’s other dishes on the menu that I intend to try long before that. Not to mention a very tempting cocktail list'(bloggerbythesea.com).
Beach Hotels: Cumberland Hotel by Life Beyond Borders Blog
Rebecca Hall from 'Life Beyond Borders' wrote about her stay at the Cumberland 'I recently had the pleasure of experiencing the seaside town of Bournemouth in the UK and had a look at Things to do in Bournemouth. When choosing a place to stay in this south coast town, it made sense to me to be located by the sea, a short walk from the beach and along the cliffs. Therefore the Cumberland Hotel, Bournemouth was the perfect choice.'
'With 364 hours more sunshine than the UK average, Dorset is a great place to visit and The Cumberland hotel is a lovely place to stay. This Art Deco hotel has a unique sense of style and a fabulous pool overlooking the sea' (Suze from the Luxury Columnist).
The grand yet humble 3-star Cumberland Hotel is widely rated as one of the best hotels in Bournemouth in terms of room space, facilities and cleanliness as well as politeness and helpfulness of its staff.
Cumberland one of the best art deco hotels according to Discover Britain Magazine
Owned by Oceana Hotels, the three-star hotel has been revived to its former Art Deco opulence with sleekly stylish foyer, bar and dining room, with Italian marble fireplaces and floor and original 1930s patterns on the carpet.
Find out how one lucky Heart FM listener won a dream Wedding at Oceana Hotels. With so many applicants this was a really exciting competition with huge prize. View the video of winning moment and photos from the final of the competition hosted at The Cumberland Hotel in February.
Better Business - The Cumberland Hotel, Bournemouth
After 10 years in California, Kevin Wood returned to Bournemouth to run the refurbished 102-bedroom Cumberland hotel. Aaron Morby talks to Wood about how he has turned it into a flagship destination hotel on the seafront