The Hotel Miramar

The Hotel Miramar was originally built as a private residence in about 1905.
It was owned by the Austrian Ambassador who used it as a weekend home. It is built in the “Arts and Crafts” style which was very popular at that time.


This romantic cliff top hotel, sympathetic to its Edwardian origins, is the epitome of an English country house hotel by the sea, occupying one of the most spectacular vantage points in Bournemouth.

Inside the elegance continues, the clean lines and perfect angles of the fine architecture has lost nothing of its original character, retaining both the charm and grace of true Edwardian style.

The tranquil atmosphere exudes a serenity and warmth that immediately makes our guests feel relaxed and at home. Whether your visit is for leisure and pleasure or you are a business or corporate guest, your stay at Hotel Miramar will transport you away from the hustle and bustle of modern-day life.

We invite you to join us in our beautiful surroundings where our staff will use their experience and care to ensure your visit is comfortable and memorable. You will immediately notice that ‘service with a smile’ is the Miramar way, providing you with a discreet but courteous service at all times.

Hotel Miramar is open to non-residents welcoming you to sample fine light dishes and exquisite afternoon tea from our Ocean Bar & Terrace menu. From breakfast alfresco, morning coffee and pastries to evening drinks watching the sun set across the bay, time spent at Hotel Miramar will relax and inspire you. Sit a while and enjoy the panoramic views across the sweeping lawns and beautifully planted gardens which appear to stretch right down to the sea.

Hotel Miramar Sustainability Statement


At Hotel Miramar we strive to be mindful of how we use resources, manage our waste, recycle where possible, and do our part to look after the planet. It matters to us that we deliver exceptional guest experiences whilst protecting the environment.

Business Sustainability

The Hotel Miramar management team is focussed on a sound business strategy that ensures ongoing profitability and business success. As one of Bournemouth’s leading hotels we see our role as significant in local commerce and the regional tourism economy.

In terms of supply chain, we adopt a policy of sourcing local suppliers and service providers wherever possible.

Our ‘Green’ Approach

We are exceedingly grateful every day to look out of our windows towards magnificent panoramic sea views, and frankly, we think this makes us consider our environment and the planet even more.

We do not take for granted that we operate in a beautiful part of the country, indeed a lovely location on this planet. To this end we have a number of ‘green’ and environmentally friendly strategies in place. We hope this will be of interest to you.

Hotel Miramar operates a robust recycling process including all glass, cardboard, and paper.
All food waste is fully recycled.
All cooking oil used in the hotel kitchens is recycled. In a joint scheme with Dorset Bio Solutions our waste kitchen oil is converted to biodiesel and subsequently used to run the Bournemouth Land Train.
Any redundant/unusable appliances are recycled.
Energy saving magnets are used in our gas boiler heating systems supplied by Green Wing UK. This has led to a significant reduction in gas used for central heating, hot water and cooking.
All WC’s fitted with water saving devices and efficient tanks.
Guests are invited to re-use towels (rather than daily launder)
All sanitary ware is eco-efficient.
Paper towels are no longer used in our public cloakrooms. Energy efficient ‘airblade’ dryers have been installed.
We employ local gardening contractors East Cliff Landscapes who recycle green waste material.
Staff are required to monitor energy use (unused room etc.)
Low energy light bulbs are used throughout the hotel.
We support the Bournemouth Chamber of Trade Green Knowledge Network
Hotel staff participate in ‘Beach Clean’ activities

Accessibility Statement

As a guest at Hotel Miramar you will be assured of our best attention at all times.

Hotel Miramar has access for disabled/less able visitors with easy entry to both the front and rear of the hotel, including wheelchair access to the garden/seafront areas. We have designated disabled parking bays.

Pre-Arrival & Parking

For pre-arrival assistance, please contact our reservations department on 01202 55681. Please notify our staff of any special requirements you may have.
Disabled parking bays close to the main entrance are available
Our front of house staff and reservations team will be happy to assist you.
Our reservations team are well versed in effective communication with all guests, including those using specialist services for the hard of hearing.

Main Entrance and Reception

There are two steps leading up to the seaside entrance of the hotel as well as ramped access
There are no steps leading up to the main hotel entrance accessible from the car park through automatic sliding doors
There are no further steps at the main lobby/ reception level
Our concierge service will assist with luggage, and any other requests
There are a number of sofas and comfortable chairs available in the main lounge area
Our Reception team will be happy to assist you with check in and registration
The main Restaurant, breakfast and dinner service, as well as the Hotel Bar and Ocean Bar & Terrace Bistro are all situated on the ground floor. There are no steps or slopes en route or at the entrance to the bar or restaurant
The floor surfaces throughout are carpeted
There is a lift leading to all bedrooms

Public Areas – WC

The guest toilets are located the ground floor, There are no steps or slopes en route or at their entrance
The unisex accessible, disabled toilet and baby changing room is located close to reception, near the restaurant and bar.

Conference & Meeting Rooms, Banqueting, Clubs, Entertainment

Our Conference and Training facilities are located on the ground floor and offer level access.
Private Dining Rooms are available on ground level
All public areas and corridors are carpeted throughout
All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms. Please ask for information about larger rooms or suites
There are a number of interconnecting rooms
We have an accessible bedroom for disabled/ wheelchair users with wet room, hand rails, low facilities and an emergency cord connected to reception.
There is a lift to all floors

Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs are welcomed at Hotel Miramar. Please advise us when booking.

Additional Information

Local Taxis for wheelchair users can be arranged via the hotel
We regularly cater for guests with special dietary requirements. Chefs prepare specific meals upon request. Menus cater for gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian diners.
We have a hearing loop available, and can offer guests with hearing impairments specialist vibrating pillows which are activated in case of fire or emergency or when alarms are sounded.

Have a question? why not get in touch…

01202 556 581


The Hotel Miramar was originally built as a private residence in about 1905. It was owned by the Austrian Ambassador who used it as a weekend home. It is built in the “Arts and Crafts” style which was very popular at that time.