A welcome awaits…

When you want a sophisticated retreat, our 43 bedrooms offer you home from home cosiness and everything for the perfect night’s rest. That, together with delicious food and impeccable attention to detail means you will enjoy every moment of your time with us.

Our beautifully landscaped gardens, palm trees and manicured lawns and the sun glistening on the sea can easily give you the impression of holidaying in the Mediterranean. During the winter months the cosy ambience of candles and firelight give you the perfect place to kick back with a good book.

Family owned and managed

A stay at Hotel Miramar is to discover rest and relaxation in comfortable and welcoming surroundings.

A privately owned and managed 4-star hotel – the Miramar enjoys the long service and loyalty of many key staff members passionate about fine hospitality.

Under the ownership of the Blakemore family since 1997, the hotel has gone from strength to strength with ongoing investment and refurbishment programmes maintaining the high-quality elegant standards that Miramar guests have come to expect.

Managing Director Clare Blakemore and her dedicated management team share a keen desire to ensure the very best guest experience. When you are looking for somewhere exceptional to stay by the coast, Hotel Miramar offers you individuality and charm. A warm welcome awaits

Escape to the coast

High on the clifftop in Bournemouth’s prestigious East Cliff district you will discover Hotel Miramar nestled in beautifully landscaped gardens overlooking the sea.

This scenic coastal location is just perfect as a base for a mini break, family holiday, business stop over or a romantic wedding.

Terraced and landscaped gardens provide the ideal spot to relax over a bite to eat, or a drink or two. Whether you join us for a delicious meal, afternoon tea, sundowners, or summer jazz, you can make the most of gaze worthy sea views any time of year.

Check-in and relax

In keeping with our country house elegance, we have a range of soothingly comfortable and characterful bedrooms where you can drift away in pure relaxation.

Enjoy glorious coastal and garden views from many parts of the hotel including Restaurant No 43, The Drawing Room and The Library, as well as a selection of bedrooms and suites, some with private balconies.

The team will be here to look after you as you make the most of our reputation for great customer service and friendliness in an unobtrusive and relaxed way.


A stay at Hotel Miramar will leave you feeling rested and refreshed as you sleep in our range of individually styled bedrooms, elegantly furnished in the relaxed country house style.

Each room is different in size, shape, and aspect, with many of our rooms benefiting from breathtaking coastal and sea views, some with private balconies.

Whether for a romantic getaway, a family holiday, solo traveller, or a business trip, sleep well, relax, and unwind and enjoy your stay.


Food and Drink

You will be spoilt for choice browsing our menus offering a choice of interesting and varied dishes made with seasonal and fresh local ingredients.

Enjoy great food in a relaxed atmosphere whether dining in Restaurant No 43 or our bistro-style menu serving everything from morning coffee to fresh seafood, to our award-winning club sandwich, quintessentially English afternoon teas, or scrumptious evening suppers.

Soak up sea views as you sip your drink or tuck into something delicious, and don’t forget we are open to non-residents too. The perfect venue for whiling away the hours.

Food and drink

Marry at Miramar

Heritage and modernity blend in perfect harmony at Bournemouth’s Country House Hotel by the Sea creating an idyllic and romantic setting for your special day.

Whether you are planning a wedding celebration, a civil ceremony, or a renewal of vows, we have everything you need to create a magical and memorable occasion.

From the classic and stylish interiors of this elegant Edwardian manor to the glorious gardens with breathtaking views across the sea, Hotel Miramar is the perfect place to say ‘I do’.

From an intimate micro wedding to a lavish affair, every Miramar wedding is individually planned around you. If you choose to elope just the two of you, make it a small celebration with just a few family and friends, or host eighty plus guests, we can design the most beautiful bespoke wedding party especially for you.


Time to celebrate

Location. Location. Location. For celebrations, weddings, and special occasions there is nowhere quite like Hotel Miramar.

Renowned for elegant and stylish accommodation and superb gardens and function suites, including the deck, terrace, landscaped grounds, and garden pavilion with the ocean as a backdrop.

Above all else, it is quality and service that makes Hotel Miramar stand out from the crowd

When you have something to celebrate do it in style. Weddings, baby showers, or private dining for birthdays and anniversaries, we have the perfect venue matched with exquisite food and drink to truly impress your guests.

When you are saying farewell to a loved one, you will find Hotel Miramar the ideal venue for a post-funeral gathering to celebrate their life and share your memories.


A hotel with history

Miramar means ‘view of the sea’ and it was indeed this splendid coastal location that inspired author J R R Tolkien to spend a great deal of time at Hotel Miramar penning Lord of the Rings from his favourite room. A blue plaque now celebrates his residence in the hotel.

Built in 1905 by the Austrian Ambassador as a weekend residence, the ‘arts and crafts’ style Edwardian manor house was converted into a hotel in the 1920s when the elegant exterior bowed wings were added.

During the Second World War, the Miramar was used by the American Red Cross for US Nurses, WACs, and ARC girls.

Our History

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