The BEST WESTERN Montague Hotel has recently undergone refurbishment to update both accommodation and facilities to the latest standards, new additions have carried the hotel into the 21st century although the memories still remain.

"We lived for four happy years in the Montague Hotel, this survives, 
but is today a much grander building. I remember exploring illicitly beyond the green glazed door, which gave on to the staff quarters, and i remember the maid who suffered with an un-repaired cleft palate"

"I had a gas fire in my bedroom, and a low high chair with a tray. My mother kept telling me not to sit on the tray, but i persisted, and eventually tipped off onto the gas fire. Fortunately it wasn't lit at the time, so the worst that i aquired was a small scar, which refused to grow hair"

An advert in a 1925 newspaper read:


Charmingly situated within one minute Sea Front, standing in own beautiful grounds. Excellent and Liberal Cuisine. Separate Tables. Gas Fires in Bedrooms. Electric Light throughout. Well appointed Lounge, Dining and Smoking Rooms. Croquet, Clock Golf, Billiards, etc.

    Under personal supervision. 3 to 4½ gns weekly

    Telegrams and Telephone: Bournemouth 2193

    See the situation of this hotel on the Large Scale Model of Bournemouth exhibited at Waterloo Station, London.


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