Spring Break


Escape this Spring with a relaxing SPRING SPECIAL OFFER.

Weather it is a bustling city shopping break or a relaxing gateway retreat,
we have got it all wrapped up for you!

Park Central Hotel Bournemouth Spring Offer

With our fantastic Spring Offer you can now pay for a Classic Double Room

and get a COMPLIMENTARY upgrade to our superb sea view rooms!*

Don’t wait any longer and contact our friendly reception team
on 01202 203 600  and enjoy those stunning views for free!

*Offer is valid from Sunday until Thursday  in April 2016 only!

*Maximum 2 Adults per Room

*Breakfast included

*Direct Bookings only

*Upgrade to luxurious Signature Rooms for only £20.00/ per night

Snow White

By / 29th December, 2015 / Parkcentral Hotel News / Off

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Catch the classic tale of every little girl’s beloved rosy-cheeked princess, “Snow White”, as she escapes  the evil queen and finds friendship in an unlikely bunch of strangers.

From the producers of “Aladdin” and “Peter Pan”, this pantomime interpretation of another children’s favourite fairy tale will elicit “oohs” and “aahs”, as well as “oomphs” and “hahahas”!

The whole family will be entertained by the comedy capers, musical numbers and colourful characters. This is one tale that will truly never get old.

Presented at the Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, “Snow White” just might be the highlight of your holiday season.

Show times are from 5 December 2015 to 3 January 2016. Early booking is recommended.

Tickets are priced from £16.50 to £19.50. Family rate is also available at £54 for two adults and two children.

The beautiful coastal town of Bournemouth is lined with a wide range of shops, theatres and restaurants. Heritage sites are scattered all over this cosmopolitan town boasting seven miles of sandy beaches and crystal blue waters.

Park Central Hotel is ideally located directly opposite the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC), giving guests easy access to a host of exciting activities, shows and exhibits.

To book online, click here. To book tickets to “Snow White”, click here.

Macmillan White Christmas Dip

By / 17th December, 2015 / Parkcentral Hotel News / Off


Have a blast at the beach on Christmas Day at the Macmillan White Christmas Dip 2015. Following the big success of last year’s dip, Macmillan Caring Locally now faces the challenge of exceeding the previous dip’s number of participants and amount of donations!

It’s time to get involved

What started as a fun dip in the water on Christmas Day suddenly became one of the most awaited events of the holiday season. In 2008, John White, who had recently been diagnosed with cancer, took to the beach at Boscombe Pier with his family, all dressed in fancy outfits.

The fun activity became an opportunity to raise funds for a good cause the following year, when more and more people got involved.

Now on its 8th year, the now-annual event has raised a total of more than £65,000 for Macmillan Caring Locally, the Macmillan unit at Christchurch Hospital, which is a Specialist Palliative Care Unit for cancer patients in the local community. The aim is to raise more than £100,000 annually for this charity.

Have fun while showing your care for people who cannot be with us and ‘do something crazy in memory of them’ – that’s what the dip is all about! Get all dressed up in your fanciest outfit, and then get wet and wild!

Everyone can join

Anyone – no matter how old – can participate in the dip for a minimum donation of £5. You are also encouraged to seek sponsorship from friends, family, employers and businesses by using Just-Giving, where monies get paid directly to the charity. For sponsorship forms, send an email to Tom@whitechristmasdip.co.uk.

Make the most of the festive season

To maximise your holiday while having fun at the 2015 Macmillan White Christmas Dip, stay at Park Central Hotel and get superb value with our Winter Warmer Packages.

For one night, you can stay in a Classic Double or Twin Room and enjoy full English breakfast, as well as a three-course dinner at our award-winning The Crab at Bournemouth Restaurant with a complimentary glass of house wine to go with your meal. Complimentary check-out is at 12pm. All these for only £109.00!

Stay two nights and get the same benefits for only £178.00 (dinner on the first night only). You can also upgrade to our Sea View Room for £30.00 per night!

For more details on at Park Central Hotel’s Winter Warmer Package, click here.

For more information and to register for the Macmillan White Christmas Dip, click here.

Winter Warmer Break


Winter Warmer Break

Stay over, wine & dine for as little as £54.50pppn!

With the leaves starting to show signs of their autumn hues, it really is a great time for a break as things may be a little quieter, allowing you that extra bit of time to relax. Why not treat yourself and enjoy great savings with our Winter Warmer Special Offer!

Stay at the Park Central Hotel for our Winter Warmer Package and enjoy our fantastic location, luxurious bedrooms and our award winning cuisine along with a complimentary glass of House Wine with your meal !

1 night Winter Warmer Package -£109.00

* Accommodation in a Classic Double or Twin Room for 2 Adults

* 3 course dinner at the Crab at Bournemouth Restaurant  from our set menu

*complimentary glass of House Wine with your meal

* Full English Breakfast

*complimentary check out at 12pm

*Upgrade to our Sea View Rooms for £30.00 per night!

2 nights Winter Warmer Package -£178.00

* Accommodation in a Classic Double or Twin Room for 2 Adults

* 3 course dinner at the Crab at Bournemouth Restaurant from our set menu on the first night only

* complimentary glass of House Wine with your meal

* Full English Breakfast on both mornings

*complimentary check out at 12pm

*Upgrade to our Sea View Rooms for £30.00 per night!

Terms & Conditions:

* Offer valid from 1st of October until the 28th of February 2017

* Offer valid for bookings from Sunday to Friday (excludes Saturdays/ limited availability on Fridays)

* Excludes Saturdays/Christmas/New Years Eve/ Valentines Day

*3 course dinner from a set menu

*Please quote’ Winter Warmer Package’ to make reservation


Autumn Offer


Treat yourself to a great Autumn Break and enjoy all that Bournemouth has to offer, fantastic walks, great shopping and marvellous entertainment  all within easy reach of the hotel. Whether it is the exhilarating new zip wire from the pier to the beach; cycling or walking along the prom for a breath of sea air, sampling the’ Arts by the Sea’ Festival, or simply putting your feet up and enjoying time to be together -it is all in Bournemouth this autumn.

So don’t wait any longer and join us here, at the Park Central Hotel,  with all leisure attractions on our doorstep!

Enjoy Autumn in Bournemouth and book any midweek dates and receive a FREE bottle of House Wine on arrival!

Offer is subject to availability and is valid from the 1st of October until the 30th of November 2016.

Offer is not valid on Fridays and Saturdays.

Please quote: ‘Autumn Break’ when making reservation for this offer.

Contact our Reception team on 01202 203600 to book your Autumn Break with us!

There’s so much more to Bournemouth than just the beach and ice creams

By / 6th May, 2014 / Parkcentral Hotel News / Off

There’s so much more to Bournemouth than just the beach and ice creams

Rachel Blundy discovers fine food, weather, accommodation and much more in a seaside town that blends the modern and traditional

The British certainly know how to make the most of a heatwave. On one sweltering weekend last July, 120,000 sunseekers headed to Bournemouth’s beautiful beaches and wolfed down no fewer than 40,000 ice creams.

My partner and I joined the mass exodus to the Dorset coastal resort, but, rather than roast ourselves on the beach all weekend, we explored what the town has to offer.

We stayed at the Park Central Hotel, three minutes’ walk from the seafront and 10 minutes from the town proper.

Our Signature Suite came with a sea view, its own lounge area and en-suite bathroom, and was spacious and tastefully decorated in a boutique style.

With two TVs and free Wi-Fi, we were fully catered for if the weather suddenly turned sour which, luckily, never happened. And despite being located by the pier, noise from our fellow holidaymakers was not a problem.

Breakfast was a choice of cereals and pastries or traditional full English, while dinner, at the hotel’s fine dining Crab seafood restaurant, was a more ­extravagant affair. I tried the sea bream with a crab, coconut and lime risotto, while my other half opted for the rib eye steak with chips, pastrami, beetroot and rocket.

I’m pleased to report we both cleared our plates. We ordered an assiette of desserts to share, but this time we had over-egged it and failed to finish.

Needless to say, all the food was delicious and exquisitely presented. The only ­downside was that those on a tight budget might find £15 to £20 for a main course a little on the expensive side. But for a one-off treat, it is definitely worth it.

Bournemouth seems keen to shake off any lasting impression of itself as an ­old-fashioned resort, striking a good balance between traditional and modern attractions. Our first stop was the Bournemouth Balloon (bournemouthballoon.com), which provides a bird’s eye view of the town and the English Channel. The £12.50 flight, which allows you to see up to 20 miles all around on a clear day, seems to be over all too quickly, so be sure to get your cameras out as you start the 500ft ascent.

Safely back on terra firma, we walked along the coast to the Russell-Cotes Museum and Art Gallery ( russell-cotes.bournemouth.gov.uk ). It’s free from October 1 to March 31, otherwise it’s £5.

The rooms are filled with works of art, including sculptures, from the mid-1800s to ­early-1900s, all collected by former town mayor Sir Merton ­Russell-Cotes and his wife Annie during their world travels. There’s everything from miniature tea sets to intimidating tribal masks.

The building itself is known as East Cliff Hall and was commissioned by Sir Merton as a gift to his wife. The couple lived in the house, which visitors can explore, from the beginning of the 20th century until their deaths in the 1920s.

The permanent art collection reflects tastes popular during Queen Victoria’s reign, but there are also more contemporary works on display for the gallery’s special exhibitions.

Having satisfied our thirst for all things cultural, we finally hit the beach for a two-hour surfing lesson at Surf Steps ­( bournemouthsurfschool.co.uk £35).

The surprisingly still water meant we were forced to adapt our surfing into ­paddleboarding, which requires the same skills but also involves using a giant paddle to push you along.

Getting your balance can take a few minutes, but once you feel confident on the board it’s a great way to enjoy the sea. So, if you’re looking for a holiday closer to home this summer, Bournemouth ticks all the boxes for fun in the sun. Let’s just hope the great British weather plays ball again.

Get there

  • Classic double rooms at the Park Central Hotel in Bournemouth cost from £90-£160pn; Signature Suites from £140-£210pn. parkcentralhotel.co.uk 01202 203 600. Bournemouth is about 2hr 45min by road from Birmingham, 3hr from Colchester.
  • Tourist info: bournemouth.co.uk , visit-dorset.com


New Years Eve 2017


New Years Eve Package 2017


 Enjoy relaxing, stress-free celebrations at The Park Central Hotel this New Year.

Let our excellent staff attend to your every need as you indulge yourself.

 Just moments from the beach we offer you the prefect place to get away from it all after the stress and excitement of Christmas.

Celebrate New Years Eve with us and enjoy a candlelit 5 course dinner accompanied by live music.

Welcome the arrival of 2018 with champagne at midnight.

After a peaceful night sleep enjoy a much needed full English Breakfast and make the most of your late check out at 12 noon before finally heading home.

Indulge yourself with this package for only £150.00 per person in one of our Classic Double Rooms.

For an additional £50.00 per room/per night you could upgrade to one of our Signature Rooms which offer beautiful views of the ocean and luxurious touches.


Terms & Conditions

Prices start from £150.00 per person for the 1 night package and is based on two adults sharing a Classic Double Room.

Room upgrades and single occupancy supplements apply

£50.00 non refundable deposit per person required at the time of booking

Full non refundable payment is required 4 weeks prior arrival

Children age 4-14  will incur additional supplements to the rates above:

* If sharing room with parents children 14 years and under incur an additional supplement of £20.00 per night/per child

to include Bed & Breakfast

* New Years Eve Dinner charged at £49.00 per child


For all bookings or enquiries please contact our friendly Reception Team on

01202 203 600 or e-mail: reception@parkcentralhotel.co.uk


The Crab’s New Website

By / 15th April, 2014 / The Crab at Bournemouth News / Off

At long last The Crab at Bournemouth is happy to announce it’s new website will be online soon! this new site will provide a better online experience for all everyone and give us a better chance to show you some of the amazing things we’ve been cooking up. Check back at The Crab at Bournemouth’s website soon for more details.

Christmas Package 2017



For all bookings or enquiries please contact our friendly Reception Team on 01202 203 600 or e-mail: reception@parkcentralhotel.co.uk




NEW! In-room spa treatment

By / 31st March, 2014 / Parkcentral Hotel Special Offers / Off

Relaxing in-room spa treatments

Feeling tired after a day on the beach? Maybe your feet aces after a day in the shops. Or have you had a long day in the office? Maybe your partner, and you, deserves a little treat.

Park Central Hotel is delighted to offer our guests the opportunity of an in-room spa treatment. Our partners from Nu Skin will come to the hotel whether it is for a massage, manicure, pedicure or a nice relaxing facial. Simply contact our Reception team and they will happily book an appointment for you.

Choose your package and contact us now for your booking.

The Ultimate luxury

Face, neck and décolletage anti- ageing treatment
Including: Exfoliation, hydrating masque with face, neck and shoulder massage.
Galvanic Spa System 11 treatment with ageLOC technology
1.15 minutes

The Difference Demonstrated

Anti-ageing facial treatments
Galvanic Spa System 11 with ageLOC technology
40 minutes
• A course of 5 £160

Experience Body beautiful

Slim, smoother, hydrated.
With Galvanic Body Spa and Nu Skin ageLOC technology
A complete arm, stomach, legs and knee treatment including massage with (visible) results
1.15 minutes

Relax meets revive- neck and shoulder and back

Including: Exfoliation, massage with Galvanic Body spa,
ageLOC technology and reviving plant based treatment
50 minutes

Full body massage with oils

40 minutes £35

Your hands, groomed and youthful

Including: Exfoliation, hydrating masque and massage,
file and polish
1.10 minutes

Sublime Feet, refresh, revive, renew

Including: Exfoliation, massage and hydrating masque
Galvanic Spa System 11 treatment with ageLOC technology
File and polish
1.20 minutes

The perfect package, hands and feet

Including hand and foot treatments
File and polish
2 hours

Contact us now on 01202 203600 or reception@parkcentralhotel.co.uk