Langtry Manor Hotel, Bournemouth

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Langtry Manor Hotel

Langtry Manor Hotel, Bournemouth

Originally built by Edward VII for his mistress Lillie Langtry in the 19th Century, now a small luxury hotel.


  • 19th century buildings
  • Breakfast included
  • Free car parking (on site)
  • No smoking
  • Historic Property


  • Free broadband access (wired)
  • Shared gardens
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
  • Children's cots
  • Children's highchairs

Food and Drinks

  • Restaurant
  • Cooked breakfast (included)
  • Lunch available (at additional cost)
  • Dinner available (at additional cost)
  • Bar

Nearby recreations

  • Recommended walks
  • Beach (walking distance)
  • Pub (a short drive)
  • Museums (walking distance)
  • Gardens
  • Golf course (a short drive)
  • Tennis courts (a short drive)
  • Recommended restaurants (walking distance)
  • Theatre (walking distance)

Langtry Manor Hotel was originally built as a lovenest by Edward VII for his mistress Lillie Langtry. Today the Howard family have transformed this beautiful building into a small luxury hotel.

Guest rooms are also located in Langtry Lodge, former home of Lord Derby, just 50 yards from the Manor.

The Lonely Planet Guide notes, “by far the best place to stay in Bournemouth, and the Guardian newspaper has bestowed the title of “Best Hotel in Bournemouth” on the Langtry Manor. 

Over the past three years the hotel has also twice won the “Best Small and Medium Hotel”, and been highly commended 3 times in the “Best Customer Service” category at the Bournemouth Tourism Awards.

History to the present day

In 1877 the future King Edward VII bought a plot of land in a secluded area of the East Cliff in Bournemouth for the woman he loved, Lillie Langtry.

The Howard Family own, run and maintain the hotel in the style befitting a King.  It was purchased by Pamela Howard in 1977, exactly one hundred years after it was built and has been lovingly restored to its former glory. Tara Howard, the Managing Director extends a warm welcome for you to visit the Langtry Manor for a cup of tea or just a look around to see and feel the wonderful ambience of this Historic building on the East Cliff of Bournemouth.

Food and Drinks

Langtry's Restaurant stands out as something a little special due to its award winning food presented in an historic regal setting. For those who are passionate about gourmet dining, prepare to embark on an exciting experience designed to tantalize all your senses. Langtry's - previously owned and occupied by King Edward VII and his mistress Lillie Langtry - is the only fine dining establishment located within an authentic royal manor.

Langtry's serves contemporary cuisine whilst keeping its decor within the traditions of King Edward's time and preparing a menu of unique and flavourful specialities that cater to the more discerning palate of today's visitors.

Serving regional specialities of unparalleled taste, Langtry's is highly praised for its menu and also for its atmosphere. You can select from creative and tasty appetizers, mouthwatering entrées made only from the freshest ingredients, and decadent speciality desserts created exclusively for Langtry's by Christopher Corbett.

Each Saturday evening, Langtry's presents a six-course Edwardian banquet truly fit for royalty. Add to that the period dress of your serving staff (including Edwardian costumes complete with mop cap), and you will have an evening in royal style.

Other facilities

The Langtry Manor guests are offered complimentary use of Bournemouth's Nordic Leisure Club just 2 minutes walk from the hotel, set in wooded pine surroundings. The heated swimming pool is ideal for exercise and relaxation. The fitness suite has all the latest equipment for an exhilarating workout, or just relax in the sauna and steam room.

Greenfields Aromatherapy: Enjoy a massage in the privacy of your own room. You don’t have to go to Greenfields – they will come to the Manor. With a choice of massages and treatments to rejuvenate your body mind and soul.

The Langtry Manor Hotel is situated just a five minute walk from the cliff-top and a ten to twenty minute walk from the centre of town. Plenty of parking available.

Arrival information and how to find us

Address: Langtry Manor Hotel, 26 Derby Road, East Cliff, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3QB, United Kingdom

Check In: 2.00pm   Check Out: 11.00am

Directions: Bournemouth is on the south coast of England in the county of Dorset, and is approximately 100 miles (160 km) from London.

From London: M25 Motorway - M3 - M27 - A31- A338 (Wessex Way), towards Bournemouth. At the first roundabout (St Paul’s) take the first exit (by Train Station). Go straight over at the next roundabout. Take first left into Knyveton Road. Langtry Manor is on the opposite corner of Derby Road by the mini roundabout.

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