Royal Bath Hotel

The Royal Bath Hotel is a building in Bournemouth, Dorset.[1][2] Since 1974, the hotel has been a Grade II listed building.[3]

The hotel at night.
The frontage of the building.


The hotel opened on Queen Victoria's coronation day in June 1838, becoming the first hotel in Bournemouth.[4]

The 1878 extension was designed by Christopher Crabb Creeke.

The hotel was formerly owned by Mayor of Bournemouth Merton Russell-Cotes.[5]

During World War II an elderly grandmother was accidentally scalded to death in a bathtub.[6]

In 2014 there was a robbery at the hotel.[7]

The hotel hosted a Coastal Comic Con in 2019.[8]


  1. ^ "The Royal Bath Hotel Bournemouth | Britannia Hotels". Retrieved 2020-11-18.
  2. ^ "ROYAL BATH HOTEL & SPA BOURNEMOUTH $38 ($̶6̶4̶) – Updated 2020 Prices & Reviews – England". Tripadvisor. Retrieved 2020-11-18.
  3. ^ "ROYAL BATH HOTEL, Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole – 1108883 | Historic England". Historic England. Retrieved 2020-11-18.
  4. ^ "PICTURES: Inside Bournemouth's most expensive hotel rooms". Bournemouth Echo. Retrieved 2020-11-18.
  5. ^ "Merton Russell-Cotes", Wikipedia, 2019-09-26, retrieved 2020-11-18
  6. ^ "Grandmother scalded to death after hotel turned up water temperature to beat Legionnaires". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2020-11-18.
  7. ^ "Couple's fury as £6,000 of possessions stolen from Royal Bath hotel room". Bournemouth Echo. Retrieved 2020-11-18.
  8. ^ "Cosplay, meet-and-greets and vintage arcade games at Bournemouth's newest comic con". Bournemouth Echo. Retrieved 2020-11-18.

Coordinates: 50°43′03″N 1°52′21″W / 50.7176°N 1.8725°W / 50.7176; -1.8725