The Balincourt is the only 5 Star Guest Accomodation in Bournemouth.The Balincourt has earned not only the top AA awards but also those bestowed by the English Tourism Council. These are awarded only to establishments that achieve the very highest standards of accommodation; service and cleanliness.Built in the Victorian era; The Balincourt was originally the private house of a prominent and wealthy Bournemouth family. In 1926 the house became a private hotel. A fair-sized garden stands to the front of the property and is set back behind trees; screening it from the road between Bournemouth and Christchurch. Each year we enter Bournemouth in Bloom; And in 2005 we won first in class. The house retains many original Victorian features; which we have been careful to incorporate in our refurbishment.All bedrooms are individual and tastefully decorated; with each room following a colour scheme; right down to the individually hand painted tea sets; glasses & sweet dishes.Minimum guest age is 16.