Dog friendly stays in the south. THE NICI Bournemouth

Dog-friendly hotel in Bournemouth

At THE NICI we promise the paw-fect stay for both you and your four-legged friend!

Our newly refurbished destination hotel is perched on Bournemouth’s West Cliff, with spectacular sea views and easy access to Bournemouth’s famous sandy beaches – providing the perfect playground for you and your dog.

View of hotel lawn from garden suite.

Dog-Friendly Rooms

Our dog-friendly ‘Garden Suite’ rooms offer a relaxing stay for you and your pet. They are all located on the ground floor with an outdoor terrace and your very own jacuzzi! There’s also direct access from your terrace to our stunning landscaped gardens – providing easy access for exercising your best friend.

In your room you’ll find all the creature comforts you need with plenty of space for both you and your dog.

Please note a charge of £30 per dog per night* applies.

Dog friendly hotels on the south coast of England, THE NICI Bournemouth

“The room for our dog was brilliant”

“Fabulous hotel by the sea. We stayed in a garden suite which had a terrace and mini jacuzzi. The room catered for our dog which was brilliant with dog bed, biscuits and bowl. Large sized room, very comfortable. The lawn is directly off the terrace so you can take the dog out from there easily rather than proceeding through the hotel.. the beautiful beach is just a short walk away. Terrific location.

“We could not fault anything. thank you for a superb weekend and we hope to come again.” – Coco

dachshund on a lead looking at handler

Eat & Drink

Whether you’re after a quick pick-me-up, leisurely breakfast, lunch on the terrace, dinner with friends or late-night cocktails, our South Beach Restaurant & Bar has got you covered day and night.

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‘Seaside Hotel of the Year’

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“The Nici is a destination hotel, so you don’t need to feel guilty if you never set foot beyond the perimiters, and with a spa and 30 metre outdoor pool next Spring, a small luxury cinema and fabulous South Beach restaurant, why would you?”

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“The Nici’s new look is as alluring as its coastal scenery”

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The No.1 Best New Hotel in Britain

“Bournemouth finally has a luxury hotel that’s bang on trend”

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“One of the best places to spend a sunny afternoon in the whole country […] I’d go for a week. It’s everything the English seaside could and should be.”

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“This is what the seaside town has been waiting for”

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“The hotel bringing luxury back to Britain’s seaside resorts”

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“In a town full of traditional guesthouses, The Nici’s slick style and art-focused design stand out.”

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Set to revolutionise this seaside town. There is nowhere like this.

“Featuring liberal sprinklings of golden palm trees, raffia beach bags, palm-print soft furnishings in luxury rooms with enormous soft beds and sea views, THE NICI is a destination in itself.””

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“The new hotel breathing life into the Dorset seaside town. Thanks to the arrival of The Nici, Dorset’s bucket-and-spade stalwart is finally set for the big time.”

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Dog-friendly Bournemouth

Bournemouth is bursting with places to discover with your dog including seven miles of stunning coastline to explore!

But Bournemouth isn’t just about the beaches. There’s also stacks of other places to visit with your dog including warm and welcoming dog-friendly pubs, restaurants, country parks, stately homes and of course a wealth of dog walks that showcase Bournemouth and Dorset at their very best.


It’s a stunner! Bournemouth beach is rated the fifth best in Europe and among the top 25 in the world. With a rich heritage and lots of cultural gems, this coastal town is buzzing with life, offering something for all ages and tastes. And if sea or town isn’t your thing, head out into the green rolling hills of the nearby Dorset countryside and discover all that the New Forest National Park has to offer. Dorset’s famous Jurassic Coast is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and it’s just a daytrip from Bournemouth, simply waiting to be explored.

The Nici, West Hill Road, Bournemouth, UK

Find us

Bournemouth Station: 6 minute taxi or 20 minute walk

Bournemouth Pier: 6 minute walk

Bournemouth Beach: 2 minute walk

Bournemouth International Centre: 5 minute walk