Child-friendly hotels in Bournemouth. THE NICI Family Breaks.


With our stunning family facilities including our in-house cinema and games room, along with our Miami-styled family friendly rooms, we have everything you need for a fun and relaxing family friendly holiday.

THE NICI is also only a stone’s throw from some of the UK’s biggest attractions including Paultons Park, the UK’s number one family theme park rated on Google and home of Peppa Pig World, and the award-winning New Forest National Park packed with family activities and events throughout the year.

Family Room - The Nici

Family Rooms

Our Family Rooms come with a super-king bed plus two additional single beds, so you can sleep up to four. Modern, bright and Miami-styled our bedrooms are perfect for the family. Our family rooms also include free WI-FI, a Nespresso coffee machine and flat screen TV.

cinema room

Family Fun Entertainment

The little (and big) kids will be entertained at THE NICI, whatever the weather with our in-house cinema showing family-friendly movies and a games room.

Take a look at our school holidays activity timetable, complimentary for all our in-house guests! Please contact reception at least 5 day in advance to book onto any events hosted by Minky Moos.

Children’s Pavilion – Coming summer 2024

The home of on-site fun and games is just months away from opening. We’re excited to announce the Children’s Pavilion will open it’s doors to our little VIPs in summer 2024. From arts and crafts to music and more, the Children’s Pavilion will keep the kids entertained so you can enjoy some much needed peace and quiet, all thanks to local Children’s Entertainer, Minky Moos.

Kayaks and Paddle Boards at THE NICI.

Water Sports

A mere stroll from THE NICI, immerse yourself in the thrill of the water sports. From bodyboards to kayaks, embark on an aquatic adventure with rentals beginning at £9 an hour with the popular Shaka Surf.

This is a chargeable service, subject to availability and must be organised with Shaka Surf directly.

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The Times 100 Best Places to Stay in Britain 2023

‘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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The Best Dorset Hotels 2022

“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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The Best Hotels in Bournemouth for a Post-card Perfect Seaside Escape
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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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See & Do

Whether you’re travelling with the family, on your own, or with a loved one, we have a host of activities available and all sorts of recommendations on what to see and do, to ensure your visit is that much more enjoyable and memorable.


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