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NEW for 2020! The Marsham Court Hotel has joined forces with your host Val Hoskings who has been organising fun Scrabble holidays for 7 years. These include Scarborough, Llandudno and Paignton. You will play 2 games after breakfast and 2 games after dinner. You will not use clocks, so the games are not ABSP rated. Val usually has a theme for the holiday, with an optional quiz to stretch your brains. As well as prizes relevant to the theme there will be daily “spot “prizes for a chosen achievement.

If you enjoy playing Scrabble, please come and join this holiday at the Marsham Court. Non playing partners are welcome too, as there is plenty of free time to enjoy the local area.

Holiday Includes
• En Suite Accommodation
• Three Course Table D’Hote Evening Dinner plus Tea/Coffee
• Full English Buffet-Style Breakfast
• Welcome Drinks Reception
• Scrabble as listed above
• Extra nights subject to availability.

Wednesday 16th to Wednesday 23rd September 2020
Seven nights Half Board from £490.00 per person
Sea view Supplement at £20.00 per room per night
Sea View & Balcony Supplement at £25.00 per room per night
Single Occupancy Supplement at £20.00 per room per night

To download the booking for click HERE

Private Groups


Our family owned hotel by the sea has been welcoming groups of all sizes and types for many years. Our established and experienced team will provide you with a tailor made service to ensure that your holiday exceeds expectations. Many of our groups return to us year after year often booking their next visit before they leave so early booking is advised.

If you are Group Organiser looking for a Hotel to suit your special interest group – then you have come to the right place! Our private group guests have included: Line Dancers, Crochet Clubs, Bridge & Whist Clubs, Scrabble & Ludo Groups, Ramblers, Walkers, Gardening Groups, Bowling Clubs, Wine Appreciation Groups, Art Groups, Theatre Lovers and Music Groups.

We also run our own Special Interest Breaks for you to join as a group.

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Our Offer

  • 95 En-suite bedrooms
  • 2 Lifts
  • 5 Accessible Rooms
  • Free on-site parking for Coaches and Cars (on a first come first served basis)
  • Porters on hand to assist with luggage
  • Free Wifi throughout the hotel
  • Special dietary requirements catered for on request
  • Advice on itineraries with discounts available at a selection of local attractions
  • 9 Meeting and Function Rooms (including 2 large sprung dance floors for up to 100 dancers)
  • 5 Minutes walk to Bournemouth beach
  • 5 Minutes walk to Town Centre Shops and Attractions
  • A perfect base from which to explore the area

Out and About

  • Compton Acres – Gardens, Shop & Café – 3.5 miles (11mins)
  • Knoll Gardens – 8.4 miles (25 mins)
  • Upton Country House and Gardens – 8.3 miles (25 mins)
  • Brownsea Island – 9.5 miles via ferry (1hr)
  • Kingston Lacy House  – 15 miles (40 mins)
  • Swanage Railway – 12 miles via ferry (1 hr)
  • Lulworth Castle & Park – 20 miles (45 mins)
  • Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door – 25 miles (54 minutes)
  • Old Harry Rocks – 9 miles via ferry (50 mins)
  • Kimmeridge Bay – 23 miles (55mins)
  • Corfe Castle – 19.5 miles (42 mins)
  • Bovington Tank Museum – 22 miles (43 mins)
  • Monkey World – 21 miles (42 mins)

To find out more, call our dedicated Group Co-ordinators on 01202 446644 or email events@marshamcourthotel.co.uk.

Masonic Festivals


Masonic Residential Weekends and Ladies Festivals

The Marsham Court Hotel is justly proud of its reputation for hosting successful Ladies Festival weekends in a professional yet friendly manner ensuring you and your guests enjoy a relaxing stay. Our Chef is renowned for quality and imagination within his menus and our restaurant team complements this with superb service.

Once a date is booked and confirmed, we would like to invite you to join us for a complimentary overnight stay so that we can discuss your requirements in detail. (This offer excludes Fridays and Saturdays).

Many of our guests have been returning to us for a number of years and we receive lots of kind words such as these:

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“A hotel that has not forgotten how to make the customer feel that they are most important. This is why we have been coming here for over 30 years. Great venue, location, value, food, organisation but above all, great staff. They know how to make you feel welcome and a part of the family”.
Colin Phipp – Lodge of Good Companions

With a wide variety of Banqueting suites of varying sizes, a better choice of venue for your Festival weekend would be hard to find.

All the following items are included within our standard package

  • Friday evening 3 course dinner with plenty of choices plus coffee
  • Overnight accommodation and breakfast on 2 nights
  • Photographer in attendance during the President’s Reception
  • Floral decorations (details on request)
  • A delicious Banquet of your choice plus coffee
  • Duo for dancing until 1am.
  • Table plan, menus and place cards typed and displayed

Optional extras can be added to your individual requirements

  • Various lunch options on Sunday
  • Additional courses on your Banquet night i.e. Sorbet/Cheeseboard
  • A Toastmaster and Reception Drinks
  • Ladies gifts and helium balloons
  • Pianist and Caberet Acts.
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The President will be accommodated in a sea view and balcony suite, whilst the Festival Secretary is accommodated in a superior sea view and balcony room with no supplements (minimum numbers apply).

The Marsham Court has specialised for many years in Masonic Festivals for up to 200 guests, and our professional team of management and staff are as experienced as they are eager to please. We offer Celebration, Majestic and Gala packages to suit all your needs and budgets.

Please note that bookings for Masonic Festivals cannot be made online. Please call our friendly events team on 01202 446644 or email events@marshamcourthotel.co.uk for more information on any of our specialised group holidays or Masonic Festival Packages.

If you are looking for gift ideas, then we recommend using Porreda Premier Gifts, who specialise in Masonic Ladies Gifts.



Whist Holidays

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Our Hosts

We have an experienced, friendly couple who host our Whist holidays, called John and Phyl Daniel. They will be organising Whist each evening after dinner with the option of extra games each afternoon.

If you would like to play whist at the hotel but are unsure of your expertise, or you haven’t played for a long while and would like a refresher course, our whist host and hostess John and Phyl Daniel are willing to give tuition in the mornings. Tuition is free and you would be able to take part in the whist in both the afternoon and evening sessions. Please tick the box on the booking form to request tuition.

Holiday Includes
Full English Buffet Style Breakfast each morning, 3 Course Table D’Hote Dinner with Tea/Coffee each evening, Overnight Accommodation in an en-suite room, Welcome Drinks Reception on the first evening, Afternoon Tea/Coffee and Biscuits, Cash prizes each evening included, Optional Afternoon Whist – usually Rainbow £2.00 entry.


19th – 24th April (5nts)
28th June – 3rd July (5 nts)
20th – 25th September (5nts)
25th – 30th October (5nts)

Rates are inclusive of VAT at 20%

Price per night


Price per stay


2020 Supplements

We have limited single rooms available with no supplement. Please call reservations on 01202 552111 to hold a single room before sending your booking form back. On some occasions we have no single rooms.

Single occupancy of a double or a twin roomMid-week £15.00 per room per night (not applicable for Monday to Thursday of the January holiday), Friday and Saturday supplement of £30.00.

Sea View Supplement on a double or twin room – £15.00 per room per night (£20 per room per night in June to September) balcony rooms carry an additional supplement of £5.00 per room, per night in April and October and £10.00 per room per night in June and September.


Please note that Whist Holidays cannot be booked online. Our booking form is available below to download or alternatively, please call reservations on 01202 031169 to check availability.


MCH Whist Booking Form



Bowls Holidays

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The Marsham Court Hotel is ideal for both indoor and outdoor bowls holidays. We can cater for bowls holidays throughout the year and due to our central location and flexible dining times, the Marsham Court makes an ideal base.

Our Bowls Bedfordshire Ladies President’s Tour 2014 was to Dorset, staying at the Marsham Court Hotel (previously Days Hotel) in Bournemouth.  Prior to our arrival the Events Manager Nicki Allan was most professional in helping to make this tour successful. On arrival we were greeted by very friendly, efficient staff, room allocation was as previously discussed. The rooms were very clean and comfortable, food and entertainment superb. Every member of staff were very pleasant and helpful. A great affordable hotel so close to the beach and shops. We would and have, recommended this hotel to all our friends. Given the opportunity we would stay again. Thank you to everyone at the Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth for making our stay in Dorset such a great experience”.  Mrs D Wellstead

Please note that all Bowls Holiday bookings must be made direct with the hotel. Please contact our Events Team on 01202 446644 or email events@marshamcourthotel.co.uk

Our group rates include

Welcome Bucks Fizz Reception on the 1st Night

  • Free Places 31, 51, 71 etc
  • Complimentary Sea View upgrade for organiser
  • Coach/Car parking on site free of charge
  • Superb and speedy service by well trained staff
  • Delicious food with plenty of choice
  • Stylish ensuite accommodation, many rooms with sea views
  • Only a short stroll to the Pier, beaches and gardens

Complimentary room hire of banquet suite on 1 night for a private presentation dinner

  • Trophy presented to the organiser
  • Carpet Bowls available by prior arrangement

Optional Extras

Must be arranged prior to arrival

  • Tea/Coffee and biscuits charged at £2.00 per person, per serving
  • 2 Course Buffet Lunch, plus coffee from £15.95 per person
  • Ploughman’s buffet lunch from £7.95 per person
  • Assorted sandwich buffet lunch from £5.95 per round
  • Entertainment

Fixture Service

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We can put you in touch with Rob at Bowlaway who can organise your match fixtures. Once a booking has been made, we will give you all his contact details so you can organise your matches direct with him for a nominal fee.

Call our Events Team on 01202 446644 for more information.



Dancing Holidays

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Private Dance Groups

Please note that all Dance Holidays must be booked direct with the hotel and cannot be booked online. Use the links to visit the page that interests you and download the relevant booking form.
For hosted dance holidays you can also contact our Reservations Team directly on 01202 552111 or email reservations@marshamcourthotel.co.uk.
For Private Group enquiries please call our Groups department on 01202 446644 or email events@marshamcourthotel.co.uk

Arts and Crafts Breaks


Three popular TV Artists

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12th to 16th October 2020


Join popular TV artists Marilyn Allis, Jenny Aitken and Charles Evans for  this amazing opportunity to learn their techniques and tips.

Running since 2017, these holidays have been a huge success and everyone has enjoyed a packed programme of seminars, demonstrations and plenty of practice time.

Click HERE to find out more about this Art break including how to book and take advantage of an Early Bird Booking Offer!

1st to 5th March 2021


Join popular TV artists Marilyn Allis (strong tonal water colourist), Paul Talbot-Greaves (strong landscapes) and Jane Evans (Chinese brush)  for  this amazing opportunity to learn their techniques and tips.

Running since 2017, these holidays have been a huge success and everyone has enjoyed a packed programme of seminars, demonstrations and plenty of practice time.

Click HERE to find out more about this Art break including how to book and take advantage of an Early Bird Booking Offer!

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