Today I had an appointment at The Norfolk Hotel in Bournemouth to talk about the possibility of them being the new location for our meetings.
I can confirm that we've now reached an agreement with the management that we can host our monthly meets at the hotel. Normally there would be a charge for functions, however they are happy for us to conduct our meetings providing we purchase drinks. There is secure, underground parking, of which you will need to obtain the code to access. For those of you who catch the bus, the hotel is located on Richmond Hill, about a one minute walk from the Town Centre. Disabled parking is available but must be booked in advance, please contact the hotel prior to the meeting if you wish to reserve a place.
Occasionally they may need to move us to a different area/room in the hotel depending on how busy they are, or how many members we are expecting (generally ten or less would be seated in the lounge area), for this reason please always ask at reception where the book club is being hosted.
I'm really excited about this change of venue, they seem a perfect fit for us and can even move us to the garden area in the summer months - If the sun ever shows its face!
The venue suitability will be reviewed by both the hotel and members of the book club after the June 2013 meeting to make sure that all involved are happy with the arrangement.
The hotel details are:
The Norfolk Royale Hotel
Thanks for being so patient :-)