About Us

Welcome to our family home in Bournemouth, the Applewood Hotel.

We are a young family from London with dreams of raising a family in a safe and sunny place with golden sandy beaches and natural open spaces. After months of research and endless trips we fell in love with Bournemouth, it has everything we dreamed of and much, much more. House hunting was fun, until we stumbled across this beautiful 20 Bed Edwardian Guest-house, our dreams and vision changed.

We are now proud owners of the Applewood Hotel. We absolutely love the place, we call it Home. Our guests come far and wide to stay with us and we love hearing their journey which makes us feel like we are travelling the world with them from the comfort of our Home.

Our aim is to be an exceptional 4 star boutique hotel. We've recently finished the major refurbishment and although we still have finishing touches to do throughout the hotel, Guests tell us they love the beautiful modern chic décor, the relaxed friendly atmosphere & the cleanliness of the place. We and our staff are passionate about making your stay memorable, we pride ourselves in providing the best service, a very clean and comfortable bed with a yummy breakfast when you wake up.

We hope that you will get the chance to stay with us and to give us the opportunity to make you feel at home.


The Applewood Hotel has a great history, above are a few images that showcase the hotel when it was still known as the San Remo Hotel.

Meet the Team

We are Tien & Charlene and have a young daughter called AiVy. Tien, believe it or not, is a Dr in Artificial Intelligence. In contrast, Charlene was a nurse, health visitor and NHS service manager. We are like apple and pears, but compliment each other nicely and our young daughter AiVy we feel has the best of both of us, though we may be just a bit bias!