Durley Dean

Janet Marchione

Hotel was clean and comfy, staff very pleasant, food excellent and delicious. Dance tuition was very enjoyable. Dance hosts very welcoming and friendly, met lots of friendly dancers. Great break away very enjoyable.

Frances Van Berkel

We had a wonderful break in Bournemouth. The Durley Dean is a lovely hotel with great food and service and a very good location. The Tango tuition was brilliant and we learned a lot! Our hosts were very attentive and everybody was very friendly. A great weekend :)

Frances Van Berkel

The tuition was excellent! We loved the different approach to tuition this time and really felt we learned so much which we could carry forward. Instead of learning a long routine and steps that we would never remember after the weekend (or even the same evening!), we were taught ‘how to dance’! A simple tango …

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Connie May

The new year dance break was fantastic. Paul and Carole do such a lot to ensure everyone has a great time. The whole holiday was brilliant but the New Year’s Day tea dance and evening dance were the highlight of the holiday. The Wessex is a lovely hotel with a great dance floor.

Phil n Cathy

All good. First timers, a bit nervous, but soon got over that (15mins!!) Friendly atmosphere Lovely dance floor, great music (with no “slow downs” for last few bars!!) Hotel was excellent, at least 3 stars + No Problems at all, and will deffo join another DanceBreaks holiday. Many Thanks for a great weekend .

Steve and Christine Chainey

Excellent few days away. Well organised. Couldn’t fault anything. Tuition was brilliant. Already booked the next one.


Thank you both for a fantastic and very enjoyable dance break this last weekend. It has to rate as one of the best we’ve been on. We have been to the Piccadilly Hotel and the Wessex Hotel in Bournemouth over the years and also to Eastbourne but this was certainly one of the best. The number …

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John Hake

Well organised as ever. The extra dimension of the mixed birthday attendance on the Saturday was well catered and the evening was a success. Well done Paul and Carole!!

Elaine Priest

The rooms, although quite small were beautifully presented. Fresh towels etc were brought everyday. It was quite easy to park in the streets close by. All the staff were very polite and helpful at all times.

Basil Larkins

We enjoyed the weekend very much. I have already been asked to organise a similar trip in 2018. Please send me your 2018 brochure. I will get in touch soon after Christmas to make a provisional booking. We all thought that all dance related matters were run very well and we enjoyed the demonstration of …

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