Rest easy after the Bournemouth marathon at the Green House Hotel

Now in its fourth year, the Bournemouth Marathon is “running as it should be”: a picturesque coastal course, fresh sea air and a spectacular finish. It’s a fast course, making it a must-run for anyone looking to set a Personal Best.

Standard entries are closed, but it’s not too late to enter as a charity runner. And if you still haven’t booked your accommodation, then look no further – the Green House Hotel is the perfect complement to a weekend of physical and mental exertion and endurance. Why? Well, here are just five reasons.

Top-quality fuel

A good diet filled with the right nutrients is obviously essential for marathons. “Hitting the wall” or “bonking” (yes really) may be one of your greatest fears but it’s far less likely to happen if you are well nourished with really high-quality carbs and protein. We know your pre-race regime will have started long before you arrive in Bournemouth, but when you finally get to the Green House Hotel, our 2 AA rosette Arbor restaurant will be on hand to get you race-ready with the very best organic and free range meat, vegetables, dairy products, grains, fish and shellfish that the south of England has to offer. Our famous New Forest breakfast is packed full of top-quality nutrients and we offer a unique selection of homemade fresh fruit compotes, yoghurts and our own-recipe organic muesli.

A good soak

Here at the Green House Hotel we are famous for our huge, high-performance aerated showers – just the thing to get you up and ready in the morning for your personal endurance feat. But for an extra special post-run treat, you really do owe it to yourself to book one of our master doubles that comes complete with a stunning original Victorian roll-top bath – deep, wide and given pride of place within the guest room so you can spend as long as you like soaking your aching muscles before dinner.

Quiet and relaxation

We all know marathon running is as much about the mind as the body. You need to get into the zone and for that you need a little peace and quiet away from the Bournemouth Marathon Festival crowds and excitement. Luckily the Green House Hotel is a green oasis of calm, close to the action but surrounded by nature. And our Victorian villa is full of quiet nooks where you can relax, focus, and get your head in the race.

The best beds in Bournemouth

A super-comfortable, super-healthy bed is the least you can ask for after the run of a lifetime. Our sumptuous beds are unique to The Green House Hotel: we left no mattress unturned in searching for the perfect night’s sleep for our guests, and hence our beds were some two years in the making. Made by Hypnos, one of the UK’s leading bed manufacturers, they are made of entirely natural materials. Our pillows and duvets are 100% organic feather and down, and bedlinen is organic fairtrade cotton – all hypo-allergenic. With a bit of luck you may set a second PB of the weekend – for lying in!

Plenty of parking

Finding a place to park the car is always an issue in Bournemouth on marathon weekend but not here at the Green House – we have plenty of off street parking and with our central location, nestled one block away from the seafront, we are within an easy stroll of both start and finish lines. Perfect for spectators too!

So why not be kind to yourself and check in to the Green House Hotel for the Bournemouth Marathon Weekend. Ask us for more details at events@thegreenhousehotel.com or call us on 01202 498900 to find out how we can help you make it a race weekend to remember.

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