The following hotels have a discounted rate for the VS Games 2013 conference and its delegates. Please make sure you mention Bournemouth University is hosting and involved in the organisation of the conference when making your bookings to receive the discount. Also, please make sure you book early as middle of September can be a busy period for a lot of hotels in the area.
The hotels are all located (approximately) in the centre of Bournemouth (and near the seafront), which is a short bus or taxi trip away from the Talbot campus of the University in Poole where the conference will be taking place.
The Greenhouse Hotel, (4 star) ★★★★
4 Grove Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3AX
Carlton Hotel, (4 star) ★★★★
East Overcliff, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3DN
East Cliff Court Hotel, (4 star) ★★★★
East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth Dorset, BH1 3AN
Miramar Hotel, (3 star) ★★★
East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3AL
Ramada Encore Bournemouth, (3 star) ★★★
22 Bath Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 2NS
To travel to Talbot Campus from Bournemouth city centre by public transport you can use the Yellow Buses route 6, which travels from Bournemouth city centre (Gervis Place bus stand 6) via Bath Road and the Lansdowne (stands A and H) and the Rail Station (stand 5) to Bournemouth University in 10 minute intervals (the journey takes about 15 minutes). A single journey will cost about £2. The University bus stop is just behind Kimmeridge House, where the conference will take place.
The social event/dinner will take place on Thursday night (12/09) at 20:00 (please arrive promptly at 19:30) at the West Beach restaurant, which is located near the Bournemouth pier and right off the beach (and is also within a very short walking distance from the Bournemouth town centre and the recommended hotels above).
More information about the restaurant at http://west-beach.co.uk/ (its address is Pier Approach, Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5AA, phone number +44 (0) 1202 587785).