The Grove – A first for Great Britain

For many, Cancer is a terrifying time and an emotional roller coaster. And without continued care it can be tough. Finally in 2011 the UK benefitted from the launch of The Grove, a hotel exclusively catering for those with cancer and other life threatening illnesses.

This unique establishment was launched late June 2011, serving as the UK’s only hotel of its kind. It is located just minutes away from Bournemouth’s famous 7 miles of golden beaches and stunning gardens, and is an ideal setting for those suffering with a life-limiting illness to focus on relaxation and recuperation.

General Manager of The Grove Hotel, Brenden Howard, says, “Our aim was to create something special – a hotel exclusively for sufferers of life-threatening illnesses. We strive to offer a serenely peaceful and enriching holiday, whilst offering the highest level of service. We are first and foremost a hotel after all!”           

Yet with first class care in mind, this is a Hotel that goes that extra mile to make sure the guests are able to escape the everyday stresses and strains associated with cancer, allowing them the opportunity to spend that quality time with family. The hotel’s dedicated beach hut is a perfect way to relax and create some wonderful memories, whilst taking full advantage of the sunshine in ultimate comfort. Or if an adventure sounds more appealing, then The Grove offers complimentary coach trips to explore the New Forest, Purbeck and the Jurassic coasts. If you feel like staying in the hotel for the day then the well maintained rear garden is perfect, with many games available such as croquet and a recently completed garden path for added accessibility.

The Grove’s 30 spectacular and comfortable, en-suite, bedrooms are of the highest possible standard with features such as, remote control beds and recliner chairs, direct telephone, internet access, emergency call buttons,  and LCD televisions. The Hotel aims to make guests’ stay as tranquil as possible by making their accommodation suitable for all their needs. Nothing is too much trouble for those working at The Grove Hotel, with every member of staff there to accommodate and help create a fantastic holiday atmosphere.

The hotel is owned and operated by Macmillan Caring Locally based in Christchurch, Dorset. It is a local Trust which provides charitable funding for The Grove Hotel to help enhance the care given and provide an atmosphere that is an attractive, holiday environment, with the added benefit of a duty nurse available 24/7.

Visit for more details, or contact them on 01202 552233 for reservations.