Meet The Team


Stuart Rowland

Head Chef

The head chef of the hotel comes with over 25 years experience in the catering industry having worked in high end 5 star hotels through to boutique country inns. Fresh food prepared daily, Stuart makes wonderful lasagna, chicken pies and curries. A well balanced diet is provided, with a good mix of comfort foods, and healthy options. He can cater for most dietary requirements; just ask when you are making a booking.




  • I have had a great time at Westover, this is my first year living in Westover, and my first time in Bournemouth. I have met lots of great people and made some great friends, and the owners are incredibly nice.–Alistair Bailey, First year student at Bournemouth Uni

  • I have had an awesome time here at Westover; this is my first and last year in England. I would definitely recommend this hotel to every International student who comes to Bournemouth because my time here was really nice and I have had a lot of fun with interesting people I have met here. And the owners are really nice as well.–Dario Bertram, MLS Language Student

  • In the beginning I come here for 2 weeks and I continue living here because Westover is a lovely place. There are a lot of students of different nationalities. I am from Spain and I am very glad here because I can speak English with other students, they are lovely and funny. The hotel is very comfortable and very nicely decorates and the owners are lovely. I recommend to anyone coming to Bournemouth.–Vicky Virreal, BBSI Language Student