We chose this on the basis of availability, and for the first time Tripadvisor rating (3/139 B&Bs). We booked directly via their website (www.marlinshotel.com) which offered a better rate than the various booking discount sites.
The hotel is situated a few minutes walk from the beach (turn right) and pier, and has its own carpark at the front. There is also a communal room which we did not use.
On arrival I was a little disconcerted to be asked to pay in advance, which was a first in some 20+ years of travelling, apparently due to the risk of guests not paying. Checkin was otherwise fiendly and efficient.
Overall the room and hotel were spotless, well decorated and the service friendly. Our triple room was spacious and comfortable with ensuite bathroom.
Breakfast was a well presented and tasty English breakfast including individual teapots and cafetieres, with cereals and yoghurt also available.
Overall we were very pleased, and would reccommend Marlins.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Chocolate Box is a 4 Star guest house located within a short walk of the Conference centre (BIC), beach and town centre. We offer free off street parking (which is first come, first serve) although at busy times this may mean you will have to double park and leave your keys with us. We pride ourselves on our cleanliness, each room is inspected daily by the owner to ensure the highest standards are maintained. We will do everything possible to make sure that your stay with us is an enjoyable one. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marlins Hotel Bournemouth