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The Chocolate Box Hotel
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

From arrival to departure, the hosts Michael and Neil were most welcoming and extremely helpful.
The room was clean, bright and tidy. The breakfast menu was varied and catered for all tastes, the full english was excellent. Warm and comfortable, this B&B offers the traveller excellent accomodation and value for money. We highly recommend a stay here and we will certainly stay here again when in Bournemouth.
Many Thanks
Chris & John

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

I visited this lovely B&B with my boyfriend as part of my Valentine's treat and found the reception from Neil most welcoming (we did not get to meet Michael), the room scrupulously clean and the breakfast fantastic :-) We really did feel they went the extra mile in providing us with a map of the area, sample menus for restaurants nearby and making recommendations. As and when they leave the premises a sign always gets put up to advise "any issues, please call us on the following number". Breakfast is cooked to order and nothing is too much trouble. It just goes to show, little things do make all the difference!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

Gave up on Bournemouth hotels years ago as they are overated. This B&B has great hosts, great breakfast, great rooms, great free parking, in a great location and luckily for March we had great weather!! Thanks again Michael and Neil :-)

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

As usual a lovely friendly welcome after parking our car in a space right outside the property,we stayed for the 1 night again for a concert at the bic, which is just down the hill from marlins and within reach of places to eat.
Twice we have stayed in downstairs rooms and once on the 1st floor, they are always clean, fragrant and tidy, the downstairs shower and loo are a very tight fit but this is not a problem for our 1 night.
The breakfast is great with lots of choice all set up in a lovely breakfast room. Also a comfortable lounge is available to relax in.
Just my personal preference but i find the pillows too soft.

Would always stay here whenever we visit bournemouth

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank zepp
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

I stayed at Marlin's recently whilst visiting Bournemouth to see a show. We both found the welcome from Michael and Neil to be friendly and ever so helpful. Nothing in fact was to much trouble.

Our rooms, whilst slightly different in decor were extremely clean and comfortable. I was lucky enough to stay in a Deluxe double room at the top of the house (it comes with a great shower and crisp white fluffy towels!)

Breakfast was well presented and hot and served in a bright dining room by a lovely team of people.

Free onsite car parking, complimentary wifi and a convenient location nestled between the Pavillions and the seafront make Marlin's a great base for a short break.

Thank you boys, you have two new friends! We look forward to visiting again.

Room Tip: Room 10 at the top of the house is bright, clean and very comfortable. It does overlook a road, but the double glazing makes for great sound proof. It has a great Shower to!
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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