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The Chocolate Box Hotel
Ranked #4 of 132 Bournemouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Perfection”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Excellent last year, Excellent this year, can't wait until next year to make it three in a row. The water babes thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Our hosts were very friendly hotel clean and tidy breakfast was great.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

This is the second time we have stayed at Marlins. We had a wonderful stay. The owners are very friendly and welcoming. The hotel is exceptionally clean and comfortable and the breakfast is of the highest quality. The hotel is within walking distance of the beach and town centre. We would definitely recommend a stay at Marlins.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

We have stayed here twice in the past month, great place, well located for the town and beach, we're vegan and breakfast was great too, rooms very clean and tidy, friendly and helpful staff, overall just a great place to stay and enjoy bournemouth will definitely stay again and thoroughly recommended! Should be no1!!

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

We've just got back from a two week stay at Marlins for our honeymoon. We stayed in a ground floor room next to the back garden. The room was compact but very comfortable and tidy. It was nice and quiet and we even had the hotel cat to keep us company as its cat house was just outside in the back garden. I kept forgetting to ask what the cats name was actually! Neil?

The room cleaning service was always consistently good and our bed was made every day and towels replaced every other. The tea and coffee jar was always kept stocked for my daily brew.

The breakfast was excellent every single day, the toast was always hot, the coffee steaming and everything cooked to perfection. Thanks Michael!

Neil and Michael were very friendly and always had time for us.

I could waffle on but I'll stop here, couldn't fault the place, thanks guys, highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014

We stayed at Marlins for a short break. The room was small and compact, but comfortable and quiet. The breakfast was excellent, cooked fresh every day and the hosts were attentive and made sure everything was good.
Marlins is close to the pier, conference centre and the town - making it an ideal place to for a weekend where you can abandon the car, walk for a bit and not be too far from the hotel if you want to eat and drink and not have to pay for a taxi back!
A great stay and hope to return soon.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Andover, Hampshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We booked this as a last minute get away.I looked at a lot of hotels on line and picked this one because it was a good location. Fab hotel,amazing breakfast, and the staff were friendly. Would go back

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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London
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203 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

I stayed here for two nights with my husband and son. We had a triple room which was spacious with lots of storage space. The room was spotlessly clean and the breakfasts were excellent - the hotel has been awarded 5 by the scores on the doors. The location is great for the town and the beach. I would not hesitate to stay here again and I hope to go back next year!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Property: The Chocolate Box Hotel
Address: 2 West Cliff Road, Bournemouth BH2 5EY, England (Formerly Marlins)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 132 B&Bs / Inns in Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Chocolate Box Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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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Marlins Hotel Bournemouth

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