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“Birthday break to Bournemouth.”
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Chine Hotel
Ranked #23 of 67 Hotels in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 April 2014

On arrival we were fortunate to be able to park on the public road immediately outside the hotel,parking is at a premium.Check in was friendly and informative.We were very happy with our room which had large windows giving a panoramic view of the sea from Boscombe to the Isle of Purbeck.Very nice gardens,steep paths in places.Comfortable bed which made it all the more disappointing to find ourselves outside on the pavement at 04.20 a.m. because of a false fire alarm!Breakfast was excellent.We had no children with us but it seemed that those staying there were well catered for.We did not use the restaraunt other than for breakfast so cannot comment.A very comfortable and pleasant stay.

Room Tip: Sea view definitely preferable.
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

A great hotel in a great location. Just a few minutes walk to Boscombe beach. The check in was efficient with friendly service. The rooms are big and clean although there are a few signs of wear.
There is a great indoor pool which has a Jacuzzi and sauna along with an outdoor pool and Jacuzzi although the outdoor pool wasn't open when we were there. There is also a small gym.
The grounds are beautiful with stunning views down to the beach and plenty of places to just sit and relax. there is also play equipment for children.
There is also a soft play area inside the hotel which my 8 year old loved.
The bar is good and not at all expensive.
The breakfast is fantastic with really good quality ingredients.
I would certainly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Ian011
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

We stayed here last night with our 8 month old baby. We stayed at the hotel last year for a wedding and it is a lovely place to go. It's a perfect location for Boscombe beach with only a short walk along the front to Bournemouth pier. Our room was lovely, clean and large. Fantastic views from balcony. I would say that if the hotel invested in some nicer furniture for the balcony this would be good. Or at least if they could be cleaned thoroughly this would help. When you have paid £160 for a room dirty white upvc furniture on a balcony is not what you expect. We had room service which was great and the breakfast is spot on as is the service. My baby and I had a swim in the morning which we enjoyed, pool was the perfect temperature. One more small con, when we arrived our babies cot was not in the room and we really needed to put her down for a nap, after a call to reception it was brought to our room. But it was initially an inconvenience for us. Forgot to add the gardens are gorgeous and well kept, the bar is also surprisingly glamorous for a 3 star hotel! Drinks prices also a little high! Having said all The Chine is our little oasis for a family break!

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Thank Wills7Lincolnshire
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Reviewed 9 April 2014 via mobile

First impressions are deceiving. This is a large old Victorian hotel with attractive established gardens down to the sea front. Extensive redecoration. Great location. Breakfast would meet everyone's tastes and quality too. Dinner hit the spot and bar team know what they are about. Good but smallish gym. Outside hot tub for up to four people. Good staff attitude nothing too much trouble. Outside pool area attractive but was out of service during our stay.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
1  Thank Den1944
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

We were lucky enough to spend the first really warm weekend at the Chine Hotel, for which we had 2 nights B&B for the price of one. The service was very good, the room very spacious, with a newly decorated bathroom. It was in the annexe, which was pleasant, and I imagine rather quieter than some rooms in the main building when they are hosting a function. The hotel is in a very good spot, overlooking Boscombe Bay, with lovely gardens and easy access into Bournemouth.
We had dinner there on our second night, and really enjoyed it - couldn't manage the dessert as the starter and main course were substantial! Service was very good and we had a pleasant evening.
The breakfast is varied and tasty, as they use local products where possible. My only tiny gripe there is that I prefer my eggs cooked to order, rather than fried, and then kept warm.
A nice touch for Mother's Day was to be given a pot of dwarf daffodils at dinner.
Like others, we found parking not always as easy as you would like, but by no means a deal-breaker.

Room Tip: Check when you book if there is a function in the evening, and if so, request a quieter room
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank DinyDoodles
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

I stayed with a friend at the Chine Hotel at the end of March 2014 and cannot speak highly enough of the staff. The reception staff are particularly helpful and friendly and the dining staff made extra efforts to seat us well and make us feel at home. The dining room has fabulous views. The spa was great and the outside hot tub a delight. There is a handy walk through the beautiful gardens to the beach and plenty of parking, even if you have to sometimes walk a little way from the safe 'overspill' car park. The Hotel is delightfully old fashioned but beautifully clean and our room was enormous! As you can tell; we loved it!

Stayed: March 2014
1  Thank Marilyn C
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

I visited The Chine in September 2013 for a short break with my partner. We visited with an online offer and we were very surprised by our stay. The room was spacious and was perfect. Very comfortable and enough space in cupboards. Staff were very friendly and we experienced great service. We also dined in the hotel restaurant and we had never tasted such beautiful food it was divine. The view of the beach was also beautiful and was situated very close to restaurants and the pier. Would definitely recommend for a short romantic getaway!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Rita D
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Additional Information about Chine Hotel

Address: 25 Boscombe Spa Road, Bournemouth BH5 1AX, England (Formerly FJB Collection - The Chine)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 67 Hotels in Bournemouth
Price Range: £58 - £139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Chine Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Chine Hotel is a charming and affordable seaside destination, just a stone’s throw away from Bournemouth beach. Set in three acres of tranquil private gardens where you can escape for the day with a book, or meander your way through to the golden sandy beach. The Chine Hotel is a humble setting by the sea. Offering outdoor pool and well-appointed bedrooms, most with sea and garden views. ... more   less 
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