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The Chine Hotel

25 Boscombe Spa Road, Bournemouth BH5 1AX, England (Formerly FJB Collection - The Chine)
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Ranked #22 of 71 Hotels in Bournemouth
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
p147 Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a short break. The hotel is full of character and the gardens are absolutely beautiful and very well kept. We had been booked into a separate building from the main hotel but were unable to get internet access here. The reception staff were very helpful and arranged for us to have a room in the main... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having stayed at this hotel on a few occasions, we thought we were on a safe bet for a good stay, however on arriving we found out that all the leisure facilities were closed due to a chemical problem in the main pool. We chose the hotel because if the weather is grim you could stay in the hotel and... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for one night as we needed a break from London and unexpectedly had a little bit to spend. The booking was easy, upon arrival they had provided everything we asked for and we were travelling with two small children, (one disabled.) The staff were friendly, helpful, polite and the hotel was charming. It's great for children plenty to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for an evening function for 200 and stayed overnight . Food was excellent as were the presentation standards . My room was at the front of the hotel and was well furnished and clean . However , the only problem was breakfast the following morning - the buffet cooked breakfast was cold ,eggs congealed . Despite the table menu... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here just after Easter, charming hotel. Facilities for children very good. The hotel is a Victorian building which we liked. Snooker and table tennis for rainy days too. We will return. Thanks!

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Poole, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
15 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Lovely small hotel with additional next door & nearby further accommodation & function rooms. The main building has a big restaurant That serves AN 'ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST BUFFET' AMAZINGLY GOOD FOR £8.95, With hot & cold self service, hot drinks, juices, cereals.... You will NOT GO HUNGRY. And WHAT A VIEW OF BOURNEMOUTH BEACH. A great place to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We found the chine excellent for a family holiday the facilities were all very good both inside and out side pools were very inviting and even when the weather was not so nice the outside pool was kept to a nice warm-temperature, the children also enjoyed the games room . The hotel is located in very picturesque garden and also... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Review of the Chine Hotel, Boscome, Bournemouth: I booked to stay at the Chine for a two-night break to celebrate my partner's 22nd birthday in April 2015, and unfortunately have to report the numerous issues we encountered during our stay. The staff at the hotel did work to counteract these problems so I will include details of these actions as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

From the front the hotel doesn't look like anything special, however I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the facilities and gorgeous grounds. Although it did not effect me, the leisure facilities (Gym, pool) were closed 'until further notice' during my trip. My room was large and had all the expected facilities in good order. I had dinner... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We stayed in a family room with our 5 and 6 year old. Family room, actually large room with adjoining child's rooms with a door you can close in between - joy for all parents as no need to sit in the dark once children in bed! Staff couldn't have been more helpful or sweeter with kids. Soft play and... More 

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