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The Chine Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   25 Boscombe Spa Road, Bournemouth BH5 1AX, England (Formerly FJB Collection - The Chine)
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Ranked #18 of 70 hotels in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed today
HDF Cambridge, UK
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  • Location
    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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Cambridge, UK
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We're having a lovely stay. Room decor reminiscent of my Nan's house c.1980 but airy and large with very comfortable beds. Communal areas stylish, especially the bar. Outside pool lovely with a kind of old school charm and beautifully warm. Staff all very welcoming. Views excellent and garden walk to sea steep but again charming. We have a sea view... More

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice location, great kids entertainment in the high season, but the running of the hotel is a shambles. Dirty laundry left in corridors for hours, messed up reservation for one of our group, evening table booking for dinner was not carried from reception to the dining hall, and the breakfast waiters did not want to put 2 tables together for... More

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Hertford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I and our two boys ( aged 5 and 6 ) stayed at the Chine Hotel for 3 nights for the duration on the Bournemouth Air Show. Sadly all the other hotels were full so our options were limited. To say we were disappointed is an understatement! Booking online we were shown lots of wonderful photos of... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bought a groupon so wasn't expecting too much boy were we surprised. Small gym but perfectly well equipt, pool and jacussi to ourselves then the outdoor spa hot tub! Was awesome surroundings after all that was expecting a scrimp on the afternoon tea, again we were surprised great food, no scrimping on portions actually couldn't finish it all! All in... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came in January 2014 got a lovely sea view room... The food was great... The staff was lovely.. Expecting the same we booked 3 months in advance (June) for a sea view room again for august. And we given a supposedly a sea view room with a massive mesh covering the view. Am really disappointed.... Will not be coming... More

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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel was a beautiful setting for my friend's summer wedding. Parking is a huge issue, arriving late at night and being part of the wedding party was not fun - having to walk a fair distance in the dark with my bridesmaid's dress and various other (significant number of bags required of course) necessities. Staff were helpful, quickly arranging... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All my family have stayed at the Chine this year at different times of the year, in fact we've been coming here for 30 years. It has a great position on the seafront and is good value, especially if you get a deal. The food is great and the service is very good too. It's a nice hotel for nice... More

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
28 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for two nights. Had a sea view room which was fantastic - was working in room most of the day and having the balcony and massive sea view was very welcome. The room was very comfortable and cleaning service v efficient. Room service breakfast was a real treat too - quality food and well presented. The bar area is... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in Chine for 2nights. Excellent customer service provide by staff. Rooms bit boring but overall acceptable. Good location to beach. I think hotel is perfect for family holiday. Soft play area for kids just spot on. Would recommend.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My 96 year old mother and I stayed 2 nights at the Chine last weekend. We were very very impressed. Particularly impressive was the staff's immediate and sensitive handling of a misunderstanding over the booking. We would not hesitate to stay at the Chine again. The meals on both evenings were terrific and also fantastic value. I greatly enjoyed a... More

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Address: 25 Boscombe Spa Road, Bournemouth BH5 1AX, England (Formerly FJB Collection - The Chine)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Chine Hotel 3*
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Perfectly positioned overlooking Bournemouth’s Surf Reef at the edge of West Overcliff. The Chine Hotel is set in three acres of secluded, mature gardens, with magnificent unspoilt sea views and within easy access to the beach and reef. ... more   less 
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