Marlene's Chocolate Haven

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Marlene's Chocolate Haven
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Handmade Chocolates made on site. Tearoom with homemade baking made fresh everyday.Hot Chocolate a must to try as its made from Marlene's own recipe!.
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LandPC
Ireland’s Ancient East, Ireland157 contributions
Sep 2020
Arrived here after leaving another premises close by where Covid guidelines were ignored. At Marlene's however things were as they should be.
We enjoyed excellent Lattes and scones while feeling very safe and comfortable in this well managed premises.
Its comforting at this time to see, not only tables and chairs, but other item like door handles, being systematically cleaned and sanitised. Well done Marlene's.
The chocolates on sale here were absolutely divine.
Marlene's is a bit hidden away but well worth finding
Written September 8, 2020
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Paula
Co Mayo20 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
I love visiting here and it's a place I always visit when in Westport. The staff are so friendly, kind and I've always been welcomed with a warm smile and a hello. You can smell the amazing chocolates when walking past outside not to mention the smell inside, divine! They have a lovely selection of homemade cakes and scones too. They also have a lovely selection of ice creams too. I highly recommend visiting this place when in Westport, I can't wait for a return visit already!
Written August 17, 2020
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AnnieMagee
Concord, NH140 contributions
Westport is one of the loveliest towns in Ireland and this shop is an excellent place to take a break from exploring Westport's shops and charming streets. Tucked in a little courtyard near the bottom of James' Street, this shop sells some of the best chocolates you'll ever eat! I'm a dark chocolate fan and the dark chocolates here are just perfect - the chocolate has a deep, luxurious taste and they come with a variety of interesting fillings. The shop also has a short menu of refreshments, including unforgettable hot chocolate that comes in a cup lined with a layer of melted chocolate. The chocolates are made on the premises, so it's a great place to get some gifts that are actually made in Ireland!
Written February 12, 2006
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Fabiola
Florence, Italy208 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
I read the reviews that this was the best joy chocolate ever. Well no, I can honestly tell you it’s NOT the best hot chocolate ever! For a chocolate shop, it was very milky and the chocolate was not very strong. They offer ‘an extra shot’ or chocolate. But when I asked ‘is the extra shot needed’ the lady suggested that it is chocolatey enough. Well….it’s not…it’s very weak.

Also, the premises has moved so whilst we were hoping to have a warm drink inside, they now only cater for takeaway. There’s one table outside but it was raining so that was a no go.
Written June 16, 2022
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Shay F
8 contributions
Jul 2015
Visited this 'little piece of chocolate heaven' today based on strong recommendations.
According to the sign on the door, they open till 6pm. We arrived at 5.30 and sat down at a table. Server saw us come in, take a seat, cleared the table in front of us. After a few words in her ear by someone behind the counter , then came over and told us that they had finished taking orders at 5.30 even though it's states on the door that they close at 6pm . It's not like we were looking for a 4 course meal. We were just going to order drinking chocolate and pastries.
What a load of nonsense and bang in the middle of the tourist season.
Either the manager/owner is tourist weary or was trying to get off early for an important personal event but that response is simply not acceptable 1/2 hour before closing time. There are plenty
of places in Westport to part with my money and that will not be one of them
Written July 20, 2015
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AnnaS314
Concord, NH2 contributions
Apr 2011
In my week in Westport, traveling with my best friend and her family, we went into Marlene's Chocolate Haven frequently for the delicious hot chocolate. It was very different then any I have ever had before, much better! The cups were lined with chocolate that melted in the steamed milk. Beyond just having wonderful hot chocolate and other sweets (chocolate easter eggs!!!) it was also a very nice place to sit for a bit after looking into all the quaint Westport shops.
Written May 8, 2011
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Laramie_7
Laramie, WY200 contributions
Marlene's is known for it's delicious hand crafted chocolates and delightful, unique hot chocolate, but they also serve a fine selection of cakes and scones to enjoy with your tea, coffe or hot chocolate. I am especially fond of her currant scones- perfectly golden brown, moist and full of currants, topped with Irish butter and jam. A wonderful treat to enjoy with your hot beverage. A great place to take a break in Westport.
Written May 19, 2010
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Priors10
Hertfordshire, UK216 contributions
This is one of my must visits on any trip to Westport and I am never let down. The hot chocolate is beyond description, absolutely gorgeous and never bettered. The whole place has a lovely atmosphere, a mixture of tourists and locals. Welcome is always warm. The homemade chocolates are obviously fabulous but the lovely surprise is the selection of homemade cakes. Delicious!

The tucked away location makes you feel like you've found a hidden gem, which you have!

Must must must visit, whether you're a chocoholic or not. There's something for everyone!
Written April 24, 2010
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cheri436
Bow, NH6 contributions
Apr 2012 • Solo
Wow ! If you are in Westport, County Mayo, you must visit Marlene's Chocolate Haven!
Don't walk- run !!

Marlene's chocolates and pastries are the best I have ever indulged in~

I am a school teacher and try to make it over to Ireland once a year during our April vacation.
It is cool enough that time of the year to bring some samples back to the US.
I brought some back this last trip for each one of my students. One thing that holds true with children is: They are honest! We had a little "Tea Time" when we reconvened at school. They, themselves, were melting in their seats ~

I video taped them to hear their reviews. I wish I could share but am unable to do so legally-
You'll have to take my word. They were so adorable ! They desperately want to meet the Chocolate Queen: Marlene

My revelation was an experience with tea. I am a coffee lover and have never cared for tea.
I am 53 years old and have tried different types but could never embrace it.
On this past trip, I had some tea with a pastry @ Marlene's Shop and could not believe how wonderful and relaxing it was to sip this tea. Why now? I am not questioning it. I have not had one cup of coffee since I have returned to the States. It was quite a revelation for me!
I drink it all the time now- of course I buy "Irish Breakfast Tea."

Don't miss out on an experience of a lifetime at Marlene's Shop. You will also love the atmosphere. I believe it is a family business and everyone is so kind/accomodating.
You are surely going to walk out with a smile and a taste to savor forever :)
For now- I just have to dream about the shop until my next visit.
Written August 4, 2012
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AndrewInIreland
Dublin, Ireland50 contributions
The chocolates must be great- I bought some back as presents for friends and family and no-one offered me one.
Written October 4, 2010
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