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The Chocolate Box Hotel

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2 West Cliff Rd | West Cliff, Bournemouth BH2 5EY, England (Formerly Marlins)
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Paris, France
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This b&b is not terrible, but it's not very good either. First the positive; big room with en suite bathroom, a good selection of tea at breakfast and it was clean! It is close to the beach and the city centre. The breakfast was not very good in my opinion, and the beds were not the most comfortable. The staff... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this B&B after much searching for a reasonable priced room for a couple of nights in bournemouth visiting my best friend. We arrived an hour earlier than check in and the lady on reception arranged for us to check in early which was very much appreciated. We were given a ground floor room near the entrance which at... More 

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Lich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Chocolate Box hotel for a Monday to Friday break with our toddler. Our bedroom was spacious (plenty of room for the travel cot which was provided for us) and very clean. The staff were brilliant, very helpful and welcoming, and the breakfast was great, the usual cold options with hot food cooked to order, the chocolate... More 

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Thank Claire C
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time here in central Bournemouth. Near to everything (we had a concert at the BIC which was also fab) parking, room small but ideal and has what is needed and breakfast gorgeous. But it was the service that won it for me. Had a great time, thank you.

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Isleham
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an overnight stay and were pleased with our room. It was a good size, nicely decorated and very clean. It is a small hotel which made us feel 'at home'. The staff were excellent and the breakfast very enjoyable.

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Thank Susan H
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend hired the restaurant area for a surprise party and afternoon tea. The staff were very friendly and went out of the way to ensure our group enjoyed themselves. The tea itself was lovely, little sandwiches, cakes, scones, cream and jam. We were very looked after for our private hire. Thanks Chocolate Box!

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Thank Sam G
UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is recently refurbished - it was the Marlins Hotel I believe. It is conveniently located for the town centre and pier and there are restaurants and bars and bus stops nearby. Our room was fine and breakfast was excellent with very enthusiastic and friendly service, There is parking although possibly not enough to cater for all guests - I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

This is an excellent b&b, newly refurbished with a modern chocolate theme - photos on here appear to be pre-refurb on the whole. Rooms are spaceous, all the facilities you'd expect - including free parking (if available). The staff is very friendly and breakfast is as you'd expect (a number of sweet and savoury hot choices). Location-wise, it's on a... More 

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Recently stayed here with my family including 2 children. We stayed the the family deluxe room (Room 7) which was fresh and clean and literally just available owing to its refurbishment. The room was airy it had 1 double and 2 single beds, 2 tv's and a well appointed shower bathroom. You have a great choice for breakfast from Full... More 

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Room 3, lovely room comfy bed and good shower. Initially went to the wrong hotel as there are two very close together. Both places were very welcoming excellent customer service. When we realised out mistake the young lady gave us directions to Merlins (chocolate box). Would definitely stay again.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Marlins 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 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 owners 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 

Additional Information about The Chocolate Box Hotel

Address: 2 West Cliff Rd | West Cliff, Bournemouth BH2 5EY, England (Formerly Marlins)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range: $98 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Chocolate Box Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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Marlins Hotel Bournemouth
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