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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here for one night. Was welcomed to the hotel by the DM Flo. Very clean hotel 5 minutes walk to the beach and 10 minute walk to town centre. And unlimited milk, white and dark chocolate buttons at the hotel.

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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location. Local taxis not too expensive from town, either. Very convenient for both the BIC & the Pavilion theatres. The whole hotel very clean and fabulous ideas with chocolate. Lots of tasty breakfast options and a very friendly hospitality.

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Woodley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed one night. Was made to feel very welcome. Staff excellent. Clean and tidy. Chocs for treats! Stayed on top floor with private bathroom with shower. Breakfast was delicious. Would highly recommend!

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Thank Sarah L
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This small (12 Room) boutique Hotel was a great choice by my wife as a late booking. We wanted a cheap hotel for a 1 night stay B&B as we were seeing a show at the BIC. The Hotel was easy to get to well sign posted and had excellent signage so we didn't miss it as we drove around... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for one night when visiting the Bournemouth International Centre to see Paul Simon. Paul Simon was brilliant and so was this hotel. I'm particularly fussy when it comes to hotels but I couldn't fault this one. The BIC venue is just a couple of hundred metres down the hill. The hotel has a few parking spaces in... More 

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Thank chris p
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The theme goes beyond the name, as the decoration is chocolate-themed (think brown fluffy carpets, chocolate boxes posters, emergency choclate case, truffles in the bedroom, fun facts about cocoa on the walls and so on). The hotel is surprisingly quiet, and a 10min walk to the city center or the beach. The staff is young and friendly, and the breakfast... More 

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Thank Sophie d
Windsor, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 1 night in November for a gig at the BIC, the hotel is in a great location and the staff are warm, friendly & welcoming. The rooms are very clean and modern with a comfy bed & amenities. Breakfast is great! Would highly recommend this hotel.

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Thank FayeC04
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great location and delicious breakfast and slept well - thank you, and loved the coffee at breakfast. Very clean, loved the chocolate on offer, pleasant staff and free parking so ideal for going to BIC or the beach.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for 1 night in November it was probably the best hotel we have stayed in bedroom and the bathroom were immaculate breakfast was first class proper coffee all in all fantastic stay will definitely be back

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Thank Stephen G
Watford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights during half term at this venue. It was clean, well appointed, great food and very friendly staff. They had excellently decorated the communal areas for Halloween. There were chocolates at reception, in your room and all over your breakfast if required. The bed was very comfy. The odd little niggle though (broken toilet seat, remote held... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 Road | West Cliff, Bournemouth BH2 5EY, England (Formerly Marlins)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range: $67 - $147 (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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“Great triple room x”
 of 5 bubbles 197tarab, 1 week ago | Read review
“No lift and lots of stairs so stay on ground floor if unfit!”
 of 5 bubbles L814UZsarahl, 1 week ago | Read review
“cheap excellent small car park”
 of 5 bubbles chrissweetsandcrisps, 1 week ago | Read review
“We stayed in Room 7 the Family Room - it was well appointed and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 695philm, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“We had room 5 which overlooked the road but did not find traffic noise loud enough to be a problem”
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