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“Unique and Really Special”
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The Chine Hotel
Ranked #25 of 66 Hotels in Bournemouth
Bexleyheath
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“Unique and Really Special”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

My wife and I have just returned from a 2 night midweek trip to The Chine Hotel. This may only be rated as a Three Star hotel but it is truly unique and full of wonderful charm and character. The Hotel, which dates back to the 19th Century, has been tastefully restored to a real high quality standard. Despite its central location it sits within three acres of beautifully landscaped gardens which are meticulously maintained. You are greeted with stunning views from the Dining Room and Bar area where reasonably priced, quality food is served by attentive and friendly staff.

The bedrooms do not disappoint either. This hotel gets the basics right. The rooms are clean and are finished to a really good standard. Sleeping in a Super King size bed is a welcome surprise and even the little things like large, fluffy bath towels (which are changed daily) and good quality toilet paper show that this hotel is well managed.

This was our first visit to the Bournemouth area - and this hotel is an excellent ambassador to an area that has also been thoughtfully designed and maintained.

We really couldn't fault this hotel and if you are reading this I really hope that you "take a chance" and make a booking like we did - you really won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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FJBHotels, Manager at The Chine Hotel, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Thank you Derrick H for your review. I am pleased to read your comments and hope to welcome you back to the Chine Hotel very soon.
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Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Just stayed one night, last minute booking. I cant really fault this hotel. The room was huge with a sea view, and totally free of any noise, external or internal. The bed was also very big.
The staff were helpful and the atmosphere relaxed. Loved the old style lift with manual door closing and open mesh style.
The buffet breakfast was good, both my full english and my wife's vegetarian.
Will return if in the area.
Booked through last minute.com and saved quite a bit.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Swindon
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Hotel very clean & furnished to a high stanard. Staff very polite & helpful. Fantastic location, can walk through beautiful gardens direct to promanade, although too cold to enjoy the beaches very clean. Town centre within walking distance. If you have small children they cater well with very good facilities. Went as a 'groupon' offer, will definately go again

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Itchen, null, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

We first stayed here over a year ago, for a quick getaway from the outside world! first impressions inside are fantastic, it may seem odd if you stay and get taken to the other part of the hotel next door, never the less the rooms are traditional feel, look and very comfortable. the views are great and the onsite facilities at no extra cost are fantastic with a roman feel to the pools and spa areas. jym we didnt use but everything you can imagine, out side hot tub is great too. the gardens are beautiful and you can walk down through them to the beach front. we have stayed since and actually requested the same room for the views really, its close to a local high street with a few restaurants and take always and there are two eateries close to the hotel. they will even hold your luggage on day of leaving while you shop for longer. breakfast well everything you can think on and they will even wait on you! we cant wait to go back.

Room Tip: room 25! excellent views
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

From the moment we walked in to check in, we were met by friendly staff willing to help wherever they can. They couldn't have been more friendly or helpful. The atmosphere is relaxing and the rooms are clean, comfortable and they had an amazing view of the sea. The food is excellent and is presented well too. The staff on the floor are efficient and friendly and its a pleasure to dine there. Centre Bournemouth is a short drive away and regular taxi service in Bournemouth helps you get to where you want to go (e.g. the BIC).

We highly recommend this hotel and we love it!! We're coming back in Spring 2013.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

The staff couldn't be more helpful and friendly.
The food in the restaurant was excellent and served really well,it tasted good and looked good as well.
Like another customer we had a cold radiator and a heater was supplied within minutes.
We chose this hotel off the net and it turned out to be an excellent choice.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

We loved it! The staff were so helpful and friendly they could not do enough for you. The grounds are nice even on a winters day. The food in the resturant was faultless. The room we had was spacious and well appointed. All in all we had a fab weekend and will be returning for New Years Eve. Can't wait. I hope we get the same room it was fab!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Chine Hotel
Address: 25 Boscombe Spa Road, Bournemouth BH5 1AX, England (Formerly FJB Collection - The Chine)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 66 Hotels in Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Chine Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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