We visited this hotel during the Easter weekend. As a chocolate fanatic, I was surprised I hadn't spotted this hotel before so I had to try it.
We got a nice welcome, by a massive vase of chocolate buttons........and by the owners obviously! The chocolate isn't that cheap stuff which in a way I was expecting to be honest. It's lovely!! Not that i'm fussy on chocolate but I was pleasantly surprised.
The hotel throughout was spotlessly clean and nicely decorated. Room was nice, with a pot of chocolate on the table as well as two slabs with the hotel name on it. The bed was very comfortable and huge!
The bar is definitely worth a visit. There is another big vase of choccy drops to help yourself to as well as little dishes of truffles and various chocolate. The choctails have to be tried, they are amazing. Sadly I couldn't have too many as we had booked a meal later on that evening and as a lot of them are cream based, they fill you up quickly....or it could have been the amount of chocolate buttons I ate!! I would recommend going for a meal early and then going back to the hotel for drinks.
The breakfast was good and included a veggie option. There are chocolate pancakes but as other's have said, maybe it would have been good to have more chocolate for breakfast - chocolate croissants, chocolate biscuits, different hot chocolate or more buttons and truffles. There's a little table you can buy chocolate by the breakfast room which is very well priced.
There's no 'downside' to this hotel at all but again, if I had to note anything it would be to agree with other reviews to say about the towels could be better and definitely 'proper' chocolate biccies in the room.
The owners are very friendly and will do anything to help. They encourage you to eat as much chocolate as you like! They haven't just opened up a gimmiky chocolate hotel, they have done it because they simply love chocolate. They certainly know their stuff about it and are just obsessed!
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- Nestling in Bournemouth's fashionable Soho quarter, the Chocolate Boutique Hotel is the perfect place to unwind. Here you'll find a warm, friendly welcome, cosy chocolate-themed rooms and chocolate galore. ... more less
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