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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2011

Just come back from a weekend here, and whilst booking for Bournemouth I saw the reviews and decided this was the place to go. Only booked on the day before travelling and still received a room. Only issue here was ground floor with no view, but not a problem as not really spending much time in the room anyway! The...

Thank Raj B
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2011

We arrived tired, hungry and late on a Friday night after checking in and out of another hotel which was definitely not as described. Greeted by Neil who made us so welcome, the room was lovely and clean and the bed/bedding so fresh. Breakfast was everything you could wish for, there was plenty of choice and everything was prepared as...

Thank softemc
Hereford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2011

Very welcoming and really enjoyed the relaxed home from home atmosphere. We have two young children, the family room suited us perfectly and we found the Marlins Hotel family friendly. Great breakfast! Look forwrd to visiting again.

Thank lynsandsam
Reviewed 12 March 2011

So I've just returned from 3 days in Bournemouth for a conference. The conference was at the BIC and marlins was an excellent location for it. The conference hotel was the Marriott, and I had thought I would have liked to stay there, however I would most definitely return go marlins. I was not disappointed. The hotel was immaculately clean...

Thank LVR13
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 March 2011

The both of us stayed at Marlins and from start to finish everything was perfect. The service was impeccable and they went out of there way to make sure our stay was perfect. The room was so clean and comfortable, felt very homely. The towels were thick and soft and the shower was nice and powerful. Loved the tea and...

Thank ALZ82
Reviewed 1 March 2011

It was a great comfortable well ran hotel in a good location .The breakfast was absolutely great.The Hop inn pub near is good for a night out. The only negative is the thai restaraunt 30seconds away the staff are aggresive and cannot wait to get you out of the door but there are plenty of other nice places to eat..

2Thank peterluton
Reviewed 14 February 2011

Just returned from a Saturday overnight to see Alexandra Burke at BIC with two friends and our 3 teenage daughters in tow. Booked three twin rooms - all very different and on different floors - but all very clean and comfortable with good en-suite facilities. Hotel location is great for the BIC and seafront - only a couple of minutes'...

Thank BuckleburyJules
Reviewed 31 December 2010

just come back from marlins. every thing in other reports are so true. the owners treat you much more than guests, the breakfast is great even our son who has a bottom less stomach was full, cant wait to book again in the future

Thank ireneflorida
Thames Ditton, Surrey
Reviewed 19 December 2010

My boyfriend and I often go to Bournemouth and have stayed at several different B&B's, only wish we had discovered this gem sooner! Marlins is in a fantastic location, only a 5 minute walk into town and right beside the sea. We arrived at the Hotel and were welcomed warmly by one of the owners before we even rang the...

Thank JenandRaj
Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 December 2010

What can I say? I have stayed in this hotel on at least 20 occassions, stayed in 6 different rooms, with my family and without, arrived at all hours, and never ever been dissappointed. I love it and so do my kids, the chefs special toast (?) is still talked about, and whenever we go to Bourmouth it's Marlins hotel...

Thank Dr_Paul_D

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Chocolate Box 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 (which is first come, first serve) 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 owner 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, Bournemouth BH2 5EY, England (Formerly Marlins)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range: $95 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Chocolate Box Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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Marlins Hotel Bournemouth
The Chocolate Box Hotel Bournemouth
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“Don't visit!”
 of 5 bubbles 132SamA, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Great triple room x”
 of 5 bubbles 197tarab, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“No lift and lots of stairs so stay on ground floor if unfit!”
 of 5 bubbles L814UZsarahl, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“cheap excellent small car park”
 of 5 bubbles chrissweetsandcrisps, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in Room 7 the Family Room - it was well appointed and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 695philm, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
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