The Chocolate Box is a boutique B&B in the most central position. 4 min walk to the beach, the centre of town and the Bournemouth international centre. The boutique rooms offer great value for money that include breakfast. Limited car parki... Read more

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Family-Deluxe-Ensuite with Shower-City View


The Chocolate Box

(9 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.0
  • Value 3.8
  • Friendliness 4.7
  • Cleanliness 4.6
  • Facilities 4.1
  • Service 4.6
  • Location 4.7

Review Overall Rating

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Tom Young couple Stayed: Feb 17

Weird room- great staff though

First stay overnight here. Have stayed in dozens of other hotels in Bomo in last couple of years (used to live there, now reguarly visit)- stayed here due to seeing good reviews on Laterooms. Unfort overall not good- mostly due to the extreme small size of the room, which was claustrophobic (esp for two tall people), also little things like the door didn't auto lock when closed from the outside (it didn't even latch if you let it go), which I've not come across before. Read more

The (eastern European) chap who served breakfast (and seemed to be running the place in the morning) was brilliant and so friendly, he's a major asset to the operation! Breakfast itself pretty good.
One of the smallest hotel rooms I've ever stayed in. It was so small/low the lampshade was stuck to the ceiling rather than on a cord. Couldn't even have a shower (i'm pretty tall). Weird experience
Mrs Young couple Stayed: Oct 16

Fabulous like chocolate

I booked a room for my partners birthday, it was everything I hoped and more. Very quaint beautiful B and B. We loved our stay even if it was just for one night. We will definitely be returning. Read more

Great location minutes from the beach and shops, breakfast was an awesome experience loved the deco!
Tina Family with older children Stayed: Aug 16

Lovely staff, terrible shower

We were in room 12 at the top of the building. It has not yet been refurbished and was a little tired with poor quality curtains, a black out blind is needed. The bathroom is tiny & the shower is not fit for purpose. The first night there was no pressure and would heat up then go freezing. It took over an hour for 3 of us to get a shower. The second night, it worked better but the shower cubicle is tiny. Read more

Lovely staff, very friendly & helpful. Great location & free parking. Lovely breakfast & my daughter loved the chocolate
The shower and being in a tired room but still paying the same price as a new, refurbished room.
Brenda Family with older children Stayed: Aug 16

Short break, 3 generations

My mother, teenage daughter and I stayed on a short break. We liked the feel of the property but were shocked and very disappointed by the cupboard room given to my elderly mother. It is the smallest room we have ever seen. As my mother said, even prisoners have more luxury.
Breakfast was basic. It had very little taste and queuing for tea and coffee meant the room was chaotic.
Staff were very friendly but only around during the day time. Read more

The staff were friendly and the rooms and communal areas were all very clean. The location was also good.
Room 6 which my elderly mother was given was about 5 feet long and 4 feet wide, more of a cupboard than a room. It was almost impossible to shower and use the toilet..and seventy pounds per night
Ben Alone Stayed: Aug 16

Friendly staff

I had a very pleasant stay at the choc box , not my usual thing but I enjoyed meeting the friendly staff , Flo expertly looked after all my needs & Leona was very professional, I enjoyed my stay .Ben Read more

Location , quirky choc box , neat tidy clean room , very friendly polite staff .
Wifi a bit patchy but not a problem for me
Adam Mature couple Stayed: Jul 16

Relaxing experience

Luxurious rooms, attentive service and a relaxing break away. Loved the bowls of chocolate in the room. Can't wait to return. Read more

Refurbished to a very high standard, including USB chargers in the double bedside sockets. Some rooms also have air-conditioning, and in the heatwave we experienced during our stay it was necessary!
Steven Adult(s) Stayed: Jul 16

Good place, people and location

Good parking, good welcome, good location, good rooms and no noisy guests. Read more

Slightly out of the maddening crowds.
John Mature couple Stayed: Jun 16

An ideal place to stay

We have stayed here before when it was Marlins but this was the first year as The Chocolate Box. We spent two weeks and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay, in part due to the excellent service The Chocolate Box provided on all fronts. It would be fair to say the Staff could not do enough to make our stay as pleasurable as possible. We have already booked our 2017 stay. Read more

Everything (although the Full English Breakfast or Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Eggs really helped kick start the day)
wayne Mature couple Stayed: May 16

Great stay in a perfect location

Stayed for a couple of days. No complaints apart from the weather .maybe a little map in the room would have helped to find our bearings but the hotel is not far from all the places to visit Read more

Clean modern room ,comfy bed .the breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice
We had to ask for a couple of things ( heating on to dry out wet clothes , milk for our tea/coffee and also toilet rolls) but nothing was a problem. The owners sorted it out as soon as mentioned

The Chocolate Box Information


  • Free Internet access (wireless) in public areas
  • Ironing facilities
  • Lounge
  • Non-smoking (throughout)
  • Lock-up facility for bicycles
  • On-site parking

Children's Facilities

  • Cots
  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Internet connection (wireless)


  • Check in: 14:00 till 21:00
  • Check out: 11:00
  • Child Policy: No preference
  • Smoking Policy: No smoking
  • Pets: No pets


Situated in a prime spot in central Bournemouth, The Chocolate Box is a newly refurbished boutique B&B on Bournemouth's West Cliff and only a 4 minute walk to the BIC. We are the sister hotel to the very popular Chocolate Boutique Hotel and therefore have 10 years of experience of providing very comfortable accommodation and strong customer service. We are passionate about what we do and we hope you will love our accommodation with the extra touch of complimentary chocolate. Whether you are in Bournemouth for business, holiday or a conference we have accommodation to suit your needs at great prices We have great restaurants very near us, so please ask and we can recommend you. we also run chocolate events in our Chocolate tasting room, have a look at our Chocadence page.

On-site parking,

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