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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2010

This is our second visit within the last month, my son has just started at Bournmouth University, so this time we had 2 rooms and brought my parents down.The rooms are top notch, it is very clean and ideally located for the beach and the town. The facilities are all here and the breakfast is just first class. The owner...

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Bucks
Reviewed 18 October 2010

Came away to Bournemouth for the weekend, just wanted a great place to stay - Marlins ticks all the right boxes! Great personal service from the owners; we booked through laterooms and receieved a courtesy confirmation call, which is something you don't get very often! We got recommendations, places to go/eat and they made sure our stay (however brief) was...

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2010

we had a very enjoyable stay at the Marlins hotel. the first thing that we noticed immediately was how clean everything was. our room which was well heated, was on the 1st floor at the rear and was nicely decorated and cosy. there was a very comfortable double bed, shower room, flat screen tv and tea making facilities- all very...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2010

Neil was extremely helpful and accomodating, helping my 88 year young mother to obtain a mobility scooter, and making sure her vodka and tonic was waiting in the sitting room each evening. We had a lovely week.

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 September 2010

service was excellent,breakfast was out of this world, room was very tidy and clean ,bed very comfy, and was made every day, towels very fluffy and soft, plenty of tea and coffee in room, where the hotel was situated, easy to reach restaurants and bars, also sea front and town

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Newcastle/Tyme England
Reviewed 8 September 2010

Immaculate room, bathroom, restaurant and entrance. Excellent service at breakfast with excellent food served. Neil and Michael are very helpful and run an excellent B&B. Excellent location 10-15 minutes walk from town centre and seafront.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2010

i am a single mum with 2 children 10-5yrs...we felt so welcome from the minute we walked through the door!!!the hotel itself is lovely and the people are so friendly they cannot do enough for you..and the brekfast is yummy!!!!we were so sad to leave and plan to go again next year!!!totally recommend to everyone

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Ballyclare, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2010

We received a warm welcome. The proprietors are well informed about the area and are pleasant and helpful. The hotel is well situated for the town. The rooms are fine not cutting edge but are exceptionally clean with great towels, super shower and well thought out touches for the traveller. There is a calm relaxed atmosphere Breakfast was excellent- freshly...

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Warrington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2010

We stayed at Marlins in August 2010 (during the Bournemouth Airshow) with my wife and two young boys. We booked the hotel after reading other reviews and we weren't disappointed. It is a small family hotel which is very well run. The family room was a good size (double bed) with two single beds in a separate alcove. The boys...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 August 2010

I book this hotel last year looking on the web it seemed the fairest price i could find. We wasn't disapointed it's only a five minute walk to the sea front and ten minutes to the town centre for shopping and eating out .The nature of our stay was the air festival which was good except the weather anyway back...

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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)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range: €62 - €133 (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, 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
“We had room 5 which overlooked the road but did not find traffic noise loud enough to be a problem”
 of 5 bubbles 42vintage, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
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