The Chine Hotel Bournemouth
Reviews - The Chine Hotel Bournemouth
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- From: Finland
- Traveller type: Family Traveller
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Lovely stay!from Jackfy
Reception is quite dark in style and does not offer the best first impression but the greeting made up for that.
We had a beautiful room with a balcony overlooking the sea nd the lovely gardens.
Dinner is a treat with food that far exceeded our expections. We stayed 3 nights and ate on the last as the Restaurant decor seemed dated and we wrongly assumed the food would be too. I wish we had discovered this on our first evening.
The service is excellent and the staff willing which more than compensates for the odd tired parts of the hotel.
We look forward to a return visit.
Great facilities, poor servicefrom skyjockey99
The room service meal on the first night was poor - all 3 courses served at once, warm wine brought afterwards, no corkscrew. A simple request for a jug of warm chocolate made with milk for hungry kids late on was met with steaming hot chocolate made with water. A request by the pool for ham and mustard sandwiches without mustard ended up with the most mustardy sandwiches imaginable and took an hour to get sorted. Strange yellow water in the bath took three visits to sort and was diagnosed as sand we'd brought in..... hmmm. I think not - but it cleared later (but after we'd abandonned having a bath and all went off feeling grubby and sea salt washed still). And finally they refused to serve us at the pool until we closed the account on the last day and paid the bill - but took an hour to tell us and demanded my partner go to reception (whilst still in her bikini) to sort it. Being an ex England rugby player and solicitor, she did, and I suspect they regretted it.... But the manager did finally apologise and reduce the bill on account of all these matters.
So, Chine management, PLEASE train your staff to care and listen. I know they are all foreign or under 20, but you have to sort it out or continue to put people off. Would we go back? Yes, but using it as a base and sorting our own facilities as far as possible.
Still goodfrom UkGMan
Only downside was the feel that they had to do "entertainment" on Friday and Saturday night. Just too loud - but to be fair, the manager looked equally as cross as muttered to me "we're not having him again!" That said there is a separate lounge to escape it. Top tip - the rooms in the West Wing are huge and newly renovated.
The best of Best Western...from MrsTalkTM
Each room for each stay was clean, well-furnished, bright and spacious - the two seaview and balcony rooms were particular highlights, as was the unexpected four-poster bed!
The facilities at the hotel are excellent and the food was magnificent throughout. Also, the staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel has great facilities for families with children (including a play gym), a fully equipped gym, indoor and outdoor pools, an outdoor hottub and a Roman Spa with sauna and jacuzzi. It is well located and the seafront is only a short walk down through the beautiful hotel gardens.
We would recommend this hotel very highly indeed and will be certain to return ourselves.
Wonderful weekendfrom A TripAdvisor Member
There were only minor gripes: the outdoor pool (heated) was too warm for swimming. I can see that parking could be a problem, although we found a space in the car park.
Very disappointedfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Cracking outdoor hot tub!from A TripAdvisor Member
Restaurant has a gorgeous view and the food was unbelievable in quality and choice. My friend and I asked for something that wasn't on the menu and they cooked it for us. They even stored our bottle of champagne in the fridge for us, so we bought lots of drinks at the bar later on.
Only downside were the beds, tad on the soft side, my mum has stayed here too and also had this problem, but it sounds like they are amending this with the refurb. All credit to The Chine, we had a marvellous time and I would certainly recommend this hotel, it is worth encouraging.
Winter Breakfrom BoldlyGO
This is part of the FJB chain which includes the Harbour Heights and the Sandbanks Hotel, and you can book spa treatments at the other hotels should you wish to do so.
The hotel is in a quiet setting, and an easy walk to Boscombe Pier. The parking at the hotel could get very busy in the summer months, so this is something to be aware of.
Great Family Hotel in wonderful locationfrom charliesmum
The room was fine, nothing too exciting, but large and clean. Bathroom was spacious and clean with good size bath and strong shower.
The hotel bar was pleasant and breakfast was great. Only real disappointment was the dinner which was very average.
The real seller for this hotel is it's grounds and location. There are several beautiful gardens and areas to explore, along with a pond and waterfall, children's playground and putting. The lovely sandy beach at Boscombe is five minutes walk down through the hotel gardens.
The hotel has a large, clean, heated outdoor pool, with comfortable sun loungers and waiter service. The indoor pool and spa are relatively new and very nicely done.
The hotel caters really well for children, with indoor and outdoor play areas, a really good 5.30 pm children's buffet tea and supervised kids activities during the school holidays.
What a findfrom Bob1949
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Good for sightseeing Close to lots of lovely places of interest and historical sites as well as shopping!
beech friday night normall has something going on in the beech area of bournemouth
Just 5 minutes away There is a travelodge just 5 minutes away which is cheaper, has better service and better rooms so why waste your money at this place!!!! There is also a Premier Travel Inn under construction which is also just 5 minutes away. Both are closer to Bournemouth aswell.
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