Chine Hotel - Bournemouth

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25 Boscombe Spa Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, BH5 1AX  show map
 3 stars
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Chine Hotel - Bournemouth

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Free parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Early check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Golf course

Billiards/Pool tables

Darts

Table tennis

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

Overview

Chine Hotel is a 3-star property only 1.9km from Bournemouth Eye, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum and Oceanarium. Founded in 1885, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2009.

Chine Hotel is located within the beautiful golden beach. The property is set within 3km distance from Bournemouth city center.

This hotel is conveniently based near waterfalls and parks.

Guests can reach Chine Hotel by car from Bournemouth International airport in 10 minutes.

Rooms

Chine Hotel offers 79 guestrooms appointed with hi-fi, a writing desk, a private balcony, plasma TV and satellite TV with all the sights of Bournemouth within easy access. Many rooms come with a wonderful view over the bay. They feature bathrooms with a hairdryer, a shower and free toiletries.

Eat

Guest can enjoy excellent flavors of vegetarian meals at the seaside restaurant. Guests can unwind at the welcoming Cosy Cocktail bar serving a wide range of liqueurs, aperitifs and cocktails.

Services

The hotel offers car rentals to all guests.

Relax

The on-site spa facilities include a spa center, a hot tub and a Jacuzzi. Various activities, including bowling, table tennis and parasailing, are available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of rooms:   79.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Handicap parking
  • VIP check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Dry hotel – No alcohol served
  • Adults only
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course
  • Billiards/Pool tables
  • Darts
  • Fitness center
  • Table tennis

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Half board
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's play area
  • Game room
  • Kids club
  • Children's menu
  • Board games

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Beach chairs
  • Live entertainment
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/TV room

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • Fan/Extractor

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 3 may stay at the price of GBP 5 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 14 may stay at the price of GBP 15 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

25 Boscombe Spa Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, BH5 1AX

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City Center
  • Bournemouth
    1.5 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Bournemouth Train Station
    5000 ft
  • Bournemouth Central Station
    5000 ft
  • Bus stop
    3000 ft
Restaurants
  • Seaview Restaurant at The Chine (cuisine: International)
    200 ft
  • Neptune Harvester (cuisine: British)
    600 ft
Beaches
  • Hengistbury Head
    1.3 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of rooms:
    79

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Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed or Double or Twin beds
Size: 305 sq. feet
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private bathroom
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Well-appointed, comfortable en-suite room with a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

Room facilities
    Chine Hotel Superior Room
    Superior Room
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    The room is more spacious than the Standard room. It offers a work desk and a bathroom with all necessary amenities.

    Chine Hotel Executive Room
    Executive Room
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    Spacious room offers a sleeping area and a cozy sitting area. Bathroom has all modern amenities.

    Chine Hotel Family Room
    Family Room
    Bed type: King and 2 Single or Double Bed
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    • Private bathroom
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    Spacious room has comfortable work desk and a contemporary bathroom with all modern amenities.

    Room facilities

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Chine Hotel - Bournemouth Bournemouth location
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      Hotel Address:

      25 Boscombe Spa Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, BH5 1AX

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Bournemouth
        1.5 mi
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Bournemouth Train Station
        5000 ft
      • Bournemouth Central Station
        5000 ft
      • Bus stop
        3000 ft
      Restaurants
      • Seaview Restaurant at The Chine (cuisine: International)
        200 ft
      • Neptune Harvester (cuisine: British)
        600 ft
      Beaches
      • Hengistbury Head
        1.3 mi
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2009
      • Number of rooms:
        79

      Hotel Awards

      UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBournemouthChine Hotel

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions

      • Bournemouth Eye - 2000 ft
      • Hampshire Gallery - 5000 ft
      • Russell Cotes Art Gallery & Museum - 1.1 mi
      • Gallery 57 Ltd - 1.3 mi
      • Westbeach - 1.3 mi

      Places of interest

      • Boscombe East Conservative Association - 2700 ft
      • Bournemouth East Conservative Club - 3700 ft
      • Bournemouth East Working Mens Liberal Club - 4000 ft
      • Avon Social Club - 4600 ft
      • Lansdowne Baptist Church - 1.1 mi

      Train stations

      • Bournemouth Central Station - 4600 ft
      • Bournemouth Train Station - 4600 ft

      Amusement

      • Academy - 3000 ft
      • Heals Amusements - 3000 ft
      • Boscombe Cliff Bowling Club - 4300 ft
      • Sharkeys Pool Venue - 5000 ft
      • Aztec Amusement Centre - 1.1 mi
      • Bus Air Festival - 1.1 mi
      • Aztec Leisure Ltd - 1.1 mi
      • Laser Quest - 1.2 mi
      • Ambassador Snooker Club - 1.2 mi
      • Odeon Cinema - 1.2 mi
      • Rileys American Pool & Snooker Club - 1.2 mi
      • Pier Amusements - 1.3 mi
      • Sheridan IMAX Cinema - 1.3 mi
      • Leisure Exchange & Quasar Elite - 1.3 mi

      Museums

      • Gallery - 1.3 mi

      Theaters

      • Pavillion - 1.2 mi
      • Pavilion Theatre - 1.2 mi
      • Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre - 1.3 mi

      Local Attractions

      • Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum - 1.1 mi
        East Cliff Promenade, Bournemouth
      • Bournemouth Pier - 1.4 mi
        Pier Approach, Bournemouth
      • Lower Gardens - 1.4 mi
        Exeter Crescent and Gervis Place, Bournemouth
      • Hengistbury Head - 1.3 mi
        BournemouthEngland
      • Oceanarium - 1.4 mi
        Pier Approach, Bournemouth

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Seaview Restaurant at The Chine - 200 ft

        Address: Boscombe Spa Road
        Phone: +44 (0)1202 396234

        72% likes this, based on 29 reviews
        Cuisine: International
        Price Range: USD 87 - USD 87

      • Harry Ramsden's - 1300 ft

        Address: Undercliffe Drive
        Phone: 01202 295 818

        57% likes this, based on 635 reviews
        Cuisine: British
        Price Range: USD 32 - USD 49

      • Coasters Restaurant - 800 ft

        Address: Undercliff Road
        Phone: 01202300791

        95% likes this, based on 28 reviews
        Cuisine: English
        Price Range: USD 17 - USD 48

      • Neptune Harvester - 600 ft

        Address: Undercliffe Road
        Phone: 01202 399 987

        Cuisine: British
        Price Range: USD 5 - USD 24

      • Reef Encounter - 800 ft

        Address: 42 Sea Road
        Phone: 01202 280 656

        73% likes this, based on 127 reviews
        Cuisine: American

      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2009
      • Number of rooms:
        79

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      Chine Hotel Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Chine Hotel

      Individual guest reviews

      • Single
        8.8

        I think this is seriously one of the best uk Hotels I have stayed in . It has a great old world charm to it. Staff were extremely helpful , facilities were excellent. the food including a good breakfast and very good value afternoon tea were all top notch. The room was clean and spacious and the bathroom had a good size shower with powerful jet of water.Wireless internet was free to use and worked in the main lobby ,bar and dining areas of the Hotel. The Health club is compact but useful - the pool likewise- the outdoor pool is not currently in use - but when open should be an added bonus.For the rate I paid I'd say this Hotel is an absolute bargain and would definitely stay again.

      • Single
        7.4

        I liked the proper bath in the bathroom. the bed was very comfortable and the staff were helpful with any questions.

        It would have been handy to know that there is a dress code for the restaurant in the evening before arriving as I did not have appropriate clothing.

      • Older travelers
        9.6

        The staff were very welcoming and helpful and when we had a medical emergency they responded with calm efficiency. The dining room staff looked after us very well and the porters very helpful.

        The breakfast could have been a little hotter.

      • Older travelers
        7.0

        The Spa and leisure facilities / location to the beach

        Original standard room had a view over a garage / no bath - if this is what a standard room is it should have a more descriptive when booking.

      • Single
        8.8

        The reception staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful, made a nice change! The room had great views across the sea. The Spa / Pool facilities were very much appreciated after having competed in the Bournemouth Triathlon.

        The Car Park got very busy and it is just too small for some cars, meaning that somebody had to move there car out to allow me to move mine. Other than that, no other negative things to say about the Chine.

      • Older travelers
        5.4

        Hotel was a little way out of Bournemouth town centre therefore not so busy which we liked. It had a nice garden and outdoor pool.

        The mattress was very uncomfortable - cheap and nasty. This was very disappointing as most other aspects of the room were good. For a hotel of this quality they should really be providing a much higher quality of mattress.

      • Older travelers
        7.4

        Good welcome, comfortable room and location suited us as meeting friends in the area. Dined at the hotel on Friday evening (dinner for 6) - satisfactory, enjoyable dinner. Breakfast - could be a choice of cereals and better range of fruit salads.

      • Single
        10.0

        The views are amazing, the hotel really lovely, fantastic gardens and my room was excellent. Fantastic comfy bed and a lovely shower. When I consider the cost by comparison to some other cheaper hotels, this represents amazing value for money. A lovely breakfast too

        Can't really think of anything

      • Single
        7.8

        The setting is lovely with large private gardens and views to the sea. Public rooms are especially nice. It has character. The The staff are young but helpful and smiling.

        The Chine seems to have some old building problems. The rooms have been updated but some of the infrastructure struggles. For example, the old lift was charming but not so the non-functioning key card and longish return via the lift back to reception with luggage to get it changed and return. Anyone with mobility problems should make very clear on booking.

      • Family with children
        7.4

        Very please with the quality of the room and the standard of the food was excellent. We made great use of both the indoor and outdoor heated pools and loved the tranquil gardens surrounding the hotel. Our son enjoyed the 'Funsters' holiday club and made full use of all the facilities.

        Okay this isn't major but we were rather underwhelmed with the amount of information that was available to us regarding the schedule of daily events and the facilities available. For example we had to ask at reception as things occurred to us as there was nothing in writing in the room giving breakfast times, restaurant meal times or kids club timings. Also we were completely mystified by the 'meal plan' and if we were or weren't eligible for the children's afternoon tea in our booking rate. On the first 3 days it was part of the room rate but by day 4, Saturday 4th June 2011, we were informed we needed to pay as you go. £7 a pop - but still well worth it. Not sure what that was all about! Anyway as I said it was like pulling teeth to get any information on what was going on each day. By the way, this comment applies to the bookings.com website and the hotel staff themselves regarding the kid's meals - our booking paperwork does not clarify.

      • Family with children
        7.0

        All the staff were very friendly and helpful. The outdoor pool was brilliant, lovely & warm. We had no truoble getting sun loungers despite it being half term and the pool bar was really good. The stair down to the beach were like a little adventure and although a bit steep, my 2 1/2 year old & my mother in law were both able to manage them ok. And Boscombe beach was lovely & clean, very good lifegaurd presence. The bedrooms were very large, and room 106 made an excellent family room with bunk beds off the main suite so we could chat & watch tv once daugher was in bed without disturbing her. Kid's high tea was good re. Timing and laid back so you didn't need to worry about the little ones disturbing other diners. ALso the soft play room was great for filling the odd half hour allowing the adults to take turns getting ready without a toddler under your feet! Room & bathroom clean & tidy, nice shower (but no bath), hot water, good pressure & comp. Toiletries, tea, coffee, biscuits. Would certainly go back

        I have to say, the beds were very uncomfortable and really could do with replacing. As the hotel is an old building there was no a/c in the rooms, but as the ceilings were very high it wasn't a problem on a warm June weekend, not sure about the height of summer though as the windows only opened a small amount too. The outside could do with a bit of work, but I suppose being that close to the sea, it may wear it down quite quick. I thought that although the high tea was very convenient, at £7.50 a head it was expensive and the choice was perhaps a bit limited. Also parking is at a premium and although we were lucky enough to get a space as soon as we arrived and didn't need to use it all weekend as all amenities were walking distance or reached by the road train, we did see other guests having to park on the road and try again later. Also, the parking spaces themselves were certainly tight and some a bit arkwardly positioned so maybe not the best if your car is your pride & joy. ANd I do think that possible the full rate is a little high for this hotel, but great if you can get a deal.

      • Older travelers
        8.2

        Just about every thing it was a relaxing stay

      • Couple
        8.2

        The room was huge and really comfortable. It also had a lovely view of the chine.

        The parking spaces were extremely narrow and there weren't many of them!

      • Older travelers
        10.0

        We were made very welcome and apart from a much neededn 'out of hour' snack nothing was too much trouble. All staff were professional, friendly, patient and accomodating. We were allowed access to our room early.

        We left home very early that day and arrived at the Chine hungry at about 10.00 for a wedding leaving the hotel at 11.30. We would have liked a snack but there was no food available until 12.noon. (We had no time to eat outside the hotel) We were dissapointed.

      • Single
        10.0

        food/sauna/swimming pool/location..1st class

        no complaints would recomend

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Chine Hotel - Bournemouth Bournemouth location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      25 Boscombe Spa Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, BH5 1AX

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Bournemouth
        1.5 mi
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Bournemouth Train Station
        5000 ft
      • Bournemouth Central Station
        5000 ft
      • Bus stop
        3000 ft
      Restaurants
      • Seaview Restaurant at The Chine (cuisine: International)
        200 ft
      • Neptune Harvester (cuisine: British)
        600 ft
      Beaches
      • Hengistbury Head
        1.3 mi
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2009
      • Number of rooms:
        79

      Hotel Awards

      UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBournemouthChine Hotel

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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