Chine Hotel - Bournemouth

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Facial

Reflex massage

Beauty treatment

Spa & wellness center

Overview

Chine Hotel is a 3-star property located walk from a sandy beach. Offering accommodation in a 4-story building, Chine Hotel has been hosting guests since 1885 and features Roman architecture.

The ideal location of Chine Hotel provides an easy access to The Captain's Club Spa, Hengistbury Head and Bournemouth International Centre within a 25-minute walk. The property is in a 30-minute walk to Bournemouth city center.

The lovely hotel offers quick access to casinos, a stadium and an oceanarium.

Bournemouth train station is 15 minutes' walking distance from the hotel. The hotel is about 10 minutes' drive from Bournemouth International airport, which is 10 km away.

Rooms

There are 87 guestrooms featuring standard family king room, standard family twin room and single room equipped with complimentary wireless internet, plasma TV, a balcony, an iron with ironing board and a sitting area. Some rooms offer a superb view over Poole Bay. For more comfort a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries are provided.

Eat & Drink

A fine selection of vegetarian dishes is served at the garden restaurant. The Cosy Cocktail bar features billiards and a terrace for guests' comfort and offers cocktails, aperitifs and liqueurs. Offering various dining options, Reef Encounter and Seaview Restaurant at The Chine are about 5-minute walk away.

Services

Guests can use car rental services on site.

Relax

A wellness center and a sauna are available for guests' relaxation. On-site fitness facilities include a gym and yoga classes.

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 floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   87.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • VIP check-in/ -out
  • Late check-in
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Bicycle storage
  • No alcohol served on-site
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

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

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Board games
  • Children's menu
  • Children's play area
  • Paid kids club
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Beach chairs
  • Live entertainment
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Facial
  • Beauty treatment
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

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. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

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

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City Center
  • Bournemouth
    1.5 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Bournemouth Train 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 floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    87

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Rooms and availability

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Double Room
Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed or 1 Double bed and 1 Single bed
Size: 305 sq. feet
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private bathroom
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Room facilities
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    King Room
    Bed type: King-size bed
    Size: 305 sq. feet
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
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      Chine Hotel photos Room Family Room
      Family Room
      Bed type: King-size bed and 2 Single beds or Double bed or Twin beds
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      Room facilities
        Standard Family King Room
        Bed type: King-size bed and 2 Single beds
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        • Private bathroom
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          How to reach hotel

          hotel Chine Hotel - Bournemouth Bournemouth location
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          Hotel Address:

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

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Bournemouth
            1.5 mi
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Bournemouth Train 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 floors:
            4
          • Number of rooms:
            87

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

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

          Places of interest

          • Boscombe Beach - 700 ft
          • 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
          • Nuffield Hospital Bournemouth - 1.2 mi
          • Queen's Park - 1.2 mi
          • St Peter's Church - 1.2 mi

          Train stations

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

          Theaters

          • Pavillion - 1.2 mi
          • Pavilion Theatre - 1.2 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 - 1200 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 floors:
            4
          • Number of rooms:
            87

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          Chine Hotel Reviews

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

          Average guest rating

          7.8out of 10
          Fabulous
          Based on 189 reviews

          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:

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

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Bournemouth
            1.5 mi
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Bournemouth Train 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 floors:
            4
          • Number of rooms:
            87

          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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