THE CHINE HOTEL IS NOW SEASONALLY CLOSED UNTIL SPRING BUT ADVANCE BOOKINGS CAN BE MADE FOR THURSDAY 22 MARCH 2018 ONWARDS
Set in three acres of majestic gardens a matter of minutes from beautiful Boscombe beach, the magnificent Chine Hotel is a tranquil haven for holidaymakers. You can while away the day with a book in the peaceful grounds and landscaped lawns or meander down through the private gardens straight onto the golden sand. The beautiful, Victorian-styled Chine is on Boscombe Spa Road, just half a mile from Boscombe Pier and one and a half miles from Bournemouth Pier.
Getting here is a breeze. The Chine Hotel is just over a mile from the main Bournemouth train and coach station, seven miles from Bournemouth Airport and there is free parking available if you’re driving straight here. Bournemouth town centre, with its shops, restaurants and nightlife is a mile and a half away and the town centre college and universities are just under a mile away. If you’re heading to Bournemouth University and Arts University Talbot Campus, it is three miles away.
There are 87 guest bedrooms at The Chine Hotel. Most have balconies with either sea or garden views and there are family suites and even some dog-friendly rooms for your canine companions! All rooms are ensuite with a bath and provide a television with Freeview channels and tea and coffee making facilities with biscuits. If you are staying on business or you just like to stay connected there is free WiFi throughout the hotel.
All bedrooms are individually designed and styled to have a unique appeal. The standard bedrooms are a choice of single, double and twin bed styles. Upgrade for a sea view room with all the features of the standard but with sweeping, panoramic views across the hotel garden treetops out over the sea. Some rooms have a working desk area and balcony upgrades are also available.
Garden or sea views
Marvel at the Chine’s sweeping lawns and greenery with a garden view room. With all the features of a standard room, guests get the benefit of a peaceful room overlooking the hotel’s renowned and tranquil gardens.
If you’re bringing the kids, The Chine’s family suites give you all that little extra space you need to properly relax and enjoy your stay. These rooms accommodate up to four people and many have the option of a garden or sea view upgrade. For extended families or those with older children, there are adjoining rooms on request. Children of all ages are welcome to stay in the hotel and there are plenty of activities and services laid on especially for them (as well as having the beach in the back garden!)
Dog friendly rooms
Pet-loving travellers will be delighted to discover that The Chine Hotel has a selection of Dog Friendly Rooms where you are welcome to bring your pooch to enjoy your seaside break. These dedicated rooms are on the ground floor of the hotel with easy access to The Chine’s three acres of landscaped gardens and beach beyond. Have a word with Reception for doggie bags and biscuits as well as advice on the best walks. Please note dogs are not permitted in the main hotel.
Check in at The Chine Hotel is from 3pm and you can check out any time until 11am.
The Chine’s aptly-titled Seaview restaurant offers beautiful vistas across the English Channel while you dine. The head chef specialises in creating uncomplicated dishes in a modern style using fresh and seasonal produce.
The Seaview restaurant is open for breakfast weekdays from 7am to 9am and weekends between 8am and 10am. For breakfast you can choose from the cold continental buffet, a full English selected from hot buffet items or porridge, smoked haddock and poached egg or natural smoked Dorset kipper from the a la carte menu. Dinner is served from 7pm to 9pm and from 6pm to 9pm on school and Bank Holidays.
Snacks and light bites
If you fancy something a little more informal why not check out The Gallery, The Chine Hotel’s bar and brasserie? Pull up a comfy pew and enjoy stunning garden and sea views with your choice of beverage – cocktails, fine wines, premium spirits, non-alcoholic drinks and speciality coffees and teas are all available to order. The bar is open from 11am to 11pm daily. Between 11am and 9pm The Gallery also serves a wide selection of snacks and light bites for residents and non-residents.
In the summer months, you can sit and enjoy the Chine’s landscaped gardens while dining alfresco. The alfresco menu offers light bites, lunches and afternoon tea to be enjoyed in the beautiful lush greenery just minutes from the sea.
At your leisure
A holiday is a great time to relax and indulge yourself. And at the Chine Hotel there are lots of luxurious facilities to really spoil yourself. Relax and unwind in the Chine’s blissful BathHouse Spa. Guests have full, complimentary use of the facilities from 8am to 8pm including indoor and outdoor (seasonal) swimming pools, hot tub, sauna and gym.
The Chine also offers pay-for gym classes, a fitness centre with cardiovascular equipment, beauty and spa treatments and even mermaid lessons! The garden pool is the ideal destination for cooling off on a scorching summer day. At 18ft there’s enough room to swim some lengths and get that heart pumping or enjoy a leisurely dip to cool down. There are plenty of poolside loungers if you’d prefer to watch the action with a drink and a snack.
The Chine Hotel welcomes children of all ages and there are dedicated activities, menus and places to give them an unforgettable seaside holiday. If you’re coming here in the school holidays, the Funsters are on hand to occupy your little ones with a busy programme of activities delivered by their in-house entertainers. There is a popular kid’s club, which is open every day for children aged 4 and over, offering creative play, high-energy games and garden parties if they need to let off steam while you lounge by the pool or on the beach.
Every afternoon, even during the school holidays, the ‘Art Pad’ activity shack hosts creative activities like colouring competitions, origami classes and clay model making. Guests aged 12+ can escape the olds in the Teen Zone for pool tournaments, darts, table tennis and dance classes while under 7s will enjoy the Tricky Tree House soft play if they need to escape the sun (or rain!) There’s also a children’s playground, games room and billiards if they’re still full of beans!
The front desk at The Chine is open 24/7 so whether you want some local insight or to order room service there’s someone on call around the clock. You can store your luggage before you check in or after check-out, book laundry, shoeshine services and dry cleaning.
If you’re travelling on business, The Chine is a great venue for hotdesking or meetings. There is free WiFi throughout all parts of the hotel, a dedicated workspace in many of the bedrooms and guests can access fax and photocopying services, a dedicated business centre and meeting and banqueting facilities.
Your special day
With its beautiful setting, sweeping gardens, exclusive gateway to the beach and grand function rooms it’s no surprise that The Chine Hotel is one of the town’s top wedding and reception venues. The hotel’s acres of landscaped gardens lead you straight to the beachside past a hidden waterfall and ponds creating endless photo opportunities. You can get married in the grounds too in your choice of two locations each fully licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships. A garden gazebo places you and up to 80 guests in the heart of this romantic setting.
Take your occasion inside and you can celebrate your marriage in the grand Pine View ballroom, which accommodates up to 120 people in an elegantly furnished setting with large bay windows showing off the beautiful grounds. For more intimate ceremonies, the well-styled Garden Room is perfect for up to 40 people. When your vows have been exchanged The Pine View ballroom is the ideal destination for your wedding breakfast and evening do.
If you’re looking for a grand venue with a humble attitude, the family-run Chine Hotel offers a relaxing bolt-hole at which to base your Bournemouth adventures. And it also has plenty of its own attractions if you’re looking for laid-back luxury for the whole family. So, why not book your next seaside break at The Chine today?