The Chine Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • It's a Victorian-style hotel, with views of Boscombe Surf Reef
  • The Coastal Activity Park & Boscombe Pier are a short walk away
  • Facilities include an indoor & outdoor seasonal pool, a hot tub, a sauna & a mini gym

97% (35 Member Ratings)

"The location. Garden. Seaviews. Parking"
19. May 2017
Whitstable, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

Bournemouth railway station is a 6-minute drive from the hotel, or a 1.2-mile walk. Regular trains run from London Waterloo to Bournemouth and National Express buses leave from Victoria Bus Station. The hotel has ample free parking.

Rooms & Rates

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The Chine Hotel is a Victorian-style property set in three acres of landscaped gardens on the edge of East Overcliff, overlooking the Boscombe Surf Reef. Boscombe Pier is an 8-minute walk away, and the main shopping areas of The Triangle, The Square and Old Christchurch Road, are within a 10-minute drive from the hotel.

The Coastal Activity Park near Boscombe Pier has loads to do -- hire a bodyboard, walk through Boscombe Chine Gardens, try the open-air gym, go on a land train or have a game of table tennis. The Oceanarium (The Bournemouth Aquarium) is a short drive away and now houses a Penguin Beach Encounter, with a deep pool, a beach, a rockery and nesting boxes.

Back at the hotel, breakfast is served in The Gallery, with a cold buffet of yoghurt, cereals, croissants and fresh fruit, or there's the option for a full fry up from the hot buffet. Dinner is also served in The Gallery from 7-8.45pm. In the summer tables are set up on the lawns, with views out to sea.

The Bath House has an indoor heated pool, a seasonal outdoor pool, a hot tub, a sauna, a mini gym and treatment rooms (pre-booking is essential and charges apply for treatments).

Bedrooms are traditionally furnished and some have sea views and balconies.

From the press:

  • "Benefiting from superb views, this popular hotel is set in delightful gardens with private access to the seafront and a sandy beach that stretches for miles" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2016



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Games room
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • No pets allowed
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib available on request for children aged 3 and under: £5 per child, per night. This does not include breakfast. 
Extra bed available on request  for children aged 4-14: £15 per child, per night. This includes breakfast.
Cot/crib/extra bed is limited to one per room reservation. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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97% Positive
(35 Member reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Brownsea Haven Properties t/as The Chine Bournemouth over the past 15 months.
4.1 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The location. Garden. Seaviews. Parking
Other Comments
Exceptionally polite staff
Jane 19. May 2017 Whitstable, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Everything! couldn't fault it! superb staff,lovely clean hotel,fantastic food and a lovely environment,enjoyed every moment.
Gavin 18. Aug 2016 Telford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff friendliness from checking in to departing was wonderful, made you feel glad to be there.
Other Comments
Ate in the restaurant on one night and the food was fantastic. The outside pool area is a great sun trap and the pool and outdoor jacuzzi were wonderfully warm.
Grahame 29. Jun 2016 Northampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Situation &lovely views
Ruth 18. Jun 2016 Battle, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Absolutely everything. Our son lives in Bournemouth and we have stayed in many hotels there over the years. This has been the best of them all. The hotel, room, grounds, staff, food and leisure facilities were excellent.
Dawn 14. Jun 2016 West Midlands, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Relaxing and getting away for the weekend.
Kevin 13. Jun 2016 Sidcup, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very quiet hotel, excellent service, beautiful gardens, very close to the sea side.
Inna 10. Jun 2016 Surbiton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good views and friendly staff
Other Comments
Pleasant place to stay
Peter 27. May 2016 Warrington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Nice gardens and great location
Other Comments
Good breakfast
Josh 26. May 2016 Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location, views, staff very courteous
Bruno 21. May 2016 Stanwell, United Kingdom

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