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These laughter-filled chocolate weekends are the ultimate break for chocolate lovers. Whether you want to mark an anniversary, celebrate a birthday or simply indulge in chocolate to your hearts content, they have it all wrapped up. Learn about chocolate inside-out, from making, tasting, and even pairing it with wine. Stay in a cozy chocolate themed room, delicious daily chocolate and even chocolate pancakes for breakfast if you so desire.
The hotel's story began back in 2004, when the Wilton family were inspired to set up a chocolate business after seeing the first cascading chocolate fountain. They quickly snapped up the second and Chocolate Delight was soon hiring out fountains for film premieres and celebrity weddings, including Peter Andre and Katie Price’s. In 2006, the Wilton family saw an opportunity to expand and bought a beautiful but outdated 19 century grade II listed hotel. By Christmas 2007, restoration was complete and the world’s first chocolate themed hotel was born.
If you like chocolate, you’ll love our chocolate workshops! From chocolate truffle making and chocolate portrait painting to ‘bean to bar’ workshops and chocolate/wine pairing sessions, there’s something for everyone. You can even make a chocolate shoe with matching handbag. The chocolatier is often to be found in the kitchen conjuring up scrumdiddlyumptious treats, so if your visit doesn’t coincide with one of the regular workshops, don’t despair - they might be able to lay one on especially for you.
The weekend will begin with a special welcome party with a free glass of bubbly. Over the next two days, you’ll learn about the fascinating history of chocolate and the production process from bean to bar, take part in a tasting of exquisite chocolates from around the world and learn how to pair chocolate with wine. There’s even a chocolate portrait painting session, where you can immortalize yourself in milk, white and dark chocolate.
Discover too the art of tempering chocolate and Belgian chocolate truffle making and whisk up 30-40 truffles of your own before learning how to package them beautifully. We’ll also show you how molded chocolates are made (demo only). Later, you can relax with a delicious ‘choctail’ or two in our cozy Chocolate Bar (9 GBP per choctail).
The Chocolate Boutique Hotel is a superb 19th century Grade 2 listed building on Bournemouth’s very popular West Cliff. Located within a short walk of Bournemouth’s town center, miles of golden sandy beach and the Bournemouth International Centre, it’s perfectly located for all occasions.
The nearest airport is Bournemouth International Airport (BOH).
Nearest station is Bournemouth train station (BMH). There is a taxi rank outside the train station. It is a 5-minute taxi ride from the station to the hotel.