About Us

The only chocolate themed hotel in the UK. Cosy, stylish rooms decorated in hues of chocolate and chocolate galore.

Our Story

Our 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 Prices.

In 2006, the Wilton family saw an opportunity to expand and bought a beautiful but outdated 19 century grade II listed hotel.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 worlds first chocolate themed hotel was born.We have now turned our bar/lounge into an honesty bar and as such chocolate cocktails are no longer available. However there are the normal spirits, bottled beer, mixers and wine which we invite you to help yourself and just be honest with us!!

There is free car parking on site

Workshops & More

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, theres something for everyone. You can even make a chocolate shoe with matching handbag.

Our chocolatier is often to be found in the kitchen conjuring up scrumdiddlyumptious treats, so if your visit doesnt coincide with one of our regular workshops, dont despair – we might be able to lay one on specially for you.

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Very enjoyable stay. There was a lovely warm welcome and Melissa is an asset to the hotel. The bed was super comfy and there’s chocolate everywhere!

Mrs DBR; a Booking.com member

Fantastic Hotel,warm welcome(…),especially if you like chocolate(…)Staff were attentive but not overwhelming.Special thanks to duty manager Melissa who mixed some great cocktails in the bar and really looked after us(…)perfect room!Clean and tidy,nicely decorated,with a good breakfast and lots of chocolate,(…).Definitely recommend and we’ll be back.

essexbrowny26 - TripAdvisor member

Breakfast superb lots of chocolate and friendly staff.

James Halsey

The chocolate hamper I asked for was the perfect welcome gift for my partners birthday weekend.

Kevin Jones

Chocolate heaven in Bournemouth! The style the hotel have created was excellent. The rooms were really tasteful and the breakfast was superb.”

Barry Lidstone

Staff friendliness was excellent😊, we really enjoyed our time in the bar sampling the cocktails🍸!

Emily Roach

Had a really enjoyable stay. Hotel warm, cosy and clean. Thoroughly enjoyed the Chocolate Workshop and then staying on at the hotel afterwards was an extra treat.

Allison Crate

“We were given a really warm welcome by all of the staff and the hotel was very clean. The breakfast pancakes are a must!”

Anonymous- a Booking.com member

Rooms were spacious and staff were very friendly, also the location was good for where we were going close to the BIC.”

Sophie- a Booking.com member

We have stayed here twice now Its my favourite hotel. The owners and staff are brillant. The rooms are brillant . The chocolate workshops are such fun. Would recommend the sleepovers for groups of friends. We had a great time.

Joanna Eatwell

Contact us

For bookings and enquiries call 01202 556 857 or contact us here…


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