Bournemouth’s Chocolate Boutique Hotel has been included in the Michelin Guide for the first time. The renowned guide features the chocolate-themed hotel in its Great Britain and Ireland 2013 edition.
“We only found out recently that we had been included,” says chocolatier Gerry Wilton, who owns and runs the hotel with his wife, Roo, and children, Leoni and Polly. “We’re delighted – it’s a really great honour.”
All hotels included in the Michelin guide are rigorously tested by a team of professional inspectors, who constantly seek out new places to feature. The inspectors make anonymous visits to gauge the quality of products and services offered.
The Chocolate Boutique Hotel has also been named one of the six best novelty hotels in the world by The Sunday Times Travel magazine.