This chocoholic’s hideaway is close enough to Bournemouth beach to walk off your overindulgence.
With chocolate-themed rooms and confectionary courses, the 19th century, family-run hotel started out as a chocolate fountain hire business, counting Peter Andre among its clients. Workshops, which start at £49, include truffle making, cocoa portrait painting, and a chocolate and wine tasting course that teaches you how to pair one with the other. Rooms in the Grade-II listed retreat have wifi, tea and coffee, and daily helpings of the choicest chocs. Breakfast is included (chocolate pancakes, anyone?)
The Chocolate Boutique Hotel
5 Durley Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5JQ
Visit website: www.thechocolateboutiquehotel.co.uk