Believed by many to be the best kept secret in Bournemouth - The Chine is an oasis of true comfort and relaxation set in three acres of beautiful mature gardens and offering breath taking, unspoilt sea views over the tree tops. It is ideal for guests looking for a peaceful break - with the beach just a two-minute walk from the hotel grounds - as well as for those wishing to enjoy a little shopping and entertainment in the town centre which is just a five-minute drive away. The hotel overlooks and is within easy access of the Surf Reef. There is plenty to enjoy in the hotel grounds also including water features - secluded areas - a playhouse for the children and of course - the lovely views. The hotel offers an outdoor heated pool and inside the hotel there is a sumptuous Roman Spa in which to unwind. The Sea View restaurant offers superb cuisine - the quality of which is matched only by its fantastic views over the tree tops and out to sea. The cosy cocktail bar is the perfect spot for a tempting aperitif or after-dinner drink - enjoyed by the fireside during the winter months. All 79 rooms at The Chine are superbly well-appointed - many with breath taking sea views and balconies. All rooms offer en-suite facilities and are equipped with a hairdryer - direct dial telephone - satellite TV and a courtesy tray. As well as a choice of standard or superior bedrooms there are a number of different configurations so that individual family needs can be met wherever possible - with interconnecting bedrooms - family suites and extra beds which can be put into the parents room. For families, the major attraction is perhaps the 7 miles of Bournemouth bay’s sandy beach with its Blue Flag for cleanliness, with RNLI lifeguards on duty in the summer season. There’s also the heated indoor swimming pool, the outdoor pool and the organised entertainment programme that helps to keep children occupied (and gives the adults time to enjoy themselves too).