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Top 5 hotels for chocolate lovers

Monday, February 4th, 2008

Are you a self-confessed chocoholic eager to indulge in your passion during your next vacation? Venere.com knows what is good for you! Here is a list of five hotel accommodation for true chocolate fans. Enjoy!

1. Etruscan Chocohotel – Perugia, Umbria, Italy

Etruscan Chocohotel - Perugia

Located in Perugia, Umbria, home of the annual Eurochocolate and Choco Tango festivals, the Etruscan Chocohotel is the ideal place to stay for unrepentant chocolate lovers.

This 3-star hotel boasts an elegant restaurant offering a delightful all-chocolate menu which includes “Ricotta cheese patty-cake with chocolate drops, “noodles with cocoa and courgettes”, “rabbit with pistachios and chocolate”, and other original treats.

In addition, at the Chocostore, guests can purchase all kinds of products from the best local and international chocolate producers, funny chocolate gadgets and tools, small presents for their friends and family, as well as pampering cocoa beauty products.

2. Chocolate Boutique Hotel – Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

Housed in a lovely 18th Century mansion in West Cliff, Bournemouth, this charming boutique hotel l is the perfect spot for travelers wishing to combine a gourmet stay with a romantic break along the beautiful beaches of Dorset, England.

Gourmet guests can sample and purchase an excellent selection of fine hand-made Belgian chocolates at the hotel shop, and express their culinary creativity at the 2-hour chocolate workshop.

Serious chocoholics will also appreciate finding hotel-shaped chocolates in their room, as well as special in-room amenities, such as a mini chocolate fountain, available at a small extra charge.

3. The Langham Hotel, Boston, MA, USA

The Langham Hotel - Boston

Housed in the former US Federal Reserve Bank building overlooking the gardens of Post Office Square, the Langham Hotel offers contemporary luxury accommodation in downtown Boston, a few minutes from the most popular city attractions, including the New England Aquarium, the Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, and the financial district.

This AAA 4-diamond hotel boasts the fantastic deluxe Chocolate Bar recently voted “best indulgence” by Boston Magazine. Open from noon to 3 pm every Saturday, this unique restaurant offers an all-you-can-eat buffet including more than 125 yummy desserts, from various chocolate mousses to chocolate fondue, which will satiate even the worst chocolate addicts.

Guests can burn off the calories accumulated at the buffet with a work out at the Langham Gym and Health Club.

4. La Banasterie, Avignon, Provence, France

La Banisterie guest house - Avignon

Situated right in Avignon’s historic center, a few steps from the magnificent Palais des Papes (the Palace of the Popes) and Saint-Benezet bridge, La Banasterie is a great place to stay for travelers who want to enjoy the French art of living and experience a relaxing holiday in the heart of Provence.

In this beautiful 16th Century residence, boasting lovely terraces and a cozy lounge, chocolate reigns supreme and hotel rooms are named after the best varieties of cocoa: criollo, Forastero, Guanaja, Trinitario, and Quetzalcoatl.

Indeed, La Banasterie is run by a couple of chocolate lovers who are always happy to share their passions with their guests and talk about the beneficial effects of cocoa while sipping a cup of delicious hot chocolate.

5. Hotel NH Köln-City, Cologne, Germany

Located in Severinsbrüke, the Hotel NH Köln-City offers comfortable accommodation and modern amenities in Cologne, just opposite the Cologne Chocolate Museum (Schokoladedenmuseum Köln), one of the most famous city attractions.

A visit to this museum entirely dedicated to the history and production of chocolate is the perfect treat for chocolate lovers. Visitors can learn everything about all the types and flavors of cocoa, and sample a cup of tasty hot chocolate while relaxing on the museum’s terrace, which offers a unique view over the Rhine River.

And if your passion for chocolate has no limit, the Bryant Park Hotel in Manhattan, NY, is the place of your dreams. This luxury New York hotel recently inaugurated the Govida Decadence Suite: a room completely made of chocolate, featuring a series of chocolate items and a chocolate version of the most famous Gustav Klimt’s painting The Kiss.

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  1. Eroline Lamontagne says:
    February 8th, 2008 at 2:14 am

    Fonddoux Holiday Plantation in St.Lucia is a traditional working cocoa plantation.This is where chocolate began and the name not spelt as in Fondue chocolate but Fonddoux.

  2. ian says:
    July 29th, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    How nice to see that a Bournemouth Hotel has been included in your selection. When the guests have had enough chocolate, there are so many other things to do in Bournemouth.


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