Skip to main content

5 hotels for chocoholics

By Kristen McKenzie, for CNN
April 22, 2014 -- Updated 0806 GMT (1606 HKT)
With more than 85 desserts, no chocolate desire is left unsatisfied at Café Fleuri's all-you-can-eat Chocolate Bar put on each Saturday. Your loosest pair of sweatpants are necessary for this chocolate marathon.
With more than 85 desserts, no chocolate desire is left unsatisfied at Café Fleuri's all-you-can-eat Chocolate Bar put on each Saturday. Your loosest pair of sweatpants are necessary for this chocolate marathon.
HIDE CAPTION
Langham Boston (Massachusetts)
Chocolate Boutique Hotel (Bournemouth, UK)
Hotel Hershey (Pennsylvania)
Three Ways House Hotel (Gloucestershire, UK)
Hotel Chocolat (St. Lucia)
<<
<
1
2
3
4
5
>
>>
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • More than 200 pounds of chocolate are consumed at Café Fleuri's buffet Chocolate Bar each Saturday
  • Chocolate is featured in every dinner course and breakfast for Three Way House Hotel's chocolate indulgence package
  • The Hotel Hershey of Hersheypark hosts an annual Easter egg hunt said to be "legendary"

(CNN) -- Easter is upon us and, like clockwork, hordes of brightly wrapped chocolate bunnies and eggs have begun their domination of supermarket aisles.

While these sugar-filled options are sure to please the average eater, the true cocoa connoisseur might be left with a craving for something more.

Something better.

This list of the most unforgettable chocolate escapes across the world -- from soothing chocolate spa treatments to a chocolate molding masterclass -- guarantee a delicious Easter getaway.

MORE: First! 8 hotels that changed the industry

At the Chocolate Boutique Hotel, there\'s no such thing as too much chocolate.
At the Chocolate Boutique Hotel, there's no such thing as too much chocolate.

The Chocolate Boutique Hotel (Bournemouth, UK)

Widely acclaimed as the planet's first chocolate-themed hotel, this heritage home-away-from-home has 15 unique rooms done up in rich mocha and caramel hues.

Events include everything from chocolate-shoe molding workshops to sleepovers with chocolate and wine pairings, do-it-yourself chocolate artwork (with white, dark and Belgian milk chocolate serving as paint material) and an in-room chocolate fountain.

Complimentary chocolate is delivered to each room daily.

We suggest packing pants with an elastic waistband.

The Chocolate Boutique Hotel, 5 Durley Road, Bournemouth, Dorset; +44 (0)1202 556 857; from $148 per night

The Hotel Hershey (Pennsylvania)

Proclaiming itself "the sweetest place on earth," Hershey, Pennsylvania, is the headquarters of The Hershey Company, the popular Hersheypark amusement center and, of course, the official Hershey Hotel.

Dedicated to all things chocolate, the property's activities include family s'mores roasts, chocolate bingo and plenty of sugary seasonal events such as an annual Easter egg hunt.

The on-site Chocolate Spa offers treatments like the Whipped Cocoa Bath, the Chocolate Bean Polish and the Chocolate Fondue Wrap.

The Hotel Hershey, 100 Hotel Road, Hershey, Pennsylvania; +1 717 533 2171; from $287 per night

MORE: Kinder crime: Why a traveler was busted because of a chocolate egg

Guests get to eat what they make.
Guests get to eat what they make.

Hotel Chocolat (St. Lucia)

This picturesque luxury retreat is located along the verdant cocoa groves of the Caribbean island's oldest plantation.

Guests can enjoy beautiful views, a top-notch spa, plush four-poster beds and plenty of desserts made from on-site beans.

What sets the place apart as a chocolate-lover's haven is the unique Tree-to-Bar experience.

The excursion includes a tour through the estate's cocoa groves and a tutorial on how to select and pick ripe cocoa pods.

It culminates in a chocolate bar workshop and tasting.

Hotel Chocolat, The Rabot Estate, Soufriere, Saint Lucia; +1 758 572 9600; from $374 per night

Three Ways House Hotel (Gloucestershire, UK)

This charming boutique hotel is home to the Pudding Club, an organization whose weekly meetings consist of a "Parade of Seven Puddings" and a vote-off for the top dessert.

In addition to several pudding-themed rooms, the inn caters to chocoholics -- there's a chocolate suite where even the pillows are designed to look like bonbons.

The real sugar rush comes from the Three Ways' special chocolate indulgence package, which includes a box of handmade chocolates, a chocolate-featured snack, dinner and breakfast, a chocolate treasure hunt and, finally, a chocolate cookery demonstration and tasting.

Three Ways House Hotel, B4632 to Mickleton, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire; +44 (0)1386 438 429; from $151 per night

MORE: Camel-milk chocolate and other great Dubai souvenirs

Skipping straight to dessert never felt so good.
Skipping straight to dessert never felt so good.

The Langham Boston (Massachusetts)

The Langham Boston's Café Fleuri is the place to be on a Saturday afternoon, when row upon row of sweet things are on offer at the all-you-can-eat chocolate bar.

For more than 25 years the dessert extravaganza has served up everything from chocolate croissant bread pudding and truffles to whoopee pies and cocoa-infused martinis, ensuring that no chocolate desire is left unsatisfied.

More than 200 pounds of chocolate are consumed at the Saturday event each week.

The Langham Boston, 250 Franklin St., Boston; +1 617 451 1900; from $219 per night

Kristen McKenzie works for HotelsCombined.com and specializes in hospitality industry trends. The global hotel price comparison site searches, rates and availability from all major travel sites, is available in over 40 languages and has a database of 800,000 properties.

ADVERTISEMENT
Part of complete coverage on
December 16, 2014 -- Updated 1056 GMT (1856 HKT)
Nonprofit Ethical Traveler has released its annual list of the developing countries doing the most to promote human rights and preserve their environments.
December 11, 2014 -- Updated 1036 GMT (1836 HKT)
These waterfront watering holes have killer ocean views, creative drinks and the mahalo vibe we demand.
December 10, 2014 -- Updated 2038 GMT (0438 HKT)
Can't wait to book your ticket to Indianapolis and Oakland? The venerable guidebook is right there with you
December 10, 2014 -- Updated 0625 GMT (1425 HKT)
By helicopter, snowmobile and big-wheel truck across some of the world's most volatile landscapes.
December 9, 2014 -- Updated 2142 GMT (0542 HKT)
Construction begins on a new Singapore airport complex that could make delays and layovers a pleasure.
December 9, 2014 -- Updated 1441 GMT (2241 HKT)
Inflight chatterboxes are annoying but they're not the worst violators of onboard etiquette, according to an Expedia study.
December 8, 2014 -- Updated 2232 GMT (0632 HKT)
These statues are awe-inspiring even for the strongest of non-believers.
December 5, 2014 -- Updated 1659 GMT (0059 HKT)
The Palace of the Parliament, built by former Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.
25 years after the death of Romania's communist dictator, tourism is helping heal old wounds.
December 5, 2014 -- Updated 1152 GMT (1952 HKT)
Photo sharing website names the top 10 destinations for geo-tagged snapshots.
December 3, 2014 -- Updated 1005 GMT (1805 HKT)
New York may be a paradise of Zagat-rated, Michelin-starred restaurants, but some of its best food can be found on the streets.
December 2, 2014 -- Updated 0601 GMT (1401 HKT)
Guide Lebo behind the wheel of Chobe Game Lodge's first electric game viewing vehicle, at Chobe National Park in Botswana.
Chobe Game Lodge in Botswana ups the eco stakes with what it claims is world's first battery-powered safari fleet.
November 24, 2014 -- Updated 0118 GMT (0918 HKT)
The interior of the Formosa Boulevard Mass Rapid Transit Station in Kaohsiung, in southern Taiwan.
These quirky and beautiful subway stops make standing cheek-to-cheek with 45 strangers almost seem fun.
November 21, 2014 -- Updated 1314 GMT (2114 HKT)
A scene from a desert safari in Dubai
Luxury vintage Land Rover tours explore Bedouin backwaters without bashing up precious dunes.
ADVERTISEMENT