7 Hotels Around The World That Are A Must-Visit For Chocolate Lovers
By Kelsey Marie
Chocolate is a treat loved worldwide. It comes in different forms, sizes, flavors, and percentages — it’s also now being integrated into hotel experiences.
Many may think location and service are what makes a hotel great but chocolate enthusiasts know it’s all about indulgence.
Hotels are making chocolate an experience on their properties by offering chocolate-making classes, wine pairing sessions, chocolate-centered spa treatments, and even chocolate painting.
Here are some of the best chocolate hotels in the world, which are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
The Chocolate Boutique Hotel – Bournemouth, U.K.
This hotel was opened in 2006 and prides itself on being chocolate-themed.
Gerry Wilton, owner of The Chocolate Boutique, tells Travel+Leisure “it’s the original hotel that is fully themed on chocolate.”
Book a stay at this hotel and you’ll receive chocolate fountains delivered to your room, learn how to make chocolate truffles and even paint with chocolate.
The theme of chocolate is even apparent in the decor — there’s chocolate artwork throughout the hallways of the hotel and shades of mocha in the interior.
Royal Mansour Marrakech – Marrakech, Morocco
Royal Mansour Marrakech is one of the most opulent hotels in Marrakech.
They have an on-site chocolate laboratory which is sure to make any chocolate-lover feel like they’re in heaven.
The executive chocolate chef will be available to teach private classes in the laboratory — giving you the opportunity to make chocolate and tour the laboratory.
Hotel Amigo Rocco Forte – Brussels, Belgium
Belgium has a reputation for amazing chocolate and they live up to this reputation with Hotel Amigo Rocco Forte.
Partnering with the esteemed Laurent Gerbaud, a local Maître chocolatier, this hotel offers its guests a chocolate-lovers package.
The package includes a class educating guests on how Belgian chocolate-making is done and the opportunity to tour Gerbaud’s famous atelier.
You will also be able to enjoy chocolate treats and amenities left in your room each day.
Hotel Fabrica do Chocolate – Viana do Castelo, Portugal
If you’ve ever wanted to experience a Willy Wonka-themed room, then this hotel is for you.
There are candy-themed suites and a chocolate museum at Hotel Fabrica do Chocolate.
Relax at the spa which offers a “chocotherapy” experience and uses pure cocoa because of its cardiocirculatory benefits.
The Point – Saranac Lake, New York
You can indulge 24/7 at this hotel — The Point serves artisan chocolate treats at any hour of the day!
You can also organize with reception about having a private campfire which includes hot chocolate and Kahlua bottles to create chocolate cocktails.
Boucan by Hotel Chocolat – Soufriere, St. Lucia
Opened in 2010, this boutique hotel offers breathtaking views, exquisite dining, and an overall chocolate oasis.
Located on a cocoa plantation, you can observe the entire process of producing cocoa.
From the sourcing of cocoa pods to fermenting, mixing and sampling chocolates — you will leave being super knowledgable about the art of chocolate.
You’ll also be able to enjoy cocoa-based spa treatments while taking in the extraordinary scenery of Saint Lucia’s Pitons.
Soneva Fushi – Kunfunadhou Island, Maldives
Soneva Fushi is known for being the first luxury resort to have complimentary chocolate rooms which are filled with treats made by their in-house chocolatiers.
Guests are able to access these chocolate rooms 24/7.
Kelsey-Marie is an NYC girl who currently lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.