If you are thinking of celebrating World Chocolate Day on 7th July in style, Booking.com has found some fantastic options of where to stay, including a few romantic destinations.
Jump aboard The Chocolate Train to the Nestle factory - Montreux, Switzerland
The Chocolate Train runs daily from Montreux to Gruyeres, to Broc and then back. Guest ride in style in a vintage 1915 Pullman car and are served chocolate croissants and hot chocolate. The journey ends in Broc at the Nestle factory where guest get a tour, presentation and chocolate sampling of Swiss chocolate at its best.
Where to stay? Grand Hôtel Suisse Majestic
Built in 1870 by Eugène Jost, this recently renovated Belle-Époque hotel is in the heart of Montreux on the shore of Lake Geneva. This fairy-tale like hotel offers breath-taking views of the of the snow-capped peaks.
Stay the Night in The Chocolate Boutique Hotel in Bournemouth, U.K
Any chocolate fan will have their addiction satisfied after staying at The Chocolate Boutique Hotel, in Bournemouth, which encourages you to indulge your every chocoholic whim and impulse.
This unique hotel has its own in-house chocolatier, who provides extraordinary, aromatic chocolate. At the hotel bar you can enjoy a range of chocolate treats and fountains which are dotted around the hotel. You can even request to have your own chocolate fountain in your room!
Explore the famous Chocolate Boat Factory in Geiranger, Norway
As more than half of travellers (54%) want to have more unique dining experiences we invite you to explore the world’s only chocolate boat factory. Geiranger Sjokolad chocolate is produced on a boat in the centre of a small village called Geiranger. The chocolate is not only renowned for being made on a floating chocolate factory; it’s also famous for its unique and unusual chocolate flavours. Some of the weird and astonishing flavours include; blue cheese chocolate, dark chocolate with olive oil and sea salt, brown cheese and honey and single malt whiskey.
Where to stay? Hotel Union Geiranger
This property is perfect for anyone looking to get in on the chocolate action, as it sits less than a five-minute walk from boat factory. This hotel prides itself on its atmosphere as it features live music, luxury lobbies as well as an indoor and outdoor pool. Additionally, this location offers spectacular views of the Fjord mountain scenery.
Experience the award-winning exquisite Dom Perignon Champagne Truffle in Zürich, Switzerland
Home to some of the world’s finest chocolate connoisseurs, Switzerland is the ultimate chocolate destination. Confiserie Teuscher opened its doors in the early 20th century. Today the masters still follow the same traditional recipes with the finest ingredients. Famous for their award-winning Champagne Truffle made with exquisite Dom Perignon champagne, smooth butter cream and a rich dark cream ganache, visitors will be sure to get their chocolate fix.
Where to stay? Park Hyatt Zurich
Located within just a walking distance from Confiserie Teuscher, the Park Hyatt is right in the heart of Zurich and embraces the Swiss lifestyle. Combining classic furnishings with warm colours and modern facilities, Park Hyatt is the best partner to your chocolate filled getaway.
Meet the one and only Mr. Chocolate in New York City
New York is home to the brilliant Jacques Torres Chocolate - also known as Mr. Chocolate. Jacques Torres is famous for his ice-cream sandwiches and delicious homemade cookies. Travellers are encouraged to visit this iconic city and experience a truly artisan experience where Jacques transforms cocoa beans into a rich handmade delicacy.
Where to stay? East Village Apartments
Just a short drive from Jacques Torres first ever café in Brooklyn, these stylish apartments offer guests comfort and convenience. Located within walking distance from the iconic Soho and Greenwich Village, these historic brownstone Manhattan apartments are a perfect base for those wanting to explore this exciting city whilst enjoying some of the best chocolate in town.
Dazzle down in La Maison du Chocolat au Paris
Known as the breeding ground for beautiful food, Paris has revolutionised the chocolate craft into an art form. The best place to sample French chocolate is La Maison du Chocolat. From macaroons to rich praline, guests will be sure find something at La Maison du Chocolat that satisfies their cravings. Combining both classic and innovative techniques, it’s no wonder the chocolatier produces some of the world’s best chocolate.
Where to stay? My Home For You Luxury B&B
My Home for You Luxury Bed and Breakfast is just a stroll away from the famous Louvre Pyramid and even closer to the deliciousness of La Maison du Chocolat. This is the perfect accommodation for a romantic getaway with intimate rooms decorated with beautiful art and stunning views of the magical city.
Adventure to the Penrith mountains of Australia in search of Zokoko Chocolate
Zokoko has been named ‘Favourite Chocolatier’ by the Good Food Guide, making this Aussie gem a must. Famously known for their rich, hand-crafted chocolate bars made from heirloom cacao, Zokoko chocolate has a depth of flavour that is both rich & intense but incredibly satisfying. Travellers visiting the Zokoko Cafe can see the chocolate being made fresh as chocolate artisans use special methods to create authentic and pure cacao flavours.
Where to stay? Spicers Sangoma Retreat
Located just a short 30-minute drive away from Australia’s chocolate expert, Spicers Sangoma Retreat is a secluded hideaway that offers a relaxing getaway. Hidden amidst Australia’s bush land, this retreat hosts a luxurious pool, a top rating restaurant and five-star luxurious rooms where guests can enjoy those sweet treats.
Take a sweet escape to Holland with Puccini Bomboni
If you’re a fan of smooth, rich chocolate, Holland is the place for you. Hidden amongst the cobble stone streets of Amsterdam you will find Puccini Bomboni, a chocolatier known throughout Europe and amongst chocolate fanatics. The experts make each chocolate delight from scratch, ensuring the finest quality for their fans. Well known for their ability to mix the finest chocolate with some of the richest spices, Puccini Bomboni will be sure to provide the sweet escape you’ve been looking for.
Where to stay? art’otel Amsterdam
Just 700 metres from Puccini Bomboni, art’otel Amsterdam is in the heart of the city and offers guests modern rooms and exceptional facilities. Contemporary artwork by famous artist, Atelier Van Lieshout, fills the hotel encompassing everything Amsterdam stands for. This is the perfect accommodation for those wanting to explore the modern city and indulge in everything sweet!
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