Inside the chocolate hotels – which include free desserts every day
SWEET-TOOTHED travellers can opt for a chocolate hotel which includes free deserts every day for a whole hour.
Mövenpick Hotels, which opened their first one in Australia this week, has a number of resorts across Europe such as Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
There are also a number of chains in Turkey, Thailand and Dubai.
Mövenpick, which is known for their wide range of ice-cream flavours, offers guests a free "dessert" hour every day between 4pm and 5pm.
Guests staying at any of the hotels can enjoy Chocolate Hour all kinds of treats such as éclairs, brownies, truffles, chocolate fountains and other snacks which change on a regular basis.
In-house chefs also host live demonstrations and experiences which include rolling truffles to icing cupcakes during the hour.
Different hotels have a range of unique offers too which regularly change – the Hamburg hotel recreated the skyline using chocolate while the Egypt hotel had a "magic nut" hunt to find the nut throughout the chocolates.
At the Mövenpick in Dubai, some lucky guests got to experience gold-dusted chocolates along with edible handmade diamonds.
Other hotels offer similar experiences for guests – Hotel SP34 in Copenhagen has a free "wine hour" every day with complimentary glasses of red or white wine.
However closer to home, you can stay at the Chocolate Boutique Hotel in Bournemouth which has daily free truffles and extras such as chocolate hampers and fountains you can request in you room, as well as cooking classes.
The world's largest chocolate museum has opened in Switzerland by Lindt, with shops, cafes and workshops dedicated to the sweet treat.
An outlet factory in Brussels owned by Belgian chocolatier Neuhaus lets visitors try as much of the chocolate as they want while there.
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