Rhinefield House

Rhinefield Rd, Brockenhurst, New Forest, SO42 7QB, United Kingdom
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Certainly Magnificent!

by written on September 25, 2012

I didn't actually stay IN the hotel, I was simply there doing a temp chef job. They put me up in the former Keeper's Lodge - which with my broomcupboard room barely (literally bare) big enough to fit a single bed, a door which didn't shut properly and a shared loo with no light was the naffest staff accommodation I've ever been put in. Needless to say I didn't stay long.

However the hotel itself is rather magnificent. Converted from a former stately home it was originally constructed in 1887 as the home for the newly married daughter of the Eastwood Colliery owners, the Walkers. No expense was spared in the building which is described as a combination of Tudor and Gothic styles and the internal decoration and features must have involved teams of skilled masons and woodworkers.

It is now under the ownership of the luxury group Hand Picked Hotels who have created a solidly 4-star environment using the original features but with the addition of modern touches (including the fitness centre). Service is generally friendly, although slightly formal, and the food offering superb - rated 2 Rosettes by the AA.

I haven't seen the inside of any of the bedrooms (it has 50) but judging by the level of comfort and opulence provided in the public spaces I imagine these are characterful, comfortable and equipped with the expected 4-star mod-cons.

Unique Quality: Whilst there are many outstanding characteristics of Rhinefield House, in my opinion the most outstanding of all is the location. The hotel is set in several acres of land, a mix of formal garden and untamed woodland, in the middle of the New Forest - the main road is over a mile away. This makes it an ideal base for exploring the delights the National Park has to offer - if you can afford it that is!

Directions: About three miles north of the village, follow the road signpost for Rhinefield and keep an eye out for the hotel's sign on the left.

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Address: Rhinefield Rd, Brockenhurst, New Forest, SO42 7QB, United Kingdom

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Amenities at Rhinefield House

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
  • Business Services
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Suites

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