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Lord Bute Hotel

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#3 of 10 hotels in Christchurch
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Lord Bute Restaurant with Rooms offers discerning guests a romantic and luxurious place to stay in the quiet Highcliffe on Sea area of Christchurch, Dorset. Our elegantly appointed rooms and suites offer you ultimate comfort & relaxation whether you are staying for a romantic break, business trip or family holiday. We are proud that Lord Bute is rated as 5 star Guest Accommodation with the AA, with our restaurant holding the AA 2 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence. Alongside our sumptuous boutique en-suite bedrooms, we have three suites, two of which are housed in our original 18th Century gatehouses, each with their own private garden areas, perfect for those seeking added privacy and a peaceful break. Guests enjoy complimentary breakfast and free parking, with the option to book lunch, dinner or afternoon tea in our a la carte restaurant serving locally sourced and seasonal menus prepared by our own chefs. Situated in Highcliffe, Christchurch, on the south coast, we are ideally located with easy nearby access to the gorgeous coastline and New Forest National Park. You can also explore neighbouring historic Highcliffe Castle and grounds, or take a drive to Chrisrchurch town centre and quay, Bournemouth, Southampton , Lyndhurst or Lymington. Our dedicated and friendly team will be happy to advise you on your room booking and will be here to assist you during your stay, including offering room service. Two of our spacious suites are also available as self catering accommodation. Self catering options can be booked for 3, 5 and 7 night stays. Lord Bute is also a popular wedding venue, with our suites offering perfect bridal preparation and honeymoon accommodation; together with bedrooms for wedding guests. > all rooms en suite > air conditioning > wifi > tv > complimentary breakfast > free parking > room service available.
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Donhide wrote a review 17 Apr
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Stayed to visit friends locally based on the reviews on Tripadvisor. Booked a large double room 106 which had stains on the carpet and bed cover, and bedside lamps which flickered constantly . The receptionist said that they were aware and had changed bulbs to no avail. Shame that they didn’t inspect the electrics. Went to the bar for an evening drink before leaving to join friends for dinner to be told that as we hadn’t booked, we would need to leave if a dinner customer came in, totally bizarre ! Explained that we were residents which made no difference at all to the young guy who seemed confused himself.Then directed to the pub next door. At breakfast the restaurant was late opening, and the breakfast was not great and rather undersized contrary to reviews here . Frankly not worth the £169 for B&B.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Freedom32300511634 wrote a review 6 Apr
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What more can we say, our overnight stay here for a reunion dinner with 7 other couples was simply the best. The hotel, gourmet food & wine & the fantastic friendly staff who went above & beyond was a delight - we will be back very soon, thank you so much🙏
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Gail A wrote a review Mar 2024
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Have visited the Lord Bute for many years celebrating birthdays and our anniversary. We have made such lovely friends of the staff over the years, but our last visit will be our last. 'If if ain't broke don't fix it' comes to mind. Many thanks to Chris, Terry and staff for some lovely memories.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dawn G wrote a review Mar 2024
Dorset, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
We arrived at The Lord Bute on 02.03.24, for an overnight stay, as we were going to a party nearby. From the moment we arrived, we received a warm and friendly welcome, from attentive staff. The restaurant, bar and hotel are all lovely to a high standard, and all members of staff were great.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Graham M wrote a review Mar 2024
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Our Ramblers & Amblers lunch in the restaurant meant that it was a very busy time for the staff, who coped admirably. The food was excellent and well presented, and the waiters engaged with their customers in a polite and often humorous way. Overall it was a very enjoyable experience, and I look forward to visiting the Lord Bute again.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Keith T wrote a review Mar 2024
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My husband and i attended the lunch on Wednesday and both found the lunch delicious and well presented. I had the crab starter,lamb rump and cheesecake,my husband had the smoked salmon,duck and sticky toffee pudding.The plates and food were all hot (apart from the starters).The staff were attentive and we had a very enjoyable time and look forward to returning in the future.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Disappointed wrote a review Feb 2024
Maidstone, United Kingdom5 contributions4 helpful votes
View from window was of maintenance ladder/tools. Tea tray with airplane milk. No fridgerator or mini bar. Mirror cracked in bathroom & holey gap at end of bath with broken bin as well. Broken drawer on wardrobe too. Dresser cup stained. Large bed zipped in middle, kept rolling into middle dip, uncomfortable. Cleaner in joggers & football shirt with cleaning utensils walked through us eating our breakfast not acceptable. She should have walked longer way round through other dining area. Not enough parking & even though requested it on request form no space. Double yellow lines everywhere nearby! Disappointed overall.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Raymond P wrote a review Feb 2024
Crawley, United Kingdom17 contributions13 helpful votes
Have been to The Lord Bute many times for Dinner and Shows it’s now under new management, we had a fantastic evening the food was excellent and we were entertained by the brilliant Mr Jason Lee. Definitely worth a visit we will be returning as soon as we can.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Sandie wrote a review Jan 2024
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Felt I had to leave a review. Today we went for lunch to celebrate my fathers birthday and had a superb meal accompanied by outstanding service. This establishment should be extremely proud to have these two on their team! They made my father's day. Thankyou!!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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LD wrote a review Jan 2024
Ringwood, United Kingdom29 contributions27 helpful votes
We attended the New Years Eve celebrations and thoroughly enjoyed the evening / early hours. The four course meal was delicious. Music, disco and dancing was truly wonderful, everyone joined in. It was a wonderful atmosphere throughout. Staff worked so well to provide a discreet service.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: We love Lord Bute. Sunday Lunch is an occasion. If you are attending Sunday Lunch, ensure you...
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£150 - £162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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United KingdomEnglandDorsetChristchurch
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lord Bute Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Lord Bute Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Highcliffe Beach (0.4 miles), Highcliffe Castle (0.2 miles), and Steamer Point Nature Reserve (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lord Bute Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Lord Bute Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Lord Bute Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lord Bute Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bistro My Way, Lord Bute Restaurant, and The Globe Inn.
Is Lord Bute Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the centre of Christchurch.
Are there any historical sites close to Lord Bute Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Christchurch Priory (3.0 miles), Highcliffe Castle (0.2 miles), and Red House Museum & Gardens (2.9 miles).
Is Lord Bute Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.