We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Lost its Soul”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Fisherman's Haunt Hotel
Ranked #9 of 11 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Ascot, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
“Lost its Soul”
Reviewed 23 December 2005

We first stayed at the Fisherman's Haunt 21 years ago for our honeymoon a few days before Xmas. In subsequent years, we regularly returned for Xmas or New Year breaks and the odd summer holiday and always found the same high levels of service, comfort and a great atmosphere. The same friendly staff were always there and always remembered us.
Sadly about 3-4 years ago we visited as usual just before Xmas and found the atmosphere changed - none of the old staff remained; the accommodation was looking tatty and the bar and restaurant had been combined into one 'go and order it yourself' area. We hoped it was just a one-off and stayed away for a while. However we again visited recently and were very sad to see that nothing had improved. Although the service was quick and friendly, the brightly -lit 'restaurant' had no atmosphere at all and we noticed that only 2 tables were laid for breakfast, whereas in past years the hotel was always very busy. We wonder if other regulars are as disappointed as us in what has happened to the Fisherman's Haunt; it is so sad that it appears to have 'lost its soul'. This is not a criticism of the current management and staff who were all friendly and busy, but perhaps a plea to the brewery that now appears to be the owner to restore the charm and comfort that will no doubt attract more guests through the doors. I doubt that we'll visit again, which is very sad.

  • Stayed December 2005
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
11 Thank tot2006
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

382 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (57)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Christchurch
2.1 mi away
The Kings Arms
The Kings Arms
#3 of 11 in Christchurch
747 reviews
2.4 mi away
Captain's Club Hotel
Captain's Club Hotel
#4 of 11 in Christchurch
718 reviews
2.0 mi away
Travelodge Christchurch
Travelodge Christchurch
#7 of 11 in Christchurch
369 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.2 mi away
Lord Bute Hotel
Lord Bute Hotel
#2 of 11 in Christchurch
395 reviews
3.4 mi away
Eastclose Country House Hotel
5.5 mi away
Burley Manor
Burley Manor
#1 of 2 in Burley
366 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Fisherman's Haunt Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Fisherman's Haunt Hotel

Property: Fisherman's Haunt Hotel
Address: Salisbury Road | Winkton, Christchurch BH23 7AS, England
Phone Number:
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Christchurch
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
#7 Family Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Fisherman's Haunt Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Odigeo, Hotels.com and Agoda so you can book your Fisherman's Haunt Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Fisherman's Haunt Hotel Christchurch, Dorset

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing