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Rhinefield House Hotel
Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Brockenhurst
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“Fab Getaway for the Weekend”
Reviewed 22 November 2012

My wife and I got married at Rhinefield nearly 15 years ago and then spent our first anniversary there but have not been back until last weekend. It's changed a lot in that time and mostly for the better. We had a beautiful room in the main house which was opulently furnished with every facility and the most amazing bathroom I've seen for a while. The general feel of the hotel was a bit more "special" than 15 years ago - it feels at though it has moved a little more up-market. Dinner in the restaurant was stunning - not only great quality food but very attentive service. There was quite a large wedding going on that night and we were worried about the noise from the music but it's fair to say this grand old building also seems to be very well insulated and it wasn't an issue. I would highly recommend to anyone considering it.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Munro suite which was lovely
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Mark D, General Manager at Rhinefield House Hotel, responded to this review, 24 November 2012
Dear Guest
Congratulations on your recent 15th Wedding Anniversary and I was glad that you chose to return to the Forest and to Rhinefield. I will pass your comments on to the whole team who constantly work hard to deliver that attentive service.
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Reviewed 21 November 2012

We stayed here for my birthday at the start of November and had a fabulous 2 night stay. As soon as we arrived we received a warm welcome from Reception (even wishing me Happy Birthday) and our bags were carried to our room for us. We opted for an Executive room and it had lovely views of the grounds, tv in bathroom, queen size bed, selection of refreshments etc. They also did a turndown service - it was a real treat. We had breakfast in bed on both days to enjoy the break and it was plentiful and on time. The building itself and surrounding grounds were stunning with an abundance on wildlife on your doorstep. All in all it was a lovely stay and we will definately return and recommend to friends.

Room Tip: Worth paying a little extra for an Executive room.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Mark D, General Manager at Rhinefield House Hotel, responded to this review, 24 November 2012
Dear Sarah
Thank you for your recent posting on Trip Advisor and I am glad you enjoyed your Birthday with us and I cant agree more about the beauty of the House and the grounds they certainly are breathtaking.
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Reviewed 19 November 2012

The driveway from the road to Rhinefield House is about half a mile long. That should give you an idea of the kind of grandiose place the Rhinefield is! The first impressions are great- welcoming front of house, communal wellies for you to use to explore the magnificent New Forest surroundings. The hotel itself is huge, and like the hedge in the garden, maze like. Big, generous rooms with great quality bedding and decor really add to the stay. I didn't eat at the restaurant besides breakfast which is served in a homely, bright old dining room.

Whilst you may be tempted to stay in the hotel, put your wellies on and take a walk- you'll be delighted with the New Forest greens and browns, and probably see a fair few wild horses, deer and maybe some pigs! And when you return, you walk up the long drive to the hotel and know that the countryside and hotel are the perfect compliment for each other.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Mark D, General Manager at Rhinefield House Hotel, responded to this review, 24 November 2012
Dear Guest
Thank you for your recent posting, and thank you for the advice to our future guests to take to the Forest. It is amazing at this time of year with the colours and the lighting and you never know what you might find!!
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 November 2012

We absolutely loved this hotel. Stylish, modern, clean and luxurious. The room was perfect, food in the restaurant was out of this world and the surroundings amazing. Breakfast was also good. We went for a romantic break and although expensive, it is worth every penny. Couldn't ask for more.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Mark D, General Manager at Rhinefield House Hotel, responded to this review, 16 November 2012
Thank you so much for your fantastic review and we truly hope to see you again in the Forest.
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Reviewed 12 November 2012

The first thing that strikes you on the drive up to the hotel is what an absolutely beautiful building, its location really could not be any better, it is set right in the middle of the forest and as you approach the hotel you have all the ponies walking around you - simply breathtaking!
When we went to check in we were told our room wasn't quite ready but Mitchell on reception did everything possible to ensure this was rectified quickly and in the meamtime let us change our clothes in another room so that we could go out on our bikes.
Whilst we found all the staff at the hotel extremely friendly and helpful I do feel Mitchell deserves a special mention as he really did seem to go out of his way for us and made our stay even more special. As the hotel restaurant was full for dinner that evening he was only too happy to arrange a meal for us elsewhere, several places were booked but he recommended a lovely french restaurant for us and we had an amazing meal there.
Our room was lovely, very spacious, bright and clean and my other half loved the size of the TV! We had afternoon tea in the bar area which was delicious. My only slight gripe was the price of the drinks, whilst I appreciate when you stay in a 4* Hotel you pay more than the market rate I felt £9 odd for a white wine spritzer was just too much. I would have drank far more if the prices had been more reasonable!
The only other slight problem was my breakfast (scrambled egg) was cold and I had to send it back to be re-done, but the staff were very apologetic and the next lot a received was delicious.
Unfortunately we did not have time to use the leisure facilities so we cannot comment on that but all in all I would definitely recommend the hotel and hopefully we will be able to go back there one day for a longer stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Mark D, General Manager at Rhinefield House Hotel, responded to this review, 16 November 2012
Dear Guest
Thank you for your recent posting on Trip Advisor and I can only agree that our location is stunning. I will pass on your praise to Mitch and again I agree he is a credit to the Hotel. I have taken on board your other constructive comments and will discuss these with the team.
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England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 November 2012

Came here on a works do. Brilliant location in the middle of its own grounds. Water features in old stone surrounds everywhere. Very ambient. The house looks very ancient but was built around 1880. Magnificent inside and out and retainnig old world charm. Rooms were delightful. Large, modern, tastefully decorated, spotlessly clean, everything you needed on hand and very quiet. HUGE bed which was very comfortable. Lashings of high pressure hot water at all times. Beautiful enormous luxury towels.I liked the room decor. Tastful, muted colours, very restful.
Some suggestions however:
Finding your way around inside short of a sat nav is challenging. Maybe a plan of rooms etc given either to guests or pinned up in strategic places could help!
The Pool ( once you find it) was very dimly lit and although clean, warm etc needed to be better lit as there is no natural light getting in.
The web site is lacking quite a bit of information. Your directions page doesnt have the sat nav combination or even the post code on it
Although it mentions the Spa it doesnt say its facilities ( Gym and Pool, Sauna, Hot tub etc) were free to hotel guests. Maybe everyone else takes that as read- but its not always the case in all hotels so it would be good to know that up front.
The web site doesnt even memtion the hotel WiFi connection which it clearly had but it would be good to get confirmation of that up front and that its free etc.
Found you hired bikes- so why not say that on your web site?
Walking maps available at the hotel ( a print out) were not good. The only short suggested walk was to go along the road!! Maybe some print outs of the locality from the OS maps in large scale would be good which then shows lots of lovely off road walking paths.
Food was lovely, well served, good selection, nice wines. Breakfast laid out in the amazing Al Hambra room ( a bot of Granada home from home) was very good serving a slection of cold and hot courses. Again very helpful staff. I had a thoroughaly enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Mark D, General Manager at Rhinefield House Hotel, responded to this review, 16 November 2012
Julia
Thank you for your recent posting on Trip Advisor and I was very glad to read you had enjoyed your stay. I would also like to thank you for your very constructive comments and I will be discussing them at our next team meeting.
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 November 2012

We stayed for two nights to celebrate my wife's birthday. The location of this hotel is stunning. We stayed in a beautiful room overlooking the gardens. On arrival the staff on reception were polite and courteous. We had booked a dining package and the quality of the food from the table d'hote menu on both nights was very good. However, on the second evening we were in the restaurant for just under two hours and the same piece of music just played over and over again. It was Shostakovic's The Gadfly - and whilst it is a beautiful piece of music, by the 15th time it is rather irritating. Why it is necessary to have any music at all in a dining room as atmospheric as this one beats me! About half way through our dinner the waiting staff decided to start laying up the empty tables for breakfast which was most unwelcome. They did stop when we asked them to but why do it in the first place?
The hotel is clearly aimed at the wedding market, which to be fair is made clear on the website. The layout of the hotel is clearly laid out to facilitate this.

Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Mark D, General Manager at Rhinefield House Hotel, responded to this review, 16 November 2012
Dear Guest
Thank you for your recent posting on Trip Advisor and I was glad to read you had enjoyed your stay with us. I will most certainly invest in some new music and talk to the restaurant team about their over zealous table laying.
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Property: Rhinefield House Hotel
Address: Rhinefield Road, New Forest, Brockenhurst SO42 7QB, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > New Forest > Brockenhurst
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Brockenhurst
#3 Romantic Hotel in Brockenhurst
#4 Spa Hotel in Brockenhurst
#4 Luxury Hotel in Brockenhurst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Rhinefield House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Like a magical secret, Rhinefield House is located deep within the New Forest National Park. Step inside and the aura of magic simply deepens - and nowhere more spectacularly than in the Alhambra Room, bedecked in glittering jewels. With beautiful surroundings and a blend of Tudor and Gothic architecture, Rhinefield is the most perfect fairytale wedding venue. It is also the ideal setting for an indulgent break and an inspiring conference venue for meetings, team building or product launches. Downtime means the chance to take in the great outdoors we have on our doorstep, whether its pony trekking, long walks in the forest or a day trip to the sea. ... more   less 
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