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The Master Builder's House Hotel
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Beaulieu
Milborne Saint Andrew, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Christmas Break 2013”
Reviewed 28 December 2013

Stayed three nights in this charming hotel. All the staff made us VERY welcome and were very attentive and the smallest of detail was never overlooked by them .Delicious food, great room, well equipped very clean and comfortable open fires in the lounge and pub. Great location for walks along the Beaulie River bank or explore the wooded trail and discover what timbers were used in the building of our ancient warships. Extra touches: the dog had his own bed complete with cream blanket with satin bound trim. Santa paid us a visit on Christmas morning and left a stocking hanging on our bedroom door full of goodies. We have booked for next year, several guests were staying over Christmas having booked after their stay for Christmas 2012.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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CliveWatts1, General Manager at The Master Builder's House Hotel, responded to this review, 3 January 2014
It is so nice to see so many of our guests booking for the Christmas Break year after year and thank you for your lovely review.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

A drop-in night here turned out to be a lot of fun. This historic yet almost resort style hotel gives you a reasonably comfortable night with a bit of atmosphere. The complex runs down to the river over the old boat building area which gives it a pleasant setting. The bar area was quite cosy while we were there but I guess in summer it would be very busy. We chose to eat in the bar rather than the restaurant because there weren’t many people about but the restaurant menu looked good and breakfast was quite good. Our room was a good size with dark woodwork and a reasonable bathroom – but you have to know to turn the pump on to get hot water for the shower! The staff were pleasant and helpful – happy to give us a hand down the stairs with our gear. Close to Beaulieu and the rest of the New Forest and more affordable than the hatted Montagu Arms.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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CliveWatts1, General Manager at The Master Builder's House Hotel, responded to this review, 3 January 2014
Thank you for your nice review. From your kind words I suspect you may have wanted to award us a higher rating, but we are delighted with what you wrote, so thank you.
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 December 2013

We went for a wedding and it was lovely. The food, the decor, the staff -- all perfect. I especially loved the huge open fireplaces. So cozy in late November. The room in the new wing was very comfortable.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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CliveWatts1, General Manager at The Master Builder's House Hotel, responded to this review, 3 January 2014
Many thanks for your review and with the weather as it is right now, we feel blessed to have so many open fireplaces.
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2013

My son & now daughter in law had the wedding reception at this lovely place, on the 14/12/2013. The setting is superb, the food and service very good. Nice rooms with quaint furniture. All in all a lovely experience.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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CliveWatts1, General Manager at The Master Builder's House Hotel, responded to this review, 3 January 2014
Thank you for your nice review and I am delighted you enjoyed your time with us
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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 December 2013

We had one night at the hotel staying in the Henry Adams Wing, could not fault it the room was well equipped, clean and very comfortable, and although our room overlooked the car park it was peaceful. Breakfast was enjoyed, we both had the full english. The staff to include reception, bar, waiters and waitresses very pleasant and helpful.
I chose this Hotel as I took my partner for his 50th birthday to the National Motor Musuem and the hotel was a short distance away - perfect!

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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CliveWatts1, General Manager at The Master Builder's House Hotel, responded to this review, 3 January 2014
Thank you for your review.
We are lucky to be located so near to the Beaulieu Motor Museum.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

I have stayed at this hotel a couple of times now and can highly recommend it.Lovely setting and great rooms.
staff are very attentive and friendly, and smartly dressed. The rooms are very nice and cosy and the lounge in the bar areas are peacefull and snug,
The food is of very good quality and they have a good selection of wine and some real ales.
It is lovely in the bottom lounge with lovely views across the river where you can gather round a massive open fire and enjoy some board games and a drink or two.

Room Tip: main hotel building have the better rooms, but other rooms are still a good standard.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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CliveWatts1, General Manager at The Master Builder's House Hotel, responded to this review, 3 January 2014
Thank you for your review and we hope to welcome you back many more times in the future.
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

We spent a night here prior to departing on a cruise from Southampton. We stayed in the "Surprise" room in the Henry Adams wing (all rooms are named after ships built at Bucklers Hard during the Napoleonic era). The rooms in this wing are a little more basic than the historic rooms in the main hotel but the price of an overnight stay reflects this. Having said that our room was pleasantly decorated and the bathroom (with bath and shower) had a fantastic power shower. The staff were all friendly, particularly the South African barman (sorry didn't get your name). The breakfast was good and we would certainly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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CliveWatts1, General Manager at The Master Builder's House Hotel, responded to this review, 3 January 2014
Thank you for your review and pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. As you point out, the hotel is a great venue to stay at, pre or post cruise from Southampton
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Property: The Master Builder's House Hotel
Address: Bucklers Hard, Beaulieu, New Forest, Brockenhurst SO42 7XB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > New Forest > Brockenhurst > Beaulieu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Beaulieu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Master Builder's House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With its stunning location in the New Forest overlooking the Beaulieu River, this historic hotel at Buckler's Hard offers a relaxing stay of quirky but affordable luxury. Tuck into a pint and a snack in the Yachtsman's Bar & Gardens, or treat yourself to a sumptuous meal in the Riverside Restaurant. Most importantly, relax and enjoy every minute of your time with us. ... more   less 
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