Ratings based on 126 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Dorset
Birthday suprisePosted Oct 18, 2014
Booked a room for my husbands 40th birthday as a suprise. The hotel staff were amazing and went out of their way to help make the day special including writing 'happy 40th birthday' on his dessert plate. All in all the best, quality time spent in a long time. Thank you Rhinefield House.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Cobourg Ontario Canada
Rhinefield House Good but Needs some workPosted Sep 23, 2014
Pros: The staff, excellent. The suite we were upgraded to.
Cons: The atmosphere of the entrance. It seemed ackward. The atmosphere of the bar, seemed kind of tired.
Location: Stunning gardens on property. Beaulieu Estate and Motor Museum a must see.
I booked this hotel from Canada. I was spending one night there to celebrate my 60th birthday. I wanted the oldie worldy feel with some luxury. There is a newer wing to this hotel and, from what I could see, almost all the rooms are located there. The historic part of the hotel was timeshares. The indoor pool was REALLY small and not very inviting. On our visit the restaurant and bar were almost deserted. After being show to our room, which was very modern, nice and clean but not all all what I expected, I called the front desk and explained why I had booked this hotel. I have to say that the girl on the front desk was VERY professional and accommodating and actually had us moved to a beautiful suite in the historic part of the hotel. All of the staff were very good and well trained and they made our stay memorable.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Sheffield UK
Tranquil, friendly but just a bit quirky....Posted Sep 21, 2014
Pros: Great setting; friendly staff; amazing building; good room, and an epic spot for a quiet break.
Cons: Food quality and VFM - iffy ; no draft beer in bar; no external lighting!! Internal signposting poor. Really listen to what clients are saying
Location: Deep in the New Forest, in easy reach of the coast, the Forest & Beaulieu. Fabulous for walking and cycling breaks, chilling, listening and watching.
We wanted a three night break IN the New Forest, [rather than close to the NF] to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and chose Rhinefield House for that reason. In so many respects it was a perfect choice, but there are aspects of Rhinefield that let it down, and some that are frankly inexcusable for a four star hotel where aspirations [ and prices] are pretty high. The setting, grounds and hotel building are magnificent; the staff are friendly and attentive, and our Executive Double room was clean and well appointed - the bathroom had extremely good fittings and the shower was excellent. Dining and drinking in the hotel are expensive, and the quality of the food is questionable - the fine dining restaurant was of an acceptable standard but lacked ambiance. The Grill Room is over lit and failed to thrill - a plate of pasta discs with a simple tomato and sausage sauce was served as an inedible cloying, sticky mess - and this from a kitchen with an Italian chef!- Not good. Our surprise and dismay was that the hotel doesn't seem to 'use' what it has - splendid grounds and astonishing features remain covered by darkness or obscured by drapes. There is NO external lighting, which is frankly dangerous and a crying shame. Rhinefield is geographically cut off and seems in a world of its own - if that's what you want [as we did] it's great. However, in these circumstances, and at their prices, attention to detail becomes really important,and Rhinefield just isn't quite there yet.
for Familiesby A verified traveler from London
Mid-week breakPosted Aug 8, 2014
Pros: High standard, pleasant, polite and professional staff, good food, privacy, relaxed environment, location in New Forest, classical architecture.
Cons: Entertainment system in room (TV and DVD) and wi-fi internet need upgrading. Be aware that mobile telephone reception is poor throughout hotel!
Location: Brilliant location in the heart of New Forest. Plenty of activities available locally including cycling and horse riding. Good base for coast.
We have stayed at Rhinefield House on many occasions over the years and have always been very satisfied with the whole experience. The rooms are comfortable and a good size, quiet and private. The food is excellent and the breakfast is worth taking as it serves both a continental and full English (with a vegetarian option). The rooms are a little expensive but you pay for the splendid environment right in the centre of the New Forest. Highly recommended if you want a relaxed and peaceful stay. Due to its remoteness you will need a car to get the most from its surroundings, and be aware the mobile phone reception is poor throughout the hotel (and in the forest) - so you will be isolated. Unfortunately the wi-fi provision was poor during our stay so we were really disconnected. This is a great place for families, though most guests seemed to be older couples. A gentile pace is appropriate to absorb the ambience of the tea rooms, grand house, landscaped gardens, pond and extensive grounds. We have never been disappointed and will return.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Rhinefield RevisitedPosted Jul 29, 2014
Pros: The setting is superb and the staff attentive but discreet.
Cons: Nothing really.
Location: We had a wonderful day at Beaulieu and a lovely dinner The Oak, Pinkney Lane, Bank, Lyndhurst.
I stayed at Rhinefield about 15 years ago and returned in July 2014 with my partner hoping for a special break. I wasn't disappointed and neither was my partner. Nothing much had changed and that was a very good thing! From the sweeping drive through the forest to tea beside the ornamental pool and a superb dinner in The Armada restaurant, everything met our expectations. We made no use of the spa becauseI forgot it was there. We'll save that for next time...
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Swindon
Romantic weekend for twoPosted Jul 29, 2014
Beautiful setting, excellent Wedding venue. Great location for walking in the New Forest
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Hampshire
Great hotel- poor bathroom condition.....Posted Jul 28, 2014
Pros: The grounds and friendly staff, room (apart from bathroom).
Cons: Bathroom maintenance and general maintenance of the hotel
Location: Great pub called The Pig in Brockenhurst. Bournemouth near by - the New Forest on the door step!
Lovely hotel and grounds with friendly staff and good facilities generally. The pool was unfortunately murky.. but warm (not sure that is a good thing!). The room was very clean and very comfortable.... However, the bathroom in our room was definitely not 4 or 5 star. The shower was very weak and the sink had a large crack running through it (which had clearly been there for quite some time). I have had better showers in a travel lodge and was disappointed as the rest of the hotel was excellent and love the grounds! I did report the sink upon leaving and was told they would raise a maintenance log (although when cleaning the room it should have been picked up). I expected better for the cost per night but the rest of the hotel was fantastic. Hopefully this was just a one off?
Recommendedby Nicola from Los Angeles
Still a great place for a New Forest stayPosted Jun 29, 2014 on Hotels.com
I last stayed at Rhinefield House Hotel about 10 years ago and so booked it again for this trip. Almost everything was great; attentive service, nice dinner (in the grill as the nicer Alameda restaurant was fully booked - but that was our fault as we didn't make a reservation ahead of time), great breakfast (no powdered egg here!). The only slight niggle was that the air conditioning wasn't working in one of the rooms we had. It's a shame we only had one night here, but I'll definitely be back again next time we visit England.
Left wanting a lot morePosted Jun 25, 2014 on Hotels.com
Hotel is really in need of a good refurb. Room was small and scruffy. Lovely area of the world though and the architecture was interesting but not enough to warrant the stay.
for Everyoneby jason from m
Wonderful getawayPosted Jun 23, 2014
Lovely location, remote and secluded but such a beautiful building. Staff are very accommodating. Highly recommend this as a retreat to relax and unwind