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The Rothesay Hotel

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175 Lymington Rd, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 4JS, England
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kent
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having spent four weeks staying at the Rothesay for business purposes over the course of this year, I have found the owners to be very friendly and welcoming each time. My rooms have always been clean and well appointed with TV, sofa, four poster bed and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a fairly good choice of breakfast, cooked to order... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I stayed here for two nights. We had travelled from Norfolk to participate in the Wiggle New Forest Spring cycle Sportive. We were initially disappointed because our original choice got cancelled and we were offered The Rothesay as an alternative. We needn't have worried as the hosts Michael and Dee were exceptionally welcoming, professional and friendly. The... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On arriving at The Rothesay you will notice the dirty windows. We then were shown to our suite which had dirty cups, a broken blind. the toilet has the flush button missing and on the 2 chairs in the room had horrible stains. This is what we noticed in 20 minutes as we checked out and got a full refund... More 

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Redman2005, Owner at The Rothesay Hotel, responded to this review

Sometimes you just have to take it on the chin. The window blind was indeed broken as was the toilet flush. On the strength of these 2 points the guests asked for a refund which I happily gave them. As was pointed out to them, the room had been significantly discounted on the basis of not being 100% perfect. This... More 

Scotland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely fantastic - rooms were spotlessly clean and well appointed. Stayed in the Castle Suite, absolutely lovely. Dee and Michael go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Breakfast was a wide choice and plenty of it. Would recommend this hotel to my friends and colleagues.

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Redman2005, Owner at The Rothesay Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the trouble to review the Rothesay. I can see you have reviewed many places so your comments are even more pleasing to us as you are judging us against a wide set of experiences. We try to give that personal touch as we feel it to be so important. I am so pleased that you recognised... More 

Ashington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My partner has stayed at the Rothesay many times and I can see why she does from my very first visit. The Hotel certainly has a charm of its own with ample parking to the front, I was a bit concerned that our first floor room which overlooked the car-park and the main road would be noisy but my concerns... More 

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Redman2005, Owner at The Rothesay Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for your many positive comments. It is a pleasure to keep welcoming back your wife and even more pleasing that you wish to return. The room has since had a complete refurbishment. Absolutely everything ha been replaced, down to the light bulbs. You will be amazed at the transformation when you return. We aim... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

having booked this for our wedding guests the night of our wedding I have to say it ruined the occasion for us newly weds. Issues with with access to the pool, a games room advertised which was a pool table with no cues. Would not recommend children to stay as I didn't feel mine were made at all welcome and... More 

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Redman2005, Owner at The Rothesay Hotel, responded to this review

In my 8 years of running the Rothesay. Never have I encountered such a family. My wife is stopping me from writing what I want to. All I would say is, please read the other reviews to get an understanding as to what we are about and how we treat guests. We have genuinely made mistakes in the past and... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I only stayed here for one night but I shall definitely return. The hotel was beautiful. The area downstairs was spacious and very nicely decorated. There is a swimming pool which is a bonus and an unexpected surprise. The full English Breakfast was excellent with excellent service. Dee & Michael were excellent hosts, detail that you wouldn't of experienced in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

lovely welcome from China nice bubbly personality complimentary hot drink and home made cake on arrival.stayed in castle suite, very comfortable bed and lovely big room with windows either side , very small en suite.Lovely pool and sauna, requires you to book times you wish to use. not a problem whilst we were here, I expect if you asked you... More 

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Hayes, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A wonderful welcoming family run hotel. Nothing was too much trouble. Great breakfast both the continental and full English. Lovely décor, very tasteful. Large room with good views. The pool was great, we had it to ourselves for an hour, towels provided. Overall a very enjoyable stay, we have already booked to return later this year.

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6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Some of the rooms have been refurbished since my last visit and they put me in a very 'French' room. It was lovely and I also appreciated the large TV, so many places have a teeny tiny one! I stayed 2 nights and was very comfortable. There is a swimming pool but I haven't tried it as I never seem... More 

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