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.
All 5 Highcliffe B&Bs / inns

The Rothesay Hotel

4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   175 Lymington Rd, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 4JS, England
Hotel amenities
The Rothesay Hotel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Save Saved
You added The Rothesay Hotel to your Saves list
Ranked #4 of 5 Highcliffe B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
david s
Write a Review

158 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (26)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Elegant hotel, friendly welcome with tea and cake, lovely room with 4 poster bed, spotlessly clean, an excellent breakfast and a great location. An oasis of calm, great value and would certainly stay again. The Smiths of Charente, France

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ideal location and lovely rooms. Great family run guesthouse. If you want to swim go to the beach as the indoor pool is only available at certain times due to the swimming lessons. Would definitely return.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of 9 people who stayed for a wedding party. 6 adults and 3 children. Although they boast about an indoor heated swimming pool it is largely used by local residents and swimming clubs. Guests have to book a time slot of 1 hour to use the pool when it is available. We could not use it... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Newbury, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely friendly welcome by the daughter, was shown our room and offered drinks and cake. Room is beautifully decorated and clean. Had use of the pool and all facilities. Breakfast was plentiful and enough choice for all needs. Would definitely return here.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have stayed at the Rothesay for 8 weeks, whilst working away from home. Having stayed in a number of different rooms, I've experienced the hotel from a number of different perspectives. The owners are friendly and helpful, the facilities fine. Rooms are comfortable and recently refurbished. Only minor complaint is that WiFi doesn't work, unless you are in one... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights for a wedding in Christchurch. clearly undergone much renovation which is nicely done. Booked 3 rooms all of which were very well equipped and clean. Hosts were very pleasant. Location is ideal for Highcliffe Castle (5mins walk) and lovely beach (10mins). Would I stay again?....Absolutely.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Stayed for 3 nights at the Rothesay Hotel, we had a fantastic stay from start to finish. As a family run business they do an excellent job, always have a Hello and a smile. On our arrival we sat out in the lovely garden area with a very welcome pot of tea and scrummy cake. The breakfasts were superb with... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We stayed here for one night as we had a wedding in Christchurch. The room was lovely it was clean tidy and very well presented. The owner was very helpful and welcoming. we had a good nights sleep and enjoyed our stay. My only criticism is that the breakfast was not the greatest. but was more than enough to start... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
49 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is a pleasant B and B which is gradually undergoing updating by the owners. Areas that have been updated have been done well. We had a large room with a four poster bed. The room is OK but would benefit from some remodelling to do justice to what could be a lovely room. Tea and cake served in the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nuneaton, England, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We have just returned from a 3 night stay at the Rothesay and can say without a doubt its one of the best places to stay in Highcliffe/Christchurch. Michael/ Dee went out of their way to ensure our stay was perfect. Could not fault the place one bit 15 lovely well presented/modern rooms with all the facilities you need.spotlessly clean... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to The Rothesay Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Rothesay Hotel

Address: 175 Lymington Rd, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 4JS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Christchurch > Highcliffe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Rothesay Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Booking.com and Odigeo so you can book your The Rothesay Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Rothesay Hotel Highcliffe, Dorset

15 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (9)
Hotel & grounds (1)
View from room (1)
Room/suite (2)
Pool/beach area (1)
Other (4)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (7)
Room/suite (3)
Pool/beach area (1)
Hotel & grounds (2)
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay