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.