A very enjoyable stay. Wonderful location, lovely house and grounds (helped by the first sunny weekend for months), excellent food, and above all unfailingly charming, friendly and helpful staff.
Particular highlights were the afternoon tea which was superb and the very comfy beds. We stayed in an exec room in the extension which lacked the character of the main house but was spacious, spotless and very comfortable. Dinner on both nights (Hampshire menu in Armada restaurant) was very good.
I was intrigued as to how breakfast would be as a number of reviewers had marked them down relative to rest of their stay. Our breakfast on Saturday was as good as I've had anywhere, terrific selection, excellently cooked. Very different on Sunday, perhaps because of the large wedding the previous afternoon. Buffet was not restocked despite prompting from a succession of guests, wrong drinks brought, cooked breakfast took 30+ mins to arrive (45 mins apparently for table next to us) and was a mixture of undercooked eggs, dry bacon, burnt muffins etc. Staff were doing their best and charming as ever but completely understaffed which is not acceptable at these prices.
We had such a lovely time otherwise, and were in no hurry, so happy to let it go and focus on what was otherwise a wonderful weekend. We'd definitely come again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Like a magical secret, Rhinefield House is located deep within the New Forest National Park. Step inside and the aura of magic simply deepens - and nowhere more spectacularly than in the Alhambra Room, bedecked in glittering jewels. With beautiful surroundings and a blend of Tudor and Gothic architecture, Rhinefield is the most perfect fairytale wedding venue. It is also the ideal setting for an indulgent break and an inspiring conference venue for meetings, team building or product launches. Downtime means the chance to take in the great outdoors we have on our doorstep, whether its pony trekking, long walks in the forest or a day trip to the sea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rhinefield House Hotel Brockenhurst, New Forest National Park Hampshire
- Rhinefield Hotel Brockenhurst