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Rufus House
Ranked #4 of 23 Lyndhurst B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Beaminster, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great weekend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

My wife and I had a very good stay, the hotel is very clean well furnished with character and breakfast excellent although we did not realise that non meal option on booking.com mean't breakfast not included. We had a great indian at the Curry Leaf which is a short walk away but don't over order as the portions are generous

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Harwich
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

We have just returned from a short break in Hampshire and stayed at the Rufus House Hotel. On arrival we were immediately made to feel very welcome. The Hotel is very clean and well furnished and offers a wonderful choice of breakfast which was cooked fresh to order. Our hosts were always available and ready to help if needed. We had access to our room at all times which was very comfortable, warm and extremely well appointed. We are already planning another trip and this time taking our son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter as the location is perfect as it is just a short walk to the town and an even shorter walk to the National Park.

We would definitely recommend the Rufus House Hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

My partner and I have visited The New Forest several times, and absolutely love it there! We have stayed at Rufus once before about a year ago, and found it to be very nice. The room we had previously was a smaller one, and found it very pleasant and clean.

This time round we went for a deluxe double room, which had a nice little ensuite. The shower was great, very hot and powerful. Bathroom very clean. The bed was super comfortable, with squishy pillows! We were by the main road at the front of the house, which we didn't mind at all-the noise from cars is so minimal you barely notice it to be honest. And my partner and I are used to road traffic as we live by a roundabout, so this was very quiet.

It is so close to the horses that gather on the hill opposite and nice and easy to get to Lyndhurst also. We found the staff to be very friendly and lovely, asking us how our days were going and if they could be of service in any way to us. My fiance forgot his i-pod charger and the male manager kindly left his on the reception desk each night for my fiance to borrow :) We found this a very nice touch.

We will definitely be back again to Rufus House-as the owners are really nice, we enjoyed our room and the breakfast was yummy too-with quite a variety of food to choose from.

Thank you to Ernesto and Etsuko for looking after Joe and I :)

Angie.

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Sussex, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

We had a walking holiday in the area and spent three nights here. The four-poster suite was immaculate (recently decorated), comfortable and warm, which was a real bonus after a day's walking in a freezing wind. The A35 is a busy road but the traffic noise wasn't a problem. Our hosts couldn't have been more friendly and attentive and nothing was too much trouble. One of us has specific dietary requirements and Ernesto went out to get a gluten-free loaf at short notice. The breakfast is made to order and is excellent. We would recommend Rufus House to anyone without hesitation.

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Westbury, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

We had a great stay, the hosts are friendly, welcoming and helpful. Very clean and well appointed rooms. Lovely location, easy access to town, walks and restaurants. Breakfast was fantastic, cooked fresh to order! Would not hesiate to stay again.

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Rufus House has a relaxed atmosphere with really friendly hosts. Our room was bright and airy and kept really clean. It is set in a lovely location, with access to the local countryside and within walking distance of some excellent restaurants.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

Stayed for 3 nights in the Easter break, can't think of any real negatives, comfortable beds, clean room and tasty breakfasts. Owners warm and very welcomimg.Would recommend getting a room at the rear as it maybe bit quieter away from the main road.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Rufus House
Address: Rufus House Southampton Road, Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park Hampshire SO43 7BQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > New Forest National Park Hampshire > Lyndhurst
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Lyndhurst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Rufus House 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With acres of exceptional woodland and open heaths as our front garden, Rufus House is the perfect location to explore the New Forest and surrounding areas of natural beauty all year around. Enjoy a relaxing break in peaceful surroundings overlooking views of the forest, ponies, cattle, donkeys. A grand Victorian house ideally located in the cent re of the New Forest. Many good restaurants and pubs are all walking distance from Rufus House. ... more   less 
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Rufus House Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park Hampshire

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