Rhinefield House Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • This 4-star Inspector's Choice hotel is home to the 2-AA-Rosette Armada Restaurant
  • The country mansion dating back to the 19th century & is set in 40 acres of landscaped gardens
  • The New Forest Wildlife Park & Otter Sanctuary, the Longdown Activity Farm & Exbury Gardens are all within a 30-minute drive
  • Extensive leisure features include swimming pools, a steam room & a fitness centre

100% (18 Member Ratings)

"Location and facilities"
Jan 27, 2016
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

Rhinefield House Hotel is a 20-minute drive from Junction 1 of the M27. Parking at the hotel is free.The closest train station is Brockenhurst which has connections to London Waterloo. The train station is a 10-minute taxi ride form the hotel.

Rooms & Rates

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The 4-star Rhinefield House Hotel is an AA Inspector's Choice property in the New Forest. This impressive mansion, which blends Tudor and Gothic architectural styles, is set in 40 acres of landscaped gardens.

Exbury Gardens, which is famous for its collection of rhododendron flowers, is a 30-minute drive away. This 200-acre woodland garden features a range of flowers, trees and shrubs; and there's a steam railway station with trains running daily. The hotel is also a 20-minute drive from both the New Forest Wildlife Park and Longdown Activity Farm.

The 2-AA-Rosette Armada Restaurant is a "Tudor-Gothic hybrid", according to The AA Restaurant Guide 2016, with opulent interiors featuring carvings by Grinling Gibbons, ceilings painted by Fragonard and a room inspired by the Alhambra Palace. Your gourmet meal can be enjoyed on the restaurant terrace if the weather allows. We like the sound of the sesame-seared tuna with wasabi mayo and spiced pineapple, and the pork and crackling with stem broccoli, wild mushroom, heritage carrot, fondant and port jus. Other amenities within the hotel include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a steam room, a fitness centre and two treatment rooms.

"Bedrooms are spacious and great consideration is given to guest comfort," says The AA. Each one features contemporary décor, a DVD player and a CD player. Some of the bedrooms are located in a modern annex and many of them offer forest views. Wi-Fi is free.

From the press:

  • "This stunning 19th-century, mock-Elizabethan mansion is set in 40 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and forest" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2016

  • "Eye-catching modern cooking" -- The AA Restaurant Guide 2016



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Cot/crib available on request, free of charge, for children aged 3 or under. This includes breakfast.
Extra bed available for children aged 4 and up to 11 years old in Executive and Suite room types only, free of charge. This includes breakfast.
Extra bed available for children aged 12 and up to 17 years old in Executive and Suite room types only: £15 per child, per night. This includes breakfast.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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100% Positive
(18 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Rhinefield House Hotel (part of Handpicked Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Historic house
Other Comments
Swimming pool tiny
Barbara Jan 28, 2016 LYME REGIS, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location and facilities
Other Comments
Service was very slow for dinner on second night, a large conference dinner was taking place and those of us who were "ordinary" resident diners were rather second took over an hour to have our starter having been seated by the waiter....and 2 and half hours for the 3 course meal. It was a shame and spoilt the evening.
Caroline Jan 27, 2016 Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The executive bedroom and the fine dining
Other Comments
Staff were very professional and welcoming
Stephen Jan 22, 2016 Poole, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Original old building and gardens were beautiful. Location stunning. Staff attentive. Delicious food.
Other Comments
Newer extension including bedrooms are tired. About ten years old and need updating or freshening up.
kimberley Jan 20, 2016 Little Horwood, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The whole place really. The room, restaurant, layout of the hotel, very pleasant and helpful staff and stunning grounds.
Other Comments
If you are looking for a relaxing few days away in a picturesque hotel with surrounding stunning scenery and forests, then I heartily recommend the Rhinefield Hotel.
Sean Jan 03, 2016 Wickdord, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The environment, the accommodation and the attention to detail from the staff.
Patricia Dec 21, 2015 Essex, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The hotel is in a beautiful setting and the quality of the hotel was excellent. Wood panelled walls, open fires and a totally relaxing environment. The staff were cheerful, welcoming and worked hard to make our stay great, they were very professional. We would definitely go back again.
Robert Dec 20, 2015 Hornchurch, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Forest setting.
Other Comments
Not good for vegetarians in the restaurants.
Bronwen Dec 16, 2015 DOVER, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff made us feel very wellcome. The health spa was truly relaxing.
Doreen Dec 12, 2015 Waltham abbey, United Kingdom

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