Built in the 1830s as a gentleman's residence, this grade II listed building has recently been renovated to reveal an exceptionally sophisticated and relaxing venue for all seasons. It is the ideal getaway for families or couples searching for points of interest or peace and quiet. Along with many of the bedrooms, the restaurant and public areas offer magnificent views over the outstanding beauty of the harbour towards Hengistbury Head; the ideal location for a relaxing 'sundowner' drink on the terrace, the perfect afternoon tea, or a lunchtime grill. The establishment comprises a total of 64 guest rooms spread over 3 storeys. Guests are welcomed into a lobby with a 24-hour check-out service, a hotel safe and a cloakroom. Other on-site facilities include lift access, a TV lounge, a bar, conference facilities and Internet access. Fees apply for the room and laundry services. Guests arriving by car can leave their vehicle in the nearby car park.
Located in a tranquil harbour-side retreat, this family-friendly hotel offers spectacular views across Mudeford Quay in Dorset. It lies close to the magnificent Dorset World Heritage Coast and the tranquil New Forest National Park, and the beautiful historic market town of Christchurch is 10 minutes away by car. Christchurch train station is approximately 3 km away and Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) and Bournemouth town centre are just 10 minutes away from Christchurch. Guests will find restaurants and pubs in the hotel's immediate vicinity, whilst attractions such as Exbury Gardens, Alice in Wonderland, Beaulieu Motor Museum, Hengistbury Head and the River Avon can all be reached in less than an hour by car. Bournemouth International Airport is approximately 20 minutes away, whilst Southampton Airport is approximately 45 minutes from the hotel.
The bedrooms each include a private bathroom with shower/bath, which has been designed for absolute comfort. In-room facilities include a hairdryer, king-size beds, a direct dial telephone, satellite/cable TV, a radio, Internet access, a safe, a fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, an ironing set and central heating. Many of the rooms offer stunning panoramic views overlooking Christchurch Harbour, the Isle of Wight, Mudeford Quay and Hengistbury Head (subject to availability).
There is a 14-metre-long indoor swimming pool on site, as well as a hydrotherapy pool, a sauna of the senses, a crystal steam room, a salt grotto, loungers by the pool, a four senses lounger, a state-of-the-art gym, 5 treatment rooms, and a rest and refresh area. Guests wishing to play a round of golf can visit Barton-on-Sea golf course, which is a 10-minute drive from the hotel. Other activities available for a fee include windsurfing, sailing and horse riding. Fees apply to the spa treatments. The nearby beaches are sandy and pebbly.
The Harbour Restaurant and terrace offers a choice of dining experiences, now even closer to the water's edge. The new executive head chef has created new yet traditional menus with a modern twist. His menus reflect the changing seasons, and use only the best produce from local suppliers, selected personally based on their quality.
The following credit cards are accepted as methods of payment: MasterCard and VISA. Maestro, VISA Electron, Switch and Solo are also accepted as methods of payment.
By car from Bournemouth Airport: Turn left. Bear right. Turn left onto Parley Lane B3073. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Christchurch Road B3073. Continue onto the B3073. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Hurn Road B3073. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Fairmile Road B3073. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Fairmile Road B3073. Continue onto the B3073. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Fountain Way A35. Bear left onto Christchurch Bypass A35. At the roundabout, take the third exit onto Purwell Cross Road B3059. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Somerford Road B3059. Turn right onto Sandown Road. Continue onto Mudeford Lane. Turn right onto Mudeford and arrive at the hotel.
Should guests wish to dine at either the Harbour Restaurant or Rhodes South, please ensure a table reservation is made prior to arrival to avoid disappointment. Should spa treatments be required, please ensure these are booked prior to arrival.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV
Iron and board
King size bed