Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa, Christchurch, Dorset
An upmarket hotel on Christchurch Harbour with expansive sea views and a well-equipped spa with indoor pool, sauna, steam room, salt room and treatments. Close to the beach, town centre and the New Forest, this is one for the whole family.
Rooms available from £148.50 per night
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The hotel has a stunning backdrop of Christchurch Harbour and Mudeford Spit. Enjoy a beach day at Mudeford Sandbank, with its golden sand and colourful beach huts.
Bournemouth Airport is 15 minutes drive away. A short drive will take you to the New Forest for fabulous walks, scenery and wildlife.
By car: around 3 hours from London, 2 hours 30 minutes from Bristol and 4 hours from Birmingham. Free on-site parking available.
By train: London to Christchurch takes around 2 hours, after which, it's a 10-minute taxi to the hotel. Book trains to Christchurch.
CHARACTER & STYLE
The white exterior screams traditional seaside hotel, but the interior has been thoroughly modernised. Calming colour schemes are brightened up by fun splashes of yellow, orange and blue. The gardens overlook the water and large windows make the most of the views.
Most guests come here for the spa - small but well-equipped, it has an indoor pool, sauna, steam room and salt room. Treatments are available. Kayaks can be hired directly from the hotel gardens, while the sun loungers overlooking the water are very appealing for relaxation.
- Swimming pool
- Wellness suite
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
Rooms vary in size and price. The cheapest are snug doubles facing inland, but splashing out on a harbour view room is worth it. All rooms come with little luxuries such as quality linen, toiletries, fluffy bathrobes and free gin and sherry.
Room types: Room, Deluxe Room, Terrace Room, Deluxe Terrace Room, Family Room, Annexe, Family Annexe
Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, bathrobes and slippers, Nespresso machine, free spa access, free Wi-Fi
FOOD & DRINK
Both restaurants have harbour views, making for memorable dining experiences. The Jetty showcases local seafood and New Forest produce; Upper Deck is more casual and has an outdoor terrace. The surf and turf is tempting - fillet steak with tiger prawns, scallops, squid, fries and béarnaise sauce.
The Jetty: award-winning restaurant. Open daily for lunch, Mon-Sat for dinner.
Upper Deck: restaurant and terrace, British cuisine and afternoon tea. All-day menu, open daily.
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