We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Rufus House

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Rufus House
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

379 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 373: English reviews
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place smelled of damp in reception, the bedroom was tiny, but in photos looks twice the size. The net curtains to the downstairs front of the place were odd matching and off colour. The whole building interior is tired looking and needs a good make over. I took my wife there for a surprise and i was very disappointed...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank bill s
London, UK
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We spend a lot of time travelling, and the New Forest is one of our favourites. We also spend a lot of time in b & bs. This is perhaps the best we've come across. The situation is perfect - a short walk from Lyndhurst - or the ponies across the road, you choose. The Edwardian house retains Edwardian decor...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Drayton36
wales
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Thank you for a lovely friendly welcome Ernesto 😄. We enjoyed our 3 night break and if we visit Lyndhurst again, will stay at the Rufus House. For people reading this review, if you like peace and quiet book a rear bedroom. Breakfast was cooked perfectly no complaints whatsoever.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank megsWales
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stayed here before, enjoyed it so much that we came back when we visited the New Forest and guess what ............... It was better than before !! Great welcome, really clean room, superb breakfast and best of all ?? Ernesto and Etsuko are so helpful with any information required from which pub/restaurant to use to which route is a great...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Deuce-n-in
Broadstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Lovely guest house just 2 minutes walk from centre of Lyndhurst and opposite, across the road is the open New Forest, complete with its ponies, cows and donkeys. It is on the main A35 and we had a ground floor front en suite bedroom, you can hear the traffic, but we didn't find the road noise too bad and we...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank sue c
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Fantastic accommodation 2 minute walk from Lyndhurst. Friendly welcome and great setting, loved our stay. Clean and comfortable room and parking of road. Great location to tour the New Forest and surrounding area.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank jamesthebarberjarvis
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights whilst we explored the New Forest, good location and within a minutes walk to the village of lydenhurst. Our booking was a little last minute so we ended up with a small twin room, on the top floor with two small single beds. Room was cosy, headroom not great, and reasonably well equipped, perhaps a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Chalkiebennett
malaysia
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We stayed here last week to celebrate my husbands 60th birthday. The owners were amazingly friendly and so helpful. The room we had was at the back of the hotel and was very peaceful and light and spotlessly clean. Breakfast was very good and freshly cooked to order.the location is superb for all parts of the New Forest. We would...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank caroletucker
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Yet another superb stay at the Rufus in Lyndhurst as guests of Ernesto and Etsuko. We were so fortunate to stumble across this excellent b&b of such character a few years ago in a convenient place for all the many attractions of "the Capital of the Forest". Our favourite restaurant, La Pergola, is almost next door! Breakfast, featuring tasty Forest...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Scot562016
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 July 2016

What a delightful little hotel! It is a Victorian house with its own little quirks. Etsuko and Eduardo could not have been nicer or more helpful. When I reported a blown lightbulb in my room they were on it in an instant. The top floor of the turret is a lovely little lounge. I was there in high summer, but...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sarah L

33 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (33)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (9)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
View from Room (5)
Viewed
Other (12)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Lyndhurst
1.4 km away
The Crown Manor House Hotel
0.7 km away
Ormonde House Hotel
Ormonde House Hotel
#3 of 8 in Lyndhurst
423 reviews
1.7 km away
Lime Wood Hotel
Lime Wood Hotel
#2 of 8 in Lyndhurst
1,178 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
6.7 km away
Cottage Lodge Hotel
Cottage Lodge Hotel
#1 of 11 in Brockenhurst
966 reviews
1.4 km away
Forest Lodge Hotel
Forest Lodge Hotel
#4 of 8 in Lyndhurst
740 reviews
4.7 km away
The Beaulieu Hotel
The Beaulieu Hotel
#2 of 3 in Beaulieu
714 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
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 

Additional Information about Rufus House

Address: Rufus House Southampton Road, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7BQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > New Forest > Lyndhurst
Price Range: $98 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rufus House 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline and Agoda so you can book your Rufus House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Rufus House Hotel Lyndhurst
Rufus House Lyndhurst, UK - New Forest
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Rufus House staff and other travellers.
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Rufus House staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Don't know”
 of 5 bubbles billsF2448VQ, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rear rooms will be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles caroletucker, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms we saw looked lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles catloverSotogrande, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The room at the back of the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles shawreenp, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with Four poster beds very spacious”
 of 5 bubbles 816jennyw, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
5 of 5