Captains Club Hotel

On the edge of the River Stour, the smooth metal-and-glass lines of this ‘stylish’, ‘welcoming’ bankside hotel call to mind a docked ocean liner. More

Contact details

Captains Club Hotel
Wick Ferry
Christchurch
Dorset
BH23 1HU
England
01202 475111

Hotel information

Bedrooms

29. 2 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lifts, lounge, open-plan bar, restaurant, function facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky, Freeview), civil wedding licence, terrace, spa (hydrotherapy pool, sauna, treatments).

Background music

in public areas, live pianist some evenings.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in suites, on terrace.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B from £269. Set dinner £30. Min. 1-night bookings normally refused Sat.

Good Hotel Guide Review

On the edge of the River Stour, the smooth metal-and-glass lines of this ‘stylish’, ‘welcoming’ bankside hotel call to mind a docked ocean liner. Step aboard: the interiors are ‘modern but with character’, judicious accents give colour. Don’t expect portholes in the ‘very comfortable’ bedrooms, however: each has floor-to-ceiling windows with ‘interesting’ river views. The rooms vary in size; family suites are designed for open-plan living, with separate quarters for smaller shipmates. ‘Ours had plenty of space for lounging around in.’ In the brasserie, chef Andrew Gault’s ‘unfussy’ modern menu leans towards seafood: try dishes such as fillet of sea trout, ratatouille, parsley mash potato. An all-day menu of light meals and snacks is available in the sleek bar/lounge. Take time for drinks on the riverside terrace – it’s ‘delightful when the sun shines’ – or hire the hotel’s yacht for a day’s sailing on the Solent. ‘The decking by the river seemed busy all day with visitors and lots of locals.’ Morning brings an ‘especially good’ breakfast, with ‘extensive’ choice: crushed avocado on toast; apple-sultana porridge; waffles, fresh berries, maple syrup. (LW)

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Captains Club Hotel
Wick Ferry
Christchurch
Dorset
BH23 1HU

Guest comments

'We had a super time. Great staff, accommodation and food, in a lovely setting. They did everything to make my wife’s birthday special. Great welcome. Fabulous suite. Furniture and fittings throughout of high quality. Everything was immaculate At dinner, quality and presentation of dishes was excellent. The wine waiter was knowledgeable. A pianist played all evening. Breakfast was equally good. ' - Ian Malone - December, 2012
'Modern hotel with character. Standards rooms are large; all have a delightful river view to the park on the opposite bank. Big open-plan public area, a bit noisy at busy times, opening on to large riverside terrace. Food always pleasant. ' - Peter Chadwick - July, 2011

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