Captain’s Club Hotel and Spa

Christchurch, Dorset

Chic, riverside hotel with lovely terrace for lunch in the sun – the cool bar, the smart restaurant and the big bedrooms all have the view


53 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 6


The Captain’s Club stands on the banks on the Stour, where a tiny ferry potters along the river dodging swans and ducks. In summer, you decant onto its lovely terrace and watch river life pass by. Inside, walls of glass weatherproof the view. The sprawling bar fills with light and comes with deep sofas, the daily papers and a grand piano. It’s smart, stylish and very informal, with live music at weekends. The hotel also has its own boat, so you can take to the high seas and spin over to the Isle of Wight or Brownsea Island. Back on dry land uncluttered bedrooms have river views, low-slung beds, crisp white linen, neutral colours and excellent bathrooms. None are small, some are huge with separate sitting rooms, apartments have more than one bedroom, so perfect for families and friends. There’s a spa, too, with a hydrotherapy pool, a sauna and four treatment rooms. Lovely food is on tap all day in the bar, while the mirrored restaurant ensures everyone has the view. Lobster, Dorset crab, sea bass and a good steak all wait. Christchurch is a short walk upstream. Brilliant.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
11am - Monday-Saturday, 12pm - Sunday
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends.
Bar meals all day from £6. Lunch from £15. Dinner £30-£35.


Nightly price
from £199
17 Doubles
From £199
12 Apartments for 6
From £289


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Timothy Lloyd & Robert Wilson

  • Christchurch Quay - venture only a short walk from Captain's Club to discover one of the most popular local areas of Christchurch. Surrounding parts of Christchurch Harbour, the quay stretches along the banks of the River Stour.
  • Christchurch Food Festival (2nd weekend of May every year) holds a firm spot on the community's culinary calendar. The three day event is a food lovers dream showcasing the best of local produce and chef demonstrations in the demo marquee.
  • Family Fun! Bring the whole family to the Captain's Club with a wide selection of fun-fueled activities right here on our doorstep. The kids (and adults) will love a trip to Adventure Wonderland Theme Park, Monkey world or Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park
  • Given our unique waterside location a stay at the Captain's Club wouldn't be the same without an activity or two on the water! Perhaps a paddle boarding session or a bay blast on a rib followed by a relaxing sauna or swim in our hydrotherapy pool.
  • If you are bring your dog to stay at the hotel there are some wonderful walks including Hengistbury Head, the New Forest and beaches galore - our concierge will help you with maps and directions.
  • The bright lights of Bournemouth offers great shopping, and live entertainment at the BIC and Pavilion. The annual Bournemouth Air Festival is the biggest in the UK and offers spectacular aerial displays best viewed from the beaches and cliff tops.