Fantastic hotel lovely setting and surrounding. Located in a great place at the top of the town. Wouldn't reccommmend eating at the hotel if breakfast is anything to go by. There are plenty of great resturants in the town such as Curry Leaf Indian and many more. The food in the hotel is over priced and not worth I for its portion sizes. Breakfast is a good selection but quality of the food is quite sub standard. Juice is provided at breakfast but don't drink any on the way back to your table as you'll need to go back and get more the minute you sit down. Egg cups are provided to pour your juice into so you can hardly fit any in.
The staff are not exactly a cheery bunch the waitresses are all quite sour faced and I don't exactly agree with false nails being worn in hospitality of any sort but they all had long acrylic nails which is hardly appropriate.
As an early 16th century building, BEST WESTERN Crown Hotel in Lyndhurst would have stood proudly in the old English …More
We were spending 5 days in the New Forest and anticipated that Rhinefield House was probably the best hotel in the Brockenhurst area. First impressions were very good: the hotel has a wonderful drive lined with beautiful rhododendrons and magnificent trees. There is a large carp pond and fountains and afternoon tea can be taken outside around the pond. The interior of the hotel is smart, clean and comfortable. Our Classic room was pretty much as expected - not much of a view - pretty standard in fact rather than exceptional. We had breakfast in our room and the room service was perfectly punctual and the food delicious. We had a problem obtaining internet connection. The hotel guide in the room says quite clearly that connection in the room was by wire only. I had problems and was referred to the tech guys who are in fact speaking from the USA. The distance between the telephone & where the ethernet cable plugs in was too far to follow instructions but a man on reception was kind enough to sort my problem instead. The book needs updating as there is wi-fi in the room. Our room smelled of drains but we didn't want to make a fuss. I am confident that had we mentioned it, it could have been cured so we mentioned it on leaving to be helpful for the next guests. The room maid must have noticed it and should have reported the problem but after 4 nights, she hadn't reported it. Overall I would say our stay was fine.
The team at the hotel and restaurant are just fantastic. They helped salvage a weekend that didn't start so well due to reasons unrelated to the hotel and were so keen to ensure we had a good time which we duly did! If you're looking for a lovely place to stay and fabulous service this is a safe bet for sure. Thanks to all the team at the Balmer Lawn
Traveller from London
The Balmer Lawn is a 4 Star magnificent Country House Hotel set in the heart of the New Forest National Park. Situated on the …More
Family room and swimming pool was ideal for young children. Expectations were low given previous reviews but was surprisingly nice hotel in good location. Breakfast was a little haphazard with vacant staff leaving empty plates on the small table but trying to clear away food that we were still eating! Quality of breakfast was very mediocre also. Other than that a good stay.
Traveller from Surrey
On the outskirts of the historic capital of the New Forest, this comfortable hotel which was refurbished in 2007 provides the …More
Booked to attend wedding, room was on the 3rd floor and access through doors and up stairs was very tight once you were past the main staircase.
The room was a decent size and provided us with a good night sleep.
Breakfast included both a good choice of fruit, yoghurt and cereal and a good quality cooked breakfast as well.
The hotel also hosted the wedding and did a very good job, the staff in general were very efficient and pleasant, but I am always surprised when some bar staff feel it is more important to empty dishwashers rather than serve when there is a queue of people waiting at the bar, surely they could serve people then go back to that task afterwards.
Nigel from Shropshire, UK
In the middle of a vast open heathland by the village of Beaulieu, this former coaching inn offers a peaceful New Forest …More
Enjoyed our stay at the White Buck which is a very nice hotel with excellent staff. The weather was excellent during our stay which allowed us to make good use of the outdoor areas for breakfast and lunch. Really pleasant grounds with quiet seclusion.
The food was always very good however the menu was a little uninspiring. A bit of development work here would have it up to the standard of the rest of the hotel. Service was also pretty slow in the dining room and it was not particularly busy (Early June).
The room was very clean and well appointed however we did not like the lack of privacy offered by the frosted glass doors to the en suite shower room. We also found the room too warm and the sash windows could only open about 6 inches. Insufficient to let the room cool down.
Overall we had a very enjoyable stay in this really nice hotel which is ideally placed for exploring the new forest.
Traveller from Scotland
A former country house with seven stylish refurbished bedrooms, The White Buck is set in two and a half acres in the heart of …More
Beautiful thatched cottage and room with open fire place and oak beams. Perfect for those looking for a slice of the traditional New Forest. Toilet flush was temperamental and you needed to sit down in the bath to avoid soaking the bathroom - may pose problems for those with limited mobility. Nice breakfast.
Staff went out of their way to make the stay pleasant.
The room was clean and comfy and with a lovely view to the trees of the Forest.
The evening meal was excellent and reasonably priced.
Swimming pool was small but refreshing.
An excellent choice, but if you want a quiet early night make sure there isn't a wedding dance that night. However music stops at Midnight and can be made quieter if guests ask.
The New Forest covers 144 square miles of unspoiled heath and woodland where ponies, donkeys, deer and cattle still roam freely. It is best explored by bike or on foot. Beaulieu is home to the National Motor Museum and a stately home of monastic origins. Picture-postcard villages include Burley, Brockenhurst and maritime Buckler's Hard. The area's attractive little 'capital' Lyndhurst is home to the New Forest Museum and Visitor Centre.
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