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
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
This stay was my 5th, and you don't keep going back unless you are extremely happy. The location is great for the New Forest and surrounding area, the staff are excellent and the food extremely good. I would highly recommend the Thai restaurant. See for yourself and book into the hotel for a relaxing break!
Traveller from London
There are 80 individually designed bedrooms and suites. This 4 star hotel offers rooms in the old Manor House, which are …More
I thought the hotel was great. Well worth a visit.
It was having a lot of referb done parts of hotel closed.and our room was in need of a referb,but the staff were amazing very helpful and there to help.
Breakfast was very tasty,
Very helpful with things to do around new forest
Would defiantly visit again x
When the referb has finished x
Traveller from eng
The Burley Manor Hotel is the jewel in the crown of the New Forest and has enjoyed many regal connections throughout its long …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
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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