Ratings based on 126 Verified Reviews

3.7 out of 5
73% of guests recommend
4.1 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Too disjointed to described as a hotel.

Posted 05-Jun-2017
Cons: Sound proofing through locked doors that connect rooms in separate occupation.
Remote restaurant facilities and much trekking in open air is not conducive to quality accommodation suggested by high charge rates.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Posted 14-May-2017
Not all facilities available, although advertised, with one restaurant closed early for the hotels convenience, and without advanced notice.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from bucks uk


Posted 12-Apr-2017
Beautiful hotel in gorgeous grounds seeping down to the sea. Photos don't do it justice. Cannot wait to go back, totally relaxed!
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from London

Beautiful character hotel

Posted 09-Mar-2017
Pros: Beautiful building and lovely room. Breakfast was good.
Cons: Leisure facilities could be better maintained and cleaner. As spa breaks are offered we would expect a higher standard and an area to sit and relax.
Location: The area was beautiful, right on the edge of the New Forest and the sea.
Stayed for 2 nights with a friend for a relaxing break and found the hotel to be lovely. The staff were friendly and personal and the room facilities were good, with plenty of space and some extra touches like a Nespresso machine as well as kettle, or an ice bucket for our bottle of fizz! The rooms were away from the main building with the doors opening onto a courtyard so we did have to dodge the rain whenever we went out the door, but it wasn't far and the paths were well maintained. Main disappointment were the leisure facilities, which were ok but nothing luxurious, only 3 chairs around the pool and various things not working.
4 out of 5
by denise

Good location

Posted 27-Feb-2017 on Hotels
Lymington is a beautiful village, surrounded by the New Forest. Leisure facilities at the hotel are a bonus.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Wiltshire

Nice hotel with leisure facilities

Posted 24-Feb-2017
Pros: The rooms were very comfortable and well placed. Outside of the main hotel but close to all the amenities. The hotel grounds were well kept.
Cons: The bathroom could benefit from some modernisation, but not anything that would put me off booking another stay.
Location: Ideally situated to explore the area, with many interesting beauty spots near by. We only had a short break, but took in Lymington and Bucklers Hard.
Very enjoyable stay. The room layout was very good, booked 2 rooms and these had connecting doors. The leisure facilities were very good, we made use of all of them. I had a back massage which I would recommend, made full use of the gym and even used the pool and sauna.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller from kent

Long walk from car park to reception

Posted 16-Feb-2017
Pros: It looked very imposing on arrival and grounds were beautiful. Interior was as good as the outside.
Cons: Better room heating!
Location: Convenient for National Motor Museum., and the New Forest drive. Lymington a pleasant town only a couple of minutes drive away.
Room was cold and heating was inadequate. Shower controls were stiff to use and bathroom décor was a bit rough round the edges. No heating in the bathroom other than the heated towel rail.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller


Posted 30-Jan-2017
Pros: Everything
Cons: Time could slow down when you are there
Location: Cycling, walking, wild pony riding
Great views from room, great facilities and very friendly staff
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Aldershot

Posted 29-Jan-2017
Stayed for one night. Fine dining experience was excellent. Lovely room. Staff were very attentive. Didn't use the spa facilities
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from South East England

Exceptional value on the edge of the New Forest

Posted 17-Jan-2017
We promised ourselves a long weekend in the New Forest as a Christmas present. Check-in was easy and our room was spacious with a king size bed, a sofa bed, an ensure bathroom and a kitchenette. There was an interconnecting door to the room behind ours meaning that a family could stay in both rooms: parents in one and children in another. We ate in the hotel's main restaurant both nights of our stay. We had the meal deal: 3 courses and a bottle of wine for £30 two. The choice and quality of the food was excellent! We went to Buckler's Hard and walked from there to Beaulieu through the forest. We met ponies and some very friendly donkeys. We would certainly go to Elmers Court or any of the other McDonald hotels again.