We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 12 Brockenhurst hotels

Balmer Lawn

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lyndhurst Rd, New Forest National Park, Brockenhurst SO42 7ZB, England
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Balmer Lawn to your Saves list
Balmer Lawn
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
77%
Ranked #5 of 12 hotels in Brockenhurst
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Beachside96 Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • Overview
  • Reviews (713)
  • Photos (162)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (175)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

713 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    365
    184
    70
    55
    39
See reviews for
171
312
14
30
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (175)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
4 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've stayed at this hotel quite a few times. Hard to fault it - it must have the best position in the whole of the New Forest area. Took afternoon tea on the terrace, which meant Holly, our dalmatian could be there too - it was a lovely treat.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
HolmWick, General Manager at Balmer Lawn, responded to this review

Dear Beachside96. Thank you so very much for this very kind review and delighted that Holly the Dalmatian had a good time on the Terrace too! We are very lucky with our lovely central location in the heart of the New Forest and hope to be welcoming you back on many more occasions over the coming years. More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wow!!!! We had the most wonderful stay at this gorgeous hotel. It is a little gem in the middle of the New Forest. Parts of it have been improved and extended but I am very glad that it has kept its charm and not been made to look modern in any way. As one person commented on here, that parts... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
HolmWick, General Manager at Balmer Lawn, responded to this review

Dear Mel F. What a fantastic review, thank you so much for taking the time to post your thoughts on this site. More and more travellers are using TripAdvisor to make their choice of hotel and it makes such a difference when potential guests can read first-hand what we are all about. The outdoor pool is open from mid-May to... More

Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second stay at the Balmer Lawn. Excellent location. Family rooms and dog friendly! Staff are friendly and helpful. Excellent breakfast. We enjoyed afternoon tea on the lovely terrace. Hotel is a little "tired" in places! Indoor pool was clean. My only real criticism was the "roasted tomato parmesan tart" (off the lounge menu)which basically consisted of a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
HolmWick, General Manager at Balmer Lawn, responded to this review

Dear My_view03 Thank you very much for reviewing the hotel and it is always pleasing to hear of returning guests, one of the best compliments you can get. We are working hard to bring everything up to the same high standard but there are some areas that still need the decorators loving touch! We are currently working on the external... More

St Peter Port, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For the first time I took a spa break at The Balmer Lawn. I have stayed many times but this was the first such break and I took my girlfriend for a birthday present. We stayed 3 nights and had the most perfect time. The treatments were excellent and we were so relaxed it was unbelievable. The Beresford Restaurant is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
HolmWick, General Manager at Balmer Lawn, responded to this review

Dear Colinwoody It is so rewarding reading a review such as this, this is what the team is striving for all the time, to have such a positive affirmation about all aspects of the hotel experience is "simply great". Thank you for taking the time to let everyone using TripAdvisor know what you think of the hotel and our overall... More

Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit in 3 months to Balmer Lawn and we love it. All the staff are lovely and professional, the beds are very comfy and the food is great . We only had lunch and breakfast this visit as we thought we should explore the area more as on our last stay we barely left the premises!... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
HolmWick, General Manager at Balmer Lawn, responded to this review

Dear Amella335566 Thank you very much for this lovely positive review, it is always pleasing to hear from regular clients who keep returning, this is the most positive affirmation that we are getting things right. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon and hopefully for a longer stay next time. More

Sevenoaks
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took advantage of a late booking for a spa break inclusive of dinner and B&B. The spa is lovely and clean and has been updated since our last visit a few years ago. The staff in the spa were so sweet and helpful and the treatment my husband and myself could not be better. I had visited a spa... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
HolmWick, General Manager at Balmer Lawn, responded to this review

Dear Barbara L. Thank you for your positive comments about the Saltus Spa, this facility opened last November so we are coming up to our first anniversary, we are very proud of the Spa and all the Saltus staff take great pride in the product and what they do for our clients - your comments will be greatly appreciated. I... More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended a wedding party which was lovely however the hotel was average. Poor outside seating with no patio heaters and no room to sit inside. The toilets were not refreshed throughout the day even though I pointed this out to reception! The hotel is in a beautiful location and the walking maps provided are great walking in the forest... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
HolmWick, General Manager at Balmer Lawn, responded to this review

Dear Staryeyes2013. Thank you for your positive comments about the walking maps and the location of the hotel i.e. being right in the heart of the New Forest. To be honest I am totally puzzled by some of your other comments. We have a fabulous Terrace to the front of the hotel with three 3m Jumbrella's all of which are... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just had a short stay with the family at the Balmer Lawn. Arrived to find a BBQ lunch being served outside with some live jazz. Very nice lunch and the sun was shining. Our room was 56 and was just right for us as a family of 4, if a little pricey for one night. Beds were comfy - had... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
HolmWick, General Manager at Balmer Lawn, responded to this review

Dear Liz J. Thank you very much for your very positive review of the Hotel. We pride ourselves on being a family friendly hotel and as you rightly identify with both indoor and outdoor pools there is a lot to do with the children and that is before exploring the New Forest on foot or bikes. Our location is ideal... More

Evesham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just come back from a wonderful stay at the Balmer Lawn, we have a little girl and the hotel was so well set up to cater for younger families i.e. with a travel cot being available and the relaxed vibe means you are not on tenterhooks every time the little one uses her voice or wants to have... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
HolmWick, General Manager at Balmer Lawn, responded to this review

Dear Sally W What a truly fantastic review, all your comments are greatly appreciated by everyone working at the hotel. With all the facilities on offer the hotel is a great base for families with children of any age. With the indoor and outdoor pools children often spend most of the day in the water and this is a great... More

Penzance, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic nights sleep. The superior room was spacious, comfortable and very clean. Breakfast was beautifully cooked. We also enjoyed a couple of swims in the heated pool and a game of tennis. This is a grand hotel but not too stuffy. The staff were personable and helpful. Loved it!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
HolmWick, General Manager at Balmer Lawn, responded to this review

Dear Lynda What can I say - a simply brilliant review. It is positive comments like yours that make the job totally worthwhile. Our aim is to offer good service in a relaxed manner. All the team will have an extra spring in their step once they have seen your comments. Thank You More

Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Balmer Lawn, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Balmer Lawn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Balmer Lawn

Address: Lyndhurst Rd, New Forest National Park, Brockenhurst SO42 7ZB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > New Forest National Park > Brockenhurst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Balmer Lawn 4*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Priceline, Tingo, Travelocity, Odigeo, Agoda, Venere and Expedia so you can book your Balmer Lawn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Balmer Lawn Hotel Brockenhurst
Balmer Lawn Brockenhurst, New Forest National Park

162 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (109)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (25)
Viewed
Room/suite (26)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (7)
Viewed
Dining (10)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (3)
Viewed
Other (34)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (54)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (9)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (11)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (28)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in Brockenhurst with
any amenities

Amenities

Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#3 Luxury Hotel in Brockenhurst #5 Family Hotel in Brockenhurst #7 Romantic Hotel in Brockenhurst
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
4 Star New Forest Hotel set in the heart of the New Forest National Park in Hampshire. The Balmer Lawn is a family-owned country house hotel set in beautiful surroundings. Leisure, wedding and conference facilities. ... more   less 
Number of rooms
53

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Balmer Lawn staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer