An excellent hotel set in beautiful grounds. We were there at a very quiet time so felt a little lonely in the dining room especially being the only ones at breakfast one morning! Still, the timing was our choice and the New Forest in the middle of winter may not be the most compelling place to visit. Our room was very comfortable and quiet - although could be noisy on balmy summer evenings when the attractive outside eating areas are in full swing. I am not sure I like the sink/vanity unit being in the bedroom itself rather than within the bathroom. Also although there was a wardrobe with good hanging facilities, there was no drawer space at all in the room, so nowhere to store even the smallest items. Ok for a couple of nights, but living out of a suitcase for much longer would be very tiresome. This is a real drawback, and a surprise in an otherwise well equipped room. I have no idea whether this applies to all rooms or not. We dined in each night of our stay and the food and service were excellent. Breakfast was well presented but perhaps a little limited (no croissants, pastries etc). Despite very minor niggles, this is an excellent small hotel with friendly staff and highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a pretty privately owned restaurant with 7 lovely individually decorated bedrooms, serving gorgeous local or organic food. We try not to be pretentious, preferring instead to be informal and friendly, but we are still totally committed to quality and service. But the best part of all is the river and rambling gardens, home to a family of ducks and if you are lucky you might even spot a Kingfisher! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Mill At Gordleton Hotel Hordle