What an absolute gem of a Hotel....
We weren't expecting too much to be honest, as we paid our standard price for a double room for the night with breakfast as a little break away, so arrived & was greeted at reception by Tiago the Portugese receptionist, who welcomed us & told us we had been upgraded... we thought no more of it & just said thank you !
He then showed us to our room, but instead took us to a 'suite'... Well you could have blown us away !!!!
We were upgraded from a basic double room to a luxurious suite, complete with seperate lounge, a queen size bed, bathroom & shower room that was larger than most 3rd bedrooms, with a beautiful outlook over the gardens.
The room(s), were very clean, & quiet at night, warm but not too warm, comfy bed, 6 pillows (yes 6 pillows !)...
Breakfast was delivered to our room, & was hot, delicious, coffee is gorgeous !....and plenty of it.
Now I am sure, not everyone gets an upgrade, & when we go back, we probably won't be as lucky, so I cannot comment on the other rooms, however, from what we experienced, we have to say, we were very impressed, & we hope that upon our return to a standard double room, that we won't be disappointed (am sure we won't).
Staff were so very helpful & friendly at all times.... It certainly is worth a vist and a stay if you are in the area or live nearby as we do..... What have you got to lose ?... And who knows, you may even get an upgrade to a posh suite and feel like a 'celebrity or royalty' for 24/48 hours !!!... It's an experience that's for sure !!!
When we go back this year, I shall of course write another Tripadvisor review on our stay here, and hopefully it will be just as good as this one.
Some people have a little moan about the parking across the road & size of the car park... Yes it is small and it is across the road, however, the Hotel do have 'valet parking', which leaves you free of the hassle of finding a parking space.... simples !!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stanwell House is a cosmopolitan and stylish boutique hotel situated at the heart of Lymington, near the New Forest in Hampshire. As part of your stay at Stanwell House you can be sure you will enjoy a warm welcome and superb stay complimented by fine dining and sumptuous wines at our cocktail bar, bistro and seafood restaurant whilst absorbing the relaxed and tranquil ambience, ideal of all the family. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Stanwell Hotel Lymington
- Stanwell House Hotel Lymington, New Forest National Park