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“Felt like **Royalty** !!.. We will be back.....” 5 of 5 stars
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Stanwell House Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   14-15 High Street, New Forest National Park, Lymington SO41 9AA, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Lymington
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“Felt like **Royalty** !!.. We will be back.....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

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 !!!

Room Tip: If you want a suite then Room (suite 16) is beautiful.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

I was looking for a beautiful hotel with good restaurant for a first anniversary surprise. I was recomended Stanwell house, and was not disappointed. From initial booking to checkout the service I received was impeccable, staff selected the best room, ordered flowers, and personalised menu choices, I cannot fault reception staff, waiters, bar staff. The room was perfect, and the 3 course meal very good value and standard. Breakfast was excellent value for money, and we even stayed on for lunch, which again was excellent. The only slight complaint was that the room was rather warm due to heated bathroom which temperature couldnt be altered. I would highly recomended this hotel to anyone, and would definitely stay here again, hopefully in the very near future.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We had our wedding there and the staff before the wedding day were so helpful and gave off a vibe that they knew what they were doing.....which indeed they did! Our day, in our eyes, was perfect....and we must say that the biggest factor it being so was down to the professionalism of the staff. The chef cooked some amazing steaks for our wedding breakfast....the buffet was good.....and the bar service seemed excellent too.
We will definitely be going back to stanwell and cannot recommend this venue enough. Fantastic.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We have stayed at the Stanwell House Hotel several times before and each time we have come away with a memorable visit. What can we say different to the overwhelming reviews that the hotel continues to receive and thoroughly deserves? Simply the best! We love it! On New Year's Eve the food was outstanding, the service and hospitality was both professional and good humoured as befits the occasion. This hotel has everything location, comfortable rooms, choice of restaurants but above all the staff are it's biggest asset. From Management through to reception, restaurant and bar there are too many to mention by name. We cannot recommend this hotel highly enough, it just gets better! Can't wait to return next month! JLS

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

We had our first wedding night & NYE at stanwell house & we will be returning often...the staff & hotel are amazing, the food is superb, we have not a bad word to say about it, amazing quality for the money of the 2 night stay over new year...

See you again soon, you made us feel very special...

Mr & Mrs Neave-Howes (Hayley & Dan)

Xxx

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We have visited Stanwell house probably 4 times this year and the place always lives up to our expectations and the exacting standards set by the management.

We have just returned from staying at Stanwell for Christmas and I couldn't recommend the experience enough. We have never had Christmas "away" before and to be honest were a little nervous of what to expect. NO NEED AT ALL.

From the moment we arrived the whole experience was brilliant. I would imagine working over Christmas is tough (everyone has families) but the team were brilliant, relaxed, friendly, nothing too much trouble.
I don't know how the kitchen does it but the quality of the food was exceptional- even on Christmas eve, when I can only imagine the team were preparing for the main event on Christmas day, the food was fantastic ( they were running the full restaurant menu!!!). Also plenty of fizz to get the evening started.

Christmas day was pitched perfectly - not at all over the top, just delivered in the Stanwell way - relaxed and stylish. We had a great breakfast then a long walk tbefore the full monty at 3pm. Despite the fantastic choices on the menu, I went for the traditional Turkey and without wanting to over enthuse, the Turkey was possibly the best I've ever had. I have said this before but Stanwell must be close to a Michelin star. (try the crab Cannelloni)

We have a little Whippet, who loves staying at Stanwell and she is always well looked after. She loves the garden. My advice is try Stanwell, you will love it and Lymington is a great spot.

Room Tip: Garden room for dog owners
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

We stayed at the hotel for two nights in February this year and immeadiately fell in love with it.The setting is amazing with the conservatory an outstanding feature. We ate in both the seafood restaurant and the restaurant and were very impressed with the quality of the food the presentation and the service.My wife and I very quickly decided this was to be the venue for an intimate family weekend with the centre piece being the celebratory dinner. From the moment we approached the hotel they were fantastic. They were helpful in every area and no matter how many tweaks we asked for they were ever willing to alter things so it was to our liking. Having visited once more in October to discuss the final menu the weekend arrived. From the moment we arrived to the next day when our family joined us the level of service friendliness and help was exemplary. We were given a suite for our second night which was really spacious and beautiful. The food throughout the stay was excellent. We all went away with great memories of a lovely weekend. We will definitely be back.

Room Tip: If you can get a suite their great. If not all the rooms are individual and very nice.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 14-15 High Street, New Forest National Park, Lymington SO41 9AA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > New Forest National Park > Lymington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Lymington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Stanwell House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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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Stanwell Hotel Lymington
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