We stayed for three nights booking online B&B. Sited beautifully right in the forest it has a newly painted outside but building work to the side where they are erecting two houses. The inside is dated but being renovated. The dining room,breakfast room are all new painted and refloored. Our room was newly renovated with a re paint, new carpet but with old furniture. The outside of the bathroom door had been painted but not the inside. The bathroom was clean and looked like new fittings but the light pull was an old dirty affair.
There were no tea making facilities and when we asked about it were told that they had just been withdrawn, obviously because of the new carpet. How can any hotel not offer this facility?
Dinner in the pub part of the hotel was a wonderful experience the ambience was lovely with visitors bringing in their dogs ( the hotel is dog friendly) The food is superb, excellent choice, well cooked and really tasty. The two course menu for £15 was good value for money and their game terrine was a taste treat.
The main issue with this hotel is breakfast. Badly organised and ill thought out. We assumed that having booked bed and breakfast that we would have a full breakfast but no. It was just continental. A cooked breakfast was another £10. Very poor show. One day the croissant were warm the one it was cold. One day we had Milk in a jug, the next no milk jugs at all. It took three to four goes to get the toast brown and although there was tea in a flask there was no hot water for the other teas available and we had to ask it each day.
Overall the hotel is obviously a work in progress and the end result will be a very good hotel but they need to get their facilities and restaurant running efficiently. September 2013
- Also Known As:
- Forest Park Brockenhurst
- Hotel Forest Park
- Forest Park Hotel Brockenhurst, New Forest National Park
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An independently owned hotel, which is perfectly located within the heart of the New Forest and only a very short stroll from Brockenhurst Village. Built originally in the late 19th century to serve as a vicarage, our sprawling mock tudor hotel is being retouched with a tasteful blend of contemporary and traditional style to complement the impressive building and its outstanding location.The New Forest is a haven for walkers and cyclists, many of whom manage glimpses of fast-vanishing deer, wild ponies and wandering cattle or catch the soft sounds of the elusive New Forest cicada.We offer guests an English countryside getaway with helpful and considerate service, tranquil gardens, exquisite locally sourced food, including a truly great Sunday Lunch, combined with a real sense of relaxation. We would be delighted to welcome you to our hotel in the New Forest where our animal friendly staff will ensure your 'best friend' is treated as well as you are. With excellent links to the A35, the Forest Park Hotel is the perfect location for a romantic retreat, leisure activity, corporate event or business travel. ... more less
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