Just for the record, for £350 per night I don't think it is unreasonable to expect -
A wardrobe or if that is just too old fashioned of me a hanging space that accommodates a knee length dress. I am after all only 5'3".
Fresh milk for our tea instead of plastic capsules of UHT milk a la premier Inn (sorry Premier Inn)
Somewhere to actually put a tea tray near a plug
Some biscuits in line with other hotels of half this price
A dressing gown that is not frayed, tattered and threadbare with a laundry label inside that says Bottley Grange Spa, wherever that may be.
A shower that is not just a shower over a bath.
Maybe a shower cap - let's not push it to cotton wool and q tips.
Soundproofing which would allow us to sleep beyond 6 in the morning because for the noise from other rooms. And I'm talking noise.
To be greeted with something other than a silent hostile stare when I very politely expressed my dissatisfaction on the first morning
The bed was comfortable , the staff mostly lovely and the food in the restaurant was not at all bad. If you want somewhere with great facilities for children who can run free in safety then this is for you. But do not be persuaded as I was, in the course of a very long telephone conversation with lfh when I asked all the right questions, that this is a place to come to relax and unwind in peaceful luxury. I feel cheated and robbed. I am going back to work tomorrow exhausted after two nights here and a weeks salary lighter. I wish I had the time to sue them.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to New Park Manor, a luxury family spa hotel in the New Forest. Relax in our spa, play croquet on the lawn, enjoy afternoon tea on the terrace or some family time in our gardens. New Park Manor offers the perfect destination for anyone wishing to explore and appreciate the unique mosaic of woodland, heathland and wetland that comprise the ancient landscape of the New Forest. The New Forest, Britain's most popular national park, was created by William the Conqueror in 1079 as a royal hunting area. In 1611, King Charles II chose New Park Manor as his favourite hunting lodge and his royal coat of arms is still displayed prominently above the fireplace in our award-winning Stag Restaurant. New Park Manor was carefully adapted for use as a country house hotel with 21 bedrooms and opened in 1970. Interesting details such as acorns and oak leaf patterned doors and original furniture and fireplaces can still be seen throughout the building. These commemorate the debt owed by King Charles to the oak tree which hid him from Cromwell's men on his escape to France in 1651. Today, New Park Manor is a beautiful, stylish country hotel, where the traditions of days gone by still live on and many original features can still be seen around the hotel. Bedrooms range from the splendor of our Barbara Villiers Family Suite to the contemporary style of our Forest rooms. Over recent years, our facilities have expanded to include a heated outdoor pool, croquet lawn, and our award-winning Bath House Spa which included a heated indoor pool and outdoor Canadian hot tub overlooking the New Forest. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- New Park Manor Hotel Brockenhurst
- Country Hotel Brockenhurst
- Country Hotel New Park Manor
- New Park Manor Brockenhurst, New Forest National Park