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Esseborne Manor
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Hurstbourne Tarrant, Andover SP11 0ER, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 hotels in Andover
Brighton, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
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“Fab find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2007

Great little hotel about 7 miles from the centre of Andover. Recommend the Menu du Vin - four (optional courses) accompanied by a different wine - great value & food was excellent. Room was large with an old fashioned claw foot bath. Home made cookies in the room was a nice touch. Room was a little cold but no problem as the hotel provided a duvet. Roaring log fire in the bar - just great as it snowed whilst I was there. Very friendly, professional staff. Allow enough time for breakfast - a little slow as all freshly cooked and super local ingredients.

  • Liked — Size of room & bathroom
  • Disliked — A bit chilly in the room!
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2006

I have stayed twice at this hotel and can't recommend it enough. There is that personal touch that you don't get these days in modern large hotels. Although it is on the quiet side, something of a must on a business trip and a long tiring journey. Food was good as was the choice in wine. Very homely and welcoming.

  • Stayed September 2006, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2006

Stayed here in May 2005, thought it was excellent. However I will say that this hotel is for people who like total peace and quiet - there's nothing to do in the hotel and there's nothing to do outside either, as its in the middle of nowhere. So a good place to unwind and to rest and relax. It has more the feel of a country house rather than a hotel, and you'll feel very comfortable in the rooms which are nice and large, with windows that open properly and views over the gardens. The gardens themselves are lovely, you can stroll around or sit on a bench and just let the breeze go by and the sun shine down. Small TV and DVD player in the room was handy for late night viewing (you have to have your own DVDs).

Food in the restaurant was excellent, good choice and expertly cooked; some unusual gourmet choices rather than your usual British cooking, so its worth having at least one meal here. Note that the restaurant tends to be quiet and you may be the only diners in there.

Staff are helpful and attentive; I needed a phone charger one evening and they went out of their way to find me one which was a lifesaver!

So overall I was very happy with Esseborne and would go back if the opportunity arose.

Stayed August 2006
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Address: Hurstbourne Tarrant, Andover SP11 0ER, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Andover
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 6 hotels in Andover
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Esseborne Manor 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set amidst the splendor of the North Wessex Down close by Highclere Castle, the setting of the television series "Downton Abbey", in an area designated one of outstanding natural beauty. The house, which for over 100 years has been a country retreat, still retains the feel of a private home where the Hamilton family provide a warm and caring welcome with comfortable lounges, and bedrooms where you are pampered with fluffy towels, local filtered well water and home made biscuits. Bedrooms are individually decorated, many with king size beds, spa-bath and some with four poster beds. The Restaurant serves award winning food (2 AA Rosettes) with a choice of dishes to suit all tastes. Being only one hour from London, Southampton & Oxford, and located close to the M3 and M4 motorways Esseborne is a convenient location for visiting local attractions such as Stonehenge or Highclere Castle. The intimate atmosphere in this small Country House Hotel makes it ideal for weddings and celebrations. With the option of exclusive use available Esseborne can be the location of your perfect party. ... more   less 
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