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“EXCELLENT AS USUAL” 5 of 5 stars
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Old Thorns Manor Hotel & Golf Course
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Griggs Green, Liphook GU30 7PE , England   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Liphook
Rotherham
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT AS USUAL”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2011

Had 3 nights in room 229
Room quality very comfortable with a view of the golf course
Food and service excellent from the very hard working staff
We had a power cut for a few hours one night which limited everyones options food wise,so i went into bordon and used the indian restaurant on the high street which was very nice
Gym facilities very good
Another enjoyable experience

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
    • 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Old Thorns for the weekend and attended a friends wedding that was held in th hotel.
We had the most amazing time, the staff were courteous, our room was very clean and well presented, not to mention the biggest bed we have ever seen.

I would like to thank all the staff for an amazing day and making our friends special the best that they could wish for.

We will definitely be going back.

  • Stayed February 2011, 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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Brighton
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2011

My husband and I went to the hotel with another couple for a golf weekend.We met in the Spike bar and ordered sausage baps which when arrived consisted of a roll and two small sausages,no butter or extras very steep at £3.50 each.
The golf course was fabulous if very wet and muddy in places and given a few dry days in the Spring it will be even better.We found the round very slow not helped by at least one four ball pushing in on the 10th, the whole round took us 5 mins short of five hours and as much of this was in pouring rain we were tired and hungry when we got in.
Our room looked fine the bed was huge no complaints there.
The restaurant was just not good. One of the starters was a prawn dish which consisted of three prawns and one was a goats cheese starter the cheese was three teaspoon sizes of cheese and some lettuce they were £7.50 each. Not what two 6ft tall hungry men wanted.To prove a point they managed to get the whole starter on one fork!
We all opted for the carvery as a main as we had seen the size of the confit of duck go past.We were allowed on small slice of beef (about a tennis ball size) and one slice of ham.There were very few potatoes and three yorkshire between four of us we asked for more but were told we would have to wait for half an hour.
When we got to our room at 11.30 there appeared to be a nightclub either underneath us or very near, after an hour I tried to ring reception to ask when the noise would stop and despite trying four times over half and hour couldnt get a response at all. Fell asleep and woke at 01:40 and it had stopped by then.
Woke in the morning to lovely sunny morning,breakfast was very good and plentiful which was lucky as very hungry!
The surroundings are lovely and very pretty but the pathetic helpings in the restaurant would stop us going back again.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2011

We had heard many good things about the hotel and were very much looking forward to the spa and golf weekend we had booked with friends. The girls were heading off to the spa and the boys to the golf course .... we couldn't use the spa area as they had ran out of robes and slippers as their tumble dryer was broken and the poolside was too cold to sit around in our swimming costumes, the staff at the spa had no record of our prebooked treatments and so were left high and (very) dry. We managed to book some treatments at later times which were good treatments however lasted allot less time than advertised. We were left sitting in our rooms all day one of which didn't have a working TV! Our husbands then returned to say that they had only managed to play 9 of the 18 holes of golf that they had paid for as the course was so busy and felt very disappointed. All of these points I then raised with the very helpful lady on reception whom made a note of this and passed it onto her manager. On check out the next day I have never met anyone as rude as the manager .... there were numerous couples complaining about not receiving room service, not managing to get into the restaurant, no advertised meal times.
The price difference between the 2 bars was quite steep too! In Spikes bar it was around £3.50 for a pint of lager, in the champagne bar up to nearly £5.00 per pint for exactly the same drink.
Anyone thinking of taking any of their own food and drink to keep in their room should also be aware that there is £100 corkage fee for anyone found eating their own food or drinking their own drinks in their room!
There are no movie channels in the rooms and the water doesn't go down the plug hole when you have a shower, the pool is tiny with limited seating, the grounds outside are a haven for golfers (many of them NOT pros) so be aware of flying golf balls if going for a wander.
I have never met anyone quite as rude as the manager, which is a shame as the remainder of the team at the hotel were very nice and very eager to please.
On the upside the beds are HUGE and very comfortable and the rooms aren't amazing but clean and warm.
I wouldn't recommend this hotel as unfortunately despite the best efforts of the staff the property is ran by a little witch who's famous last words are "We can't do anything about that" followed by "That will be ££££ then please"! There were alledgedly a number of people that were so dis-satisfied with the service that they left without paying?!?! I wish I was one of them!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 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
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2011

The hotel itself is situated within the grounds of a large golf course. We found the staff very helpful and friendly throughout the hotel. Our executive room was modern in decor and had a view across the golf course, very clean and had all amenities that you would expect. The only down side was that these rooms were situated away from the main hotel, so you did have to go outside to get across to the restaurant. The hotel spa and golf complex, although very good at the moment are still being expanded on and will eventually be fantastic.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2011

We booked our wedding at Old Thorns in Jan 2010 and having read some of the reviews on this site were somewhat nervous...........

We had no reason to be, the staff at the hotel made our day very special, a big thankyou to Donna,Diane and Stuart. You and your staff were superb in every way and your professional and helpful manner ensured our day was truly memorable. The hotel itself was a fantastic setting with many of our guests commenting on the plush decor and surroundings and it proved itself to be a superb venue for our wedding.

I would have no hesitation in recommending the hotel as a wedding venue.

  • Stayed February 2011
    • 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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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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166 reviews 166 reviews
40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 71 cities Reviews in 71 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2011

I visit Portsmouth on business 4-5 times a year and now only ever stay at Old Thorns, it is 22 miles of A3 with no traffic jams. The staff are all very friendly and efficient, the scenary across the golf course is beautiful, the rooms are very well decorated, immaculately clean and spacious. The room service menu is a little limited but great quality, as it breakfast. I only have a couple of minor negative comments. The lighting in the room is not great if you need to work, there are no biscuits on the hospitality tray and there is an extra charge for newspapers which I think is excessive. Otherwise one of the nicest hotels that I visit, totally recommended.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 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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Address: Griggs Green, Liphook GU30 7PE , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Liphook
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Liphook
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Old Thorns Manor Hotel & Golf Course 4*
Number of rooms: 85
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in 400 acres of Hampshire countryside the Old Thorns Manor Hotel in Hampshire is the ideal place to explore the region. With our Peter Alliss designed golf course golfers and non golfers alike enjoy the rolling green landscape along with state of the art facilities. ... more   less 
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