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“A little piece of English heaven.” 5 of 5 stars
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Champneys Forest Mere
4.0 of 5 Spa   |   Portsmouth Road, Liphook GU30 7JQ, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Liphook
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9 hotel reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“A little piece of English heaven.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Love, love, love it here. Have stayed here at least a dozen times now. I try to come at least twice a year thanks to the loyalty voucher you get to take advantage of at each stay before you check out.

The food is of a healthy choice & always fantastically tasty. The staff are really friendly, warm & welcoming. Nothing is too much trouble for them. The hotel & its surroundings over looking a lake on the Hampshire/ W Sussex borders are beautiful. Rooms are very comfortable & clean with wide screen TV & DVD players. Complementary Champneys shampoo, conditioner, shower gel & creams are for your use in the bathroom.
The swimming pool is huge & beautifully done.
It doesn't matter if the weather is cold & miserable outside, you are made to feel warm, relaxed & very welcome on the inside. I will be returning YET AGAIN in the very near future.
Champneys Forest Mere MUST be experienced.

Treatments: I recommend the new Thai foot massage & having a reading with Helen the palmist. I went to see Helen as a 'blase sceptic' & she blew me away with what she told me about my past & character. Spot on.
See you soon Forest Mere.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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West Sussex
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29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

This was 4th time we have visited and will be back again. Very good service form the staff, great food and the room was clean and comfortable. There was a good selection of classes available and the instructors made them really enjoyable. Treatments were of good standard and the heated beds were welcome distraction form the snow.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

The place is starting to look a bit tired & in need of a face lift. Breakfast & lunch is good but evening meal not brilliant. Our room was OK, very comfy bed. Staff overall friendly. Tea or coffee with lunch would be good but you have to order this from the cafe bar & pay for it. The treatments let this spa down. My back massage was nothing more than a light back rub, totally ineffective & not relaxing at all. Very overpriced treatments too for what seems to be in the main young, straight out of college staff. My friends experience was pretty much the same as mine. Beautiful surroundings with lovely walks. Not enough quiet, warm relaxing areas so spent more time than we would have chosen in our rooms. Not impressed with the spiritualist talk, surprised that Champneys would entertain a charlatan like this who was keen on taking your money in exchange for guilt.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

My partner and I try and book Champneys each year about March time. It's a good way to relax and unwind and chase away the winter blues. Forest Mere is a fabulous location with great facilities, attentive staff and a wonderful menu. They have never failed to deliver excellent service and I would recommend the experience to anybody.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

I have stayed at Forest Mere on 4 occasions now and each time has been as lovely as the last. The surroundings are beautiful, the hotel is very tasteful and the food is quality,healthy,plentiful and delicious. There is no pressure to do anything other than that you have chosen to do and there is flexibility to fit in any classes with your treatments. There is plenty to do indoors if the weather if not so good with a great pool,whirlpool and thalassotherapy pool and places to relax and chill but great walks if the weather is fine especially round the lake. Staff are courteous and helpful, rooms are always clean, comfortable and all seem to have a nice view. Look out for their special deals which make your stay extremely good value for money....lovely!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Braintree, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

I spent 2 nights at Champneys with my mum and sister - it was our christmas present to eachother.
I had never been before, though my mum had. The view as you approach the building was very beautiful and from arrival all the staff were very friendly and helpful.
Our room was comfortable and had everything you could need. We were provided with a dressing gown and pair of slippers as soon as we arrived.
We booked many classes during our stay and it was easy andquick to do; we all did a variety of different classes and found them all enjoyable. I found all the classes were not only fun (not to mention some of them quite taxing!) but it didn't matter what skill level you were at.
The food was absolutely delicious and the variety was very good.
Overall it was a fantastic stay and I am very much looking forward to returning. If I had to make a complaint it would only be that we kept running out of milk in our room - though even that was easily rectified by asking at the restaurant for some more!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

The lovely setting for this spa is part of the attraction. The lake and woods enhance the whole experience, which is, for the most part, worth 5 stars. I am rather demanding and there were a few potential improvements, which I why I haven't rated it perfect. However, I had a wonderful day - chilled out and relaxed beautifully, ready to face the demands of the working week. It was only one Relaxday - but felt like three!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Champneys Forest Mere

Address: Portsmouth Road, Liphook GU30 7JQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Liphook
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Liphook
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Champneys Forest Mere 4*
Number of rooms: 87
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Also Known As:
Champneys Forest Mere Health Hotel Liphook
Champneys Forest Mere Health Liphook
Champneys Forest Mere Liphook, Hampshire

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