Recently spent a night at the Solent Hotel. Have stayed here several times in the past, and always found it to be pretty good. But for some reason they seemed to have forgotten how to turn the heating on. Public rooms were unpleasantly cold, the bedroom itself was cold (radiator not working, took the reverse cycle aircon quite a while to warm it up a bit), and the log fires were nice to look at but hopeless at heating the space.
Had a terrible night's sleep, mainly because the bed was so uncomfortable, partly thanks to there being just a single sheet laid straight on top of the mattress. No cosy protector to cushion the mattress springs etc. and provide some insulation.
The spa is fine, although pretty busy and the pool was a bit murky for my liking.
Food; dinner was good, but brekkie was disappointing, partly because the hot food wasn't. It was at least consistent with the room temperature.
Having stayed at the MacDonald Hotel in Botley, I'd go there next time, at least they turn their heating on in the winter.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The luxurious 4 star Solent Hotel and Spa nestles in acres of glorious Hampshire woodland and provides a haven of peace and tranquillity for both business and leisure guests. Located just minutes from Junction 9 of the M27 motorway, the Hotel is midway between Southampton and Portsmouth, and less than thirty minutes from the New Forest. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Solent Hotel And Spa
- Solent Hotel Whiteley
- Solent Hotel & Spa Whiteley, UK - Fareham