I'm not sure if the hotel has changed management or the previous reviewers have lost their senses but I was very disappointed having paid nearly £100 for a double room. Arriving early evening after a glorious sunny day we were shown to a room, not in the hotel, but an adjoining house. The room was basically an upstairs bedroom of a house with a small bathroom attached. Although clean (apart from a used, dirty facial wipe found in the top drawer of the dressing table!) the accommodation was small and the shower under powered. Checkout time was 10.30am and Sunday breakfast was limited to 8am to 9.30am. This limitation obviously affected the quality of service. We were left to seat ourselves and it was only by bravely staring at the intimidating restaurant manager that we got served. The couple next to us had been waiting 20 minutes. The young girls serving we're perfectly nice and accommodating and I was dismayed to hear one of them being bullied by the intimidating lady for not laying a tablecloth properly. The breakfast was over cooked and nowhere near the quality as previously reviewed. I travel extensively and have to say this hotel is far below the standards I expect for the price I paid. A lovely little town which deserves a better hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Penny Farthing Hotel is ideally situated just off the High Street in Lyndhurst Village Centre, a minute's walk from the shops, restaurants and pubs. Southampton 15/20mins east, Bournemouth and Christchurch 30mins west. We have a variety of rooms all have en-suite facilities, TV and tea/coffee tray. A comfortable lounge and licensed bar with free Wi-Fi, private car park and we also offer garaging for bikes, etc. In addition to bed and breakfast we also have self-catering properties.From 2013 we are proud to be upgraded to Three Stars Metro Hotel grading following February undercover AA inspection. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Penny Farthing Hotel Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park