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South Lawn Hotel

Lymington Road, New Forest National Park Hampshire, Lymington SO41 0RF England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
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The South Lawn Hotel is a charming country hotel set in five acres of landscaped grounds, close to the village of Milford-on-Sea and the town of Lymington. Surrounded by countryside and within easy walking distance of several beaches, the hotel provides an ideal destination for any well-earned retreat. The former country house offers accommodation in 24 individually decorated bedrooms, all with en suite facilities. Guests can also enjoy spacious lounges, magnificent gardens and incomparable service from our internationally-trained staff. Away from the hotel, is the New Forest with its unspoiled landscape dotted with ponies and cattle, as well as some of the best coastline to be found in the South of England.
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Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
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Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
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Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Jeremy S wrote a review Yesterday
5 contributions4 helpful votes
Having been recommended on numerous occasions to sample the food at the south lawn hotel i decided to try it out for myself. Last Saturday evening my wife and i arrived at the hotel and was warmly greeted by Phil who i believe to be the manager. He showed us to our table and took our order for the food and drinks. The meal was absolutely superb with all vibrant fresh ingredients. We were over the moon by the attention to detail by the extremely friendly and courteous staff. We will definitely recommend this truly superb family run business to all our friends. Thank you Phil and all the staff for a wonderful evening at the south Lawn. See you again soon
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Date of stay: June 2021
bearsat55 wrote a review Jun 18
Warwick, United Kingdom35 contributions19 helpful votes
Great location, easy to find and in walking distance of the seaside and the village, and you can access the New Forest and the Isle of Wight ferry. No problems finding parking spaces, and pleased that there was no additional charge for parking. Nice grounds, including a small paddock area to exercise your dog. A very warm welcome when we arrived, and that set the tone for all of our stay. Everyone in the bar, the restaurant and reception were professional but also warm and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. Lovely, spacious, airy room with good facilities and a great bathroom and shower. Tea and coffee for the room were replenished whenever we needed them and we got cold filtered water for our room every day, and refills for our own bottles to take out with us. Breakfasts were very good, and very well organised, everything you ordered came very promptly and there was a good choice. Bar service was also very good, and with a choice of seating indoors, in the marquee or in the garden they catered for all needs. Have to mention that the reception given to dogs staying in the hotel was fantastic, from a welcome pack including a pop up water bowl and dog biscuits, through to plentiful water bowls (indoors and out) and a sausage at breakfast. For anyone that isn't a dog lover this would not create any problems as there were specific areas for dogs and their owners. I would not hesitate to recommend South Lawn Hotel and I am sure that we will be returning.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: Room 20 is big, bright and airy. Able to keep cool during hot weather because there are 3 lots...
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Response from South Lawn, Owner at South Lawn Hotel
Responded yesterday
We are really pleased to receive your lovely review. Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back.
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Julia G wrote a review Jun 18
1 contribution
We have just had 2 excellent days South Lawn Hotel in the New Forest. We had our little dog with us and we were so impressed with the welcome pack and goodies inside for her. She loved her sausage at breakfast too. Definitely recommend this hotel
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from South Lawn, Owner at South Lawn Hotel
Responded yesterday
Thank you, great to read you enjoyed your break with your dog and we hope to see you again.
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Baddevonboy wrote a review Jun 17
Devon36 contributions76 helpful votes
Booked the hotel via Virgin Experiences for a 3 day mid-week break. Hotel was 1st class & we loved it! Staff are very efficient, professional & friendly. Rooms comfortable & clean with everything you needed provided. Great location just outside village & very peaceful. Recommended place to stay.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Plenty of parking, check in 2pm & check out 11am.
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Response from South Lawn, Owner at South Lawn Hotel
Responded yesterday
Thank you, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay at the hotel and we hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back.
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Peter P wrote a review Jun 14
1 contribution
Good room facilities, clean and comfortable, excellent food and the best place for dogs to which we have ever been. The Hotel is well situated with good access and ample car parking. There are many places of interest to visit around and about and the beach/cliff are a few minutes drive away, again with ample parking.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: We had our dogs with us and asked for a ground floor room, which was excellent. However, all...
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Response from South Lawn, Owner at South Lawn Hotel
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again.
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United KingdomEnglandHampshireNew Forest National Park HampshireLymingtonMilford on Sea
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Frequently Asked Questions about South Lawn Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to South Lawn Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Wash House Bar (0.6 miles), Braxton Gardens (0.3 miles), and Milford-On-Sea Baptist Church (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at South Lawn Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at South Lawn Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at South Lawn Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to South Lawn Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Verveine Fishmarket Restaurant, The Cedar Tree Restaurant, and Saltwater.
Is South Lawn Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Milford on Sea.
Are pets allowed at South Lawn Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does South Lawn Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to South Lawn Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hurst Castle (2.6 miles), Yarmouth Castle (4.4 miles), and St Thomas and All Saints Church (2.4 miles).
Does South Lawn Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
Is South Lawn Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.