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Champneys Forest Mere

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Forest Mere Portsmouth Road Boughton Lees, Ashford, Kent, Liphook GU30 7JG England
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 08/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 3 hotels in Liphook
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Finding an ideal luxury spa in Liphook does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Champneys Forest Mere, a nice option for travelers like you.

Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV, and Champneys Forest Mere makes getting online easy as free internet access is available.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the spa, including room service. In addition, guests can enjoy a pool and free breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

While you’re here, be sure to check out Liphook Kebab And Burger Van, one of the steakhouses that can be found in Liphook, which is a short distance from Champneys Forest Mere.

Champneys Forest Mere puts the best of Liphook at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Free parking
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Tennis court
Aerobics
Conference facilities
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Hot tub
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Adult pool
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
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Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Steam room
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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katet68 wrote a review Yesterday
London, United Kingdom3 contributions3 helpful votes
I think some of the comments are a little unfair on here. You get exactly what you pay for, a 4* hotel, 4* amenities, 4* service (all of which were great), if you expect more then pay extra and stay at a 5*hotel. The staff were polite, accommodating and welcoming, we stayed in one of the Shepard’s huts which were beautiful and I highly recommend it. The hotel was quiet, very relaxing, and in beautiful surroundings, my treatments were also great. The only area I think they could improve on is the food as it did feel like a lot of it was out of a tin rather than fresh. I don’t think people can complain and mark the hotel down because certain areas such as the sauna were not open due to Covid, that’s not their fault and you should check what is available before booking. We had a very enjoyable and lovely few days, I would definitely take another trip to Forest Mere!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Partekar wrote a review Yesterday
Essex3 contributions
Covid restrictions mean fewer guests, fewer staff and constraints on the usual nice little touches. No iced water dispensers, less varied menus, no sauna, swim lanes in the pool BUT within those externally imposed limitations they are their usual marvellous hosts. I've been here for six days and have had great treatments, great service and am leaving nicely relaxed after a super stressful previous six months. Only downside has been some snide remarks from super entitled guests who seem to think that they should be exempted from real life on account of being too important to be put out by a mere virus!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Sixelat T wrote a review Sep 17
Romford, United Kingdom28 contributions12 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed for our wedding anniversary. After waiting in a long queue at check- in, we were given a twin room, despite having booked a double. This had an incorrect robe and shoe size for my husband and again we had a long wait to get the correctly sized robe and shoe size. A lot of the spa facilities were unavailable ( steam room, sauna) and we were not told this in advance. Apart from the swimming pool, we felt that not much was available (with only one household in the jacuzzi allowed). One couple were in the jacuzzi for over 40 minutes, so no one else could use. In the relaxation area, we noticed blood stains on three of the waterbeds, so we did not feel comfortable relaxing there. Incredibly when we got back to our bedroom, we found an earring and a green pair of ladies pants behind the seat next to the curtain, (which made it straight into the bin. ) We thought to complain but then another queue at reception put us off the idea, so we abandoned the plan. House keeping standards clearly in question. We arrived on time for dinner, but had to wait fifteen minutes to get a table, then a further 30 minutes for wine to arrive. People arriving after us were finished starters and we still were holding menus. The waiters were working hard and seemed pleasant but the area looked very understaffed. Breakfast was very limited and any warm food was an extra cost. To cap it all, we wanted to pay using a credit voucher ( as hotel did not refund lockdown cancellations and we have a deadline until May to use). The staff member suggested I use the express check out despite my having repeatedly explained. She did not demonstrate customer service training, in her approach or service. Three days later, we got charged a second time on our credit card! This is a repeat stay for us, and the experience was very poor and standards have significantly deteriorated.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Emma-and-Matthew wrote a review Sep 17
Ascot, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I have just spent three days at Champneys Forest Mere and sadly came away underwhelmed by our stay. The hotel is very tired and dated internally and externally, which is such a shame as the grounds are stunning and it could be amazing. The food was poor, I had to send my steak back twice as it was not cooked how I’d requested. The lunch and dinner menu was the same for three days and therefore pretty limited for choice. We ended up going to nearby local pubs for dinner and lunch on two occasions (highly recommend The Rising Sun!) On our last night we tried ringing for room service but there was no answer, so I had to go to the restaurant to place our order and was moved out the way so that other guests could be seated in priority of a room service order. The staff on the whole were polite, but they were understaffed and so the service wasn’t what you’d expect. I understand times are very difficult in the hospitality industry but there are some very basic areas that could be improved to offer the relaxing experience that is advertised.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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MaggieS wrote a review Sep 17
London, United Kingdom12 contributions1 helpful vote
I had a two-night stay at Forest Mere with my daughter. We were a bit concerned about how Covid19 precautions would change things. We have been several times before, and always enjoyed ourselves very much. How would Champneys be coping with Covid? Well, our stay was absolutely fine. We had a lovely room upstairs with a balcony overlooking fhe lake and outdoor pool. The weather was fabulous. My daughter did two classes, one of which was held outdoors. We each had a treatment, and the staff were very reassuring about hygiene. The main difference is with regard to the dining room. No buffet at breakfast or lunch - so all the meals are waiter service. I do miss the buffets - it's nice to have control over what you eat, and there seemed to be far more salad options from the buffet. But nevertheless the food was really good, and I especially enjoyed the roasted guinea fowl, and then the mango sorbet! Let's hope that on our next visit the buffets are reinstated - and that's not the only reason to hope for the end of Covid19. The staff have clearly been well trained in running the Spa in these challenging times. I would particularly commend Meg, who gave me a terrific facial, and Wendy, who took us on a country trek. I'm looking forward to my next visit.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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$453 - $646 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
champneys forest mere health hotel liphook, champneys forest mere health liphook
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandHampshireLiphook
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Champneys Forest Mere
Which popular attractions are close to Champneys Forest Mere?
Nearby attractions include Hollycombe Steam Collection (2.3 miles), The Rising Sun (2.3 miles), and Grayshott Pottery (4.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Champneys Forest Mere?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Champneys Forest Mere?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Champneys Forest Mere?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Champneys Forest Mere?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dylan's Ice Cream, Nathan Marshall at Plestor House, and The Hawkley Inn.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Champneys Forest Mere?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Champneys Forest Mere offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Champneys Forest Mere?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Jane Austen's House (8.2 miles), Ramster Gardens (8.4 miles), and Uppark House and Garden (8.1 miles).
Does Champneys Forest Mere have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
Is Champneys Forest Mere accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.