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Stanwell House Hotel
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Lymington
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 9, 2013

We had an overnight stay at the Stanwell House prior to a couple of days sailing out of Lymmington. Having stayed there once before, I knew what to expect and was not disappointed.
The hotel is very well maintained despite being an old building and very imaginative use has been made of the public areas. The twin beds in our room were very comfortable if a shade on the narrow side. Food in the restaurant was excellent.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

We stayed in a garden suite with a door into the garden so that we could sit outside and read our books. The outside lights that we had be assured came on at 8 o'clock did not function - and no-one could make them work. This experience was further marred by the occupants of the other garden suite allowing their dogs to defecate on the lawn outside the room - not something one wants to watch while having morning tea in the garden. The room was OK, but the toast was sliced bread - and when you only have toast and tea for breakfast it is disappointing. The restautant manager was grumpy and the reception staff not very helpful.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Betty N
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Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

My partner and I travelled here for a close friend of mines wedding. Knowing the area and my friends tastes I was expecting grwat things and it didnt disappoint. The civil service was lovely, informal and friendly as it could be and not robotic at all. Luckily for us the weather held off for the photos and a lovely pimms reception. I feel we were squashed in a little into the ceremony room and the garden and that capacity isn't really at what the hotel claims. The food was lovely; though the fish cake lacked that real fish taste abd mayonnaise tho nice tasted like normal mayo not truffle. The two mains were duck and beef which were both lovely. Veggies were a little too al dente as if they were hurried to the table. Service was a little slow and muddled, not knowing where to put what meal and dishing out in a random order not by table meaning people were waiting. One lot of veggies came out half way thru the meal which I found bizarre. Puddings were lovely, good choice of tea, and the venue seenes very helpful with allowing a personaliseddtouch. Having two rooms plus the outside space was nice, though thwre needs to be air con in them, it waa roasting during dinner, let alone when people were dancing. Evening buffet was lovely, bar waa too expensive although i was impressed that the left over I wine from dinner was put out for people to help themselves. We didn't stay so I cant comment on breakfast or the rooms but overall it was a lovely day.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

We had a lovely few days at Stanwell House. We were attending a relatives wedding there so booked some extra days to make it a nice break. All the staff we met were very accommodating and ensured we had everything we needed. It is centrally located in the town and close to the railway and bus stations. We stayed in a Garden Room Suite which was spacious and light. Only downside is lack of parking available as the hotel car park can only accommodate around 8 cars.

Room Tip: The ground floor rooms can sometimes be dark with plants and trees in gardens blocking out light.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Four Ladies Who Walk thoroughly enjoyed their stay in this centrally located, lovely hotel. Two of the rooms were fabulous, and the other two OK but smaller and somewhat oppressively red. Marilyn at reception happily showed us what else was available and we swapped those two for larger, lighter rooms on the other side. Coffees, teas and hot chocolates were delicious and served with delectable home-made biscuits and, later, more-ish pistachio fudge. Dinner was excellent, but be aware that if you take the 'dinner included' option you might be better off a la carte, particularly if you don't want all courses. Breakfast was plentiful and good quality. The staff were exemplary. A suggestion for improvement is the ability to lock the bedroom door from the inside. Ensure you get instructions on the parking, as it's hard to find. Now I know where it is, I'll come again!

Room Tip: Rooms vary quite a bit so it's worth checking them out first, even if on the website.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Having been here for lunch with my husband and being very impressed we then booked to come with a few friends the following week. Both meals were excellent and the service was friendly and efficient. We are locals and in comparison with the chain restaurants on the High Street - well there was no comparison! Also our meal and the wine was actually less expensive and so much better.
We will be bringing our summer visitors here this year!

Room Tip: we did not stay here but came for lunch to the lovely restaurant. However I have seen the facilities...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

This was my girlfriends and my first stay here and we couldn't have been happier from the charm of the hotel, the location , the restaurant, the bar and last but not least the suite we booked which has its own garden.

The sea food tasted so fresh and the champagne and wines were perfect.

This was a birthday trip for my girlfriend and me and as we booked a suite it wasn't cheap but it was worth every penny the hotels charm and attention to detail was spot on as far as we were concerned.

They even did a special plate for her dessert with happy birthday written in chocolate on it which simple as it may sound really went down well.

However the real test was in the bar after and they made the most fantastic cocktails.

And wow the breakfast made from local produce really set you up for the day and yes if you ask nicely they get you more :). The restaurant you have breakfast in is a different one than the sea food one but it was just as beautiful if not more so.

So in short

Fantastic hotel
Perfect location
Sea food restaurant really hit the mark
Wines and bar perfect

I would stay here again without a second thought.

I hope this review helps you chose where to stay

Room Tip: The yellow suite or lemon coloured one with its own garden is perfect
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Stanwell House Hotel

Address: 14-15 High Street, New Forest National Park Hampshire, Lymington SO41 9AA, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > New Forest National Park Hampshire > Lymington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Lymington
Price Range: $132 - $294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Stanwell House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stanwell House is a cosmopolitan and stylish boutique hotel situated at the heart of Lymington, near the New Forest in Hampshire. As part of your stay at Stanwell House you can be sure you will enjoy a warm welcome and superb stay complimented by fine dining and sumptuous wines at our cocktail bar, bistro and seafood restaurant whilst absorbing the relaxed and tranquil ambience, ideal of all the family including your 4 legged friend. ... more   less 
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