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Stanwell House Hotel
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Lymington
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 3, 2014

Although we live only a 45 minute drive away, we stay here fairly regularly as a comfortable place for a night away and meal with wine without having to sort out a taxi ride home. We also lunch here regularly. The food is of a consistently high standard, in terms of taste, choice, quality and presentation. The lunch menu, in particular, is excellent value for money. Most recently, the presentation of my smoked mackerel starter was so good - it was like a small piece of art - that it almost seemed a pity to destroy the composition. I don't belong to the generation that takes food photos to post on social networking sites, but I was very tempted to. The kitchen team could teach a certain other far more expensive 5 star hotel in the forest (where a Michelin-starred chef has been brought in in mostly an executive capacity, and where we have also stayed on a number of occasions) a thing or two. I hope they don't read this and poach the Stanwell chefs!

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

Booked this hotel over a year ago, but due to family illness have had to cancel my booking twice! No problem for these lovely people - they simply did not charge us a bean; then allowed us to re book within six months which we ended up having to do TWICE! Eventually got to stay and given a wonderful upgraded room. Fantastic décor, ambience, but above all....wonderfully helpful friendly staff, including their Night Porter who looks after you like royalty!!
The food is also interesting, exciting, (Charles choc desert was the most original desert I have ever experienced!) with great sea food and a lovely restaurant.
Enjoyed a number of night caps in the cosy little lounge between the two restaurants.
Can't wait to return to this jewel in Lymingtons' crown.

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Reviewed January 30, 2014

We stayed at the Stanwell House Hotel a few years ago and as it was a special birthday for our two wives we decided to try again as we had such a good time before.
There was an offer with Waitrose that included 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast plus and afternoon tea and a bottle of house wine, who could refuse.
I emailed to request a parking space as the four of us travelled in one car and after dropping off the baggage from the high street I found a space for my car during our stay.
Lymington is a beautiful town on a hill with lots of unique boutique shops, a few with a nautical feel as you are right by the sea, in fact there is a link to the Isle of Wight if you want.
The hotel food is absolutely excellent, we ate in the Seafood restaurant both nights, delicious as was the red wine called ELKI, definitely recommend this one.
The staff are so friendly and helpful from reception, housekeeping through to the restaurant and breakfast team, even the owners are friendly and happy to chat.
There is lots to see and do in and around Lymington including the New Forest and country and coastal walks, Christchurch a lovely seaside resort. The hotel even has a "Twizzy" electric vehicle to hire.
We stayed in two of the Garden rooms upstairs and they have a lot of amenities including free bottled water each day. The rooms are getting to the point of needing a redec, but still very clean and comfortable.

Room Tip: Garden rooms are very quiet.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

The only quibble I would have of the Stanwell House is that the fruit at breakfast seemed to me to be out of cans, although it is promoted as "poached". Perhaps it's my taste buds. Whatever, as I say that was a tiny disappointment in what was otherwise a superb experience. The staff were very attentive, very friendly.... our room (16) was excellent, and dinner in the Seafood restaurant was one of the very best we have ever had. Excellent! Breakfast was splendid (despite the fruit), a cream tea, splendid. I have notched up quite a few "brownie points" with my wife for this stay.

Room Tip: 16 is a suite with a view of the garden and a little more expensive than some other rooms.
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

We had a lovely night stay in this hotel for my husband's birthday. The staff are so friendly and helpful (especially Chris on reception).

Our room was beautiful, a garden suite with a lovely big, comfy bed and separate lounge area.

The hotel is perfectly placed on Lymington High Street with shops and pubs within easy walking distance.

We didn't have a dinner at the hotel but the breakfast was amazing - hot and fresh.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone and I can't wait to go back again myself.

Thanks for a great stay Stanwell House Hotel!

Room Tip: The downstairs garden suites are lovely for a special treat. There are patio doors leading out onto...
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Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

On the High Street, a nice place to stop and enjoy an afternoon tea. Lovely cakes and good value. Eat in the conservatory. Dog friendly hotel. Didn't stay so can't comment on rooms. Lymington is a lovely town to walk around, especially down by the quay and circular route around the harbour.

Stayed: January 2014
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

I booked a cheeky break for our wedding anniversary and what a fabulous choice again the Stanwell House Hotel was. We had a beautiful suite, spotlessly clean, beautiful bathroom could not fault it at all. Staff were totally amazing, nothing was too much trouble, we decided to eat In the Seafood Restaurant and had a wonderful romantic meal, lovely ambiance, beautiful seafood and fabulous service. Wine was also amazing... we also took afternoon tea in the lovely conservatory which was a mixture of locals and residents a really lovely mix, very friendly and superb afternoon tea to go with! Cant wait to return, thank you again Stanwell for making our stay memorable.

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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: $144 - $265 (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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