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Balmer Lawn
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Brockenhurst
Certificate of Excellence
canterbury
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“always a nice place to stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

me and my wife have been coming here for a few years now and have always enjoyed our stay . it was a nice this time to have the evening meals off the bar menue . they were delicios.
staff are always very good they are a credit to your hotel .we had room 43 this time great room ,good view . look forward to our next visit .

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank davethediscoman
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KBirrell, General Manager at Balmer Lawn, responded to this review, December 9, 2012
Many thanks for your complimentary review with regards to your recent stay with us at the Balmer Lawn.

It is great to hear that we are consistantly 'getting it right' from a guest who has stayed with us on numerous occasions over the years.

We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

K Birrell - General Manager
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Southampton, England
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

I went here for a wedding and stayed the night at a discounted rate. I am basing this review on this rate rather than normal price. I thought the hotel was great. The hotel staff were very attentive, especially during the wedding itself. The food for the wedding and the breakfast was delicious, it must be so hard to get that much food right for that many people but they nailed it. The room is nice, the 4 poster bed was very comfortable. My room was on the first floor overlooking the lawn with a balcony which was a nice touch. I would definately recommend that hotel.

Room Tip: Room 14 had a balcony overlooking the law. Bride and groom had room 27 and the bathroom looked very...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tom7485
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KBirrell, General Manager at Balmer Lawn, responded to this review, December 9, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review on your recent stay with us at the Balmer Lawn.

I am delighted to hear that everything was up to our usual high standards with the meal and the service at the wedding you attended.

I do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future.

K Birrell - General Manager
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Christchurch, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

Recommended by a friend, booked a Friday night, DBB, Had flowers, chocolates and wine put in room before arrival. Receptionist hoped we would like the room they had given us. Was supposed to have a standard room with a forest view - ended up with "the best room in the hotel" according to their web site. It was more than that - to check it out look on their website on Room 47. Well done to the Balmer Lawn for making my birthday special :)

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Julie S
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KBirrell, General Manager at Balmer Lawn, responded to this review, December 1, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write such a complimentary review on your recent stay with us at the Balmer Lawn.

I am delighted to hear that we managed to make your birthday truely special and I hope that will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the hotel in the future.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

I am writing to say a gigantic “Thank You” to all the staff at the Balmer Lawn for making my mother’s 80th birthday surprise party such a fantastic success from start to finish. From the initial menu planning and room decoration through to the professionalism of the waiting and bar staff on the night, everything ran smoother than I would have imagined possible!
The rooms were beautifully decorated with hundreds of balloons and colourful sashes on all the chairs.The welcome drinks, canapés and 3 course dinner were absolutely delicious and the conference and banqueting manager (Slavo) made the evening run like clockwork- doing a brilliant job of ensuring that the 85 guests wanted for nothing throughout the evening and were in the right place at the right time to give my mother a fantastic surprise when she arrived!
After dinner, we had a private disco (arranged by the Balmer Lawn) and a cocktail bar lasting until midnight. All of the bar staff were brilliant, managing to cope with the endless drinks orders -Thank you in particular to Lisa who worked tirelessly and with a friendly smile all evening!
Many of the party guests stayed overnight and had breakfast in the morning –I have had only positive feedback from them regarding their lovely rooms and the brilliant full English breakfast provided.
This was a special evening with a brilliant atmosphere shared by family, friends and neighbours past and present from all over the country (and the U.S.). The Balmer Lawn made the evening very, very special and gave our friends, family and my mother in particular, memories which will always be treasured.
Thank you Balmer Lawn!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank surferjoeuk
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KBirrell, General Manager at Balmer Lawn, responded to this review, December 1, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review of your mother's birthday party held with us recently.

I am delighted to hear that the evening was such a success, and I hope that we will get the pleasure of welcoming you, and maybe some of your guests, back to the hotel in the future.

K Birrell - General Manager
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Aylesbury, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

Wonderful old hotel but with all mod cons. All the staff were friendly and helpful. We had a beautifully furnished room at the end of the building which was lovely and quiet (apart from the wind howling!!). Truly dog-friendly - pooch had a cuddle at reception and there was a bowl and mat waiting for her in our room. Although you cannot take dogs into the restaurant area there were some tables laid out for the dog-owners in the lounge for breakfast which was a bonus. Breakfast was plentiful and tasty. The other half went to the pool on the Saturday afternoon but it was packed and he only stayed 10 minutes as it and the jacuzzi were so busy. The bar area is cosy with a real-look fire and comfy chairs. The hotel is 10 minutes walk to the village with a variety of pubs and restaurants, but take a torch! Fantastic walks straight from the hotel into the New Forest.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MapleBear
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KBirrell, General Manager at Balmer Lawn, responded to this review, December 1, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review on your recent stay with us at the Balmer Lawn.

I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and I do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you, and of course Maple, back to the hotel in the future!

K Birrell - General Manager
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Beaconsfield, Bucks
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

Organised a reunion for 28 people at Balmer Lawn in November. It was a complete success, with unlversal praise for the hotel from a group not the easiest to please. The accommodation, food and service were really excellent. Throughout our stay the staff were helpful and approachable and contributed greatly to a memorable occasion. The hotel even dealt generously with a last minute cancellation due to a serious medical problem. We would certainly have no hesitation in returning.

Room Tip: We had "Forest View" rooms which were excellent.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Peter W
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KBirrell, General Manager at Balmer Lawn, responded to this review, December 1, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a great review on your recent function held with us.

I am delighted to hear that all your group enjoyed the evening and I do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the hotel in the future.

K Birrell - General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

Great staff, lovely atmosphere and very welcoming.

We returned for a lovely weekend in this historic hotel and were made to feel very welcome. Despite the awful weather everyone was happy and smiling and took good care of us. Bar service was prompt and pleasant, room service arrived very quickly and was of very good quality.

We had a restful night despite torrential rain and dozed happily in a lovely room not far from the Saturday night pianist on the baby grand, it's muted lullabies sending my happily into slumber.

The room was a good size and clean with adequate furniture. Linen and towels were spotless.

Gym and pool were lovely, very clean and not very busy. Jacuzzi is well worth remembering your costume for.

Breakfast was divine - everything you can think of with the option of a la carte as well. Hot items were served buffet style which, if you read my other reviews, I am not always a fan of, but here it is done properly - everything is well cooked, fresh and delightful.

We will certainly return.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank travellerocity
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KBirrell, General Manager at Balmer Lawn, responded to this review, December 1, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review on your recent stay with us at the Balmer Lawn.

I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, despite the awful weather!

I do hope that we will get the pleasure of welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future, hopefully with better weather this time.

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Property: Balmer Lawn
Address: Lyndhurst Road, New Forest National Park Hampshire, Brockenhurst SO42 7ZB, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > New Forest National Park Hampshire > Brockenhurst
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Brockenhurst
#2 Spa Hotel in Brockenhurst
#6 Family Hotel in Brockenhurst
#7 Romantic Hotel in Brockenhurst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Balmer Lawn 4*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A good quality 4 Star Hotel & Spa set right in the heart of the beautiful New Forest National Park. We have extensive leisure facilities - indoor and outdoor pools, Jacuzzi, 6 Spa treatment rooms and relaxation area, tennis and squash courts and fully equipped gym. Beresford's our award winning restaurant offers some of the finest locally sourced foods in the area. You can access the Forest directly from the hotel. We have 6 rooms suitable for private, wedding and conference/corporate use. The hotel is privately owned and managed and we pride ourselves on offering great service. Book directly with the hotel for the best rates and room allocations inclusive of a full English breakfast. ... more   less 
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