Right from my initial phone inquiry, I knew that St Mary's Hall was going to be somewhere special. Perhaps it was Joan's wonderful warmth on the phone or her friendly efficiency, but I immediately knew I was in good hands. The B&B itself is lovely: a beautiful building with its own parking. Everything is immaculate with attention paid to detail without being fussy. I stayed in the suite - a generous sized bedroom with large ensuite. Wifi was included and fast, and breakfast was delicious: cereals, yoghurt, fruit and a cooked choice. I initially booked for two nights but enjoyed them so much that I extended my stay another day. Joan is a delightful host and very helpful with reliable suggestions for local restaurants (most in walking distance), and directions to the attractions around Alton and nearby Chawton. This is how a B&B should be run!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gold Winner at the 2011-14 Beautiful South Awards. As recommended in The Times, a beautifully converted church in a quiet town location with Jane Austen's House, restaurants, pubs and transport all within easy walking distance. All rooms refurbished to a very high standard. Plus a spacious guest lounge with satellite TV/DVD player, free WiFi and fridge. Four Star accredited, plus Visit England's Silver Award. We have welcomed visitors from across the UK and from 30+ countries around the world, who visit the local attractions or stay whilst on business. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- St Mary`s Hall Hotel Alton
- St Mary`s Hall b&b