I actually hate to write this review, because my husband and I absolutely love Four Seasons hotels and always try and stay in them while going away. After recently coming back from Four Seasons in Maldives for the second time (which was incredible by the way!) we thought we would take a romantic weekend away here in Hampshire. This hotel has always been on our list to go to next so I booked the Manor room for 3 nights as a surprise for my husband.
This was the most expensive room on the list available, I considered a suite but with the average suite costing £800/night, and looking huge with a dining table etc , I thought the Manor room would be better for just us two. The room was small, with 2 tiny windows barely overlooking the back of some gardens. The bathroom was very small. For £440/night, did we expect a bit more? yes we did.
The bed was extremely comfortable, being pregnant myself, it was heaven for 3 nights. The pillows were amazing, the mattress everything. I had a really great sleep each night, which isn't an easy task lately. We went to the spa one day and booked a couples room. The spa is gorgeous. The couples room was very romantic, and nothing I asked my therapist was too much trouble, she was very warm, kind and understanding to all my needs. I had a pregnancy massage while my husband had the hot stone massage followed by a facial each. My husband was very happy with his treatments (and hes a typical guy and not really into the whole spa thing, he came just for me!) but really enjoyed his treatments. My pregnancy massage was great too, the therapist really managed to sort out a lot of back and neck pain I was having.
Theres a lovely round pool outside, as well as an inside pool. But the outdoor pool was just amazing on a hot summers day (its bigger than a jacuzzi, but smaller than the average outdoor pool)
We thought the room service was really expensive but nice food, as were the restaurants. Views were great if you sit outside the Bistro. However, at one point I ordered a non alcoholic Pina Colada. Personally, this is my favourite drink and I order pina coladas anytime I go away, so I know what it always should, more or less, taste like. The waiter bought me a drink that tasted of flour and a very weak pineapple juice- to be honest all I really could taste was like a flour, or powder inside. It was terrible, I told my husband to take a sip and he said something must have gone off (im guessing one of the ingredients?) We sent it back to the waiter who looked at me in disguist for daring to complain and took it away. He seemed very attitude-y with us after that (all other waiters were great) I ordered another drink and it was fine, but after we finished we were quite shocked to see we had been charged £10.00 for this drink we had sent away straight away. My husband deducted it off the bill (it wasn't about the money, but the principle) but we found out when checking out they had STILL charged us for it. Absolutely shocking.
People say its the little things that make a hotel, and its true, as it was then on my mind constantly on our way back home how they could have the audacity to do that. I felt like ringing up to complain, but didn't want to look like I was arguing over £10...even though, like I said it wasn't about the money.
We love Four Seasons, we love the Park Lane Four Seasons, amongst others....but would we stay here again? No. Chewton Glenn treehouses win hands down!! Now thats a pure class weekend getaway!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set amid 500 acres of Hampshire parkland, yet only 1 hour from London, Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire is the perfect English-country escape. Centred on a historic Georgian Manor house, rooms feature English-style interiors with spacious, en-suite marble bathrooms. Guests can enjoy an array of country pursuits including horse-riding and clay-pigeon shooting, and outdoor activities such as tennis and cycling. The luxury Spa, situated in the renovated stable block, features a conservatory-style infinity pool and outdoor vitality pool, and a tree-top challenge, the Highwire Adventure. Our brand new restaurant and bar, Wild Carrot is now open and sees Executive Chef Dirk Gieselmann joining forces in the open kitchen with Restaurant Chef Adam Falgrin to create a menu championing the best of locally and regionally sourced seasonal produce. The Bar at Wild Carrot features an exceptional list of classic cocktails and artisanal concoctions inspired by the intriguing history of the local area. ... more less
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