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“Afternoon tea”
Review of Solent Hotel & Spa

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Solent Hotel & Spa
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Whiteley
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 9, 2013

A great place to meet for business lunch and relaxed atmosphere with superb service and courteous staff. A delightful experience and thoroughly recommend and will definitely return. We enjoyed the leisure facilities also

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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ShireHotels, Dominic Osborne - General Manager at Solent Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2013

Thank you for your feedback, it is very much appreciated.

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Reviewed March 8, 2013

This Hotel proves you don't have to break the bank to enjoy stylish and premium business services. Everything worked fine even the Wifi, the food was fine and the room was well equipped.
The bar was also good and the internal decor was in good condition. There were a number of architectural designs like the central staircase that made this property stand out from the crowd. Staff were brilliant and plenty of free parking. Location also superb.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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ShireHotels, Dominic Osborne - General Manager at Solent Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2013

I was delighted to read your comments further to your recent meeting at the hotel. I hope to welcome you back shortly.

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Reviewed March 5, 2013

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

We were invited to a relative's 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration at The Solent Hotel, our room was very nice, very comfortable bed, nice sitting area and thoughtful things like nice mugs instead of cups to use, the only observation would be that we too had problems with the heating in the room, also isn't it time that shower curtains were banned from public places?
We attended our function in the Hamble Suite, a super venue, the food served was first class, how do they serve such high quality to so many people at the same time? The staff, mostly young, were very professional and made the whole experience exemplary, next morning we had the perfect breakfast served by another charming team of young waiters and waitresses!
Well done the Solent.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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ShireHotels, Dominic Osborne - General Manager at Solent Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2013

Thank you for your review following your stay. I note your concerns regarding the heating which I will investigate further – we have recently installed a new combined heating and air con system so your feedback is helpful in assisting us to iron out any issues with the system. Thank you once again for your feedback.

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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Stayed here on business on 13 February 2013. Hotel reception experience was good and the hotel very comfortable and had all the expected facilities of a 4* hotel. The shower was very powerful and that is always a plus in my book!

Met for dinner with colleagues, table booked for 9:30pm. We were told that the restaurant closed/stopped serving at 9:30 so would need to order quick. If this is the case why take the booking in the first place. The staff were setting up for, I think, breakfast around us and clearly wanted us out so they could leave. The bill was forced upon us after deserts. The restaurant experience really did let this hotel down.

Other than the restaurant the hotel was great. I didn't get chance to try the pool/gym but it looked very inviting!

I would stay again but will probably eat out.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Great experience. Beautiful hotel room. Fresh towels all the time. Bed made all the time! Excellent, restaurant food for breakfast. Great service at the front desk that always ordered taxis for me and completed all my requests to my biggest satisfaction. Center of Fareham is really close to the Solent Hotel. Only 15 to 20 minutes by car from both Portsmouth and Southampton. Two great cities in Southern England. Great swimming pools. The beds in the rooms are fantastic. No complaints. Only great memories.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

We booked a last minute spa break at the Solent hotel and spa the rooms were excellent and very well Appointed with separate lounge area at the side of the main bedroom the swimming pool sauna and steam rooms were of a high standard the restaurant was of top quality very well located hotel for easy access into Southampton and Portsmouth. Free Wi-Fi access around the hotel was good the only surprising thing was there is no security safe within the hotel bedrooms. I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel for either a spa break or for business usage

Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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ShireHotels, Dominic Osborne - General Manager at Solent Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2013

Thank you for your recent review. I was delighted to read your feedback which is very much appreciated and look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

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Additional Information about Solent Hotel & Spa

Address: Rookery Avenue, Whiteley, Fareham PO15 7AJ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Fareham > Whiteley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Whiteley
Price Range: $120 - $218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Solent Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 111
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Awarded the AA Hotel Group Of The Year 2016/2017, Thwaites Hotel's luxurious 4 star Solent Hotel and Spa nestles in acres of glorious Hampshire woodland and provides a haven of peace and tranquillity for both business and leisure guests. Located just minutes from Junction 9 of the M27 motorway, the Hotel is midway between Southampton and Portsmouth, and less than thirty minutes from the New Forest. ... more   less 
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