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“An excellent hotel”
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Forest Lodge Hotel
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Lyndhurst
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“An excellent hotel”
Reviewed January 25, 2012

Stayed here with friends over the weekend and had a great time. The food and service were excellent, an dthe facilities and rooms were superb. The hotel is ideally situated for walking into the forest or strolling into town. Will definately recommend this hotel if you are looking to stay in the New Forest.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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newforesthotels, Guest Relations Manager at Forest Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, February 7, 2012
Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you return soon!
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 6, 2012

The Forest Lodge Hotel in Lyndhurst is the perfect location. It is less than a 5 minute walk to the very small town and it is right opposite a field where there are grazing ponies.

The staff were very helpful and welcoming. The hotel itself is attractive outside and inside and the room we had was just perfect. It was clean, spacious and had everything we needed. I found time to use the pool, that was a very good size and had a gorgeous painting of a bluebell wood all across the back of the room. The view from the pool room is the gardens.

The food didn't disappoint. I am glad that breakfast was not a hot buffet, you were asked what you wanted and it was served, fresh. Although you could also help yourself to cereal, fruit etc. In the evening the dinner was a very good standard. We ate in the hotel both nights as the restaurant far exceeded the quality that we had seen in the town.

There is plenty of parking too. We used the hotel as a base to visit the rest of the New Forest, it is the ideal location.

If you are there on a nice day, go along the lane next to the hotel, there is a gorgeous little country pub with a huge garden.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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newforesthotels, Guest Relations Manager at Forest Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, February 7, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are delighted that you had an enjoyable stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back at the hotel in the near future.
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North West, England
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Reviewed January 1, 2012

Lovely hotel, room nice, staff very friendly. Breakfast is served to you (except for cereals, fruit, yogurts etc). If you are very hungry you will have to ask for extra as you don't get a lot. We asked for extras and didn't get charged extra. Did not eat here in the evening was far too expensive, bar area also very quiet probably prices yet again. Nice decking area outside with nice seating but you are not allowed to smoke here!!! Could not see the logic in that. Apparently on a small grassed area near to the decking it apparently has one table and a couple of chairs where you can sit but this was not there. I realise that a lot of people don't like people smoking but the fact is it still exists and should be catered for.

Room Tip: Think all rooms were much the same
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 8, 2011

Stayed here for a two night short break. Wanted a hotel within walking distance of a town and one with a swimming pool - this hotel met both criteria. Overall the hotel was clean and comfortable - if wanted to get really picky there was some dust on the ensuite floor and tops of light fittings but it certainly wasnt to the detriment of stay. We were put in a verderer room which was a family room as it had a set of bunk beds in it. Was spacious and good facilities- couldnt get wi fi though. Breakfast was very good and tasty. Bar and whole ambience of this hotel was spot on- swimming pool was excellent.If you are looking for a hotel in New Forest I would thoroughly recommend this one.(We didnt eat evening meal so cannot comment on the restaurant)

Room Tip: The Verederer rooms were very spacious. Ask for one where dogs have not been allowed if you have all...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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newforesthotels, Guest Relations Manager at Forest Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, December 23, 2011
Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We will look into the problems you had logging onto our free WiFi access, which is usually very reliable. We look forward to seeing you in the near future.
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London
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Reviewed December 5, 2011

We visited for a weekend break in early December.
The hotel is located on the edge of Lyndhurst and is set well back from the road. The location is perfect for exploring the town and getting straight onto the local forest walking routes. It also happens to be very near the Waterloo Arms which is one of the best pubs in town.

We were in a Verderer room on the 1st floor (number 15) which was spotlessly clean, spacious, comfortable and very well equipped with a really good shower, good size flat screen TV, tea/coffee facilities etc.
Food in the restaurant was good, but the highlight for us was the bar manager, Jonathan, nothing was too much trouble and he spent a lot of time with us on wine selection. He's a real enthusiast and very knowledgeable.

Room Tip: The room upgrades are worthwhile as they are very spacious and well equipped
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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newforesthotels, Guest Relations Manager at Forest Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, December 23, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you will visit again soon.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 21, 2011

The Forest Lodge is a real find. Just on the edge of Lyndhurst, you can park your car here for the duration of your stay, and amble into the town centre to eat and drink. However, if you once dine in the hotel's restaurant, you'll probably choose to eat there (as we did) every night. It has gained two AA rosettes, and clearly deserves them. An excellent meal here is about £30 a head, including a bottle of wine.

Those who have suggested requesting a ground floor room have a good point. We followed this advice, and were glad of it. We had Room 1, which is right by the bar, and was very comfortable and well appointed. The bathroom was spotlessly clean, and had a full bath as well as overhead shower. Some of the upstairs rooms, on peeking, looked slightly smaller, and the creaky corridor mentioned by others had the potential to be irritating to occupants of rooms 27 - 32.

That corridor runs along to the swimming pool, for which we had nothing but praise. Even though the hotel seemed to be fairly well occupied (even full?), we had it to ourselves on all the three occasions we used it. There is also a small sauna, just big enough for two people, which wasn't hugely hot but was very pleasant to sit in for ten or fifteen minutes. The changing rooms were again spotlessly clean and fluffy white towels are in plentiful supply. Simply take and use as many as you need, then leave them in the laundry basket.

Overall, this hotel is well-located and very comfortable. Though the room sizes are probably what put it in the three star category, the facilities make it feel more of a four star place, and the approach of the staff is definitely five star: nothing is too much trouble.

Stay here, and tell your friends.

Room Tip: Ask for the Ground Floor.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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newforesthotels, Guest Relations Manager at Forest Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, November 23, 2011
Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed the facilities on offer at the Forest Lodge hotel, including our Glasshouse Restaurant. We hope to see you again soon.
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London
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Reviewed November 21, 2011

Lovely hotel. Modern room, nicely furnished and very clean. Staff exceptionally friendly and helpful. Great location. Pool a good bonus. We have a 2 year old so had to eat in the bar - nice surroundings but the food was standard fare and not a lot of choice. It's not a cheap hotel but it is very nice and comfortable.

Room Tip: Room 16 was nice!
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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newforesthotels, Guest Relations Manager at Forest Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, November 23, 2011
Thank you for your review. We are glad you and your family enjoyed your stay. We welcome children of any age into our restaurant, so perhaps next time you could try it out. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Property: Forest Lodge Hotel
Address: Romsey Road, Pikes Hill, Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park Hampshire SO43 7AS, England (Formerly BEST WESTERN Forest Lodge)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > New Forest National Park Hampshire > Lyndhurst
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Lyndhurst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Forest Lodge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Formerly a Georgian Dower House of the Notherwood Estate, the Forest Lodge Hotel blends historical charm and contemporary style with warm hospitality. Located just minutes from Lyndhurst and the beautiful New Forest, our boutique hotel is the perfect destination for weekend getaways, family breaks, wedding celebrations, corporate meetings and events. Family-friendly doesn't just mean the kids, we welcome dogs too. With comfy, well appointed rooms featuring great amenities, we're ideal for swift overnight stays and long, indulgent breaks. Stroll into Lyndhurst and hit the boutiques, explore the beautiful New Forest surroundings, relax in our bars and dine well in the award-winning Glasshouse Restaurant. ... more   less 
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Best Western Forest Lodge Hotel Lyndhurst
Best Western Lyndhurst
Lyndhurst Best Western
Best Western Forest Hotel
Forest Lodge Hotel Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park Hampshire

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