The Mayflower
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The Mayflower

King’s Saltern Road, New Forest National Park Hampshire, Lymington SO41 3QD England
Great size room, apologies for the dog blanket on the bed.
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#5 of 7 hotels in Lymington
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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3.8 of 5 bubbles
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Located in the harbour of Lymington on the South Coast, The Mayflower is a stunning coastal inn which has superb dining and stylish rooms with seaside views. Our six bedrooms are beautifully finished, each with their own unique, comforting and contemporary twist. Sleep in the finest Egyptian cotton bed linen, bathe in beautiful Victorian roll-top baths and enjoy some down-time with a Nespresso while looking out over the Solent. Recently awarded a coveted AA Rosette, we pride ourselves in supporting all things British and all things local, so expect to dine on the finest ingredients that Hampshire and the beautiful South Coast have to offer. Our talented chefs have lovingly prepared a delicious menu, including beautiful seasonal dishes such as crab and lobster macaroni with spinach, morels and tarragon or Buffalo mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes, grilled pepper and basil bruschetta. With an extensive wine list, the best in class ales and a great selection of creative gin cocktails, we have something for everyone at The Mayflower. As a nation, we love to experience the outdoors with our food and drinks. Come summer time, our guests can enjoy our spacious garden, with a picture perfect coastal backdrop as far as the eye can see. The perfect location for al fresco dining. In the winter time, we have real log fires throughout the pub to keep you warm on the coldest of nights. We are conveniently located on the South Coast in Hampshire and are very near to the Isle of Wight and the New Forest - which are truly beautiful at any time of the year, and offer the best in sailing adventures, sightseeing and countryside pursuits. Whether it's a perfectly British Sunday lunch, a lazy afternoon in the garden with friends or a romantic getaway, make The Mayflower your destination of choice!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Restaurant
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Sun terrace
Room features
Bottled water
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL STYLE
Harbour View
Mid-range

Location

King’s Saltern Road, New Forest National Park Hampshire, Lymington SO41 3QD England
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Tracy @ Flint Cottage wrote a review Jan 2020
Dorking7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the moment of our arrival to our departure, the staff couldn't have been more welcoming and hospitable. Lunch and dinner were both excellent, as was breakfast (perfect poached eggs, which are a mystery to so many places!). The room was beautifully decorated and very comfortable, with everything you would need (even fresh milk delivered to your door in the morning).
Dogs are very much welcomed and there were quite a few canine guests (all offered their own sausages at breakfast). That said, the place was spotless.
We will return!
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Sheri W wrote a review Oct 2023
Crawley, United Kingdom27 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved the Mayflower. Arriving in late September, we easily found a parking space and were quickly checked in, despite the friendly lady behind the bar being on her own and with several customers waiting. She was calm and gracious.

Our room was an indulgent signature as we really love a freestanding bath, and we were pleased with the size and decor of the room. The bed was comfy, the tea/coffee tray was well stocked and the wardrobe had plenty of hangers plus a hairdryer, fan and heater, to cover all British weather scenarios!

The bathroom with overhead shower and Bramley toiletries was nice and we enjoyed just being in the room. There was little noise so we slept well; just a little traffic noise in the morning as our room faced the road at the front of the pub.

Breakfast was delicious; I had the plant based full English and my husband had a (meat based) full English, and everything was nicely cooked and presented and served with a smile and just the right degree of attentiveness.

I imagine the pub is hugely popular in the summer with its prime location by the waterfront but it was perfect for us when we visited as it was a little quieter and we felt able to relax.

Recommended!
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from General Manager, Marketing at The Mayflower
Responded 16 Nov 2023
Dear Shericg1974, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much with us. We really appreciate having feedback like this to share with the rest of our team! We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Many Thanks The Mayflower
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DNH64 wrote a review Aug 2021
Barton under Needwood, United Kingdom73 contributions45 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Decent looking old world pub, on arrival entered main entrance, very easy to book in, collected keys, directed to a side door within the bar area that takes you thru to the staircase to first floor. Room was clean, refreshment tray adequate, missing the standard uht milk, which was disappointing after a long drive, being ready for a cuppa. Bathroom very clean, bed very comfortable, overall living space was very good.
Breakfast, no cereals, menu ok, ( being boring vegans!). Service good, again overall good.
However, we both felt it was very expensive for the two night stay, ( aware of the bigger picture we’ve all been in) but still seemed way over.
Would recommend though, great location and parking.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JuanPedro wrote a review Aug 2020
Zaragoza, Spain100 contributions103 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Very Poor - Service wasn’t as advertised. Bathrobes, nespresso machine removed blaming Covid. No service to clean rooms, phone wasn’t answered so when needed towels had to go down to the bar. Had to do multiple times as was told would be sent up but weren’t. Complained afterwards on complete lack of service, weeks later they are still looking into it. Not interested in customer service. Have stayed elsewhere post Covid guidelines and had incredible service where they have adapted to follow the guidelines while still ensuring a positive customer experience. Mayflower has used it as an excuse to charge the same but cut their costs. Avoid this place, go to an AirBnB instead.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PinnerSinner wrote a review Sept 2020
Pinner, United Kingdom31 contributions27 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The bed was very comfortable and the linen and bathroom were very clean but the carpets were dirty and general maintenance was very poor. Three lightbulbs were not working - 2 in the corridor which was therefore completely dark and the main light in the sitting area. Two windows couldn't be closed properly and the bedroom window frame was dirty with cobwebs. Due to Covid regulations there was no housekeeping done in the room as long as we were in occupation so there was a reluctance to replace the lightbulbs although it was eventually done.
The staff were all very friendly and helpful and the food was good but the room would have been expensive at half the price we actually paid.
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Date of stay: September 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Teresa W wrote a review Apr 2021
10 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Whilst the food was lovely the service from the exceptionally rude and hostile greeter to the sullen staff serving food we were made to feel we were an inconvenience. We had booked in advance but The Grump made a drama of not finding the booking. We were eventually allowed through and shown a table.
If you don't have a smart phone with a scanner you won't be able to see the menu or order. Possibly a problem for the older clientele.
The drinks order was wrong and had to be rectified. The food when it came was delicious. We ordered coffee and desert and opted not to pay the descretionary charge as we felt that the service did not warrant reward. Needless to say it was taken anyway.
This was a special day out after a long time apart from my family due to the pandemic. Surely a business who has undoubtedly suffered great financial loss would be a little more pleased to welcome customers back. Having visited the pub since childhood (I am now in my sixties) I will be exceptionally reluctant to visit again.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: You need a smart phone to see the menu and to order and pay.
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podengos wrote a review Aug 2022
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel (pub with rooms), shabby exterior with even shabbier interior. Bed & bathroom were clean but the rooms were so tired they were horizontal. Bed bases were ripped and stuffing coming out. Cheap loo seat (easy to replace once a season, especially for the rates charged) was yellowing. Maintenance required in the room to fix water ingress on the ceiling and shelf needed repairing. Please don't book "The Leopard" (room 1) as the so called "view" is a noisy pub garden with some harbour buildings and the tops of a few boats. There is an kitchen extractor RIGHT next to the bathroom window which if extremely noisy and on from 7.30 am to late at night. Also the noise of the cellar cooling equipment is on and off constantly during the night and is noisy when the front window is open. The view from the front window is of 3 large gas bottles and broken tiles. The main stairs is dingy and in need of redecoration. The housekeeping staff were good, as were the young people in the bar. The other members of staff were either flaky or forbidding.
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Date of stay: July 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Steve B wrote a review May 2022
Dartford, United Kingdom72 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I, like the rest of the tourists, hired a bike and went exploring. Stopped at this place for a drink and sat in the spacious and clean beer garden. There's an outside bar and kitchen and I thought the food and drink was really good and reasonably priced given the quality and location.
The shrimp kebabs were the best and the calamari a close second.
Would go again now if I was in the area.
Faultless, casual experience.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sowerby44 wrote a review Jun 2021
London, United Kingdom11 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I enjoyed our overnight stay in this pub which had lovely walks nearby.
Our room was nicely furnished and spacious. The pub beneath was nice, as was breakfast in the pub.
The issue I have is that the prices charged are similar to hotels which have other facilities included e.g. access to gym, pool, reception etc. I therefore fee room prices are significantly overcharged making value for money very low.
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Date of stay: June 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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kristian b wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
after 4 hours of driving to the south coast for business i was met with a friendly team behind the bar who welcomed me and showed me to my room. The room was clean and tidy and very well decorated. The bed was comfy and had more extras than most of the expensive hotel chains. This was free water, nibbles, more towels than you know what to do woth and coffee machine. Breakfast was great. loads of choice and excellent hot breakfast. Loved staying there and will do again next time i need to.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: just book it! you wont regret it.
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Answer from jonathanw071
Northampton, England13 contributions4 helpful votes
I'm not sure but just give them a call.
Gill E asked a question Sept 2016
Lutterworth, United Kingdom27 contributions3 helpful votes
Can you get B& B rates that include evening meal deals
Answer from Bex36Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom75 contributions39 helpful votes
Sorry late reply: no idea best look online or call them
keeproamin wrote a tip Apr 2024
Bakewell, United Kingdom14 contributions16 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Very dog friendly so avoid if you can’t stand dogs (there are plenty of hotels that ban dogs). We took three very small dogs and we couldn’."
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One man and his dog wrote a tip Feb 2023
15 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a sea view."
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nicola Duggan wrote a tip Jan 2023
8 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"A good all around pub with excellent food."
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JethroBucks wrote a tip Oct 2022
Princes Risborough, United Kingdom30 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Our room looked over the road, but was very quiet. So noise is not a problem"
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skilospi wrote a tip Aug 2022
Wanborough, United Kingdom23 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If staying over, try to arrive before their lunch service, especially at weekends as the car park was very busy."
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PRICE RANGE
£138 - £236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the mayflower hotel lymington, mayflower hotel lymington
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandHampshireNew Forest National Park HampshireLymington
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Mayflower
Which popular attractions are close to The Mayflower?
Nearby attractions include Lymington Sea Water Baths (0.06 miles), Lymington Yacht Haven (0.2 miles), and St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Mayflower?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Mayflower?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Mayflower?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Mayflower?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Elderflower Lymington, Lanes, and The Haven Bar & Restaurant.
Is The Mayflower located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the centre of Lymington.
Are pets allowed at The Mayflower?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Mayflower?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hurst Castle (3.4 miles), Yarmouth Castle (3.5 miles), and St Thomas and All Saints Church (0.8 miles).
Does The Mayflower have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
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