I chose this hotel from the reviews I read here and we were not disappointed, it was as described and more. Shirley and Godfrey are excellent hosts who are welcoming, friendly and warm, and work very hard to make it the wonderful home and hotel that it is and that is enjoyed by so many people.
The hotel was extremely clean, and homely. There was a very good selection of breakfast cereals, fresh fruits and the cooked breakfast was very tasty. There is a fridge in the dining room that can be used by the guests.
We stayed in an en-suite room with our daughter, the room was big enough for all 3 of us to be comfortable in. The tea and coffee facilities were very good, with a good supply of tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits. My husband and I were able to sit in a couple of tub chairs on the galleried landing while we waited for our daughter to fall asleep in the evenings which helped a lot. And the room had blackout blinds as well as curtains, which was great! We could see part of the sea from one of the windows and enjoyed spotting a big cruise liner and a couple of ferries go by.
We were given a parking permit to use in the car park opposite for the duration of our stay which was very thoughtful and helpful.
It is on the edge of the New Forest and close to Southampton too, so a good place to stop and enjoy a couple of days. We stayed for 4 nights and I would not hesitate to recommend it, we also would like to return in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a family run guesthouse located in the beautiful setting of the New Forest National Park backing onto Southampton Water. We believe in using as much local produce as possible and supporting producers within the area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Maples Hythe, Hampshire