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“Hidden gem, glamping at it's best.”
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Alresford, Hampshire, England

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jomitch36
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Hidden gem, glamping at it's best.”
Reviewed 26 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We had an excellent stay,made to feel totally welcome
Accommodation was 5* the lodge and safari tent that we hired had more than we could have asked for,or even expected.
We will all be going back with our family's. They have some great family events planned.
Situated right next to the Water Cress steam train line ,idyllic countryside views,with Alresford and Winchester not far away.
Thank you so much for a most wonderful experience

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Liked best: The accommodation was more than expected. ..very clean.
Liked least: There was nothing not to like.
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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jen672
Emsworth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed 25 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

I stayed here with a group of friends recently. From start to finish we had a brilliant experience. The lodge was beautifully clean and inviting with everything you could possibly need. Modern interiors and very comfy beds. Great location for exploring the area. Thank you for a lovely stay .

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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26 Jul 2016
Many thanks for this great review and hope to see you back again!!

Jo
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Wendy B
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Weekend camping”
Reviewed 24 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Well what can I say we arrived Friday afternoon to this lovely sunny campsite with lodges. First impression was how clean tidy and spacious it was . We pitched our tent and it is all very flat grass where no cars are aloud so safe as well . We was even taken into one of the lodges to have a look WELL nice is a understatement. Staff very friendly and with the added bonus of steam trans who could not love this place . Thank you for a great weekend we will be back . Wendy

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Jul 2016
Dear Wendy thank you for this great review and look forward to welcoming you back...

Jo
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eugenehar...
Camberley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“one of the best”
Reviewed 24 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

this is one of the best places i have stayed in a long time,
we only met the owner and one other member of staff, and they could not do enough for us.
They were busy but made time for us,and made sure we were happy.
The loo's and shower block were very clean and tidy.
We will be back.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
26 Jul 2016
Wow thank you and really look forward to you coming back!!

Jo
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RickDevon
Devon
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Great site, well maintianed and located with direct access to the steam railway”
Reviewed 5 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We camped over a showery and blustery weekend in July but had a lovely time at this first rate campsite. The relatively small site (max c20-30 pitches including overflow field) is well maintained, with excellent drainage (no muddy puddles/soggy patches) and modern facilities. Set in a green valley, the linear site is positioned on the side of a hill with great views. The lodges are at the far end, with camping pitches nearer the entry point. All of the pitches/lodges overlook (through bushes/trees) the steam railway which is approx 30m away/below. The smattering of brick built BBQ stands are a nice touch, and the site has good dish washing, toilet/shower facilities which were always clean. The direct access to the back of Ropley station/yard, which is part of the Watercress line, was a nice touch at although this means that steam engines are moving around/steaming up from relatively early and into the evening, we found this a nice backdrop and point of interest rather than a disturbance. In sum, this is an excellent site with a lovely atmosphere and good facilities – we’ll be back, most likely booking a lodge for the colder months.

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children
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Management Response
5 Jul 2016
Thank you for this lovely review and really look forward to welcoming you to our lodges.... Kind regards JO
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Leviathon...
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Can't choose your neighbours ”
Reviewed 19 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We spent the night here this weekend. We met Jo and we were pleasantly suprised by the trains next door ( a bit more research on our part would have shown them earlier) we were recommended to a good pub ( about a mile away) where we had a great meal. The facilities on site are clean and better than a lot of campsites we've been to. It's situated in some beautiful countryside and has some stunning views. The only down side of the trip was that someone ( not on this campsite!) Chose that night to have a rave until 4am, but this is nothing that ear plugs couldn't sort ( if only I'd packed some). This experience shouldn't stop you visiting the site though, as I can't imagine it's a regular occurrence, and we already plan to visit again Soon.

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Management Response
20 Jun 2016
Many thanks for your review of the campsite. I am so sorry that there was a noise issue in the area. This is as you say a rare thing and I am relieved you have offered constructive comments and will come back and visit.. Kind regards Jo
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Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
Reviewed 25 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

What's not to like about Watercress Lodges? They are positioned right next to the Ropley station of the Watercress Line, they are clean, and very well equipped. Plenty of places to walk in the area and some lodges are dog friendly. Convenient location-Alresford is a few minutes away, Alton and Winchester close as well. Would not hesitate to recommend.

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Management Response
25 Apr 2016
Dear Guest

Many thanks for this wonderful review. We have really enjoyed you staying with us with your lovely family and dog. Hope to see you back when you return to England.

Kindest regards


Jo
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