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“Nice hotel and great staff”
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Passford House
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Lymington
Certificate of Excellence
Bournemouth UK
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“Nice hotel and great staff”
Reviewed 16 December 2012

Stayed here for works Christmas party the hotel was fully occupied by all staff from work, on arrival the hotel is very picturesque the staff accommodating and helped us to our room.
We found our room to be very standard it was in style of the hotel country housey the bed was very uncomfortable and defiantly needs replacing, we had tea coffee making facility's a hair dryer trouser press bath and shower and a small LCD tv which I was pleased to see as it shows they are trying to keep up to date.
The hotel was very clean throughout. There is beautiful open logged fires to sit and relax in front off, I couldn't access te wifi the whole time I was there which was annoying as my 3G kept dropping out.
We had a deliousious meal it really was very tasty I enjoyed it thoroughly lamb was cooked to perfection, it was from a Christmas menu.
The choice of drinks and price really let this hotel down, I really needs more choice on tap perhaps a cider on tap to go with the calsberg and tetly. And the price of a vodka lemonade was five pounds which I thought was pretty hefty considering a bottle of Smirnoff is fifteen a litre they have a hefty profit making there!!
Breakfast was a Buffett style and eat as much as u like there was full cooked on offer and cereals cossaints fruit selection of juices and tea and coffee which was all nice.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Reviewed 16 December 2012

Very impressive looking building from the outside. Inside not so great! Extremely old. Smells like my nans house in the room. The reception area is nice, the lounge areas are also nice, but inconsistent. Some look like old people's homes, while others look like old style English houses, (which I like, wooden walls, old paintings, almost needed a moose head on the wall).
EVERYTHING in the room was dated. The carpet was so worn it had gone right through to the brown thread. Chairs were old and worn, lamp shades were stained, dressing table had huge water marks on.
THE BED, was horrific. I like hard beds. This bed had a gaping hole in the middle, meaning me and my partner had to sleep on the very edge of the bed which was slightly firmer. Our feet were a lot higher than our bums, which was really uncomfortable. Terrible nights sleep. And a bad back in the morning.
Very noisy room. Needs soundproofing or something.
Shower was weak. Dribbled water.
Swimming pool was lovely, but needed to be cleaned. Dirt all around walls. The 'hallway' to the pool smelt of sewage. It was rancid. Almost had to hold my nose! There's a little courtyard before the pool. It was dank and dark, no life. Not a nice view for people with rooms there.
Dining room was lovely and the food was really good. We were there for an Xmas party and we really enjoyed it. Service was good.
We didn't have breakfast as it was only served 8-10, don't know whether its different on a Sunday (morning of departure). I feel it should've gone on later to cater for the whole hotel, which was party guests.
All in all the staff make the hotel, the decor is nice in the lounge and reception areas, but in the rooms is dated. Needs to be redecorated.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 December 2012

We have just returned from a weekend break in Lymington and I wanted to share my thoughts on Passford house. I have to say i was pleasantly surprised.
The staff were very friendly and helpful and the hotel is a delightful historic building surrounded by fields.
Our room was nicely furnished and clean with a very comfy bed and the breakfast was excellent with a good choice.
The pool , sauna and gym were great as we had them to ourselves.
There is a nice garden within the grounds of the hotel which is well worth a visit.
All in all we had a great time at Passford house and I would recommend it as the perfect base for visiting the new forest.

  • Stayed December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2012

The staff at Passford House were without exception friendly and gracious. It is a small hotel, run on tight margins, and in need of some TLC, but rescued from mediocrity by its employees, the quality of its breakfast, a fantastic garden and a wonderful indoor heated swimming pool. Our room was above the kitchen, which initially raised some alarm bells, but - as others have observed - the hotel is not one to attract late night festivities, so the typical kitchen noises abated between 10 and 10.30. Our 2 boys were not disturbed and it had no impact on their sleep. The facilities were all in good working order, and although not modern, were generally of good quality. The bed was a little soft for my preference, but not uncomfortable, and the sofa beds on which the kids slept were perfect for their purpose. As mentioned, the breakfast was excellent: fresh croissants and the option of a cooked breakfast or cereals was generous and tasty. Dinner was somewhat hit and miss: I opted for a rather ambitious venison Wellington which didn't quite meet my lofty expectations, and my wife had a chicken dish which was a touch bland. However, my scallops were very good (highly spiced, which I liked...) and the service was attentive. Overall, for a 3 star hotel, it was good value, comfortable and friendly. Suited our needs well.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 October 2012

9 couples of a "certain age" spent an excellent weekend at The Passford House. A very friendly country hotel, full of character and excellent value. From the minute we arrived the service was top class, friendly and attentive. Accommodation was good, public areas very comfortable and our private dining room excellent. The menu choices, quality and presentation of food were very good. The wine list was varied if a little pricey. The grounds are extensive, we look forward to seeing them in the Spring or Summer. Recommended.

Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 October 2012

A super stay in a really welcoming hotel. Superior room was fantastic and food was terrific. The only criticism would be that the menu didn't change. Perhaps a chef's special each day would be a good idea. Amenities, garden and sports facilities were great and the staff were so friendly and helpful.. Can certainly recommend this hotel for a long weekend or short break.

Room Tip: Superior rooms are certainly well worth the extra - ours was huge!
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 October 2012

My family and freinds spent the weekend of October 5th/6th and 7th 2012 to celebrate my 70th Birthday, from the moment we booked in our stay could not have been better with the help of the staff, room, service and great food, this hotel is a little "Jem" located in a lovely location. a special mention to Zara who made sure the various events we had laid on went with out a hitch.
Our thanks to all for giving us such a great time.

Room Tip: All rooms are good as this Hotel is located in a very quite area.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Passford House
Address: Mount Pleasant Lane, New Forest, Lymington SO41 8LS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > New Forest > Lymington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Lymington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Passford House 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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