The welcome was excellent, the public rooms and conservatory were lovely - what a shame it went slightly downhill after that.
First of all - be aware that parking is on the opposite side of the road at the back of the shops.
We had a garden terrace room - fab for the dog (who was made very welcome) but seats right outside our window where people were sat smoking and having a lovely time in the sun - and we heard every word!!
The whole room was very 'bland' - cream paint, cream 70s style wardrobe and dressing table and white bed linen....bathroom immaculate.
Food really let this establishment down - our amuse bouche from the chef was what can only be described as cauliflower blancmange, inedible. Worse was to come though with the crab veloute - bright pink puree served in a large soup bowl. My husband said his first mouthful made his stomach turn inside out - totally foul. Beef was gorgeous but lamb was tough. Don't forget to order potatoes or veg as these aren't included with the dish!
Breakfast: the sausage was hot and delicious but the rest of the breakfast had clearly waited for it - lukewarm with definite signs that it had been under the hotplate for a while.
This could have been so good......
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stanwell House is a cosmopolitan and stylish boutique hotel situated at the heart of Lymington, near the New Forest in Hampshire. As part of your stay at Stanwell House you can be sure you will enjoy a warm welcome and superb stay complimented by fine dining and sumptuous wines at our cocktail bar, bistro and seafood restaurant whilst absorbing the relaxed and tranquil ambience, ideal of all the family including your 4 legged friend. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Stanwell Hotel Lymington
- Stanwell House Hotel Lymington, New Forest