We booked to stay in this hotel as a B and B break whilst visting Peppa Pig world. We chose the hotel compared to others as it was 3 star " yeah right thats a laugh" and the price was in the middle, not the cheapest chioce thou i would like to add. From the outside the building looks a little tired but there is good parking facilities. When we arrived after spending a day at Peppa pig world we checked in to our room. On a positive note which might be the only one the room was a good size especially with a 4 year old, the family bathroom was a good size too.
However the room was extremely poor. The master bed was broken with one caster missing resulting in the bed sloping to one side. The gold metal bed frame was thick with dust. When checking the bedding we notice that the carpet area under the bedside tables which were free standing was thick with dust, food and toe nail clippings, this obviously has not seen a hoover in some years! GROSS!
The rest of the room was very grubby, I know the hotel was only 3 stars but you expect simple housekeeping standards. The furniture was old but this suited the style of the room, however dust was piled up along the edges and in places that can easily be seen and reached. The bathroom was clean but very shabby. After unpacking i informed the reception that we was unhappy with the cleaniness of the room and asked for the room to be cleaned on our second day whilst we were out. When returning the second day, this had not been done....this left me very dissapointed that they had made no effort to redeem themselves.
For food, the first night we ate in the hotel restaurant, WHAT A RIP OFF! The food was rubbish, and way over priced. My daughter had a bowl of tomato soup, obviously out of a tin £3.50, for mains a cheese and tomato pizza, must have been some very cheap frozen supermarket value range cooked in a mircowave £5.50! Our meals were adequate, the Whitebait for starters was lovely thou and a good size portion. My steak tasted like it had been frozen and deforsted in a microwave yuck!
For breakfast the food was ok, but very poor choice of cereal, no frosties or rice crispies, seeing that this hotel is catering for children poor selection. The English breakfast was ok, only one thing of each and looked like it had been sitting on the plate for some time just waiting for the egg to be added. When served the plated were dangerously hot, this i noted was commeted by several guest who could not even adjust their plate on the table when served without burning their fingers.
I would not reccomend this hotel or ever return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An independently owned hotel, which is perfectly located within the heart of the New Forest and only a very short stroll from Brockenhurst Village. Built originally in the late 19th century to serve as a vicarage, our sprawling mock tudor hotel is being retouched with a tasteful blend of contemporary and traditional style to complement the impressive building and its outstanding location.The New Forest is a haven for walkers and cyclists, many of whom manage glimpses of fast-vanishing deer, wild ponies and wandering cattle or catch the soft sounds of the elusive New Forest cicada.We offer guests an English countryside getaway with helpful and considerate service, tranquil gardens, exquisite locally sourced food, including a truly great Sunday Lunch, combined with a real sense of relaxation. We would be delighted to welcome you to our hotel in the New Forest where our animal friendly staff will ensure your 'best friend' is treated as well as you are. With excellent links to the A35, the Forest Park Hotel is the perfect location for a romantic retreat, leisure activity, corporate event or business travel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Forest Park Brockenhurst
- Hotel Forest Park
- Forest Park Hotel Brockenhurst, New Forest