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Forest Park Hotel
Ranked #10 of 10 Hotels in Brockenhurst
Reviewed 30 June 2013

I visited the Forest Park Hotel for a Sunday lunch with my family. This is a stunning location in the heart of the New Forest. We found the staff to be very attentive and when we mentioned special dietry needs for my daughter the Hotel Manager stepped in to see that we were all able to enjoy our meal to the full. Overall we had a very enjoyable experience and will be returning before long.

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Reviewed 28 June 2013

We stayed in this hotel twice now and we had a wonderful time both times. The location is great, the staff very friendly and accomodating and the rooms clean and tidy. We had a family room, which was very spacious and had a lovely view over the New Forest. The room was really two rooms, so that we could still do things while the kids were sleeping. We didn't have dinner in the restaurant as it didn't open until 7pm, which was too late for our little ones, but breakfast was great.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank C K
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

Only popped in for an hour and 2 or 3 pints. Pleased to find the real ale an excellent drink and served with a smile.

However these were the only good points. The whole place is in dire need of several coats of paint. I am led to believe the place is under new management and while they should be given time to stamp their mark on the place, I cannot see why it takes any length of time to point out to those in the bar (clearly local men and regulars) such language and behaviour (particularly in mixed company) is hardly likely to bring in the extra customers and revenue the place clearly needs.

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2  Thank Anthony P
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Reviewed 15 June 2013

we stayed 2 nights using a Living social offer. The hotel was very clean though some carpets were rather worn. The room was quiet and overlooked the front garden. The bed was comfortable, the bath water very hot, and the staff welcoming. Breakfast was good as was the bar meal and some excellent bitter. Lovely walks straight into the New forest straight out of the hotel. From the Trip advisor we have feared a really bad experience and were delighted that our fears were unfounded.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank fireflyReading
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

We had stayed at Forest Park several times over the last 5 years and were aware that standards were falling, so we were not expecting anything more than a basic 2 day break. However the stay, under new management, fell way short of our relatively simple expectations. There was no record of our booking so we could'nt have the ground floor room we had requested. Instead we were given a first floor room, albeit larger than the one we booked, that was clearly in need of urgent renovation (wallpaper hanging off and tired furniture) and a thorough clean. We had arrived at 5pm but then waited 2 hours for towels (we were not alone in this). Breakfast was equally disappointing - poor quality food with an extra portion of an unwanted foreign body! The breakfast room was also in need of a proper clean, with stained window cills and cobwebbed drapes. The key card did not work - apparently the system is "sensitive". Management's attitude - blame systems rather than take responsibility - did not help. I wish them well in their new venture but hope they can raise their game quickly.

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5  Thank Graham D
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Reviewed 22 May 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Forest Park Hotel in Brockenhurst in May 2013.
We were aware that a new owner had acquired the hotel 2 weeks before, and we were also aware that the previous owners had not maintained the property well. So we were pleasantly surprised by the size of our room which looked onto the large garden. The room was fine, although in need of updating.
The location of The Forest Park is wonderful. It is restful and quiet. You walk out into the New Forest National Park. Beautiful walking ,riding and cycling in the area. The village of Brockenhurst is delightful.
The staff at the hotel were excellent, friendly and helpful.
Breakfast was a disappointment - more imagination and fresh food please. The Forest Bar is spacious and well stocked..
Give the new owner time to carry out much needed refurbishment of the interior of the hotel and I am confident the hotel will continue to offer good value.

Room Tip: Room 4 overlooking the garden was quiet and spacious. Rooms facing the garden preferred.
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2  Thank Mark W
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Reviewed 15 May 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here for two nights and were slightly apprehensive at first due to some of the extreme reviews on trip advisor. However we were thrilled with the room and our stay.
It was great value for money, the room was huge and yes it is not spotless but everything is clean and homely, tastefully decorated and service was excellent.
The staff were lovely and helpful. They even recommended an amazing local pub/restaurant that we ate at two nights in a row. The cooked breakfast was high quality and set us up for the day.
Brockenhurst station is about 15 minute walk from the hotel so very convenient as neither of us drive.

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Additional Information about Forest Park Hotel

Address: Rhinefield Road, New Forest, Brockenhurst SO42 7ZG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > New Forest > Brockenhurst
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 10 Hotels in Brockenhurst
Price Range: £64 - £157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Forest Park Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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

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