The hotel looks beautiful from the front, but as other guests have commented, it seems that certain areas could do with updating - communal hallways, carpets in dining areas etc.
The room itself was ok, on the 2nd floor of the manor house. I would suggest it would be comparable to a Travel Lodge style room, possibly slightly larger.
The Spa was sensational, and despite being very expensive for treatments compared to other local establishments was worth the extra cost. Both of our beauty therapists were incredibly helpful and made us feel very relaxed during massages.
The food was good, but not worth the prices asked for two reasons (in my opinion)
1. Manor Restaurant is not really a restaurant, more a function / wedding room within the hotel. Tired carpets, lack of character in the room, and general ambience not fitting for a restaurant where you can expect to pay £125 for a meal for two with wine.
2. Service, whilst good and homely, would certainly not compare with eating a top restaurant.
Breakfast is served in the same room, and is a buffet style affair, which again, is no different to many I've sampled before.
I suppose the reason I've been critical is due to the pricing, and the expectation of something that little bit better for the money it costs to stay and dine here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Careys Manor Hotel and Senspa is a luxury 4 star spa hotel set in the heart of the beautiful New Forest. This highly commended hotel has been voted Hotel Spa of the Year by the British Beauty Awards and awarded Gold by the Green Business Tourism Scheme. With three restaurants, there is plenty to choose from - whether you prefer fine dining in our Cambium restaurant, a relaxed atmosphere in Blaireaus French Bistro or want to enjoy authentic Thai cuisine in the Zen Garden Restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Careys Manor Hotel And Senspa
- Careys Manor Hotel & Sen Brockenhurst
- Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa Brockenhurst, New Forest
- Careys Manor Spa Senspa
- Careys Hotel Manor
- Careys Manor Brockenhurst