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“Tranquil and traditional.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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New Park Manor
Ranked #9 of 11 Hotels in Brockenhurst
Certificate of Excellence
Berkshire, England
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69 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Tranquil and traditional.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

Stayed with my wife for a Sunday night getaway-from-it-all. We were relieved to find that the hotel is set back nearly a half mile from the busy main road. Although the access road passes through a busy equestrian centre the hotel stands quietly in its own beautiful grounds. An initial hiccup over an email request was quickly solved by Claire on reception who looked after us very well from there on.

We stayed on the first floor in a smallish but very nice room with an absolutely lovely view over the gardens into the forest pastures beyond where we could see horses and deer. House Martins building a nest above our widow frame were a constant source of amusement. The room is in a traditional style which lent it character that you don't find in modern hotels. The tea and coffee making facility in the room was the best we've ever seen! OK the shower over the bath wasn't very good and paint was peeling around the windowsills outside but it was very clean and comfortable. And although we really missed a full length mirror overall we were very pleased with our room.

The main communal rooms were all furnished to a high standard with nice decor and classic looking oil paintings galore.

The evening meal and breakfast were very good. The restaurant seems rather quiet, even the toddlers having meals were good as gold or maybe subdued by the atmosphere! There were certainly plenty of things for small children to play with in the gardens.

The most memorable feature of our stay was of tranquility which was just what we wanted for our short break and if that is what you are after then we can thoroughly recommend New Park Manor

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bazza14
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2012

I visited the hotel and Spa this week and had a really relaxing time. Claire on reception was extremely helpful and looked after us very well during our meal in the Lounge. I also visited the Spa where Maria was also really friendly and helpful.
Great service and had a great time

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ryan W
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Warminster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012

We stayed here for our wedding anniversary and altho there were a few hiccups in the room the staff more than made up for it! Claire Field in particular was simply outstanding and nothing was too much trouble for her!
We had children for our afternoon tea party and the creche was great for them...the member of staff in there was fabulous! All the staff in this hotel were exceptional! If you are looking for a forest get-away with a spa and want to take your kids then this is it!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Doreen D
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Brighton
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

A fantastic hotel in a beautiful location. The hotel, spa and it's grounds are all without exception great. From the moment we saw the building, we could tell it was well looked after. The hotel, rooms, lounges, bars and restaurant are superbly turned out and the staff were helpful beyond the call of duty. We ate in the restaurant the first night and were rewarded with very high quality food, wine and coffee. The spa was clean, well maintained and never short of towels or fresh water. The outdoor hottub was brilliant.
We walked to Lyndhurst to eat one evening but couldn't find a taxi for the journey. I called the hotel and a cab was arranged to pick us up in a couple of minutes.
A first rate destination whose management clearly think of what their guests want instead of waiting to be asked like most places.
Also, proper filter coffee in the room is a cut above.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank steveandkara
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

I booked this at the last minute as my family and i were let down by another hotel with two days notice.
I was extremely pleased when we pulled up at New Park Manor. The driveway and surrounding areas are beautiful. Check in was easy and we were personally led to our rooms by the hotel receptionist who was very friendly. Rooms were clean and good size - also there is a TV in the bath!
We were very lucky to have the hot weather at the end of March so we were able to sit outside in our bathing suits by the hot tub. The outdoor seating area was lovely and the hot tub was brilliant.
We all had spa treatments and the massage i had was one of the best. The swimming pool is a nice size.

We ate in the hotel restaurant and this is the only part which lets the hotel down. It is very quiet and we whispered part way through dinner. The meal selection was not made clear as the "package" we had bought didn't state the dinner allowance so there was a little confusion. The food was nice but i wouldn't say it was the best i have eaten. Although the chips were pretty tasty! Breakfast wasn't the best. I prefer buffet style breakfasts where you can help yourself rather than pre-arranged menu options.

All round the hotel is great. when you are sat outside it feels like you are in a wildlife park with all the sheep, deer and horses about.

I would most definitely stay here again - but perhaps go out in the evening for dinner somewhere a bit livelier.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank NicolaVance2604
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London, UK
Level Contributor
18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

Stayed at New Park Manor on their Super Sundays offer (£160 for a Classic Room with 2 course dinner and breakfast included) and had a lovely time. The staff were very welcoming and our initial impression of the hotel was lovely. It is set back from the road in the middle of an equestrian centre so has a lovely isolated feel (possibly not when a competition or show is going on though!).

The spa is great - very well appointed facilities and not at all overcrowded when we were there. The staff were able to recommend us walks in the local area, though you might be better off driving to another point if you want to experience the real forest - the walk to Brockenhurst does go past a delightful river crossing, but otherwise is mainly open moorland rather than trees.

The high point of our visit was dinner - the food at the restaurant lives up to the two rosette award and was simply exquisite. Good sized portions and immaculate presentation, with flavours to match.

The only disappointment was the room itself - I think we were upgraded (though they didn't say) and stayed on the first floor in the old building (Room 8). This room, at least is badly in need of a make-over. Rather elderly, sagging mattress with mismatched furniture and, as other people have commented, the shower in the bath appears to be more decorative than useable - would definitely recommend showering in the spa instead. Still, the rest of our stay more than made up for it, and it wouldn't require too much work to turn this hotel into something truely amazing.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank outonalimb2
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

Stayed here for diner bed and breakfast, we used the spa which was great and enjoyable very relaxing. We went back to our room which needs a bit to TLC I went to wash my hair and the shower head over the bath was not very good low power and the temperature kept fluctuating. I would recommend you shower in the spa. We went to dinner and it took 1 hour 40 minutes to serve 2 courses which I wouldn’t mind if the hotel was busy but, there were only 5 couples in the hotel and 3 of us were in the restaurant. Breakfast on the other hand was quick and out of this world.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank mostu
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Property: New Park Manor
Address: New Park Lyndhurst Road, New Forest, Brockenhurst SO42 7QH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > New Forest > Brockenhurst
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Brockenhurst
#8 Romantic Hotel in Brockenhurst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — New Park Manor 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to New Park Manor, a luxury family spa hotel in the New Forest. Relax in our spa, play croquet on the lawn, enjoy afternoon tea on the terrace or some family time in our gardens. New Park Manor offers the perfect destination for anyone wishing to explore and appreciate the unique mosaic of woodland, heathland and wetland that comprise the ancient landscape of the New Forest. The New Forest, Britain's most popular national park, was created by William the Conqueror in 1079 as a royal hunting area. In 1611, King Charles II chose New Park Manor as his favourite hunting lodge and his royal coat of arms is still displayed prominently above the fireplace in our award-winning Stag Restaurant. New Park Manor was carefully adapted for use as a country house hotel with 21 bedrooms and opened in 1970. Interesting details such as acorns and oak leaf patterned doors and original furniture and fireplaces can still be seen throughout the building. These commemorate the debt owed by King Charles to the oak tree which hid him from Cromwell's men on his escape to France in 1651. Today, New Park Manor is a beautiful, stylish country hotel, where the traditions of days gone by still live on and many original features can still be seen around the hotel. Bedrooms range from the splendor of our Barbara Villiers Family Suite to the contemporary style of our Forest rooms. Over recent years, our facilities have expanded to include a heated outdoor pool, croquet lawn, and our award-winning Bath House Spa which included a heated indoor pool and outdoor Canadian hot tub overlooking the New Forest. ... more   less 
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