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“Very enjoyable” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Queens at Selborne

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The Queens at Selborne
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Selborne
Oxford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

This was a last minute booking - and what a find!
Stayed for one night in a larger double room. Entire place beautifully decorated and well appointed. Couple of minor gripes - more space for putting out one's own 'stuff' in the bathroom would have been useful - it was huge so no lack of space to put in another shelf...and the use of slightly intrusive music in the bar.
We had dinner there, It was excellent. Could not fault it. Lovely. Would travel to eat there.
In comparison with the Langrish House Hotel where we stayed recently this was a vastly superior eating experience.
Overall the stay was enjoyable and we would (and probably will) go there again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Beckleyable
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
40 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

Stayed here after reading a few reviews so our expectations were quite high, but we only had an average stay.
The location is great, quiet, nice little village in the middle of the countryside (recommend doing the hanger walk). The bedrooms were clean and comfortable, we stayed in the larger rooms, so plenty of space. So why average, well for the price I have stayed in better places, just the small things were missing, we were short on towels (no bath matt), tea/coffee selection was poor (no biscuits too) and also our room wasn't made up on our second day (they were advertising for a housekeeper, but still).
We did have sunday lunch here, it was very nice, breakfast is continental on Mondays, i then had a cooked breakfast the following day, nice except for some paper on my bacon. Pub garden and bar is pleasant too. Would I stay here again, Id probably try out some other places first.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Chicken_or_beef
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
92 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

We visited this establishment for lunch on a Thursday in July. As the weather was good we were able to use the rather pleasant garden. We both had the club sandwich which came with a salad and coleslaw garnish and a portion of chips. The sandwiches were perfectly fine, although a bit pricey, but were badly let down by the chips, which had been cooked in stale oil. The lingering impression was the taste of the oil rather than the potatoes. Totally unnecessary, so please change the oil a bit more frequently!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mps1948
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

We have been visiting regularly the Queens at Selborne since we first had our anniversary at the hotel. What a jewel to be found in the heart of Hampshire and the village that was the home of Gilbert White the naturalist.
Nothing is too much for the owner and staff who go out of their way to ensure that whether you are enjoying a superb meal or just a drink in the comfortable bar, the experience is warm and welcoming. The food is varied and delicious and I am hooked on their salmon fishcakes.
For those who have never been to the Queens, I believe it is a treat worth the effort to visit.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ian F
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Kent
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013

This superb hotel is fantastic. The quality of service is superb. Everyone treats you with a relaxed and friendly way. The food is the best I have had and so many tastes come through fabulous food.
the Garden has plenty of places to sit in and out of the sun. We have such a great time. If you can visit this haven.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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 KentMaureen
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

The Queens at Selborne was a lovely weekend retreat from the city of London. the town is ever so charming with typical countryside houses and some thatched roofs. The hotel itself was excellentwith friendly, attentive service. It was clean all round and my room was large and comfortablewith asmany pillows as icould have wanted without having to ask for more. The resteraunt was classy with the same charm as the rest of thetown. The food was also excellent. There wasan option for all whims and each as deliscious as the last. While i was there i ate french onion soup, duck confit with a suited bed of stir fry noodles, a deliscious swordfish nicoise, and a beautiful ribeye with peppercorn sauce. There is a natural history museum just accross the road with a stunning garden to take a stroll in and/or read your book. The hotel itself has a large garden perfect for eating in or just lazing in the sun on a hot day. There is also a park right next to the hotel great for hikes or just strolls in the nature. You can encounter horses and there is a duck pond. I actually encountered some baby deer when i went off trail. So yes all in all if a countryside getaway is what you are looking for the Queens at Selborne is brilliant. The bar is also ideal for meeting people from the town who are very welcoming, friendly and fun. I can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Pierre H
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2013

I had the pleasure to stay at The Queen’s for a week - and what a treat! We received such an unexpected level of warmth and genuine welcome - I had to share!

We were given a tour of the main areas on arrival, theses include a nice country pub complemented by a fireplace, with a spacious back garden where food and drinks are served all day – nice collection of chill out lounge tune included in the background too - then there is a cozy lounge and finally a fine restaurant too!

Our two rooms were superbly appointed, with different themes both around “The Queen” – We had “Queen of club” and “God save the Queen”. The décor is full of character, quirky and very tasteful – quiet grand for a Inn, I would personally refer to a country-Boutique Hotel. It is obvious the owner has personally decorated individual rooms with much care, and originality. The beds are also extremely confortable, rooms are immaculate each day.

A day at The Queens Selborne starts with a freshly prepared breakfast served in the pub or sunny garden by Erick’s (owner) mum, then perhaps a walk in the charming Selborne surroundings (they even prepared a picnic basket for us one sunny day) or chill out in the garden, followed by a great pub lunch, later guests and many local home-owners seem to gather regularly and mingle in the pub and lounge, for friendly aperitif served by happy bartender! Finally - a succulent dinner at the restaurant, each night.

Amazing décor and ambience aside, the team is without fault extremely friendly and welcoming. The Owner and leadership are internationally trained and they know how to receive – it really feels like being welcomed in someone’s beautiful family home. Then the food… you are in for a treat from a well traveled, experienced chef too! Everything is fresh and succulent, perfectly prepared fresh tuna Nicoise, melt-in-the-mouth Duck Confit, lovely salmon cakes, amazing grills, chunky seafood soup, melted brie, Eton mess… simply great.

This little break was such a lovely treat. We also met lovely people all-round and I cannot wait to return. I highly recommend for single, couples or bunch of friends looking for a great value country break. Thanks to The Queen’s team!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Queens at Selborne

Property: The Queens at Selborne
Address: High Street, Selborne GU34 3JJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Selborne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Selborne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
The Queens At Selborne Hampshire

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