Joan and Jack run a marvelous B&B in Alton, in the center of Jane Austen country. This lovely converted church features first class accommodations (with wonderful showers, heated towel racks, free wifi and beautiful decorations). Breakfast was a treat -- eggs from down the street and locally caught and prepared smoked salmon (along with other local items). Joan's passion for making her guests feel welcome is unparalleled. She was wonderful to converse with.
I was in the garden suite, which is located across from the main house with its own entrance. The suite was enormous, with a very comfortable bed, great lighting, an outstanding state-of-the-art shower, a frig, small sofa, comfy chair, and lovely decorations. The garden suite is a most relaxing and welcoming room.
I do hope to return to this area and hope to stay at this gracious establishment again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gold Winner at the 2011-14 Beautiful South Awards. As recommended in The Times, a beautifully converted church in a quiet town location with Jane Austen's House, restaurants, pubs and transport all within easy walking distance. All rooms refurbished to a very high standard. Plus a spacious guest lounge with satellite TV/DVD player, free WiFi and fridge. Four Star accredited, plus Visit England's Silver Award. We have welcomed visitors from across the UK and from 30+ countries around the world, who visit the local attractions or stay whilst on business. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- St Mary`s Hall b&b
- St Mary`s Hall Hotel Alton
- St Mary's Hall Bed And Breakfast Alton, Hampshire