Stayed here because it was a friends wedding. We were on the second floor, where the decor is a bit tired. Initially on entering thought the double bed was massive, then realised that they had put two single beds together; fortuanately it did stay together! Room looks like it decorated with corporate 1980's in mind. Not quite sure why there is wall paper on the bathroom door and it peels to boot,much like quite a bit of the wall paper in the room. It was a roasting hot day so grateful that the air con was very effective. The bathroom was ok. The shower was on a mixer so took a few mintues to get to right temperature, but held it no problem.
The wedding dinner was reasonable. Though wasn't impressed at cold veg with my main by the time it took to cirulate to our table. Also the mash potato was far too creamy for my taste, no texture to it. Was a shame as have eaten here before (a good number of years ago) and was really nice. I think the trouble is when doing a big function the food hangs around for too long hence temperature issues. Was surprised by how tight they were with the wine at the meal.. Instead of leaving it on the table you had to ask the staff for a top up. I managed two and a half galsses. Yes half, as I shared my last glass with other half as the bottle ran out on my glass and the waitress disappeared not to be seen again. Did notice that some fellow diners on a few tables had given up and gone to the bar to get there own drinks. Shame as I suspect they paid a fortune for the function.
Breakfast - spot on. Great food and lovely service.
The hotel is handy if you need to be near town and want parking, but in my opinion over priced for what it is.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lysses House, once a family residence built at the height of the Georgian era, is now a small independent hotel situated in the quiet and peaceful surroundings of the old High Street in Fareham. It is easily accessible from the M27, junction 11. We have 21 ensuite bedrooms all with comfy duvets, flat screen televisions, tea and coffee making facilities and free wifi. Our lounge and bar area is the perfect place to relax with friends or colleagues. Light snacks, refreshing drinks or tea and coffee are available. When the weather is warm you can also enjoy the tranquil surroundings of our garden terrace. Our Richmond Restaurant is open for breakfast daily, lunch (Sunday to Friday) and dinner (Monday to Saturday. We grow our own herbs and use fresh produce from as many local suppliers as possible. Although we do not have leisure facilties on site, all our hotel residents can visit the local LA Fitness centre, just 5 minutes walk from the hotel. We offer high standards, fine food and excellent facilities, but most of all, friendly personal service delivered by a team of great people. ... more less
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