I really don't believe pictures when I see them on hotel's websites because you never seem to get the same standard. However, this time our lodge (Becton Lodge) was better than we could have imagined. It was like nobody had ever been in the lodge before us. It really was like having a home from home and I couldn't fault the facilities provided in the lodge. We had never stayed in a camping site before and didn't know what to expect, so when we drove in we got a shock and thought it looked really shabby. Most of the lodges look run down and the net curtains don't do them any favours. However, we gave it a chance and it turned out to be a really nice park, perfect for kids.
On the downside, we got a letter a week before we arrived to say that the indoor pool would be closed for all or part of our stay, but we could use the pool facilities in their nearby park. They gave us vouchers on arrival to use in the restaurant to make up for the inconvenience. However, when we were checking in, the also told us that the outdoor pool would be closed when the indoor pool was open and vice versa. This was quite annoying.
The other main problem we had was the parking. In the Becton Lodges, there are meant to be spaces beside your lodge to park outside. But these aren't allocated and we found most of the time people with two or more cars were parking outside our gate and we had to park in an out-of-sight space.
Overall, it was one of the best equipped family holidays we had. I wouldn't tend to eat in the restaurant though, it's not the worst but not the best either. Again, I would like to say that the cleanliness of the lodge was like nothing I've seen before. They even give you a sealed pack on arrival in your lodge with j-cloth, scourer, dishwasher tablets and washing up liquid. Amazing standards I have to say
- Also Known As:
- Hoburne Naish Hotel New Milton
- Hoburne Naish New Milton, Hampshire