I was looking for a country setting in the middle of a largely urban trip and this place fit the need perfectly. Being in between two coppices, the area is naturally quiet. This of course leads to many song birds greeting the mornings, another plus.
The staff were professional and courteous in every encounter. The few requests I made were handled immediately.
I was very pleased with my room. Spacious, clean, housekeepers discrete & accommodating. I really enjoyed the furniture, which provided a good site for reading & writing, which generally occupied my mornings. The shower, as other reviewers have noted, was outstanding. It was a real standout in a 6 week trip.
The only drawback was my location above the directed exercise room. It seemed classes began earlier and got louder each day of my residence. Avoid it unless you miss your Drill Sergeant.
The restaurant is about average for an establishment of this quality. The wine list could use some upgrades, but the beer list is fine.
If you are staying for more than a few days, and want to branch out from the in-house eatery, there is now a shopping center opposite side of Round Coppice, go round Round Coppice, but only halfway in either direction, and you will find a mass of restaurants, cafes and other shopping conveniences.
It was a good hotel experience and makes me curious to try the other Shire Hotel locations on future trips.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Awarded the AA Hotel Group Of The Year 2016/2017, Thwaites Hotel's luxurious 4 star Solent Hotel and Spa nestles in acres of glorious Hampshire woodland and provides a haven of peace and tranquillity for both business and leisure guests. Located just minutes from Junction 9 of the M27 motorway, the Hotel is midway between Southampton and Portsmouth, and less than thirty minutes from the New Forest. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Solent Hotel And Spa
- Solent Hotel Whiteley
- Solent Hotel & Spa Whiteley, Fareham, Hampshire