This was our fourth stay at Limewood in 4 years and we always enjoy the experience.
This year was generally lovely as usual (see my earlier review) but with a few slightly grating exceptions.
Firstly - we ordered room service on the first night as I was feeling unwell with a bug. My wife requested some plain toast for me as that was all I was up to eating and was surprised to be informed that it was not available at that hour of the day - clearly their toast specialist was otherwise engaged.
Secondly - while enjoying lunch at Raw and Cured we were rather scarily approached by a guy who told us how he lives locally and comes here for the coffee because its quiet and he won't get into any fights! He then proceeded to try and engage us in avid conversation for a while and we felt very uneasy as the guy was clearly a local nut-job. Quite why he is allowed to avail himself of the hotel facilities on a regular basis is anyone's guess but to me it showed a distinct lack of care from the staff towards their guests.
Finally, and probably as a result of having been ill and feeling dozy I managed to leave and lose my sunglasses at the hotel. I phoned on my return home and was promised that they would be returned if found. I received a phone call back a few days later to say they had not been. I have no doubt they were left in the hotel as I had them on arrival and we did not leave the grounds and while it is my own fault they were lost, I am slightly surprised they were not found.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lime Wood, a boutique country house hotel in England, is set in the heart of the New Forest National Park, 1.5 miles from the small town of Lyndhurst and just an hour and a half drive from London. We like to think of ourselves as a luxury country house hotel with a difference. We've used Lime Wood's classical structure as the basis of our design but we've lovingly renovated it with a fresh approach, reviving its architecture and grounds. We've kept the spirit of its past, taken inspiration from its extraordinarily beautiful surroundings and added the odd contemporary twist to bring it to life. The food is by Luke Holder and Angela Hartnett. With its proximity to London, our New Forest boutique hotel really is the ultimate countryside getaway; perfect for weekend breaks, a dash from the city, or an escape from home; whatever your motivations, we can't wait to show you around. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lime Wood Hotel Lyndhurst, New Forest