We loved this hotel. The forest walks, the wild ponies, the various sitting rooms and outdoor seating areas etc. Our only (minor) complaints would be: (i) that the room we stayed in, described by the hotel as a "suite", cannot really be described as a suite since the living/sitting area was far too small and the sleeping area was just on an elevated platform above the sitting area (the bathroom and bed were fantastic); (ii) a small thing I know, but still - there was only one phone in the room, located by the bed upstairs on the elevated platform area. So, as one enjoys a drink or two from the mini bar and watches a DVD on the sofa, if we wanted any room service, one of us would have to walk up to the bed to make the call; (iii) we stayed for two nights and no one told us that on the second evening of our stay the main restaurant would be fully booked due to a private booking - we had planned to eat in the more casual restaurant on the first evening and in the more formal restaurant on the second evening, but were unable to do so; (iv) the scullery had a distinct lack of main course veggie options - I know veggies can be annoying, but, still, a good fifth of the population are veggies so need to be catered for; (v) on checking in, I was asked which paper I would like to have delivered in the mornings. No paper was delivered to my room on either morning (I didn't bother complaining).
I would definitely come again, as everything else was wonderful.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Lime Wood Hotel Lyndhurst, New Forest