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Forest Lodge Hotel
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Lyndhurst
Certificate of Excellence
Bromley, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
40 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

We come to this hotel every year for a walking holiday because of its excellent location for walking in the New Forest and it is dog friendly.(Dog towels in the room and in reception)
We always book on a " package deal" which makes our stay good value.
I would hate to pay the normal rates as they are overpriced for what you get.
It is a good quality three star hotel and it provides what we would expect for the prices we seem to pay.
One of our favourite walks is down the High Street. a quick look at the Ferrari & Maserati showrooms then over the road and into the National Park where you can walk for miles without the crowds.
The food has always been fine and we have never had a bad meal at this hotel.
The wines can be a bit pricey but overall we have found our stays to be good value.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

My husband, daughter and self stayed for 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the forest lodge. Our room was comfortable with my daughter on a settee bed (which was Ok but not as comfortable as a proper bed) The breakfast was good, with the cooked part being cooked to order - Salmon and scrambled eggs being very good. We had an allowance for the evening meal. There was not loads of choice but food was again good. The only disappointing thing was the swimming pool, which in it self was ok, but the changing rooms were very small with no lockers so everybody took clothes to the pool. Unfortunately there were only 4 seats available.This amount was totally inadequate, not very relaxing for anyone watching or wanting a break from the pool.
This is still a nice place to stay as it is very convenient for sight seeing, and reasonably comfortable.

Room Tip: look for deals with this hotel/group as we had 3 nights for the price of 2
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

The Forest Lodge Hotel was our choice for a group walking weekend and turned out to be a brilliant find. The hotel is well appointed and very clean with excellent staff and restaurant. The management and staff could not have been more accommodating and made our group most welcome. The menu was commended by all of us not only for Dinner in the evening but Breakfast and Sunday Lunch.The hotels situation close to the centre of Lyndhurst made it convenient for local walking and the shops in the town. The addition of a swimming pool and sauna was much appreciated.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

This is a charming hotel, the staff were very helpful & efficient. The food in the restaurant was first class. We ate in the bar on the second night, more casual but food just as good! The breakfast really set us up for the day, lots of choice. Our room was brilliant, very warm & cosy, bed very comfortable & importantly very quiet!! We will definately be going back.

Room Tip: We had a crown room it was beautiful.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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UK
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

We had afternoon tea for £14.99 which I have to add was not a lot. Lovely layout of what we say a little bit of a walk out of Lyndhurst. We didn't see the menu for the evening and did not stay here overnight.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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newforesthotels, Guest Relations Manager at Forest Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, 23 October 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write this review following your afternoon tea with us. I do hope you will visit one of our hotels in the New Forest again, perhaps for an overnight stay next time?
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Bristol
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

We stayed for a weekend at the Forest Lodge Hotel and enjoyed excellent food as well as good accommodation. There was a large wedding party staying the same two nights, and the hotel was fully booked but the staff coped very well in providing meals on time for both parties. We were asked to prebook our meal choices, which ensured that everyone was served promptly. Bar prices were high, so we retreated to the Waterloo Inn a few yards away for real ale at cheaper prices. Our room was large and the bed comfortable, so overall we were well looked after. The swimming pool was an added bonus and we enjoyed a leisurely swim after a walk round Lyndhurst.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

I was one of a group of 28 on a three night stay at the hotel in september. i was in room 27 which was quite large eneough for me but for two persons might have been a little cramped, the bed was nice and comfortable and there was a plentifull supply of tea and coffee which was nice.
i found the room rather dark, not helped by the dark wood furnishings and deep colours on the upholstery and soft furnishings.The room was nice and quiet apart from the creaky floorboards!
Very good breakfasts with plenty of cereals etc to choose from and plenty of choice on the cooked options, the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs was scrummy!
Evening meals were nicely presented but a little short on vegetables, on the first night there was just two baby carrots with the salmon fillet! It would have been nice to have had vegetables to help yourself to on the tables, but i can appreciate that this often leads to a lot of waste. Drinks were very expensive, the cheapest bottle of wine £19 and beers over £4 a pint!
The main selling point for the hotel for me was the good sized and nice temperature indoor pool and the sauna which i made use of each evening. it was a good way to relax after walking between eight and ten miles each day.
Overall a nice comfortable stay and a very short walk into town and a nice atmospheric pub just a few steps away

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Forest Lodge Hotel
Address: Romsey Road, Pikes Hill, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7AS, England (Formerly BEST WESTERN Forest Lodge)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > New Forest > Lyndhurst
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Lyndhurst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Forest Lodge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Formerly a Georgian Dower House of the Notherwood Estate, the Forest Lodge Hotel blends historical charm and contemporary style with warm hospitality. Located just minutes from Lyndhurst and the beautiful New Forest, our boutique hotel is the perfect destination for weekend getaways, family breaks, wedding celebrations, corporate meetings and events. Family-friendly doesn't just mean the kids, we welcome dogs too. With comfy, well appointed rooms featuring great amenities, we're ideal for swift overnight stays and long, indulgent breaks. Stroll into Lyndhurst and hit the boutiques, explore the beautiful New Forest surroundings, relax in our bars and dine well in the award-winning Glasshouse Restaurant. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Forest Lodge Hotel Lyndhurst
Best Western Lyndhurst
Lyndhurst Best Western
Best Western Forest Hotel
Forest Lodge Hotel Lyndhurst, New Forest

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