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Ormonde House Hotel
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Lyndhurst
Certificate of Excellence
Oxford, UK
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62 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“AA two star? More like 3!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2011

We stayed here for a long weekend. AA rate this hotel two stars. Check in was painless, we had all the normal Hotel info explained to us. We were taken to our room, i was very surprised in the appearance. The room had a sofa, which was handy to sit on and relax.

The bathroom had a whirlpool bath! The room was clean on arrival and cleaned every day. The only downer was we were on the top floor (converted attic) which was VERY warm. But fans were supplied. This is not a two start rated hotel, more like 3.

Breakfast was a great start to the day, so much selection to choose from. The food was cooked perfect. The evening meals looked nice.

I would recommend this hotel to anyone who fancies a few days away, its a 5 min walk from Lyndhurst's high street which plenty of pubs, shops and restaurants. Its on the A35 so the road is very busy but the hotel is set back, so traffic noise wasn't an issue

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2011

I've just spent 4 nights at this hotel with my other half and 2 dogs. The hotel is conveniently located on the outskirts of Lyndhurst. It is dog friendly and for easy access to walking in the New Forest it is fantastic (walk 20 yards, cross road and you're there).
The hotel staff were friendly, helpful and accommodating throughout our stay, even allowing us to check-in and use the room a couple of hours earlier than the norm.
Our room (number 14) was roomy, comfortable and clean. It also had some unexpected bonus features including a mini-fridge with complimentary fresh milk and water and a spa bath in the bathroom.
Despite being very dog friendly there was no waft of dog in our room or elsewhere in the hotel which was something I had been dreading before we arrived.
Food varied between OK and excellent. Evening meals had plenty of choice and were OK but not standout in any way, on other the other hand, breakfast choice and quality was first rate - locally sourced duck eggs and ham was a special for a couple of days and is to be highly recommended.
There's plenty of hotel and B&B choice in the area but we shall definitely be returning to Ormonde House again the next time we visit the New Forest - it exceeded all our expectations.

Room Tip: If you have a dog, the room 14 is a good room as it has a door that opens onto the garden
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Cambridge, England
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37 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2011

Having had a disasterous nights sleep in our hotel in Portsmouth, I was dreading another bad one. What a difference. The staff were not only polite but helpful. Yes, our room was on the second floor and the ceiling did slope but the room was large enough that it didn't bother us. Yes, it was a bit warm and as the road is out the front and we faced the front, we couldn't open the windows due to road noise but the fan provided was more than adequate. Everywhere was clean. Breakfasts were extensive if you wanted to eat like a horse. The location is easy to find and an excellent central base for not only exploring the New Forest but also Portsmouth or Poole/Weymouth.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Portsmouth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2011

Booked a last minute 2 night stay for me and my family, dog included. Managed to get a great deal for the late booking and couldn't believe the value for money.

We were allocated one of the Linwood Suites to the rear of the hotel and it was like having our own private cottage. Spacious rooms, fully fitted kitchen including dishwasher and washing machine and a fantastic whirpool bath in the bathroom ! There is also a lovely kept garden with seating which you share with the upstairs suite, but we ended up having it all to ourselves all weekend.

Breakfast is the real gem here. Not only is FRESH milk and orange juice already in your fridge, along with stacks of cereals, bread, jams & marmalades, but you also get a cooked breakfast delivered to you each morning at the time of your choice along with fresh fruits and croissants ! Unbelievable value and everything is replenished daily.

The hotel itself is great, very friendly hard working staff. Location couldnt be better. Literally 5 minutes walk from Lyndhurst town centre. Across the road and you are in the New Forest.

Only 2 minor grumbles. The beds are very hard and not what I am used to and the garden area was not enclosed, which meant we had to keep an eye on our dog all of the time. These are very minor though !!!

Already planning a return visit ! Cannot recommend enough.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2011

We stayed at the Ormonde House Hotel in July 2011 and found the hotel staff extremely helpful - they couldn't have done more to make our stay a pleasant one. The hotel is convenient - just outside of Lyndhurst and within easy walking distance of the shops, pubs etc, and the car parking makes it very easy to get around. The breakfasts were freshly cooked and lovely! We had dinner in the hotel one night and that was very good as well. All of the people were very friendly and we woudl definitely come back again.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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east Anglia
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2011

We Have just returned from this wonderfull hotel after spending the weekend there. This is a real find , Hotel staff very friendly & very obliging nothing was too much Trouble.
The Rooms were very clean & well epuiped and most important the beds were really comfortable & a good nights sleep were had by all. especially after a few drinks in the hotel bar after a very good evening meal & the Hotel.
The Location was just a few yards outside Lyndhurst with about a 5 min walk to the village centre.
There is nothing bad about this Hotel to report
They are also very Dog Friendly
Will definatly be returning to this lovely location

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Northampton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2011

We came to Ormonde House because of the Tripadvisor reviews and we aren't disappointed. The hotel is truly dog friendly as opposed to dog tolerant, and the staff/owners 'get it' in relation to guests with dogs, without the hotel being off-putting to guests without pets. We stayed here with our three labradors. Dog towels and throws were provided. The dog bowl and towels in the porch said it all. With the exception of the restaurant, well behaved dogs are allowed in all public areas, and if you want your pet with you when you eat, you can eat in the conservatory adjoining the restaurant. The staff make a fuss of the pets and make you feel at ease immediately you arrive.
We benefited from a three night DBB rate and it was great value. There was always a selection of around 10 choices for dinner, including daily specials, and we have never had meals in a restaurant where the food arrived so PIPING hot!! You book your dinner by 5pm and can eat at a time of choice on the half hours up to the last sitting at 8pm. Service was friendly, and the room was really comfy - nice laundry, decor, toiletries and adequate parking. Great wifi access for the IPad/laptop. Nothing was too much trouble and we felt really pampered, without fuss. Location is just great - cross the main road, and the dogs can be walked straight on to the New Forest Heath. Lyndhurst shops and pubs are within 5 mins walk. All in all, we have added this to our satnav's favourites 'cos we WILL be coming back... next weekend! Seriously.... we are impressed enough to be coming back next week with our friends and their four legged friend!!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ormonde House Hotel
Address: Ormonde House Southampton Road, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7BT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > New Forest > Lyndhurst
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Lyndhurst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Ormonde House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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