This is one of a number of hotels and guest houses on the road from Southampton to Lyndhurst. I know some people have commented on road noise at this hotel, but this is the most set back of this clutch of hotels. The centre of Lyndhurst seemed quite trafficky too, so I'm not sure it would be any quieter in the village centre. My room was at the side and I wasn't aware of any road noise.
Most of the hotel, including my room, was very cosy and traditional (in my opinion, a nice contrast with so many of the bland, uniform hotels out there) but there was a stylish conservatory / small lounge at the front.
The staff were welcoming and helpful. The big thing for me was that staff gave me the access key to use the hotel's wireless network, even though this was not an advertised service.
I stayed for one night in a 'small double' room - lovely for one person, and didn't feel cramped at all. The room was very comfortable and immaculately clean.
Breakfast was excellent - cafetiere coffee and lots of lovely-sounding choices (I had delicious smoked salmon and scrambled eggs). I impressed with the locally sourcing of breakfast too - and also with the fair trade tea, coffee and sugar in the room (nice surprise in a 'traditonal' country hotel).
It was a 5-10 minute walk into Lyndhurst - along the main road, but still lovely with the Forest (and ponies) on the other side of the road from the hotel.
Finally, I thought the price I paid was fair for the quality of hotel, and convenient location, especially given that it is in a popular tourist destination.
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- Also Known As:
- Ormonde Hotel Lyndhurst
- Ormonde House Hotel Lyndhurst, New Forest