I saw this hotel with a great offer on Travelzoo and decided to book it as a surprise for my husband. We were impressed from the moment we pulled into the car park! There are "garages" in old barns in the lower car park, then you can enter the hotel this way by walking through the beautifully maintained cottage garden. The hotel is small but grand but incredibly homely at the same time. We arrived early so had use of the spa facilities at Careys Manor, which was incredibly relaxing - just what busy working parents need to start a break! We went back to the Montagu for afternoon tea, which was presented on crisp linen tablecloths in the conservatory and just perfect, sitting in the sunshine. Our room was lovely, very large and a four poster witth a bottle of wine chilled and waiting. We went down to dinner early and had the lounge to ourselves and were invited to choose from the menus whilst sitting in front of a roaring fire, being presented with complimentary nibbles from the chef! The meal was perfect and beautifully presented by immaculate waiters, who - it seems - only get pleasure from your enjoyment of your meal etc. Again we had complimentary starters offered to us - all perfect. All produce is sourced locally and you can certainly appreciate that. breakfast was the same, absolutely perfect. When we got back to our room after dinner, there were loads of lovely touches - I won't share so not to spoil it for you but the one we really appreciated was the offer of tea or coffee to be delivered to our room at a suitable time to us the next morning. There are comments that this facility shoudl be in the rooms, but this was much nicer and a lovely way to wake up, rather than the plastic pots of milk you normally have - all freshly brewed fresh milk etc. When we checked out we were offered a comments card and was happy to complete it. We were asked if there was any one thing that could be improved/provided to make our stay better - and for us - there absolutely wasn't. What more needs to be said.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Montagu Arms Hotel offers luxury accommodation in the quaint village of Beaulieu in Heart of the New Forest. The Michelin Starred Terrace Restaurant makes it the venue of choice for indulgently delicious fine dining with a taste of tranquil country life. The 18th Century Hotel is the perfect setting for a romantic getaway, walking holiday or a midweek break; oozing traditional charm with its open brick fireplaces, oak panelling and impressive gardens. The historical village of Beaulieu is just 30 minutes from Southampton Cruise Terminal making us the ideal base both pre and post your cruise. The Terrace Restaurant has held its Michelin Star for 5 years running and pays homage to both tradition and innovation; whilst Head chef Matthew Tomkinson uses the finest seasonal ingredients available to create award winning dishes. We are not ones for passing fads, every ingredient has to deserve its place in our dishes. No gimmicks, Just great food.For a more relaxed meal, Monty’s offers wonderful home-cooked classics or country fare, whilst delectable Afternoon Tea can be served in our conservatory or gardens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Montagu Arms Beaulieu
- Hotel Montagu Arms
- Montagu Arms Hotel Beaulieu, New Forest