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“Very enjoyable.”
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Montagu Arms Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Beaulieu
Certificate of Excellence
France
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52 reviews
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“Very enjoyable.”
Reviewed 28 July 2011

We took a three night midweek break at this lovely hotel. Beaulieu is an ideal place to explore the New Forest from. The room overlooked the garden and was spacious and well equipped. The only niggle was the absence of a kettle. We ate two delicious dinners in the restaurant. The menu was inventive and largely made up of fresh local produce, just what was needed after a hard day's walking. We also ate one meal in Monty's next door. Breakfasts were also very good.

Overall a relaxing and stylish hotel. well worth a visit

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hemel Hempstead
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Reviewed 23 July 2011

This is one of our favourite hotels, we first stayed here 19 years ago on our wedding night, my husband chose it from the AA handbook! It was delightful & still is.
We have stayed here four times now usually in March for our Anniversary but our last stay was in June, we were booked on a cruise from Southampton and decided it would a nice & relaxing to stay nearby the night before departure, where else but The Montagu Arms! We could have left our car & they would have driven us to the port but we had free parking at the terminal so we didn't need to.
The service is still as good as it has always been, the food is fabulous, the rooms are beautiful, comfortable and clean, the gardens are lovely and with an addition of a kitchen garden where much of the food is grown and their chickens provide the eggs!
We just love this hotel and can't fault it at all, we were even given a little gift bag when we left with fruit & water for our journey!
We will return soon!!!!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Woodford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2011

I booked the Montegue Arms to celebrate my husbands birthday. we had visited the hotel for afternoon tea some time before and thought we would like to stay due to the location.

from the outside as others have said it looks like a lovely building. I emailed and told them previously that it was my husbands special birthday and could we have a nice room.
When we got there, I was very disappointed with the room given, no mention was made about the email and it was obvious no effort was made about the room either.

We went down for afternoon tea, it was about 3.30pm, we were told that afternoon tea could not be served to us, even though we were hotel guest as we had not booked, there was only 3 other people there, they could have the tea as they had booked and it was prepared. The chef was not back until 6pm, so we could only have a cup of tea, there was no one to make sandwiches. I found that quiet bizarre.

The room was tiny over looked the road. So I asked for an immediate change. This they gave us, it was a better room, but it appears the rooms are not that great at all. In the morning the showers was not working at all, so we had to go and shower in another room down the corridor and come.This was not acceptable really. The room was tired looking and needs re doing, I then hear that was a better room then others.

Stair area was not very clean at all, there was linen thrown about in the corridors outside the rooms.

I would not stay again, not worth the cost. The nicest parts were the gardens and the seating area outside. Staff were friendly, but average.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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London UK
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Reviewed 18 July 2011

Ask for rooms in the main house overlooking the garden at the back -quieter. Charming staff , first class , attentive but not intrusive service from maitre d's and waiters; delightful chintzey, english country house styler rooms . Wonderful food and reasonably priced , good value for money wines from Matthew Tomkinson - who deserves his Michelin star with local and seasonal menues of great flavour and texture . A really delightfull weekend escape.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2011

We stayed here recently for two nights for part of our 25th anniversary celebrations - and we were upgraded to a jnr suite. The hotel is fabulous, and it set in the beautiful village of Beauliu with it's lovely little shops and chocolate maker. In the restaurant, we had the tasting menu complete with selected wines in the Michelin-starred restaurant on our anniversary, and it was gorgeous. We also had the inclusive meal the next night which was just as good. Fantastic 'old-fashioned' i.e. correct, service, with very knowledgeable staff. Nothing was too much trouble; I hurt my knee and the duty manager was at our door with an ice-filled bucket and a clean tablecloth to wrap the ice in within about 3 mins. Comp morning tea delivered to our door on request, and fab breakfasts looking out onto the small but perfectly formed, peaceful garden. Our suite was at the front, and it is a little noisy in the "rush hour", but the windows are double-glazed and there is a fan if it is warm. We had a four-poster and the bed was very comfortable, as was the sofa in the room. The garden has different seating areas, and they also grow their own veg and keep chickens, which provide wonderful breakfast eggs. We will return.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Suffolk
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44 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2011

We enjoyed a mid-week break at the Montagu Arms, the hotel staff were very welcoming, and we had a superior double room with a garden view (which we requested).

The cooked breakfasts were excellent, and there was a good buffet selection of juices,fruits,cereals, yoghurts, breads,croissants etc.

We had two excellent dinners in the main restaurant, and a more informal dinner in Monty's which we also enjoyed.

Unfortunately due to the rainy weather we could not sit outside in the lovely gardens, but we took a few trips around the New Forest, the scenery is amazing, and returned to the hotel for tea in the afternoons.

We would recommend this hotel for a quiet and relaxing break in beautiful surroundings.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2011

Stayed for just one night and ate in the main restaurant. The tasting menu was outstanding and the service quiet and efficient

  • Stayed July 2011
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Property: Montagu Arms Hotel
Address: Palace Lane, Beaulieu, New Forest, Brockenhurst SO42 7ZL, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > New Forest > Brockenhurst > Beaulieu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Beaulieu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Montagu Arms Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 22
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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