This hotel is very difficult for me to rate beause, on the one hand, it is one of the best meals I have ever eaten anywhere! And we eat in many Michelin starred restaurants around the world. In fact, it was faultless in my opinion, totally deserving its Michelin rating. The dining room is lovely too, and the service perfect. We look forward to eating there again very soon. However, we were on a one-night BBD package, which wasn't bad value (considering it included the wonderful dinner) but the room was well below what I would have expected. Although we had booked a four poster room, it was small, dark and a bit dingy and there were damp marks on the ceiling as well as wall paper bubbling up and coming away in one corner. The bathroom was very clean and modern though. The mattress was on the thin side as were the pillows so it was hard to get comfortable. Also, the room faced the road which is surprisingly busy and very noisy from about 5am. I was still awake at that time, as my sleep had been disturbed an hour or so earlier by what sounded like dripping water..possibly coming from a water tank in the attic? It was loud anyway. Quite a few of the other room's doors were open on that day so we had a peek in about half a dozen of them and came to the conclusion that ours, on the very top floor of the building, and up several sets of stairs, made us feel like we were the 'poor relations' hidden away in the attic. Such a shame. The other rooms we saw looked very nice, bright and homely. I can only advise that, when booking the BBD package that it might be wise to book the most upgraded room you can afford (not facing the road) to avoid being consigned to the garrett like we were! I would recommend the restaurant without question...but I would suggest that you might want to do some research on your room if you decide to stay there.
- 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