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“Delightful hotel in the New Forest” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Montagu Arms Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Beaulieu
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Delightful hotel in the New Forest”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2009

Enjoyed three restful days at the Montagu Arms. The room, though not large, was very prettily decorated and spotlessly clean, and faced the gardens at the back of the hotel, so was very quiet. The staff were all very helpful and reception lent us books with country walks which we made full use of!
As we are vegetarian we asked the hotel in advance if they could prepare a suitable meal for us in the restaurant and were delighted that the chef went to the trouble of providing us with three choices of starter and main meal, which we certainly did not expect. The food was delicious!
We would ecrtainly choose the Montagu Arms for our next trip to the New Forest.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DianaHerts
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Kent
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2009

Hotel was oldey worldy, each room was individually decorated and unique. We stayed in a standard room which was very well decorated with views of the high street where horses and ponies walk outside.....The hotel has a Brasserie next door which is part of the hotel which was very nice place to eat or the hotel has a AA Rosette restaurant which was excellent. You also ate in the restaurant for breakfast which overlooked the lovely gardens. Couldnt fault the hotel at all, the only one thing I would say is the staff could be alittle more knowledgable on the area but other than that I couldnt fault it!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KentGirl15
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New Forest
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2009

The hotel itself is beautiful. I love that it is is a very stylish old building, and it's position couldn't be prettier. Lovely gardens too. We really felt spoiled. The staff were very professional, helpful and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JulieFilmore
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London
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2009

We visited the Montagu arms following huge praise on trip advisor.
It is a lovely hotel in a lovely setting with very accomodating staff. Lovely room.
Small point that the couple in front of us got an upgrade on their room and we heard this. I'd already emailed the hotel to say that it was our wedding anniversary and I wanted to book the terrace restaurant so was disappointed that obviously a "posher looking couple" were given an upgrade and they didn't look very appreciative.

This hotel left us feeling like we weren't good enough to be there. The old couples in their burberry coats looked down their noses at us as we walked through in our riding attire. We were told on arrival that the terrace restaurant was smart (no denim) dress code (she should have told us this when we booked on the phone) only to walk into the restaurant that was full of people in jeans! We've travelled all over the world and stayed in some fantastic 5 star hotels that we have felt more at home in.

It is lacking that family feeling- very pomp and circumstance!!! Because of that I wouldn't recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank misskb
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bedfordshire
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2009

Booked our stay for 2 nights on arrival we were greeted very warmly by extremely curteous and friendly staff .A walk around the town and a sit by the river after our journey ,then back to the hotel to freshen up for dinner ,we had a meal booked in the Terrace restuarant for our first night of stay ,the food was amazing again served by friendly helpful staff we were made to feel special ,coffee and chocolates in the lounge afterwards wonderful.The room we had was a junior suite extremely clean and comfortable,en suite facillities excellent ,so to a good nights sleep best in ages (although had we wanted tea and sandwiches at 3 in the morning we could have nothing was too much trouble ).A leisurely full english breakfast next morning,and off to enjoy the new forest into Lyndhurst for a little shopping ,the hotel is in a prime location for touring around .A walk around the hotels gardens after breakfast next morning then home (not before a member of staff had been round and cleaned our windscreen before our journey home .Well a thoroughly enjoyable break ,brilliant hotel and staff who always managed to remain very professional but extremely kind and curteous highly recommend a stay at the Montagu Arms in this lovely part of the world.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank aivlyss
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London
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2009

We were really impressed with this small country hotel. The staff went out of their way to accommodate any request to ensure our stay was a happy one. I would recommend the rooms facing the garden. The restaurant food was very good, probably the best in the area. We would definitely return.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kukalu
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NY, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2009

My wife and I made a trip to Europe for our summer vacation, and friends of ours are located in the New Forest area, and recommended 'The Montagu Arms Hotel'. The Hotel is bueatifully maintained and gives you a wonderful sense of the old world charm. We've been traveling for years and have yet to enjoyed the comfort of a bed at the end of a busy day such as our own. Our morning meal was great, especially while overlooking their gorgeous 'english gardens', as was the afternoon tea. The staff was so helpful in regards to any questions or needs we had. If anyone were to travel to this area of England and they should because of seeing the relaxed country of England and not just the ciity aspects, The Montagu Arms Hotel is where they should stay. I'm back for not even a week and have recommended a stay to a couple of people considering their vacation plans. To sum it up, a wonderful Hotel situated in a wonderful location with (yes) a wonderful staff to round it all out perfectly!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Travelmania57
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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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