We stayed here after a friends' wedding. Despite ringing on the day our invitation arrived, when we tried to check in they had no record of our booking. They finally found us a room in the infamous stable block, which they described as a 'single, but with a big bed'. Well, if you call a 4ft bed big, then it was. We trekked across the gardens and gravel car park, (doing my party high-heels no good at all) to the block, which had a grubby, tired -looking carpet, found the room, which also had a tired carpet, and tried to unpack. The wardrobe was about 4ft tall, so everything hung across the floor. There was a very odd smell, so we climbed across the bed (which was pushed up againt the wall) to open the window, at which point the window blind fell down with a crash, just missing knocking one of us out!
We could only get four channels on the tv. There was a kettle, tea and coffee packs, but no hot chocolate or biscuits and only one mug. The bathroom was clean, but with cracked tiles and grubby grouting. And it was only a shower, no bath.
We didn't eat in the hotel (we were only at the wedding for the evening) as the chefs were all busy with the wedding and so couldn't open the restaurant. We went to the nearby New Inn where we had a delicious meal, cooked and served by sweet, friendly staff. Breakfast the next morning was fine, food not cooked to order but dished up in hot trays so help yourself.
We were charged £50 for both of us B&B which we thought wasn't too bad but when I saw that otheres were being charged ten quid it was a bit annoying!
The main building is stunningly beautiful and the views marvellous, so if you go, make sure you in the main building and not poked away in the stables. It's about a five minute walk to the main hotel which is fine on a warm day but not if it's cold, dark or raining!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This elegant main house, in the style of Queen Anne is set in 35 acres of beautiful parkland on the Hampshire border. Whether you stay at the main house or Fir Tree Court, it's the perfect place to rest your head. Highfield Park has so much to offer. With 58 bedrooms and 15 meeting rooms we are more than just a hotel. Our bar and restaurant provide menu options to suit all. And recently introducing an all new completely organic wine list that will open your eyes to excellence of English wines. Highfield Park is ideally situated between Reading and Basingstoke, easily accessible from the M3, M4 and M25 motorways with Bracknell, Guildford and Slough all within a 20 mile radius. So whether you are looking for a comfortable room to spend the night on your business travels, or a night of peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of town Highfield Park is your local independent hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- De Vere Venues Highfield Park Hotel Heckfield
- Highfield Park Heckfield, Hampshire