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Macdonald Botley Park Hotel & Spa, Southampton
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Botley
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“Nice hotel if a little dated”
Reviewed 24 October 2011

The hotel was built in the late 1980s and you can see this in the layout of the hotel. The restaurant is fine for breakfast but all a little ambiance free for dinner. However the bedrooms are sizeable and well appointed. The main beds are comfortable but the two camp beds that were provided for our 6 and 8 year olds were pretty dire. Breakfast was good though and the hotel is quiet at night and reasonably well situated. The staff were very friendly and efficient too which helped.

Room Tip: Get one not next to the golf practice green. There isnt any noise but they can look straight into yo...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 October 2011

Booked two rooms for my family. very dissapointed as soon as we walked into the room my heart sank.You couldnt see out of the windows they were sooo dirty.Hairs in the sink.mould in the shower.fridge in the room was full of mould i could go on and on.We had to stay out of are room for 2hrs so they could clean again so we went to use the pool and it was closed for private swimming lessons..How this got a four star i do not know.NEVER AGAIN

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 October 2011

I choosed this hotel when i booked our holiday since it seems they all have the amenities i am looking for in a hotel.sadly it did not reached any of my expectations.we are family of four my 2 kids are age 3 and 1 yr old.im expecting a two double bed in one room but to my horror when we are in our room its only one small double bed.so im thinking where do my children gonna sleep? since they know i have two kids when i did my reservations.anyway went to receptionist who is already tired of all people complaining about their rooms and very kindly said that they will put a single folded bed for my daughter.(worst hotel to stay, me and my husband did not have proper sleep ddue to space in the bed,i will not recomend this hotel to anyone.probably if u are doing golf then this is the place for you.but i think i have been to many hotels and this is the first time that its only one bed for a family of four.sorry for my review

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Dorking, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 October 2011

Stayed on a golfbreak. Very impressed with the staff in both the hotel and at the leisure / golf club. Rooms were comparable to most good chain hotels and the food was very good. Breakfast especially good with a nice range of buffet options and the cooked food prepared to order and good quality.

Golf course is challenging and in good condition. Recommended

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 October 2011

We have just returned from a 2 day Golfing weekend and the venue was great. I did read the negative reviews before we went but was pleasantly surprised. The room was a good size and clean. The staff at the golf bar, restaurant and reception were excellent. The food and wine was great. The golf course is also a good challenge. Highly recommend this resort.

Room Tip: 330 - Great view of the Golf course
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 October 2011

Stayed on Saturday evening in an executive room, beautiful view from the room over the golf greens to the lake.

The room was perfectly maintained and clean, modern and simple stylish décor with a very good bed. The bathroom was as good as it gets, large shower, nice bath and sink areas. Also what a simple touch, the air vents in the bathroom are perfectly placed to draw out the steam from the shower, so no steamed up mirrors, that is a first to find! Air conditioning was fine, room had a fridge and perfect tea/coffee/water/wine and chocs waiting for us!

The service from the check in staff was a credit to the manager, chatty and friendly, very welcoming. The bar staff were very polite and great service.

The restaurant was very good, classic service with serve from the left and clear from the right! yet with a modern delivery, the food was mouth watering, couscous starter was stunning, the lamb main was just earth moving, and the desert! well it was our anniversary and the staff had pre-designed a chocolate edged plate for my wife with happy anniversary wrote on it, just the finest touch ever! The restaurant manager and team were a credit to the industry, especially a chap called Tito who was funny and very entertaining with an amazing style of service.

Also to point out there was a card wishing us a happy anniversary waiting in our room!

The swimming pool was fine, the steam room was amazing and the sauna was fab too!

This is a gem of a hotel and the hotel manager deserves some serious credit to having delivered a perfect stay.

Worth adding, there were two weddings in the hotel and we thought the bar and later the noise might be a problem, strangely we noticed nothing, no guests at the bar and no noise, it turned out the hotel has function rooms at totally the other end of the building, far away from all the rooms and totally separate bars etc, such a problem with many hotels but not this one, fantastic for all!

Pure heaven, thank you thank you thank you!

Will recommend and return, must try the golf next time too, looked fab.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Rhoose, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 September 2011

Arrived very late at night. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Ordered 24hr room service, although not all the menu items supposed to be available "24hrs" were. Room clean, modern and comfortable (proper iron and ironing board in the room). No WiFi in the rooms as such. There is WiFI in the public areas and my room was close enough just to receive it - Which was just as well - The in-room internet is via a wall socket and cable - You have to borrow a cable from reception - and then it was painfully slow to the point of being unusable (but take your own CAT5 cable and give it a go). Breakfast was fine - although I was shown to my table and before I had sat down the waiter was trying to take my order for tea/coffee/toast and cooked breakfast before I'd looked at the menu! Other diners subsequently had the format explained to them - hot stuff ordered - cold stuff from the buffet. Anyway, plenty of choice and very nice. On checkout satff were again very frienfdly and helpful.

Room Tip: If you can avoid room 101. View out the window was of a brickwall and grass bank. Had to leave phi...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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Property: Macdonald Botley Park Hotel & Spa, Southampton
Address: Winchester Road | Boorley Green, Botley, Southampton SO32 2UA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Southampton > Botley
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Botley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Botley Park Hotel & Spa, Southampton 4*
Number of rooms: 130
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Macdonald Botley Park Hotel & Spa is one of the finest ----four-star hotels in Southampton. Set in acres of beautiful countryside, our hotel offers the best of breathtaking scenery and fine facilities. With direct access to Southampton airport, Eastleigh, Portsmouth and the M3, our hotel is a popular choice for family holidays, business and weddings. And if you are setting sail at the nearby port, then we're an ideal stopover destination before your exciting holiday begins. When the business or adventure of the day is done, unwind in our swimming pool or gym or thrash it out on our tennis or squash courts. ... more   less 
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