Really nice hotel, we visited as a family with a young child (peppa pig world) and found the hotel was lovely. Set in beautiful surroundings of a country park and golf club the hotel was fabulous for a short break.
Rooms were nice and I would recommed upgrading to an executive for added extras and views over the golf course. Pool and spa facilities were great and it seems to be a place that hosts a fair few weddings although this didn't impact the service one bit.
Now the bad (although not many):
We went for breakfast (limited) in the morning in the Winchester Restaurent and my wife (pregnant) was told she would have to pay £2.50 in addition for an omlette, I found this a bit strange as we already paid £15 for the breakfast. A few items e.g the fish were priced as an additional £2.50 but an omlette? surely not. Anyway this left a bad impression.
When we checked in my credit card was swiped as normal, however on checkout I was told there's a £3 charge for using CC, I was a bit surprised at this, becasue all along I was given the impression that I could charge to the room etc and was never told that I would incur the £3 charge, what a better way to piss off your patrons as they leave lol. You may think I shouldn't quibble over £3 for staying at this hotel but I guess it's the principle.
All in all a good hotel and would return but the management need to sort out the unfair credit card fees.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Macdonald Botley Park Hotel, Golf & Country Club Hotel Botley
- Macdonald Botley Park Hotel, Golf And Country Club
- Macdonald Botley Park Hotel Country
- Macdonald Botley Park Hotel & Spa, Southampton Hampshire