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About this rating

Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 82%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Customer rating 8 / 10
Based on 333 reviews

Staff give a natural and genuine welcome and personalised service

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At a glance

Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible
Wi-Fi
Dogs welcome
Lift
Indoor pool

Located in the heart of the beautiful New Forest National Park and close to Beaulieu Road railway station, this popular, small hotel provides an ideal base for exploring the area. Once a coaching inn, the hotel now particularly welcomes families; children will delight in seeing the ponies on the doorstep. Bedrooms, all with free WiFi and Freeview TVs, range from cosy Keeper rooms to Crown rooms which also have four-posters and iPod docking stations. Classic dishes and local produce is served in the adjacent gastro pub, the Drift Inn.

Rooms

  • En-suite rooms: 35
  • Family rooms: 5
  • Ground-floor rooms: 4
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Broadband available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms
  • Hearing loop

Room rates

  • Single room, minimum price: £55
  • Double room, minimum price: £69
  • Leisure breaks available

Opening times

  • Open all year

Facilities

  • Lift available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 60

Accessibility

  • Accessible bedrooms: 1
  • Walk-in showers

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Babysitting service
  • Safe play area
  • Laundry facilities
  • Drying facility
  • Ironing facilities

Leisure

  • Indoor swimming pool, heated
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme

Conference

  • Minimum 24hr delegate rate (£): 85
  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 250
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 100
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 100

Weddings

  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 200

Getting here

M27 junction 1, A337 towards Lyndhurst. Left at lights, through Lyndhurst, right onto B3056, hotel in 3 miles.

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Nearest airport

Southampton

Nearest train station

Beaulieu Road

Nearest motorway junction

M27 junction 1
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