New Forest Boutique Hotel: We’ve Been Featured in The Times!

Hotel Updates

Have you heard the latest?

We’re delighted to share that our New Forest boutique hotel recently featured in The Times. What’s better, we received an excellent review — with our location, food and drink, and rooms all receiving high scores!

Read on to discover more about our exciting news, and what it means to us:

New Forest boutique hotel: Our stunning food offering

Introducing Our New Forest Boutique Hotel

Following an extensive £4 million refurbishment, we opened our doors to the public in early December.

We worked tirelessly to give our Grade II listed building a complete makeover, transforming our previously small bar into a cosy and welcoming reception, upgrading our kitchen and creating three brand-new dining experiences. 

New Forest Boutique Hotel: Discover one of new dining experiences; afternoon tea at The Orangery

The Success of Our New Forest Boutique Hotel

Since our grand reopening, we’ve welcomed many guests back through our doors.

From celebrations to parties, special occasions to social gatherings, we’ve entertained both locals and tourists alike at our New Forest boutique hotel.

By returning Stanwell House to its former glory, we’ve also garnered the interest of some very special guests — the most recent being Susan D’Arcy from The Times

New Forest Boutique Hotel: A collection of our Stanwell-inspired keys

New Forest Boutique Hotel: Discover Our Feature

At Stanwell House hotel, we welcome all and any feedback.

We take on board our customers’ comments, using them to improve upon our services and create an exceptional guest experience. 

With this in mind, we loved reading our recent feature in The Times, which detailed Susan D’Arcy’s experience of our luxury suites, food and drink offering and location — which received an impressive overall rating of 8/10!

One of our alcoholic beverages, featured next to an orange

The Times Review: Thoughts on Our Suites

Our New Forest boutique hotel offers an array of cosy yet luxurious suites.

In The Times feature, Susan referenced our rooms’ subtle colour palette, sedate ambience and pastoral scenes on the walls. 

She scoped out all 14 of our Georgian rooms, complimenting the retention of original features. In particular, she enjoyed our loft rooms, commenting that the eaves added ‘cuteness and character’. 

One of our beautiful, Georgian bedrooms

The Times Review: Thoughts on Our Food

During her stay, Susan opted for our red shrimp risotto in the Samphire restaurant. Showcasing our chef’s attention to detail, she labelled the dish ‘moreish’ and complimented the ‘perfectly-cooked’ pan-roasted sea bass.

The next morning, Susan opted to have breakfast in the idyllic setting of The Orangery. She enjoyed our selection of classic options, noting that we offer a range of dishes — from full English to smashed avo on toast (not just a millennial favourite!). 

Our delicious, cooked breakfast offering

The Times Review: Thoughts on Our Location

Situated in the heart of Lymington, we’re particularly proud of our surroundings.

Fortunately, Susan felt the same way — rating our location an amazing 9/10! She loved the cleverly-named boats in the harbour (Water You Looking At?), and dubbed our nearby Saturday market ‘worth a mooch’ (we agree!).

We’d like to say a huge thank you to Susan D’Arcy and The Times for a wonderful feature. We can’t wait to welcome you back soon!

If you’d like to find out more about our New Forest boutique hotel, please get in touch

Alternatively, why not take a look at our previous blog to explore our range of boutique hotel rooms?

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