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New Forest Hotels

New Park Manor, Brockenhurst

Ideal for young families with children under the age of 5 wanting a superior stay in the New Forest. Ascending sizes of wellington boots line the front door, there’s space for pushchairs at reception,

the new conservatory restaurant has a high chair at every table
Bedrooms are light and airy with various combinations to suit families and the outdoor terrace directly overlooking the forest having a children’s play area.

The spa is still a draw for day guests. One conference room could support an informal event.

The Beaulieu Hotel and Drift Inn

Situated not in the village of Beaulieu but at Beaulieu Road, this is where the pony sales take place, hence the name of the Inn. It’s part of the New Forest Hotels collection, one of their three star properties.

The hotel itself has large conference facilities within two main rooms, seating up to 250 theatre style, although the remaining rooms would be more comfortable for about 100 people to allow for refreshment breaks.

The accommodation is split between the old hotel and a modern room block at the back, and the pub has a rustic feel with different seating styles.

Macdonald Elmers Court, Lymington

A fragrant bed of lavender borders the drive to the old house which has the superb ballroom and adjacent Music Room and Grenville Rooms all in one area.

Two other modern conference rooms are located in the spa block. All the spacious bedrooms are in resort style blocks a short walk away whilst the timeshare apartments are dotted around in other blocks and the main house.

The timeshare residents don’t seem to conflict with the hotel side of the business. The views are down to Lymington shore and the Isle of Wight and there’s both an indoor and outdoor pool.

Food is available from the Steakhouse Grill where breakfast is served.

Rhinefield House, Brockenhurst

A beautiful Tudor and Gothic building gives you a wow factor as you drive through the Ornamental Drive and this four star hotel appears over the brow of the hill.

It has a formal banqueting hall, a two AA rosette restaurant.

The unique Alhambra room is ideal for private dining and a ‘hidden’ conference block which reflects the trees making it blend in. There’s plenty of space for team building within the acres of garden. Many people come here just for afternoon tea in the lounge or, weather permitting, by the side of the ornamental pond teeming with carp.

Accommodation is mainly ‘classic’ with a few rooms in the old building itself and there are some timeshare apartments which again, seem not to disturb the hotel or spa experience.

Burley Manor, Burley

Another fine old house which has been built on over the years, this time incorporating a barn which is ideal for conferences and functions,

a chef’s table for 8 people, a small spa, a herb garden and spacious accommodation Opposite is a deer park and much of the accommodation both public and private, is positioned to take advantage of these tranquil views. The original Drawing Room can also be used for afternoon tea or hired privately – great for celebrating older generation milestones!