Balmer Lawn Hotel
What We Love
- A New Forest stay in a 19th-century hunting lodge, with breakfast, a spa discount and moreFull-day forays in the New Forest, whether on bike, foot or horseback
- The woodland sanctuary of Saltus Spa and the delicious cuisine at Beresford’s
- Getting to choose between a pampering spa treatment and a delicious afternoon tea
What To Know
- The hotel is a great starting point for day trips to nearby Lymington, Milford-On-Sea, Barton-On-Sea, and Muddeford
- Free parking is plentiful
- WiFi is hit or miss
England’s stunning New Forest, in southwest Hampshire, has been bewitching visitors for nearly 1,000 years – ever since William the Conqueror commandeered it for hunting “beasts of the chase” in 1079.
Within three acres of manicured grounds sits the four-star Balmer Lawn Hotel. This 19th-century former hunting lodge boasts individually styled, thoroughly contemporary rooms, which have previously hosted none other than King George V, Winston Churchill and General Eisenhower during the property’s illustrious history.
The VIP treatment continues today, with the plush Saltus Spa, fine dining at Beresford’s restaurant, an on-site gym, an indoor swimming pool, plus tennis and squash courts. Best of all, the woodland playground of the New Forest National Park is just a few strides from the door.
Good to know
Please note that due to high demand, it is essential to book your spa treatment prior to your stay. All bookings are subject to availability.
Please contact the hotel directly if you require a twin-bedded room.
Please note that the hotel is unable to meet requests for specific room types or numbers. Rooms are allocated on a category level only.
How to Get There
We visited for a family celebration. Everyone from grandparents to three year old grandson were very well catered for (and two year old dog!) We received a warm welcome from the reception staff who quickly sent us on our way to well appointed bedrooms. All the staff we dealt with were efficient and friendly. We were spoilt for choice with breakfast buffet with both continental and hot buffet. We were particularly impressed at the standard of service as there were two wedding parties on the Saturday but we in no way felt overlooked.
On arrival we found out we had been upgraded to Room 9 as there was a wedding being held on the 2nd night of our stay. It literally took our breath away as soon as we opened the door. We had two large windows overlooking the green (ponies grazing), a four poster bed with matching antique furniture and extremely tastefully decorated. I personally didn’t want to leave the room! As part of our Secret Escapes deal we had dinner in the restaurant which was beautifully presented by excellent, knowledgeable and polite waiting staff. A huge thank you to all. The bar and seating area outside by the feature fountain was so peaceful and perfect. Would highly recommend the Balmer Lawn
This place is in the middle of the New Forest with a great welcoming staff excellent bedrooms and the facilities in my opinion being slightly athletic, are excellent tennis court squash court table tennis swimming pool outdoor and swimming pool indoors. weights Room & sauna, and the food in the restaurant and over the bar are very good. would highly recommend a stay here
Stayed here for 3 nights and 4 lovely days. Thankfully the weather was lovely and the pool side was great. Always super service here across the board. buffet breakfast is a vast array of cereal, yougurts, fruit juice and all things cooked. They will also cook fresh to order any extras, poaced eggs etc. Staff were all great and spa treatments were spot on. Super lcoation as well.
The staff are very friendly. The rooms are fine, beds comfortable. Lack of air conditioning in recent weeks is a problem. Front facing rooms have a good view but also road noise. Over bath shower in a luxary room isn't good. Didn't use any leisure facilities and these may add value. Wi Fi works very well.