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
Twenty seven of us, including oldies, teenagers and babies, had a get together to celebrate our mother's birthday. We had a lovely time and from arrival to departure, we were looked after so well by the whole team. Our rooms were smart and comfy, the meals we had were delicious and served so politely by Aurelian and the team, who fulfilled our requests for alternatives to the set menu when asked. We used two private rooms for our dinners, which were very nicely laid out, and we found the little side room off the bar ideal for our party to hang out in (and not disturb the other residents too much!). Some used the Spa and said the pool was nice, there was a room set up for us to watch the Rugby World Cup, with complimentary coffee. We also explored the area and found some nice places to visit (Lyndhurst & Burley) where we very much enjoyed spotting the New Forest 'big five' (pigs, donkeys, cows, ponies and deer). Thanks to the whole team for making our weekend really rather special.
My partner and I attended the Balmer Lawn for the Wine and Game evening.
From the moment we arrived to the time we left our experience was ‘Perfect’
The staff were as always attentive and polite, we were given a complimentary upgrade which is always nice.
It is the sort of hotel where the staff are so very friendly, we were sitting in the bar having an excellent cocktail speaking to the bartender who was very friendly and knowledgeable when another member of staff that recognised us from a New Year’s Eve celebration came over to say hello...
Stephen always finds the time to speak and make you feel part of the Balmer Lawn family.
The room was very spacious and clean with great views.
The food and wine were exquisite.
We have attempted this evening before and look forward to returning.
We (4 girls in our early 50s) had a great spa weekend at the Balmer Lawn.
We had 2 interconnecting rooms with great views at the front. Good indoor pool & fitness room. Shame weather wasn't warmer to use the outdoor pool. Lovely buffet breakfast to cater for our different tastes. We will be back!