Very Good 1985 Reviews
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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
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A historic hotel near the New Forest, including a dinner allowance on one evening of your stay and more

The Lowdown

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

Balmer Lawn Hotel
Lyndhurst Road
Brockenhurst, SO42 7ZB United Kingdom


4.5 Very Good 1985 Reviews
Valentine break
Reviewed 10 hours ago

Although very local, we’ve never stayed here before so treated ourselves for Valentines. The food at dinner was absolutely superb with a very difficult choice as all the starters and mains sounded amazing ! We booked a superior room which was lovely, very spacious and fitted our nicely with a view overlooking the cricket pitch. A lovely break away and very much recommended

One night escape
Reviewed 1 day ago

Fabulous night away minus children. The weather was very kind. The hotel is in a beautiful setting with accessible walks, it’s close to several pretty towns and villages. The hotel staff were all very helpful and respectful. They acted immediately on our request to change our room. Our room was clean and modern with a comfortable bed. The food was excellent as was the service. The restaurant had a great ambiance and lovely decor. We would love to return soon. Thank you all for a lovely stay.

Valentines 2019
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a fantastic stay here. All staff were friendly and welcoming. The room was fantastic and the food was second to none. Both me and my partner had steak, it was cooked perfectly and was delicious. Highly recommended for a weekend away, great facilities with swimming pool/spa and plenty of space for functions. A hidden treasure set in the new forest! Just beautiful! Well done to the whole team! We hope to visit again soon.

Lovely hotel
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent, we had a lovely spacious , well appointed room, The lift arrived promptly. We had inclusive use of the lovely spa with sauna and jacuzzi. Extremely good service from very helpful, pleasant staff, the hotel is clean and cosy...good all round, generally great value for money. Easy parking. Restaurant menu is a little expensive for the size of portion...men might need bigger portions! The breakfast was very good, no complaint at all. Overall, a very nice hotel indeed.

Long overdue Weekend away
Reviewed 3 days ago

The whole experience was excellent from start to finish.
Attention to detail first class in all areas with nothing to much trouble.
Lovely location with food, breakfast and dinner of the highest standard.