48. 16 in stable block a short walk away, some on ground floor., 1 (main house) suitable for disabled.
all year, closed for lunch Mon/Tues.
great hall, morning room, drawing room, library, 2 dining rooms, function facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky, Freeview), civil wedding licence, spa (swimming pool, 8 by 16 metres), 94 acres of gardens and parkland, tennis, public rooms wheelchair accessible.
not under 6.
allowed in some bedrooms in stable block with access to grounds.
all major cards.
per room B&B £200–£750. A la carte £51.
Good Hotel Guide Review
In a Georgian Arcadia, this Jacobean mansion, refashioned in the 1700s, was the palatial refuge of the exiled Louis XVIII and his court. Public rooms are filled with antiques, oil paintings, flowers. A staircase adorned with statues leads up to lavish suites and spacious bedrooms supplied with freshly baked biscuits. A top-floor room was ‘excellent, large and light’, with a shared roof terrace; a room in the stables annexe is ‘perfectly good’, though less grand than those in the main house. ‘Everything hangs together with style, confidence and attention to detail,’ writes a reader this year, praising ‘the relaxed friendliness and a sense that nothing is too much trouble’. Smart dress is expected in the dining rooms, where head chef Daniel Richardson’s cooking is modern and inventive. ‘I particularly liked the venison infused with hibiscus.’ A less happy reader found his meal ‘bland’, while, on an off night, a party of 20 caused kitchen and service to falter. Some other quibbles (‘cold, bendy’ breakfast toast, a mojito with no mojo). However, all agree that Historic House Hotels, on behalf of the National Trust, maintains the house and grounds in high style. (Matthew Caminer, and others).
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30th Anniversary Special Offer from £98 per person per night
Thirty years of excellence as a hotel is a major milestone in Hartwell’s history and needs to be celebrated and shared. To commemorate this occasion, here is this excellent value for money break. This exclusive offer starts at £98 per person per night for a classic double or twin room and £148 per person for a Royal room or suite. This offer is valid for overnight stays Sunday to Friday from 2nd January – 30th April 2019. The rates are based on two people sharing a double or twin room and includes accommodation, complimentary early morning tea, cooked English breakfast and full use of the Hartwell Spa. *Subject to availability; based on two people sharing a classic room; non-transferable from an existing booking;; cannot be booked in conjunction with any other offer; children over six years of age are welcome* To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.