Lime Wood

Think of anything you might want from a luxury hotel – ‘friendly, professional staff’, ‘well-appointed bedrooms’, ‘delightful’ public spaces, a ‘memorable’ breakfast with peerless granola. More

Contact details

Lime Wood
Beaulieu Road
Lyndhurst
Hampshire
SO43 7FZ
England
02380 287177

Hotel information

Bedrooms

32. 5 on ground floor, 2 suitable for disabled, 16 in pavilions and cottages in the grounds.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lifts, 2 bars, 3 lounges, 2 restaurants, private dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, spa (16-metre swimming pool), 14-acre gardens (outdoor hot pool), cookery school.

Background music

all day in public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in outside bedrooms, not in main house.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] room from £330. Breakfast £16.50–£25, à la carte £65. 1-night bookings refused most weekends, bank holidays.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

Think of anything you might want from a luxury hotel – ‘friendly, professional staff’, ‘well-appointed bedrooms’, ‘delightful’ public spaces, a ‘memorable’ breakfast with peerless granola. Chances are, at this family-friendly country house hotel, it’s already been thought of. There’s the house: Regency, with a collection of lodges and cottages in extensive grounds. The situation: the peaceful heart of the New Forest. The style: ‘stunning’. No wonder it’s a favoured celebrity retreat, liked for its ‘lack of airs and graces’. Bedrooms of every size have restful decor, fluffy bathrobes, a pantry of goodies and views into greenery; even the smallest room is well conceived, with a ‘lovely’ bathroom. In the restaurant, chefs Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder cook dishes with an Italian accent and bravura – perhaps hare lasagne; hake, Salcombe crab, sweet onion. (A grazing menu of good-for-you foods is available in the glass-encased Herb House Spa.) Loaf if you must, but there’s plenty to do: forest foraging, yoga in the rooftop herb garden, a crash course in crustacea at the cookery school, bicycle rides down wooded paths. (JW)

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Lime Wood
Beaulieu Road
Lyndhurst
Hampshire
SO43 7FZ

Guest comments

'Very professional. Superb food. Rather banal music at dinner. ' - John Walton - February, 2016
'A stunning hotel. We stayed in the cheapest room. It was small but well appointed, though it lacked armchairs. But the bathroom was lovely. The restaurant has improved; it is vibrant, buzzy and colourful. The food, mainly Italian, was mostly delicious. The breakfast buffet table is still excellent, and the Scullery, where breakfast is taken, is delightful. We made sure we sat far from the radio. The staff were extremely friendly and professional. ' - Barbara Watkinson - May, 2013
'Expensive but worth it for a specill occasion. Our delightful double-aspect room facing the garden had a brilliant bathroom. Beautiful chaise longue but difficult to move. Excellent lighting. Drinks in the attractive central courtyard. Dining room lacked atmosphere; food and service ok. Memorable breakfast buffet table but we disliked the accompanying radio chit-chat. Lovely swimming pool. ' - Barbara Watkinson - June, 2011

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