Moonfleet Manor

Fleet, Dorset

'An excellent place for a family reunion with young children', this Georgian manor house above Chesil Beach, on Dorset’s Jurassic coast, has a seriously impressive list of facilities. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘An excellent place for a family reunion with young children’, this Georgian manor house above Chesil beach, on Dorset’s Jurassic coast, has a seriously impressive list of facilities. A huge indoor play area houses a skittle alley, climbing wall, indoor football, trampolines, mini-golf, and much more. There are three pools, and a spa, squash and snooker for the adults. Add in an Ofsted crèche, high tea for tiny tots and even baby-listening, and everyone is happy. The hotel is part of the Luxury Family Hotels group (see also Woolley Grange, Bradford-on-Avon, and Fowey Hall, Fowey). This year it’s benefited from a spruce-up of its three spacious lounges, adding a contemporary touch to the ‘very homely, welcoming atmosphere’. Bedrooms, in a variety of sizes, are next in line for a make-over, though no date has been set. In the restaurant, the menus have something for even the pickiest eater. Imaginative dishes might include Brixham crab, prawn and chilli linguine, slow-braised beef cannelloni with beef broth and truffle oil. ‘Easy to have an evening meal with our grandchild, who was treated with great consideration and respect.’ (DG)

Hotel details

Address

Fleet Road
Fleet
Dorset
DT3 4ED
England

Telephone

01305 786948

Bedrooms

36. 3 in coach house, 3 in villa, 3 ground floor.

Open

all year.

Facilities

3 lounges, restaurant, playroom, crèche, cinema, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, indoor swimming pools, 5-acre garden, EV charging, public areas wheelchair accessible, no adapted toilet.

Background music

in restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed, no charge for extra beds, last entrance for children in dining room 7.30 pm.

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms (£15 a night), on lead in public rooms, not in restaurant

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £109. À la carte £38. 1- and 2-night bookings sometimes refused weekends.