My partner and I spent the day and night here before attending a conference at the nearby Ageas Bowl in Southampton (approx. 15 mins away). We made use of the facilities and had a lovely swim and sauna, the gym had all of the standard equipment you would expect. We had dinner in the hotel and the food was delicious and very reasonably priced, we also indulged in a bottle of Prosecco which again was reasonably priced, perhaps less then what you'd normally expect to pay in a hotel restaurant. The main waiter was funny and charming, and happy to talk through the menu and help us to decide. I had the scallops to start which were plump, juicy and fresh, and the chef special of the day Sea Bream for my main, served with a tasty salad. My partner had a meat board to start which had different cold meats, some chutney and olives, and the pork belly for his main. All of the food was cooked to a high standard and tasted delicious. For dessert I had the Strawberry & Clotted cream cheesecake which came with an amazing tasting Scone ice-cream! My other half had the Tiramisu which he thoroughly enjoyed and was finished off nicely with a complimentary freshly brewed coffee.
The bed was comfortable and we slept well, the room we stayed in had a bath and shower along with a TV, tea/coffee making facilities and iron with ironing board.
The hotel has a lovely quaint character to it and we enjoyed exploring the acres of gardens it has to offer.
Breakfast in the morning was to an equally high standard, we both ordered poached eggs from the kitchen, and there was also a good selection of buffet options from fresh fruit to the standard full English. I particularly enjoyed the freshly baked mini pan au chocolate, although only the one!
Overall would definitely recommend this hotel for a lovely escape for the day, and would love to stay here again. less