Buxted

Buxted Park Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • This "attractive" (The AA) hotel occupies an elegant Grade II-listed mansion dating from the 18th century
  • It's set in over 300 acres of parkland featuring lakes and a deer park
  • Ashdown Forest, where Henry VIII used to hunt and where AA Milne found inspiration for Winnie the Pooh, is a 15-minute drive
  • The fine-dining restaurant holds two AA Rosettes

100% (57 Member Ratings)

"Staff and Food"
Angela
Apr 22, 2017
Brighton, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The hotel is off the A272, around a 45-minute drive from the M25. Uckfield railway station is around 10 minutes' drive away, and the closest airport is Gatwick, which takes 40 minutes by car. Parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Set on a 312-acre estate roamed by fallow deer, Buxted Park Hotel offers an upscale country house-style stay in rural East Sussex. This 4-AA-Red-Star lodging occupies a striking Palladian mansion dating from the 18th century, and has hosted suitably grand guests including William Wordsworth, Winston Churchill and Marlon Brando.

Glyndebourne, the renowned opera house, is a 20-minute drive away, while National Trust property Wakehurst Place -- an Elizabethan manor with ornamental gardens -- and Anne Boleyn's childhood home Hever Castle, are within 35 minutes' drive. The hilltop town of Rye, "often described as England's quaintest town… a little nugget of the past" (Lonely Planet), takes an hour to reach by car.

Ornate columns, intricate plasterwork and a gilt coat-of-arms decorate Buxted Park Hotel's grand lobby lounge. Guests can relax with coffee, cocktails and afternoon tea by the fireplace in the bar, which features high ceilings, chandeliers and floor-length windows, and dine in the 2-AA-Rosette restaurant. There's also a terrace overlooking the grounds.

Bedrooms are decorated in elegant style and have free Wi-Fi. Higher room categories have living space, DVD players and views of the grounds, while lavish suites with period accents include details such as coffee machines, fireplaces and 4-poster beds. Some bedrooms are in a garden wing.

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Games room
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib available on request, free of charge, for children aged 3 and under. This includes breakfast. Please use the Special Requests field to request a cot/crib.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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100% Positive
(57 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Buxted Park Hotel (Handpicked Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Staff and Food
Other Comments
Marc the Manager leads by example. Friendly social nothing is too much trouble- hard working friendly team!!
Angela Apr 22, 2017 Brighton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The friendly staff lovely hotel and grounds
Jacqueline Apr 18, 2017 Peacehaven, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff were very friendly and helpful, the food was excellent, the room really comfortable and the surroundings peaceful and ideal for long walks.
Pete Apr 17, 2017 London, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great experience.
Jurita Apr 16, 2017 Bromley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff, beautiful grounds, excellent food
Other Comments
Afternoon tea was average
Eugene Apr 16, 2017 Reading, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great food and fantastic staff, especially Marc
Chris Apr 15, 2017 Crawley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Fantastic staff
paul Apr 03, 2017 aylesbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
the excellent customer service, the food, the quality of the bedding, toiletries and it was warm.
Other Comments
all staff we very helpful and the receptionist kindly arranged to post two letters I had left behind which were found by housekeeping.
Beverley Apr 06, 2016 STAPLEHURST, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We enjoyed the location of this beautiful building in the parkland and the space there is in the local surrounding. The view from our window was unimpeded and a joy to wake up to.
Other Comments
There seems to be a real challenge with some aspects e.g. we had to wait for a long while to be taken to the dining room. Some of the young waiters seemed a bit tense. Breakfast on Wednesday morning was not good enough compared with Thursday morning, especially the presentation. I do understand that there were 2 different venues for breakfast and that may have contributed to this situation. The continental meat board was very poor indeed. There were no bowls to put the very sparce fruit salad in and there was definitely a shortage of staff. Incidentally, both myself and another client complained about the over saltiness of our fish dish. There was also no Croft Original Cherry at the bar. Neither the Tio Pepe or Harveys was suitable for my taste buds. So I had water instead. There was no robe in our bedroom. Apart from these minor but important niggles, we enjoyed our stay. Most unpalatable of all was the visual appearance of the French Headwaiter's ONE CENTRAL TOOTH only.
Saira Apr 01, 2016 LONDON, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Comfortable room and lovely grounds
Nicola Mar 30, 2016 Spalding, United Kingdom

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