Stanwell House Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Stanwell House Hotel is a "characterful boutique hotel" (The AA), and holds three Silver Stars for its superior level of quality and service
  • It's near the marina in the Georgian harbour town of Lymington -- a "yachting heaven, New Forest base and jumping-off point to the Isle of Wight", according to Lonely Planet
  • The hotel has two restaurants, including the 2-AA-Rosette Etain restaurant

"A short stay -nice location friendly helpful staff-dog friendly and interesting location."
Jan 15, 2020 - Gillingham Dorset, United Kingdom
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Stanwell House Hotel is an 18th-century former finishing school on Lymington's high street, half a mile from the New Forest National Park. The town has a wealth of history -- it was once a honeypot for smugglers looking to hoard contraband in nearby caves, and its Saturday market has been running for over 765 years. Today, there's a multitude of white masts in the marina, and the "utterly quaint" (Lonely Planet) cobbled lanes are lined with independent shops.

The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, which has a collection of more than 250 classic cars and motorcycles, is a 15-minute drive away; Buckler's Hard Maritime Museum is 10 minutes' drive from there. Southampton and Lyndhurst are less than 30 minutes' drive from the hotel.

Dinner is served in either the 2-AA-Rosette Etain restaurant or the "intimate" (The AA) Burcher & Co restaurant (subject to opening times and availability; the tasting menu is the same in both restaurants). The Drydock bar offers 25 different gins and a selection of wines, and there's also a cocktail and malt whisky menu.

Garden rooms are in a modern extension at the rear of the hotel, while Georgian rooms are in the oldest part of the main building. Dogs can stay in some ground-floor Garden rooms for an extra £15 per dog, per night. Note: The property is a listed building so there is no lift.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Public car park (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Wheelchair accessible


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

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request, free of charge, for children 1 and under.
Please use the Special Request field to confirm the age of the third guest.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
£15 per night for children 2 to 12.
£30 per night for older children and adults.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £15 per pet per day.

Pets are allowed on request and in limited Garden Rooms only. Please contact the hotel before booking to check the availability of a room suitable for a pet.

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.

Additional details: Dinner reservations need to be made in advance and as soon as possible prior to arrival. Please contact the hotel directly to book your table.

There is a small, free on-site car park (tickets at reception), and a public car park opposite, which costs £5 for a 24-hour stay. It's 2-3 minutes walking from the hotel. Spaces for both car parks are subject to availability.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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(170 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Stanwell House Limited t/a The Stanwell House Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.7 Location
3.8 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
A short stay -nice location friendly helpful staff-dog friendly and interesting location.
Jane Jan 15, 2020 Gillingham Dorset, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Relaxing stay with delicious food and a comfortable room
Yvonne Jan 12, 2020 HitchinHitchin, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff were charming and efficient
Other Comments
Tasting menu was a huge disappointment
sorcha Jan 05, 2020 Addlestone, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We had the taste 5 course menu, one option we declined but were offered an alternative. The food was excellent and the staff very obliging. A great start to our Christmas festivities.
Josephine Dec 15, 2019 FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We went to stay for the weekend to celebrate our anniversary the hotel was welcoming & gave us excellent service, delicious food & the staff were great.
Other Comments
This was our 4 visit & we would definitely go back again
Joan Dec 10, 2019 Croydon, United Kingdom
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Lovely hotel in a great location. Nice bar if a little expensive. The tasting menu on the first night was great, they even changed one course for us as neither of us was keen. Breakfast was perfect. Wonderfully dog friendly even a bowl and biscuits provided. Would recommend.
Other Comments
Only negatives when we arrived at 2.30 for our early check in as part of the deal we were very sternly told that check in wasnt till 3. I did explain but no apology or change of tone it was all a bit uncomfortable. Room needs new pillows as they were very flat and uncomfortable.
Chris Dec 01, 2019 Littlehampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent front of house and breakfast staff service.
Elizabeth Nov 25, 2019 StockbridgeStockbridge, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The Hotel is very centrally located. The car Park is not the easiest to find, but once there it is ok. The staff are very friendly and helpful the food was very good. The bedroom we had had a few issues with the lights flickering and the garden room could do with another heater in the winter months, but the bathroom was excellent and I think had been very recently refurbished.
Other Comments
Good location. Central in Lymington to be able to see everything.
Raymond Nov 15, 2019 Taunton, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Excellent food
Simone Nov 11, 2019 Amersham, United Kingdom
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Great thanks.... taster menu not good
Leanda Nov 11, 2019 Maidstone, United Kingdom

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