Balmer Lawn Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • This 19th-century former hunting lodge is in the New Forest, with walking & cycling trails on its doorstep
  • The hotel housed the Canadian army in WWII -- a recent renovation uncovered secret D-Day landing documents
  • Leisure facilities include a spa, squash & tennis courts, & an indoor swimming pool

94% (214 Member Ratings)

"Centralised location for the New Forest"
Feb 17, 2017
Gosport, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The nearest train station is in Brockenhurst, a 5-minute drive or 15-minute walk from the hotel. Southampton and its airport are 30 minutes' drive away, while Bournemouth and Portsmouth are both around 45 minutes away by car. Parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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Balmer Lawn Hotel is a 4-star hotel on the edge of Brockenhurst village in the New Forest National Park. One of the largest properties in the area, the hotel is almost a destination in itself. The 19th-century former hunting lodge housed the Canadian army in World War II, and secret D-Day landing documents were found during the 2016 renovation. 

The hotel is in a peaceful spot near the Lymington River, with ponies grazing nearby. There are plenty of walking and cycling trails in the local area, and Brockenhurst Manor Golf Club is a 5-minute drive away. Also worth a visit are Beaulieu Motor Museum (a 15-minute drive), and Exbury Gardens & Steam Museum (20 minutes' drive).

There's plenty to keep guests entertained, including an indoor pool and squash and tennis courts (all free for guests), and a spa that offers treatments (charges apply). The AA-Rosette-awarded Beresford's restaurant specialises in modern cooking that makes the most of local ingredients. The terrace is open in fine weather, and Sunday lunch is accompanied by live music until 3:30pm.

The individually decorated rooms offer views of the countryside and cricket pitch, and have free Wi-Fi. Dogs are welcome (charges apply). 

The hotel is currently undergoing renovation work, expected to continue until February, 2017. Rooms are being renovated one at a time, and disruption will be minimal.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


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


  • Complimentary parking

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.


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

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges will apply as follows: £30 per night for children aged 12 and under. This includes breakfast. Extra beds are on request and must be requested upon booking.
Infant's cot/crib are available in Superior and Family Rooms only, free of charge, for children aged 2 and under.
There is no extra bed for older children and adults.
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.

Pets: Dogs are allowed on request and will be charged at £20 per dog, per night. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

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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94% Positive
(214 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Balmer Lawn Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Centralised location for the New Forest
Other Comments
Staff service excellent
David Feb 17, 2017 Gosport, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very good food
Other Comments
Plenty of parking
Tony Feb 08, 2017 Brighton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff, wonderful food and a cosy log fire all in a great location.
Other Comments
Basic pool area, jacuzzi out of order while we were there.
Tina Feb 02, 2017 St Leonards on sea, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Nice hotel in a lovely location. Excellent breakfast.
Other Comments
The Travelzoo offer does not put you in the best rooms! The Spa is strange having no changing rooms or robes/towels directly provided. It all seemed a bit disorganised in terms of the spa being integrated into the hotel.
Lisa Dec 06, 2016 Romsey, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
The jacuzzi irritated my skin
Mark Dec 06, 2016 Oxford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent friendly service.
Ron Dec 03, 2016 Salisbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The Restaurant for our evening meal was excellent, although we were disappointed that they ran out of smocked salmon with scrambled egg at breakfast which is not very professional for a four star Hotel.
Other Comments
We were in room six which was very comfortable But we could hear the sound of some kind of machinery throughout the night (perhaps the air conditioning unit outside?)
Margaret Nov 26, 2016 Ardingly, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Relaxing environment
Other Comments
Staff all very good and attentive to every detail
Lynn Nov 24, 2016 Rushden, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff very helpful, beautiful hotel and great location for the new firest
Nicola Nov 20, 2016 Bexhill-on-sea, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Grounds and decor
Other Comments
Bed was very hard as was pillows like cardboard. Did not sleep . Food was very disappointing, very bland no seasoning
Costas Nov 15, 2016 London, United Kingdom

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