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

Enjoyed This
(91 Member Ratings)
"Breakfast was lovely as was the terrace to lounge in during the afternoon sun. "
Apr 10, 2017
Surbiton, 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. Some Superior Rooms have balconies, and there are 4-poster rooms with views of the forest. Family rooms are available and there are DVDs, game consoles and games available to borrow. Dogs are welcome (charges apply). 

The hotel is currently undergoing renovation work. 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


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible pool area
  • 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.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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: Pets 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.

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Enjoyed This
(91 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Balmer Lawn Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.8 Location
3.9 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.1 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Lovely atmosphere
Other Comments
Had difficulty finding a parking space on arrival. Breakfast is included in the hotel rate so is not a,Travelzoo extra
Robert Jul 30, 2017 Huntingdon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Breakfast was lovely as was the terrace to lounge in during the afternoon sun.
Other Comments
I inquired about a room upgrade but was told I could only have this subject to an exceptional cost increase, despite Travelzoo advertising 'room upgrade subject to availability'.
Brittany Apr 10, 2017 Surbiton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Polite friendly staff.
Other Comments
Enjoyed the whole experience, food, location, room and spa
Tony Mar 18, 2017 Bideford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff were helpful and friendly. The food we had in the restaurant in the evening was fantastic.
Andrew Apr 01, 2017 Farnham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location was fantastic
Other Comments
There was no plug socket by the bed so it made charging stuff a pain
Tara Mar 28, 2017 Bexley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location and the friendly staff
Elizabeth Apr 01, 2017 bexleyheath, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly and efficient staff. Clean throughout. Very comfortable.
Other Comments
A fantastic place to relax - excellent location.
Joanne Feb 25, 2017 Bewdley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely hotel, excellent food and staff.
Other Comments
Worth every penny
Rosemary Mar 11, 2017 Northants, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
The jacuzzi irritated my skin
Mark Dec 06, 2016 Oxford, 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

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