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

"Great location on the High Street in Lymington. Enjoyed the G&T selection in the bar and the tasting menu in the restaurant. Staff were attentive and great breakfast."
Oct 6, 2019 - Lyme Regis, 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. 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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(137 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
4.5 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Reception staff and owner (who was service at breakfast) were very nice.
Other Comments
Slow service - particularly in the bar area during the afternoon (20+ minutes to receive drinks. Broken glass served. Glass served with lipstick marks. Wrong drink served) and at dinner (table next to us who also had the same 5 course tasting menu sat 40 minutes after us but were served and finished with food before us. Room was a little tired (toilet seat broken - was not attached to the base, bedside lamp did not work, window did not close properly)
Paul Oct 07, 2019 Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great location on the High Street in Lymington. Enjoyed the G&T selection in the bar and the tasting menu in the restaurant. Staff were attentive and great breakfast.
Lisa Oct 06, 2019 Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The welcome we received was lovely, and we parked a couple of hours before booking in. The room was comfortable, clean but a little tired. It was very well equipped with robes, an iron and ironing board, and a lovely big en suite. We were confused with our taster meal ( part of the deal) Our table was booked for 7.00 - but no food arrived until 7.45. The waiter brought us some bread ( gluten free well catered for) and said “enjoy your starter”. It was billed as an amuse bouche. It was amusing as we were both so hungry we devoured the bread. Five minutes later the rest of the starter arrived!. A little niggle, but the rest of the meal was satisfactory, and a good deal in all.
Marilyn Oct 04, 2019 Stockbridge, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very enjoyable, food good, very clean room
Angela Sep 28, 2019 Caerphilly, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We had a very pleasant one night stay at. Stanwell house which is situated very conveniently right in the middle of Lymington high street. We had been to visit Beaulieu Motor Museum and Lymington is about a twenty minute drive away. All the staff were very friendly and helpful and the room was quite spacious and clean and a very good large bath with shower over. The only problem we had was that the TV signal kept cutting out but the was a minor annoyance. We did not have dinner here as we had already booked at The Ship which is right by the water. Breakfast was great. Very hot tea and coffee plenty of cereals, fruit and other delicious things. Hot and freshly cooked breakfast which was very tasty. We would throughly recommend Stanwell house the only drawback being that check is not until 3pm.
Rosemary Sep 27, 2019 Camberley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely stay, excellent food especially the breakfast, eggs royal were fabulous.
Other Comments
We stayed at stanwell four years ago when it was all fresh and new, could do with a bit of a freshen up, every thing was the same as we remembered only worn, chairs soggy, small patches of mold in the bathroom and garden overgrown. Easy things to rectify and make it as lovely as before. Still a great place to stay but just a few pointers to keep it great.
Philippa Sep 24, 2019 Salisbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
A good choice of place to stay for our visit to Lymington - centrally located and within easy reach of shops/eateries. The staff were very friendly, accommodating and nothing was too much trouble, for example we had a problem with the TV on our arrival which was sorted out promptly and without complaint.
Other Comments
The five-course sample dinner included in this deal was of superb quality and very tasty!
John Sep 21, 2019 Harrogate, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location & breakfast
Other Comments
Room was quirky, a little tired & in need of refurbishment
Chris May 26, 2019 SalisburyShrewton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The ambiance, with being able sit outside and the delicious food that they serve up.
Other Comments
It's a delight to stay there.
Wendy Hall, MBE May 24, 2019 Swindon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The people we met and the food and staff
Other Comments
The room we were in the ceiling was to low because we were at the very top om the loft area
Keith Burnett May 24, 2019 RainhamrAINHAM, United Kingdom

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