Stanwell House Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Stanwell House Hotel is a "characterful boutique hotel near to the marina" (The AA) and holds three Silver Stars for its superior level of quality and service
  • It's 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

"The food was very good. The rooms a little tired but spacious. Lovely area. The value for money on DB&B was excellent"
Jun 29, 2019 - Kings Langley, 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.



  • 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


  • Parking (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: Extra guest charges will apply as follows: £15 per night for children aged 2-12; £30 for children aged 13 and over, and for adults. This includes breakfast. Extra beds must be requested upon booking. Children aged 1 and under stay free of charge, in a cot/crib, which must be requested upon booking. Please use the Special Requests field to request extra beds/cots and reconfirm the age of the child. 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.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and in limited Garden Rooms only, and will be charged at £15 per night. Please contact the hotel before booking to check the availability of a room suitable for a pet. 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.

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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(112 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Stanwell House Limited t/a The Stanwell House Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.7 Location
3.7 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
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Very good
Other Comments
Only difficulty was the car parking. Totally inadequate and that would prevent us returning.
Christine Jul 02, 2019 Dawlish, United Kingdom
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The food was very good. The rooms a little tired but spacious. Lovely area. The value for money on DB&B was excellent
Steve Jun 29, 2019 Kings Langley, United Kingdom
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A lovely break, only criticism was room 30 at top of hotel and bit of an obstacle course to get to bathroom around the TV, needed the fan on as hot at the top.
beverley Jun 29, 2019 Horsham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Pleasant overnight stay with delicious taster menu and in a good location. Excellent value with Travelzoo offer.
Christine Jun 27, 2019 Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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70 birthday celebration - we had a lovely time!
Carole Jun 24, 2019 Lymington, United Kingdom
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The bedroom we stayed in was in the old part of the hotel - had lots of character.
Other Comments
The hotel car park is not attached to th e hotel but off the pay and display car park behind the shops opposite- it took a bit of finding,,
Deborah Jun 21, 2019 Horley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was excellent and so was the service
Other Comments
The staff were very helpful - changed our room as we found the first one too dark.
Alec Jun 20, 2019 Brighton, United Kingdom
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Very pleasant staff, great location and lovely food.
Kim Jun 16, 2019 Alcester, United Kingdom
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Great Hotel, friendly well trained staff, great food. A relaxing break, should have added another night,
Anne Jun 16, 2019 Emsworth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The opportunity to stay in the centre of Lymington
Other Comments
The tasting menu was interesting but not stunning with rather strange elements.
Stephanie Jun 16, 2019 Ringwood, United Kingdom

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