South Lawn Hotel

South Lawn Hotel

Lymington Road, New Forest National Park Hampshire, Lymington SO41 0RF England
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The South Lawn Hotel is a charming country hotel set in five acres of landscaped grounds, close to the village of Milford-on-Sea and the town of Lymington. Surrounded by countryside and within easy walking distance of several beaches, the hotel provides an ideal destination for any well-earned retreat. The former country house offers accommodation in individually decorated bedrooms, all with en suite facilities. Guests can also enjoy spacious lounges, magnificent gardens and incomparable service from our internationally-trained staff. Away from the hotel, is the New Forest with its unspoiled landscape dotted with ponies and cattle, as well as some of the best coastline to be found in the South of England.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Telephone
Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English

Location

Lymington Road, New Forest National Park Hampshire, Lymington SO41 0RF England
Getting there
Car recommended
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The South Lawn Hotel garners high marks for its impeccable cleanliness, with guests frequently lauding the spotless rooms and pristine bathrooms. Many find the service top-notch, noting the staff's warmth and efficiency that enhance the stay. The hotel's rooms earn praise for their spaciousness and comfort, though some guests mention they could be updated. Dog owners appreciate the pet-friendly amenities, and the value for money, particularly the dining options, is often highlighted. With its prime location ideal for exploring the surrounding areas, the hotel's atmosphere is described as welcoming and homey, offering a relaxing retreat.
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Rooms
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Friendly
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WiltshireScots wrote a review Aug 2022
Sutton Benger, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Visited with my friend and my 2 dogs. Straight from arrival we were greeted in such a friendly way. The hotel has tons of parking and is very spacious. The dogs each got a goody bag, nice touch. We were in the new build part of the hotel and it’s lovely, the rooms are large and tastefully decorated. There’s a fridge too high is great of you use wet or raw dog food. Behind the hotel is a great doggy paddock with picnic benches, we enjoyed a glass of bubbly while the dogs had a sniff around the paddock. Breakfast is great, there’s a separate sitting area for dog owners but you don’t feel segregated at all. It’s lovely seeing other people with their dogs too. The dogs were offered a cooked sausage for their breakfast, so thoughtful. I liked the idea that you get fresh chilled water anytime in a glass bottle from the bar - no plastic. I wish other places would do this. The room was rather hot but there were 2 fans provided, a table top one and a free standing one. When we put them on it was fine. Really comfy beds and no noise so we both had a fantastic sleep. Room was spotlessly clean too. This is truly the most dog friendly place I have stayed in. The dogs had a blast. Location is great too, 15 minute walk to Milford on Sea where there are bars & restaurant and a 25 minute walk to the sea front. Thank you for a lovely stay, I’ll be back!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from South Lawn, Owner at South Lawn Hotel
Responded 21 Sept 2022
Thank you, we hope to see you again. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Dannie S wrote a review May 2023
Farnborough, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Bought a voucher for my Mum to stay here with the dog for 3 nights. Did some minor research before getting the voucher and was happy with what I saw. Closer to the time of our booking I did a bit more digging only to find more positive reviews and little surprises to look forward to. I can honestly say this location does not disappoint, we stayed in a newly refurbished room which was spacious, well decorated, comfortably modern with plenty of storage. We had a medium sized dog with us who had plenty of room to mooch about without getting underfoot. There was a fridge in the room, iron + board, hairdryer, shower gel and shampoo, ample amounts of coffee and breakfast tea and a table with 2 chairs for lounging. The room had a large walk in shower which was easy to use and was spacious to move around in. The room was serviced every day with toilet paper replenished (May sound weird but have had instances this year in other locations where this is not kept stocked which proved frustrating - it’s the little things!), beds made, bins emptied, hoovered and general tidy. There is a large outdoor paddock for dogs to be off lead so they can burn some energy / use the facilities - there is a doggie waste bin near the gate and reception have spare bags if needed. All staff were friendly, attentive and welcoming to us and the dog who was very spoilt all weekend. There is a separate dining area for owners and their dogs which is carefully managed and spaced out, dogs get a water bowl every meal and a sausage for breakfast! Staff will ask before bringing this out to ensure you are happy with your dog eating this. The staff are so used to dogs being around they happily step over and around them! It’s a great location to stay with your dog and makes a good starting point for driving to and from walking locations, very close to the sea front where The Hurst spit and castle is located (5 mins by car). I would defiantly recommend this location and would stay here again. I think it is also a good choice if you are thinking of visiting the new forest with your doggie but don’t want to hire a lodge, having done both I would say they are equally good choices, with the hotel having quick access to the restaurant where your dog is always welcome as well as staff on-site and nearby if you need anything.
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Parking outside reception is limited with approx 4 disabled spaces and 2 EV spaces. There is a...
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Response from South Lawn, Owner at South Lawn Hotel
Responded 6 Jun 2023
Delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon. Thanks
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Amanda W wrote a review Aug 2022
Oxford, England
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a dog friendly hotel with dogs allowed in part of the restaurant and they have their own paddock for walkies. We had a spacious twin room in the new wing (which has a lift). Room was a bit dark and could do with a bit of colour adding. We found out how to open the window wide, fan also provided. The shower room was lovely but could have benefited from a shaving/make up mirror as difficult to see in main mirror if short sighted. Fridge was useful and you can get bottles of filtered water from the bar. Adequate parking (on gravel) with a few disabled spaces and 2 spaces for electric car charging. Great breakfasts and dinners. You can save your bottle of wine for the second night. We booked B&B rather than D,B&B as that rate only seemed better value if you were each going to have 3 courses each night. Lovely stay and hope to come again
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Response from South Lawn, Owner at South Lawn Hotel
Responded 2 Sept 2022
Thank you, you are quite correct B&B direct with the hotel is always the most competitive rate. There is little point taking a DBB rate unless you know you are going to have 3 courses and coffee. We also hope you get chance to come again and will look forward to welcoming you.
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Emma G wrote a review Mar 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We received a virgin voucher from our wedding and decided we would use it towards a short break. We decided to choose the South Lawn Hotel and we couldn’t have enjoyed our stay more. We were waited on hand and foot, the room was always cleaned even when we went out later in the day, the staff were very attentive always checking if you needed anything. Breakfast was lovely, all good quality ingredients and they even done a healthy option on the menu which is great for someone like me who doesn’t enjoy a cooked breakfast!
The lounge was a nice touch, a nice place at to relax in the evening with a few drinks, even when it was getting late we were asked if we would like anything else before they closed up.
All in all a great stay and we will definitely be returning, you have some great members of staff!
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from South Lawn, Owner at South Lawn Hotel
Responded 7 Mar 2023
It's delightful to read that you enjoyed your wedding gift with us and thank you for choosing us, we hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back now that you found us. Thank you.
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Sharon L wrote a review Jun 2022
Hertford, England, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a 2 night stay in June and what a fab time we had. The hotel is advertised as dog friendly and they certainly are. Our four legged friend got a welcome pack on arrival containing a water bowl, tennis ball, poo bags and some doggie biscuits. We were able to check into our room early which is always nice when this can happen then spent a lovely couple of hours having lunch in the fab garden. Food was really good with something to suit all tastes I would say and an excellent selection at breakfast, including a sausage for the doggo. There were a few other dogs there when we stayed but there was not one area where it smelt doggy! They noticed our dog was nervous so made sure that there was somewhere quieter to sit when in the restaurant. Our room was spacious and clean and again no signs that a dog had been in the room before. The staff were all great, and considering the long hours they were working they were always friendly. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone, travelling with dogs or not. The location is great. We are already planning a trip back next year. Thanks for a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from South Lawn, Owner at South Lawn Hotel
Responded 26 Jun 2022
We look forward to seeing you again and are delighted you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you.
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c1pry wrote a review Feb 2023
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Although we've stayed here a number of times we are always pleasantly surprised by how lovely it is to stay at South Lawn. Our latest visit was the first since the new wing had been added. All the rooms in the older part of the building are individual, charming and have that country retreat feel we love but we accepted a chance to inhabit one of the new rooms. We weren't disappointed. Although equipped with modern light fittings, USB charging points etc the temptation to use built in furniture has been resisted in favour of sticking with the separate pieces that maintain the atmosphere of a country house hotel.

The room itself was very ample and the firm, king size bed provided an extremely comfortable night's sleep. Abundant storage was provided along with desktop working areas, and plenty of surfaces as well as seating and a table, which proved useful for playing games. Every room boasts fridge, iron/ironing board, fan, hairdryer, tea/coffee facilities, multiple sockets and a large, easy to understand TV.

The shower room was very nice indeed, with superb walk in shower that was unusually easy to use. The heated shower rail was the most effective we've come across and there were plenty of hooks and surface areas for wash bags etc.

Breakfast was, as always, a treat with both the smoked salmon and full English options proving delightful. Requested changes were catered for without fuss and the options are very flexible indeed. Everything was cooked to perfection with colour on the hash browns, beautifully crispy bacon and soft scrambled eggs.

The South Lawn is perfectly situated for days out to the New Forest, Lymington or a visit to the beach and is one of a rare breed of hotels where the experience of the customer is at the forefront of everything they do. A relaxed, informal atmosphere is always present along with a warm welcome and comfortable stay.
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: For the comfiest sleep in the biggest bed opt for the new wing but for character go for the older...
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Response from South Lawn, Owner at South Lawn Hotel
Responded 8 Feb 2023
Thank you for your wonderful review, we are delighted you continue to enjoy your stays with us. We look forward to having the opportunity of welcoming you back in the future and again thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed, informative and complimentary review.
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New Forest Break wrote a review Feb 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a fabulous break at the South Lawns. Plenty of parking spaces and well kept grounds.
We took our dog with us and we were amazed how many lovely, well behaved dogs there were in the hotel.

We borrowed a dog lead from reception with no trouble at all (due to one of our party's cars breaking down away from the hotel with the dog lead in it!)

We were even offered a sausage for the dog at breakfast! the breakfast choices were all extreemly delicious ( fresh croissants, full english, smoked salmon and poached eggs, charcuterie board, fresh fruit!) and set us up for our walks!

The free refilled fresh tap water bottles for the rooms was an amazing touch, as was the dog welcome pack, and the room was spotless.
I should add that our shower wouldn't produce cooler water, and it was repaired within 10 minutes of ringing reception- quite outstanding!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from South Lawn, Owner at South Lawn Hotel
Responded 20 Feb 2023
Lovely to receive your review and we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Its great you recognise how important we believe it is to fix a problem quickly and our maintenance team will be delighted to have had a mention. Thank you and we hope to see you again.
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Madeleine J wrote a review Jul 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
South Lawns is an attractive, dog friendly Hotel within a 10 minute walk of Milford Village. All the staff here are extremely helpful, friendly and welcoming. There are outside seating areas to the front and rear of the Hotel. The downstairs boasts an extremely comfortable lounge area with easy chairs and large sofas where you can have drinks and relax. There is an airy bar area and a lovely, new restaurant. Our bedroom was spacious and spotlessly clean, with a comfortable bed and a lovely view over the fields to the rear. Plenty of tea and coffee sachets are provided in the room, which are replenished when the room is cleaned. Fresh water in re-usable glass bottles is available from the bar to save on single use plastic, which is a thoughtful touch. These bottles can be refilled whenever required. A fridge is provided in the room to store your own drinks etc. The food in the Hotel is excellent with a good variety to choose from. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this welcoming and comfortable Hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Plenty of on-site parking and electrical car charging available.
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Response from South Lawn, Owner at South Lawn Hotel
Responded 2 Jul 2023
Thank you, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future.
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Rod H wrote a review Jul 2022
Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A very pleasant Hotel and good location. We stayed in the newly built block and found the rooms to be excellent in every respect.
The room was spacious with Cotswold type furniture and had a thick carpet fitted which is unusual nowadays. The bed was a kingsize and was of a first class quality and very comfortable.
The toilet/shower room was large and very well finished in every respect.
An iron and ironing board were provided inside a wardrobe together with a proper hairdryer that was actually strong enough to dry hair !.
Coffee/Tea making facilities were provide together with ample makings and biscuits.
The room had a refrigerator which was empty for your use.
I cannot fault the room at all on either quality or facilities.

The Dinner in the Cedar tree restaurant was of a high standard, well presented and with fast service by the first class staff. The drinks at the bar and in the restaurant were about average price for a Hotel in this area and certainly not excessive.

A number of diners that we got chatting to were regulars here and often had Sunday lunch here which is always a good sign.

Overall this is a first class Hotel that I would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: New block rooms are excellent.
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Response from South Lawn, Owner at South Lawn Hotel
Responded 28 Jul 2022
Thank you very much, we are delighted to have been added to your Visit Again List and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back.
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Michelle & Scott wrote a review Jan 2023
Lancing, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Staff are really friendly. Hotel accepts dogs and although we had no dogs ourselves on this visit, it was lovely meeting all the furry friends during our stay, especially Max the Alsatian and Rosie the chocolate Lab.
beds really comfy, all your basic needs met. Advise to bring own toiletries though, as only two small tubes in room (one shower gel, one shampoo/conditioner combined)
Rooms clean, tea coffee facilities in room and hairdryer.
Bar area, nice to chill in evenings with friends and meet fellow guests. It's our third visit and we will return for another trip. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from South Lawn, Owner at South Lawn Hotel
Responded 31 Jan 2023
Thank you, just let us know if you need anything replenishing in your room, it was a pleasure looking after you and we hope to see you again soon.
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welldaws wrote a tip Yesterday
East Sussex, United Kingdom24 contributions50 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lovely place to holiday with your dog"
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trigcat wrote a tip 7 Jul
West Midlands, United Kingdom127 contributions44 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Free parking Lift in the new wing Dog friendly Restaurant Seating outside Not far from the sea "
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Alison W wrote a tip 2 Jul
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We would definitely recommend the Restaraunt."
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Miriam S wrote a tip Jun 2024
Berkshire, United Kingdom16 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Nothing to add. "
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GVB1958 wrote a tip Jun 2024
Hayes, United Kingdom259 contributions132 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The hotel is dog friendly"
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Frequently Asked Questions about South Lawn Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to South Lawn Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Wash House Bar (1.0 km), Braxton Gardens (0.6 km), and Milford On Sea Village Green (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at South Lawn Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at South Lawn Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at South Lawn Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to South Lawn Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Cedar Tree Restaurant, Verveine Fishmarket Restaurant, and Saltwater.
Are any cleaning services offered at South Lawn Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at South Lawn Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does South Lawn Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to South Lawn Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hurst Castle (4.1 km), Yarmouth Castle (6.9 km), and St Thomas and All Saints Church (4.0 km).
Does South Lawn Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
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