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Sparsholt, Winchester, SO21 2LT, United Kingdom – Show map
Excellent location — rated 9.1/10! (score from 65 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Lainston House, an Exclusive Hotel.
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BBQ facilities, Garden
Tennis court, Fishing, Hiking, Cycling, Fitness centre, Bicycle rental, Bikes available (free)
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Breakfast in the room, Special diet menus (on request)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
Room service, Packed lunches, 24-hour front desk, Currency exchange, Tour desk, Luggage storage, Babysitting/child services, Laundry, Dry cleaning, Ironing service, Shoeshine, Meeting/banquet facilities, Business centre, Fax/photocopying, Gift shop, VIP room facilities, Bridal suite
Newspapers, Safety deposit box, Non-smoking rooms, Facilities for disabled guests, Heating, Non-smoking throughout
Aldi (2miles) Waitrose (2miles)
The Plough Inn (1miles)
From 15:00 hours
Until 11:00 hours
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Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
All children or adults are charged GBP 27 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/children's cots permitted in a room is 2.
Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
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Based on 65 reviews
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Score from 111 reviews Very good
The Staff were very helpful and accomodating. Valet parked my car for me when I arrived and carried luggage up to my suite - thank you! Suite was beautiful with all amenities - I especially enjoyed the whirlpool bath. Wifi was the best I have had in any hotel. Food is exceptional.
Being on the third floor - there was no lift.
The staff( especially Bell the cat!), the place, the food, the location, the ambience, the falcons( especially Kevin)...and Judith the falconer!, the gardens, the rooms, the service........I could go on and on! A very special place
The bed! (TV 'in' bath was novel though not essential). Also the staff: very courteous and helpful. We were also lucky to have great weather to walk around grounds and local village.
Not overly impressed with their fitness room - very basic. Hotel lacked for other facilities eg Pool, spa, games room if you expect those.
lovely stay beautiful room fantastic
breakfast in the room was £45 and the bar was mightly expensive
Lovely hotel and just what we needed for out weekend away.
Ambiance Décor Log fire En suite Bed Afternoon tea
The seats in the family room for afternoon to were best suited to slim ladies not 14 stone blokes. The lay out of the breakfast buffet which was in a corridor
Friendly staff & highly recommend juniper room, underfloor heating in the bathroom was a very nice surprise. Bed was very comfortable
Check out at 12 would have been better - although I didn't request so it may have been possible
The rooms we stayed in were superb. Huge and luxurious. Possibly the best room I've ever stayed in (though no view to speak of). The hotel's atmosphere was good and the staff very friendly. Nice grounds and an excellent location.
We arrived having booked a junior suite for me and my wife and a standard room for our two kids. Our suite was a real disappointment and we genuinely preferred our kids' considerably cheaper room! We asked if we could change rooms but were left waiting for an hour before we were eventually shown new rooms. We couldn't unpack and were generally underwhelmed by the service at that point. However, the alternative rooms - and subsequent service - were so good that it more than made up for the initial disappointment.
The location of the hotel is superb, bet it is very colorful in the summer, the staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel is very homely.
Can't complain as we had a very short stay, alas less than one day.
I was running a gift wrapping course at the hotel and the staff couldn't do enough. The room was fantastic and meeting room spacious. Loved every minute thank you
Didn't want to leave!
Excellent dinner and breakfast menus, food preparation and presentation. Comfortable drawing room and enjoyable teatime menu with leaf tea Helpful service at front desk and by sommelier and waiters.
1 Seriously overheated bedroom AND the window catch could not be opened without potential damage 2 Room, 'Hazel', was described as an 'Elegant room with individual features such as original wooden beams'. The room was in fact modern and the comment 'individual features' oversold an iron bedstead. 3 Booking confirmation words 'There is no meal option with this room' is not clear that breakfast is not in the room price. 4 Very slow service at dinner, and the dining room was not full. But the food was excellent.
Lack of air conditioning a problem, ask in advance as only a few rooms have window units
Staff were very helpful,lovely room,comfortable.
Breakfast was very ordinary for the price,toast was laid flat in basket so was like rubber,great shame!
Really nice old building, beautifully kept, the staff were extremely nice and friendly and couldn't do enough to help. Room facilities were terrific - loved the coffee!
I opted for the dining room and regretted it, to be honest. The choices were limited and expensive or really expensive, £45 for a 2 course meal is fairly steep, and 2 halves of a chicken breast and a smattering of vegetables left me still hungry, the food was of great quality though. My fault, I guess, I didn't think to eat in the bar instead.
Comfort, style, attention to detail, friendliness of the staff....wish I could have stayed more than one night.
Trying to find the place.......driving around in the lanes, I either missed any local signage or its not there!
lovely bathroom if the jacuzzi had worked.with the exception of the hotel operation manager the staff were pleasant and helpful.
the bathroom lights yellowish in colour as i suspect they had not been cleaned for a long time.the bedroom chair was worn out and in general the room needed a considerable upgrade to be regarded as a 5 star establishment, at present only a 3star rating would apply.The window sill had completely lost its covering of paint and was well on its way to rotting away. manager failed to address these problems and did not want to look at the room when requested to do so by myself.not good enough.
The room was first-class (we booked one of the suites) and the house and gardens were a delight.
The dining room is far too small. It is cosy at best for evening dinner, but is completely useless for buffet-style breakfast. People keep bumping into one another or each other's chairs. We asked to sit on the terrace, but that was clearly inconvenient for the staff. This almost ruined the stay for us.
The location, staff, food, bedroom, bathroom
Mix up on bill at checkout but that said the staff quickly resolved the problem. We couldn't make use of the swimming pool
Staff very attentive especially barman after we had waited sometime for dinner. Food excellent but not inexpensive. Try to include breakfast with booking. Room very comfortable and spacious. Very pleasant grounds.
Drawing room unavailable during our visit. Apparently it was being used by a furniture company to display their sofas. The lack of this facility in a country house style hotel is not acceptable. if the weather has been poor I'm not sure where guests were supposed to sit during the day or take afternoon tea etc. The hotel has to decide on its proirities and if facilities are not available then clients should be told when making a booking. A shame because everything else was first rate.
The house and grounds are really beautiful, making for a memorable stay. Our bedroom/sitting room and bathroom were of the highest standard of comfort. The staff are welcoming and the restaurant is pretty close to Michelin star quality.
I wonder whether there is a sufficient number of staff in the kitchen and restaurant. On one occasion after being summoned to our table we waited for half an hour before getting even our mise en bouche. Admittedly other diners were served far more promptly. Lainston house is very expensive, and I judge this by the standard of first-class hotel restaurants in France. It was worth it for the stunning setting, but I must confess to a moment of surprise when I found that the breakfast was not included in the room rate.
The food was up to the standards I have experienced from Michelin star chefs. Delightful amuse bouche thoughtfully included. The room had amazing views, the bathroom modernised and tasteful. Wonderful grounds to walk in before dinner, bar and restaurant retained delightful old character.
Nothing, would revisit.
The hotel is very charming and full of character. The food was simply amazing and the wine list was pure bliss!
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