Ratings based on 34 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Couplesby Eileen from Kent
Beautiful Hotel and excellent servicePosted Jul 1, 2014
Pros: Lovely little touches like the branded rubber duck in the bathroom and the 'Do Not Disturb' soft toy owl.
Location: Just outside Winchester and a short drive to the new Forest
The room was fantastic. Very clean and comfortable. We had a suite with 4 poster bed. The bathroom was huge with walk in shower and large bath. We dined at the hotel on the Saturday night. We opted for the 8 course tasting menu with wines. This was a bit on the pricey side but the menu looked promising. Although we both enjoyed the meal some of the courses were a little 'strange' and ill conceived. We didn't come away with the wow feeling we expected. We would definitely stay here again, but next time we would order off the la a carte menu.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Overnight StayPosted May 28, 2014
Pros: Excellent staff, fabulous ensuite, superb breakfasts.
Cons: In our room there wasn't a mirror over the desk, as the TV is placed there. This makes it difficult to get ready to dry your hair or apply make up.
We stayed overnight as we were attending a friends wedding at the Hotel. We have stayed several times before and as always the staff were helpful and the hotel is beautifully situated.
for Everyoneby sally from Uk
Beautiful hotelPosted May 6, 2014
On arrival we found we had been upgraded to a suite. It was beautiful and spotless. The staff were great and the uniforms were green tweed! The only downside which is not the hotels fault, I personally found the evening food a bit fussy, so we ate off the bar menu instead. What we did order was fab. We will definitely be returning.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Old English grandeurPosted Nov 10, 2013
Pros: Ambiance, food and the staff!
Cons: Insulate the ceilings and replace the carpet.
Location: Extremely peaceful setting, but 10 minutes from Winchester!
We loved staying here, our room was comfortable and the bathroom outstanding. The carpet was possibly in need of a good clean, but otherwise I could not fault the room. My only criticism was that our room was on the middle floor and we could hear talking in the dining room at night (we were directly above it) and then to make matters worse, we could hear the guest in the room above: every footfall, often causing the light fitting in our room to rattle and then being woken up at 5am with heaving items being dropped! Having said this, I would stay again, but I would ask to be on the top floor! The food is outstanding!
for Business Travelersby cliff from shanghai
an excellent hotelPosted Oct 17, 2013 on Hotels.com
obviously, I was extremely satisfied with the best hotel I have used in a long while and in numerous countries. My only suggestion for chane relates to the dining menu. A short menu, with each dish done well is by far the best approach for many reasons, but it would be better to, for example, to change half the menu on alternate days so there is more variety for multi-night stays. The meals I had, by the way, were excellent
for Couplesby Thomas from Basingstoke
Lovely country hotelPosted Oct 15, 2013
Me and my girlfriend had a great time the hotel is amazing and the grounds are beautiful. The staff were friendly and very helpful, furthermore its a five minute drive from Winchester city centre which has a wide selection of very high standard restaurants.
for Couplesby Keith from Teddington
Fabulous weekendPosted Oct 14, 2013
Pros: The bedrooms, the public rooms, the staff, the grounds Lovely
Location: Lovely park like grounds Close to Old Winchester
It was a Wedding Reception and we decided to stay the night. Everything was perfect
for Personal Eventby Limbowonky from London
I Just Can't Fault It!Posted Oct 7, 2013 on Hotels.com
And I can't really add anything to the title above. A superb hotel where everything was great. From service to quality of room, food, general ambience and so on, all aspects were positive. We will definitely stay at the Lainston again.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Visiting the KidsPosted Oct 7, 2013
Pros: What a beautiful country setting. Absolutely charming. We delayed our departure to see the Falconry Demonstration on Sunday. We loved it!
Cons: Our son is a Vegan and his girlfriend is a vegetarian. We ate in the bar anteroom. The Vegan salad was a disgrace-not a salad but an embellishment .
Location: One Day- Southhampton football then Brighton. Two Day- Bath then Stonehenge
We had spent the last week in London after arriving from Toronto. Our son has been living in Epsom with his girlfriend who is attending The University of Creative Arts for her Masters in Fashion Retailing. He has just graduated from Biz school in Canada and is on his GAP year. When he was meeting with his peers in London he was hired by an advertising firm . We decided to take the kids out for the weekend. We headed to Brighton in the morning , watched the football match in Southhampton in the afternoon and headed to Lainston in the evening. Our room , the Hydrangea , was fantastic! Cottage charm, old beams , beautiful view , lots of space with all the amenities. The kids had the same type of room at the end of the Hall. They loved it. We wanted to spoil them and they were spoiled! Your hotel was by far the highlite of our two weeks in England. So much more than we had anticipated! The Kitchen is definitely not set up to handle Vegan or Vegetarian requests and the staff were annoyed . Our service was slow and their attitude was selfserving. We were accommodating the kids by not dressing up and not attending the non vegetarian dining room . It was their weekend. We are totally annoyed by their choices but hopefully it is a faze . Your hotel is wonderful ! We loved it! We will return with our friends and neighbours. We highly recommend it . But we have to adapt to the new generation and their needs . And this is good. Custom requests means profits !!
Recommendedby TW from Tokyo
ExcellentPosted Oct 7, 2013 on Hotels.com
Excellent, very pretty garden and very good food. Would stay there again, although I might note that guests should be aware that dining room attire tends towards the semi-formal. Best to have a jacket for dinner, although a tie seems optional.