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Lainston House Hotel

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Drive through the gates of Lainston House, up the winding drive, you will enter a world where historic charm and contemporary elegance blend seamlessly. This charming 17th-century country house is a luxurious five star hotel, encapsulated in 63 acres of Hampshire parkland. A peaceful drawing room, sumptuous individually designed bedrooms and food created with passion (awarded 3 AA rosettes). The Cedar Bar is the place to relax for a cocktail and the outdoor terrace is even more so for sipping a glass of Champagne or a chilled glass of wine over a light lunch in Summer months. for Afternoon Tea, a day in the on-site Cookery School or a spot of Falconry, located at the back of our stunning kitchen garden. This is a classic Country House where you can put the world behind you whether it be for a creative meeting, a relaxing leisure stay or a family celebration. Minutes away from the historic city of Winchester and only a short drive from Salisbury, Stonehenge and the New Forest. Visit Jane Austin country, Highclere Castle (home of Downton Abbey), Bombay Sapphire Distillery or a local Vineyard such as Hattingley Valley. The famous River Test is close by for perfect fishing and quaint villages to explore.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Accessible rooms
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Historic Hotel
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Incredible journey of tastes, sensations, textures, flavours and more! Surely and absolutely recommended!!!! The restaurant is located in a breathtaking location and service that meets with the food standards.
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Firstly I can't fault our stay- the suite was lovely, the staff were amazing but I just can't get over how much you charge for a cup of coffee, sorry its a small thing but your on a different planet.... O.K you source your beans locally from Southampton (although Winchester
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Response from GW_Lainston, Manager at Lainston House Hotel
Responded yesterday
Thank you for taking the time to share your review. I am pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us and that you found the team to be amazing. I am sorry to read about your disappointment regarding the price of our coffees. Please let me assure you that our coffee pricing is very much in line with our 5* competitors, whom when pricing their coffees take into consideration the bespoke china in which the beverage is being served, the home made cookies made by an onsite Pastry Chef and the beautifully manicured grounds, which all help create a memorable experience. I sincerely hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the not too distant future and once again thank you for sharing your thoughts and kind compliments. Kind regards, James Webb Operations Manager.
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Stayed here a few times now, we had new year here and the food has stepped up even more but even more noticeable was the service it’s all getting very good. Location is fabulous but still close to pop into town, rooms great especially the suites, it is all on the traditional
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Response from GW_Lainston, Manager at Lainston House Hotel
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for your kind review and observation of Lainston House. I shall share your glowing comments with the rest of the team here at Lainston House and look forward to welcoming you back again in the not too distant future. Kind regards, James Webb Operations Manager.
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Due to having a horrible cold on a previous stay at Lainston we decided to re schedule this half day experience. If you love these magnificent birds and especially if you are an Owl lover then this is definitely not to be missed. Judith has incredible knowledge and enthusiasm
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Response from GW_Lainston, Manager at Lainston House Hotel
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for your lovely review of Judy and her birds of prey. Judy receives many compliments and letters of thanks and your review sums up why in a nutshell. Judy will be thrilled to hear how much you appreciated all of her love and dedication to her role and I will ensure she is made aware of your review. We look forward to welcoming you back for many more memorable occasions. Kind regards, James Webb Operations Manager.
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Me and my boyfriend stayed in a junior suite for my birthday. The staff had kindly left a birthday card and some millionaire shortbread for our arrival. The room was exceptional! We stayed in ‘The Pine Room’ which was huge and had the most amazing bath. There was only one tiny
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Response from GW_Lainston, Manager at Lainston House Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to review your birthday stay here at Lainston House. It's a real pleasure to read that the team made your stay so memorable. Judy our Falconer will be thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed her birds of prey. I shall share you lovely comments with all of the team here at Lainston House and lokk forward to welcoming you back for many more memorable visits. Kind regards, James Webb Operations Manager.
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you can get a taxi there but i expect it would be quite pricey, if you call a local taxi firm they would be ables to give you a estimate , 01962-877749 wessex cars or 01962-878727 wintax , hope this helps
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What is the check in time ? Thanks
It is 3pm
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Are there multiple houses or are all rooms in one house?
It is one house with very sympathetic extensions. There are 9 rooms in the original house, however, most of the large suites are in the “Fishing Wing”, which is a walk away through a corridor that passes the “Stable Block”. The smallest rooms are in “Chudleigh Court”. You do not have to go outside for any of these, however, there are 4 rooms in the “Loggia”, which are a 10 metre walk outside the hotel reception entrance. Hope this is helpful. If you would like a specific room, please give the hotel reception or reservations team a call or email.
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It is a typical bar menu with sandwiches, including a Club, plus light meals like salads but also a prawn linguini, a wagyu beef burger, fish and chips, duck leg..... sandwiches approx £8 and meals £15 to £20. The grounds are great for walking with dogs.
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Hello George The official end to the South Downs Way is at the junction of Chesil Street and High Street in the centre of Winchester. This is approx. 3.5 miles from Lainston House. Depending upon your preferred mode of transport, the bus station is just on the north side of the High Street. There is a fairly regular service that stops at Sparsholt Turning, the stop at the end of Woodman Lane, which is approx. 0.5 miles from Lainston House. If you do take the bus or even walk from the centre of Winchester, you not only get to talk up the tree-lined drive but also you can walk the full length of this avenue: Woodman Lane bisects the original avenue and most people only walk down as far as the road. However on the other side of the road the avenue continues. Almost opposite the right turn off Woodman Lane into the approach road is a gap in the fence: if you go through that you can walk up to the very end of the avenue: there's a bench and you can sit and take in the full beauty of the location. Hope that's helpful.
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"I get the feeling that all rooms are good with a great shower."
"The Junior suites all individual, spacious and luxurious many with four posters."
"Don’t be put off by the idea a cozy room will be small ."
"All the rooms have amazing views of the grounds and open space,peaceful and tranquil"
"The rooms are spread out, and the car park is a little walk from reception."
US$176 - US$407 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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