You have searched for

2 nights (Mar 13 - Mar 15)
2 adults

Cottage Lodge Hotel

4.9 (2244 reviews)
Sway Road
Tel: 01590622296
Charming 17th century cosy and friendly eco-hotel set in the heart of the New Forest village of Brockenhurst, Hampshire. All the 16 bedrooms are individually designed. Some contain hand made four poster bedded rooms. Free personalised parking, wifi, New Forest Breakfast and cakes included in your room rate.

rooms

Little Alice, cosy double

Max:  
En suite

A charming, but very small room, to the front of the property on the first fl... more >

A charming, but very small room, to the front of the property on the first floor. Head height in shower 6ft. Not child or dog friendlyRoom Facilities:

  • 6ft head height in shower
  • up short but steep flight of stairs
  • in the oldest part of the house
  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • Central Heating
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Duvet
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • En Suite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Make Up Mirror
  • Personal Safe
  • Shower EnSuite
  • Wifi Free

Bolderwood, cosy double

Max:  
En suite

Perfect if you just want a clean and comfortable place to stay for a wedding... more >

Perfect if you just want a clean and comfortable place to stay for a wedding or event. Small double with own entrance. Not child or dog friendlyRoom Facilities:

  • Own private entrance
  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • Central Heating
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Duvet
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • En Suite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Make Up Mirror
  • Personal Safe
  • Shower EnSuite
  • Wifi Free

Burley, cosy double with garden

Max:  
En suite

Beautiful, but cosy, room with walk-in wet room and own small patio garden. B... more >

Beautiful, but cosy, room with walk-in wet room and own small patio garden. Beautiful headboard, crafted from Oak by local carpenter Ed. This room is not child or dog friendly.Room Facilities:

  • walk in wet room
  • own small patio garden
  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • Central Heating
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Duvet
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • En Suite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Make Up Mirror
  • Personal Safe
  • Shower EnSuite
  • Wifi Free

Morant, dog friendly double/twin

Max:  
En suite

Dog friendly room with own patio garden. Small dressing room suitable for dog... more >

Dog friendly room with own patio garden. Small dressing room suitable for dog to sleep. Can be set as twin or double. Please let us know your preference at the time of booking.Room Facilities:

  • own patio garden
  • dog friendly
  • next to kitchen
  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • Bath/Shower
  • Central Heating
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Duvet
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • En Suite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Make Up Mirror
  • Personal Safe
  • Wifi Free

Tom Hayter, dog friendly, double

Max:  
En suite

Dog friendly room with own patio garden. King size bed made from oak and pear... more >

Dog friendly room with own patio garden. King size bed made from oak and pear wood.Room Facilities:

  • dog friendly
  • small patio garden
  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • Central Heating
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Duvet
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • En Suite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Make Up Mirror
  • Personal Safe
  • Shower EnSuite
  • Wifi Free
  • Bath Ensuite
No Image

Rufus Stone, small double

Max:  
En suite

small double with own entrance. Ground floor. Next to kitchen. more >

small double with own entrance. Ground floor. Next to kitchen.Room Facilities:

  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • Central Heating
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Duvet
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • En Suite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Make Up Mirror
  • Personal Safe
  • Shower EnSuite
  • Wifi Free

Foresters, double/twin

Max:  
En suite

can be set as double or twin. Above Snug Bar. Telephone number to ring at nig... more >

can be set as double or twin. Above Snug Bar. Telephone number to ring at night if there are noise issues. Manager will sort. Not a child or dog friendly room.Room Facilities:

  • above Snug bar
  • up short but steep flight of stairs
  • in oldest part of the house
  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • Central Heating
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Duvet
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • En Suite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Make Up Mirror
  • Personal Safe
  • Shower EnSuite
  • Wifi Free

Verderers Rest, double/twin

Max:  
En suite

Delightful former stables. Wonderful oak headboard that took 4 men to bring i... more >

Delightful former stables. Wonderful oak headboard that took 4 men to bring into the building. Ground floor. Please let us know if you would like the room set as a double or a twin. This room is not child or dog friendly.Room Facilities:

  • ground floor to rear of building
  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • Bath/Shower
  • Central Heating
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Duvet
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • En Suite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Make Up Mirror
  • Personal Safe
  • Wifi Free

William 1

Max:  
En suite

delightful, warm room tucked up in the eaves of the building. Perfect for fam... more >

delightful, warm room tucked up in the eaves of the building. Perfect for families. Both bath and shower. can fit one extra bed for a child. It is not dog friendly.Room Facilities:

  • first floor
  • can take two extra children on mattresses on the floor
  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • Central Heating
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Duvet
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • En Suite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Make Up Mirror
  • Personal Safe
  • Shower EnSuite
  • Wifi Free

Rhinefield, four poster

Max:  
En suite

The view from this room is over roof tops. But the room itself is so lovely y... more >

The view from this room is over roof tops. But the room itself is so lovely you won't notice. There is a stunning hand made four poster created by Rob Dyer from an ash tree. This room is not dog friendly or child friendly.Room Facilities:

  • hand made four poster
  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • Bath/Shower
  • Central Heating
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Duvet
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • En Suite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Make Up Mirror
  • Personal Safe
  • Wifi Free

Brusher Mills, four poster

Max:  
En suite

This is a room with Wow factor. This mad bed was designed and created by loca... more >

This is a room with Wow factor. This mad bed was designed and created by local tree surgeon Rob Dyer. This room is not child or dog friendly.Room Facilities:

  • 6ft in shower
  • mad four poster
  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • Bath/Shower
  • Central Heating
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Duvet
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • En Suite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Make Up Mirror
  • Personal Safe
  • Wifi Free

Standing Hat, four poster

Max:  
En suite

Standing Hat has our first hand made four poster created by Rob Dyer from two... more >

Standing Hat has our first hand made four poster created by Rob Dyer from two beech trees. Completely original. Very popular room. Would suit guests with limited mobility. Ground Floor, can fit one extra bed for a child.Room Facilities:

  • ground floor
  • four poster
  • suitable for guests with limited mobility
  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • Central Heating
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Duvet
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • En Suite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Make Up Mirror
  • Personal Safe
  • Shower EnSuite
  • Wifi Free

James Hill, four poster, balcony

Max:  
En suite

Such a romantic room the James Hill is up in the eaves of the building overlo... more >

Such a romantic room the James Hill is up in the eaves of the building overlooking the front. Four poster, Romeo and Juliette Balcony. This room can take an extra bed for a child. It is not dog friendly.Room Facilities:

  • romeo and juliette balcony
  • four poster
  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • Bath/Shower
  • Central Heating
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Duvet
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • En Suite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Make Up Mirror
  • Personal Safe
  • Wifi Free

Gillies Holt, four poster,

Max:  
En suite

Very private room with own entrance above a barn at rear of the building. Fou... more >

Very private room with own entrance above a barn at rear of the building. Four poster. can fit one extra bed for a child. Not dog friendly.Room Facilities:

  • own entrance
  • small garden
  • first floor
  • four poster
  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • Bath/Shower
  • Central Heating
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Duvet
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • En Suite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Make Up Mirror
  • Personal Safe
  • Wifi Free

Wilverely, four poster, garden

Max:  
En suite

Our best room. Stunning new hand made bed from Rob Dyer, beautiful new bathro... more >

Our best room. Stunning new hand made bed from Rob Dyer, beautiful new bathroom, own patio garden and very large room. Can take extra bed for a child. Not dog friendly.Room Facilities:

  • four poster
  • own patio garden
  • ground floor
  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • Bath/Shower
  • Central Heating
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Duvet
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • En Suite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Make Up Mirror
  • Personal Safe
  • Wifi Free

Exbury, four poster, balcony

Max:  
En suite

We are so pleased with this room. It is two small rooms connected by an archw... more >

We are so pleased with this room. It is two small rooms connected by an archway. One room for the bedroom (with wonderful hand made four poster from local oak created by Rob Dyer), and the second room as a sitting room with access onto a balcony you can sit on. This room is not a dog friendly or child friendly.Room Facilities:

  • balcony
  • four poster
  • space for extra bed for child
  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • Bath/Shower
  • Central Heating
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Duvet
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • En Suite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Make Up Mirror
  • Personal Safe
  • Wifi Free

Facilities

  • free tea and cakes on arrival
  • Bar Available
  • Breakfast Room
  • Café / Restaurant (on site)
  • Children Welcome
  • Full Alcohol Drinks Licence
  • Internet Access
  • Log Fire
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant

Policies

Check In: Between 15:00 and 19:30
Check Out: Between 7:00 and 11:00
Wi-fi: Wireless internet is available and is free of charge.
Smoking: There is no smoking permitted anywhere within the property.
Parking: Parking for all guests is available on site and is free of charge.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Pets: Pets are not allowed.
Groups: Groups are accepted up to a maximum of 12 people. No stag and hen groups.

Average

4.9
out of 5
2244 reviews

100% recommend

Breakdown

Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities
Reviews
5
out of 5

8th January 2021:

Passionate owners who are keen to provide a first class service and this is evident in the quality of the rooms and the breakfasts. There is still work in progress and our bathroom, while more than adequate is in need of some modernisation. The snug / honesty bar works very well and it is excellent to see local produce being used wherever possible. Highly recommended.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

27th December 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

27th December 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

26th December 2020:

Thank you so much for letting me stay at your wonderful place. Super clean, warm, comfortable with most delicious breakfast. You made my Christmas perfect

Tips:

Perfect location for hiking in the forest or watching sunset on the beach. Walking distance to amazing Thai and Italian. Can't recommend it enough

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

19th December 2020:

Despite Covid restrictions we had a very pleasant one night stay. Our room was comfortable and very clean, friendly and attentive, staff. Would recommend this hotel.

Tips:

The New Forest is beautiful whatever time of year. Plenty to do in the area.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

18th December 2020:

We enjoyed our 2 night stay very much. We had a dog friendly room which was superb with a small gated area for the dog and a shower to clean her off. Hotel was very clean with robust Covid procedures in place. Staff were very welcoming and attentive We ate in the restaurant one night and the food was superb. We will definetely return

Tips:

We also ate at the Italian restaurant near the station , Enzee , the second time we have eaten there. Fantastic food and great staff

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

15th December 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

15th December 2020:

A warm and friendly welcome from first contact on the phone to checking out. A thoroughly enjoyable stay: have already recommended you to my daughter.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

13th December 2020:

A lovely quirky small hotel where the Staff make you feel very welcome. The Breakfasts are 5* and are served in a bright and airy dinning room.

Tips:

Situated right in the heart of the New Forrest with lovely walks right on your doorstep. Shops etc just a 2-3 minute walk away.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

12th December 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

12th December 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

9th December 2020:

A lovely hotel thinking about sustainability. Greta location in the heart of the new forest. We loved our stay and will be back.

Tips:

Explore and enjoy the new forest.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

8th December 2020:

Awesome stay at the Cottage Lodge. Everything was perfect from A to Z. The room was beautiful, the breakfast delicious, the staff very nice. What else?

Tips:

The hotel is ideally located, has a restaurant we haven't had the chance to try but looked great. It's close to pubs and tea rooms, and there are lots of nice walks around too.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

7th December 2020:

Very friendly and accommodating. Covid-19 unfortunately place a lot of restrictions

Tips:

Restraunt within the hotel is very good and great menu

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

6th November 2020:

Very well appointed hotel, very friendly staff and excellent customer service.

Tips:

White tails restaurant provides excellent food at a very reasonable price. Customer service is excellent.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

6th November 2020:

Highly recommend this hotel, we also had our dog and were central to all the beautiful sites the New Forest has to offer, particularly on a beautiful autumn day. The staff were warm and friendly and the breakfast was probably one of the best we’ve had in a hotel. We’ll definitely be back!

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

6th November 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

6th November 2020:

Another very enjoyable and relaxing stay. Couldn't think of a better venue for a birthday celebration.

Tips:

October is a lovely time of year to see the forest in all it's glorious autumn colours and you may be lucky and spot the pigs foraging for acorns too. Be sure to have a meal in White Tails restaurant at least once during your visit.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

6th November 2020:

We have stayed with you before and love the special welcome you give. Kelly offered us tea and cake and you feel like you are visiting friends! The rooms are beautifully decorated and we love the locally sourced toiletries. The food is all local and delicious. Nothing is too much trouble for the owners and staff. We hope to come back soon !

Tips:

White Tails restaurant at the hotel is highly recommended! Also the Italian Enzee near the station!we go to the Snake catcher pub for typical pub food. We like to go to Beaulieu and walk to Butlers Hard about 3 mile on a fairly flat walk and there’s a great museum there and lovely old cottages. Lymington is good for shopping and you can catch the train there from Brokenhurst. There’s so many walks in the forest to see the ponies, donkeys,pigs it’s all amazing.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

5th November 2020:

Lovely welcoming staff making us feel at home

Tips:

Great location within walking distance of the train station. Never get bored walking through the forest paths and enjoying the beautiful scenery and wildlife.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

5th November 2020:

Very friendly staff, beautiful big bed, homely decor and yummy breakfast. So close to the forest for walks and just a hop skip and a jump for our dinner reservations at the Pig.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

4th November 2020:

Had an absolutely delightful time at cottage lodge. Staff, rooms, food, all excellent. Such a lovely accommodation. Cannot wait to stay there again. We bought some homemade jam at the lodge and had it today for breakfast, it was gorgeous. My only criticism is to myself, that I only booked one night. See you post lockdown!

Tips:

Gorgeous village. Lots of quaint pubs and restaurants walking distance. Lovely village shops walking distance too. Wild animals on your doorstep. Amazing loation.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

4th November 2020:

Such a lovely warm welcome on arrival with tea and cake, all messages in place for Covid, will be going back at some stage , could not fault this place ,, we stayed in one of the rooms that accepts dogs,, they even supplied poo bags and towels if needed,,, .

Tips:

Plenty of choice for eating out,, but we went to the oak inn which was a short car drive , lovely food , this accommodation is excellent for walking into the forest ,

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

3rd November 2020:

Had another fantastic stay in October following our short break in August. Excellent breakfast and lovely staff. Thank you again.

Tips:

Forrester pub was great for a family meal and very reasonable.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

2nd November 2020:

Loved the New Forest Aeromatics toiletries. Have placed an order!

Tips:

Loved The Forresters Arms! Good food & atmosphere!

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

1st November 2020:

Beautiful, clean hotel. Friendly staff. Excellent food. Would def recommend

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

1st November 2020:

We frequent the New Forest a couple of times a year and every time, we stay at Cottage Lodge. The staff are friendly and highly accomodating and having stayed in several rooms, we can honestly say they are all fabulous. Each room represents the New Forest perfectly with natural local furniture and local toiletries. The new owners have introduced some modern touches such as smart tvs in the rooms but this in no way infringes of the heritage and surroundings of Cottage Lodge. Without a doubt, we will be continuing to stay in Cottage Lodge Hotel at every opportunity.

Tips:

You can literally park up your car at the hotel and find local amenities within walking distance such us pubs, take aways, restaurants, supermarkets, chip shop, spas, a train station and best of all some lovely walks to take in the local nature and surroundings.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.5
out of 5

1st November 2020:

Lovely stay. Great location. Clean rooms and comfy beds.

Tips:

Eat at White Tails at Cottage Lodge.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

1st November 2020:

Fantastic accommodation and excellent location. Great decor, clean and well-presented. Would highly recommend

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

1st November 2020:

Extremely comfortable and spacious room. Fantastic breakfasts. Great location. Own parking space. Couldn’t ask for more.

Tips:

Great walks. Good choice of pubs and restaurants.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

30th October 2020:

Great food - loved everything AGAIN and have booked again next year for third time!

Tips:

Lots to see, eat and be relaxed

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

30th October 2020:

Very clean, comfortable and stylish, Covid precautions were excellent. Fantastic choices for breakfast ,staff are very polite and helpful. The location was ideal, handy for town and the shops and restaurants but away from any noise and traffic. We really enjoyed our stay despite the weather and would definitely book again.

Tips:

We ate at the White Tails on our first evening and had a lovely meal. Italian Albero was excellent as was Indian Dynasty both just a few minutes away from the hotel.There are some beautiful walks close by others just a short drive away.Would recommend visiting Lymington. Lyndhurst is nice but is a bit of a bottleneck at times.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

30th October 2020:

Very interesting details and fact sheets eg wet weather and details of furniture and artists. Impressed you shop local!!

Tips:

Bucklers hard and Lymington lovely

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

29th October 2020:

Friendly staff, lovely breakfasts. This is our third visit to the Cottage Lodge and have stayed in different rooms each time and have been pleased with all the facilities which are of a high standard. We have recommended to friends who have subsequently visited a couple of times and loved the place.

Tips:

Two excellent pubs - The foresters Arms and The Snakecatcher. For the rainy days, Brockenhurst has great rail links to Bournemouth, Christchurch, New Milton, Southampton & Winchester. Obviously ... lots of walks in the forest

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

29th October 2020:

Lovely place to stay when visiting New Forest. You are made very welcome the minute you step through the door. Own parking spot. Lovely room with all facilities. All COVID instructions in place.

Tips:

A place near to the New Forest for walks etc. We ate in the restaurant in hotel the food was first class. So did not check out any other places

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

28th October 2020:

We had very enjoyable Wedding Anniversary two night stay. The atmosphere was very relaxed and welcoming (despite the covid-19 things!). Our celebration evening meal at the White Tails restaurant meal was excellent. All staff were very helpful and made our stay even better.

Tips:

Try to avoid the station junction (if arriving at the hotel from the North) by taking a right turn before then, which brings you out at the end of Sway Road. If you stay at the hotel on a Sunday night, when the restaurant is closed, we recommend the 'Albero' Italian restaurant about 6 mins walk away!

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

28th October 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

27th October 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

26th October 2020:

A very friendly welcome and well considered Covid procedures in place. The food in particular is excellent with beautiful service and good timing. Would have been nice if the shower were a bit more powerful but everything worked fine in spite of a shaky start (most likely my fault for pressing the wrong button).

Tips:

Plenty of eating out options but the hotel's own restaurant is very good indeed. Really recommend Brockenhurst Stables for riding. Beautifully kept horses and friendly, knowledgeable team who are great at assessing everyone's level and keeping everyone happy, horses and people alike. The Beaulieu Motor Museum is a must see for any car and motorbike fans. Must be even better when the interactive activities are allowed to function again. Worked well on an incredibly rainy day!

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

26th October 2020:

We stayed for one night following a wedding in the village. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The bedroom was lovely and comfortable and the breakfast excellent. We will definitely return for a longer visit.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

26th October 2020:

Lovely place to stay, very clean, close to shops, restaurants.

Tips:

Hurst Castle worth a visit, and we enjoyed our day at Buckler's Hard.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

24th October 2020:

Lovely location and easy to park with own allocated parking space. Staff were very friendly, helpful and well organised. We felt safe throughout our stay. Breakfast was excellent, with good choices and delicious locally produced food. Thank you and we will see you again soon.

Tips:

Setley Ridge garden centre and vineyard just outside Brockenhurst on the road to Lymington is worth a visit. Hockey’s Farm shop at South Gorley is excellent and has a lovely cafe.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

23rd October 2020:

Very friendly accommodating staff and great breakfasts

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

22nd October 2020:

Everything was great. Room, staff and location. Breakfast was good too with a great choice.

Tips:

On site restaurant excellent and other options within easy walking distance

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

22nd October 2020:

Cottage Lodge is situated in a lovely part of the New Forest and some excellent walks are right on their doorstep. The hotel is comfortable and the staff are extremely efficient and helpful.

Tips:

Dining in the hotel is excellent but if you fancy a trip out, The Huntsman pub is worth a visit.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

22nd October 2020:

Another very enjoyable stay excellent food staff and accommodation.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

21st October 2020:

Thank you so much for our stay with you in your well run hotel, from the first contact to our visit so professional, room ,bathroom spotless, great breakfast with lots to choose from and hot freshly cooked food. All your staff are a credit to you.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

21st October 2020:

The team at Cottage Lodge were so accommodating when we had to postpone our trip due to illness and then Covid. Lovely warm welcome and excellent safety measures in place. Really nice touch to have a parking space with your name on it, again very welcoming. Lovely room, huge comfy bed. Wonderful breakfast.

Tips:

Lovely walk from Milford on Sea along the spit to Hurst castle.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

20th October 2020:

Very good breakfast - lots of choice and very filling Staff very helpful and friendly Wasn't able to book into Whitetails restaurant as was full for the duration of our stay

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

20th October 2020:

Lovely welcome and staff. Fabulous breakfast. Really quiet and great location. Would definitely return

Tips:

Loads of things to do in the area too many to mention and plenty of places to eat in village

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

20th October 2020:

What a lovely hotel! We stayed for 1 night but wish we could have stayed longer. Gillies Holt room was perfect for the three of us (9 yr old in extra bed), very clean, and the bed very comfortable. The Covid measures were excellent and really made us feel we could enjoy our stay without worry. Thank you to the owners for extra special touches like the surprise birthday breakfast! We will definitely be returning in the future.

Tips:

Cycle experience for easy hiring of bikes to discover beautiful area (great cycle routes in the area)

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

20th October 2020:

Considering the problems they face due to Covid rules, everything was excellent.

Tips:

Do have a meal in White Tails restaurant.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

19th October 2020:

We had an amazing stay, staff were so lovely, particularly Jackie and our waitress at breakfast, we will definitely be back.

Tips:

White Tails restaurant was lovely, great food and good value. Loved The Buttery and Rainbow fish n chips were really good. Exbury Gardens well worth a visit.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

17th October 2020:

Delightful, comfortable hotel in perfect location. Staff were all extremely helpful and friendly and ensured the place was Covid compliant, which meant we felt safe. Food sources from local suppliers was delicious.

Tips:

We were unable to use the hotel restaurant as it was fully booked, so book well before your visit. We used a local pub and Alberos, an excellent Italian restaurant; both within easy walking distance. We were spoilt for choice with places to visit. Watch out for the beautiful ponies who roam freely around the village - wonderful!

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

16th October 2020:

Friendly and helpful staff.Beautiful bedroom and excellent breakfast.Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable.

Tips:

We would thoroughlly recommend White Tails restaurant for delicious food and excellent service. Enzee Italian Resturant(near station) also very good.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

15th October 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

14th October 2020:

Great location for walking in the New Forest. Lovely breakfast sets you up for the day.

Tips:

A good stopover before going onto Isle if Wight from Lymington. Good choice of restaurants within walking distance ( check as some are closed on a Sunday ). New Forest app has good suggestions for walks.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

14th October 2020:

We were very well looked after and appreciated the friendliness shown to us by everyone at the hotel. One small point we would like to make is that our cooked breakfast tended to arrive too quickly when we were still eating our continental breakfast and a gap between the two would have been valued.

Tips:

We found White Tails restaurant much to our liking and also Albero and the Snake Catcher.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

13th October 2020:

The lady who welcomed us on arrival was very professional and friendly, as were all the staff who served us at breakfast which was excellent in terms of choice and quality. Our room was clean and warm with such a lovely comfy bed. The COVID secure measures in place were good. We plan to stay with you again next year.

Tips:

A stroll around Beaulieu village, a flask of coffee whilst in the forest, a trip to Lymington and Lepe rounded off with fish and chips from the local chippy or takeaway from one of the Italian restaurants in Brockenhurst.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

13th October 2020:

great place we stay every year we are always made to feel welcome. The breakfast is lovely and its nice to have your own individual parking space.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

13th October 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

13th October 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

13th October 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

13th October 2020:

Amazing we had great experience and for sure we will return

Tips:

My tips to others is just go there and get by surprise each day is full of surprises

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

12th October 2020:

Friendly and welcoming Well run Forest style theme to hotel Comfortable accommodation Excellent breakfast varied choices

Tips:

Good Italian and Thai restaurants close by Forest ponies near by Rail service within short walk Cycling routes

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

12th October 2020:

Great welcome.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

11th October 2020:

Very welcoming on arrival with complimentary tea and cake which we thought was a very lovely start to our break away! Extremely well organised and very clean rooms, restaurant downstairs was 5* food. Would definitely recommend

Tips:

Lots of lovely walks and a few national trusts to visit The restaurant below is extremely nice food and very clean with lovely staff

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

10th October 2020:

our second stay at the cottage lodge hotel and we will return in the future. excellent staff, greta rooms and lovely breakfast

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

10th October 2020:

you have gone to enormous lengths to make us feel safe - thank you

Tips:

just walk in the forest and look at the Solent from Hurst Castle

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.5
out of 5

10th October 2020:

Very well run hotel, excellent location & friendly staff. Like the allocated parking space in the hotel car park, nice touch. Good breakfast to start the day.

Tips:

Just use White Tails restaurant on site, really exceptional food.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

8th October 2020:

Very warm welcome ! Lovely rooms and attention to detail. Felt like being in a B&B rather than a hotel, much more personal !

Tips:

Ate at two very good restaurants, Dinasty (Indian restaurant) and Britannia (Thai restaurant) both within 4 min walk

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

8th October 2020:

Everything was well organised and perfect. We really enjoyed our break. The breakfast was very good quality and enjoyable.

Tips:

Perfect location for walking in the New Forest. The train station is nearby if you wish to go further afield without driving. We had an evening meal at the Huntsman in Brockenhurst, which was very good.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

7th October 2020:

A real gem! Quaint building with low ceilings and steep stairs. Very friendly staff and excellent breakfast

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

6th October 2020:

We have visited the New Forest umpteen times over 40+ years and stayed in simple B@B's to top-notch 5 star accommodations and this place, where we stayed for four nights, is now right up there in the top bracket of our favourite list. Privately owned and is professionally from the word go, superb welcome (including your own car park space sign!) red-hot COVID rules in place throughout, spotlessly clean - modern accommodation, environmentally friendly - including the highest quality local produced bathroom 'liquids' etc, delightful staff and superb WiFi. Breakfasts are a sheer delight and uses top-quality local produce as does the restaurant which offers a high-end gastro pub style menu. Centrally located in the village which is itself centrally located in the New Forest. Truly can't praise it enough!

Tips:

You are in the middle of the New Forest and all it has to offer - simple as that, and within a short walking distance you have a mainline train station and a number of restaurants and pubs.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

6th October 2020:

Lovely staying in the New Forest. Best breakfast ever, cosy room, very clean - and also great bathroom. We stayed for two great days and we will be back.

Tips:

The forest is marvelous. I will recommend to go and see the giant sequoias. And walk around the plains.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

5th October 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.5
out of 5

5th October 2020:

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. All staff were very welcoming and covid precautions were reassuring. The reserved car space was an added bonus .Would highly recommend Cottage Lodge and we hope to return.

Tips:

Although there are pubs / restaurants within easy walking distance would suggest eating-in at White Tails, you will not be disappointed.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

4th October 2020:

Very welcoming and friendly

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

4th October 2020:

The host was a lovely lady, they had good covid management. The breakfast was one of the best I've had and the rooms are relaxing, peaceful and pretty. There is a nice pub and Thai restaurant withing a 3 or 4 minute walk. Really enjoyed my stay here.

Tips:

Thai restaurant about 3 mins walk was nice, I eat Thai often and that was one of the best Thai restaurants I've been to. Your central so easy to get where ever you need.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

4th October 2020:

This is our 3rd stay now we love cottage lodge and will always come back, lovely place and the staff are very welcoming

Tips:

Alberto Italian is a must and The Pig

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

2nd October 2020:

We can find no fault in your hotel and facilities. We will return again. Many thanks.

Tips:

We used the Italian, Enzee and would recommend this to anyone. Also had a meal at the Britannia Thai which was excellent too. Also made a trip to Hurst Castle which was good too. ,

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

1st October 2020:

This is our second time of staying at The Cottage Lodge, was great the first time hence returning and we weren't disappointed. Staff are so helpful and friendly. Rooms are lovely, really comfortable beds and super clean. Breakfast is fabulous!! We'll definitely be staying again!

Tips:

Snake Catcher and Foresters do fab food, highly recommended!

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

1st October 2020:

had a very pleasant stay very good location would recommend this hotel .

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.5
out of 5

1st October 2020:

Tips:

Excellent pleasant staff, helpful, clean, lovely toiletries. Great for getting around the New Forest

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

29th September 2020:

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were made to feel very welcome from the moment we arrived, and our dedicated parking space was a nice touch. Our room was spotless and very quirky, which we loved! Lots of choice for breakfast and the food was lovely. I have visited Brockenhurst for many years but never stayed at the Cottage Lodge Hotel before, but we cannot wait to book another stay.

Tips:

The hotel is a great location for the village, and is walking distance to a number of very good pubs and restaurants. Also a great location to explore the forest.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

29th September 2020:

We have enjoyed staying at Cottage Lodge for many years and the new owners have continued the high standards. Lovely comfortable and clean room and excellent breakfast. We will be back very soon.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

29th September 2020:

Thoroughly enjoyed our recent 3 night stay. Lovely comfortable bed and excellent facilities - especially the patio garden for the dogs. Staff extremely welcoming and friendly. Breakfast was superb - wish we could have stayed longer so we could sample more of the choices on the menu. We will definitely return.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

27th September 2020:

Very enjoyable ,, comfortable stay. Delicious breakfast , with very friendly & helpful staff

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

27th September 2020:

This hotel has gone to great lengths to make sure visitors have an enjoyable and safe stay. Staff go to great lengths to make you feel welcome and make time to have a chat. It meant a lot, as this was our first 'holiday' this year.

Tips:

We ate in Whitetails for 2 nights, where the food is good traditional fayre. Enzees Italian was excellent. We bought our bicycles with us & were able to leave them outside our room. The hotel is well situated for walking, driving or cycling in the New Forest.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

27th September 2020:

We brought our dog with us and the staff were quite knowledge about where we could take him to eat locally. Generally a list of all dog friendly places to eat within 5 miles and a map of the surrounding areas would be very useful eg. Lyndhurst and Burley.

Tips:

Pubs generally are dog friendly. Lyndhurst can be a nightmare on Sunday because of the traffic lights.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

26th September 2020:

This was our 4th visit and we enjoyed it as much as ever. Your Covid procedures are very thorough. Great breakfast and evening meals and comfy room. Staff are very friendly. Brought our son and daughter in law this time and they loved it too. Will be back, thank you!

Tips:

Recommend Whitetails restaurant for great food and service. Forest walks straight from the door with station nearby too for trips further afield. Personalised parking spot is great. We had a great day at Hengistby head.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

26th September 2020:

We have travelled extensively in the UK, and especially in and around the New Forest in other hotels and B +B’s this is the first time in 40 years that we have been

Tips:

It’s heaven encapsulated in one area, within one mile radius, walking if you so desire. I bought 30 cards, birthday + general in one ‘old fashioned shop’ as they had a great array of choice, that I have yet to find elsewhere. The pubs and restaurants are equally sound. There isn’t anything to dislike about this place in Brockenhurst, it’s the perfect place to relax and be spoilt.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

25th September 2020:

We have stayed at the cottage lodge a few times now and always love to return the rooms are clean pretty and the staff are all incredibly friendly and efficient ,the breakfast are cooked fresh and are delicious I can not fault anything at all. The restaurant is also fabulous we had a delicious meal on our first night. During this dreadful covid period it was lovely to get away and feel totally safe in their hands

Tips:

I would suggest jumping on the train At Brockenhurst to lymington aNd hiring the bikes from the station car park Milford on sea is also a lovely walk on the beach

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

25th September 2020:

A truly fabulous hotel. We felt extremely safe as everything was totally covid secure. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were extremely well appointed, With cleanliness being paramount. Would highly recommend Cottage Lodge and would definitely stay at this hotel on all future trips to The New Forest.

Tips:

Cannot recommend White Tails restaurant which is based in Cottage Lodgr hotel highly enough. The owner, Ramsey, goes out of his way to ensure a perfect dining experience. The choice of food is fantastic, the food is absolutely delicious and the prices are very reasonable. Would not want to eat anywhere else while staying at Cottage Lodge/Brockenhurst.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

23rd September 2020:

Very friendly helpful staff

Tips:

Ideally situated for cycling in forest. Lymington very picturesque,interesting harbour and coastal path to walk or cycle. Lovely cycle to Keyhaven from Lymington. The Pig Hotel just outside Brockenhurst good coffee stop with fabulous garden. Beaulieu walkto Bucklers Hard along river.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

23rd September 2020:

We have stayed at the Cottage Lodge several times and this was our first weekend away during the crisis. As ever we felt welcome and thoroughly enjoyed our say. The systems in place made us feel secure and confident and would have no qualms about visiting again. So lovely to see familiar faces even behind a mask! Well done all.

Tips:

We had a lovely meal at White Tails in the hotel, the food and service were exceptional. Also enjoyed a meal at The Ferryman in Lymington. Well organised and great food.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

23rd September 2020:

Absolutely superb in every way as usual.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

23rd September 2020:

Great service from start to finish. Clearly detailed Covid requirements. Room great. Breakfast choice suoerb

Tips:

Try Albero and Snakecatcher pub. Both great

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

22nd September 2020:

The personalised car parking space was the start to a great stay. The welcome was nice - in spite of Covid restrictions, having to wear masks, etc. The room was great. Even though the balcony overlooks the car park and a road it was nice enough to sit out and eat dinner on one night. Breakfast was huge. We were surprised to be offered a cooked breakfast after our porridge! Honesty bar was a nice touch and the selection was great, too! Overall, the personal touch made it seem like we were in a B&B or even someone’s house rather than in a hotel!!

Tips:

Book White Tails well in advance, although sometimes there are cancellations on the night. You can walk right into the countryside from the hotel, so once you’ve arrived, no need to take your car anywhere, to be honest!

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

22nd September 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

22nd September 2020:

Surprised me how well organised were regarding Covid 19 new procedures. I like the touch of organising the car Parking for the guest and also the warm welcome on the arrival.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

22nd September 2020:

We were delighted to be unexpectedly upgraded - thank you.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

21st September 2020:

This was our fifth stay at the Cottage Lodge Hotel and once again we were not disappointed. The staff were wonderful and the food excellent. Highly recommended.

Tips:

Right in the middle of the New Forest makes it an excellent location. Some great pubs and restaurants in Brockenhurst and very close to Lymington and the sea.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

21st September 2020:

Thank you. First time visiting since new management and we were delighted that nothing had changed- love the commitment to the environment, and local produce etc, and friendly personable welcome. Food exceptional. We will try restaurant on next visit! Totally would recommend, and definitely would stay again. Word of warning to tall guests - low ceilings! Excellent having Netflix in rooms!! Excellent Covid precautions. Great location to village, and local restaurants and pubs.

Tips:

The snakecatcher pub The Italian next door to it (owned by same ppl) Rosie Lee’s tea room (currently operating take out only due to covid) The buttery tea room Beautiful local walks - Rhinefield Aboretum and Tall Trees Walk. 8 1/2 mile walk round trip. The fish and chip shop out of hotel, turn left and right. Just opposite. Very good for a lazy evening.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

20th September 2020:

As always when we visit we enjoy our stay very much in a beautiful setting.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

20th September 2020:

An Hotel you would always return to receive excellent friendly service

Tips:

White Tails restaurant in the hotel excellent Foresters Arms local pub very good food and excellent service from a young staff Enzees restaurant a very good Italian

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

20th September 2020:

As regular returners to Cottage Lodge, we greatly look forward to our stays here. You are assured of a warm welcome, comfortable rooms and lovely, locally sourced food. The staff want your stay to be perfect and go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need. As we visited during Covid restrictions, it was reassuring to see the extra measures put in place to make our stay as safe as possible. Thank you once again.

Tips:

Cottage Lodge is perfectly positioned in Brockenhurst for a New Forest stay. With your car parked in its personal space, it is easy to walk into the village in the evening. Book early to get an evening reservation at the ‘White Tails’, based at the hotel. The food is excellent. The baker in the village has amazing filled baguettes and cakes. For cycle hire, Cyclexperience, based near the train station has well maintained bikes and a selection of suggested routes, most of which are safely off road. Rhinefield house is a lovely stop for coffee or lunch, but due to track and trace, you need to book. Milford on Sea is a short drive away, with a sand / shingle beach and plenty of parking. Lots of wonderful waymarked walks through the forest and heathland, with ponies and cattle to see and occasionally pigs and if you’re lucky deer.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

20th September 2020:

Quite the nicest hotel from every aspect. Couldn't have chosen a better.

Tips:

The hotel restaurant is the best in town.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

19th September 2020:

warm welcome despite covid, room clean and comfortable, the seating area outside was a nice touch

Tips:

White tails restaurant is worth a visit food and service were very good

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

19th September 2020:

Another fantastic stay at the Cottage Lodge. Excellent Covid safety measures in place and staff as friendly and professional as always.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

17th September 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

17th September 2020:

A wonderful little gem of a hotel! The team were super, the breakfast was exceptional. We traveled with a small dog, who was also made to feel very welcome.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

17th September 2020:

Very friendly and cosy place to stay, brilliant location, will definitely stay again in the future.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

17th September 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

16th September 2020:

Very helpful as booking several rooms . Staff very friendly and welcoming, covid rules adhered to. Would recommend

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

15th September 2020:

Staff are very welcoming and do all they can to ensure guests have a pleasant stay. The breakfast menu had lots of options and the food was excellent

Tips:

We had good food and service at the Foresters Arms and for keen gardeners Exbury gardens is a must.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

15th September 2020:

Our second stay at the hotel. Will definitely return. Thank you for being so helpful and happy.

Tips:

Found the Albero Italian restaurant this time. We were very pleasantly surprised by the good service and delicious italian food.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

15th September 2020:

We had a wonderful stay. The staff are kind, friendly and very courteous. Nothing was too much trouble for them.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

15th September 2020:

Very helpful and accommodating. Nothing was too much trouble. Immaculately clean

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

14th September 2020:

Had a lovely few days at this great hotel. Staff very friendly and most helpful. Breakfast very good and the restaurant also. Would definitely recommend and will be back.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

13th September 2020:

If we came again would definately want a ground floor room as the stairs are very steep

Tips:

foresters Inn does good food as does the Indian Restaurant

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

13th September 2020:

Friendly efficient staff. Excellent observance of Covid regulations.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

12th September 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

12th September 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

12th September 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

12th September 2020:

As good as ever, having not stayed there for over 5 years

Tips:

Buttery for cream scones and the butchers for great choice of BBQ meats to take home

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

11th September 2020:

Really enjoyed our stay. Due to covid restrictions were in place but this added to our enjoyment knowing things were being done as safely as possible. Made to feel very welcome and lovely informative staff. Breakfast was excellent. We stayed in Standing hat which I would recommend but only if not over six feet tall.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

11th September 2020:

Staff terrific, helpful and friendly.

Tips:

Beaulieu very good day out but don’t rush it. All walks are good.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

11th September 2020:

Fabulous in every respect. Our second visit and it was probably even better if that’s possible. The Covid rules simply enhance the cleanliness and in no way spoil the visit.

Tips:

The on site restaurant Whitetails is the best !

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

11th September 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

11th September 2020:

Could not fault anything about the hotel, staff facilities. The breakfast was simply outstanding in terms of choice and quality of food and it’s cooking service and presentation.

Tips:

Book the restaurant for the evening meals at the earliest opportunity as it’s very popular.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

10th September 2020:

A lovely relaxing break in these difficult times. We felt very welcomed & safe

Tips:

The in-house restaurant, White Tails was excellent make sure you book in advance!

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

10th September 2020:

Great welcome with pot of coffee and cake on arrival. This was a return visit for us and again we stayed in the lovely Bolderwood suite which was perfect for our needs. Room spotlessly clean. Breakfast very good with lots of choice. Excellent friendly staff. Will be returning here again.

Tips:

Cottage Lodge perfectly placed for local walks to see the animals who roam freely in this area. Great to see. The train station is only a 10 minute away. We took a day trip to Bournemouth. Foresters Arms is a nice friendly pub with good food.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

10th September 2020:

Everything about this hotel is lovely the staff are so nice and helpful.

Tips:

Please book up restaurant before you go and book bikes before you go as well.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

10th September 2020:

Love it here - it’s home from home for us - we’ve been staying since 2011 when we first discovered the forest. It’s just perfect for us and our dog with a ground level room with its own patio. Spotlessly clean and reserved parking space. Breakfast totally delicious and many options. Staff fabulous.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

9th September 2020:

Had a lovely stay here, thank you to everyone. Rooms were lovely, bed very comfortable. Staff very friendly & helpful. Everything was easily accessible from the hotel. Thank you to Beth for all her help.

Tips:

All the walks & drives were lovely but particularly enjoyed the Rhinefield ornamental drive & Blackwater arboretum and the stops run route. Had dinner at the Queens Head in Burley, thank you Beth for the recommendation Had a lovely meal atWhite Tails too. Looking forward to the next visit.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

9th September 2020:

What a gem of a B&B, so welcoming and accommodating. It’s like the whole place has a slow down button on life, you can only relax and enjoy. Breakfast choice and quality of produce is extremely good.

Tips:

Definately book a table at The White Tails restaurant, you will need to book as soon as possible as this place is as popular as the Lodge. Do not go to The Forresters Arms, you have been warned. Do go to The Snakecather.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

6th September 2020:

This was my second time staying at the Cottage Lodge Hotel. This time I was on my own. I was made to feel welcome and comfortable. All members of staff are polite and caring. The rooms are clean and comfortable; they are cleaned every day. The two rooms where you have breakfast have furniture in them that is beautiful. Breakfast is a treat.They brought in skimmed milk especially for me. I felt very safe with the Covid measures which have been put in place. It was lovely to see the Ponies eating the grass across the road from my window. I will be returning next year.

Tips:

The evening restaurant at the Cottage Lodge Hotel serves beautifully cooked food. It is owned by another company who are also very welcoming, polite and give a good service. There are many places to visit in the New Forest, weather you wish to shop at boutiques, go for lovely walks or cycle in and around the countryside. You can hire bikes for a reasonable cost. All in all it is a great place to visit. Bournemouth is only half an hour away if you fancy spending a day at the beach.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

5th September 2020:

Very friendly staff. We received a warm welcome, as always, and were impressed with the new ownership. We take our dog on holiday to Cottage Lodge as the dog friendly rooms have their own entrance and patio area. My dietary requirements were also taken care of.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

4th September 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

3rd September 2020:

We had a fabulous stay at the Cottage Lodge Hotel! The staff were so friendly and helpful, our room was lovely and the breakfast was amazing! I really recommend that you stay here, especially as Brockenhurst is such a good position to discover the New Forest!

Tips:

Hire bikes from Cyclexperience and try all their trails! Have dinner at Rosie Lea House, absolutely amazing! Do book restaurants well in advance as we missed quite a few as they were full!

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

3rd September 2020:

The staff were all very friendly, the room and common areas were immaculate. The decor is stylish and feels as though the forest has been brought inside.

Tips:

highly recommended

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

3rd September 2020:

Really dog friendly and love that the dog can come to breakfast in the snug.

Tips:

Perfect location in the middle of the forest - walks in every direction.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

1st September 2020:

We had a wonderful stay from the moment we arrived. The welcome tea and cake was lovely as were the breakfasts every morning. The staff were very friendly, considerate and helpful. The extra Covid related safety measures that were in place were thorough and consistent. Our room was very comfortable, particularly our enormous bed! We’ll definitely be coming back.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

1st September 2020:

Room was lovely, staff were very accommodating, great place to stay with my dog, breakfast was delicious. Will definitely be going back again.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

1st September 2020:

Thank you! We had a wonderfully relaxing stay and felt at home right from the warm welcome to our departure. I could see that everyone was treated just as warmly and the conversations I overheard as people departed reinforced that, checking everyone had a good stay and general chatting. The Rufus Stone room was lovely and bigger than it appeared on the website so that was a bonus. Breakfast fantastic. We felt very safe with the precautions that you had put in place. Only recommendation (and it is a small thing) but including some fruit or herbal teas on the tea tray in the room would be welcomed. Thank you again

Tips:

Christchurch was a revelation - so beautiful and so much to see. Only a couple of stops on the train

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

1st September 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

31st August 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

31st August 2020:

A beautiful hotel centrally situated in Brockenhurst. Our room was spacious and extremely comfortable with a bath/shower combination. Large king size bed and great TV. Door opened to a small patio so perfect for dog owners. We had our own parking space so never had to worry about where to park. Breakfast was fantastic and copious with many choices. It easily lasts you all day. Quick,efficient and friendly service. Dinner available for those who want it but plenty of local restaurants nearby as well.

Tips:

We walked each day and downloaded a recommended New Forest app which was invaluable for directions. The New Forest is on your doorstep as well as plenty of picturesque villages.Lymington is a short drive away. A number of good restaurants within walking distance as well as pubs with decent food. The village of Brockenhust has convenience shops and take always. The Bakery has delicious pasties and iced buns. You would never go short of food or tasty snacks.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

31st August 2020:

We really enjoyed our stay. It was lovely having our own named parking space and a cup of tea and cake on arrival. All staff were very welcoming and friendly. I was impressed with all local products being used, e.g beautiful lemongrass soap and shower products which smelt wonderful. Also it was a great surprise to have Netflix’s on TV in our room! Lovely place, thank you.

Tips:

Walk along the coast and nature reserve in Lymington is beautiful, bring a pair of binoculars to see all the wonderful birds. Hurst castle, very interesting and the boat over and walk back along sand spit was lovely ( bring a hat to keep the wind out of your ears!) Lovely coastal walk - Milford on Sea - Barton on Sea.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

30th August 2020:

I believe Cottage Lodge is the best place to stay in Brockenhurst

Tips:

Keyhaven and Hurst Point are always worth visiting

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

29th August 2020:

Spotlessly clean, very pleasant welcome.

Tips:

We ate at Albero Italian pizzeria and pasta restaurant. Loverly clean. modern well designed. High end if you have young children and want somewhere a step up from Zizzi's. I imagine Enzee might be more of a romantic couples restaurant.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

29th August 2020:

Stayed on several previous occasions but this iwas first time with our dog. Staff remain, welcoming, friendly and helpful. Our meals were taken in the Snug to accommodate dog which did not present a problem. All told a most enjoyable break.

Tips:

Many good and different walks in the area. Plenty of local and good quality pubs and restaurants in the area.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

28th August 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

27th August 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

26th August 2020:

An amazing friendly warm welcome, perfect location, all the facilities we needed, we loved our room, the hotel, all of it! We will be returning!

Tips:

We ate at the Snake catcher and the Dynasty Indian and would recommend both, both were phenomenal

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

25th August 2020:

My family and I recently enjoyed a couple of nights stay at Cottage Lodge Hotel. Upon arrival we found our own named parking space which we found very thoughtful and cool. We were warmly welcomed by Maurizio and his wife Francesca in the hotel's cosy snug with coffee and a delicious piece of cake, baked by a local baker. Our room was bright and very spacious for a family of three. We had access to a small private patio which was a bonus as the weather was beautiful. Our bed was surrounded by birch tree trunks which was a lovely touch and the beds were very comfortable. Breakfast was plentiful and delicious each morning with produce sourced locally. Strict measures have been put in place to comply with the Covid 19 protocol however they did not deter from our wonderful stay at the hotel but made us feel safe throughout. We were well looked after by all members of the very friendly team and we would highly recommend a stay at this beautiful hotel.

Tips:

Brockenhurst and the Cottage Lodge Hotel are the perfect place to start exploring the New Forest. The village is well equipped for holiday makers from quirky shops, welcoming coffee shops to many pubs and restaurants. However, Cottage Lodge Hotel has it's own small restaurant, White Tails, where we enjoyed a delicious meal of British cuisine, proper comfort food of restaurant quality. Be sure to book ahead as it is always busy. Many wonderful walks and hikes start on the village's doorstep, you can easily spot the famous free-roaming ponies and donkeys and even the seaside is only a short drive away.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

25th August 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

23rd August 2020:

Very helpful staff, nothing to much trouble when asked. COVID safe. Lovely hotel.

Tips:

Very close to all amenities. So very nice bars and restaurants close by.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

23rd August 2020:

Perfectly situated in the heart of the village. Beautiful property and excellently maintained. On arrival we had our very own car parking space allocated to us. Staff friendly welcoming and helpful .made our stay perfect. Lots of useful info available and we were welcomed with home made cake and drinks. All government guidelines adhered too and we felt safe

Tips:

New forest on the doorstep. Cycling horseriding. And walks all close by. An abundance of shops restaurants cafes again

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

22nd August 2020:

Lovely stay as always. Very pleasant and peaceful cottage.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

20th August 2020:

This lovely small hotel is delightful in the middle of Brokenhurst. I had my own dedicated parking space and front door to the outside of the hotel which was so convenient. The staff are warm and welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. The bed was the most comfortable I've ever slept on and it was a very quiet location. Netflix is also available in the rooms so we were able to watch some films in the evening.

Tips:

We visited the beach at Milford and the harbour at Lymington, walked in the forest , ate at some local pubs and had a lovely massage at Shorefield Country Park nearby. Perfect location to stay in the Forest.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

20th August 2020:

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with you. Our room was a surprise, we were expecting a smaller room, it was perfect. We would certainly stay with you again. Friendly and informative.

Tips:

Enzo Italian Restaurant is excellent. Need to book as they get very busy. Forrester Pub also very good food.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.5
out of 5

19th August 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

19th August 2020:

We had a lovely time. The staff were very attentive and helpful. We very much felt comforted by the levels of care taken around the COVID guidelines, and we felt very safe the whole time. Thank you for a lovely break, we really needed it!

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.5
out of 5

18th August 2020:

Staff are super helpful, nothing is too much trouble and generally they go beyond what you request of them

Tips:

You have to try White Tails Restaurant - if you don't, you are really missing out; excellent service, delicious food - have almost worked our way through the whole menu now, nothing lower than 9/10.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

17th August 2020:

We had a fantastic stay. This is our 4th visit to cottage lodge. Always a friendly clean and wonderful place to stay.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

17th August 2020:

All staff very welcoming and happy!

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

16th August 2020:

Absolutely stunning little hotel. Very clean & the staff are welcoming. The breakfast was amazing & you had everything you need around!

Tips:

We walked for about 5 minutes and came to a ton of pubs, restaurants & takeaways! The forest & fields with horses and cows were just down the road!

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

15th August 2020:

We had a very enjoyable stay with you, and even after our Evening meal had been forgoton to be registered you still made room for us. Thank you again and we will be back Vivien and George Myall

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

13th August 2020:

We had a lovely stay at the Cottage Lodge. The staff were very friendly and helpful, food was excellent and the rooms very comfortable. It was nice having a little courtyard too, especially as we had our 2 dogs with us. Would definitely recommend.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.5
out of 5

12th August 2020:

Lovely stay, excellent service, rooms clean and comfortable. Great breakfast!

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

12th August 2020:

Perfect place to stay in the New Forest. This is our 5th stay at Cottage Lodge and definitely won’t be our last. Thank you for yet another enjoyable stay :)

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

11th August 2020:

It was a gorgeous cottage very friendly on arrival and throughout the time we stayed. Food delish

Tips:

Ideal location for food drinks and visiting the forest.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

11th August 2020:

Safe, friendly, spotless and so glad to be back

Tips:

The White Tails restaurant in the evenings on site worthy of a visit. Great food an service . Farm shop and garden centre just outside village on road to Lymington good. Had lunch at The Mill at Gordleton. Good food, lovely garden and dog friendly. Arboretum off the ornamental Drive interesting. Dog loved paddling in the lake near East Boldre on a hot morning.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

10th August 2020:

Good hotel! The rooms are cosy but well-appointed. The service has a personal touch, the staff are helpful and friendly! The tea/coffee with homemade carrot cake on check-in was a nice touch. Will definitely visit again! [All precautions with respect to Covid19 were in place and implemented well]

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

9th August 2020:

Thank you once again for a really enjoyable stay. We appreciate the level of commitment shown by all the team to make our stay so perfect. It was also good being able to utilize the outdoor space adjacent to the room. It was so peaceful we even heard the owls hooting. We are booked for next year but that really does seem far too long to wait for a return visit. Very best wishes to you all. x

Tips:

White tails must rate as perhaps the best restaurant in the village and Ramsey is so attentive ably assisted by a great chef. Try also the village (free) treasure trail to explore hidden parts you may not otherwise see.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

8th August 2020:

Staff were very welcoming and friendly. Location was great, near Forest and town of brockenhurst. Pubs were in walking distance. Room was very clean and room had everything you needed in there. We really enjoyed our stay and will be back again.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

8th August 2020:

Lovely hotel in brilliant location. Nice welcome when arrived was offered refreshments. Such a nice thing to do. The accommodation was really good and the breakfast was cooked to your liking. I would highly recommend this lovely hotel.

Tips:

Lots of things to do and see. A good base for cycling in the New Forest.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

7th August 2020:

Third time visiting and still enjoy my stay at cottage lodge. Lovely B&B and superb location. Thank you for having us.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

6th August 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

6th August 2020:

Yet again a first class stay with good measures in place to ensure every bodies safety. Attentive welcoming staff made our break most pleasurable in the current climate. Rooms cleaned to a high standard White tails restaurant excellent as always

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

5th August 2020:

Excellent room. breakfast was wonderful and the fact that the restaurant was co located just added to the enjoyment of our stay

Tips:

Beaulieu was a joy as was bucklers hard

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

4th August 2020:

Great service and lovely room. Breakfast was lovely, would have liked more of it though.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

3rd August 2020:

We stayed at the Cottage Lodge on recommendation and were not disappointed. We had a warm welcome by wonderful Kelly who supplied Lemon Drizzle cake and tea on arrival. Our room was comfortable and spotlessly clean and our meal on the first night in the hotel was delicious. Breakfast was home cooked and the choice was amazing. We will definitely return. Thankyou from Joan & Martin Bevis

Tips:

We caught the train to Lymington which was better than trying to take the car and find parking. It takes 10 minutes and costs about £3.00.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

2nd August 2020:

Loved our staying. Breakfast was amazing and it was made with fresh local products. Location is superb - right in the heart of New Forest National Park. Staff was very warm and attentive. Highly recommended!

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

31st July 2020:

Cottage Lodge is the perfect idyll in the New Forest. The hotel is very well situated, extremely well managed and very comfortable. The new owners have built on the previous reputation and have introduced their own flair. However, Cottage Lodge remains the same tranquil, quaint and perfect base to explore the New Forest.

Tips:

The Huntsman Inn is a good place to eat if you like pub grub done well. It also has a lovely garden for al fresco dining.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

29th July 2020:

We've been coming to Cottage Lodge for years and love it. Comfy rooms, friendly people and a great range of breakfasts. So glad to see them open again.

Tips:

Dinner at The Pig is a real luxury treat. The Snakecatcher has a large garden for a social distanced drink.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

28th July 2020:

Beautiful, clean room With a very tasty breakfast included. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and they made us feel very comfortable during the new ‘normal’.

Tips:

White Tails is a lovely restaurant located within the hotel serving good quality food. Enzee is an excellent Italian restaurant with delicious dishes and a great atmosphere. The Huntsman of Brockenhurst serves an excellent Sunday roast!

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

28th July 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

27th July 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

27th July 2020:

Very welcoming staff and just the sort of place i like to stay as i was able to bring my dog in a lovely room with outside space

Tips:

Perfect town to stay to explore the area

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

27th July 2020:

Comfortable room big enough for a family of four, friendly staff, delicious breakfast. We were reassured with how seriously they took measures to be Covid-secure, yet they still managed to deliver a fantastic experience.

Tips:

We had a brilliant day cycling around the forest with our two small children in a trailer.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

26th July 2020:

Fantastic food and service. We have already booked to go back!

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

26th July 2020:

charming and genuine stay -- lovely staff -- and quality of food (both for dinner and for breakfast) excellent -- love the continued and committed use of "local" products

Tips:

the national car museum is a lot like going to disneyworld -- but it's a wonderful museum even if you're not a car lover.....

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

25th July 2020:

Well organised in these difficult times. Lovely people, friendly and helpful. Beautiful room and one of the best breakfasts ever. We will definitely be back

Tips:

Go to Enzee Italian. Location seems poor but once inside it is a family run restaurant with great food and wonderful staff

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

25th July 2020:

We stayed in Gillets Holt and the room was so lovely! Great service each morning and the location was very convenient!

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

23rd July 2020:

The hotel and staff are very welcoming and trying to present a stay as normal as possible in the circumstances. One felt they had heeded all advice and we had no concerns over our safety. The onsite restaurant is also excellent and the presentation and quality of food is certainly the best in the area

Tips:

Fantastically placed for walking in the New Forest and lovely to have the ponies and cattle wandering down the street outside the hotel - a perfect rural retreat.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

23rd July 2020:

Lovely little hotel with a friendly and personal service from all staff, have been a few times now over the last couple of years and can never fault anything. Allocated parking on the property is a nice touch, as is the honesty fridge in the snug bar. All round absolutely lovely!

Tips:

Too much to list for places to see and things to do but the location of The Cottage Lodge is ideal for pretty much everything you need, on foot or cycling or driving a little further afield

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

22nd July 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

22nd July 2020:

An outstanding place,perfect for a romantic getaway. Lots of walks available locally and the staff are lovely taking time out to chat and be extra helpful. The breakfast is also great and everything was considered in these post covid times.

Tips:

Lots of great walks enjoy the area!

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

22nd July 2020:

The hotel is lovely and such a warm welcome by the staff. Including our names in our reserved parking bay which is a added touch. The staff are so lovely and couldn’t be more polite and helpful, anything we asked for was no trouble for them and was served with a smile. It was my birthday and on entering the room they had put a happy birthday banner up which was lovely. Me and the missus will deft stay again and look forward to coming back. Keep up the good work folks.

Tips:

Honestly there’s plenty of take aways around the place in the little town but there’s also trails of you want to go off for a walk off the beaten track. We have to admit we spent most of our time chilling in our room.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

21st July 2020:

We stayed 2 weeks after the hotel re opened following the COVID pandemic. The staff were friendly, welcoming and helpful. The hotel was spotlessly clean and everything had been done to reassure guests. There was plenty of hand sanitizer everywhere. A separate exit had been organised to maintain social distancing as far as possible. All staff wore face masks at all times which was reassuring.

Tips:

Brockenhurst is ideally situated in the heart of the New Forest. We ate in the hotel's White Tails restaurant on our first night which was excellent.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

21st July 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

21st July 2020:

2nd week after hotels had reopened and was a little nervous, but didn't need to be. Felt very safe and comfortable the whole time. Tea and cake on friendly arrival. Stayed in Rhinefield, lovely big clean room, comfy bed, great shower but a bit snug as over bath, fan, Netflix and tea and coffee. Superb breakfast. Overall a lovely few days.

Tips:

Several pubs and restaurants within a few minutes walk.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are doing everything to keep everyone safe at those difficult times.

5
out of 5

20th July 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

19th July 2020:

It was nice to find that the new owners are carry on the high standard that we have been accustomed to.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

thank you for you lovely feedback. Looking Forward to see you again.

4.8
out of 5

19th July 2020:

Lovely hotel, nicely decorated.nice big television with Netflix. Spacious bathroom. Very friendly owners and staff, had a warm welcome with tea and cake. Great breakfast too. Had a relaxing stay with my little dog who was also made welcome. Thanks

Tips:

The restaurant is run by another person, ate there two evenings and was impressed. Good food, friendly and efficient service.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely review, looking forward to see you again in a near future.

5
out of 5

19th July 2020:

A lovely hotel, good rooms and location. Friendly staff and an excellent breakfast. Everything you could want from a hotel!

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

thank you for your kind words. Looking forward to see you again.

5
out of 5

18th July 2020:

Enjoyed our return visit. The extra precautions in place were well thought out and thorough.

Tips:

A brilliant location for New Forest walks and not too far from the sea. If you want to leave your car behind then the bus stop and station are nearby.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you very much for your lovely review, we are doing everything we can to keep everyone safe in those difficult times. Looking Forward to see you again soon.

5
out of 5

18th July 2020:

My friend and I came up for the night, we had a brilliant time. Fantastic location all the restaurants and pubs were in walking distance of the hotel and of course the new forest. When we arrived we were met by a lovely receptionist who took our temperature and offered us a cup of tea. We couldn’t recommend this place enough. We can’t wait to come back.

Tips:

Horse riding was good fun

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

18th July 2020:

Superb hosts. Very accommodating, coffee and cake on arrival, great breakfast, comfortable beds. Dog and bike friendly too.

Tips:

Brockenhurst is a great central new forest town with lots of pubs, shops and places to eat, a good location from which to explore the forest

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

18th July 2020:

Lovely hotel, spotlessly clean, excellent service and food. It was our first stay and we can't wait to return for a longer visit. The only thing I can suggest for a slight improvement is to inform guests when booking, that they should reserve a table with the separate White Tails company that run the restaurant in the evening. We were lucky someone cancelled so could be fitted in. I would highly recommend the hotel to everyone.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

17th July 2020:

Enjoyed yet another stay at the beautiful cottage lodge. Such a friendly atmosphere. Looking forward to our next visit already.

Tips:

White tails restaurant is a must !!! Excellent food and great value for money

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

17th July 2020:

Very nice and cozy place to stay. Watch out for the low beams!

Tips:

Bike hire just by the train station and a very good central location to explore the whole new forest area.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

17th July 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

17th July 2020:

The team were wonderful from our arrival, and in these covid times managed to combine friendliness and covid secure measures. Tea and (amazing) cake on arrival helped revive weary travellers. Everyone was helpful and courteous while doing all they could to make us feel safe.

Tips:

The hotel restaurant White tails is excellent, we also had a surprisingly good meal at the Huntsman. The walk from Exbury to Lepe and back followed by a peaceful afternoon at the gardens was fab. An early morning walk also gave us a have to see a herd of fallow and red deer with fawns, all from a safe and sensible distance so not to spook them.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

15th July 2020:

Beautiful service, space, location

Tips:

There are lovely Italian restaurants nearby and definitely worth using cyclexperience to rent bikes and complete some of the bike trails in the new forest

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

14th July 2020:

The hotel is immaculate and the welcome friendly, whilst in some way serious as protocols around Covid were adhered to, we felt very safe during our stay. The restaurant was excellent for the evening meal and again for the breakfast which was varied and good quality. The owners went out of their way to accommodate any special requests. Thoroughly recommend this hotel.

Tips:

As first time visitors to the New Forest we were fascinated by the ponies/donkeys everywhere. We downloaded the New Forest App and used it for walking. There are lots of pubs and restaurants around although we limited ourselves to outside dining and drinks but would recommend The Pig at Brockenhurst.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

13th July 2020:

As always we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Cottage Lodge. The processes that you have put in place in light of covid-19 worked really well. All of the team worked very hard ensuring the safety of themselves and all of the guests. Everything was regularly cleaned, and social distancing maintained. There was adequate sanitisers available throughout the hotel. The breakfast was up to its normal high standard. We would have no hesitation in recommending the hotel as a perfect place to stay in the New Forest.

Tips:

We would recommend the local restaurant, Enzee. fabulous food and friendly staff.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

13th July 2020:

- Great locally sourced breakfast - Comfortable beds and linen - Nice smelling laundry detergent and bathroom amenities - Welcoming and cheerful staff - Great location - walking distance to everything and quiet at night

Tips:

- Enzee: Good Italian restaurant - Cycle experience: to rent bikes and get on some New Forest cycle tours - make sure you download the app and book the bikes in advance, we did the "Burley on your back side" cycle tour , took us about 3 hours, easy ridding on a tandem which was very fun, stopped at a cider farm on the way and tasted some very tasty New Forest ciders - Lymington - town 5 min by train from Brockenhurst station, beautiful sea wall walks, we took a 30 min boat tour by the Puffin tours boat which was lovely, lots of sailing boats

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

13th July 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your feedback Looking forward to welcome you again

5
out of 5

12th July 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your feedback Looking forward to see you again

4.8
out of 5

12th July 2020:

First week after re-opening from lockdown so everything was a bit strange, but the staff were lovely and very friendly. Good sized room, everything we needed for a couple of nights to get away from 'reality' and the fact that a lot of guests are repeat visitors says everything really.

Tips:

The onsite restaurant is excellent quality. Loads of other pubs, restaurants and cafes in Brockenhurst too. Beautiful area to walk and cycle in which is what we went for.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely comments, you are right the times are strange for all of us at the moment but we are trying our best to keep all our customers happy. Looking forward to see you again

5
out of 5

12th July 2020:

This was the 2nd time we have stayed here and it was equally as good as the first time we stayed. Decided before we left that we will be coming back Friendly staff, lovely rooms, great breakfast what’s not to like.

Tips:

You won’t beat White Tails the in house restaurant, the food and service is excellent. The Snake catcher pub is also great if you fancy a beer!!! Enjoy

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely comments Looking forwards to see you again in the near future

5
out of 5

11th July 2020:

Situated right in the center of Brockenhurst, and in the heart of the forest, its location is perfect to visit all the surrounding area and towns (Lymington, Milford on Sea, Beaulieu). The Cottage Lodge is less than 10 minutes away from the train station, however, we travelled by car and we had a parking spot reserved for us upon arrival, which I found really thoughtful. Maurizio and Francesca, the owners, were super friendly and welcoming: they spent some time getting to know us while giving a show around of the property, and gave us plenty of recommendations on what to do... we felt right at home. We were really impressed with all the safety and anti Covid measurements they put in place: - Hand sanitizers available for guests and staff right at the entrance and at the bar; - All staff members wearing masks and keeping social distancing in every outlet; - They have a portable device to do regular temperature checks; - Continental breakfast served directly at the table (since the buffet area has been closed) and you can choose the items in advance (the little pastries are DELICIOUS); - The menus are plasticized and sanitized regularly, and they have separate jars for "clean pens" and "used pens" in the check-in area. - There are some rooms that have private access, which I believe is great to maintain social distancing since it reduces the flow of guests in The Cottage. We booked the Brusher Mills because we liked the idea of the bed frame being made of wood, and we were amazed by the atmosphere of the room: it felt like being in a romantic fairy tale house, with light pink and champagne wall paper, natural tree stump side tables...an authentic forest look! The wood used for the bed and the rest of the furniture is taken from fallen trees, which is amazing for the environment. Is also admirable that Maurizio and Francesca strongly support local artists and producers, and all of the used products come from towns around the forest. I could go on and write a novel about our stay at The Cottage Lodge, but I will save my words for the next reviews since I can't wait to be there again. A big THANK YOU for making our stay memorable! Sara

Tips:

Lymington, Milford on Sea, Beaulieu are definitely worth a visit, and they are within 10-15 minutes driving distance from The Cottage. In Lymington "The Kings Head Inn" is a must for the amazing fish&Chips

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you Sara for your kind words, we are doing our best to keep all our guests and staff safe in those difficult times, Looking forward to welcome you back

5
out of 5

11th July 2020:

Really comfortable and enjoyable stay. Big thank you to everyone for looking after us.

Tips:

Just get out there and explore the area. There is so much to see and do in the area.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your feedback we are looking forward to welcome you back soon

5
out of 5

11th July 2020:

Very warm welcome and delicious breakfasts. The downstairs bedroom Burley with walk in shower was perfect for us. Very well situated in the middle of Brockenhurst, close to the NewForest and about twenty minutes from the beach.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely review Looking forward to welcome you back soon

4.5
out of 5

9th July 2020:

Intermittent hot water

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

8th July 2020:

A beautiful place to stay after a 9 hour motorcycle ride Room was spotless all the staff were welcoming and friendly and was made to feel like a VIP with my name up on a post for my own parking spot. Will definitely book again 5☆

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

6th July 2020:

We stayed on the first night after lockdown was released. Despite all the new procedures, staff implemented them seamlessly making us feel safe and welcome at the same time. It is a lovely cosy hotel and we really enjoyed our stay.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Dear Mrs Macann, We would like to thank you so much for your kind message. It is really appreciated indeed. Would you mind to help us in reaching a wider audience by writing the same review on Tripadvisor if you have an account please? If not, please do not worry at all and we thank you again for your lovely and encouraging comment. Thank you, The Cottage Lodge Team

4.5
out of 5

6th July 2020:

Lovely well set out place to say absolutely fell in love with the decor and the staff were so friendly and helpful. I think they had worked out a very good new system having to check people in and look after guest during covid-19, would definitely stay again.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Dear Mrs Case, We would like to thank you so much for your kind message. It is really appreciated indeed. Would you mind to help us in reaching a wider audience by writing the same review on Tripadvisor if you have an account please? If not, please do not worry at all and we thank you again for your lovely and encouraging comment. Thank you, The Cottage Lodge Team

5
out of 5

28th March 2020:

Lovely newly re-decorated accommodation, nice to arrive to an allotted parking space with name displayed. Accommodated our early arrival with no problem. Staff very friendly and delicious freshly cooked breakfast. Sadly we weren't able to try the restaurant as it is closed Sunday & Monday evenings, but if s good as breakfast & cream tea it would be good. Would definitely stay again

Tips:

Plenty of restaurants and pubs serving pub food in walking distance. Nice walks locally and information in the 'lounge' area at the hotel, staff willing to advise too

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your kind review. We really hope to welcome you again in the future and you will be able to try the delicious White Tails Restaurant!. Stay safe, The Cottage Lodge Team

4.8
out of 5

25th March 2020:

This is our third stay at this hotel and the first with the new owners. We’re pleased to say it’s just as brilliant! We came at a strange time with the current events, but the staff made us feel very welcome and were as hospitable as ever, doing all they could to make our stay so lovely. We will return!

Tips:

The Snakecatcher and The Huntsman pubs both serve superb food, and The Sett cafe does great coffee.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your kind review. We really hope to welcome you again in the future. Stay safe, The Cottage Lodge Team

4.8
out of 5

25th March 2020:

Lovely hotel. We stayed in Wilverley and it was a beautiful room. The breakfast and cakes were delicious. Given the current situation with Covid-19, the hotel staff did an amazing job. I would love to come back when things get back to normal.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Hi Lehal, Many thanks for your review. we look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Stay safe, The Cottage Lodge Team

5
out of 5

23rd March 2020:

Nothing too much trouble. Thanks for everything in these difficult times and we look forward to seeing you again when we are allowed !

Tips:

Car parking and dog friendliness are a real bonus. The area is great for walking whether you drive first or just set out on foot.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

23rd March 2020:

We really enjoyed our stay and hope to come back.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

22nd March 2020:

All staff were very welcoming and helpful,the room was very well kept and clean, and the breakfasts were smashing.All in all a very good stay.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

21st March 2020:

Friendly and helpful. Excellent breakfast!

Tips:

The New Forest and all it's beautiful walks is right on the doorstep

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.5
out of 5

21st March 2020:

Very clean & comfortable. A very enjoyable stay, with good food and friendly and efficient service. I think it would be enhanced however, if it was possible, by having a bar.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

21st March 2020:

Nice hotel. Polite staff. Great food and service. The Travelzoo offer was great value for money.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

20th March 2020:

Wonderful welcome, tea, cake and friendliness. Comfortable room. Delicious breakfast.

Tips:

Enzee’s Italian restaurant is lovely. Beautiful coast and countryside areas to visit.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

19th March 2020:

Another wonderful break, thank you very much. Super friendly and helpful staff and beautiful rooms. Highly recommended.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

19th March 2020:

We have stayed at this Hotel 3 times wouldn’t consider any other in area. Beautiful so welcoming highly recommended. The dog was made to feel very welcome too .

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

17th March 2020:

Warm, Friendly lovely place to stay. Staff very welcoming which made our stay more enjoyable. Staff exceptional helpful to meet any needs we may have had to make our stay even more comfortable.

Tips:

Very local to restaurants and shops within walking distance.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

17th March 2020:

Lovely comfortable place. Everyone helpful and made you feel very welcome.

Tips:

We ate in the hotel restaurant on our first night. Food was delicious. Lovely setting and good music which entertained us trying to guess the artist ! The second evening we went to a local restaurant as recommended on the hotel website. Lovely food. Lots of walk information available at the hotel. Very comfortable bed and clean room. We arrived Saturday and left Monday and didn’t use the car once. Would definitely return and recommend.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

15th March 2020:

Everyone from our booking to our leaving were very attentive and helpful. The room ( Brushed Mills) was quirky but very comfortable and quiet. We ate twice in in White Tails and had two excellent meals. Having eaten in high level restaraunts in many places in Uk and round the world this menu and food is worthy of 5 star rating. Manager Ramsey and cheff Matthew deserve great credit. Thoroughly enjoyed our three night stay

Tips:

We ate one night in The Pig restaurant because White tails was fully booked, and had a lovely meal. but settled on White Tails for two nights. Recommend booking White Tails before arrival.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

15th March 2020:

ANOTHER LOVELY STAY AT THIS FABULOUS B&B, WE ARE SO GLAD WE CAME BACK AGAIN AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO. WE WERE MADE SO WELCOME AND COULD NOT FAULT IT.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

15th March 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

14th March 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

14th March 2020:

Everything was superb. Our room was quirky and really nice. On arrival the tea and crumpets with an excellent choice of jam was a lovely touch. All the staff were friendly and efficient. The variety of breakfasts was amazing, as was the quality. Thank you.

Tips:

White Tails is a must for evening meals.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

14th March 2020:

Friendly and helpful staff. Everywhere was spotlessly clean. Room was delightful. Complimentary tea/coffee/cake was wonderful. Nominated parking makes visitors feel very welcome.

Tips:

The food in the restaurant in the hotel is wonderful don’t overlook it.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

13th March 2020:

We instantly relax when we enter the Cottage Lodge Hotel,it has a lovely welcoming feel about it and all the staff are helpful and friendly - We imagine that nothing is too much trouble for them.Love our time spent there and would love to come more often.

Tips:

Local restaurants and pubs are plentiful and serve a variety of meals to suit all tastes.We always enjoy visits to Lymington,Lyndhurst and Bucklers Hard and pleasant walks especially Puttles Bridge on the way to Rhinefields

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

13th March 2020:

Friendly,helpful team

Tips:

Beautiful walks in the forest plus the ponies!

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

12th March 2020:

Absolutely beautiful hotel. Very friendly staff who could not do enough for us. Stunning room.lots if lovely extras that made us feel so welcome. Good location

Tips:

The Dynasty Indian restaurant goidy

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

12th March 2020:

Lovely location, a few minutes walk from the train station and the restaurants, pubs and village centre. The host was lovely and very welcoming and rooms were spacious and clean

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

11th March 2020:

Lovely hotel with friendly and professional staff. Breakfast was excellent on both mornings-first time I tried rhubarb jam and it was lovely (unfortunately ran out of jars for sale). The salmon and scrambled eggs were the best I have ever had for breakfast!Nice selection of local artist "Bobby" paintings and prints. After leaving we went back to buy one that my wife wanted. Would have loved to try the onsite restaurant but they close on the days we were there. Our first visit to the New Forest, thank you to all at Cottage Lodge.

Tips:

We went to Albero Italian restaurant the first night, pasta, pizza and wine all delicious and reasonably priced, also with friendly staff. Notice the y make their pizza dough daily using Italian flour, also make past fresh daily. Lovely to watch the chef twirling the pasta.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

11th March 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

9th March 2020:

We had a lovely 2-night break in the beautiful Cottage Lodge Hotel. Lovely staff, great breakfast and tea and cakes on return from our days out was all very welcome. Even the weather was kind to us. We'll be back!

Tips:

The White Tails restaurant in the hotel serves wonderful food and Ramsey is very efficient but also very friendly. Ideally situated for a visit to Beaulieu Motor Museum where there is so much to do we took advantage of the free return visit within 6 days.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your lovely review We are looking forward to welcome you again in a very near future! Francesca & Maurizio

5
out of 5

8th March 2020:

Historic, traditional and very quaint hotel. Very comfortable room. Extensive and excellent breakfast. Also, excellent quality restaurant. Very close to the centre of the Village. Reserved parking space, thus always available when you get back from going out. Enjoyed every minute.

Tips:

Good location for travelling around the New Forest and surrounding area. Good local restaurants, if you fancy a change from the hotel restaurant. Tesco supermarket on your doorstep together with a few local shops all in easy walking distance.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

8th March 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

7th March 2020:

Very friendly and accommodating.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

6th March 2020:

Loved the room. Loved the 'snug'. Loved the breakfast. Loved the staff. Loved the White Tails restaurant - in fact it was one of the best meals we've ever had - quality ingredients cooked simply but brilliantly.

Tips:

Definitely eat at White Tails.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

6th March 2020:

Staff was excellent could not do enough for you gave us tips on local area which was very usefull

Tips:

There are 3 pubs within 15minute walk that serve food also the village has eateries as well and take away 5 mins walk so it is great for not being too remote.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

5th March 2020:

loved staying here,everything about this place was just fantastic,

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.5
out of 5

5th March 2020:

A great little hotel right in the middle of the New Forest at Brockenhurst which is not too busy but has everything you need inc shops pubs and restaurants, as well as walks from the hotel without having to drive. Every room is different so choose if you can! Free tea and cakes and all local produce for breakfast and delightful little snug with roaring fire, games and an honesty bar, again local produce. Happy smiling staff help to meet any needs and in the summer several rooms have a little garden which would be lovely for sitting in. Very reasonable too.

Tips:

Thai restaurant excellent, very reasonable price and quick service. Snakecatcher pub very nice if not so reasonable.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

thank you so much for your lovely review WE are looking forward to welcome you again in a very near future

5
out of 5

5th March 2020:

Tips:

Have dinner at white tails, food was amazing

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.5
out of 5

4th March 2020:

Staff are welcoming and hotel has a homely ethos:allocated parking space is excellent idea.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

3rd March 2020:

Very friendly and intimate hotel. You are made to feel special as soon as you arrive with your own personalised parking space. You are then provided with arrival refreshments which went down a treat crumpets with homemade preserves, tea and prosecco. All in all the whole stay was excellent and I would highly recommend.

Tips:

Situated in the village nowhere is more than a 10 minute stroll. Plenty of places to eat drink from pubs and a wine bar to tea rooms, restaurants (if you are unlucky enough not to be able to book into the restaurant on site which we were)including Italian and Indian.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your lovely review We are looking forward to welcome you again in a very near future! Francesca & Maurizio

4.8
out of 5

3rd March 2020:

Peaceful stay. The staff were friendly, good breakfast and the homemade cakes which were complimentary were delicious with an evening cup of tea,

Tips:

Nice walks, saw lots of ponies. Village close for pubs Restaurants and coffee shops.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

3rd March 2020:

Wonderful breakfast, super choice. Love the honesty box for drinks from the fridge and afternoon cake was delicious.

Tips:

White tails restaurant in the hotel was lovely. Food was really good Also local Thai restaurant was great

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

2nd March 2020:

Fantastic service, fantastic price. All staff are very friendly and the building has great character!

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely review we hope to see you again in the very near future

5
out of 5

2nd March 2020:

Excellent front of house(Kelly)excellent breakfast service(Christine and Agnes) Excellent Restaurant service(Ramsey)Chef(Matthew) all round wonderful experience. Will definitely be going back there! I can’t praise it highly enough!!

Tips:

Plenty to see and do in the New Forest. Lovely part of the country! Highly rated restaurants within walking distance!

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely review, we hope to see you again in the very near future

4.8
out of 5

2nd March 2020:

Lovely hotel with friendly helpful staff. Delicious breakfast and a comfy bed! Very cute. Would love to come back again. A great weekend!

Tips:

Italian and a few pubs near by, along with a wine bar. Heart of the new forest and close to some spa hotels! We went a huge walk around the new forest and it was fantastic.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely review Looking Forward to see you again

5
out of 5

2nd March 2020:

Again a lovely relaxing stay. A warm welcome awaited us with tea & cake on arrival. Breakfast was great and set us up for a good walk in the forest with our dog Purdie. We had a good meal in the restaurant White Feathers with great food and very good service. Cannot wait for another break later in the year.

Tips:

If you have a dog the Rhinefields & Bolderwood walks are great. When bad weather it can be very nice to have a train ride to Lymington which is very interesting and has many tea rooms etc.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Dear Mr & Mrs Winchester, Thank you very much for your lovely feedback, Very much looking forward to see you again very soon

5
out of 5

1st March 2020:

The room we stayed in was very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was one of the best we have ever had. Very tasty with lots of choice. A unique touch was our names displayed in our own parking place when we arrived. The restaurant which is a separate concern was a great asset to the hotel. We had a delicious meal there and would rate it ten out of ten.

Tips:

Would recommend the White Tails restaurant attached to the hotel also the Huntsman was a good place to eat. The Sett was a good place for a drink. We also saw someone have a platter of meats, olives etc which looked lovely. Would recommend visiting Lymington which you could catch a train to. There are lovely walks from the hotel.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you very much for your lovely review, we are very pleased you have enjoyed your stay with us Hop to see you again in the future

4.8
out of 5

1st March 2020:

Great hotel, warm welcome from the moment you park in your cars reserved space, all staff very friendly and helpful, room was really spacious clean and comfy, bathroom huge with corner bath and a walk in shower Breakfast was really nice, plenty and very tasty too. Could not fault this hotel at all

Tips:

The hotel restaurant White Tails is a must, the food was beautifully presented and the owner looks after you so well, thank you Ramsey for a great evening

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your feedback, we are very happy you have enjoyed your stay with us, We will pass it on to Ramsey as well Kindest Regards

5
out of 5

29th February 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

28th February 2020:

Another great stay.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

27th February 2020:

Staff very helpful and friendly. Really appreciated the walk maps. Good breakfast!

Tips:

Ask to see the folder with lots of different walks in. There are photo copies of each walk to use. Had a very nice meal at the Huntsman.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

27th February 2020:

A charming hotel full of character which supports local craftsmanship, artists, produce and farmers. Welcoming friendly staff. The furniture is fashioned by a local craft carpenter out of trees from the new forest. Some delightful artwork is available to purchase as a reminder of your stay in the forest. Delicious breakfast served in a bright and sunny dining room. Dinner is available in the dining room but run as a separate enterprise. Delicious locally sourced meals beautifully presented.

Tips:

Recommend a trip to Christchurch the ancient priory is well worth a visit.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

27th February 2020:

Really lovely stay Staff were great Personalised parking space was a nice touch as was the cake! The breakfast on both mornings was excellent Hope to see you soon Thankyou to everyone at court lodge

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

25th February 2020:

This is the best hotel ever! From our very warm welcome to our unfortunate time to leave we were looked after fantastically. Room was wonderful and bed sooo comfy. There are so many extras that are provided that made our stay very special. The snug with free cake, wonderful organic toiletries and fresh milk for our room - so many thoughtful things and so much appreciated. Only one not so good thing - having to say goodbye and going home.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

24th February 2020:

Excellent stay, all staff very efficient and friendly

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

23rd February 2020:

We were made welcome from the minute we arrived until we left 3 days later. The dedicated parking space was a lovely touch along with the fresh milk and cake always readily available. The breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice, we always left the table full and ready for the day walking in and around the New Forest. Would certainly stay again and have already recommended it to friends and family.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you very much for your lovely review Looking Forward to see you again

4.5
out of 5

23rd February 2020:

Really loved our stay. All the staff are very friendly and the location is great. Breakfast was delicious.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you very much for your lovely review Looking Forward to see you again

5
out of 5

23rd February 2020:

This is a lovely friendly place to stay, with great rooms full of character. Breakfasts are wonderful. Staff are always helpful, welcoming and very polite.

Tips:

A lovely base to explore the New Forest from, with many walks on your doorstep. There are a number of good restaurants catering for a variety of tastes within walking distance. The coast is a short drive away. a day trip to the Isle of Wight is also doable.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely review We hope to see you again in the very near future

5
out of 5

23rd February 2020:

We received the friendliest personal welcome of any hotel we have stayed at. Thoughtful touches from the start with a pot of tea and cake provided to introduce you to The Sung. Bedroom was unique with a very comfortable bed. You will not want for a smile when staying here, there is a general feeling of generosity.

Tips:

White Tails in house restaurant is to be recommended for quality and value.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Dear Mr and Mrs Fawcett, So lovely to hear you have enjoyed your stay with us, hope to see you in a very near future

5
out of 5

22nd February 2020:

Very comfortable stay, room very clean friendly staff and breakfast is very good. Restaurant excellent for evening meals good choice on menu. Will definitely be back.

Tips:

Restaurant on sute very good. Excellent location village has pubs withi walking distance. Buckkers nice day out very interesting in museum.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad you have enjoyed your stay with us hope to see you again in the near future

5
out of 5

22nd February 2020:

Very friendly and welcoming. Comfortable room and good facilities for the dogs.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

21st February 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

21st February 2020:

What a great place to find. We had a warm relaxed welcome with Tea and Crumpets in the Snug and a log Fire. They had fresh milk in the Snug Fridge (no awful Cartons) and lovely cake to help your self too. Its the little things that make the difference. The room, Hotel, Breakfast were all great.

Tips:

We've been to the New Forest lots of times so we thought a nice winter Break, it was lovely and quite. We went to the Forester pub in the village for our evening meals, Really good food and Beer, good prices and nice staff and only a 5 min walk.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

21st February 2020:

We had a lovely stay, I would recommend Cottage Lodge Hotel.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

20th February 2020:

Very Nice place Perfect breakfast

Tips:

Have dinner at the PIG restaurant

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

20th February 2020:

Brilliant stay Lovely cleans rooms and great breakfast All staff are really nice and friendly, we had a brilliant stay. Thank you

Tips:

Great location :)

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

20th February 2020:

The team were attentive and kind, Fantastic food, lovely cosy stay.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

19th February 2020:

Everyone is very friendly and helpful ...great location Obviously a lot of thought gone into people having a relaxing time ..nice touches like tea and cake

Tips:

Enjoyed the Huntsman and Snakecatcher

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

19th February 2020:

Lovely staff an£ made to feel very welcome.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

18th February 2020:

We arrived late so having the late arrival pack clearly displayed at the entrance was very helpful. We were initially confused by reception as there is no physical reception, so might be good to prewarn travellers of that. The room was lovely and spacious and airy and service at breakfast was great. Valentines treats were a sweet touch although we couldn't eat the rocky road as we're veggies and it had marshmallows in. The only small issue with the room is that you can't get to the toiletries whilst in the bath.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.3
out of 5

18th February 2020:

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cottage Lodge, Kelly and Agnes were very warm and welcoming and could not do enough for us and our small dog to make sure we were comfortable. We stayed during storm Dennis and could not have chosen a cosier venue with the small snug to get warm by the fire and our comfortable room. Breakfast was delicious with an excellent choice of options.

Tips:

The hotel is situated in the centre of Brockenhurst set back from quite a busy road. We found it very convenient for walking out and around the villages and visiting the local pubs and cafes. Due to the weather we did not get to walk in the forest as much as we planned, although did enjoy a very wet walk around Tall Trees and the Arboretum at Blackwater.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

18th February 2020:

WE all had a fantastic "valentines" weekend at cottage lodge, staff/food/accommodation all first class.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

18th February 2020:

Extremely comfortable, rooms a good size, staff friendly. Lots of nice touches eg free cake and honesty box for goodies. Breakfast was delicious and the location is perfect.

Tips:

We enjoyed exploring the village, the Italian restaurant was awesome (Albero’s) food excellent. Pubs friendly and welcoming with good ales on offer. Would definitely go again

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

17th February 2020:

Friendly and quietly efficient. We much appreciated access to the 'honesty' bar in the snug and I'm afraid the free cake dish did not assist our waist lines.

Tips:

Bearing in mind this hotel has no regular bar it is important to note that several pubs are within easy walking distance. Further to this, unless you wish to book at the franchised White Tails within the hotel, there is a reasonable choice of assorted restaurants, again within walking distance.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

thank you for taking time and reviewing our hotel, so glad you have enjoyed your time with us Looking forward to welcome you again in a very near future Kindest Regards

4.5
out of 5

17th February 2020:

Staff were extremely welcoming and friendly, food excellent. Loved the snug and the selection of drinks and cakes etc. Good idea having all the maps of the local walks available.

Tips:

The Sett restaurant was excellent.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so pleased you have enjoyed your stay with us, Hope to see you again in the future

4.8
out of 5

17th February 2020:

We had a delightful time here! Everything was gorgeous, including the room, the bright and cheery host Kelly and the breakfast. I understand the high rating. We stayed in the Gillies Hut which was bright and spacious. Highly recommended.

Tips:

Great pizza at Albero!

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so pleased you have enjoyed your stay with us, Hope to see you again in the future

5
out of 5

17th February 2020:

Excellent as always.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so pleased you have enjoyed your stay with us, Hope to see you again in the future

5
out of 5

15th February 2020:

Lovely hotel provided us with a relaxing enjoyable stay. Easy to find and convenient for exploring the New Forest and nearby south coast.

Tips:

Check out the local pubs and restaurants all within a 10minute walk. Lymington isn’t far away and also worth seeking out Milford on Sea.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

15th February 2020:

A warm, friendly welcome with a surprise of tea/coffee, crumpets and cake upon arrival in the snug. Even our personalised car parking space! Spotlessly clean everywhere. Like me, if you're under five-foot-six, you don't have to duck in certain areas! Sumptuous food with excellent service in White Tails restaurant at the hotel and a very tasty breakfast.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

15th February 2020:

A lovely stay in a wonderful hotel. Attention was paid to every little detail, making for a special experience. From arriving and seeing our designated parking space, to check out, our stay was very welcoming. The room was clean, spacious, comfortable and beautifully decorated. We loved the fresh cake, games and honesty bar - all such lovely touches. Breakfast was very good and it was nice to have the option to eat in the snug with our dog. The location is very convenient for local shops and restaurants. Our only complaint is that we needed more time to enjoy the forest. We look forward to staying again in the future.

Tips:

The Snakecatcher is very close by and the food was excellent.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

14th February 2020:

Courteous and helpful management & staff - much appreciated. Accommodation warm, spacious and comfortable; dining facilities appropriately "cottage" in style. Menu appealing, breakfasts particularly satisfying. Car parking facilities good - especially the reserved parking places, labelled ready for individual guests' arrival. Strongly recommended.

Tips:

Plenty of good local restaurants (some within 5 minutes walking distance) if 'eating out' preferred - useful on Mondays evenings, when the Cottage Lodge restaurant is closed. Hotel is ideally located as a base from which to visit the many (and varied) local attractions; Brockenhurst village shops a short walk away.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

14th February 2020:

I am a repeat guest. Love it here and will definitely be coming back at some point. The staff are super friendly, couldn’t do enough for you. We had the most relaxing break, it was a great way to celebrate my husband’s birthday

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

13th February 2020:

On point, can’t find fault. Would’ve liked the superior room pictured. Apart from that we had a lovely stay. Very well organised, even down to the named parking bay, a lovely touch! Breakfast was lovely, thanks for the GF option. Hopefully will visit again. Thankyou. Your water is wonderful, I wish ours was like that in Essex/Suffolk, so soft and lovely to drink too.

Tips:

We found a wonderful Italian in Lyndhurst on the main road, well worth a visit. STnav took ustheough a lovely wooded area, with very tall redwood trees , go find them they’re wonderful.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

10th February 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: No

5
out of 5

10th February 2020:

Have stayed before thats why we came back. Would recommend it to other travellers willingly and of course would come back.

Tips:

Enzee is a good Italian restuarant by the Station. Lymington market on a Saturday is a must as well. Easy to get to by train

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

8th February 2020:

Having read reviews about Cottage Lodge I was keen to experience it so was delighted it was everything I was hoping for. The room was really nice and the bed so comfy which is a blessing for me and my delicate bones. The food was excellent and the staff very welcoming. I would definite stay again and next time would like to have an evening meal as well. Loved the history of the house and the solid wood (literally) furniture. Well done Cottage Lodge.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.5
out of 5

7th February 2020:

Very welcoming, the free afternoon tea and cake was very nice.

Tips:

The White Tails restaurant is very good value and saves getting home in a cab etc.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

7th February 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

6th February 2020:

The staff were very friendly and helpful. Nothing was to much trouble. Lovely breakfast.

Tips:

The New Forest Wildlife Park at Ashurst was enjoyable and the Harvester on the way to Christchurch had good food.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

4th February 2020:

Be lovely to come back when snug is refurbished

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

4th February 2020:

Kind, courteous and attentive staff who met and exceeded any expectations. Rooms are comfortable, well appointed and very well maintained. Nice touches like the free cake with your tea and coffee and the named allocated parking spaces.Very good quality breakfasts provided with lots of choice including gluten free and vegetarian as required.Will definitely book here again.

Tips:

Only a 10 minute walk to the restaurants in in the village including an excellent Italian restaurant near the railway crossing. That aside do not overlook the restaurant at the hotel that I would be happy to use all the time as well. Like the hotel this is very well managed will excellent fair.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

4th February 2020:

Wonderful this is second visit in 3 weeks

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

3rd February 2020:

Superb eco conscience. Very welcoming. Would definitely rebook.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.5
out of 5

3rd February 2020:

Very warm and cosy room although the towel rail was a bit too hot! Excellent, friendly service by all members of staff and having your name on a reserved car parking space was a lovely touch. Breakfast was delicious and the evening meal in the attached restaurant offered a good choice.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

31st January 2020:

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

29th January 2020:

Stayed for 2 nights, ideal base and centrally located. Rooms described accurately, we had a small double which was perfect and reasonably priced. Breakfasts are excellent with something for everyone. The staff were friendly and helpful and always cheerful. The only negative(and its really very minor) the snug area was being refurbished and we felt it should have been mentioned in advance. This said are definitely planning to return, thank you Mauritz and Francesca, good luck

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

28th January 2020:

Our 5th visit here. Everything is ideal location breakfast room We shall return!

Tips:

Try local pubs for food Snakecatcher and Foresters Enzee Italian by station also well recommended

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

27th January 2020:

Lovely small hotel in the centre of the village. Very warm welcome. Rooms are furnished with bespoke furniture from timber felled in the forest. Breakfast is a very good selection and cooked to how you want it. I recommend booking an evening meal in the white tail restaurant onsite as the food is sublime.

Tips:

Watch your head on the beams. Good central location to explore the whole forest from.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

27th January 2020:

A delight in the heart of Brockenhurst. From the moment arrived, we were made to feel welcome. Warm, friendly staff, knowledgable and passionate about the local area. Cute small room, comfortable bed, clean and most of all quiet. Perfect for our weekend get away. All in all, couldn’t fault it and would definitely return. The small touches in detail of service go along way

Tips:

great location and the breakfast - something for everyone. Meat Eaters, veggie or vegan. Lovely little snug room with an honesty bar - and log burning fire.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

27th January 2020:

Perfect.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

27th January 2020:

The welcome is friendly. There is a settling confidence at the Hotel which reassures you that everything will be perfect for your stay.

Tips:

White Tails Restaurant is worth booking when you book your room at Cottage Lodge Hotel. The walks from the hotel are great, as is a short drive to the coast.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

27th January 2020:

Very accommodating made us very welcome will go back again superb thankyou Mrs hill

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

27th January 2020:

We had a really lovely, relaxing stay. Fantastic location. Lovely clean rooms. Comfy bed. The staff were excellent and nothing was too much trouble. Very friendly. The breakfast was really nice, the sausages actually tasted like a sausage. All locally sourced. Excellent all round.

Tips:

We ate at the huntsman inn which I can highly recommend. A fantastic meal .

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

25th January 2020:

Cottage Lodge gives a warm and friendly welcome as soon as you arrive and then everything gets better! Lovely quirky rooms with all facilities (our Busher Mills room was magical!), a wonderful easy relaxed atmosphere, gorgeous food sourced locally and exceptional service in all areas - nothing is too much trouble! and the 'staff' are more like friends inviting you into their home. The location is great because it's right in the middle of the New Forest with easy access to lots of interesting places. A beautiful little hotel and such good value too!

Tips:

There's so much to do and see in the area and Cottage Lodge provides lots of information and advice on the best places - also they have much more specific local knowledge to pass on if you ask. New owners Francesca & Maurizio have a wealth of experience in the hotel business so I'm sure things will only get better and we'll certainly be returning on our next visit to the New Forest.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

24th January 2020:

Ideal base for exploring the New Forest with a warm and friendly welcome from the host. Checking-in treat of delicious coffee and lemon drizzle plus an allocated parking space at the front of hotel added to the experience. We stayed two nights in The Verderers room overlooking a rear courtyard. Soundproofing from other rooms isn't great, but its an old building, full of character and local history. Watch out for the low ceilings too, if you're tall like us! Initial issue of radiator not working, which was promptly resolved with a plug-in storage heater. On the first night we dined in The Whitetails Restaurant which adjoins the hotel but is actually run separately. Excellent food and service. Good variety of options on the breakfast menu. Lots of local information, maps, walking routes etc in the room plus the lady host is happy to chat about local places of interest. All in all a very comfortable short stay in a great location.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

23rd January 2020:

Beautiful hotel. Friendly staff. Excellent rooms and excellent breakfast. Our 5th time here and will be back next year.

Tips:

Brilliant location for getting anywhere in New Forest. Brilliant pubs and restaurants in Brockenhurst. Wonderful walks, very different to where we live near London!!! Would thoroughly recommend this Hotel for all the above reasons. Your own dedicated parking space which is great.Plenty of cafe's and restaurants in high street. Everything you could possibly need. Train line on your doorstep.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

22nd January 2020:

Excellent place to stay in the New Forest - full of character and charm.

Tips:

The Huntsman.

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

21st January 2020:

Thoroughly enjoyed our one night stay at the Cottage Lodge Hotel. Quaint, clean, cosy and beautifuly furnished. We'll definitely be staying again !!

Tips:

Our stay was on a Sunday and unfortunately, the restaurant doesn't open that evening. We found the very comprehensive folder of local restaurants on a shelf and headed to ALBERO, a fabulous Italian restaurant. Great food !

Ratings:
Location
Cleanliness
Service/Staff
Facilities

Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5