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2 nights (Oct 23 - Oct 25)
2 adults

Cottage Lodge Hotel

4.9 (2452 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 welcome tea/coffee and cake included in your room rate.
Total rates, from Sat 23 Oct 2021, to Mon 25 Oct 2021, for 2 nights.
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Facilities

  • free tea and cakes on arrival
  • Electric car charge with fee
  • 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
2452 reviews

100% recommend

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4.8
out of 5

19th October 2021:

well thought out lovely boutique hotel

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perfect location in the middle of the New Forest.

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5
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18th October 2021:

Absolutely beautiful too great location Breakfast was amazing .This is the best hotel we have stayed in in the new forest Staff were just so obliging nothing was too Much trouble

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Sadly it was a stop over for us on fro The boat on this occasion but a week placed hotel

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4.8
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18th October 2021:

everyone so friendly. The choice of breakfast is excellent ,great position to walk into the village or to the New Forest for wonderful walks with nature.

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Taking the ferry to visit Hurst castle, Rhinefield House walks in the woods,loved Milford on sea . The Snake Catchers pub restaurant was great food.The White Tail restaurant lovely atmosphere and great food.

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5
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16th October 2021:

I would wholeheartedly recommend Cottage Lodge to anyone who wished to visit the New Forest

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i recommend a visit to Hurst Castle at Milford on Sea. The view from the roof of the castle is superb

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5
out of 5

14th October 2021:

The staff were so friendly and happy to advise on local activities. The hotel itself was spotless. Breakfasts were lovely. We had a meal at the white tails restaurant within the hotel and the food was fantastic. Would happily return.

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Snakecatcher pub is great and so is the food. the Brockenhurst village walk is great to do. visit the local bakery too. Doughnuts are huge and scrumptious. Everything is a small walk so all very convenient.

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4.5
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13th October 2021:

Very friendly, personal and helpful service

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2 dinners; White Tails and The Filly Inn. Both excellent. Brockenhurst is so central, everywhere in the New Forest is easily accessible.

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4.8
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11th October 2021:

Wonderful friendly staff and comfortable accommodation.

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White Tails Restaurant was superb. Lovely walks in the village and surrounding area. We also ate at Albero Italian restaurant which was really good.

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4.8
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11th October 2021:

Just right for us & our dogs. Definitely very clean, no doggy smells. Very friendly, helpful staff. A lot of Good choices for breakfast, cooked English excellent.

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Discovered a footpath near the Lymington sea water baths, which led to a nature reserve. Worth a look. As well as wild foul, duck geese, egrets,we saw deer in the fields near by.

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5
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11th October 2021:

We stayed at the Cottage Lodge hotel for two nights - our first stay away since lockdown. The location was perfect, nestled right in the heart of the lovely village of Brockenhurst. Upon driving into the car park, we were greeted with a personalised sign indicating our allocated parking spot for the weekend - a very lovely touch. And our first impressions were further enhanced when greeted by Kelly at the door and we were directed into the snug for a slice of cake and a coffee as we checked in - in a time when customer service is at an all time low - the team at Cottage Lodge really made us feel valued and welcome from the start. The rest of our stay was just as personal and professional, with the breakfast being fresh, healthy and most importantly delicious - with staff again being attentive and helpful. The room itself was clean, quiet and perfect for our needs - and we wouldn't hesitate in staying here again. Thanks for making us feel so welcome!

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A tricky one for us to recommend any local activities as we were down in Brockenhurst for a wedding - so didn't see a great deal of the surrounding areas. However, do make sure to drive carefully through the village as there are numerous wild horses and cattle roaming around!

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4.8
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11th October 2021:

Breakfast was very good, lots of choice. The staff were excellent, we were made welcome with a cup of tea and a slice of cake . i would recommend Cottage lodge to any one.

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Lovely meal in the Snakecatchers which is just a 2 minute walk

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5
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11th October 2021:

The staff were very friendly and helpful, breakfasts excellent, and the COVID measures well implemented and very reassuring.

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5
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11th October 2021:

Lovely room, helpful staff with a great breakfast. We can’t wait to stay again!

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If you are able and the weather is nice, hire some bike and ride down to Lymington and back, absolutely beautiful. I can also recommend dining at White Tails, which handily is on the same site as the hotel. We had a fantastic meal there.

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4.8
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10th October 2021:

Lovely hotel, enjoyable stay. Staff were excellent and took the time to engage. Thank you all!

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Whitetails restaurant is a must. There are some great pubs in the village also! Enjoyed a few lovely walks in the area too! Final tip… if you’re tall mind your head in the hotel as a few beams and doors are low!

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5
out of 5

10th October 2021:

Always a relaxing stay

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White Tails and ENZEE are both excellent restaurants

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5
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10th October 2021:

Very friendly welcome - really nice to be greeted with a cup of tea and slice of cake. The room was lovely and bed very comfortable. I liked the honesty bar and was convenient for having a drink on an evening. Very good choice for breakfast

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5
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9th October 2021:

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5
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8th October 2021:

Another very comfortable and enjoyable stay at the best hotel in the New Forest. The welcome gift in the room was a lovely thought. We turned up early after a fraught drive in atrocious weather but the warm welcome from Kelly and tea and cake on arrival soon had us feeling better and relaxed. Thank you to everyone and we look forward to our return visit.

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Self guided walk leaflet around the village is a great way to discover the hidden treasures of Brockenhurst.

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4.5
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5th October 2021:

Cottage Lodge is clean, comfortable and quiet -- just what we look for in accommodation.

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Best restaurants in Brockenhurst are White Tails[on the same premises as Cottage Lodge} and Albero, an excellent Italian restaurant.

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5
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5th October 2021:

The hotel itself is beautiful, the rooms are unique, always spotlessly clean & the food is always excellent. But what sets it aside from other hotels are the people working there. You're always made to feel so welcome and the special little personal touches make every stay a real treat. We're always sad to leave but excited to begin making plans to return.

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5
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1st October 2021:

great staff very welcoming look forward to going again

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only had a short stay wish itn could have been longer

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4.8
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1st October 2021:

Perfect short break. Knowledgable team with lots of great tips to help us get about. We found fab walks and loved the location and quirky cottages feel.

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Great pub food at the snake catcher. Use the New Forest App for walks - we found a fab 7 mile walk to lymington though it wasn’t obvious at first… really well signed with possible stop at Rosie Leas for a cuppa!

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4.8
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29th September 2021:

The service at Cottage Lodge is superb. The staff are friendly and extremely efficient. Nothing is too much trouble.

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White tails restaurant is superb. The quality of the food is excellent and very and reasonably priced., and it is on the doorstep.

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5
out of 5

29th September 2021:

Beautiful room, really friendly and helpful staff, great tea and cake and amazing breakfasts.

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Rhinefield Arbortorium and Ober Water make a nice walk.

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5
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27th September 2021:

Celebrating a three generation family event, with a large group, we couldn't have received a warmer welcome from Kelly. Clean rooms, tea and cake on arrival, and a genuinely helpful environment. Enjoyed by everyone, and all communication prior to arrival was easy and friendly. Highly recommended!

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Walking - anywhere in the Forest! Also, highly recommend White Tails Restaurant...wonderful food and service, all requests catered for, and a lovely atmosphere. Food enjoyed by all age group from 5 to 80!

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4.8
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27th September 2021:

Our stay at the Cottage was a unique experience for us. It's the first time in the area, but definitely not the last. The hotel was brilliant, the staff was brilliant, the Forest unforgettable. Could not fault anything. Cheers John and Dot.

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White Tails Restaurant the very best in the area. Fantastic food and service, especially from Ramsay!

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5
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26th September 2021:

Cottage Lodge is a wonderful hotel and Brockenhurst is an excellent location. On arrival you are greeted by your named car parking place. The staff are welcoming and hospitable. The rooms are all different due to the history of the building and it is spotlessly clean and tidy. Local and environmentally friendly products are a feature of this hotel. There is a great selection for breakfast and it is beautifully prepared. Cottage Lodge has a unique charm, that creates a relaxing and comfortable stay. We, as a family have stayed here every year for many years, and will hopefully be returning for many more. Highly recommended.

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White Tails Restaurant, based at the hotel is a must, but you will need to book early as the locals love it too! Check out their food on the hotel website - the photos are very accurate. Cycle Experience, next to the railway station is good for renting out bikes to explore the miles of forest trails. They also have wonderful electric bikes (you need to leave a deposit on these, due to their cost) Wonderful walks nearby: Puttles Bridge, Tall Trees on Rhinefield Drive, Bolderwood, where you might see deer, are just a few The coast at Milford-on-Sea is a short drive south and from there you can walk to Hurst Castle.

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5
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26th September 2021:

Everything from the greeting right through to the departure was warm and friendly. The service we received was second to none. Even when leaving, we found you could buy the hand lotion / other products from the Honesty Bar, the restaurant was busy for breakfast and the staff still found the time to help us without making us feel rushed out the door. At no point were we made to feel a nuisance- even when we asked for an iron and ironing board one evening, which the cleaning staff left for us for the remainder of our stay.

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Definitely hire electric bikes- everything is quite local, and you can reach a lot of restaurants and shops on foot, but bike riding gives you a full experience of the New Forest. The company by the train station even had marked out routes which work as a satnav on your phones. The phone holder they give you will easily fit a purse and sunglasses as well!

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5
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25th September 2021:

Wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this wonderful Hotel. My husband had a rare critical illness with a completely suppressed immune system and has been shielding for over a year but we had absolutely no worries at Cottage Lodge as their Covid safety measures are exemplary and we felt very safe and worry free throughout our stay. The management and staff are all very friendly and nothing is too much trouble for them. The rooms are light, airy and comfortable. We always return here.

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White Tails restaurant simply cannot be missed. When we book the hotel we always making a restaurant booking at the same time as the food is absolutely delicious with steaks that melt in the mouth and a wide choice to cater for all tastes. The owner Ramsey is very helpful and attentive and a visit to White Tails for us is the icing on the cake during our stay. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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5
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23rd September 2021:

we both really enjoyed the stay and when we come back to the New Forest will look to book with you again

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the Exbury gardens are a fantastic day out for those who like gardens - so much to see off the eateries in Brockenhurst we tried - Albero, Enzee and the Foresters - we enjoyed all but Albero was our favourite

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4.5
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21st September 2021:

Room had been recently refurbished, nice patio area for sitting and very quiet at night. Excellent position for a round morning walk and good position for visiting other parts of the New Forest. Would be a good idea when taking bookings for the hotel to also mention the White Tails Restaurant needs to be booked in advance as we found it was booked all the time during our stay.

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Italian restaurant “ Albero” in Brokenhurst was excellent The Huntsman pub food was disappointing. Need to book in advance for the White Tails restaurant in the hotel. Beautiful drive through Rinefield Drive just 5 minutes away from the hotel. Recommend the Heavy Horse Centre. Visit to the Motor Cycle museum a must for enthusiasts

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5
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21st September 2021:

We arrived earlier than check in time but still received a warm welcome and allowed to check in. Parking was allocated with a lovely sigh saying congratulations as we had just got married. Room was beautiful and the extra touch if rose petals on the bed made it special (yes it’s extra but still) We stayed in a Sunday and the restaurant was closed but only to pleased to direct us. Breakfast was excellent, service was excellent, room was as clean as a button. Would definitely stay here again. Small, quaint and just superb.

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Lepe beach was so lovely only 20 mins away and beaulieu (bucklers hard)

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5
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20th September 2021:

Such a wonderfully friendly and personal service. I emailed to give an update about our arrival time and we were greeted with a cup of tea and slice of cake each. A great way to start a couple of nights away in Brockenhurst. We were visiting friends who live in the village and the ability to have our own space and start the day with a generous and delicious breakfast. I do not hesitate in recommending this place.

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We were in a separate building behind the main building which I can thoroughly recommend. The only downside is that you miss seeing the donkeys, horses and cows trotting past but you still hear them.

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5
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19th September 2021:

Our second stay - the first since Covid. Excellent all round.

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Huntsman in Brockenhurst very good for eating. Be careful about the animals - ponies, donkeys, cattle etc - who regard the streets as their own!

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5
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19th September 2021:

Second stay. Different room Loved it and will return

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Great trail walks Try the outdoor active app. It takes you off the normal trails

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5
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18th September 2021:

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Both food and service in White Tails restaurant was excellent.

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5
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18th September 2021:

Excellent room matched by the friendly excellent service. The Cottage Lodge was the perfect base for. Perfect holiday.

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The Cottage Lodge is central in Brokenhurst with easy access to the restaurants/pubs

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5
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17th September 2021:

As always with our visits they are totally enjoyable. All staff are very friendly and helpful. Service provided is excellent and the location is second to none.

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5
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17th September 2021:

Lovely, cosy hotel, great and varied breakfasts and a most genial host. We have been coming here for years and it never disappoints.

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A walk to Ober Water is easy and beautiful. Albero is a good local Italian restaurant with home-made pasta or, to push the boat out/ celebrate a special event, you can't beat dinner at The Pig, a short drive or taxi journey away, deep in the forest

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5
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17th September 2021:

Excellent service,great location a little gem. Already looking to book another stay.

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Commoners wine bar. Lovely looking website but very dissapointing.

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5
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16th September 2021:

Home from home hotel , everyone very friendly and helpful , service and food second to none, absolutely faultless....brillant . Fantastic location really enjoyed our stay and will be definitely coming back 😀

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Everything you need in the information pack given , very easy to get around even on the train ...

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5
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15th September 2021:

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5
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14th September 2021:

Lovely place with friendly staff

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Albero Italian Restaurant is very good. New Forest bus tour passes the door. Exebury Gardens are worth a visit

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5
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14th September 2021:

Lovely accommodation. Everything is kept clean and to a high standard.

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5
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13th September 2021:

That was my second stay at the Cottage Lodge Hotel, and as previous time, I really enjoyed my stay. This time I came with my dogs, so we stayed in the dog-friendly room. Breakfast were also great (although this time I really missed the blueberry pancakes). Staff is very friendly and helpful and (for obvious reasons!) we bought a jar or marmalade to take back with us.

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We tried the Italian-Enzee, Indian-Dynasty and the Filly Inn (I know for sure they are dog friendly) for our dinners and all of them were great! There are lots of nice walks around (you can pick up a map for a nice local walk, from a box around the corner (Sway Rd x Brookley Rd), a bike ride, Hurst Castle, Bucklers Hard, and many more which are not only very interesting to see but also dog friendly too!

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5
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13th September 2021:

Cannot fault this hotel, we had a wonderful time staying here and are already looking forward to our next visit. The staff are so professional, pleasant and attentive and are an example to any other hotel. Thank you all so much.

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Local pub the Foresters is a highlight as is the Rainbow fish and chip shop. Highly recommend a day trip to the Isle of Wight too but quite honestly the local countryside is exceptional and is there to be enjoyed.

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4.5
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13th September 2021:

The fact we have been numerous times speaks volumes

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Great variety of pubs etc for eating out and did the Segway at Moors Valley, great fun

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5
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12th September 2021:

A wonderful team that work very hard to make your stay an excellent one The breakfast is superb with a wide choice to suit all appetites & there is an independently run small restaurant for evening meals where the food was delicious

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Centrally located in Brockenhurst with easy access to the surrounding forest and coast., a good local bus service & train station. A wide choice of eateries from modest to expensive the choice is yours

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5
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11th September 2021:

Wonderful stay ,friendly and professional. Very comfy bed. Superb breakfast. Thank you for the Birthday bubbles and banner an unexpected treat.

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5
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11th September 2021:

The accomodation is clean and serene, the food is delicious, the location is perfect for exploring the New Forest and the warm welcome is matched by friendly service. We loved our visit and are keen to return.

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Eat at White Tails, the food is absolutely amazing.

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5
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10th September 2021:

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5
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10th September 2021:

Cottage Lodge is a lovely place to stay in Brockenhurst, close to most things you would want to see and do in the area. The owners and their staff are friendly and go out of their way to make your stay a memorable one. The White Tails restaurant is excellent, with plenty of choice for all tastes. Cannot fault the cottage Lodge!

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5
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10th September 2021:

Very friendly and helpful staff. Beautiful breakfast. Lovely clean rooms. Faultless.

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Beauli river cruise well worth the money.Bucklers Hard very relaxing.

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5
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9th September 2021:

Very nice stay happy with all aspects. Bolderwood room was comfortable breakfast was excellent. All staff approachable and friendly

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Foresters Arms pub very good food at reasonable prices but pre-booking currently required. Cycle experience near railway station for bicycle hire very good.

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4.8
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9th September 2021:

Both my wife and I stayed for 5 nights and felt very at ease with our first stay away for 2 years in this COVID times we are living. Staff where so friendly and everything spotless, Breakfast was one of the best and so well organised too. Also our evening meals we had on two occasions “Whitetails’ restaurant was first class. A brilliant find!

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We found that the location was excellent easy for many varied walks and just around the corner to pubs restaurants bakery ,cafes and souvenir shops. A real gem of a place. Also ideal location to be able to drive to the coast from. And if cycling is your thing no shortages of places to ride with easy marked out routes as is for walkers.

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5
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9th September 2021:

Always a most enjoyable stay.

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5
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8th September 2021:

On arrival we appreciated having a designated parking space, then we were warmly welcomed. Our room was very clean, and like the rest of the hotel, beautifully decorated. We were reassured by the covid rules in place. Breakfasts was delicious, as were the evening meals in the restaurant. All the staff were very friendly. All in all our idea of a perfect holel. Thank you very much.

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5
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3rd September 2021:

Once again a really lovely stay at Cottage Lodge. Had a lovely room with balcony where we watched the ponies and donkeys stroll past .Breakfast is truly delicious all local produce we struggled to eat lunch both days. The staff are so friendly and really can’t do enough for you.Looking forward to returning.

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Good selection of restaurants including White Tails at Cottage Lodge excellent food and service. In the snug you will find a book containing maps for forest trails and cycle routes bus tours etc.Bolderwood is a favourite walk of ours where you will encounter many of the forest ponies and wildlife in fact you are never far from a little troup of donkeys and ponies as they wander freely through the village .

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4.5
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3rd September 2021:

All was good and we had a pleasant stay. Lovely restaurant for dinner and a very good full English breakfast each morning. The extractor fan in the bathroom was not working so needs a repair.

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Foresters pub was excellent for beer and food. Take the train in to Lymington, they run every half hour and no need to worry about parking when you get there.

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4.8
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5
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2nd September 2021:

Amazing stay (my second!), warm welcome by the owner, Maurizio, and a piece cake and coffee/tea after check in. Breakfast are delicious and with all locally sourced products. I thoroughly recommend their restaurant, White Tails, unfortunately we could not reserve it over the bank holiday weekend but ate there in the past! Rooms are clean and spacioius with everything you need. We could leave our bikes safely and secured.

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ideally located 5 min walking from Brockenhurst station, which connects to London, Southampton, Bournemouth, Christchurch etc and many places in the New Forest (Beaulieu Road, Lymington, New Milton etc) and tour and regular buses (that take bikes). I would use this place as a base camp, which I did in my previous stay

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4.8
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1st September 2021:

An ideal location to explore the New Forest and a most welcoming and helpful staff in attendance. A very enjoyable short break and we would certainly return.

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5
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31st August 2021:

This is the second time we’ve stayed at cottage lodge and loved our stay both times. The location is great and the rooms are comfy, but the real difference is how wonderful the staff are. Everyone goes above and beyond to be helpful and kind, which is wonderful. We would especially like to thank the breakfast waiter and waitress who were thoughtful, attentive and helpful. We saw them being equally helpful to all guests which was a pleasure. One minor point for the kitchen is that a couple of things served at breakfast had gone off. Just one grape which was a bit mouldy and the oat milk we had in the first morning. These things are easily missed and didn’t take away from the breakfast which was delicious, but wanted to flag it for future reference.

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We tried out the salt water lido in Lymington this time which was freezing but a lot of fun!

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5
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31st August 2021:

Great stay as normal. Friendly staff. Great room. Great breakfast.

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5
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30th August 2021:

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5
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29th August 2021:

Another very relaxing and enjoyable stay. Possibly the best in the area for being customer focussed.

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Try the free treasure trail around the village to see much more of Brockenhurst and its history. Enzee Italian restaurant by the station is highly recommended.

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5
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28th August 2021:

Central to the Village of Brockenhurst. Walking distance to Railway and Bus station. Good local Restaurants again 5 minutes walk The hotel is very pleasant with knowledgeable staff on the local area. The breakfasts are excellent with good variety of local produce . Unable to comment on the White Hart Restaurant as fully booked for our stay.

Tips:

So much to see in the area of the New Forest especially if you are a walker or cyclist. Train or Bus available to Lyndhurst ,Bournemouth Southampton . If you have young children Peppa Pig is an excellent theme park with 5 themed zones and small Zoo.Plus well tended gardens.

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5
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28th August 2021:

Best breakfast I've had in years, excellent service and very friendly and helpful staff.

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5
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28th August 2021:

very friendly welcome, 10/10 breakfast and service

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5
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27th August 2021:

Second visit here and we really enjoyed our stay. Blessed with beautiful weather. Staff excellent and always helpful if we required anything. Looking forward to going back again to Cottage Lodge. On site restaurant White Tails is brilliant and we would recommend a lovely evening meal. Thank you. Angela Green

Tips:

Many things to see in Brockenhurst especially the ponies walking around this delightful village. Bakery and butchers look amazing. Good to visit Lymington and Lyndhurst. The train station is very useful, as you can take train to Lymington and back and leave your car behind for the day. Ticket really cheap.

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4.8
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27th August 2021:

Perfect location for our short break. Quirky room with furniture carved from locally sourced timber. Bed very comfortable, hotel nice and quiet unlike some we have stayed in in the past. Staff very pleasant. Would certainly consider staying there again.

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Would recommend booking a table at The Foresters Arms for a meal. Links to other parts of The New Forest via open topped bus, stops close to hotel. Railway station close by, plenty of walks to do without having to do a drive first.

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5
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26th August 2021:

Lovely place very relaxing,staff great will stay again.

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4.8
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26th August 2021:

Beautiful building and excellent staff. Very welcoming and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

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5
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24th August 2021:

An enjoyable 2 night stay. Accommodation and food was first class

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5
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23rd August 2021:

Once again it was fantastic. We didn’t want to leave. You make it so comfortable and relaxing in your lovely boutique hotel. Just perfect

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You must eat at White Tails. It is fantastic

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5
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23rd August 2021:

We just had a lovely 2 night stay in 4 rooms to celebrate a 60th birthday. The team at Cottage Lodge couldn’t do enough to make our stay a great success; 1. Special birthday treats, decorations and recognition 2. Extra consideration for an elderly couple in our party 3. Lots of really thoughtful little extras

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You will be spoilt for choice. We enjoyed kayaking in Lymington harbour and drinks, dinner and a walk round the kitchen garden at The Pig.

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4.5
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23rd August 2021:

Excellent stay, friendly and helpful staff. Great food.

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5
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22nd August 2021:

Very warm welcome with a pot of tea and cake. Very comfortable and quiet room at the front of the hotel. It would have been nice to have had a small fridge with a mini bottle of fresh milk for tea/coffee and a bottle of water.

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Lovely meals at the White Tails and Filly Inn restaurants. Also Enzee Italian restaurant which is a few minutes walk away by the railway station.

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5
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22nd August 2021:

Both my friend Claire and I have stayed at Cottage lodge hotel previously so were very happy to be returning. The breakfasts are amazing 😀 Always a warm welcome too and nothing is too much trouble.

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We ate in the white tails restaurant within Cottage lodge , the food was superb and Ramsay a great host. We also dined at Enzee, Italian restaurant by the railway station, great atmosphere and once again food was delicious. Great location for both walking and cycling within the New Forest. We will return again and strongly recommend a stay to our friends.

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5
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21st August 2021:

We have just arrived home from a wonderful few days at the Cottage Lodge. We had the Exbury Room and enjoyed having the little balcony to sit on! The staff were so friendly and accommodating, nothing was too much trouble. We walked into our room to find a bottle of bubbly as it was our Silver Wedding Anniversary- a lovely thought and gratefully accepted. They also arranged Red roses on the day. Breakfast was a real feast with plenty of options. Fantastic quality ingredients and lovely jams and marmalade’s that you can purchase to take home which we did! A stay here is highly recommended.

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One of the nights we ate in the White Tails restaurant in the hotel. This food and service is exceptional and we 💯 recommend this. We also went to Chewton Glen one evening and ate in James Martin’s “The Kitchen” well worth the visit! Loved Bucklers Yard and took a little boat ride!

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5
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21st August 2021:

Great stay and really great service. Really flexible and helpful too, allowing me to keep my car parked at the hotel while I attended a meeting in Brockenhurst after my one night stay. I would thoroughly recommend staying at the Cottage Lodge Hotel 🙂

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5
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21st August 2021:

We had a lovely stay. The rooms were beautiful and the the staff were so friendly. The breakfasts were good quality and so nice I look forward to our next visit!

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We took our granddaughter horse riding at the brockenhurst riding stables. She is four years old and loved it.

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5
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20th August 2021:

Lovely welcome from Kelly, with tea and cake. All staff were very helpful and friendly. Nice chat with owner. Breakfast was very good with plenty of choice. Rooms spotlessly clean with lovely complimentary toiletries in bathrooms. Overall a lovely small personal hotel.

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We ate in Whitetails restaurant both nights of our stay which was excellent, book early as very busy. Parking was very well organised at the hotel with clearly marked large spaces. Bike hire from Cycle Experience near Rail station was very good. Train into Lymington very easy and quick, saving parking hassle.

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5
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20th August 2021:

Our second stay, we love staying here. Friendly, efficient service. Lovely room. Convenient location for exploring the New Forest. Great breakfasts and Whitetails is great for dinner.

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5
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19th August 2021:

Very comfortable accommodation - good breakfast - friendly and efficient staff

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Open-top buses from the railway station are very useful and give a good oversight of the area. All the restaurants we used (including the White Tail in the hotel were good, but advance booking was needed by all of them.

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4.8
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18th August 2021:

We had a great stay at The Cottage Lodge Hotel. The room, James Hill was excellent and the staff very pleasant. The complimentary tea and cake is a lovely touch and much appreciated when we returned from our cycle ride.

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5
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18th August 2021:

We had a three night stay here ( for a birthday) and thoroughly recommend it. From the moment you arrive with a named parking space, welcome tea and coffee Kelly and staff make you feel so welcome. They have been most friendly and helped us with ideas for visiting the local area. The breakfast choices are terrific and of a very high standard. (I love a warmed plate) Although we ate out each evening (prebooked before we arrived) we wish we had eaten in the hotels own restaurant for one of our evenings. They support New Forest small businesses with local sourced products on the menus as well as the toiletries in the bathrooms. Our rooms were refreshed everyday. It was also very sweet to find a tasteful birthday banner on return to our room. It was a perfect central location to explore the New Forest. The cycle hire shop was walkable from the hotel. It has a very relaxed casual atmosphere but with lovely touches like local artwork and furniture. We would definitely go back again.

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Walkable from train station. Cycle hire nearby. Dog friendly hotel.

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5
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18th August 2021:

Spotlessly clean and comfortable acc and the breakfast was 5 star. The service was warm, friendly and efficient and we had a super two-night stay - if only we had longer! I highly recommend this hotel.

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5
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18th August 2021:

My son and I stayed recently and we had a wonderful time. I could not recommend Cottage Lodge enough. The room was spacious, the breakfast was so delicious, the location was amazing and the staff were so friendly and obliging! Will be back :)

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We enjoyed the open top bus tour. The beachcomber cafe at Barton on Sea does a lovely cream tea. We also enjoyed getting in the car and pulling in to sit and watch the ponies and donkies. We had a lovely meal at The Red Lion in Boldre.

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4.5
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18th August 2021:

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I recommend booking the restaurant for evening meals -- best place in town.

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5
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17th August 2021:

Lovely stay over Only 1 thing to comment on Need a mirror in the main bedroom as needed to dry my hair and only a mirror in bathroom as no socket nearby for obvious reasons.

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Avoid the pub up the road called the huntsman ok for drink but awful food Eat at the restaurant at cottage lodge lovely food

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4.8
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17th August 2021:

Extremely helpful and friendly staff, all willing to do whatever they could to enhance our stay

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You have to try White Tails restaurant - it is an absolute must

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5
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17th August 2021:

We had a very comfortable stay. The welcome of tea/coffee and cake was a nice touch and very much appreciated. Breakfast was excellent. Room spacious and quiet. One tiny criticism. It would have been nice to have had bottled water in the room. Apart from that we cannot praise you enough.

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Lyndhurst is always a bottleneck so make sure you allow time to pass through.

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5
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16th August 2021:

Stayed at this hotel 4 times, will certainly stay again. 1st class hotel, great location, hearty breakfast, friendly staff/owners.

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Thai restaurant Brockenhurst

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5
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15th August 2021:

Proper family owned and operated hotel. Very positive staff who are very welcoming and friendly.

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Don't bother leaving the Brockenhurst area as many lovely walks. The Tall Tree walk was particularly fascinating and well laid out. Take time to research the immediate area and don't be persuaded by the big names. Needn't be too expensive.

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5
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15th August 2021:

We have stayed many time here we will return again and again!!!! Fab place Fab Breakfast 20 out of ten Mario!!

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5
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15th August 2021:

We had a great stay at the Cottage Lodge Hotel whilst in Brockenhurst. The hosts were so friendly - happy to chat and pass on local knowledge and advice. A wonderful locally sourced breakfast was provided each morning and we loved the use of materials from the New Forest in the restaurant.

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It's best to book any restaurants and pubs in advance, even mid week.

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5
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11th August 2021:

Everyone was very friendly, very clean comfy bed, room & bathroom were both spacious. Plenty of room for the dog.

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There were enough pubs and restaurants in walking distance. Lots of nice walks. Short drive to Bucklers Hard lovely walk to Buleigh from there. Always limited when you take a dog with you as far as visiting museums and eating inside some restaurants

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5
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11th August 2021:

We had a lovely stay. Breakfast was great. Had everything we needed. Fab location. Only suggestion I would make is to use less softener on your towels. It made them feel a bit weird and along with the bed sheets they had an odd smell.

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If you want to eat in Brockenhurst it's worth booking early. Partly due to popularity and partly due to covid restrictions with two places closed due to staff isolation during our stay. The green and blue tour buses stop right outside the hotel although beware the early return times on the green route.

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5
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11th August 2021:

Lovely welcoming staff and breakfasts were great.

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White Tails restaurant was good as was the tai restaurant in the village. Good local walks in the area.

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4.8
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10th August 2021:

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5
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9th August 2021:

A personal allocated parking space, and a warm welcome from Kelly made a great start to our short break.

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Plenty of pubs a restaurants within walking distance of Cottage Lodge, the new wine Bar The Commoners well worth a visit.

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5
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9th August 2021:

Incredible personal care and attention to detail! Beautiful hotel. Highly recommend

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Local Italian restaurant Albero is superb too!

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5
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9th August 2021:

We have stayed at the Cottage Lodge on many occasions and will continue to return. From the moment you arrive you feel relaxed and at home. Can not rate the team highly enough with a special thanks to Kelly who exemplifies what good customer service is. Cannot praise her attention to detail friendly, cheerful and professional attitude. This is how good customer service should be and many hotels and restaurants could learn a lot from how the cottage lodge is run and manged.

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Try the wine bar in the high street, great service, cocktail menu and good food.

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4.8
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7th August 2021:

Absolutely lovely and helpful staff. Thanks so much for a warm stay.

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5
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4th August 2021:

From the time we checked in to the time we left, the team at the Cottage Lodge were amazing. Their attention to detail is incredible and the coffee and cake on arrival is a lovely touch. We had dinner in the White Tails restaurant for my partners birthday and Ramsey and his chef prepared amazing, fresh food. Both of us are Ambulance service staff and have been working throughout the pandemic. Before we left, we were presented with a small bag of gifts and a lovely card saying thanks for all we have done. It was a beautiful think to do and we were very touched by it. We would absolutely 10000000000% recommend the hotel. A hidden gem.

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Go to the White Tails restaurant, rent bikes from Cyclex at the train station and go cycling around the forest.

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4.5
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3rd August 2021:

Lovely stay in a great small cottage hotel. Many thanks for the banner over our beg for our wedding anniversary it was a nice little extra. Great food for breakfast and Evening.

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Excellent location for walking and biking from. This hotel has an excellent breakfast and also has great local restaurants, especially the White feathers in-house. (To tip - Book all early). If you fancy a change from top quality bistro food the Italian at the end of the road 'Albero' is one of the best. All the staff are friendly and helpful and we look forwards to visiting again.

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5
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3rd August 2021:

We were made very welcome on arrival and throughout our stay. We had a lovely spacious room and an enclosed yard for our Cockapoo. The bed was lovely and comfortable and room cleaned daily. A lovely choice at breakfast and good local food . The cottage is central to shops , pubs , takeaways and walks just perfect.

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We ate out at the Forresters down the road and the snakecatcher , good pub food. Cycle hire shop in the village to . Close to forest walks and the heart of the new forest with lovely scenery horses and cows roaming freely. Enjoyed our break just what we needed Thankyou

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5
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2nd August 2021:

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5
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1st August 2021:

Friendly service. Excellent breakfast

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Brittania Thai is good. Beaulieu worth a visit.

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5
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31st July 2021:

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5
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31st July 2021:

From the moment we arrived there was a warm welcome. All the staff happy and friendly.

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5
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31st July 2021:

This was the second time we have stayed with you we enjoyed it very much.

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5
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29th July 2021:

Friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast was of good quality and excellent high standards of hygiene. Will gladly stay there again

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Central and local amenities easily accessible.

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4.8
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26th July 2021:

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5
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25th July 2021:

Amazing place to stay , staff really welcoming and informative. The room was really pretty and exceptionally clean . Perfect area to explore and well located to other towns . Breakfast you had a lot of choice and the cooked breakfast was yum . Overall a wonderful stay and would give 5 stars .

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5
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25th July 2021:

Such a friendly hotel. Felt like home.

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4.8
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24th July 2021:

Very friendly and helpful. Would be nice to have a somwere to sit outside in the evening.

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Go on the open top bus routes a great way to see the New Forest.The white tail restaurant and the Forester Arms for lovely food.

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4.8
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22nd July 2021:

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4.8
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21st July 2021:

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5
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20th July 2021:

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5
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19th July 2021:

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5
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18th July 2021:

So friendly, natural and welcoming. Arrival, room and breakfast - all so well thought through. Offer of tea on arrival, lovely room (the electric heater came in handy on a cool and humid summer day) and the breakfast menu healthy and delicious.

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Book a meal at the White tails restaurant.

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5
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18th July 2021:

E xcellent breakfast and staff.”

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5
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18th July 2021:

Service was great and very welcoming

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5
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17th July 2021:

We were greeted by the friendliest staff. Beautiful cottage with twist and turns to our room. Beautiful linen comfortable bed and pillows. Great location for our bike rides around the forest. Walking distance to several of the restaurants, eat here too it’s fantastic. Allocated parking on site. Definitely recommend and will return if we are in the area. Thank you.

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We ate in the restaurant at Le Blaireau too. Beautiful and easy to walk to. We hired bikes from cycle experience near the train station. All great and helpful, saw lots of the local horses and many deer too.

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5
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17th July 2021:

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White Tails restaurant excellent.

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5
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16th July 2021:

Lovely welcome with tea and cake. Great choice for breakfast with local produce. Hotel had everthing that would could want for a quiet break.Great location for walking/ cycling with good transport links.

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5
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16th July 2021:

Lovely relaxing stay excellent room and wonderful breakfast

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Snakecatcher pub is excellent

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5
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16th July 2021:

We were greeted by lovely, helpful staff and everyone seemed to go out of their way to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. The honesty bar was a great touch.

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We enjoyed dinner at the Huntsman and tea shop on the high street (The Buttery) was wonderful!

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5
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15th July 2021:

I had an absolutely wonderful stay here. The room was clean, spacious and comfortable. The bathroom had lovely shower gel, hand wash etc We really enjoyed the tea and cake on arrival and made use of the honesty bar which was a cheeky bonus. The highlight was breakfast which was hearty, scrumptious and served piping hot; the breakfast menu had such a great choice too which was lovely. The breakfast crockery was beautiful and well made, you can tell a lot of thought and care has gone into the choices and I appreciated it greatly!

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4.5
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15th July 2021:

Lovely place to stay, very welcoming staff, including tea and cake on arrival. Comfortable bed and good shower. Delicious breakfast with friendly service (inspite of COVID restrictions!) Personalised parking spaces - great idea! We’ll definitely be back

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We only stayed one night - restaurants busy but managed to find table at an Italian near station. Would recommend booking beforehand as preferred restaurants all fully booked that night. Beautiful countryside

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5
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13th July 2021:

We had a great 2 night stay. We were given a very warm welcome by Kelly. Especially liked the allocated parking, great idea. Very comfortable room with everything we needed. The breakfasts were delicious with locally sourced ingredients. Would come back again.

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4.5
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13th July 2021:

Hotel Staff were welcoming,friendly and efficient. Our room was pleasant,spacious and we enjoyed the patio. The food in the restaurant was delicious and we were very well looked after! During this pandemic the pay-as-you-go snug was a very good idea.

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5
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13th July 2021:

A really lovely hotel. Delicious breakfast. Perfect location.

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The Huntsman is a fantastic local pub with amazing food.

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5
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13th July 2021:

Lovely friendly hitel where staff go out of their way to make sure your stay is enjoyable.

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If you want to eat out advise booking ahead as gets very busy at times.

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5
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12th July 2021:

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5
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12th July 2021:

This was a return visit to Cottage Lodge and we enjoyed our visit as much as the first. I have purchased vouchers for my son and daughter and their partners as a Christmas gift so they can enjoy your hospitality.

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5
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12th July 2021:

excellent as usual.

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5
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11th July 2021:

A lovely stay as always. It's the small things that make the difference, we had ordered soya milk along with dairy milk at breakfast, and then found later in our room that both types of milk had been left on the hospitality tray for us. Great attention to detail and customer service. Thanks!

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4.8
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10th July 2021:

Friendly management and staff,went above and beyond after an unfortunate event..Very kind.Lovely breakfasts every day,great toiletries and regular room refresher.A very relaxing place,while also being a great location for exploring a very new area for us.

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Spoilt for choice for pubs and places to visit..All the pubs in walking distance offer a great choice of food,and particularly cider..all different,all great.Rosie Lee tearoom in the high street gets a special mention from us,fab scones..

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5
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10th July 2021:

I had just moved house and to be welcomed with a cup of tea and a piece of cake was so special and from then on my stay was full of warmth and kindness. My room was delightful and having my dog with me it couldn’t have been better as it had a door leading into a little garden. This was the first time I had stayed in an hotel on my own and I would like to thank everyone for making the experience an enjoyable one

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5
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9th July 2021:

What a lovely hotel. Such helpful staff nothing was too much trouble. Every room is individual. You have your own parking spot outside. Cannot remember having such a tasty breakfast. Food sourced locally. We will be returning.

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Set in a good spot in the New Forest.

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5
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7th July 2021:

Our second visit to Cottage Lodge and we love it. Homely ambiance and staff could not be more helpful. We will be back.

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5
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5th July 2021:

Another enjoyable stay, fantastic staff, accommodation & food

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5
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4th July 2021:

This was our second visit and it was just as enjoyable as the first. We were lucky enough to be in the newly refurbished room by the name of Rufus Stone. It was extremely comfortable and spacious and the new decor very tasteful. The food at breakfast was well presented and cooked just right. But what made this and our last stay were the staff. All so friendly and accommodating, nothing was too much trouble, but by far the best was Jackie. Her vibrant personality and sense of humour makes you feel like the sun is shining even though it’s pouring with rain. We need more Jackie’s in the world. I will definitely recommend anyone to come and stay here.

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The Forresters Arms. Excellent food and ambience. Staff very friendly and helpful. Hire a bike from cycle experience.

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5
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3rd July 2021:

A lovely place to stay, centrally located for visiting other areas of the New Forest. Very friendly hosts and a lovely atmosphere.

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There are plenty of places to eat locally. We ate at the Foresters Arms and the food was excellent.

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5
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3rd July 2021:

You get a warm greeting after parking in your designated spot. The room was well presented and very clean. Breakfast was excellent, plenty of choice and made to order. Staff were friendly. First class!!

Tips:

New Forest tour bus is worth taking. The Foresters pub very near and has great atmosphere.

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4.8
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3rd July 2021:

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5
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3rd July 2021:

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4.8
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2nd July 2021:

Friendly staff,always willing to help.good breakfast.comfortable beds,

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Good way to see New Forest on 3 open top bus rides,good value for money.walking distance from Brockenhurst Railway station.

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5
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2nd July 2021:

From the time we walked in, we were made to feel welcome. Nothing was too much trouble. We look forward to a repeat visit.

Tips:

The White Tails restaurant served excellent meals but you need to book early since it is so popular. Excellent for walking. Beaulieu, Bucklers Hard and Highcliffe Castle are well worth while visiting.

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5
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1st July 2021:

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5
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30th June 2021:

What can we say as everything was 5*. For those who are worried about COVID rules, don’t worry. Everything is COVID secure. We even had our temperatures taken when we arrived! ALL staff are so friendly & welcoming & nothing is too much bother. Food is excellent, both the breakfasts & evening meals. This was our 3rd stay at Cottage Lodge & we’re hoping to return in the Autumn. Nick & Ann

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Plenty of other eateries within walking distance. Very good location for visiting other parts of the New Forest. A walkers paradise!

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5
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30th June 2021:

Stayed here 3 times. Can fault nothing. Rooms spotless. Breakfast lovely. Staff are wonderful super friendly. Will help you with anything. We just leave the car and go out hiking for the day.

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5
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30th June 2021:

Another relaxing and enjoyable stay. Looking forward to our return visit.

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Make dining reservations well in advance in peak season.

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5
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29th June 2021:

From the moment we walked in and greeted by lovely and friendly Kelly we knew we would have a great stay. Our room Wilverely was beautiful and the extra special birthday flags put out for me was wonderful. All the staff went above and beyond and a special thank you to Kelly and Jackie. The breakfasts were absolutely fantastic as well - a brilliant start to the day!. We also had dinner in White Tails, which was superb!.

Tips:

Apart from White Tails, would definitely recommend Enzee Italian restaurant!- Fab food and lovely atmosphere, owners and staff extremely friendly - and wine also great! Also would highly recommend the Commoners wine bar!. Their tapas dishes were amazing and again a nice friendly atmosphere to relaxin and enjoy good food and wine.

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4.8
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29th June 2021:

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5
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28th June 2021:

Lovely hotel, rooms are very comfortable, breakfast is fantastic and a great location. We had a great weekend and wished we could have stayed longer.

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Would recommend hiring bikes from cyclexperience, great trails through the forest. Food in Hare n Hounds in Sway very good.

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5
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26th June 2021:

Made my wife's birthday special. Lovely food and comfortable bed.

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Try the buttery cafe in the town.

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5
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26th June 2021:

We had a Warm welcome, and a clean room with a lovely balcony. The hotel is great location with ponies grazing on the green. Excellent dinner served by the charming owner. A great nights sleep in a comfy bed. Then a very generous breakfast served by cheerful staff. Thank you, we loved it all.

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Dinner in the hotel was excellent, book a table!

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5
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25th June 2021:

Very friendly and helpfull.

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Great location if you just want to stay local in the evenings for food/drinks. Plenty of them around within 10 min walk max. Staff are very helpful with places to see and things to do. Would stay again.

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4.5
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24th June 2021:

Friendly, welcoming and efficiently comfortable. The breakfast service was very good, as were the breakfasts themselves. All in all we liked this!

Tips:

The on-site restaurant, which is independently run, is good We also ate at the lively Italian near the station, which was also excellent. If you like Thai food there is one in the village which we enjoyed. The New Forest is a place that feels “separate” well worth exploring

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5
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24th June 2021:

A lovely, quirky hotel which is owned by a fantastic Italian couple. Such attention to detail with all products being sourced locally where possible. Also serves great coffee which is a big plus for me. Good recommendations for local restaurants and pubs which are within walking distance. Unfortunately, left it too late to book into the restaurant that is in the same premises but run by a local resident which has great reviews.

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So many places to visit nearby.

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5
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24th June 2021:

This quickly became our favourite place to stay when we first visited in 2009 and we've been back every year since then. Happy to say we've always had a great time. The location is perfect for exploring the forest; we travel by train so it's very convenient. All the staff are super friendly and will always go above and beyond to make sure you have a nice stay. The place has the personal touches and character that you usually find in a good BnB but with the space and privacy of a hotel; it's the best of both worlds. Lots of attention to detail such as local products and furniture inspired and made in the New Forest. Very happy that the place is still well run and has maintained it's high standards under new ownership and that some familiar friendly faces are still working there. Good covid measures in place too. Couldn't recommend more!

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5
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23rd June 2021:

We were given a warm welcome when we arrived and offered complimentary tea, coffee and cake. A nice welcoming touch. Our room was extremely clean and it had an excellent bathroom and it was very comfortable for our one night stay. On Monday morning we had a lovely full English breakafast which was perfectly cooked. We would definitely recommend Cottage Lodge. Thank you. David Lester

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4.5
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22nd June 2021:

An extremely well-ordered and intimate hotel where one is genuinely made to feel welcome and your various needs attended to. We very much look forward to returning at a future date. The geographical position of Brockenhurst within the New Forest makes the Cottage Lodge an ideal repose.

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5
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22nd June 2021:

2nd visit and as great as the first! Helpful, friendly staff, clean comfortable room, excellent location and lovely breakfast (superb choice) There will be a 3rd visit!

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book ahead for restaurant or local pubs

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5
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21st June 2021:

We had a lovely stay. The staff were very welcoming and we had a very relaxing time. Lovely 4 poster bed. Would happily go back again.

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Bucklers Hard is a great place to visit with a lovely restaurant The Master Builders) but worth booking in advance.

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5
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19th June 2021:

Lovely room, good breakfast, friendly staff

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Perfect location to explore forest from

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5
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19th June 2021:

Our second stay at Cottage and we were delighted with all aspect of our stay. A couple of special requests were dealt with entirely to our satisfaction. It is a brilliant hotel with amazingly helpful and friendly staff staff and we will return in the future.

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Albero Italian Britannia Thai

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5
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19th June 2021:

Cottage Lodge and all of the team are absolutely amazing! Nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are clean, bright and airy. COVID measures have been put in play to keep everyone as safe as possible. The breakfasts and food at White Tails is out of this world. There’s tea and cake on arrival. We can’t wait to go back next year! Thank you for making our holiday just the best.

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We highly recommend The Huntsman pub just a few minutes walk away.

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5
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18th June 2021:

Excellent and friendly welcoming and service throughout. This Hotel and the Wilverely or Exbury Rooms had been recommended to us and this was our first visit and we had the Wilverely Room for 4 nights and we were not disappointed. Ground floor and with own small patio garden with table and chairs,and this enhances the stay. The breakfast quality and choice is extremely good. WIFI very quick. Just a small suggestion: A box of Tissues in the bathroom would complete the furbishments.

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This Hotel ideally situated in Brockenhurst with local pubs, restaurants, cafes in easy walking distance, and a very good base for driving around the New Forest.

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5
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18th June 2021:

Nice touch that we had an allocated parking space

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Lots of plusses about Brockenhurst

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5
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18th June 2021:

A really pleasant stay. Food was good, staff excellent, friendly and helpful. Definitely recommended. We will consider staying here again. Thank you

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If you like Italian, do not choose Albero. The in house restaurant is first ckass.

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4.8
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17th June 2021:

A thoroughly enjoyable few days. Very friendly staff, perfect service and excellent quality breakfast thank you. Understand you are planning some extra rooms, a real bonus should it be possible would be a small lounge especially in inclement weather. We certainly didn’t need it. The sun shone relentlessly! Congratulations on all your well thought Covid precautions.

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Plenty to do in& around the area from sporting activities & other more energetic pursuits to sitting quietly absorbing the peace& quiet of the Forest or cultural places of interest, gardens or beaches. All near by. Never a place to be bored. Enjoy.

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5
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16th June 2021:

From the moment we arrived until we left, it was a lovely experience. The staff are brilliant and the breakfast was wonderful.

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We went into the New Forest and enjoyed the peace and quiet only to be found there. The ponies are such a joy to watch when they come to the water.

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5
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16th June 2021:

We love Cottage Lodge and managed to squeeze a night in after cancelling twice during lockdown. The new owners are lovely and have kept the integrity and character. Nothing is too much trouble for the team (special shout out to Kelly) and we will book again for later in the year. Rooms are sparkling clean and breakfast highly recommended. Our dog enjoyed her stay too!

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Beautiful walk through the deer sanctuary - hotel staff will give you directions.

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4.8
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16th June 2021:

Good service and quick reaction to our requests

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Our meal in White Tails at the Hotel was very good

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5
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16th June 2021:

We visited some years ago this was our return and everything was just as good, the staff the food the attention to detail just a lovely place to stay and chill whilst visiting our relatives locally. We will be back with our dogs next time ! Thank you all felt covid safe too

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very good central place, we love walks the little high street, we can recommend the bakers for a lunchtime roll to takaway. The pet shop was great for advice and stock for our dogs who usually travel with us. Everywhere was happy for us to take dogs ( even though we didnt have them with us) we checked it out for future use! the pub at Nomands Land is a great stop off their garden at the rear is lovely food great too.

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5
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15th June 2021:

Friendly attentive staff that strive to give excellent service and feel welcome. The rooms are all individually designed and all have features that connection t with the forest. Breakfasts are locally sourced and there is a wide choice .

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Whitetails in the hotel serves excellent food ,again with excellent service. Italian food is available at Alberros and Enzee within the village. Exbury Gardens is worth a visit and a ferry service from Hythe to Southampton is convenient.

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5
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14th June 2021:

Great location & excellent breakfast. First time in New Forest, but will definitely be back

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4.8
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12th June 2021:

A great stay. Easy check in. Very friendly staff. Felt Covid safe. Room was spotless. Breakfast is great. A good variety to choose from on the menu.

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A must, is to eat at the hotel - White tails. The local Thai restaurant, Indian restaurant and the Forresters pub are all good. The open top tour bus stops opposite the hotel. Good way to get around and see everything.

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5
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12th June 2021:

Lovely people with lovely room to stay in a lovely building with lovely people lots of choice at breakfast and a great private outside space. Thank you for your help after my husband's accident.

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5
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12th June 2021:

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5
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11th June 2021:

Delightful stay, meal, and staff. Third time we’ve been and will be back again definitely.

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Plenty of everything - pubs, restaurants, scenery, animals in forest, farm shops etc etc.

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4.5
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9th June 2021:

We were impressed by the organisation to cope with the covid issue. All staff were friendly and helpful.

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5
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9th June 2021:

Staff are friendly, so helpful and will do anything to make your stay even better. Everything is well thought out safety wise. They give you relevant information to cycle/walk routes, printing off interested routes. Love the honesty box so you can help yourself to a pig beer or something else, all locally sourced.

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In Brockenhurst, there are a number of excellent restaurants but Please go to Whitetails which is run separately but using the hotels facilities. We have always had such beautifully cooked tasty meals where we end up having the 3 courses. The Malbec was so smooth & extremely palatable! 😋 All that we have used are in easy walking distance . I particularly enjoy both Italian restaurants but that’s me. The Huntsman offer some excellent meals plus generous pub grub at the Foresters. All offer great local ales and finally if you enjoy your gin & it’s a nice day, please take advantage of the gin terrace(next to the Thatched Cottage B&B)

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4.8
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8th June 2021:

Another lovely stay at Cottage Lodge. Stayed in Burley which has a patio which catches the afternoon sun. This is the first time I have stayed in Spring and I was really impressed with the beautiful plants at the front of the hotel and in the bed on the patio. Breakfast was very good as usual. Particularly enjoyed the scrambled eggs with smoked salmon. The owners and staff are all very kind and helpful. Hope to stay again next Spring.

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The restaurant in the hotel is very good and has a relaxing ambience. Currently working my way through the menu! Would have liked to try a meal at the Pig but it was fully booked as my stay was immediately after restaurants were opened for indoor eating. Brockenhurst is ideally placed for walks in the New Forest and Kelly at the hotel recommended a walk in Roydon woods which were still full of bluebells. Very easy to get to Lymington or Christchurch by train, which was good given that the weather was wet and cold quite a bit of the time.

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5
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6th June 2021:

We have stayed here before and always enjoy the experience. It's a perfect location and the hotel has a friendly, comfortable atmosphere. From the personalised parking bays to the friendly greeting with tea and cake, it's a lovely place to be!

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White Tails restaurant is excellent. We always enjoy a visit to Beaulieu and Bucklers Hard as well as the local walks from the hotel (there is a folder of walks and attractions in the hotel snug)

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5
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4th June 2021:

Great location, very comfortable room with everything you need and excellent friendly service at all times, we felt very well looked after. Really nice to arrive to find a designated parking space and have a relaxed check in over a cup of tea and piece of cake. The breakfast is one of the best we have had with wide range of delicious options, and if you are a cyclist the bike storage works well and is very secure. We loved our stay so much we will definitely come again and my parents have already booked to come and stay next month based on our recommendation.

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Enzee restaurant very lively fun atmosphere and great food. The Gin bar at the Thatched cottage hotel has a great gin selection and lovely garden, only 2 mins walk away Cycling trails very extensive across the Forest and start very near to the hotel

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5
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2nd June 2021:

A gem of a place, central to both the village and the New Forest in general. Having a dedicated parking space is a bonus. Wonderful staff who all seem to enjoy their jobs which comes over to the guests. Excellent breakfasts with a choice you would only expect to get in a very upmarket Hotel.

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4.8
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2nd June 2021:

Very friendly and helpful staff. Location is perfect. The breakfast was excellent with quality produce including locally made marmalade. We could not fault anything about this hotel. Will definitely return with some friends. Thank you

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Plenty of places to visit. The Snakecatcher pub is well worth a visit. Couple of good Italian restaurants. Be sure to book as this is a very busy area.

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5
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1st June 2021:

Wonderful quaint place

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5
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31st May 2021:

Nice and clean. Friendly welcome and attitude Nice breakfast

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Plenty of places to eat and drink in the village if hotel restaurant is fully booked, as was in our case.

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5
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30th May 2021:

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5
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29th May 2021:

I have several times stayed at Cottage Lodge Hotel I have always had a most enjoyable experience. I would wholeheartedly recommend Cottage Lodge to other visitors to the New Forest

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I can recommend Enzee the Italian restaurant although it is on the expensive side. It is always worth visiting Lymington. The return fare for the train journey to Lymington is very reasonably priced.

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5
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25th May 2021:

Excellent

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Whitetails restaurant is excellent

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5
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24th May 2021:

Lovely hotel with excellent and friendly staff. Highly recommend this hotel. We had a great time.

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Brockenhurst is an excellent place to have as a base to explore the area. We used the public transport over our five day stay. We visited Compton Acre, excellent garden, Bucklers Hard and Yarmouth. Also excellent walking from the hotel. Many excellent places to eat including the hotel. If you like Italian then Enzee by the railway station is a must

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5
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23rd May 2021:

We adore the Cottage Lodge, it is one our absolute favourite places for so many reasons. The hotel is unique and so full of character. The team are very welcoming, friendly and will do everything they can to ensure that your stay is extra special. We have been fortunate to have visited several times and each stay has been exceptional. Every time we visit we notice subtle changes, so many of which embrace the nature of the New Forest. We would highly recommend the Cottage Lodge as the 'best' place to stay in the New Forest.

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Enzee restaurant in Brockenhurst is superb, wonderful food and a fabulous team.

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5
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23rd May 2021:

Staff very helpful, before and during our stay. Comfortable bed and breakfast first class. Room perfect for dog small patio outside with seating, however weather not good enough to take advantage of sitting out!!

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Very central for various outings. Bucklers Hard, Lepe beach, Burley etc. Many wonderful walks through New Forest. Nice meal at Snake Catcher which accepts dogs.

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5
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23rd May 2021:

The owner and staff at this hotel couldn’t be more obliging. They are all very friendly, very helpful and extremely welcoming. We have stayed in many hotels in the area and always come back to Cottage lodge. Their rooms are extremely clean, very comfortable and each one is unique.They also have extremely strict Covid policies which made us feel very safe. The cup of tea or coffee and slice of cake as a welcome on arrival surpasses any other venue we have stayed at. We will always return to Cottage Lodge hotel. A real jewel in the New Forest.

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There is a restaurant attached to Cottage Lodge Hotel, White Tails restaurant. The owner Ramsey is very helpful, the food is absolutely delicious and very well priced. No visit to The New Forest would be complete without dining in this restaurant.

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4.8
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23rd May 2021:

Staff exemplary. Room very clean . Beds comfortable. Breakfast first class Thank you

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Surprisingly wide choice of quality eateries locally for a relatively small town .

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4.8
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22nd May 2021:

Lovely stay, fantastic breakfast and very comfortable bed. My only comment is that the bed is too big for the room so it's difficult to get around it. Great to have Netflix in the evening as everywhere shuts early post lockdown. Would recommend.

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Walk to Royden woods - the wildlife trust site, much nicer than all the Forestry commission woods and lawns.

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5
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22nd May 2021:

We enjoyed a return visit to you and enjoyed it very much ,we hope to come again

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5
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22nd May 2021:

Really enjoyable stay. The service was great. Our room had its own garden patio which was lovely to sit out in and relax enjoying the sun. Great breakfast menu and lovely food. Good location and we used the train to get to some local destinations. Have already booked another stay.

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Whitetails restaurant in the hotel is superb.

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5
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21st May 2021:

Another lovely stay at Cottage Lodge. Beautiful rooms, excellent breakfast and a warm welcome. Thank you

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5
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21st May 2021:

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5
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21st May 2021:

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5
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19th May 2021:

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5
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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.

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5
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27th December 2020:

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5
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27th December 2020:

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5
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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

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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

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5
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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.

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

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4.8
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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

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

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5
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15th December 2020:

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5
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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.

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5
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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.

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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.

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4.8
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12th December 2020:

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5
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12th December 2020:

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4.8
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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.

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Explore and enjoy the new forest.

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5
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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.

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4.8
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7th December 2020:

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

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Restraunt within the hotel is very good and great menu

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4.8
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6th November 2020:

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

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

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5
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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!

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4.8
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6th November 2020:

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5
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6th November 2020:

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

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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.

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5
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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.

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5
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5th November 2020:

Lovely welcoming staff making us feel at home

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

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5
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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.

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5
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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!

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

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5
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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,,, .

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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 ,

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5
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3rd November 2020:

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

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

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4.8
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2nd November 2020:

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

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Loved The Forresters Arms! Good food & atmosphere!

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5
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1st November 2020:

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

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5
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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.

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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.

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4.5
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1st November 2020:

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

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Eat at White Tails at Cottage Lodge.

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5
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1st November 2020:

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

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5
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1st November 2020:

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

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Great walks. Good choice of pubs and restaurants.

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5
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30th October 2020:

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

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Lots to see, eat and be relaxed

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5
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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.

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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.

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5
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30th October 2020:

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

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Bucklers hard and Lymington lovely

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5
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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.

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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

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5
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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.

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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

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5
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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.

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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!

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5
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28th October 2020:

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4.8
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27th October 2020:

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4.8
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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).

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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!

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5
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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.

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5
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26th October 2020:

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

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

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5
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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.

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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.

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4.8
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23rd October 2020:

Very friendly accommodating staff and great breakfasts

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5
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22nd October 2020:

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

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On site restaurant excellent and other options within easy walking distance

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5
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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.

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

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5
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22nd October 2020:

Another very enjoyable stay excellent food staff and accommodation.

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5
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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.

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5
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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.

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

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5
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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

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4.8
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20th October 2020:

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

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

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5
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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.

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

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5
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20th October 2020:

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

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Do have a meal in White Tails restaurant.

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5
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19th October 2020:

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

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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.

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5
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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.

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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!

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5
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16th October 2020:

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

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

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5
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15th October 2020:

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5
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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.

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5
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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.

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

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5
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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.

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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.

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5
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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.

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5
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13th October 2020:

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5
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13th October 2020:

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5
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13th October 2020:

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5
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13th October 2020:

Amazing we had great experience and for sure we will return

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

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5
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12th October 2020:

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

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

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5
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12th October 2020:

Great welcome.

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5
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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

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

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5
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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

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5
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10th October 2020:

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

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

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4.5
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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.

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

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4.8
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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 !

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

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5
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8th October 2020:

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

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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.

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4.8
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7th October 2020:

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

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5
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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!

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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.

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5
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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.

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

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5
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5th October 2020:

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4.5
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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.

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

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4.8
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4th October 2020:

Very welcoming and friendly

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5
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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.

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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.

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5
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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

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Alberto Italian is a must and The Pig

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5
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2nd October 2020:

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

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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. ,

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5
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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!

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Snake Catcher and Foresters do fab food, highly recommended!

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4.8
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1st October 2020:

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

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4.5
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1st October 2020:

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

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5
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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.

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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.

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5
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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.

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5
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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.

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4.8
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27th September 2020:

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

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4.8
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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.

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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.

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5
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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.

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

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5
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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!

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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.

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5
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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

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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.

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5
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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

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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

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5
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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.

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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.

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4.8
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23rd September 2020:

Very friendly helpful staff

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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.

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5
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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.

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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.

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5
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23rd September 2020:

Absolutely superb in every way as usual.

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5
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23rd September 2020:

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

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Try Albero and Snakecatcher pub. Both great

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5
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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!!

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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!

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4.8
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22nd September 2020:

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4.8
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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.

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5
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22nd September 2020:

We were delighted to be unexpectedly upgraded - thank you.

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4.8
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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.

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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.

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5
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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.

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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.

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5
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20th September 2020:

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

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4.8
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20th September 2020:

An Hotel you would always return to receive excellent friendly service

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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

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5
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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.

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5
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20th September 2020:

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

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The hotel restaurant is the best in town.

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5
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19th September 2020:

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

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

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5
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19th September 2020:

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

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5
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17th September 2020:

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5
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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.

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5
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17th September 2020:

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

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4.8
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17th September 2020:

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5
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16th September 2020:

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

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4.8
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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

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

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4.8
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15th September 2020:

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

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

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5
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15th September 2020:

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

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5
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15th September 2020:

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

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5
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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.

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5
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13th September 2020:

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

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foresters Inn does good food as does the Indian Restaurant

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5
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13th September 2020:

Friendly efficient staff. Excellent observance of Covid regulations.

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4.8
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12th September 2020:

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5
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12th September 2020:

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4.8
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12th September 2020:

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5
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12th September 2020:

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

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

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5
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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.

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5
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11th September 2020:

Staff terrific, helpful and friendly.

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

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5
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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.

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The on site restaurant Whitetails is the best !

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5
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11th September 2020:

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5
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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.

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

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4.8
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10th September 2020:

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

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

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5
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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.

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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.

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5
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10th September 2020:

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

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

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5
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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.

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5
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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.

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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.

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5
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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.

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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.

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5
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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.

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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.

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5
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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.

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5
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4th September 2020:

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5
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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!

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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!

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5
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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.

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highly recommended

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5
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3rd September 2020:

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

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

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5
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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.

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5
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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.

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4.8
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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

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

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5
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1st September 2020:

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5
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31st August 2020:

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5
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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.

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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.

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5
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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.

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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.

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5
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30th August 2020:

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

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Keyhaven and Hurst Point are always worth visiting

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5
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29th August 2020:

Spotlessly clean, very pleasant welcome.

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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.

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5
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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.

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

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5
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28th August 2020:

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5
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27th August 2020:

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5
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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!

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

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5
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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.

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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.

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5
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25th August 2020:

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23rd August 2020:

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

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

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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

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

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5
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22nd August 2020:

Lovely stay as always. Very pleasant and peaceful cottage.

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5
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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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4.5
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19th August 2020:

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5
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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!

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4.5
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18th August 2020:

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

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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.

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5
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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.

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5
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17th August 2020:

All staff very welcoming and happy!

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5
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16th August 2020:

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

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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!

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5
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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

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5
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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.

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4.5
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12th August 2020:

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

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5
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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 :)

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5
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11th August 2020:

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

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Ideal location for food drinks and visiting the forest.

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5
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11th August 2020:

Safe, friendly, spotless and so glad to be back

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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.

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5
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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]

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5
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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

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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.

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5
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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.

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5
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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.

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

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5
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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.

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5
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6th August 2020:

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5
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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

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5
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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

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Beaulieu was a joy as was bucklers hard

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5
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4th August 2020:

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

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4.8
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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

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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.

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5
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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!

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4.8
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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.

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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.

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5
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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.

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

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4.8
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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’.

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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!

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4.8
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28th July 2020:

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4.8
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27th July 2020:

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5
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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

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Perfect town to stay to explore the area

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4.8
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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.

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

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5
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26th July 2020:

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

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4.8
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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

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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.....

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5
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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

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

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5
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25th July 2020:

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

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5
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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

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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.

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5
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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!

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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

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5
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22nd July 2020:

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5
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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.

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Lots of great walks enjoy the area!

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4.8
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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.

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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.

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4.8
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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.

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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.

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5
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21st July 2020:

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4.8
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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.

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Several pubs and restaurants within a few minutes walk.

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Owner Response:

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

5
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20th July 2020:

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5
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19th July 2020:

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

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Owner Response:

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

4.8
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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

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

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Owner Response:

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

5
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19th July 2020:

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

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Owner Response:

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

5
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