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Lovely hotel in SE England - any recommendations?

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MarmMummy Fri 10-Jul-09 21:16:09

Its our 10th wedding anniverary in a fortnight, and we have just decided to go away for the night!

Can anyone recommend a gorgeous, luxury hotel, not a million miles from London (2hours ish max)

Thanks! smile

RachieW Fri 10-Jul-09 23:03:05

We stayed at Hotel Du Vin in Tunbridge Wells a couple of years ago and it was lurverly!

This is a good website for boutique hotels too. Have fun!

DrNortherner Fri 10-Jul-09 23:07:33

The Grove?
Vineyard at Stockcross?

MarmMummy Sat 11-Jul-09 19:16:20

Ooh thanks!

Have been looking at the Hotel du Vin today, but the Winchester one.

Will check out suggestions now!

Sam100 Sat 11-Jul-09 19:23:49

Pennyhill Park in Surrey here - it has a fab spa!

Cannot recommend the Vineyard at Stockcross - stayed there recently. Very slow service at dinner. Rooms ok but not what I expected from a 5 star hotel. Nowhere near as nice as Pennyhill Park.

mammablueeyes Sat 11-Jul-09 19:27:18

avisford park. its a Hilton but beautiful and peacefull in the gorgeous town of Arundel

MarmMummy Sat 11-Jul-09 19:30:32

Mmm. the Grove looks lovely......sadly out of budget for us!

Could be tempted by the Vineyard though!!!

Am very excited as assumed we were doing nothing as DH is redundant at moment, but he informed me he would find the money as its essential grin

lockets Sat 11-Jul-09 19:34:57

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turtle23 Sat 11-Jul-09 19:42:31

I like this one.

luckywinner Sat 11-Jul-09 19:43:08

This place is lovely

Sam100 Sat 11-Jul-09 19:48:27

The spa at the Vineyard is basically a pool - which was cold and had 2 daddy-long-legs floating in it! And that is it. I had a treatment which was lovely - but they only have 2 treatment rooms and these are not in the same area as the pool - so you have to either traipse through the hotel in your dressing gown or go to the treatment rooms dressed and get changed there.

There are no grounds at the Vineyard so not the kind of place that you can go for a nice wander round after breakfast.

I really would not rate it!

MarmMummy Sat 11-Jul-09 20:52:52

Blimey, this is confusing!

Sam - thanks for that, will strike off list

Lucky Winner - looks stunning, but some very poor reviews on trip advisor

Turtle - they have Argentinian Feast night on the date we want to go..... not quite the romantic meal for 2 we had in mind!

Right, off to look at Mr and Mrs Smith site properly now!

Thanks! Keep em coming! smile

lockets Sat 11-Jul-09 21:02:21

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luckywinner Sat 11-Jul-09 21:11:21

I've stayed there a few times (although not in the past 3 years) and its always been lovely.

Their sister hotel Bailiffscourt is also v nice.
Hope you have a lovely time though wherever you go!

surreylady Sat 11-Jul-09 22:14:19

Chewton Glen in New Forest area has a lovely lovely Spa Very noce Fish restaurant on the front nearby which I will dig out if you decide to go

MarmMummy Mon 13-Jul-09 13:48:36

Just wanted to say a big thank you for all the ideas! smile

Now we just need a lottery win so we can try them all out for ourselves grin

Have decided to go to the Hotel du Vin in Winchester!!

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