Trying to find the best luxury hotels in the New Forest? Read on to find the best match for your stay – there are a few beauties to choose from!
In the South Of England, you will find one of the country’s most stunning locations, the New Forest National Park. The park is famed for its unrivalled scenery, woodlands and coastlines; it is the perfect place for those who have a love of the great outdoors in all its natural glory.
The New Forest is also steeped in fascinating history, the unenclosed pastures, heathlands, and forests are said to be the hunting ground of William the Conqueror. Further, there is no end to the things to do in and around the New Forest. Whether you want to spend your day hiking, exploring quaint British villages, relaxing in the Spa, or indulging in fine dining cuisine, the New Forest can offer it all, coupled with some of the most luxurious and unforgettable stays. To help you decide on the right hotel for you I have compiled a list of some of the best luxury hotels in the New Forest.
The Best Luxury Hotels in the New Forest
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As luxury New Forest hotels go you will be hard pushed to find one more luxurious than the Chewton Glen Hotel – and it has a price tag to match.
This hotel has rightly earned its reputation as one of the best luxury hotels in the New Forest. This unbeatable 5-star hotel is set in an impressive country house with large rooms, some of which have separate bedrooms and living areas. Alternatively, guests can choose to stay in their luxury and infamous treehouses. The Treehouses are self-contained units and come complete with concierge service.
Chewton Glen is a highly recommended luxury family hotel in the New Forest, with endless activities and play areas for children of all ages. Families can enjoy parks, in and outdoor swimming pools, falconry displays and duck herding to name but a few of the activities on offer. Meanwhile, adults can enjoy a wide range of treatments at the luxurious spa, the onsite golf course or game of tennis.
A luxury New Forest stay at Chewton Glen would not be complete without experiencing the award-winning restaurant that uses local produce and serves a much sought after afternoon tea.
I absolutely LOVED my stay at the New Park Manor Spa Hotel. The rooms were fab, the spa amazing, the grounds incredible – and the baby creche for Reggie was just the best after an intense four months of being by his side 24/7!
You can read more in my review of staying at New Park Manor here. I mean, just look at that hot tub below!
This beautiful hotel is aptly located in one of Britain’s self-proclaimed ‘most beautiful places to live’ in the heart of the New Forest in the village of Brockenhurst. It’s a 4-star Silver AA-rated hotel with a 2AA Rosette-awarded restaurant. Here you can enjoy the finest local ingredients used to serve up a mix of traditional and modern English dishes.
During your stay you can indulge in the many activities it has to offer including an onsite, swimming pool, spa and squash courts. Alternatively, as you are nestled amongst the paths and walks of the New Forest you can expect to see wild deer and ponies roaming freely as you explore the surrounding area. This is a luxury New Forest hotel right in the action with amenities and high-end rooms.
When I stayed at the Balmer Lawn Hotel we had the spa to ourselves, it was great!
You can’t help but be impressed by this country house’s grandeur and scenic setting at the Rhinestone House Hotel. Built in 1887 it offers some unique British opulence throughout the communal areas, private rooms and ensuites. The hotel features an ornamental garden, gym, tennis courts and 2AA Rosette restaurant all set amongst 40 acres of lush leafy grounds.
If you want to dedicate some of your stay to a spa day in the New Forest, Rhinefield House Hotel is one of the most prestigious New Forest Spa-hotels. The gorgeous Gothic structure is home to a relaxing spa, with a crystal steam room, spa bath and heated in and outdoor pools. Indulge in one of the unmissable treatments during your stay to really make the most of it.
Forest Park Country Hotel is another well-positioned luxury hotel in the New Forest found close to the village of Brockenhurst. It’s one of the New Forest’s best hotels if you want to be situated amongst the wildlife. On your doorstep, you can enjoy scenic walks where you can catch a glimpse of wandering deer, wild ponies, wild boar or roaming cattle.
By night you can relax in front of cosy log fires or enjoy the sun terrace while looking at scenic country views. All rooms are spacious and showcase garden or forest views, which are guaranteed to provide you with a tranquil and comfortable stay.
Finally, no stay at this luxury hotel in the New Forest is complete without dining in its restaurant which serves up locally sourced food by award-winning chefs. It’s no wonder the Forest Park Country Hotel is one of the best luxury hotels in the New Forest.
Another one of the New Forest’s luxury hotels worthy of a spot in the best luxury hotels in the New Forest collection is the Careys Manor Hotel and Spa. This hotel boasts a 2 AA Rosette award-winning restaurant, a French restaurant and a Thai restaurant located in the tranquil Zen Gardens of the Careys Manor SenSpa.
If you are looking for a spa day in the New Forest then the SenSpa at Careys Manor has one of the most extensive offerings of treatments and therapies, a Laconium heat room, sauna, spa bath, steam room and Hydrotherapy facilities.
After spending the day at the spa you can retreat to your elegant and spacious room that overlooks the picturesque grounds and gardens. Alternatively, if getting out and about is more your thing the New Forest National Park is on your doorstep or the stunning south coast can be reached in just a 15-minute drive.
This charming New Forest Luxury hotel is the sister hotel to Careys Manor and as a guest, at the Montagu Arms, you have full access to the impressive SenSpa Health Club at Careys Manor.
This stunning historical property dates back to 1742 and boasts a cosy stay full of character set amongst scenic lush gardens.
It’s also home to the award-winning The Terrace Restaurant which overlooks the gardens and serves the finest local ingredients. However, what really sets this luxury hotel in the New Forest apart is that you’ll be left feeling like royalty as the staff here prioritise personal service and customer care above and beyond what you would expect from even the best New Forest hotels. Stay at the Montagu Arms for a special occasion.
Another quintessentially British New Forest boutique hotel offering, the Crown Manor House Hotel is set in a 15th Century Grade 1 listed building. The interior balances modern luxury, and contemporary design with traditional character and historical features.
This magnificent hotel benefits from a perfect location right in the heart of Lyndhurst Village, the capital of the New Forest National Park. In just 100 yards, you can explore Lyndhurst’s independent shops, cafes, and restaurants or embark on scenic walks and cycle tours throughout the New Forest.
This hotel is perfect if you are looking for traditionally British meets luxury hotels in the New Forest. Set in a thatched roof, Grade 2 listed building from 1627 you can enjoy large, bright, contemporary rooms, some with living and kitchen areas. You can also treat yourself in the typically British tea rooms, country gardens and the New Forest’s only Gin bar, all of which are offered at the Thatched Cottage Hotel.
What’s more, you are just a short walk from local bars and restaurants and have the New Forest on your doorstep. This hotel is perfect for guests looking to step back in time but with the modern comforts of luxury living in 2022. I had a lovely time staying here for all the chintzy character it gave!
Best luxury hotels in the New Forest
There is something to suit every guest in this luxury hotels in the New Forest collection, but if you have a hotel you would like to add to the list do comment below.