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Much of Hampshire’s charm lies in its natural variety; from its rolling hills and unspoilt coastline to its bustling market towns and pretty villages, the county offers some of southern England’s loveliest views and its proximity to London makes it an increasingly popular destination for weekends away.
The Hotel Guru's selection of the best places to stay in Hampshire endeavours to find something for everyone from rural pubs in the New Forest like the East End Arms; popular with both locals and visitors and owned by the former bassist from Dire Straits, to the glamorous and luxurious Lime Wood offering plenty of activities if you can be bothered and fabulous spa facilities if you can't!
Not surprising, then, that the standard of the best places to stay in Hampshire is sharply on the rise, with a wide choice for discerning guests.
If traditional inns are your thing, then a couple which have received a recent update are The Anchor at Froyle and the Peat Spade on the River Test. A good alternative would be the Woolpack Inn, just north of Winchester.
For foodies there is a huge choices of places to stay in Hampshire.
We particularly like TerraVina in Netley March - owned and run by master sommelier Gerard Bassett and his wife Nina and The Montagu Arms which offers Michelin starred dining in its Terrace Restaurant.
If locally sourced food is one of your bugbears, then stay at The Pig - most of the produce comes from their own kitchen garden, if not they guarantee it will not come from further than 25miles!
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Quirky prison-themed B&B that’s both stylish and comfortable with 10 ‘cells’ and nearby sister wine bar, The Black Boy and Michelin star restaurant, The Black Rat. City bolt hole for couples who want something a bit different or solo travellers after solitary confinement! Children are welcome.
Enjoy a memorable stay at this characterful "home away from home" B&B. Each of the five rooms are filled with artwork and antique pieces; richly coloured fabrics and furnishings. There is also a separate apartment to rent. Enjoy a hearty full English breakfast - fuel for the days outdoor pursuits!
A delightful fishing inn and refuge for country sports enthusiasts in the beautiful Test Valley, full of locals for Sunday lunches, with charming rooms. Full of character.
East End, Hampshire
Genuine village pub that works well both for locals and overnight guests alike owned by the bassist from Dire Straits. Good local sourced food, stylish bedrooms, a great coastal base.
Good value, family friendly country house hotel just outside Basingstoke. Great location for exploring the Winchester area. Traditional bedrooms equipped with all mod cons. Good venue for business activities and weddings.
Georgian coaching inn in historic Hursley. Eight individually designed country-chic rooms with antique furnishings, original fireplaces and oodles of charm. Award winning British cuisine featuring locally sourced ingredients and a traditional skittles alley. A wonderful country escape.
Classic, traditional inn with interior designed rooms in a tiny rural hamlet location to the north of Winchester. Seven elegant, rustic-chic rooms with exposed stone and brick walls. Great food with daily specials and outdoor wood-fired oven for casual pizzas. A real family friendly country find.
A quintessentially British country house hotel just outside Petersfield. Langrish is a stunning 17th century property with individually styled, chintzy, traditional rooms, a gourmet restaurant and atmospheric bar set in the Vaults. Perfect for a weekend escape & a great base for exploring Hampshire.
Lower Froyle, Hampshire
Updated traditional inn in pretty Hampshire village in prime shooting and fishing country, full of character with books, pictures, nostalgic bric a brac and WW1 poet themed rooms.
Stunningly situated, historic and character hotel overlooking the river at Buckler’s Hard, with good brasserie food, popular with locals, and perfect for sailing or New Forest exploring.
Traditional English boutique hotel in central Southampton. Vintage style rooms with luxurious bathrooms and fantastic breakfasts. Ideal for a city break filled with shopping and history in the city where Titanic set sail.
This four star inn is brilliantly placed for people wanting to explore Winchester by foot. The relaxed vibe throughout the hotel makes it great for families whilst charming rooms mean couples will like it too. Hearty meals, fine wines and ales are served in the bistro pub. A welcoming stay.
Laid back restaurant with rooms in the heart of the New Forest. Delicious, ever changing menus, with food that comes no further than twenty five miles to reach your plate. Rustic but chic bedrooms and spa treatments in The Potting Shed.
Gothic/tudor style country house hotel set in the depths of the New Forest. Beautiful gardens and traditionally done bedrooms. Dining to suit all tastes and leisure facilities including outdoor swimming pool and gym.
Situated in the stunning New Forest, and once Charles II's hunting residence, this hotel prides itself on its family-friendly facilities. The spa, swimming pool and games rooms mean that no members of the family will be bored. The hotel has its own traditional English restaurant.
Designer hotel at Farnborough airfield, booked full during the Air Show. Sleek and opulent, it's an unusual luxury getaway for urbanites, as well as an impressive conference location.
A delightful award-winning country inn in an idyllic location. Perfect for a weekend break, favoured amongst couples. Rooms and en-suites provide contemporary country chic. great base for walkers and foodies and those into typical country pursuits - fly fishing, walking and shooting.
Boutique townhouse hotel in the centre of delightful Lymington, good for families, sailors and local exploring. New Forest and the sea close by. Bistro food, comfortable rooms.
Artisan ales complement hearty yet gourmet pub grub. Rooms are pleasantly large & decorated in rich hues of reds and greens with waxed oak wood and shining brass beds. Eccentric art and photos line the walls. Voted The Good Pub Guide's best town pub this hotel lives up to the high expectations.
Hordle near Lymington, Hampshire
Rural restaurant with rooms in an idyllic riverside location with "secret garden" and wildlife galore including kingfishers and heron. Pretty rooms, quiet and charming.
Netley Marsh, Hampshire
Informal restaurant with rooms run by a master of wine, with wine list to match. Comfortable, contemporary rooms and a pool make for a gourmet break in great countryside.
The original Hotel du Vin, well located in a fine Georgian building in the town centre, with elegant rooms, a buzzy bar and bistro cooking. An excellent base for local exploring.
In an ideal location close to the centre of Winchester and perfect for couples escaping for a city break. Three individually decorated rooms feature charming design quirks such as antique mirrors and lighting, refurbished doors and bedheads and reclaimed Victorian radiators.
A modernised country house estate with extensive additional modern wings attached. Its many facilities include an excellent pool and spa, fishing lake, riding, croquet and more. Ideal for conferences and active breaks.
17th century country house hotel in the heart of the New Forest National Park. Michelin-starred restaurant, library bar, terrace, sumptuous rooms.
Scintillating luxury hotel in a superbly redesigned and extended Georgian house in the heart of the New Forest. Family friendly with spa and pool, and plenty of activities if you want them.
Modernised 17th century country house set in lovely parkland, just north of Winchester. Excellent food. Well set up for corporate shindigs, with plenty of activities, or romantic luxury breaks.
New Milton, Hampshire
Classic and superbly run country house hotel with great attention to detail and a wonderful spa close to the New Forest. 5 star luxury, inimitable service, gourmet dining.