Hampshire

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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.

Best places to stay in Hampshire - traditional inns

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.

Best places to stay in Hampshire for foodies

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.

The Mill at Gordleton is another good option or perhaps the Three Lions nr Fordingbridge.

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!

Best contemporary place to stay in Hampshire

Contemporary hotels may seem like a bit of an oddity in Hampshire, but if you're wanting something a little bit different go for the Aviator - a designer hotel on Farnborough Airfield - very sleek, with a definite urban vibe!

Best place to stay in Hampshire for a weekend away

With the recent proliferation of places to stay in the increasingly popular New Forest National Park, Hampshire is becoming a very busy destination for weekenders. One of our favourites is the Master Builders with a stunning location in Buckler's Hard, great brasserie style food and quirky interiors.

Don't miss out on your top choice. Browse our list of the best places to stay in Hampshire and start to plan your visit. Pick up the phone and call our friendly gurus now!

 
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  • Peat Spade Inn

    Longstock, Hampshire

    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.

    8 rooms from $145
    Fishing  -  Excellent fishing nearby.
    Full of character
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • Woolpack Inn

    Totford, Hampshire

    Classic, traditional inn with interior designed rooms in deepest rural hamlet location to the north of Winchester. Roaring fires and packed Sunday lunches set the tone. Good value.

    7 rooms from $153
    Fishing  -  The area is great for fly fishing, which can be arranged.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • East End Arms

    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.

    5 rooms from $159
    Local exploring  -  Close to Lymington, the Solent and New Forest
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • Audleys Wood Hotel

    Basingstoke, Hampshire

    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.

    72 rooms from $169
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Jane Austen's house in Basingstoke and enjoy the New Foreset National Park
    Great walks  -  A wide selection of paths for walkers and runners on the doorstep
  • Anchor Inn

    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.

    5 rooms from $193
    Great walks  -  Great walking from the door.
    Full of character
    Fishing  -  Excellent fishing nearby.
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide
  • Three Lions

    Nr Fordingbridge, Hampshire

    Converted village inn housing an excellent, personally run restaurant in the New Forest. Rooms arranged around a fine garden, ideal for families, a good location for exploring.

    7 rooms from $201
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide
  • The Pig In The Wall

    Hampshire

    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.

    12 rooms from $208
    Coastal  -  HMS Titanic set sail from the harbour
    Chic  -  Shabby chic style with wooden floors
    Retro/Vintage  -  Vintage touches in all the rooms
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
  • Master Builder's

    Brockenhurst, Hampshire

    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.

    27 rooms from $209
    Exclusive offer  -  10% off local attraction tickets
    Restaurant  -  Excellent food.
    Great walks  -  In the middle of the New Forest. Though you will need a car.
    Views  -  Lovely views of the river, and from the best rooms.
    Sights nearby  -  Beaulieu Motor Museum and Abbey
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
  • The Pig

    Brockenhurst, Hampshire

    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.

    26 rooms from $217
    Garden  -  Wonderful kitchen garden.
    Spa
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Johansens, Mr & Mrs Smith
  • Rhinefield House Hotel

    Brockenhurst, Hampshire

    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.

    50 rooms from $217
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor and Indoor Pools
    Great walks  -  Situated in the heart of the New Forest National Park
  • Aviator

    Farnborough, Hampshire

    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.

    169 rooms from $226
    Views  -  View of planes landing and taking off from the best rooms.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Johansens
  • Stanwell House

    Lymington, Hampshire

    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.

    29 rooms from $226
    Exclusive offer  -  Easter Break
    Birdwatching  -  The marshes are within walking distance.
    Local markets  -  Lymington's famous Saturday market.
    Sailing  -  Close to the quay and marina.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
  • The Mill at Gordleton

    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.

    8 rooms from $242
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
    Great walks  -  In the New Forest.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays, Johansens
  • TerraVina

    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.

    11 rooms from $250
    Exclusive offer  -  Late Availability
    Good wine list  -  Exceptional cellar.
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor Pool
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Fodors, Good Hotel Guide
  • Hotel du Vin Winchester

    Winchester, Hampshire

    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.

    24 rooms from $272
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
  • Four Seasons Hampshire

    Hook, Hampshire

    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.

    133 rooms from $338
    Kids Club  -  Professionally organised children's programme
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor Pool
    Spa
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Recommended by  -  Johansens, Kiwi Collection
  • The Montagu Arms

    Beaulieu, Hampshire

    17th century country house hotel in the heart of the New Forest National Park. Michelin-starred restaurant, library bar, terrace, sumptuous rooms.

    22 rooms from $367
    Spa  -  Access to Spa at sister hotel Careys Manor.
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Good Hotel Guide, Michelin Travel
  • Lime Wood

    Lyndhurst, Hampshire

    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.

    29 rooms from $395
    Exclusive offer  -  Lastminute offers
    Spa  -  Featuriung holisitc and ayurvedic therapies.
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
    Great walks  -  In the heart of the New Forest.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor and Indoor Pool
  • Lainston House

    Winchester, Hampshire

    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.

    50 rooms from $395
    Restaurant  -  3 AA Rosettes
    Fishing  -  Hire a ghillie for fishing on the Test or Itchen
    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Small Luxury Hotels
  • Chewton Glen

    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.

    70 rooms from $499
    Exclusive offer  -  Stay 4 nights pay for 3
    Spa
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor and Outdoor Pools
    Kids Club  -  Fully staffed.
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