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“A treat in the New Forest” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Montagu Arms Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Beaulieu
Certificate of Excellence
Oxfordshire
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64 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A treat in the New Forest”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2012

We have stayed here in 2008, 2010 and now 2012. We really must go more often!

This time we had a room on the front (7) which faces the road, having had a room overlooking the garden on the back on previous occasions. We were a little concerned about the noise, but it turned out not to be a problem, even with traffic queuing for some temporary lights. The room was well appointed, and had everything you could want - a very welcome addition was the hospitality tray, which we thought a strange omission when staying previously. Tea / Coffee delivered before breakfast to your room and a free shoe cleaning service (leave your shoes outside your door when you retire) are much appreciated.

Service throughout our stay (3 nights) was very good, and staff very friendly, although many seemed to change daily.

We ate at Monty's each evening and were not disappointed - the kitchen is shared with the Terrace Restaurant, which is the main Michelin starred restaurant for the hotel. Breakfast was excellent, with a great view over the garden as well.

Overall a very enjoyable stay. Will will be back before 2014 !

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

We had a package deal with cream tea, dinner and breakfast included. Never eaten so much!!! Food was wonderful, the chef is very talented, we couldn't eat a proper meal for 3 days after our visit, we were so full!! Love the New Forest and Beaulieu is a lovely quaint village, a lovely break.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

we didn't stay at this hotel as we only live 10 mins away but we had always wanted to eat there so started off with 'monty's inn' - the brasserie. there is also the terrace restaurant which is a little more formal and the next one to try. with a one michelin starred chef in residence we hoped that the food would be good and we were not disappointed in the least. to start we both had the wild garlic mushroom on ciabatta driizeld with truffle oil - then i had a straight up bacoon cheesburger with fries and my husband had the roast duck breast with bubble and squeak and caramelised onion. we then shared a sticky toffee pudding with peanut butter ice cream and chocolate fudge brownie with vanilla ice cream. the food was nothing short of fantastic. beautifully presented and extraordinarily tasty. the beef in the burger was perfectly seasoned and my husband's duck cooked exactly as he likes it. would go again and again to monty's but will definitely try the terrace restaurant next and then the traditional afternoon tea. we would stay there in a heartbeat if it wasn't so close to where we live!
the service was swift and very pleasant, there was just the right amount of time between courses and the setting was lovely.
terrific experience!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

We had a really relaxing 3 day break in February. Offered an upgrade on arrival - comfortable room with views over the river. Staff were excellent and could not do enough. The hotel does let itself down with a few little niggles (hot milk served with afternoon tea(!), making up of rooms was patchy, shower was cold and took 2 days to fix). These did not spoil our stay - we would thoroughly recommend The Montagu Arms. But with a little more attention to detail it could be a really stunning hotel rather than just very good

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

We spent a wonderfully relaxing few days at The Montagu Arms in December to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We stayed here on our honeymoon and were so happy to come back again. We enjoyed a beautiful meal in the Michelin star Terrace restaurant and the food and staff were superb. Our 4-poster room was at the front and although there is some traffic noise the view of the estuary was lovely. We also ate one night at Monty's Inn next door which was also excellent. The staff here are all so friendly and helpful and we are hoping to go back again soon. There is a lovely walk along the banks of the estuary to Buckler's Hard which is well worth doing and there was a comfortable lounge with open fire to come back to!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Montagu Arms Hotel
Address: Palace Lane, Beaulieu, New Forest, Brockenhurst SO42 7ZL, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > New Forest > Brockenhurst > Beaulieu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Beaulieu
Price range (per night): $221 - $462
Hotel Class:4 star — Montagu Arms Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Montagu Arms Hotel offers luxury accommodation in the quaint village of Beaulieu in Heart of the New Forest. The Michelin Starred Terrace Restaurant makes it the venue of choice for indulgently delicious fine dining with a taste of tranquil country life. The 18th Century Hotel is the perfect setting for a romantic getaway, walking holiday or a midweek break; oozing traditional charm with its open brick fireplaces, oak panelling and impressive gardens. The historical village of Beaulieu is just 30 minutes from Southampton Cruise Terminal making us the ideal base both pre and post your cruise. The Terrace Restaurant has held its Michelin Star for 5 years running and pays homage to both tradition and innovation; whilst Head chef Matthew Tomkinson uses the finest seasonal ingredients available to create award winning dishes. We are not ones for passing fads, every ingredient has to deserve its place in our dishes. No gimmicks, Just great food.For a more relaxed meal, Monty’s offers wonderful home-cooked classics or country fare, whilst delectable Afternoon Tea can be served in our conservatory or gardens. ... more   less 
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