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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had booked a spa break few weeks in advance for a special birthday. Upon confirmation of booking, we requested to book the treatments as per instructions on the website. We were told that we would be contacted to specify the treatments of our preference but no one ever bothered to get in touch. Tried calling them but no one... More 

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New Milton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I booked a spa day with afternoon tea for a wedding anniversary celebration, left feeling a little disappointed, we didn't pay a massive amount and so didn't expect the earth. On arrival we were directed to the spa, given our robe and slippers and completed our forms, changed and went for our treatments, no complaints so far, treatments were fine!... More 

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We recently had our wedding at this hotel and the staff made sure we had an amazing day. The food is outstanding. We opted for the Roast Sirloin of Beef as our main course. We first tried it on our menu tasting in the waterford restaurant and the meat was cooked just the way we like it, just pink in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have booked the a spa break few weeks in advance. Upon confirmation of booking, we requested to book the treatments (as instructed by them). Nobody came back to us with an answer. We chased a couple of more times and then started calling them. No one was answering the phone and the voicemail was showing full. When after two... More 

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Farnborough
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Elmer court hotel which is a beautiful country house, unfortunately you can't actually stay in the house you stay in what I would call a holiday camp which meant you have to put your outdoor clothes on to go and get breakfast, staff were good food mediocre, they advertise a Scottish steak house which did not... More 

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bournemouth
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

booked Elmers court for a spa day with my friend for her birthday treat, unfortunately not a great experience... firstly our treatments had been booked for 2pm and we asked to change this to 1pm so we could do the spa then have lunch after, this was confirmed over email about 2 weeks in advance. we turned up on the... More 

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Crewkerne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a last minute break for a special Birthday. We were very impressed by the main photograph of the Hotel and as it was this time of year envisaged cosy lounges , log fires etc. WRONG. Having entered the main building to book in we were then told to go out of the building to our accommodation. It was... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have stayed at Elmers Court as a family on a number of occasions and have always had a pleasant stay. The family rooms are separate from the main house but are close to all amenities. The main appeal is the grounds which stretch from the main house down to the waters edge where you have a great view of... More 

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AxelGeneralManager, General Manager at Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Dear martinandlou Thank you for your time to review your recent stay with us. It was nice to read that you had an enjoyable time. Please rest assured that the hotel is consistently working on improving the public areas as well as our guest rooms and to this extend we are following a maintenance and refurbishment schedule also throughout the... More 

Lymington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really pleasant evening in comfortable surroundings and attentive staff. A good variety on the menu. Nicely presented starters and a particularly good smoked salmon. A little brown bread to accompany the salmon would have been welcome. All of my party had the ribeye steak and each requesting differing doneness and all steaks came tender and correctly cooked. All in... More 

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Thank Peterorr7515
AxelGeneralManager, General Manager at Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Dear Peterorr7515 Thank you very much for giving us feedback on your visit to our Waterford Restaurant. We are delighted, that you have enjoyed your dinner and the team and I are looking forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. I would also like to thank you for your further feedback, which I have already discussed... More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this hotel last minute as we fancied a getaway for the night and liked the look of the Dinner Bed and Breakfast deal. Check in was okay - the directions to the room were confusing and we ended up going into the wrong room despite the room number being the same. We accessed the room as the door... More 

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AxelGeneralManager, General Manager at Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Dear ACHarrison75 Thank you very much for your detailed feedback – please accept my apologies that not all aspects of your stay have been to your full satisfaction. In particular the concern you had raised in regards to our staff service at the front desk is certainly not according to our high quality standards and it saddens me that we... More 

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the stunning Solent Coast, this New Forest hotel is only 15 minutes' walk from the nearby town of Lymington. Set in a manor house dating from 1820 and surrounded by 23 acres of private grounds, the Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel & Resort is the ideal venue for a weekend break or a romantic wedding in the Hampshire countryside. Swim in the indoor or seasonal outdoor pool, book in for a spa treatment, dine in the elegant Waterford Restaurant or simply relax in the spacious accommodation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel & Resort

Address: South Baddesley Road, New Forest, Lymington SO41 5ZB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > New Forest > Lymington
Price Range: RM487 - RM1,559 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel & Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 42
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