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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have just returned from a 2 night break at the lainston house hotel. We are a family of 4 (two young children) and we shared the junior family suite. It was enormous, beautifully decorated and very comfortable. It even had a real Christmas tree. The bathroom was bigger than many hotel rooms I've seen. The whole hotel is wonderfully...

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lexie10121 , Manager at Lainston House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent festive visit to Lainston House. It's a pleasure to read how much you and your family enjoyed your time in our beautifully decorated hotel. The team will be thrilled to read that the hospitality they provided was helpful and professional and I will be sure to share...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an amazing overnight stay at Lainston House. Lex was so helpful in booking everything, even our restaurant reservation at the local pub, which was great too. Gorgeous property and lovely staff. Highly recommend for a quick break.

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lexie10121 , Manager at Lainston House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind recommendation of Lainston House. It's a pleasure to read that that you found the staff to be lovely and I will share your special mention with Lex who will cherish seeing her name given a special mention. I look forward to welcoming you back to Lainston House again soon and wish you a Happy New...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family of 6 really loved this hotel. We only stayed one night on a Tuesday during holiday time but the accommodations were luxurious and welcoming. Two of us had junior suites and the other room was upgraded to a suite. They were very large rooms in what appeared to be a new wing. Service was helpful but not intrusive....

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lexie10121 , Manager at Lainston House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review on your festive stay at Lainston House. I am pleased to read how much you and your family enjoyed your time with us. The team will be thrilled to read that their levels of professionalism were appreciated and I will share your compliments regarding the food with Olly our Head Chef and the rest...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lainston House offers its guests genuine quality and luxury. The Avenue restaurant provides exquisite cuisine that is served by attentive and professional staff and it boasts an impressive wine cellar. On a personal note we had to take our dog with us at the eleventh hour. We called ahead to book her in and couldn't believe the warm welcome she...

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lexie10121 , Manager at Lainston House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review of Lainston House. Tricia our Head Housekeeper will be thrilled to read that the treats provided for your traveling companion were so well received. I will share your kind review with all of the team here at Lainston House and very much look forward to welcoming you back to Lainston House for many more...

Arundel, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went for a one night Christmas treat with dinner. On arrival we were upgraded to a plush room called Wisteria. Really nice room with excellent bathroom, jacuzzi bath and walk in shower. Very comfortable and really enjoyed it. Breakfast was very good. Only big problem was that when we went down for a pre dinner drink...

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GW_Lainston, Manager at Lainston House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr Taylor, Thank you for your review. I hope that you had an enjoyable Christmas and thank you for staying with us just beforehand. I am sorry to learn of your disappointment with the space availability in the bar which is very unfortunate. I am very sorry that your stay was marred by this occurrence. We certainly did not...

Tooting, London, UK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I celebrated my birthday at this hotel and had a wonderful time. The Staff are all extremely friendly and helpful. The room we had was enormous and spotlessly clean. We had dinner in the restaurant, but were a little disappointed in the tasting menu and the price you paid for it. I know that you are meant to just have...

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lexie10121 , Manager at Lainston House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It's a pleasure to read that you found the team to friendly and helpful. I will share your feedback with Olly our head chef as well as the rest of the team, including Alberto our Head Sommelier and look forward to welcoming you back again in the not too distant...

Cullompton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If your looking for that special place to provide a WOW FACTOR for your special occasion then look no further. This place is superb superb superb, we (Petty Wood) took the place over for all our employees for the day and night of the 16th December. From a cooking school lesson to a cocktail making session and a sit down...

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lexie10121 , Manager at Lainston House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your WOW review of Lainston House. It's a real pleasure to read that the team contributed to making your 200th anniversary event such a success. All the detail and planning enabled both Petty Wood and the Lainston Team to enjoy the day and it was a real pleasure to work alongside yourselves. We very much...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all may I say that I regularly travel quite a lot and have stayed in many good quality hotels up and down the country. This review in no way should alter the fact that clearly this hotel is absolutely lovely, with some amazing, if slightly strange rooms, lovely gardens, good food and very nice staff. However the reason...

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lexie10121 , Manager at Lainston House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear that our bar prices marred your stay with us. I have reviewed your feedback with our Bar Manger and it is a concern that none of the prices which you have quoted match our price list. Our spirits are served via a double measure (50ml) and I hazard a guess...

Chandler’s Ford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The afternoon tea was perfect with sandwiches,and scones and tiny cakes which melted in your mouth. The drawing room magnificent with tasteful ornaments and pictures. The staff made you feel so welcome. However, the 'icing on the cake' was in the Bar, where Grinling Gibbons, the Master Woodcarver, had worked his magic many years ago. This was a visit to...

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lexie10121 , Manager at Lainston House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your perfect Afternoon Tea here at Lainston House. Our Head chef Olly and Lounge Manager Roberto will be pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your experience and I will be sure to share you review with the rest of the team. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the not too...

winchester
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Staff were all briliant very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble, lovley setting and we were in our own room as we were a party of nine, I dont think the cream tea was worthy of the high price, salmon tasted very strong not much cream cheese in the sandwich and the turkey did not taste of turkey more...

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lexie10121 , Manager at Lainston House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am pleased to read how brilliant and welcoming the team were, however I am sorry to hear that the Festive Afternoon Tea was not to your taste. I shall share your feedback with our Head Chef and our offering will be reviewed. Once again thank you for your constructive...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Drive through the gates of Lainston House, up the winding drive, you will enter a world where historic charm and contemporary elegance blend seamlessly. This charming 17th-century country house is a luxurious five star hotel, encapsulated in 63 acres of Hampshire parkland. A peaceful drawing room, sumptuous individually designed bedrooms and food created with passion (awarded 3 AA rosettes). The Cedar Bar is the place to relax for a cocktail and the outdoor terrace is even more so for sipping a glass of Champagne or a chilled glass of wine over a light lunch in Summer months. Don't forget to book for Afternoon Tea, a day in the on-site Cookery School or a spot of Falconry, located at the back of our stunning kitchen garden. This is a classic Country House where you can put the world behind you whether it be for a creative meeting, a relaxing leisure stay or a family celebration. Minutes away from the historic city of Winchester and only a short drive from Salisbury, Stonehenge and the New Forest. Visit Jane Austin country, Highclere Castle (home of Downton Abbey), Bombay Sapphire Distillery or a local Vineyard such as Hattingley Valley. The famous River Test is close by for perfect fishing and quaint villages to explore. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lainston House Hotel

Address: Woodman Lane | Sparsholt, Winchester S021 2LT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Winchester
Price Range: $232 - $386 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Lainston House Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Lainston Hotel Winchester
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Winchester
#2 Romantic Hotel in Winchester
#3 Business Hotel in Winchester
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“We had a room off the courtyard which was suitable for the dog”
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“The suites are very large.”
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“Juniper is on the top floor (2 flights of stairs), peaceful and airy”
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