Travel Blogs from Haslemere
... our wonderful mine host (Nick &Julie )to drive us to Nottingham railway station to head off to Heathrow to catch our flight to ITALY We are now on the plane and hoping our bags are as well because we had been told when we checked in that the escalators where not working so if we are lucky they will be on board if they are not then you will get them in the next day or two here's ...
We're on our way. Back at Heathrow again, it's like a second home already, bags are packed, alarms are set and we're in a hotel tonight before a REALLY early start tomorrow morning. Sean's enjoying Star Wars on telly, anyone would think he'd never seen it before... See you on the other ...
... Different and very delicious. The people here are not very social or friendly so far but I think they might be angry because their teeth are all rotting. Weather is gloomy & rainy but green and beautiful. I haven't had a tea party yet but hopefully it's better than the coffee. We had a couple glasses of wine now and going to call it a night soon... catching an early train in the morning.... Next stop Paris, France ...
Finally it has arrived, we have completed the first leg of our journey and are sitting in the departures lounge of Heathrow Terminal 3. Look at these faces, see the wonder and sense of adventure as we ponder upon the boots meals deal snack, before we can board our flight in three and a half hours. The day has not been without incident, paranoia and mum's persuasion convinced me ...
... until 4.40 this afternoon. Just checked in using the BA app - so no queuing at Heathrow - virtual tickets now displayed on my iPhone !! Just got to Heathrow terminal 5 and dropped in the bags and just been free upgraded - wow - now in what's called "club world class". Business class to everyone else !! So that's lay flat seats and private little cubical s on the plane - and a bonus we are now sitting in the posh lounge eating and drinking a ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Lythe Hill Haslemere
My fiance and I stayed at Lythe Hill for a night (Friday) in Feb 2006 and were very impressed overall. The room and ensuite were huge and well appointed. Two beds were pushed together to make a queen size bed, very comfortable though. A mini bar would be a welcome addition to the room, as would bath robes. Lovely gardens to stroll around, with a small lake and swans. The spa was superb - clean and well equipped, with unlimited use on the day of departure. Unfortunately all treatments were fully booked during our stay. Unobtrusive but attentive service in the bar and restaurant. We found the bar to be very smoky, so went back to our table in the restaurant with our after-dinner drinks. Great value for money - £129 for a double room, 3 course dinner, full english breakfast and full use of spa. The hotel sign could do with a clean up - first impressions last! A peaceful and relaxing place to get away from it all.
My husband and I have just come back from Lythe Hill where we indulged in their Winter Warmer package. I cannot rate the hotel, its staff or facilities highly enough ! We arrived at 1.15 on Saturday and although the web site said that we would be unable to check in until 2pm the Reception staff were very friendly and helpful and we checked in straight away.
Myself and my girlfriend recently stayed in the Lythe Hill, taking advantage of their Winter Warmer deal - £99 (for two people) which includes the room, one spa treatment, dinner and breakfast! We were lucky in the fact we were upgraded to a suite room with a large bathroom with jacuzzi but even if we hadnt we thought the place was great - fantastic spa complex, grounds and facilities. The evening meal was excellent too. Beautiful tudor dining room which was very authentic and the food was very good too. I would consider it somewhat expensive to eat here if you were not using this deal, however. The drinks (which are extra) arent cheap but considering the great vaule of the overall deal this wasnt a problem. A couple of the previous reviews we read on this site werent great, but we'd heartily recommend this choice. It may well make a difference if there was a big wedding going on which i guess is more of an issue in the summer.
Took my boyfriend there for a birthday surprise on the Winter Warmer package. £99 (for the room, NOT per person!)for dinner, B&B. Also included a free spa treatment up to £50 in value and access to the Spa facilities. Amazing value!!!
Was able to chose the room off the website and it was better than expected. Very comfortable with sofa (George Bernard Shaw room).
Food and service excellent and staff very helpful. I would highly recommend this hotel and would certainly stay there again.
Set in the Surrey Hills - but backing on to a busy (and fast) road, Lythe Hill Hotel is set in 20 Acres of beautiful grounds. It has a magnificent heated indoor pool and spa centre. That's about it as far as the good points go. Unfortunatley they spend too much of their time catering for wedding parties at the weekend to care about the other guests staying there. The restuarant boasts classic french cuisine, but delivers mediocre dishes at high price (£29 for a steak main dish!), served by stuffy staff. The wine list is as descibed, "outstanding", but in my view this merely describes the prices - not the content. Rooms are average size, and in some cases small. The suites compromise on space, squeezing in a small bathroom to allow for a small sitting room - when the bedroom area is good. Its a shame really, with a bit of a redecortation, thought and good staff training, this could be a reall winner. Maybe they make enough from the weddings to care about the rest.
Much to be desired for the price
This is a tired hotel which was actually described as Fawlty Towers by staff on our arrival! Despite obtaining a cheap deal, this hotel is overpriced. Rooms are rather tired and the communal rooms are unwelcoming. On Saturday night the hotel was taken over by a wedding party, which meant there were no quiet areas for a drink. If we had been sleeping in the main part of the hotel it would have been very difficult to sleep through the disco. Staff were also quite rude and unprofessional.
It was a different story for the on site spa though, where staff were welcoming, professional and definate hit with the children. Gold stars for the spa.
This hotel has a fabulous website but unfortunately doesn't live up to it. The rooms are small and a little jaded - which about sums up the rest of the hotel. We chose our room baased on the pictures on the website and think they must have a very good photographer! A number of the rooms and the restaurant are separate from the main building, which isn't a problem but I think the rooms near the restaurant must be quite noisy. Breakfast was served in the main hotel itself in a most peculiar room. The buffet was distinctly average although the hot breakfast was fine. The auberge restaurant was dark and dingy, although the staff were very nice. The menu was limited and they were very inflexible ( I have a mushroom allergy and they seemed unable/unwilling to adjust dishes to take this into account). The food in the bar was OK but slow and the bar wines were expensive, not much choice and white wine was warm! This hotel needs a bit of TLC in my opinion and is over-priced for what it is!
Worth a stay.
Stayed in the Anne of Cleeves suite for 2 nights in June, an interesting suite above the French restaurant in the old building. Only complaint about the room itself is the headroom. If, like me, you're 6 foot+, choose another one. I have the scars to remind me of the times I forgot to duck in doorways. Restaurant itself very good with friendly, attentive service. Overall, worth a stay.
Friendly Lythe Hill
Food and service in the hotel is fantastic. The place is clean and beautiful. The Spa facilities are good, child friendly and a good selection of beauty therapies to choose from.