Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in Hampshire, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

The Wellington Arms, Hampshire

The king bed was royally adorned with quality crisp linen and duck-down pillows while the generous bathroom ticked all the right boxes for me; Espa toiletries and thick fluffy towels, rain forest shower and separate bathtub.

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The Red Lion, Odiham

The Red Lion is a class act and it’s a shame King John missed out. I reckon he would have given it a royal seal of approval too.

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The Bell Inn, New Forest

Considering the Bell Inn in the tiny New Forest village of Brook has been owned by the same family for over 200 years, longevity seems to be part of its DNA.

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Rhinefield House Hotel, Brockenhurst

Mabel Walker-Munro had Rhinefield House built back in 1887. Although Mabel was the owner of Eastwood Colliery in Nottinghamshire, she clearly preferred a laissez-faire management style based in distant Hampshire

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Florence Gardens Hotel

I was sad to leave the Florence Gardens Hotel, I could have stayed another day or two and I now fully appreciate why the rooms are very much in demand.

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Paultons Park Family Fun

TripReporter sent the Wallace family of two adults and two kids to give us a thorough and exhausting testing. Here is their Paultons Park family fun diary

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