Last weekend we were invited to stay at The Potters Heron hotel by Hampshire’s Top Attractions who wanted us to get a feel of what Hampshire had to offer families looking for days out or a break away. Hampshire is pretty much on our doorstep and we love going there but we don’t often stay in hotels there so we were looking forward to a welcome break at The Potters Heron hotel.
After a long day out at Paultons Park we got to The Potters Heron hotel in the early evening and it was such a lovely sight. With a thatched roof and a really rural feel to it. It’s situated in the Hampshire countryside and easily accesible, the perfect place for a relaxing break away.
I was blown away when we walked into the hotel by just how vast it is. The hotel goes back quite far and it’s appearance on the outside is quite deceptive – imagining a quaint, cottage feel inside but being met with quite a large hotel with both upstairs and downstairs bedrooms.
Our room was on the lower ground floor, down stairs from the reception. It had a double bed and a single bed and the staff added another single bed without a problem when we said there should be sleeping space for both children.
The room was really lovely although a little dark from being downstairs and at the back of the building but it had a patio door to open onto the grounds where the children could run around and play – something I hadn’t seen in a hotel before and something the children loved.
Our room had complimentary toiletries, a well stocked tea and coffee tray and plenty of fluffy towels. The only downside was that the bathroom was pretty dated and really let the room down. But, for just one night it was perfectly adequate for our needs – the children had a bath and the water pressure was fine for a shower.
We all slept really well, the beds were comfortable, the bedding was great quality and the only downside was other guests being really noisy at times – but you can’t really do much about that! We had such a good night’s sleep and were looking forward to breakfast.
Breakfast was served in the main hotel restaurant and bar. The room was beautiful and very much in keeping with the feel of the hotel. Everything was buffet style with plenty of hot options, cereals, fruit and pastries. Breakfast was lovely but the layout of the room made it quite awkward, always squeezing past people and around tables and pillars to get to the food but once we had our food and were sat down it was a really enjoyable meal.
The Potters Heron hotel was a nice base for a weekend away in Hampshire. We had a great night’s sleep and a nice breakfast to set us up for the day and it’s the sort of place I’d love to come back to for a drink in the sun or a nice pub lunch.
Disclosure: We were invited to The Potters Heron hotel for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.