Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel and Resort

South Baddesley RoadSO41 5ZBLymingtonUnited Kingdom
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About Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel and Resort

Located in a stately 19th century manor house, surrounded by 23 acres of gardens, the elegant Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel and Resort overlooks Queen Mary lawn and the Lymington River.

Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel and Resort features indoor and outdoor swimming pools, gym and spa.

Adjacent the main manor house, the bedrooms are a peaceful retreat in the heart of the New Forest countryside featuring large comfortable beds, free Wi-Fi, luxury private bathrooms, Freeview flat screen TVs, tea and coffee facilities, free mineral water, hairdryer, toiletries, trouser press and iron and ironing board.

For a delightful dinner, the Waterford Restaurant within the manor house offers stellar views of the Solent Coast. For less formal dining, guests enjoy the Scottish Steak Club, Tudor Bar or Manor House Afternoon Teas.

The posh hotel is a 5-minute drive to the towns of Southampton and Bournemouth and less than 30 minutes from the M27.


South Baddesley Road, SO41 5ZB, Lymington, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(844)8799060 | Fax: +44(1590)679780 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Convenience store
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • PC with internet
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon
  • Body treatments
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Solarium
  • Steam room
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot
  • Childcare / Babysitting
  • Kids' playground

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

A Restful Retreat

The spacious spa is impressive Guests enjoy the many leisure facilities that include croquet, bowls, squash, tennis and indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sauna and a steam room Personal trainers are available in the gym and beauty treatments including massages, facials and pedicures leave guest feeling pampered and relaxed.

Food Is Fantastic

Guests comment that the Waterford Restaurant more than lived up to their expectations, elegantly serving the finest of modern British cuisine When the weather is sunny, lunch on the terrace after a morning of sightseeing and shopping is described as delightful.

A Lovely Location

Guests suggest the seaside location on the spectacular Solent Coast is perfect for a weekend holiday, noting that the resort is less than 2 miles from town centre and Lymington Railroad Station and only a 5 minute drive from the New Forest National Park During early summer, when the gardens are in full glory, guests describe the regal manor house setting as ideal for a romantic country wedding.

Service and Staff

The quality of service is described as flawless, professional and polished Guests frequently comment that the staff is always accommodating, friendly and happy to be of service One guest commented that the service in the spa was exceptionally fine and that the massage she enjoyed was the best she had ever experienced.

Negative Reviews

Spa Chilly

A regular guest commented that on more than one occasion the heater in the steam room was not working adequately to maintain the desired temperature and that the pool could be kept a bit warmer for optimum comfort.

Dining Options

Some guests have complained that the casual Steak Club closed at 6 PM and only formal dining or a snack in the bar was available later in the evening Others noted that the staff in the dining room was a rushed and overworked and that additional waitstaff would be helpful when the resort was booked to capacity.

Wet When It Rains

Several guests commented that when the weather was foul, they had a very wet walk from the rooms to the restaurant and suggested that a covered walkway would eliminate the problem.

Rather Noisy

Repeat guests mention that the connecting rooms are rather noisy and that they could clearly hear all the movements of persons in the adjoining room Guests complained that a crying baby in the next room kept him awake all night.

Rating Overview

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7.8 /10
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7.8 out of 10 based on 957 reviews