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Wake Up Here: The Solent Hotel in Fareham, Hampshire

Wake Up Here: The Solent Hotel in Fareham, Hampshire

September 12th, 2023

Situated in woodland between Southampton and Portsmouth and in close proximity to Manor Farm Country Park and Titchfield Nature Reserve, the Solent Hotel makes for an ideal relaxing break away.

Contemporary in design, but without lacking in character, there are charming design quirks around every corner from the wooden hexagonal reception area that is manned by friendly, yet professional staff to the modern art that has a real nautical feel that is dotted around the hotel.

There’s a large glass wall of wine (big tick) displayed at the entrance too.We were upgraded to a family suite, a spacious and well-equipped room with a Nespresso coffee machine, bathrobes and White Room toiletries decorated in soothing hues of grey and cream. The bed was comfy and gave me one of the best night's sleep I have had in a long while.

The AA Rosette-rated, British/ Mediterranean-themed Terrace Bar & Grill FYR had a fantastic menu and were able to cater for all dietary requirements.

With fantastic starters like grilled octopus, beef short rib and grilled mackerel, mesmerising mains like a succulent monkfish tail, Gressingham duck breast and grilled lobster, guests will have plenty of fantastic dishes to choose from. We couldn’t make room for a dessert sadly, but rest assured they looked incredible.

Relaxation is the name of the game here and the hotel backs on to a small wooded area which makes for an ideal leisurely walk.

One of the main draws for the Solent hotels guests is the spa facilities which includes an impressive gym which holds classes, a sizable pool area with whirlpool tub, sauna and steam room.

The pool was rather busy during the duration of our stay, which was largely attributed to a large proportion of the day being allocated to family swims which made taking a quiet swim whilst staying overnight a tad challenging, but the whirlpool tub and sauna were most enjoyable. This is a great place for families, but it would have been lovely to have a bit more time dedicated to quiet swims for sure.

One of the standout highlights is the meadow hot tub which is an outdoor hot tub that overlooks a wild garden. This does cost extra to book, but for just £45, you can exclusively reserve it for an hour and enjoy a relaxing retreat complete with a glass of the fizzy stuff.

If that wasn’t indulgent enough, you can opt to have a spa treatment where you can enjoy massages, nail treatments, facials and more all using products from the French skincare brand Caudalie.

If you are looking for a cost-effective spa break with good links to two major Southern cities, head on over to the Solent Hotel.

Check in: An overnight stay costs from £103 per night for two sharing a Double Room, including breakfast. To book, visit https://www.solenthotel.co.uk/ or call 01489 880000

Emma Harrison

Emma Harrison

Music editor, Emma, is in her element at gigs, listening to records and has freelanced as a music and travel writer for the past 7 years.

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