85. Lime Wood, Lyndhurst, UK

Ranked #85 in our countdown of the 100 Best Hotels and Resorts in the World.

A posh getaway in a grand Regency manor house, Lime Wood manages to be fashionably cool and frightfully comfortable. The David Collins-designed interiors will woo you with the effortless elegance, but the Herb House Spa is where it’s at.

Try everything from holistic and ayurvedic therapies, wild-herb treatments, the Forest Fit boot camp, and end with a healthy bite at the Raw & Cured spa café. For something heartier, Hartnett Holder & Co fuses British fare with Italian flair.

Colourful wellies lined up for long country walks, mountain bikes at the ready and fires stoked to warm cosy corners.

Size 29 rooms

Hotels.com genuine guest score 5/5

Hotels.com genuine guest review “Fantastic hotel. Very relaxing stay. Superb food.”

Did you know Lime Wood has its own Smoke House where salmon, Parma-style ham and pancetta plus more are hot-smoked. Sample them on the menu.

 

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