Whether it's afternoon tea time, exploring the New Forest, or walking through historic dockyards, there's ample activities available in Hampshire, England for all travelers. With so much to do and see, it can be hard on your wallet; this is why we're always scoping out the best deal. We visited the region's top hotels to see how they compare -- from the rooms, to the pools, to the restaurants -- to make sure you get the best bang for your buck. So if you're looking for a budget-friendly pick that doesn't skimp on the amenities, you've come to the right place. Take a look at the best value hotels in Hampshire and get inspired!
The Blue Keys is a great value option for older couples and tourists who are more interested in charm and a homelike feel than lots of amenities. The rooms of the hotel are minimally decorated, yet clean and cozy, with a homey bed-and-breakfast feel. Every room has a kettle and a flat-screen TV, but there are no microwaves or fridges. The main feature of the hotel is the pub and restaurant on the ground floor, where breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served daily.Although the hotel is removed from the cruise ship terminals, it provides a friendlier environment than the closer-in chain hotels.
The Cottage Lodge Hotel is a quaint mid-range hotel complete with wood fires, creaky floorboards, and modern English rooms. Located in the New Forest National Park near the village of Brockenhurst, the hotel is geared towards couples and older guests who want a quiet time in the country. Rooms have reclaimed wood furniture and relatively large bathrooms for such a small place, though the thin walls can sometimes be a problem. A free breakfast is offered at the on-site restaurant, which features locally sourced food, and Wi-Fi and parking are also free.
The 10-room Number Four Boutique Hotel treads that fine line between sophisticated boutique and high-end guesthouse. While there's very little in the way of hotel facilities, interiors are beautifully finished throughout. Rooms are individually styled and inviting with modern bathrooms. The location feels a little out of the way and the immediate area is not particularly interesting, though Southsea beach is a short walk away. For the quality of the rooms, rates are very reasonable and cheaper than the very similar -- though slightly sexier and adult-only -- Clarence Hotel across town.