When you arrive at Tylney Hall Hotel, Hampshire, you are swept along a tree-lined avenue and then all at once the magnificent Victorian era mansion house appears, its full beauty slowly revealed as you drive through the avenue of trees that frames the approach. At first sight the main hall immediately takes you back to an age of elegance and gracious living. Step through the entrance archway and you emerge into the reception area which sets the scene. Your eye is greeted with floor to ceiling walnut panelling that sweeps up the magnificent staircase creating a splendour and warmth of welcome that belongs to a bygone era. Hampshire hotels simply don’t come any grander or offer such heights of luxury anywhere in the UK.
Our drawing rooms retain all the elegance and style of the days when Tylney Hall played host to the rich and influential. The Italian Lounge is a splendidly restored period room dominated by marble fireplaces and ornate period furnishings. However, its crowning glory is the spectacular ceiling which was imported piece by piece from the Grimation Palace in Florence no less. Stepping through into the Grey Lounge is like leaving the world of the Italian aristocracy behind and emerging into Hapsburg Europe. Its pale blue walls and ornate cornicing give this elegant room a more Rococo feel. Its light and airy atmosphere, together with the beautiful views it affords over the gardens and grounds, make it a restful retreat throughout the day and a popular spot for enjoying high tea in the afternoons.
The old library is another treasure trove of original wood panelling which has been lovingly restored to create a quiet and relaxing location for the bar, where pre and after dinner drinks can be enjoyed amidst the hubbub of quiet conversation, which on winter nights may have to compete with the crackle of logs burning in the marble fireplace.
The gardens and grounds are no less spectacular and attract hordes of visitors in their own right. Tylney Hall stands in its own 66 acres of glorious parkland and boasts the longest uninterrupted view in Hampshire which is flanked by two lines of mature Redwoods that march to the distant horizon. Pride of place though belongs to the individual historic gardens, originally designed by the renowned gardener and planter, Gertrude Jekyll, and which have been lovingly tended over the last 25 years by our team of dedicated gardeners led by Paul Tattersdill. Tylney Hall may be inspired by the past but we are certainly not locked in it. We offer all the facilities and levels of luxury associated with 4 Red Star status, including luxurious rooms and suites, gourmet dining, a beautifully appointed Health Suite and leisure facilities including both an indoor and an outdoor pool, and business, conference and banqueting facilities that are second to none. Our location near Basingstoke and Hook, and being close to the M3 and M25 motorways, makes us very accessible from London, Heathrow Airport and the M4 corridor. It also means we are one of the few hotels in Hampshire that also serves Surrey, Berkshire and further afield. But whatever brings you to Tylney Hall Hotel, we hope it will be our relaxed style of attentive service that you’ll remember, and we are proud to be able to say that we were recently awarded the Tourism South East Outstanding Customer Service Award.
On our doorstep..
Sitting on the terrace, overlooking the stately gardens and grounds, it’s easy to imagine Mr. Darcy strolling with Miss Bennett hand in hand in the early evening sunshine.
Jane Austen’s famous romantics would have looked perfectly at home at Tylney Hall, and lovers of Pride and Prejudice can visit the author’s home which is only 40 minutes away by car. Also nearby are Windsor Castle and historic Winchester, both of which are steeped in royal history, and other attractions and places of interest include Marwell Zoo, Legoland and Thorpe Park. Our Concierge has lots more suggestions and will always be happy to arrange things for you.