$166 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 12, 2014 Check-out: Oct 13, 2014

Solent Hotel & Spa Fareham - Part of the Shire Hotels Group

4 stars
Rookery Avenue, Whiteley, Fareham, Portsmouth, PO15 7AJ
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
2 reviews
A VERY PLEASANT STAY

We stayed at this hotel for a friends wedding. Do not be put off by the hotel being located on a... See full review

  • HandG
  • Feb 6, 2013
Poor standard

Check in was painfully slow with a queue and only one receptionist checking people in. The room was... See full review

  • Disappointed Joanne
  • May 19, 2013
Whether you love getting out and about by the coast with the family, or want to enjoy a lazy weekend of Spa treatments and good food with friends, the Solent is sure to fit the bill. It's nestled in mature woods and ancient meadowland, so when you're there you feel like you're miles away from anywhere. Yet it's perfectly located between the coastal cities of Southampton and Portsmouth. Will it be sailing, country walks, maritime history and sightseeing or a few days of pure indulgence? If your idea of a great weekend is staying put and enjoying the surroundings, that's just fine too. With complimentary spa facilities during your stay youre sure to return home feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Hotel take your comfort and well-being very seriously - but it doesnt mean hotel dont want you to enjoy yourself at the same time. Which is why you have complimentary membership of the Spa during your stay with the hotel. Run, step or stretch those muscles with a pulse-pumping workout in the well-equipped gym. But if endorphin rushes arent for you, you can always retreat to the whirlpool or steam room - a much gentler way to refresh your mind and body. When it comes to the food - hotel prefer not to go the extra mile. Chef, Peter Williams, sources local produce wherever possible to ensure hotel feature the best of the area on the menus. Plus, there's also The Parson's Collar - the very own Thwaites country pub on site - and all-day dining in the lounge and bar.

Hotel Map

50.8799 -1.2507
Area served
Fareham, Portsmouth, Hampshire.
Nearby airports
Portsmouth International Airport (PSM).
Area description
At J9 of the M27, midpoint between Southampton and Portsmouth, there's plenty to see and do in around the hotel itself. But should you wish to spread your wings, what about a trip to see the New Forest's wild ponies, or visit the Historic Dockyard and Spinnaker Tower? There's races at Glorious Goodwood. Or why not take a ferry to the Isle of Wight for the day?

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Solent Hotel & Spa Fareham - Part of the Shire Hotels Group Rooms

DOUBLE - ROOM
Fresh milk - delivered daily to every room. Hotel know it's only a little thing - but it's one that everyone appreciates. You'll find your guest room has lots of these thoughtful touches - like complimentary mineral water, fresh ground coffee & a great tea selection, free WiFi internet access and a complimentary newspaper. And it goes without saying, a stylish, contemporary decor and a great bed for a good night's sleep.
EXECUTIVE - DOUBLE
All of the Executive rooms include the following facilities: Work desk with good lighting and power points, Seperate seating area with coffee table and sofa/easy chair, Guest fridge with complimentary mineral water and fresh milk, Satellite colour television, Radio or TV alarm clock, Hairdryer, Trouser press, Direct dial telephone, WiFi internet access - free of charge to all hotel residents, Tea and coffee making facilities, Air conditioning, En suite bathroom with complimentary Pecksniffs toiletries and Luxury bathrobes.
FAMILY - EXECUTIVE
Choose between a room with double bed and bunk beds (for children under the age of 12) or a room with a double bed and double sofa bed. Family executive rooms include the following facilities: En-suite bathroom, Gilchrist Soames spa products, Flat screen satellite television, DVD player, Radio alarm clock, Hairdryer, Trouser press, Tea and coffee making facilities, Direct dial telephone, WiFi Internet access - free of charge to all hotel residents, Guest fridge with complimentary mineral water and fresh milk, Bathrobe, Shaver socket in the bathroom, Air conditioning, Electricity: 240 volts. Plus hotel also have a choice of children's DVD's to watch including Madagascar, the Harry Potter series, Shrek, Happy Feet, Over the Hedge and Robots. Please ask at reception for more details.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi

Nearby points of interest

  • Portsmouth and southsea station: 8.9 mi

Dining

Terrace Restaurant Bar and Grill
Summer drinks on the terrace or intimate dining by a crackling cosy fire. Whatever the season, taste the very best of the Solent at the Terrace Restaurant Bar & Grill. The doors are open all day until late. With fabulous daily menus that showcase the regions excellent produce, were proud to support local suppliers wherever possible. The enviable reputation is built on great quality - always served with a professional cheery smile. Head Chef, Pete Williams, continues to use locally sourced ingredients and with some beautifully prepared dishes there is something for everyone. In sourcing the suppliers the aims is to find the best quality, ideally from local or regional suppliers including award-winning cheese from Hampshire Cheese of Hyde Farm and fresh fruits and vegetables from A. G. Axtons.
The Terrace Bar
The Terrace Bar is the perfect place for meeting friends and colleagues throughout the day. In the evening, it transforms into a lively bar serving fantastic wines by the glass and a wide selection of continental lagers. The Terrace Bar has wireless internet access thoughout - so you can catch up on emails or surf as you savour a long cool drink from the bar.
The Parson's Collar
Built in 1990 alongside The Solent Hotel, The Parson's Collar provides a local pub for the Whiteley community and has grown in popularity and support over the years. Managed by Trevor and Jackie since 2001, they very much hope that you enjoy your visit to 'The Parsons' and experience some 'traditional hospitality at its best' - an ethos on which Shire Hotels was founded.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (2)

Ratings and reviews for Solent Hotel & Spa Fareham - Part of the Shire Hotels Group

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
2 out of 2
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3.5
Value:
3.5
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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Disappointed Joanne
Hertfordshire
May 19, 2013

Poor standard

Check in was painfully slow with a queue and only one receptionist checking people in. The room was very average. Breakfast was absolutely disgraceful - the good option was inedible and after complaining nothing was done and no fresh food offered. Quite disgusting. Staff at breakfast look and spoke as though everything was too much trouble. I will not be revisiting !

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
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Review of Solent Hotel & Spa Fareham - Part of the Shire Hotels Group

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
HandG
Surbiton
Feb 6, 2013

A VERY PLEASANT STAY

We stayed at this hotel for a friends wedding. Do not be put off by the hotel being located on a business park, not by its slightly severe appearance from outside. Inside is just wonderful - from the warm and welcoming reception area, to the fantastic staff - and everything in between. The rooms are spacious, immaculately clean, and the beds very comfortable. The swimming pool and spa areas looked great (we didn't have time to use), and the food was good too. Over

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
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