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Meon Valley Marriott Hotel & Country Club

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We booked in as an overflow from our daughters house (about 1 mile away) so as to be able to both enjoy a first class hotel and have occasional peace and quiet from the children and grandchildren over the Christmas break. As far as the hotel is concerned, we felt that despite its potential to be top of the range, it had lost the plot. It still charged a lot, and some more - £12 a day for internet connection and £10 to borrow an extension lead. But then the tired furniture with chips in the surfaces, poor bedside lighting, no sockets near the beds and missing bed covers completed the disappointment. The breakfast was an average sort of buffet with nothing remarkable to shout about. Will find better value elsewhere next time.

Stayed with family before heading to France and on the way back. Hotel is in lovely grounds. Going to the bar though is like being in a golf club. The restaurant is quite bland and food average. I wouldn’t stay here again, overall a bot a great Marriott property.

Expectations were not helped by the front door's two pots each containing frost-hit geraniums didn't bode well. We stayed in this rather tired hotel which has seen better days with, for example, too much chipped paintwork in the corridors and multi-chipped and unclothed breakfast tables. We are not sure that surface mounted warm air electric heaters on the coldest night of the year were the best form of heating and they were unexpected and no heating at all was in the bathroom. Boxing Day breakfast seemed to overwhelm the very willing staff and they just couldn't keep up with the necessary supply of food . I suppose being only able to supply 8 rashers of bacon at a time indicated that larger frying pan would be a really good investment. To be gently shoo-ed out of the breakfast room at 10.00 seemed un-necessary on a Boxing day. Two previous visits were not matched this year unfortunately. A good review was what we had hoped to write but this hotel chain was not living up to its reputation.

I use Marriott Hotels a lot and have become used to a certain standard and the Meon Valley lives up to that expectation. There is adequate car parking and the reception staff were pleasant and efficient. The room was of a adequate size, clean and functional. The bathroom similar but only a over-bath shower. The bed was two singles pushed together and the double duvet consequently not wide enough. The breakfast was buffet style but perfectly adequate with eggs cooked to order. The main restaurant provided a limited selection but what we had was fine. We did not use the leisure or golf facilities but will next time.

We had booked online and had negotiated prices. Different staff liaised with us via e- mail and we finally got everything sorted. My husband had arranged for there to be a red carpet and champagne on our arrival,and all we had to do was ring 10 mins before our arrival. Unfortunately although we rang up, no-one seemed to know about this arrangement. Still we got inside the foyer and they quickly rustled up champagne and glasses. We were escorted to our rooms and the staff brought up our luggage. The suite was lovely and perfectly suited us as newly weds. We also had champagne ready in the suite. The room was immaculately clean and tidy. We both found the bed extremely comfortable. The boys room was equally clean and tidy. Breakfast was great with a great buffet to choose from as well as specials cooked by the chefs. Although at 9.55 the staff tell you that restaurant is closing in five mins. Staff were polite, attentive and friendly. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble. We visited the pool several times and found it to be lovely and warm and had good fun. We were kindly escorted to the lake for honet moon photos by Sara. She was brilliant and went above and beyond to accommodate us. On our last day my husband had pre-booked spa treatments for me. However during breakfast he received a call to say that the treatments had been cancelled due to staff illness/ car accident. He was really upset as he’d arranged this as a surprise for me as his new wife. It was such a shame, as he’d gone to a lot of trouble to arrange this. The hotel is massive and we found it a bit confusing to find our way around. However, it is spotlessly clean and the staff are all polite, helpful and friendly. The golf course is beautiful and well maintained. Overall it’s very good and if we are up this way again then we’d probably stay here again.

Having spent the previous night at New Place (haven't reviewed as I have nothing nice to say) we were keen to see how this one compared... from the moment we walked through the door the staff couldn't do enough for us, we were made to feel very welcome. We booked a Dinner, Bed & Breakfast deal, our expectations were not high given the price, but how wrong were we. The Spa facilities were great, just what we needed after the previous night, Steam, Sauna, Jacuzzi and pool. Towels and very clean changing facilities were made available. In the evening we made our way to the Bar and Restaurant area, we were encouraged to sit and relax with a drink before being shown to our table. The table d'hote menu had more than enough choice, I don't need twenty starters mains and deserts to choose from... The food was great, nicely presented and full of flavour. Our room was an executive suite with Sitting Room, Bedroom and Bathroom. The room came complete with two 60-inch screens, music streaming and phone connections. The bed was very comfortable and the room warm. Breakfast... cooked to order, what more could you want. Meon Valley will now be our hotel when visiting family in Southampton, I might even be encouraged to see them more often ;-)

Poor bedding, lightweight quilts. Our room was nx to building work outside of hotel I think but we'd asked for late checkout so why put us there? 8am n u were awake. Plus cleaners from 9am packed trolley right outside room Jingle jangle just n thinking .. Rest of hotel gd sevice etc but if ur staying n fat want to be awake early specifically ask fr a quiet room ... Noisy heating in room too .. Click clck clck

This hotel is in a lovely golf course location with space to stroll outside and relaxing spacious environment throughout the hotel inside. Our De Luxe room was spacious, clean and comfortable with good facilities. There is ample free parking, always managing to park near reception in spite of all the golfers using the park as well. Breakfast was very good. We cannot comment on the evening restaurant facilities as ate elsewhere but would happily return.

We had been given a massage / spa voucher to be used at a range of hotels, when we were made aware that the 4* Marriott Meon Valley was one of them we were excited as we thought this would be an excellent venue, so we decided that we would make a weekend of it and stay the Friday and Saturday night. First impressions were very good, the reception team were very welcoming, however it then went downhill, the room was disappointing, it was cold, and even with the heating on it didn't actually warm the room up, the bed was uncomfortable and the duvet was very thin. We visited the restaurant twice during our stay, both times we were asked if we had booked, the first night they found us a table, but even throughout our meal the restaurant never filled up, the second night we were told they had no room, and we had to eat in the bar which was showing the football, this then led to cheering and shouting throughout dinner, upon leaving the bar, the restaurant was still empty! Breakfast was excellent, the choice was extensive and the waiting staff very attentive when you needed anything. The massage and health suite were very good, we were very happy with the massage received, the swimming pool was clean and very quiet, the steam room was excellent as well as the spa. Overall, we felt very disappointed by the whole visit, when you hear the name Marriott you always associate it with high quality and standards, and we just don't feel that was reflected on our visit, very let down from a 4* hotel. If you intend to charge on the basis of 4* then you should aim to deliver the standards too.

We cut short our vacation at the Meon Valley as the hotel had closed the restaurant without notice, even though they had sent us details of a special “Wine and Dine” offer a few days before we stayed there. Our only option was to eat in the bar/grill area which we tried once but food was mediocre and menu limited. If you stay here check facilities are open before you go!

Sandy Lane Southampton England

Hotel highlights

  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Golf course

Located in Shedfield, Meon Valley Marriott Hotel & Country Club is within a 15-minute drive of Ashcroft Arts Centre and Manor Farm Country Park. This 113-room, 4-star hotel has a golf course, a full-service spa, and a restaurant. Gunwharf Quays and Spinnaker Tower are also within a 30-minute drive.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite brasserie, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Start your day off with buffet breakfast, available for a fee.


Meon Valley Marriott Hotel & Country Club's 113 heated rooms provide electric kettles, free bottled water, and safes. 32-inch Smart TVs come with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Phones, ironing boards, and desks are also available.

Property features

Guests of Meon Valley Marriott Hotel & Country Club have access to a golf course, a full-service spa, and an indoor pool. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning or laundry, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna.

Room options

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

68% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1056 reviews