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 is revealed, 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 Spa 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.
Luxury hotels in Hampshire come in many guises, but what makes Tylney Hall Hotel so special is its period ambience, and walking into your room or suite for the first time is a little like stepping back in time. In the main Hall the suites and rooms lead off the magnificent wooden staircase that rises from the reception area. Each one is a little world unto itself, and has been decorated and furnished individually with period pieces to enhance its own particular charm. Sweep back the heavy drapes that frame the high period windows in many of the rooms and you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the rolling Hampshire countryside. Contrasting levels of luxury include our Deluxe Bedrooms which offer twin beds or a queen sized bed, relaxed seating and work desk. While our suites offer additional private dining areas, lounges and office spaces to suit all requirements. Or you can really push the boat out and elect to stay in our Duke and Duchess Suites which are unashamedly luxurious with wood panelled walls, four poster beds and whirlpool baths. For a change of setting and style, but still maintaining the same seductive levels of comfort, you can get closer to the countryside and stay in the rooms and suites to be found in the original estate buildings dotted around the grounds. These charming changes of scene include a quaint row of converted terraced cottages, and the Orangery which has also been lovingly converted into rooms that overlook the water garden. What better way to wake up and greet the day than to look out of your window and see a family of ducks paddling across the lake. All the rooms and suites are beautifully appointed befitting one of the finest luxury hotels in Hampshire. We can even look after man’s best friend. We have set aside special ground floor rooms where dogs are welcome and we’ll even make them feel at home with their own basket, blanket & bowl. We even throw in a chewy toy.
Leisure & Spa
Although spas are all about quiet relaxation, we have made every effort to make sure that the spa at Tylney Hall is one of the most luxurious spas in Hampshire.
Being so close to our neighbouring county means those looking for a beautiful Spa in Surrey need look no further.
The Health Suite stands in what used to be the stables of the house and offers a wide range of relaxing treatments including pedicures, facials, top to toe body treatments and massages, as well as our very own rejuvenating signature treatments.
What better way to spend a spare hour than by indulging yourself with a rejuvenating beauty or health treatment under the expert hands of one of our experienced therapists. Or spoil yourself completely with a whole day’s pampering that will help you feel that you leave walking on air. Spa days in Hampshire and Basingstoke, or Surrey for that matter, don’t come more relaxing.
If you’re feeling a little more energetic there is also a well equipped gymnasium and an indoor pool with a separate whirlpool to help sooth away any stresses of the day.
Our outdoor swimming pool is tucked away in its own walled courtyard and has been described by no less an authority than The Times as being one of “the coolest pools in Britain”. It stands in the shadow of the main Hall and its poolside loungers attract just as many sun worshippers as swimmers. Being something of a sun trap, it also makes a quiet spot to relax and enjoy an evening drink.
Despite being in close proximity to Basingstoke, our extensive grounds offer perfect peace and quiet with mile after mile of country trails to explore, or perhaps you’d prefer a more leisurely stroll through the historic gardens and enjoy Hampshire’s longest uninterrupted view of the countryside.
The more active can play tennis, or why not try your hand at something a little different and swap your racket for a mallet and try your hand at croquet.
Golf can be arranged at the adjoining 18 hole course, and within the grounds of the estate we can arrange all sorts of outdoor pursuits which include archery, clay pigeon shooting and even hot air ballooning.
Wining & Dining
Where you can look forward to exquisite dishes served in beautiful surroundings. Food is a key ingredient in the Tylney Hall experience.
Whether you are sitting down to a romantic, candlelit dinner for two, a light lunch or tea and scones by the fire, you can be sure of outstanding quality and service.
Meals are served in our wood-panelled Oak Room Restaurant with delightful views of the gardens. We also serve afternoon teas and light lunches in the Italian or Grey Lounge in front of the fire or on the terraces in summer.
Our Head Chef Stephen Hine prides himself on using the best ingredients available to create classical dishes with a modern approach. Food is bought either locally or direct from London, using mainly English ingredients, and naturally all dishes are prepared to order.
You can choose from a full à la carte menu in the Oak Room Restaurant or sample a traditional roast joint from the Carving Trolley.
If you are looking for a dining venue for large groups of people, we have a range of banqueting suites that can accommodate up to 120 people. Please ask us for details
Weddings & Honeymoons
Dappled sunlight filtering through an avenue of trees, flowers in full bloom in the Rose Garden, musicians playing in a minstrel’s gallery as your guests raise their glasses to the bride and groom, these are just some of the moments that can make Tylney Hall the most romantic country house wedding venue in Hampshire.
Lovers of traditional weddings in and around Hampshire flock to the baronial hall setting of the Tylney Suite which is simply magnificent. It’s high vaulted ceiling and minstrel’s gallery creates an old world atmosphere that is as luxurious as it is special, making the Tylney Suite a much sought after Hampshire wedding venue.
By way of a change of style, the Hampshire Suite offers a more private venue with its own reception area, bar and walled garden. And smaller gatherings can be looked after just as perfectly in the many individual period rooms, which can be decorated specially for the occasion.
That all important wedding breakfast can be catered for you too in all sorts of tempting ways, from fixed price per head wedding packages to a complete al la carte service tailored to your individual requirements.
In Spring, Summer and Autumn the historic gardens are ablaze with colour, and couples have never looked more romantic than when photographed in the Rose Garden, or posing on the Boathouse Bridge that spans the lake.
And even during the Winter months the main Hall, with its sweeping wood panelling reflecting the glow of log fires crackling in their grates, adds a touch of winter wonderland to any wedding.
It’s true to say that the romantic possibilities are endless at Tylney Hall, but help is always at hand to help you plan this most special of days. So may we suggest you let our events staff help you plan your day with us to make sure it lives up to all your expectations, and creates a lifetime of happy memories.
At Tylney Hall Hotel we are also licensed to hold civil ceremonies making us the complete Hampshire wedding venue where happy memories last a lifetime
Tylney Hall Hotel
Tel: 01256 764 881