Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire

After 35 Four Seasons in the past I arrived in Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire to experience the last Four Seasons and hotel for my project: Hotel Passion part 1.

Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire has 133 rooms and is Four Seasons only country hotel after having sold Four Seasons Provence. The hotel is much bigger than other country hotels and also felt too big, even on a weekday where it wasn’t fully booked.

I arrived in the afternoon, but wasn’t impressed with the welcome which I will explain in the service part below. I was escorted to the room afetr the registration where I stayed in a Grand Manor Room.

The room had 45 square metres, the usual comfortable bed, sitting area and nice welcome amenities. Champagne, chocolates and fruits.

The bathroom had an unusual Four Seasons design with a freestanding bathtub which I’ve only seen in a few of their resorts. Another unusual thing was the Asprey products they use in their better room categories and suites, while the standard rooms has L’Occitane.

The service was overall great, but as I wrote before the welcome wasn’t nice. They only said “Good afternoon”, asked for a passport and didn’t smile at all. No “Welcome”, instead “Can you fill this out for me”? That is where a hotel becomes too corporate for me, but the staff is well-trained and professional as expected in a Four Seasons hotel.

Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire is a smoke free hotel and allows dogs. They even have their own dog based in the hotel. It’s also a very children friendly hotel, but this often becomes a problem for people that wants a quiet time. I personally prefer small intimate country houses, but Four Seasons is part of a chain and are great at creating the same kind of experience around the world.

The facilities included a great spa. Huge indoor/outdoor swimming pool and a great steam room was an excellent place to relax in the evening. The property itself is beautiful as well as the surroundings. The last impression was a lovely breakfast with a great buffet and ala carte choices.

Overall it was a great Four Seasons experience. After 36 Four Seasons I know the brand very well and they are always up to a great standard and Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire is no exception.

My opinion: Great experience.