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Half Term In A Hotel: Why Families Love It

12th Jan 2024

Have you discovered the delight of a half term hotel stay?

No cooking or organising, with attractions to entertain the whole family nearby, nature right on the doorstep, the comfort of home and space you can make your own – you can even bring the dog.  




It’s time to try a different kind of half term; rather than face the battle of balancing work and play, use it instead as the perfect opportunity to get away for a luxury family break. Time to relax or adventure, explore new places, get out in nature and simply, be together. Did we mention that kids under 16 stay for free!

Leave the ‘Out of Office’ to do its job and concentrate on time with loved ones. Here at our family-friendly hotel you can sit back and relax knowing that everything will be taken care of. 

“The staff couldn't have been more lovely and attentive from breakfast to dinner.” – HillsJS, Tripadvisor


Half Term at the Montagu Arms


We know that when it comes to the little ones, it can be the little things that can make the biggest difference and that at times it feels like it would be easier to just stay at home, which is exactly why we ensure your comfort is a priority and understand that our service excellence is the key to you being able to completely let go and enjoy your time away from home.

“What made the stay particularly special was the friendliness and helpfulness of EVERYONE that worked there. They couldn’t have been nicer. We are a family of four and stayed in a modern suite… It was very spacious and the sofa pulled out into a comfortable bed for the two children (6 and 3). It was a lovely bright and quiet room. The girls loved it!” - Adam, Tripadvisor


Courtyard Retreat, New Forest Hotel - The Montagu Arms


What about the dog! There’s no need to organise a sitter, bring your dog with you. Our pet-friendly Hampshire hotel has accommodation options that take care of everyone; the Hayloft Suite, Courtyard Retreat, Courtyard Suite and selected Snug rooms in the main house welcome you and your four-legged friends so you can preserve the peace and quiet in your own space. Our pet-friendly rooms are equipped with hardwood or tiled flooring, easy access to outside areas and cosy dog beds for a comfortable stay.

“Everything was perfect. Nice touches for the children, hamper for the dog and champagne on ice for the birthday boy. We ate in Monty's for dinner each night, which was also great with excellent food and catered for the dog!” – HillsJS, Tripadvisor


Half Term at the Montagu Arms with dog


Worried about keeping everyone entertained? Not only do our dog-friendly rooms include a hamper for your best friend, the in-room treats, kids' menus and entertaining activities will ensure everyone has something to look forward to.

When it is time to get out and play, there’s plenty to do; from short strolls around the village of Beaulieu, to canoeing adventures, woodland walks and bicycles to hire; the National Motor Museum is within walking distance and Buckler’s Hard is a five-minute drive or two-mile walk away - there really is something for everyone here at our family-friendly New Forest hotel.

“We liked that there were children and dogs welcome, it gives the hotel a family feel. It’s very easy to walk to Bucklers Hard and other attractions are very close and Beaulieu village is delightful.” – AngelaT, Tripadvisor


Walk to Buckler's Hard | The Montagu Arms Hotel


At the end of a day of fun it’s time to rest, refresh and refuel. Play games and enjoy your family suite, perhaps a little TV time and a relaxing bath before dinner in one of our hotel restaurants.

Children aged over 8 years old are welcome in The Terrace, offering modern British dining and half-sized portions for smaller appetites, or for an evening in a country pub with hearty classic fare, choose our very own Monty’s Inn, which is also dog-friendly.


Montys Pub - Kids


Half term needn’t be solely for the kids. Make it a family break; a well-deserved rest where you can put the phones away, enjoy shared experiences and create memories. While you may look forward to the comforts of our sumptuous bedrooms, the peacefulness of the New Forest and a glass of wine with dinner, you can also rest assured that the kids will feel wholly relaxed, you’ll all have the chance to get out in nature in whatever way you wish, to play, explore, and adventure, and they can expend all of that extra energy they tend to gather.


This is family time in the New Forest.



Half Term at the Montagu Arms - Monopoly

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