Guest reviews

We're always delighted to hear such lovely comments from our guests....

Kathryn M: "A thoroughly relaxing spa afternoon"

This was my first visit to Park House and I'm already planning to return in the summer to make use of the outdoor pool. My sister and I took our mum to the Signature Spa Day as a pampering treat for her 70th birthday. From start to finish the experience was superb and very relaxing. The staff in the spa and hotel are all really friendly and helpful. We had lunch in the restaurant to make it more of an occasion and were really impressed. The restaurant is spacious, bright and airy, and the food was beautifully presented and delicious. Afterwards the staff came in singing 'happy birthday' to mum with a cake and candle - such a thoughtful touch that made the afternoon extra special. Thank you so much to all the staff and I hope to be back some time soon!

TripAdvisor | March 2017

PuraVida99: "2nd year in a row - even better!"

Having stayed in 2016, we returned in March 2017 for my wife's 40th birthday and loved every minute. This family run hotel is beautifully maintained and has the most wonderful staff, from front desk through to the restaurant and bar. FOOD: my wife is vegetarian and the chef personally came out to request what she would like to eat and made her an amazing meal on both nights, neither of which was on the menu. The breakfast is a real treat and all meals are served by happy, attentive and polite staff. ROOMS: we have now stayed in room 5 and 3 both of which are beautiful - nothing to fault at all - well proportioned and spotless. Room 3 however has better views across the golf course and fields beyond. SPA: having not been in the summer, we have not experienced the outdoor pool, but the indoor facilities are fantastic. Lovely pool and small gym with all the main things you'd need. Again everything is spotless. LOCAL AREA: the front desk staff were very helpful in recommending walks and have maps you can borrow. We headed off on a 10 mile loop taking in the South Downs Way and some lovely local pubs (The White Horse in Chilgrove and the Royal Oak in Hooksway). They even cleaned our very muddy wellies on our return - you don't get much better than that!

The hotel has a lovely atmosphere and makes you feel at home from the minute you arrive - nothing seems too much effort for the staff an they are always willing to help. We sat and spoke with the owners in the bar area on the second night - was great to hear a little more about the history of the house. I think this will become an annual get away for us going forward!

TripAdvisor | March 2017

Adrian W: "Can you keep it a secret?"

Ok, so I have been before and as such was expecting a lot. From the warm welcome to the lovely clean rooms and the relaxing spacious hotel and grounds you can expect to be impressed. The spa is good, perhaps more and is very clean and modern. And theres more. The food is great. Great choice, great service, great value and I really love the menu. Thank you Park House for another wonderful break.

TripAdvisor | March 2017

ELW1972: "Perfectamondo!"

Friends and family recommended Park House Hotel to me for my birthday treat. My room was absolutely perfect, looking over the lawn and the gorgeous grounds. The location was good for me, being not far from Midhurst and Petworth. The amenities were fabulous, especially the Spa, where i enjoyed two wonderful treatments. I had a drinks party on Friday night in the drawing room and a celebratory dinner in the dining room. The staff could not have been more friendly or helpful if they had tried, especially Pat, Linda and Sarah, they really made my weekend break feel special!

TripAdvisor | March 2017

hspisme: "Surpassed my expectations; Excellent hotel."

We stayed here with 13 others for birthday celebrations. At check in we were shown around the hotel and spa. Our room was spacious and had excellent amenities. The bed! Wow, best night's sleep I have had for a long time. We had full use of the swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room which where great and very clean. The evening meal was brilliant and for 15 people the service was awesome and the full English in the morning was to die for! Will definitely be returning.

TripAdvisor | February 2017

gerijay: "Wedding venue"

I attended my niece's wedding last Tuesday and stayed overnight after the event as did many of the other guests. The venue was amazing, the rooms very well appointed, clean and comfortable. As for the food and service, it was 5 star. The staff were extremely helpful, polite and friendly. A wonderful time was had by all.

TripAdvisor | February 2017

Jessica D: "Exceptional Service"

I visited the Park House Spa back in January with my mum & best friends as a Christmas present from me. From the very first interaction with the team to the moment we left we were blown away with the exceptional service we received. The lady who booked us in went through every type of spa day they offered & made special arrangements due to there only being 2 of the package we wanted left available. The facilities were very high end, the ladies changing rooms were like nothing I've ever seen. Everywhere we went was completely spotless! Our package included a two course lunch which at first we opted to have by the pool in our gowns but on speaking to the beauty therapist we were convinced to get dressed & experience the restaurant. To say we weren't disappointed is a complete understatement! The food was utterly delicious & beautifully presented. Next time we visit we might have to make it an overnight experience as we didn't want to leave! Highly recommended!

TripAdvisor | January 2017




Our Press Reviews

UK, Chichester Post, March 2017: Mothers' Day treat...
A hidden treasure for relaxation and beauty. "Last year I wanted to take my daughter for a spa day. Usually I would go a little further afield for this kind of treat, but we didn't have lots of time. As the weather was so good (remember that hot spell we had last June!) I specifically wanted somewhere with an outside pool. I searched locally on the internet to see if there was something a little closer, and sure enough, Park House hotel in Bepton, Near Midhurst appeared. It looked wonderful, ticked all the boxes and brilliantly exceeded all expectations. I ended up taking my mum and my sister along too for a lovely girlie day, and was recently invited back for afternoon tea. This delightful hotel is a hidden treasure, which everyone should know about. The staff are friendly, attentive and efficient and the fine dining and afternoon teas are exquisite. Outside consists of a stunning swimming pool, surrouning sun terraces with loungers and tables and chairs for alfresco meals, a 6-hole 18 tee Par 3 golf course in a beautiful country setting, and a separate barn for Yoga, activities, party functions and weddings. Inside the spa is tranquil and peaceful, where you can treat yourself to a massage and array of beauty treatments. You can swim in their impressive indoor pool, sit in the Jacuzzi or just relax in their loungers located around the pool area. Just a few miles down the road and you feel like you have been transported to another world for a few hours. I would highly recommend a visit!"
UK, Sussex Style, July 2016: Life As It Should Be
This month Jasper Gerard finds the perfect country house hotel in Park House and awards it a 5* rating and 5* for value. "My starter is more contemporary: smoked eel tortellini, horseradish and bacon with garden peas. It melts in the mouth more quickly that money evaporates in the pocket of a young blade out on a first date. Tortellini can be stodgier than granny's slippers, but this is supermodel thin, strutting on a catwalk of pea puree. Again, crispy bacon is added for texture and taste to this otherwse smooth dish."

UK, June 2016, Melt Your Troubles Away

A luxury retreat where you leave your troubles behind and melt into a haze of relaxation the moment you step through the door....For true relaxation the spa is a must...At the end of your stay you will feel ready to face the world again, with guaranteed memories of this beautiful hidden treasure that's almost too good to share!"

UK, March 2016, Best Hotels in Midhurst
"Best hotels in Midhurst for country house escapes....Park House is a traditional 21 room hotel in the heart of the South Downs with tennis courts, a spa and indoor and outdoor pools. The bar is decorated with photographs of previous celebrity guests and great polo players as well as the former matriarch of the hotel who liked to keep such a close eye on things that she slept next to the kitchen!"

UK, 25th March 2016, Good Hotel Guide's Top 10 UK Spa Hotels

The Good Hotel Guide's Editor's Choice lists the Top 10 UK Spa Hotels for relaxing stays and pampering days...."A marble shower is the entry to the spa at this country-house hotel with views of the South Downs. Inside you'll find a mother-of-pearl pool, saunas, steam room, gym and fitness studio."

UK, 6th March 2016,

"Park House in Sussex is the kind of gem you need to visit if you've always lusted after the English countryside idyll...The hotel's restaurant is one of the best I've tried of its kind - not only for the food, but also the service....Although not unusually one to harp on about 'impeccable service rah rah,' the staff at Park House are exceptional and deserve a shout-out. They ooze charm and warmth and each course is served with a genuine, lovely smile.'

UK, February 2016, Shooting Gazette:
"Guns dined at Park House hotel, an establishment Shooting Gazette visited a few years ago and it's clearly lost none of its know-how when catering for shooting parties. An overnight stay is a must."

UK, 12th December 2015, The Sun:
'Nestled in the village of Bepton amid the glorious countryside, this beautiful hotel is quaint and typically English - it even has its own croquet lawn. The relaxed atmosphere and welcoming staff create a lovely home from home'.

UK, November 2015, The Gentlemans Journal:

"Park House Hotel is a home from home. Once here you never want to leave, and despite being just 50 miles from central London it is truly a world apart. Relaxation is intrinsic to the fabric of Park House, and warm hospitality exudes from every member of staff......This agrestic ambiance spills into the kitchen too, and head chef Callum Keir is nothing short of a culinary wizard. A friend who previously stayed at the hotel had spoken in golden tones about the cuisine passing under Keir’s supervision, so we arrived with high expectations. These expectations were blown out of the water."

UK, September/October 2015, Exclusively British magazine:

"Turning on to the gravelled drive is akin to stepping into a bygone era of elegance and calm and is such a refreshing contrast to today's frantic activity"

UK, 5th September 2015, BA High Life on-line:

"This small family-run hotel in deepest West Sussex makes for an ideal country retreat. If you are looking to be pampered, eat well and exercise in beautiful surroundings that are quintessentially British....then this is the place."

UK, September 2015, Economia:

Best for: the city-weary. "If your office overlooks a car park or you're sick of the city, then this retreat in Midhurst is what you need."

UK, September 2015, Inside Sussex magazine:

"Whether it is an occasion, a business meeting, wedding celebration, or a simple weekend escape, at Park House hotel & spa, the customer most definitely comes first. This wonderful hidden gem is one we will no doubt be adding to our 'favourite places' list and already can't wait to return."

UK, 18th June 2015, (Mark Smith):

"The award-winning spa wasn't on my radar prior to visiting, but now I highly recommend it to friends looking for a weekend escape from London. It has to be one of the best spas in Sussex."

UK, 3rd May 2015, Daily Express, S Magazine:

"Spending the weekend at Park House feels like you've been invited to stay at a lottery winner's country retreat....The food in the Dining Room is British, seasonal, locally sourced and truly delicious...You can't miss the Voyager Total Massage Journey....It's safe to say that it feels as relaxing as lying by the sea listening to waves lapping against the shore."

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UK, May 2015, Spirit & Destiny magazine:

..."I began to relax as soon as I arrived at Park House hotel & spa. It felt like a proper retreat, with panoramic views of the Sussex countryside and friendly staff, and the spa is spacious, modern and chic.....I've had lots of different massages, but this was one of the best I've had as the extra heat created by the shells really seemed to unknot my back and ease the aches (re Hot Lava Shell Massage)."

UK, February 2015, Daily Mail:

"Sitting just outside Midhurst in West Sussex, this is not so much a class act as a lesson in top-notch hospitality without a whiff of pretension....A spa has been added, with a terrific indoor pool and treatments galore, set discreetly away from the house. There's nothing old-fashioned about the food. The Scottish chef works his magic with fresh ingredients sourced locally..."

UK, December 2014, Daily Mail On-Line:

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UK, December 2014/January 2015, FieldSports:

"...A swift nose around the opulent interior ratifies that Park House is a topflight home-from-home that offers everything a team of Guns could need, and then so much more that they may have thought they didn't...The food was as expected - epic. I take my hat off to you Callum Keir (head chef)...Park House continues to offer fieldsports enthusiasts a nigh-on perfect experience, with a soothing spa twist.....Unapologetically, I have nothing but praise for this particular hotel."

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UK, October 2014, ETC Sussex:

"....Although we were only at Park House for the day I honestly did feel rejuvenated after my visit. In fact it felt like I had been on holiday. If you are looking for a quick pick-me-up then Park House is the perfect oasis set in a breathtakingly beautiful countryside setting. Pure bliss".

UK, September 2014, Sunday Times, Travel, 'Ultimate 100 British Hotels':

"........Time to collapse into an overstuffed sofa and put your feet up, Park House, near Midhurst, has been practising the art of country-house hotel-keeping for 60 years and still flies the flag with gusto...The South Downs lanscape here is as fine as any in southern England."

UK, September 2014, VantagePoint magazine (Sussex & Surrey):

".......the seemingly simple taste belied lots of different flavours contrasting and contributing to the whole..So much attention to detail with a myriad of ingredients in each dish....But it was the main course that we most admired. A rainbow of colours on a plate, my black bream, samphire, shimeji mushroom, red peppers and saffron potatoes were beautifully presented. I savoured every mouthful as the fish was perfectly moist and the skin fabulously crispy. The sweetness of the peppers contrasted strikingly with the salty samphire....."

UK, July 2014, Sussex Life:

".....Glorious not only for the setting, which is enviable, but also the top notch treatments and above all, the staff. They really could not be more cheerful, helpful and relaxed......The spa's signature Kerstin Florian facials were a revolution to my face....But take care not to disregard the massages, which are comparable to any top enterprise that you might care to find in this or any other country....This hidden gem is well worth a visit."

UK, June 2014, The Sunday Telegraph:

".....Surrounding the house is a neat croquet lawn, a pair of lawn tennis courts, a testing pitch and putt golf course and an emerald putting green, all perfectly maintained. There are 21 bedrooms in the main house. Excellent breakfasts."

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