Four Seasons Hampshire is the default weekend break choice for solvent Londoners with children. If you haven’t been for a few months, you won’t have seen the new pool for children which is now open.
Here are a couple of photos we took last weekend – click to enlarge. There are two parts – a 14m lap pool (not that any children swim laps in it, it is for playing in) and a separate pool to the side filled with lots of play equipment.
The only thing I didn’t like is that it seems low on seats for parents who just want to watch their children, although I admit that I always managed to find one. The seats are also very near the water so you are continually getting splashed.
Overall it is a massive improvement to the pool facilities for younger kids.
If you ever visit here, make sure that you book via our booking partner Bon Vivant or, if you have an American Express Platinum card, Fine Hotels & Resorts. Via either route you will get a $100 food and drink credit, free continental breakfast for two (kids are charged £12.50) and an upgrade if available at check-in. Fine Hotels & Resorts also gets you a guaranteed 4pm check-out which is very handy on a long weekend stay.
Note that the main pool is due to close for a few weeks during February / March for refurbishment so do confirm dates before booking if this is important to you.
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