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Saturday, 18 December 2010

Charity Christmas Dinner

'I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas' is not one of my favourite songs at the moment as the snow has created so much disruption to the country and many cancellations for the Cloud Hotel. The New Forest looks so picturesque when it is covered in snow and creates beautiful photos but it certainly does not help businesses at this time of the year.

However the Cloud Hotel helped to raise £2041-00 for Macmillan Cancer Support on December 12th when 54 people attended our 25th Annual Christmas Dinner in aid of  Macmillan Cancer Support. The guests were entertained by Highcliffe Junior Choir [Choir of the Year 1996] who started the evening with Christmas Carols getting us all into the spirit of Christmas. The Highcliffe Junior Choir have recorded a new CD of Christmas Carols 'I Wonder as I Wander' and I can thoroughly recommend it. It is available from some local music stores and you can find details on http://www.highcliffejuniorchoir.org.uk/

I was delighted to be invited to join everywoman's Modern Muse campaign that was launched on 25th November at Adam Street Private Members Club in London. As one of the 100 founding Muses I am committed to reaching out to young women to encourage them to consider a career in business and entrepreneurship. I had the pleasure of attending the event and networking with so many inspirational  women from all walks of business life in the UK. A beautiful coffee table book accompanies the campaign and it is available on line from http://www.everywoman.co.uk/  or Amazon.

What a delightful time I had when I was invited to talk about the history of the Tiller Girls to the Day Patients at Oakhaven Hospice. I surprised the ladies when I told them I was NOT one of the original Tiller Girls as they were founded by John Tiller in 1885! Everyone was so kind and cheerful at the Hospice that I felt very humble and it reminded to value and enjoy the life I have.

As we near the end of another year I am happy to report that the Cloud Hotel has remained busy and my loyal and hardworking staff continue to support me for which I am eternally grateful. We are looking forward to a full house at The Cloud, weather permitting, and I am looking forward to having the company of my four children, their partners and my five grandchildren on Boxing Day followed by a visit to the Pantomime.

The Hotel will be closed from December 27th 2010 for the annual maintenance and refurbishment and will RE-OPEN on Friday January 14th 2011.

I wish you all a very happy Christmas and a New Year filled with good health, peace and happiness. I hope I shall have the pleasure of welcoming you to the Cloud Hotel in 2011.

Avril

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Looking Forward To Christmas

I cannot believe it's only five weeks until Christmas. Is it because we are all so busy and live at such a fast pace that the years seem to just fly by? It's rather like being on an Express train but we need to get off the train sometimes to be-able to enjoy our lovely surroundings. That is why I go Nordic walking and I have just returned from my morning walk in the New Forest. Even in the winter months walking is a great way of de-stressing yourself as long as you wrap up warm. I'm lucky that I only have to cross the road and I'm in the New Forest enjoying the wide open spaces and fresh air. The Autumn colours were stunning this year but the trees are almost bare now except for the Holly trees which are covered in red berries. Does this mean we are in for a cold winter? However there is always the cosy log fire to sit by and stay warm.

Christmas is a magical time of the year and the Cloud Hotel will be decorated on November 29th by Mike Dacombe of Inspiration in New Milton ready for the Pre-Christmas functions that start on December 1st. Mike has been responsible for decorating the Cloud  Hotel for many years and his creative talents have become a feature at Christmas.  

The Hotel is fully booked for Christmas but you can still enjoy a Pre-Christmas break, enjoy the festive atmosphere and unwind and relax by the log fire.There are some lovely gift shops in Brockenhurst and Lymington and Lymington market is a great place to get some bargains and do your Christmas shopping.

I attended the New Forest Hoteliers meeting last week and we all had the opportunity to discuss the starring system with the AA Inspector Garry Baldwin. It was a lively and constructive meeting and Garry went back to AA Headquarters with many of our concerns and ideas.

Tripadvisor is always a subject for discussion amongst hoteliers, the damage Tripadvisor can do to a business and how little responsibility Tripadvior itself is prepared to take. [See my previous Blog]. This meeting was no exception and everyone was of the same opinion.

I am looking forward to the next Wessex Women's event on November 30th. Charisma of Fawley are hosting a Festive Fashion Extravaganza followed by a Christmas Dinner at The Cloud Hotel. This will give the ladies a chance to choose their party frocks in time for Christmas!

I was able to get away for a few days last week and spend some time with my Son and his family. Owning my business makes it difficult for me to see as much of my family as I would like but I make every effort to see them whenever I can. I am looking forward to Boxing day when all of my family will be with me and I will be cooking Christmas lunch for twelve! Only five weeks to go!

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Tripadvisor

I don't think many people are aware that anyone can put a comment on Tripadvisor and unfortunately it can be very damaging to a business. Friends, relatives and PR companies are sometimes asked to put  a glowing report for a certain hotel on Tripadvisor likewise a competitor can put a very damaging report about a hotel on Triadvisor to try to ruin a business. I always accept constructive critisism and act on it immediately but I find it hard to accept a damaging critisism put on Tripadvisor that I don't feel warrants such a tirade of abuse. It can not only be damaging to the hotel in question but it is also very hurtful to my  staff most of whom have been at The Cloud Hotel for many years and are committed to creating an hotel of excellence. Referring to the comments put on Tripadvisor recently I cannot recall anyone sending their meal back because it was inedible or even leaving their food. If it was inedible why weren't we told? I always speak to all my customers whatever their age if they are approachable but sometimes a person's body language tells me they want to be left alone and I respect that. It is the last week of October and The Cloud Hotel is 99% full and most of the customers have been before, some of them many times so we must be doing something right. I accept that we cannot please everyone but if a customer is so dissatisfied with our service it would be nice to be told at the time so we can put it right.

The AA inspector stayed at The Cloud Hotel in April this year. We were not  aware of his presence until he introduced himself on his departure the following morning. I would like to quote some of his report.

'The Cloud Hotel continues to impress. Notably well run, Mrs Owton stands out as a leader. This inspection achieved commendable results, justly deserving a continued recommendation at Two Star classifiaction, and with an increased and impressive AA Merit score of 84%.'

Two Star represents the facilities at the hotel and the 84% Merit score represents the quality of the hotel. ie the cleanliness, the service and quality of food and the hospitality.

The report continued.

'Hospitality and service were key strengths, host led, many of the team also deserve praise for their smiling friendly approach to all guests, little wonder at the success of this business. Service too was well managed, all aspects most professional and attentive, booking and arrival particularly stood out. Physically the hotel is in great shape, bedrooms are very comfortable, especially beds which are well dressed with great linen and high specification mattresses. The kitchen team also deserve praise,enjoyable dining, fresh, hot and appetising dishes. Housekeeping too deserve a mention, delightfully clean throughout. Continued success seems assured at The Cloud'

The AA are producing another Guide 'Best Hotels in Britain' and The Cloud Hotel has been invited to be included in this Guide.

I hope I shall have the pleasure of welcoming you to The Cloud Hotel, a place to unwind and relax.

Avril

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning

The Cloud Hotel took part in The Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday September 24th in aid of
Macmillan Cancer Support. It was lovely to see so many friends and business colleagues and we raised £620-00. Thank you to everyone who came and supported the day.

The leaves on the trees are slowly changing colour and the evenings are beginning to draw in. The clocks go back at the end of October and the golden hue of the Autumn colours will be at their best in late October and early November. It's a lovely time of year to visit the New Forest National Park and unwind and relax before the Christmas rush. Lymington Market is held on a Saturday and is a great place to do your Christmas shopping and get some bargains. There are also some lovely shops in Lymington where you can browse and avoid the rush and crowds you experience in the big cities. There is a direct train service to Lymington Town from Brockenhurst so you don't even need to take the car and worry about the parking. Alternatively Brockenhurst and New Milton are also good shopping centres with lovely gift shops, Pot Pourri in Brockenhurst and Inspiration in New Milton both shops well worth a visit.

If you don't feel like shopping bring your warm clothes and wellington boots and go for long walks in the New Forest or along the seafront at Milford-on-Sea before returning to The Cloud Hotel to relax in front of the log fire whilst enjoying one of our famous cream teas.

I am just about to launch our new website designed by Karl Jones of kn media. Karl designed my present website but like dance, business can never stand still so I felt it was time to redesign it. It should go live by the end of this week so I hope you will like it.

It's been another busy week for me because as well as a full hotel and busy restaurant I was booked to do a talk for the Lymington Town Yacht Club on Wednesday evening and for The Foresters Flower Club in Copythorne on Thursday evening.

The Wessex Women meet on Wednesday 12th October to hear Karen Guttridge of Slim Focus speak on 'Change your Thinking Change Your Weight' a subject most women are quite passionate about! I go Nordic walking with Karen three times a week and feel so much fitter and slimmer since I've been doing it.

I can't believe how quickly Christmas seems to be creeping up on us. If you want to book your Pre-Christmas lunch or dinner with us do so as soon as possible, bookings are coming in thick and fast so don't leave it too late to book yours and be dissappointed.

We are enjoying an Indian Summer in the New Forest at the moment long may it last.

Avril

Sunday, 12 September 2010

September is one of my favourite months of the year,the children have gone back to school and and there is a feeling of tranquility and calmness about the New Forest. It is also one of the busiest months of the year at The Cloud Hotel when guests are hoping to enjoy an Indian Summer before the dark evenings set in. However the New Forest is still a great place to visit in the Autumn and Winter months. From around the third week in September the New Forest Ponies, cattle and donkeys are joined by pigs! The pigs are let loose on the New Forest by Commoners to hoover up the acorns which are poisonous to ponies and cattle. Guests are always surprised to see a family of pigs wandering across the car park of the Cloud Hotel. The Autumn colours are at their best towards the end of October and beginning of November and are quite stunning on a sunny day and we can still have plenty of sunny days in November. October is the rutting season for the deer and herds of deer can often be spotted  in the open spaces of the New Forest opposite the Cloud Hotel. As soon as it gets chilly we light the log fire at the Cloud Hotel and you can just unwind and relax with your favourite book in one of our warm cosy lounges.

My life continues to be very busy as I continue to do talks, attend events both locally and in London as well as running The Cloud Hotel. On September 3rd I attended the official opening of the Pavilion Dance in Bournemouth. Having performed at the Pavilion Theatre in two summer shows and a pantomime in the sixties I was interested to see this new project. I was so impressed with the new facilities, wonderful spacious studios and a small intimate theatre for performances. We were entertained by some energetic and talented Street Dancers. It is so rewarding for someone like myself who is so passionate about dance to see such talented and enthusiastic young dancers putting their heart and sole into their performance. Dancing gives you discipline, stamina and drive that can be taken into any profession.

Earlier that day I had been invited to join the Retired Partners [staff] of Tyrell and Green for lunch at the Masonic Hall in Southampton. Following a delicious lunch I had the pleasure of presenting my talk 'The Show Goes On' to them. I'm always apprehensive when presenting a talk after lunch because it's the time of day people often drift off to sleep but I managed to keep all 90 of them awake, even the 95 year old!
Recently I was lucky enough to be approached by Emmett & Smith a PR company in London to be interviewed by Good Housekeeping Magazine. I had a great day in London being photographed by such vibrant and talented young people and the article is in the October issue of Good Housekeeping.

Finally a reminder about The World's Biggest Coffee Morning to be held on Friday September 24th, we are holding a coffee morning at The Cloud Hotel to which everyone is welcome but there is almost certain to be a coffee morning in your area so do support it as this coffee morning raises thousands of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Avril

Thursday, 19 August 2010

I'm delighted to report that the weather did  improve for the New Forest Show and I was able to escape from work and enjoy a day relaxing whilst watching some of the excellent displays, one by the gun dogs and another by the Cossacks of the Devils Horsemen who were the star act of the three day event.  I was also able to enjoy a glass of champagne with friends in the Members Enclosure. The New Forest Show is always a great event and if you are thinking of coming  next year it will be held on July 26th - 28th so put it in your diary.

On Thursday August 12th I attended the launch of Women 1st Femail Chef Development programme at the Dorchester Hotel in London. It was launched by Michael Caines one of Britain's most acclaimed chefs. He was AA Chef's Chef of the year in 2007, awarded an MBE in 2006 for services to hospitality as well as having 2 Michelin Stars. Michael lost his right arm in a car accident in 1994 but was back to work part time after two weeks and full time after 4 weeks. Not only is he an inspiration with his positive attitude and determination to not let adversity affect his career but also a charming and down to earth man. He spoke so much sense at the event and recognised that although the hospitality industry is trying to encourage more young women to become chefs it will be challenging for them. I am a great supporter of Women 1st and women in business and of trying to encourage women of all ages to face challenges and take opportunities that are presented to them. Women 1st is part of People 1st the sector skills council for hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism who are trying to elevate the female leaders of tomorrow in the hospitality industry.

As  a woman who has overcome adversity my story is being covered in the October issue of Good Housekeeping. I hope my story will encourage young women to reach their full potential and to never give up. This opportunity was presented  to me by Emmett & Smith a PR company in London who represent Women 1st and I can thoroughly recommend them to anyone who is looking for an excellent PR company to represent their company.

On Friday September 24th The Cloud Hotel is taking part in the The World's Biggest Coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Everyone is welcome to come to the Cloud Hotel between 10-30am and
11-30am to enjoy a cup of coffee and sample one of our delicious homemade chocolate brownies. It's an opportunity to catch up with friends as well as raise funds for a worth while cause.

I can't believe it's nearly September but it is one of my favourite months. The children have returned to school and there is a calm about the month. The days can be warm and sunny but the evenings are beginning to draw in and get cooler. Autumn is on it's way!

Although our 4 day Christmas Break is fully booked the Pre Christmas lunch and dinner menus are now available. We are already taking bookings from December 1st -24th so if you have a specific date in mind for your Pre Christmas celebrations please call to book  as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Avril

Thursday, 15 July 2010

New Forest and Hampshire County Show is coming to Brockenhurst

After a few weeks of beautiful suuny weather we have just experienced a week of dismal weather. However it didn't dampen the spirits of our guests as there is so much to do in the area. Bournemouth and Southampton are only a short train ride away and both have lovely shopping centres, theatres and cinemas. The Mayflower Theatre in Southampton is the largest theatre in the South and you can see ballet, opera, some of the biggest names in popular music and comedy as well as touring musicals many direct from the West End. Les Miserables is coming to the Mayflower from Tuesday 24th August-Saturday 11th September. I saw Les Miserables over 20 years ago in the West End and it was brilliant.

It was my pleasure to open an art exhibition last week of Alan Carter's paintings at The ARThouse Gallery Bourne Avenue Bournemouth. Alan was a great friend of mine and I've known him and his lovely wife Julia for many years. Alan started his career as a dancer with the Vic-Wells Ballet [later the Sadlers Wells Ballet, and now The Royal Ballet]. Alan was a talented dancer, choreographer and ballet master as well as an accomplished pianist, composer and writer. He also had a passion for drawing and painting. He died in July 2009 and we all miss him. He was unique and this exhibition of his paintings 'Choreographics' can be viewed in Bournemouth until July28th or visit ac.choreographics@googlemail.com

I'm hoping the weather will improve for the New Forest and Hampshire County Show which is held in Brockenhurst from Tuesday 27th July - Thursday July 29th. This annual show attracts many visitors each year. It is one of the largest agricultural shows in the country and there is something for everyone and a wonderful day out for the whole family.

On Wednesday George Barker joined me for lunch to celebrate his 92nd birthday! George is the last remaining Grandson of John Tiller. John Tiller founded the Tiller girls in 1885 so although I've often been asked I'm NOT one of the ORIGINAL Tiller Girls!  George is an amazing character and still plays the viola in the  Bournemouth Sinfonietta Society, he is a whizz on the computer and still drives everywhere.

I'm still enjoying my nordic walking with Karen Guttridge, being able to just cross the road in front of the hotel and walk for miles in the peace of the New Forest, sometimes only meeting a new forest pony or highland cow is a luxury I can enjoy every day.

Avril

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Leave the car behind!

I have just returned from attending the British Hospitality Annual lunch at the Grosvenor House hotel in London. I always enjoy these events as I meet up with my colleagues in the hospitality industry and it gives me a chance to exchange ideas, network and enjoy an excellent lunch. I sometimes smile to myself when I am sitting in the Great Hall at the Grosvenor House Hotel in my role as an hotelier, 45 years ago I was in the Great Hall performing cabaret with the Tiller Girls! I go to London by train as it is a first class service to London Waterloo and only takes 1hr and 35 mins. If you book on line in advance with South West Trains there are some excellent deals to be had. If you want to come to The Cloud Hotel and avoid all the traffic 'let the train take the strain'. You can bring your bikes on the train and enjoy cycling in the New Forest. There are some great cycle tracks for you to enjoy and very few hills! Your bikes will be safe overnight in our secure covered bike shed.

Moving on! The New Forest Tour is back. The two open top buses run seven days a week and follow a circular loop including Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst and Beaulieu. The New Forest Tour is the best way to see more, explore more and enjoy more of the New Forest National Park. Passengers can literally  hop on and off the bus at the different attractions. Tickets cost £9-00 per adult and you can enjoy a unique day out without the car.

I have started Nordic Walking on a regular basis with Karen Guttridge of Slim focus. Karen is a member of the Wessex Women. I wanted to do some exercise and this seemed an excellent way of getting fit again as I am in an ideal location for it. We just cross the road in front of the hotel and we are in the New Forest with acres of open common land to walk across, avoiding the new forest ponies, highland cattle and donkeys that are grazing on the forest of course.

The summer hanging baskets are in full bloom bringing a mass of colour to the exterior of the hotel and the secluded garden. I'm hoping this lovely weather will last and we can all enjoy being outside in the fresh air.

Avril

Friday, 28 May 2010

Summer Weather at Last!

It's been another busy week at The Cloud Hotel with temperatures reaching 25 degrees centigrade. A really good start to the day is eating a freshly cooked breakfast in the sunshine before enjoying the beautiful countryside and wildlife of the New Forest and with the temperatures better than Spain last week our guests were delighted to be-able to enjoy their breakfast on the patio.It was also good to see the garden being used by guests celebrating a Golden Wedding Anniversary, a special Birthday and a small Wedding Reception. The glorious weather enabled them all to enjoy their pre lunch drinks in our lovely garden and relax after their lunch in the garden with their coffee.

As The New Forest National Park is getting busy now that summer is approaching a tip to avoid the congestion and delays at Lyndhurst. If you are coming from the M27 can I suggest you leave the motorway at junction 2. Follow the signs to Beaulieu until you see the sign to Lyndhurst follow the signs to Lyndhurst you will then come into Lyndhurst on the bottom road avoiding all the traffic coming from Cadnam.

Twenty ladies attended this month's Wessex Women's Network evening at The Cloud Hotel and we were given a very interesting talk by David Bridges from the Countryside Education Trust based at the Out of Town Centre in Beaulieu. The Countryside Education Trust is an educational charity established in 1975 that provides environmental education in the New Forest to the whole community. It also welcomes disadvantaged children to have a residential countryside experience. For more information visit http://www.cet.org.uk/

On Thursday I attended The Business Southampton Working lunch at Kutis Thai Restaurant. It was hosted by Gareth Lewis, Business Editor of the Southern Daily Echo. I enjoyed an excellent lunch and listened to two inspiring speakers. Sian Thomas  Artistic Director of Celebrations of the Festival of Hats to be held in Winchester 1st -4th July http://www.hatfair.co.uk/  and Wayne Hemmingway MBE founder of the new annual event Vintage Festival to be held at Goodwood 13th-15th August. http://www.vintageatgoodwood.com/ Both these events sound fun and well worth a visit.

I am looking forward to a busy weekend at The Cloud Hotel and hope we will have some pleasant weather for the customers to enjoy!

Avril

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Busy Week at The Cloud Hotel

The Cloud Hotel was fully booked this week and although there was a cold wind the sun shone most days and the customers were able to enjoy The New Forest at its best. Spring is a lovely time of year in The New Forest, the trees are a fresh lush green, the bluebells are out and the foals and baby donkeys roam the forest and can be seen grazing outside the hotel. Even after 34 years at The Cloud I still get a thrill at seeing the New Forest wake up from the dull winter months. Many guests visited Exbury Gardens in the heart of the New Forest National Park and reported that the gardens are a mass of colour with the azaleas and rhododendrons at their best just now. For anyone who has not visited Exbury gardens they really are magnificent, full of colour and well  worth a visit. If you have difficulty walking they provide a buggy tour and a railway journey to see the gardens in comfort. The Cloud Hotel still has vacancies for the May Bank Holiday which is an ideal opportunity to visit Exbury Gardens before they lose all their colour. SPECIAL OFFER if you stay for 2 nights you can have the 3rd night FREE from £180-00 per person dinner bed and breakfast for 3 nights. If you enjoy cycling we can provide you with a secure covered bike shed to store your bicycles and for the walkers you only need to cross the road to enjoy miles of open forest.

Today is much warmer and I am hoping I can turn off the central heating soon and my guests will be-able to relax and un-wind in our secluded garden. It will be nice to be-able to get out our summer clothes!

The highlight of my week was receiving the written AA Quality Standards Report following our recent inspection.  The Inspector praised every area of The Cloud Hotel and to quote his final comment 'Continued success seems assured at The Cloud Hotel' Thanks is due to my excellent team of staff many of whom have worked and supported me for over 10 years.

Avril

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Staff Take Part in Midnight Ramble

On Saturday April 24th seven members of staff at The Cloud Hotel completed the Midnight Ramble to Hurst Castle and back to raise money for Oakhaven Hospice and still managed to be back at work for breakfast on Sunday morning. Over 700 walkers took part in this event that was started last year and looks like it is going to be an annual fund raising event, raising thousands of pounds for the Hospice. At The Cloud Hotel we are committed to raising money for our chosen charities and congratulations to all of those who took part.

I'm delighted to report that one of my longest serving and loyal members of staff has returned to work after a long illness. Last year Sue Baker was unexpectedly taken ill and  has been missed by my regular customers and all of us at The Cloud Hotel but she is now fully recovered and back serving breakfast again. Welcome back Sue.

On Wednesday I attended the IoD Convention at The Albert Hall in London. I've always enjoyed this event as I meet other business owners and listen to some very well known business leaders. I usually return to The Cloud Hotel highly motivated and inspired by what I have heard during the day but this year it was overtaken by the election campaign and to me the most entertaining and inspiring speaker of the day was Emma Harrison CBE Chairman of A4e a company she set up in 1991 to provide skills and employment training for workers made unemployed by the decline in Sheffield's steel industry. Emma not only inspires you with her advice but also has a wonderful sense of humour.

We are looking forward to a busy Bank Holiday week-end in The New Forest and hope we will enjoy some suuny weather!

The Cloud Hotel

Saturday, 24 April 2010

The Inspector Calls

It was a beautiful sunny morning in the New Forest and Spring was in the air. The Cloud Hotel was busy as usual when two of our guests who had stayed the night at the Hotel checked out and announced they were the AA Hotel Inspectors. My morning meetings had to be postponed so I could sit with them to hear their comments and the report of their stay. I'm always slightly apprehensive at the start of a meeting  with the AA Inspectors although I have been the Proprietor of The Cloud Hotel for 34 years. However on this occasion I could not have experienced a more positive and encouraging meeting and in no way did I feel intimidated. I was able to express my concerns about the Star ratings and how they are perceived by the general public. Bed and Breakfast establishments, Guest houses, Public Houses and Inns used to be awarded Diamonds and Hotels were awarded Stars. This was changed a few years ago and now all accommodation establishments are awarded Stars but are judged on what level of accommodation they provide. For example a Bed and Breakfast establishment can be awarded 5 stars but based on Bed and Breakfast facilities, likewise for Guest Accommodation and Public Houses etc. I feel this is confusing for the general public. The Cloud Hotel has 2 AA Stars based on its facilities as a small hotel, for example the hotel does not have a lift, a night porter or offer a laundry service but the Inspectors gave the hotel a first class report for service, cleanliness, food, efficiency and my friendly and loyal staff and increased the Cloud Hotel's Merit score to 84%. The merit score is often not recognised by the general public but it is awarded for the quality of the services offered by the hotel as opposed to the facilities. I was delighted to have such positive feedback by such professional and encouraging Inspectors. Having good feedback lifts everyone's spirits and encourages everyone to do even better in the future. Seeing the sunshine,the fresh green shoots on the trees and the foals grazing outside the hotel as well as a newly born donkey trotting by staying close to his mother as people try to get a photo of him adds to the surroundings and atmosphere of a very good day at The Cloud Hotel.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Welcome to the Cloud Hotel in the New Forest National Park

The Cloud Hotel in the New Forest National Park offers relaxing and comfortable surroundings for your New Forest holiday. The Cloud Hotel enjoys unspoilt views across the open forest and the famous New Forest ponies can often be seen near the Hotel entrance.

With Spring in the air, we have put some Cloud Hotel special offers in place for the coming months including April and May, with 1 night accommodation FREE!

This year we are offering midweek Spring Breaks with 4 nights stay for the price of 3 or 5 nights stay for the price of 4. For the May Bank Holiday weekend, we have another offer - our special weekend break, with 3 nights for the price of 2 including Dinner, Bed and Breakfast.

Please see our main website for further offers or to contact us.