10 Things You Can’t Miss When You Stay at Old Thorns

23rd February 2024 | 7 minute read

Old Thorns Hotel & Resort is the hotel with it all! Most of our guests are in awe when they arrive with the amount of things to do and see during their time at the resort, and often, one night just isn't enough.

We've put together some of our favourite things to do when you next visit us!

Cocktails in the Atrium Cocktail Bar

Our expert mixologists will create a delicious and showstopping cocktail in our Atrium Cocktail Bar, with a varied menu and seasonal specials, you'll be delighted and surprised in this bar. In a glamourous setting, our Atrium Bar offers the perfect location for a pre or post dinner tipple.

"The best thing was the cocktail bar/champagne room and Joel. Absolutely amazing cocktails made by one of the friendliest and lovable mixologist in the country." - Claire, Jan 2024

Milkshakes & Pancakes at Oties

Step into our diner-inspired cafe, Oties! Slide into a booth, enjoy the music and decor, and order from our menu full of sweet treats. Choose from delicious pancakes, waffles, diner classics, milkshakes, smoothies and more.

"Beautiful food, lovely staff, clean restaurant and a lovely afternoon spent hanging out here! We will be back soon. Also highly recommend asking the staff for personal recommendations. We were so happy with ours today!" - Coley, October 2023

Pampering at the Spa

Our 5 Bubble Spa is a must-visit for your stay at Old Thorns! If you've booked a spa day or spa break, you'll have access to our incredible relaxation lounges, and sun terrace and enjoy a relaxing TEMPLESPA treatment. If you've not booked a spa-specific break, you can still add a treatment to your stay, our expert therapists can offer facials, massages, body wraps, manicures and so much more. We recommend booking treatments before your stay as they are very popular!

"My spa treatment by Sophie was genuinely the best one I've had for years! I felt really pampered and relaxed afterwards and enjoyed the vast array of herbal teas available in the spa. The new relaxation rooms are so comfortable. I can't wait to come back!" - Nicola, Feb 2024

Swim in the Pool

Our pool and wellness suite is a stunning hideaway in Elevation Health Club, all overnight guests have complimentary access to our pool area. Spend some time doing lengths or relaxing in our wellness suite which features a sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and hot beds. You'll be able to use these facilities from check in to check out, so plan a visit during your stay!

"The pool was outstanding! The small day spa inside of the pool area was a welcomed surprise and the variety of different areas within that were exciting and unexpected." - Katie, December 2023

Views from the 5th Tee

This view from the 5th Tee is renowned for golfers all over the country and a round on our golf course is not to be missed! Our 18 hole, par 72 championship course offers a challenge for all golfers. Open year round, book your round 30 days ahead of your stay below. Did you know, from our golf course you can see 3 counties, Hampshire, West Sussex and Surrey!

Tribute Nights in the Grand Ballroom

For decades, we've been hosting fabulous tribute nights in our Grand Ballroom, where we welcome to the stage incredible acts performing a tribute to some of the world's greatest artists. With a dancefloor transformed by mirror balls, a delicious dinner included, after the act disco, photobooth and more, these are nights to remember and a great night out.

"We had the most amazing stay 3-5 November weekend. MJ tribute night was fabulous, lovely food and atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening." - Tripadvisor, Nov 2023

Dinner in the Kings Restaurant

Step into our stunning Kings Restaurant and enjoy an evening of wine and dining. Our Executive Chef curates delicious seasonal menus with fresh ingredients, you'll also love our steak stones experience. With unique decor and a stunning view over the rolling hills of the golf course, this is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner or a special dinner with friends. Did you know this is also where we serve our delicious breakfast buffet daily and our legendary carvery on a Sunday!

"We had dinner in the evening and the choice was excellent. Service was brilliant and partly thanks to our waiter Michael. He was so attentive and friendly. We went back for breakfast and it was lovely to have Michael greet us with his friendly smile. Great breakfast choice. Absolutely fab weekend…will be back." - Rosanne, September 2023

Our Penthouse Apartments

Step inside our self-catering apartments! These bright and airy, fully furnished apartments overlooking the golf course are perfect for weekends away with friends or family, celebrations, hen do's, the night before a wedding and more. Our showstopper 3 bedroom penthouse apartment has incredible views of our golf course and has a kitchen, lounge, dining area and 3 ensuite bedrooms.

"This is our 3rd time here which shows how much we enjoy our stay. The 3 bed apartment is a home away from home. And the fact that you can get delicious breakfast at the hotel makes this our go-to every year. It has something for everyone." - Jayne, October 2023

Enjoy a Workout With a View

Elevation Health Club is part of our hotel and is an impressive gym with all the latest gym equipment. Choose to work out in our free weights area, visit our cardio zone and choose from views around the world or take in the real view right in front of you, we also have a TRX, mega rack, climbing wall and a tennis court. So don't forget to bring your gym kit for your next visit.

"The gym is top tier never seen a hotel gym like it." - Lorna, December 2023

Spot our Quirky Memorabilia

Dotted around the resort you'll find our fabulous thrones, intricate wallpaper and quirky features, but did you know we also have an array of film and sporting memorabilia?

We challenge you to find:

  • Bumblebee Transformer
  • T-Rex Wooden Statues
  • Daniel Craig
  • Lifesize Oscars
  • Ironman
  • Signed Sporting shirts
  • Wall of Fame featuring Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, the Beatles and more!

"We love the way the hotel has been accessorised with quirky furniture and fabulous artwork and pictures. Your interior designers have created a beautiful effect…" - James, November 2023

Escape to Old Thorns

With so much to see and do, our countryside hotel is the perfect base for your Hampshire getaway. Whether you are looking to explore the countryside, enjoy fun days out, learn about the history of the area and local villages, visit the beaches or do a spot of shopping, there's something for everyone!

"All in all a wonderful retreat with excellent amenities. Try it, I guarantee you will have a wonderful break away from the hustle and bustle of city life." - Dawn, Nov 2023

"Had honestly the most special time here. From swimming, sauna, gym, evening meal, breakfast, room facilities we loved every second and will be back very soon. One of my favourite places to visit throughout the year. The staff are amazing, every single one of them nothing is too much trouble." Rosie, January 2024

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