Solent Hotel & Spa

Rookery Avenue, Whiteley, Fareham, PO15 7AJ

From £60.00 per person

Our customer rating: 5/5

About

Desperately seeking relaxation, exploration or recreation? A spa break to the gorgeous Solent Hotel & Spa gives you all three. With an award-winning spa, an incredible location between Southampton and Portsmouth and more leisure facilities than you can waft an aromatherapy candle at, this Hampshire haven will help you unwind without a care in the world.

Don’t be fooled by its modern exterior. Step inside and you’ll find character and artful design touches in abundance, from the large, open-plan reception with its grand staircase to the chic parquet flooring eclectically paired with wooden ceiling beams. And, when it comes to spoiling you, this 4-star hotel really has it all, from 117 cosy guest rooms to a first-class AA-rosette awarded restaurant and a stunning al fresco terrace with outdoor grill.

The vibe here is effortlessly relaxed and unfussy. But the cherry on top? A spa with a converted-barn feel that’s the whole pampering package. Swim in the inviting 13m pool, sample the Caudalie and Templespa rituals, or soak in a bubbling outdoor hot tub while sipping on something just as effervescent. There’s even a gym with an activity studio crammed so you can work out while you chill out.

Squirrelled away between mature woodland and ancient meadowland, you’ll feel like you're miles away from anywhere. But despite its retreat-like atmosphere, the hotel has cities, coast and countryside on its doorstep. Because it’s just off the M27, Southampton and Portsmouth make for easy day trips, but you’re also close to the New Forest and the postcard-pretty seaside villages dotted along the coastline.

Outdoorsy type? Lace up your walking boots and head to nearby Manor Farm Country Park and Titchfield Haven Nature Reserve. More of a shop til you dropper? The Whiteley Shopping Centre in Fareham will scratch your retail itch - it’s just a 15-minute walk away.

When you’re tired of shopping, strolling and sightseeing, your comfortable bed at the fabulous Solent Hotel & Spa beckons. And with such a superb range of amenities to enjoy whilst you’re here, every visit feels like an extra special one. 

Popular Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Outdoor woodland hot tub
  • Colour therapy sauna
  • Fibre optic steam room
  • Relaxation lounge
  • Activity studio
  • Fully equipped, air conditioned gym
  • FYR Restaurant Bar & Grill
  • Garden bar
  • The Meadow offering a unique setting for outdoor dining

Packages

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1 Night Sunday Getaway

  • Overnight accommodation
  • Full English breakfast
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • 25% OFF any treatments pre-booked
  • 25% OFF food and beverage
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 2pm
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From £89.00 per person

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Morning Ritual

  • 1 treatment, up to 50 minutes
  • Delicious two course lunch
  • Two hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • Arrive at 9am - Depart by 2pm
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Afternoon Ritual

  • 1 treatment, up to 50 minutes
  • Afternoon tea
  • Two hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • Arrive at 12pm - Depart by 5pm
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1 Night Spa Break

  • 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Dinner to the value of £30 per person
  • Breakfast
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • 10% OFF any additional treatments pre-booked
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am
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Morning Simple Ritual

  • Light lunch
  • Three hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • Arrival time TBA
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Taste of Wellness

  • 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
  • Delicious two course lunch
  • Two hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • Arrive at 10am - Depart by 2.30pm
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Twilight Ritual

  • 1 treatment, 50 minutes
  • Two hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Dinner with a glass of Prosecco
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and slippers
  • Arrive at 4pm
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1 Night Nyetimber Luxury Break

  • 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Half bottle of Nyetimber in your room upon arrival
  • A full size bottle of Nyetimber
  • Two Nyetimber glasses
  • Pre-dinner cocktail
  • £30pp allocation towards dinner
  • Full breakfast
  • Temple Spa gift set to take home
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am
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2 Night Spa Break

  • 2 treatments, 80 minutes
  • 2 Night accommodation
  • Light lunch on one day
  • Dinner on both nights to the value of £30 per person
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
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  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am
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Details

Towel and robes providedYes
Length of pool13m
No. of treatment rooms8
Dual treatment roomsYes
Max no. in group6
Lockers availableYes
Product houseCaudalie, Temple Spa and Jessica
Additional InformationAdult swim times: 11am - 3pm daily/7pm - 10pm Mon - Thurs/ 7pm - 9pm Fri - Sun
Minimum age16
Local attractionsHovercraft Musuem, Portchester Castle, Westbury Manor Museum & Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve
No. of bedrooms117
Check-in time15:00
Use facilities before check in timeYes to use facilities
Dress codeSmart/casual
Hotel Accessible accessYes
Electric car charging pointYes

Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Outdoor woodland hot tub
  • Colour therapy sauna
  • Fibre optic steam room
  • Relaxation lounge
  • Activity studio
  • Fully equipped, air conditioned gym
  • FYR Restaurant Bar & Grill
  • Garden bar
  • The Meadow offering a unique setting for outdoor dining

The Spa & Wellness at Solent Hotel & Spa

Whether you’re planning a catch-up, a celebration, or some one-on-one time with your nearest and dearest, nothing says indulgence quite like a spa break to the Solent Hotel & Spa. When it comes to spoiling you, you’re in safe hands - the spa won Best Spa Manager and Best Health and Fitness Spa at the World Luxury Spa Awards in 2022.

This oasis of tranquility looks out onto the lush greenery of woodlands and meadows - the perfect setting for your day of sheer escapism. Put your robe on and your worries down, because everything you need to unwind is right here. 

First stop, the indoor pool. Set in a space that looks like a converted barn thanks to its wooden-beamed ceiling, 13m of tranquil azure water awaits for laps or a refreshing dip. Lounge poolside with a book, or go on a sensory journey through the hot tub, colour therapy sauna and fibre optic steam room

Eight zen-like treatment rooms encourage you to drift off and let go. Alongside results-driven facials and body rituals from Mediterranean brand Templespa, you’ll find a whole menu of Caudalie treatments to try. This family-owned French skincare brand uses natural ingredients from vines and grapes.

Just be sure to leave time to bathe in nature with a glass of bubbly at the outdoor hydrotherapy pool, found in the hotel’s own meadow. Although you pay extra (currently £45 per hour for two people, maximum six people, price subject to change), you’ll get this treat all to yourselves for one luxurious hour. 

Apply the final finishing touches to your spa escape with a mani/pedi or beauty treat, then float out of the spa, glowing from top to toe.

The Gym & Fitness at Solent Hotel & Spa

Serious about your fitness? So is the Solent Hotel & Spa. Whether you’re already a self-confessed gym bunny or a total newbie, friendly staff are on-hand to help you reach your full fitness potential.

The gym here has all the machines you need for a full-body workout, with state-of-the-art features and technology to help you in reaching your goals. Love gizmos and gadgets? You’ll enjoy the latest Technogym equipment, along with running machines, cross trainers and weights.

Add some variety to your workout with a group exercise session. Great if you don’t like to go it alone, the weekly timetable is crammed with classes, from low-intensity options like yoga, Flex & Stretch or Yin meditation, to high-energy cardio sessions such as indoor cycling and Spin. They’re a fantastic way to get fit and have fun with friends.

But if your idea of a workout involves lungfuls of fresh air amid stress-busting scenery, you’re in for a treat. The hotel has its own floodlit tennis courts and a petanque course for a bit of friendly competition, along with a nature trail heading out from the grounds through the beautiful woodland.

Restaurants & Food at Solent Hotel & Spa

Suitably pampered, it’s time to spoil yourself with some indulgent eating and drinking. Luckily at the Solent Hotel & Spa, you’ll find the food is every bit as fine as the spa treatments…

FYR

At this theatrical AA-rosette-awarded restaurant chefs cook on an open-fire grill so you get to watch all the action! Feel entertained as you sample the freshest local seafood and grilled meats, served alongside an expertly-curated drinks menu. Dishes here are all about great-quality ingredients, cooked simply to allow the flavours and textures to shine. Make sure you try the FYR signature steak. It’s aged for a minimum of 28 days and cooked to your exact specifications - right in front of your eyes!

Meadow Bar

Time for a sundowner? The adjoining Meadow Bar makes a great spot for an al fresco cocktail or two, served with light bites like nibbles, bar snacks and sandwiches. Backing onto a charming woodland, there’s also a fantastic firepit to gather around with marshmallows for cooler evenings. 

Parson’s Collar

Located just over the road but still owned by the hotel, the Parson’s Collar is the Solent Hotel’s very own pub. With a modern setting and a sunny beer garden, you can go for a tipple (including the hotel’s own award-winning Thwaites Ale), a wood-fired pizza or some traditional pub grub.

Spa Location

Solent Hotel & Spa

Solent Hotel & Spa

Rookery Avenue
Whiteley
Fareham
PO15 7AJ
01489 880027

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How to get to the Spa?

By train: Stanwick station is closest to the hotel at 1.4 miles away. Despite its name, the station is actually in Fareham. The station is served by trains from Southern and South Western Railway, and destinations you can reach from Stanwick include Southampton Central, Brighton, London Victoria, Portsmouth and Southsea. Alternatively, Southampton Parkway station is five miles from the hotel. 

By bus: The number 28 bus goes from Fareham to the Solent Hotel & Spa.

By car: The hotel is a short distance from junction 9 of the M27. The postcode for your satnav is PO15 7AJ.

Parking: Parking is free and plentiful, and there are a number of E. On electric vehicle chargers you can use. Either download the E. On Charge app or use the pay-as-you-go option shown on the charge point. 

Reviews

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Lovely spa
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

Lovely spa had a great massage and great food. Rooms are lovely, beds very comfortable and I loved the white company amenities. Only downside was that there were no dental kits available which is a necessity for me.

Leila Dadjooyi, London

Lovely Afternoon
  • 4 Service
  • 2 Quality
  • 4 Satisfaction

Lovely afternoon ritual. Great value package. Staff very helpful.

Zoe Doy, Gosport

Fabulous experience!
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 4 Satisfaction

The spa facilities were well appointed. The pool and Jacuzzi were warm. Very luxurious surroundings. The back massage treatments were brilliant and we all left relaxed! We also indulged in afternoon tea. For the most part it was lovely, with friendly and efficient service. The vegan cream tea was a disappointment! We had to request replacement scones and there was no vegan cream, just margarine. The sandwiches were also disappointing- jam and salad (not in one sandwich!) If this was a better thought out aspect of the experience, it would have made it a perfect day!

Rachel McDaid, Dorchester

Spa break
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

Brilliant time for both of us. Great food, service and the spa was awesome! We will be back!

Derek McCormack, Wimborne

Spa day with a treatment and lunch
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

Fabulous spa day, facilities were amazing - swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room - all the facilities including the changing rooms were spacious, clean, well equipped and plenty of space for the number of guests. The staff were brilliant, friendly, efficient and working hard to ensure the experience was what the customer wanted. Lunch was served in the hotel restaurant, the food was delicious and again the staff were friendly and efficient.

Hilary Nash, Fareham

Absolutely lovely experience
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

My daughter and I have had a few spa days and experiences but we think this was our favourite place so far, even of the New Forest Hotels. The massage was lovely and we will come back definitely.

Mary Gates, Lymington Hampshire

Kim is wonderful
5 / 5

We stayed as my sisters wedding was closeby and we really enjoyed our time! Kim who works in the bar area is amaaaaazing! She looked after us so so so well, and made our evening! She was so...... Read more

Highly recommend
5 / 5

1 of the best full body massages I’ve had for a long time I had Istvan He was professional, very knowledgeable and skilled. Would definitely recommend. I loved the products they used, including the...... Read more

Disappointed
2 / 5

My husband booked a week at the Solent Spa Hotel for my birthday and early retirement. We had our dog with us as the Hotel advertised itself as being dog friendly - we were not allowed in the...... Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Solent Hotel & Spa do afternoon tea?

It does. Sweeten up your spa day with a delicious afternoon tea served in the lounge, or in Solent Hotel & Spa’s FYR restaurant. Beautifully presented, the artisanal sandwiches include tasty seasonal flavours and a few twists on the traditional. Prawn cocktail pretzel bun, anyone?

Add a glass of something sparkling if the occasion calls. But just make sure you leave room for some bite-sized cakes and Earl Grey scones with strawberry preserve and Cornish clotted cream. 

Does the Solent Hotel & Spa have a swimming pool?

It sure does. Set in a converted barn-style building complete with wooden beams, you’ll find 13 glorious metres to swim in. It’s ideal for lengths, laps or a spot of aqua aerobics (currently held every Monday and Wednesday).

Does the Solent Hotel & Spa offer accommodation?

The hotel has 117 rooms, with categories ranging from Signature rooms to suites. Here on a special occasion when only the best will do? Book a Premier Suite. With a large lounge area and a spacious bedroom, there’s a complimentary mini-bar with beers, wines and soft drinks to quaff and you’ll get a White Company gift set to take home.

What time is check-in and check-out at the Solent Hotel & Spa Hotel?

You’re welcome to check in from 3pm, but if you arrive earlier the hotel will happily store your luggage. Check out is normally by 11am but you can request a later check out for a small supplement, subject to availability.

Is the Solent Hotel & Spa accessible?

Yes, it is. Facilities include accessible bedrooms, a lift, disabled parking and level access.

What is there to do near Solent Hotel & Spa?

A stay at the Solent Hotel offers more than just a luxury spa. It also makes the ideal base if you wanted to explore the South coast, or take a trip to the buzzing neighbouring cities of Southampton or Portsmouth. Hampshire itself is home to stately homes, grand palaces and great open spaces, so there’s plenty to discover right on the hotel’s doorstep. 

Visit Portsmouth’s historic dockyard for a spot of history and culture. Witness the changing seasons with a visit to Titchfield Nature Reserve or enjoy a romantic walk around New Forest. 

Who owns Solent Hotel & Spa?

Solent Hotel & Spa is part of Daniel Thwaites, a unique collection of award-winning inns, hotels, and spa hotels across England. Established in 1807, Daniel Twaites is family-owned and Lancashire-based.

Is Solent Hotel & Spa family friendly?

While the spa is only available to over 16s, children can splash in the swimming pool on weekdays between 6am and 11am and 3pm and 7pm, and on weekends from 7am to 11am and 3pm and 7pm.  

At the hotel, kids are treated as proper V I Little Ps, with mini dressing gowns, special toiletries of their own, drinks and snacks on arrival, milk and homemade cookies before bedtime and seasonal activity packs. A games room is available in the school holidays, while family and interconnecting rooms ensure everyone has a comfy bed.

The hotel makes a great base for a family adventure. Why not take the kids to Paultons Theme Park – the home of Peppa Pig World? 

Is the Solent Hotel & Spa dog-friendly?

It’s not just dog-friendly. Canine companions get the full red-carpet treatment at the Solent Hotel & Spa. You’ll find three dog-friendly ground-floor with dog beds, along with welcome packs for your pooch, complete with poo bags and locally-sourced dog biscuits.

Four-legged guests are welcome in the hotel’s bar and lobby areas, and can sniff around the grounds if you keep them on a lead. Want more of a ramble? Just a short drive takes you to some fabulously dog-friendly beaches.

Does the Solent Hotel & Spa have a golf course?

There’s not a golf course on-site, but Cams Hall Estate Golf Club is just over a ten-minute drive away. Built in the grounds of an old stately home and surrounded by water on three sides, the Peter Alliss and Clive Clark-designed creek course offers a different challenge every time you play it. It includes two long par 5s, plenty of trees and undulating greens with tricky pin positions.