Moonfleet Manor - a luxury family hotel
Child friendly hotel, Dorset – Fleet, Near Weymouth, Dorset
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About Moonfleet Manor - a luxury family hotel
Moonfleet is quirky, relaxed and easy to be in - it also has the most fabulous views and places to explore close by - the kids will love it!
Moonfleet Manor is to be found through two old weathered columns at the end of a long, long lane. Hidden away, it is blessed with a wondrous view overlooking Lyme Bay and the world’s longest stretch of shingle beach – Chesil Beach. We found it on a warm, sunny Spring day, buzzing with people and atmosphere. As with all of the Luxury Family Hotels a line of wellies, in all colours and sizes, greet you at the door before the smiley staff (who looked happy to be working!) and the very friendly live-in dog Spicer (who has since gone I’m sad to say) that greeted the girls with a fantastic tail wagging display that delighted them.
The Away with the Kids review
Moonfleet is like an old eccentric uncle's treasure trove of a home: loads of rooms to explore, loads of interesting things to look at and loads to find. It's friendly, has tons of charisma and provides a truly child-oriented, charming and comfortable base for you all. Rooms are colonial - armchairs and fabrics are faded and worn, antique furniture is used as opposed to adored.
The Luxury Family Hotel ethos is to provide a balance to enable you all to have a holiday with no compromise; therefore it's possible to have a fun, relaxed family time or enjoy time out as a couple, or alone, whilst the kids get to have the time of their lives - all within the grounds - not bad eh? The knowledge that the kids are so genuinely welcomed immediately gives you great freedom to enjoy the hotel.
The hotel comfortingly had muddy foot-prints and other evidence of children around; it provides a fabulous place to chill out and enjoy, not an immaculate environment to fret about. That's not to say Moonfleet fails - it doesn't. All the conveniences that you might expect with LFH are available - relaxed atmosphere, spa treatments, a heated indoor pool, a HUGE indoor play area with ride-on toys, games, nets and table tennis tables, a dedicated Play station/X box room for older kids, a fabulous patio/garden that's gated and safe for the kids to run around and play on the trampoline in whilst you sit and relax at a table enjoying the stunning view. Babysitting can be arranged alternatively baby listening is easy with the fabulous system that is in place.
The Ofsted registered "Four Bear's Den" provides supervised child-care to children between 3 months and around 8 years. Open between 10am and 5pm for supervised play the Den is open all year round from 8am to 8pm and is free for children to use. Sessions are limited to 2 hours at a time, although multiple visits are permissibly, but 2 hours gives you plenty of time to enjoy a leisurely lunch or stroll along the beach. There is a separate area within the crèche specifically for 'newborns'. The new secure outdoor play area gives the children the opportunity to enjoy being outdoors and you get the comfort that they are enjoying the fresh air.
Food is available to satiate you all. Everyone dines together at breakfast and lunch; there are suitable menus for the kids and puree for babies so no need to worry. In the evening, fine dining is the roder of the day were far grander British/French cuisine is prepared for you in the 2AA rosette restaurant at adult dinner time, as well as a good wine list to relax with! When the sun is out the lovely decked patio provides a sheltered sun trap where you can enjoy an al fresco lunch, dinner or perhaps a summer barbecue.
Rooms are quirky and interesting and comfortable. The Deluxe and Luxury doubles enable the kids to share a room with you in travel cots and/or z beds, alternatively if you prefer more space interconnecting rooms are available as are large suites and the huge Coach House rooms which are equipped with sofa beds. Many rooms have sea views. All have big fluffy robes, Elemis toiletries and Egyptian cotton sheets.
Terms & conditions
Please note that these are ‘from’ prices and may vary depending on the day of the week and the hotel’s occupancy levels.
All rates are inclusive of VAT at the current rate.
Rates are per room, per night, based on two adults sharing a room. Interconnecting room rates are for a pair of rooms, per night for up to four adults.
Children up to the age of 16 stay for free in their parent’s room – subject to the suitability of the room to take extra beds. Rates are inclusive of breakfast for two adults and children staying in the same room.
30% non-refundable deposit to be taken by credit/debit card at the time of booking.
50% non-refundable deposit to be taken during school holidays.
Check in & out
Check in is 2pm, check out is 11am.
For individual reservations during school holiday periods or for weekends between 24th March and 31st October 2016, we will charge an additional 70% of the quoted rate for the entire stay for any cancellations within 14 days of arrival.
For individual reservations during any other periods, we will charge an additional 70% of the quoted rate for the entire stay for any cancellations within 72 hours of arrival.
Group bookings are defined as five or more rooms. For group bookings cancelled within 28 days of arrival, we will charge an additional 70% of the entire stay.
Single Occupancy of a double/twin room: a discount of £25 applies for single occupancy on a bed and breakfast basis, and £50 on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.
Should you wish to bring your dog with you, there will be a supplement of £15 per night. Please note that not all bedrooms are suitable for dogs and therefore this option is strictly subject to availability and must be booked in advance.
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