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.