Georgian Hotel & Spa

Location: Haslemere, Surrey

The Georgian Hotel is an elegant town centre hotel with a superb leisure suite and beauty treatment rooms.

Conveniently located just off the A3 south of Guildford and Godalming in the characterful town of Haslemere, the hotel has great bedrooms, pool and spa facilities, an excellent restaurant and cafe bar and good on-site free parking.

The comfortable lounge and secluded gardens provide a perfect place to relax. The gardens are dominated by a large chestnut tree, planted in 1792 and now turned into a fascinating sculpture.

For more information about the hotel please visit their web site

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History

The Georgian Hotel (previously known as the Georgian House Hotel) only become an established hotel after the 1920s. Before this it was a private home known as the 'The White House' with the 'Tudor cottage' attached to the side of it. Early owners of the White House include George Frederick Gordon (1770-1852) and his daughter Emma Gordon (1799-1872), auctioneer, medieval and positivist Rayner Storr (1835-1917), and H.W Mozley who lived at the White House until he died in 1919 and who leased 'Tudor Cottage' to Lady Dorothy Neville.

The Georgian Hotel is named for the founder of the US colony of Georgia, Sir James Edward Oglethorpe, who lived just up the street from the house and was MP for Haselmere.

In 1730 Oglethorpe and about twenty of his friends submitted an application to King George II for a charter to establish a new colony between South Carolina and Florida, with the idea of giving worthy British debtors freedom from prison and a chance at a new life in the New World. To give the proposal an added appeal to the King, the new colony would be called 'Georgia'. Oglethorpe himself planned to go to Georgia with the first settlers and supervise the foundation of the colony. So on November 16th 1737, Oglethorpe set sail from Gravesend on the ship 'Anne' with about 120 settlers. They reached the mouth of the Savannah river on February 12th 1733 and Oglethorpe immediately selected a site for the first settlement, which he called Savannah.

The Georgian Hotel commemorates Oglethorpe's achievement in the names of their suites: the Savannah suite and the Augusta Room (named after a second Georgia town Oglethorpe founded in 1735). His portrait stands proudly at the front of the hotel.

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Thank you for the very enjoyable evening on Saturday - the murder mystery was enjoyed by the whole family aged between 14 and 75!
I would highly recommend this to everyone, we have just been on a weekend murder mystery and had the best time, will definitely be booking another one again soon! Thank you for the most amazing weekend.
Wow !! What a great third visit to another Killing Game murder mystery, this time at Haselmere in Surrey !! Already booking our fourth to Sutton Coldfield in the spring. Lovely to see old and new faces in the acting team, the afternoon tea was gorgeous and dinner was divine. Myself and my mum had a great time dressing up and getting involved with the plot even though we only got Nancy Drew certificates this time!! The actors again were spot on and the setting was great, nice to be able to find bodies outside of the main dining room (I like running round looking and finding the dead ones!) Looking forward to the next one already and might even slot in a cheeky dinner murder mystery whilst waiting for the weekend one. Thankyou once again for a memorable weekend of thrilling entertainment.
We had a thoroughly great evening, we all enjoyed ourselves, we did guess who it was but then we all changed our minds as we thought, no we can't have got it right so then we started looking at everyone else and got it wrong. The cast members were all very convincing in their roles and we were able to ask them questions and also to have them sitting with us as part of our group and able to ask questions to them individually we all thought was great, so from our party a very big thank you.
I would like to thank you all for a wonderful 70th birthday weekend. What a lovely way to spend your birthday surrounded by murder and mystery. The actors were always in character but it must have be difficult not to laugh at times - well done. I hope my children will do it again next year for my 69th (going backwards now). I would recommend this type of event to celebrate any occasion.
I just wanted to say what an amazing time we had... I am amazed at how [the actors] were able to stay in character even though they didn't know what was going to be thrown at them. We are hoping to do one again soon... me and my friends would love to make it a regular thing :). The evening was made even more perfect by us winning... A def must for anyone who wants to try a murder mystery. Looking forward to the next one we attend. Thank you for making my best friend's hen perfect.
I just wanted to write and say what a fantastic time we had at your event at The Georgian House Hotel in Haslemere. I've always wanted to go on a murder mystery weekend, and my hen weekend was the perfect opportunity. The venue was lovely, the actors were great and the plot was highly entertaining. A couple of hours in and we were grilling the suspects for all we were worth! I would highly recommend it to anyone, so much so that we are thinking of attending your New Year's Eve event in Oxfordshire to have another go. Thank you to everyone involved for making it a weekend that I'll never forget.