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“perfect place to relax and enjoy Isle of Wight”
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Hillside Hotel
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Ventnor
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 July 2011

Hillside Hotel is a wonderful place to spend your get away, whether it be a quick weekend or few weeks there is no other place I've stayed that I have loved as much as Hillside.

The people who run Hillside, from the restaurant to the cleaners make the experience on the Isle of Wight ... complete! I highly recommend this little piece of Heaven to anyone and everyone!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 July 2011

We went to Hillside by National Express bus from Heathrow to Portsmouth Southsea, and by hovercraft to Ryde. From Ryde we travelled by bus to Ventnor and took in the sights on the way.

Hosts Gert and Anna warmly welcomed us to the hotel on arrival.

Our room was on the first floor and overlooked the ocean and the township. It was light and airy and spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished and included a heated bathroom floor and towel rack for that extra bit of comfort!

Breakfast and dinner are served in the dining room and both are a gourmands delight.

We especially enjoyed the morning porridge and full English breakfast and the three-course dinners each night which were varied and delicious.

We managed to visit most of the island during our eight day stay and recommend Osborne House at East Cowes, Shanklin Old village, The Needles, Cowes and the many picturesque walks around the island

We spent a day in Portsmouth where we visited HMS Warrior, HMS Victory and the Mary Rose - a must see!

If you do not have a car there is a very good bus service available which services most of the island.

We fully endorse all the good reports about Hillside that have been posted on Trip Advisor.

We were really well looked after by Gert and Anna, also by Bitte and Chris during our stay at the hotel.

When leaving Hillside we went by taxi to Ryde pier and caught the Wightlink ferry to Portsmouth Hard.

This hotel is a role model for other hotels and we would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 July 2011

A wonderful find . Everyone made us so welcome . Nothing was too much trouble.
Within a few hours we were so relaxed and felt we were extra special. Definately worth a second visit. Thank you.from Brenda & Len

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 July 2011

This is a delight, lovely house, great food, and wonderful staff

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 June 2011

Had to travel to Isle of Wight on business for 2 days and booked the Hillside based on reviews on Tripadvisor. The stay was simply fantastic ! The staff could not have been kinder, and made you feel like part of their family. The room was simply decorated, but immaculately clean, very comformtable and had everything you could ask for. It had free wifi access in the room and a flat screen tv as well. Nothing was too much trouble, and my stay couldn't have been nicer. I can't recommend it enough.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 June 2011

My wife and I wanted to find a suitable hotel where we could be pampered for a few days of R&R. We selected the Hillside primarily because of its No.1 position on Trip Advisor.

We were not disappointed. The hotel is beautiful, having recently undergone an extensive renovation, and the service and attention is absolutely first class. Cannot be faulted.

If you're looking for somewhere peaceful, relaxing and where you will be well looked after, then look no further than the Hillside.

You will not be disappointed.

We will definitely be going back.

J & G, Taunton

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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 June 2011

Booked to stay here on the strength of good reviews and was not disappointed. From the moment we arrived we were treated fantastically. The owners could not do enough and made the experience like staying at a friend's house for the weekend rather than a hotel. We ate in on one evening and whilst not everyone will like the idea of a set menu at a set time - give it a go! Excellent food, excellent service and a very very nice evening. Lovely room and who wants to make your own tea in your room when you can have it relaxing down stairs and reading the paper! When we left it was only au revoir, not good bye. Will definitely return when I go back to the island.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hillside Hotel

Address: 151 Mitchell Avenue, Ventnor PO38 1DR, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Ventnor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Ventnor
Price Range: £152 - £185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hillside Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hillside is a charming 18th-century Grade II listed Hotel built of mellow stone and thatch, with panoramic sea views and a southerly aspect. Set within 5 acres, backed by St. Boniface Down overlooking the Victorian town of Ventnor, Hillside's location is delightful in summer, sheltered and cosy in winter. Hillside has 2 eateries: Hillside Restaurant and Hillside Bistro giving super choices for lunch and evening meals of highest standard. Hillside is welcoming individuals and groups. Hillside Hotel is a calm place to relax and enjoy great company and presence. ... more   less 
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