We enjoyed our previous stays so much (and the cycling opportunities on the IOW) that we booked again. Gert and the team really know the meaning of the word hospitality and it is testiment to them that we again found our expecations being exceeded......we only stayed two nights but felt like we had been away for a week. Spotlessly clean, one of the best breakfasts I can remember (sufficient to fuel a lap of the island on our bikes without much of stop!!) and first class attentive service.
We dined at hillside both evenings and we were treated to great food. When we go again we will try Gerts new (ish) restaurant in the town which I believe is called Bistro, just for a change.
A couple of the guests we spoke to during our stay were grumbling about rigid check in / check out times and the absense of flexibility on the dining time which is set at 7.00 oclock. I think this would be valid criticism of a larger hotel but I would class hillside as a boutique B & B / small hotel were this kind of practice , in our experience, is common.
Already looking forward to our next trip.....
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hillside Hotel Ventnor, Isle Of Wight