One of a kind, unique, unforgettable, a must see (or stay), THE best in Ventnor, THE best on the Isle of Wight; if you are going to go to the Isle (which you should!) then you HAVE TO stay here.
This building has so much character and history and a PERSONALITY of its own. Writers, 19th century personalities, they stayed here. And you can see why! Best views of the sea from this hill top retreat with a lovely garden with peaceful benches overlooking one of the best sea views in the world; lovely conservatory from which to ponder the world away, staring at the sea, palm trees (yes, they grow in this special micro-climate!), and eat your excellent non-greasy Full English. A bar/lounge with comfortable yet hip decor in which to drink the island's excellent local ales. The house has 3 floors--go for the top where you are up high and see it all from your bedroom windows. Just enough of the authentic and homely thatched roof shows (and gives an awesome historic feel to the view!) and the rest is miles of sea. Watch the Brittany ferries slowly meander along. And just the right amount of sun comes in. And remember, 'it's always sunny in Ventnor'! :)
Behind the house is an awesome holm oak-filled cliff with excellent walking trails, views, cows and wild goats! Truly spectacular location. On a sunny day you'll keep thinking you're on a Greek island, not a British one.
You couldn't ask for nicer hosts. My fiancee and I are quite young so they were like parents to us. You can tell they truly care about you and your stay and definitely make it a great one. It was our first time on the island, so we wanted to explore and thus didn't book for dinner at the Hillside, but we know we will next time. You can tell by the breakfast and the menu and the quality of everything else at Hillside that the dinner will be top notch.
Book your room now and enjoy!
- 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