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“Lovely, friendly hotel in great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hillside Hotel

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Hillside Hotel
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Ventnor
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Steyning
1 review
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“Lovely, friendly hotel in great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2011

We really enjoyed our stay at Hillside. The owners, Gert and Anna and their staff are wonderful people who go out of their way to make sure that you have a great stay. The food was excellent. The hotel is a beautiful 200 year old building set up on the hill overlooking the bay at Ventnor with a lovely garden and conservatory. The place has been lovingly restored by the current owners to a very high standard. Good combination of old property with a modern twist. Very comfortable bed with good quality bedding in a gorgeous room. I would thoroughly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2011

It was wonderful to return to Hillside and enjoy its comfort and beauty again.
We were welcomed so warmly and our hosts went out of their way to ensure that our stay was happy and comfortable. Everything was impeccably clean and stylish. We enjoyed dinner at the hotel each night and the food was delicious, well balanced and beautifully cooked.

We enjoyed various outings during the day, although the highlight was the Roman Villa at Brading with impressive mosaics and interesting artefacts. It was also perfect for the rainy day as the ruins are under cover! The Garlic Farm was also very worthwhile. Whilst enjoying a delicious lunch there, we were entertained by red squirrels and peacocks which were outside the window near our table.

A perfect stay and we could not have asked for more.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2011

We stayed three nights just after Christmas and had such a warm welcome. Accommodation is immaculate Anna & Gert made us so welcome and put so much effort
Into making us comfortable.
The food was better than we have had in some so called top restaurants.
We were reluctant to post a comment as we want to keep Hillside a secret

  • Stayed December 2010
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2011

There are so many good things i would like to say about Hillside. However i will try to summarize it here. First of all, as someone who had never visited Isle of Wight, i did not know what to expect. I surely did not expect such high standards in terms of cleanness, beautiful interior, lovely garden / terraces and gourmet food that we were so lucky to experience in Hillside. The owners' genuine effort to make guests' stay as memorable as possible with such friendly and warm attitude was a reminder of what the hospitality is and should be all about! My boyfriend and i have very high standards when it comes to accommodation, service and food. I can honestly say that our expectations were exceeded at the Hillside.

Who cares about having a kettle and cheap tea bags in the rooms when your room is so tastefully decorated, spotlessly clean with spectacular sea views? I surely don't!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2010

We stayed here back in September and thoroughly enjoyed our time at Hillside. The whole house has been decorated to an extremely high standard, the owners have impeccable taste. It is modern and contemporary but welcoming and relaxing all at the same time. It was in a great location but even if it wasn't the hotel in itself is reason enough to go back to Ventnor.

  • Stayed September 2010
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2010

Isle of Wight in winter? Actually, it was the perfect escape from London and with a dusting of snow, even more picturesque. I returned to Hillside and found that it was as charming as I remembered it. A lovely, smart but homely place to return to after blustery walks along the coast. Anna and Gert made us feel welcome and at home. Thanks both for a lovely weekend break!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2010

I had the pleasure of staying at Hillside for 2 days in October and was hugely impressed.
The rooms are smart and very clean and included the most comfortable hotel bed I've ever slept on. The food really is excellent and the owners are friendly and welcoming. if you're a tad jaded about the modern, processed, hotel experience then this is really worth checking out and will probably come as a breath of fresh air.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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