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“Great small hotel with stunning views” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Hambrough
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Ventnor
Certificate of Excellence
Ashtead, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great small hotel with stunning views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

Had booked online as we had heard that the food was great.We arrived in the first glorious weekend of the year,not a cloud in the sky,but were saddened to find out on arrival that the restaurant was full. A tip to anyone thinking of visiting this hotel,ring them to book dinner.
However every thing else about the hotel was a delight.The staff were excellent even to advising us of a Bistro round the corner where we had a very good dinner.The rooms (7 in all) were clean & spacious,there is T.V.,wi-fi,mini fridge ,tea & a real coffee machine. Also a very comfortable bed.Breakfast made up some part of our disappointment of not having dinner there.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Chris W
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TheHambrough, Manager at The Hambrough, responded to this review, 11 March 2014
Thank you for your kind comments. We hope to see you back soon for a meal in the restaurant.

Warm regards,

Jo Rogers
Operations Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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South England
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2014

As part of our honeymoon on the Isle of Wight we treated ourselves to a meal at The Hambrough. Well worth it! Food quality was fantastic. We had the tasting menu so a bit of everything as chosen by the chef. The view from the restaurant over Ventnor Bay was perfect as well, helped by the lovely weather we luckily had that day. Highly recommended and would gladly go back. Staff and waiters were great. Will have to try the rooms next time.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DandESouthEngland
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TheHambrough, Manager at The Hambrough, responded to this review, 10 March 2014
We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience at the Hambrough.

Please do come and visit us again.

Warm regards,

Jo Rogers
Operations Manager
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Rochford, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

Booked through Living Social, my boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our two nights at this beautiful hotel. We stayed in room 3, the sea view was gorgeous, the bed huge and so comfy, and the seating area meant the room did not feel at all claustrophobic like so many hotel rooms. The option to have your breakfast brought to you as room service at no extra cost was a total luxury, one that we took advantage of both mornings! We also loved the bath robes and Molten Brown miniatures. I can not recommend this hotel highly enough. After two nights away I have come back very relaxed and feeling like I went much further afield!

Ventnor is a pretty little town, all in all I'm very glad that we chose to stay on the south of the island, the pretty villages and bays mean it has a feel of the west country about it!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hannah T
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TheHambrough, Manager at The Hambrough, responded to this review, 5 March 2014
Thank you very much for your wonderful comments. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay,

Hope to see you back soon!

Warm regards,

Jo Rogers
Operations Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

I don't understand any of the negative reviews! We had a lovely 3-night stay here and gorgeous sunny weather which meant we could do lots of local walks. Breakfast was delicious and very generous; we had dinner in the restaurant one night and were equally impressed. Staff lovely and friendly too. I was very sad to leave - we will return.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Anna E
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TheHambrough, Manager at The Hambrough, responded to this review, 27 February 2014
Thank you for your kind comments. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed The Hambrough.

Warm regards,

Jo Rogers
Operations Manager
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014 via mobile

We recently stayed in the Hambrough for one night. We stayed on the top floor, and our room had a beautiful sea view. Room was one of the nicest I've ever stayed in - very tastefully decorated, sizeable and comfortable with a settee in front of the window to enjoy the view. Bathroom excellent with a free standing bath. Staff at check in and departure very friendly and helpful. Unfortunately, restaurant was closed the night we stayed (it was a Sunday and we knew this in advance) but would love to have eaten there. Had breakfast in our room in the morning, which, again, was excellent. Can't recommend the Hambrough enough - we shall definitely return.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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TheHambrough, Manager at The Hambrough, responded to this review, 27 February 2014
We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back again soon!

Warm regards,

Jo Rogers
Operations Manager
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Highworth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

We booked the Hambrough very last minute through booking.com which had an offer on at the time. My wife and I were using this as our 'Babymoon', apparently this is now common for expectant mothers, personally I think I was conned!

We stayed in Room 2 which is on the 1st floor with a balcony which overlooks the sea and harbour of Ventnor. The room was very nice, a great size that meant we didn't feel on top of each other during our stay. The room has a large bed that was very comfy, with a sofa and seating area around the TV and coffee table. The bathroom was again large with a separate shower and bath, with the addition of underfloor heating which made it all very cosy.

The cleanliness was fantastic, with the room being thoroughly cleaned everyday and never once did I grimace or comment on anything unsightly. The Breakfast element of our stay was also to a high quality A continental style buffet was available with a set menu to order a cooked breakfast, again all to a high quality and very tasty.

Location wise we preferred the low key Ventor, and out of season in Feb the town is very low key. But having visited most of the towns around the island we were both glad we choose this hotel and location. There are a number of good restaurants around the town and a great chippy on the harbour. One thing to note is the parking situation, there is no allocated parking for the hotel, we were made aware so it wasn't a surprise or an issue, again as it was out of season. There are a number of car parks near by, one is free, and you just have to be lucky to get a space on the road outside the hotel.

We really enjoyed our stay and it really was relaxing thanks in part to the quality of this hotel, you shouldn't be disappointed if you decide to stay here.

Room Tip: Rooms 1 and 2 have the balcony, but be prepared to pay a premium.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank BSHollingsworth
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TheHambrough, Manager at The Hambrough, responded to this review, 24 February 2014
Thank you for your kind comments - we hope to see you back when the baby is born!

Warm regards,

Jo Rogers
Operations Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014

We stopped overnight Sunday/Monday bed and breakfast on a deal as a getaway at half term. This is our second time here, both of which we have enjoyed. The rooms are wonderful especially the sea views. The bed was very comfortable and all the little extras included made the stay very pleasant indeed. Staff are very friendly and attentive.
The breakfasts on both stops have been historic, we are yet to try the restaurant for lunch or dinner, another time perhaps.
thanks for a nice break.

Room Tip: Go for a sea view room
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Wookie1959
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TheHambrough, Manager at The Hambrough, responded to this review, 21 February 2014
Thank you for your kind comments.

We hope to see you back again soon!

Warm regards,

Jo Rogers
Operations Manager
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Additional Information about The Hambrough

Property: The Hambrough
Address: Hambrough Road, Ventnor PO38 1SQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Ventnor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Ventnor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Hambrough 5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sitting high above the fishing harbour in Ventnor, The Hambrough (AA 5 Star Accommodation) offers accommodation by the sea on the southern tip of the Isle of Wight. All but one of our seven spacious bedrooms has magnificent views of the sea and our award winning breakfasts are legendary. Although our restaurant is closed for the time being our bar is open where we are serving delicious afternoon and cream teas. ... more   less 
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