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“Room with a view.”
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The Hambrough
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Ventnor
Certificate of Excellence
Hampshire, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Room with a view.”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Beautiful boutique property with excellent sea view. Rooms were large and tastefully furnished, and room 4 had a great sea view from both bedroom and the bath in the bathroom. Staff where friendly and welcoming and breakfast was excellent . Unfortunately for us we stayed during Ventnor Fringe and carnival weekend which would be great if you wanted to be out all night enjoying the party, not so great if you wanted some sleep. The noise from the esplanade seemed to amplify, and the traditional sash windows didn't do a very good job of keeping the disco beats out! Not the hotels fault but do your homework if you want a quiet night.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kirsty L
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TheHambrough, Manager at The Hambrough, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Thank you for your kind comments - we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay!

This time of year is really busy in Ventnor with lots of events on - we apologise for the inconvenience.

Warm regards,

Jo Rogers
Operations Manager
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London
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Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

We popped into the bar one beautiful sunny evening.

The bar was fairly empty so we managed to get a seat in pole position in the big bay with the sea view. Fantastic!

Service was excellent and the drinks were a fairly standard price. We were expecting a mark-up, given the Hambrough's reputation as a high-end restaurant. So we'll done for reasonable bar charges.

Thoroughly enjoyed our drinks - and the view!

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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TheHambrough, Manager at The Hambrough, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Thank you for your lovely review and your feedback which we have shared with the team.

We hope to see you back soon - maybe for a stay?

Warm regards,

Jo Rogers
Operations Manager
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Sweden
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Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

We had a delightful stay for two nights in August. Beautifully furnished and comfortable room.

Great breakfast with a variety of modern takes on classics cooked to order.

Even better was the tasting menu. Perfectly cooked dishes made from local ingredients paired with amazing wines.

Friendly personnel and good waiting staff.

/Linda & Daniel

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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TheHambrough, Manager at The Hambrough, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Thank you for your wonderful comments which we have shared with the team.

We hope to see you back again when you are next in the UK.

Warm regards,

Jo Rogers
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London
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

What a lovely, tasteful, contemporary 5 star hotel...
My husband surprised me with a short break to IOW for the weekend. Our first night was here at the Hambrough. we are real foodies so ate at the restaurant too and were not disappointed.
Our sea view room was well equipped inc. fluffy gown and slippers! Huge bathroom and walk in shower. Well stocked mini bar. Great views.
The staff were friendly and helpful, breakfast was amazing. Only problem was parking but they did have a sister building a few hundred yards away where we could park. Ventnor has a lack of parking which can be tricky so always check with your hotel before you book.

Room Tip: sea views are breathtaking
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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TheHambrough, Manager at The Hambrough, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
Thank you kindly for your lovely review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you back again soon!

Warm regards,

Jo Rogers
Operations Manager
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We chose this hotel from the internet because of its good reviews. We didn't realise it is really a 'Restaurant with Rooms'. Many 'pluses': Wonderful welcome, courteous, considerate, friendly, helpful and accommodating staff, large rooms. A superb kitchen overseen by Darren Beever who prepared exquisite dishes, all beautifully served on linen tablecloths with linen napkins. Cleanliness and comfort throughout both excellent. A few negatives: Parking is on street or at the nearby Winter Gardens, There is no lift and the rooms on the second floor are for the non-athsmatic set. Wi-Fi is free and works but I found I could receive e-mails but not send any. The TV in room 5 was very 'iffy' - the only person who could make it work was the resident Sommelier. It was his evening off on our last evening there so no TV. Prices were on the high side but worth paying that little more for the excellent holiday we enjoyed. Overall rating 4.5 stars - Would have been 5 if the TV had worked consistently.

Room Tip: Rooms 1-3 are on the first floor, 4-7 on the second. There is no lift. The best rooms are at the f...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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TheHambrough, Manager at The Hambrough, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
Thank you for your kind comments - we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us.

We do apologise for the issues with your TV - there seems to have been something wrong with the cable. Rest assured, this has now been fixed and the TV works perfectly.

We do hope to see you back again soon!

Warm regards.

Jo Rogers
Operations Manager
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Bransgore, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
229 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Just return from a long weekend in the Isle of Wight and what a treat. Except for the Saturday morning we were pleased with wonderful weather which always helps. I just must share the details of our delightful evening meal on the Sunday night at The Hambrough. We arrived and were warmly greeted and shown to our table next to the window with wonderful views over the seafront at Ventnor. Enjoyed a perfect glass of Champagne and sone wonderful breads baked in house and then the feast began. My friend had the Pollack and I had the Quail both beautifully presented and a joy to eat. I then regretted not trying the Ventnor Crab and Chief very kindly made me a taster which was heaven especially the crab ice cream. We followed this with Ventnor Day Boat Fish and Sea Bass. Again just perfect. These courses were accompanied with a wonderful Malbec as we both enjoy this wine. by the time it cam eto the finishing courses we were both so well feed that we could not managed anymore and were present with two beautiful cones to clear the palate, lovely thought and thank Michael for looking after us so terrible well. If I could find anything wrong with this visit it would be the decor which I feel could be improved on otherwise just reat

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank cmjm10
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TheHambrough, Manager at The Hambrough, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
Thank you kindly for your wonderful review. Michal and the team join me in thanking you for your comments.

We hope to see you back again soon!

Warm regards,

Jo Rogers
Operations Manager
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Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

We went to the Hambrough for a midweek break to celebrate our anniversary. We spent two nights in one of the superior rooms. This has the balcony and it was well worth the extra money.

The views are amazing. The service is very efficient and always carried out with a smile.

Breakfast is included in the room cost and it is always delicious. The presentation is also very clever and there is something for everyone.

The evening meal is of the highest quality and the portions are generous. This can seem pricy but it really is worth the money. It is good enough that they are looking at getting a Michelin Star.

The beach is lovely with plenty of space for the kids to play. The promenade is within a short walk of the hotel and is, for the most part, made up of high quality restaurants and the usual beachfront shops.

Overall we were very impressed with the Hambrough, it's food being it's crowning achievement, and wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone wanting to take a trip to the Isle of White.

  • Stayed July 2014
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TheHambrough, Manager at The Hambrough, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience at the Hambrough and in Ventnor.

We do hope to see you back again soon!

Warm regards,

Jo Rogers
Operations Manager
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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 #2 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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