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“A Great Mini Break” 5 of 5 stars
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Hillside Hotel
151 Mitchell Avenue, Ventnor PO38 1DR, England   |  
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“A Great Mini Break”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

My wife and I escaped the usual New Year celebrations and found this delightful hotel in Ventnor. A fantastic location offering wonderful views in a beautifully renovated house which has been finished to a high standard. The owners offer a very much hands on service and the hospitality is the best. Their restaurant ,just down the hill, in Ventnor (5 mins walk) serves up delicious food ,artistically presented in a fine dining ambiance.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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English first
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We stayed at the Hillside when they first opened and were really impressed by the whole experience. The same goes for this stay, we couldn't of had a warmer welcome, both by the owners and the staff, nothing was too much for them.

The hotel is a delight so well designed inside and so cosy too. Our room was very spacious and had a mix of old and new which go together so well because of the good taste everywhere in the hotel.

We had dinner at the Bistro which was wonderful, fantastic faultless food, served like a piece of art! Can't wait till next visit!

Breakfast was at the hotel and was excellent, from the homemade yoghurt compote to the scrambled eggs - perfection!!

To conclude- we spent a wonderful weekend at the Hillside and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We spent four nights at the Hillside and can only say the best, both about the house and the hosts. The service is far more personal than in a normal hotel, such as otherwise only experienced in pravate home establishments. If you stay on the Isle of Wight, there probably is no better place

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

"Hygge" is the Danish concept of warmth, cosiness and light. Hillside is run by a Dane and his hotel exemplifies this feeling of welcome, style and well-being. Gurt leaves nothing to chance- the decor, the food, the fine wine, the hospitality. But he also strives to create an ever more self-sustaining experience; the art on the walls, the allotment providing organic vegetables, the homemade yogurt and bread, the Island roasted coffee, the locally brewed beer and whiskey, the freshly caught fish. You can even enjoy his three black sheep, flock of doves and hive of bees. Hillside is an exquisite experience on all levels. We even had the most spectacular sunrise. We will be back!

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Storm force winds and rain alternated with fleeting sunshine during our four night stay. That didn't stop us walking on the coast or on the Downs. Luckily Gert was utterly unfazed by muddy boots and wet walking gear. Walkers really are welcome and after exposure to all that weather, the comfort, warmth and informality of Hillside is the best possible antidote.

This is an ideal place for lovers of out-of-season English coastal towns and there's no need to take a car. We travelled from London to Portsmouth by train, then ferry to Ryde, and from Ryde to Shanklin in incongruous London Underground carriages to Shanklin. The whole journey took just over two and half hours. From Shanklin a good bus service runs to Ventnor, passing in front of Hillside, or if you're lucky Gert might meet the train…..

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chichester, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

It is difficult to express just how good the Hillside is ,the hosts are warm and attentive, the rooms immaculate,the grounds superb and the building a magnificent
Don't miss the chance to experience this gem

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

What a fabulous place. What a fabulous host. Such attention to detail throughout hotel and restaurant. Immaculate hotel and gardens. Food in the attached bistro in town was wonderful - reasonably priced beautiful wines. We often look back over our 3 day stay with real pleasure.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 151 Mitchell Avenue, Ventnor PO38 1DR, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Ventnor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Ventnor
#2 Romantic Hotel in Ventnor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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