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The Hambrough
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Ventnor
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Defiantly recommended to all”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

Bit late with my recommendation but have definitely spread the word by mouth. My partner and I stayed here back in September 2011 and couldn’t fault anything. The service was top notch, as was the food; both vegetarian’s we also liked the fact that we were not charged as much as meat eaters... which is very rare!!!! Defiantly recommended to all

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank battystraw
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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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Truro, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

The Hambrough is the place to stay if you want a carefree break away. We stayed over Christmas and there was nothing extra that we could have wished for. They even got in Dr Pepper Zero especially for my wife as it is her favourite drink. She got a Flaming Dr Pepper cocktail on Christmas Day. The staff are friendly and very professional. The food is exceptional because of their exceptional Chef-patron Robert Thompson.

It is a long journey for us to the Isle of Wight but the stay at the Hambrough makes it all worth while.

Room Tip: All the rooms are well equiped but go for either room 1 or room 2 for the balconies.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lizbrian
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

We recently stayed at the Hambrough in room 2 and I have to say this is one of the nicest hotels I have stayed in. Great decor, facilities and location. Breakfast was amazing and I highly recommend the eggs benedict in addition all the staff are friendly and well informed. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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1 Thank Bbr92
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Watford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

Just the sort of place we like - clean, contemporary, stylish, with an excellent restaurant.
Food and presentation were exquisite, both at the Hambrough and its sister restaurant the
Pond Cafe. Staff very accommodating. No spa, fitness room or other frills, but that's how we like it. Parking not quite so easy.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Valerie N
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

From the first phone call to make our booking, we had high hopes for a fantastic weekend at The Hambrough. Nothing was too much trouble to ensure all details were covered before our arrival and when you’re travelling with two small children you want to know you’re going to be looked after.
Our package included one dinner in the restaurant and we wanted our two small boys (aged 5 and 4) to join us. Other similar restaurants have either just ‘tolerated’ them or simply refused to have them, despite the fact they are probably better behaved than many adult diners! I was assured that children were welcomed rather than just tolerated and that they could either have smaller versions of the main menu or Robert Thompson would be happy to prepare a special meal for them. Sounded too good to be true.
We arrived on Thursday afternoon and stayed in Room 5 for the first night, switching to the larger Room 1 for the next two nights. Room 1 wasn’t available for the whole stay but switching was completely hassle free as the lovely staff took care of everything for us.
Both rooms were beautiful, very well-appointed, spotlessly clean and very spacious with glorious sea views. Room 1 had the added bonus of a lovely balcony and was slightly larger.
We needn’t have worried about the children either. The boys were accommodated on a sofa bed which was made up each evening and put away again the next morning; a nice touch and allowed us to enjoy the room fully during the day. At dinner they were made to feel so welcome that we could all relax and enjoy a thoroughly delightful evening. All of the staff were so friendly and couldn’t have been more helpful. True to their word, special meals were designed for our younger son while our 5 year old enjoyed meals from the main menu.
As for the food, it can be summed up in one word: fantastic. Breakfast was lovely with some interesting twists on the normal offerings and dinner was truly delicious and presented beautifully. (And compared to other Michelin starred restaurants, great value for money too.)
Overall, our stay at The Hambrough was faultless and we very much hope to return soon.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Emma W
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Hampshire
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

Just back from weekend spent in Room 1. Excellent view and we benefited from good weather so great walks east and west after an excellent breakfast. Restaurant and bar were closed due to a scheduled holiday so we will return for a meal another day. Staff could not have been more friendly, helpful or welcoming. Full English and the eggs benedict were among the best I have had. If you get a chance try and have a glass, or buy a bottle of the Alcyone dessert wine...

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JTatHampshire
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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47 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

Firstly apologies to the Management of the hotel for the delay in writing this- been busy travelling ! We stayed at the hotel on the 13th October this year. From the start to finish our stay was second to none. Lovely welcome from the lady at reception - we were showed our room and how to use the gadgets ! Lovely clean, bright , elegant room - with balcony and some amazing views out to sea. We had booked for my partners birthday and we ate in the restaurant. We had the taster menu with wine - we have eaten in some Michelin star rated restaurants before but this is the best we have tried. The elegant food was presented superbly the tastes were amazing - no need for special effects here - the WOW factor is in the first bite you take.. The choice of wines with each course were again spot on - they complimented the food and did not over-power. The staff were attentive and very, very good. The package could not be bettered ! We spoke with Robert Thompson at the end of the meal and just loved his vision for the future of the hotel and his plans for expansion. I cannot explain in words how good the whole experience was - the room , the evening meal , the views and a wicked breakfast . We could not ask for more. Thank you to everyone at the hotel for a fantastic day and night

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Neil M
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Hambrough, Owner at The Hambrough, responded to this review, November 3, 2012
Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure to have you with us and look forward to seeing you both again soon for some more culinary treats.

Best
Robert
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Additional Information about The Hambrough

Property: The Hambrough
Address: Hambrough Road, Ventnor PO38 1SQ, England
Location: 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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