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“Fabulous NY Eve”
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The Hambrough
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Ventnor
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 27, 2013

We stayed at The Hambrough on N.Y's Eve and it was a very special night. Champagne and canapés followed by a 7 course meal beautifully cooked and presented by Robert Thompson and his team who were all very attentive and worked extremely hard. They were even serving tables for brunch next day! We had a room at the front overlooking the sea which had a large bathroom and the first bath tub I've sat in where I had to wear sunglasses with the sun streaming in. Perfect and we'll definitely be going back.

Room Tip: Ask for room at the front. More expensive but worth it.
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

We stayed for one night as a birthday treat. We had a balcony room overlooking the bay. Beautiful sunset and sun rise.

Hotel is lovely. The restaurant exceptional. Highly recommended. Have stayed in great hotels all over the world; this is one of the best

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Thank ventnormike
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

This was the second time we have stayed at the hamborough. The first time I was really impressed with the food, I wanted to go again.
We booked a one night mid week dine & stay @ £80pp
This time we were advised the restaurant was closed but they would book us in at their sister restaurant just up the road.

We had to ask the hotel to book a taxi for us to get to the restaurant, I wasn't impressed we were expected to pay for this +£10

The set menu had a very poor choice, the main was a fish dish or a pasta. We were advised we could eat off the a la carte menu +£15pp

Out room looked nice but was basic, the bed barley a double & sheets rather than a quilt.

£200 (not including the wine we choose which they had run out of) for a one night stay & dine, mid week, out of season is very overpriced. The quality of the hotel does not match the actual hamborough restaurant.

I've stayed in a lot nicer hotels for a lot better value.

Wouldn't stay again, or eat in their sister restaurant 'the Pond'

Breakfast to our room was the best part of the stay.

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Thank JDJH
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Hambrough, Public Relations Manager at The Hambrough, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2013

Thank you for your feedback regarding your dine & stay with us. We are of course upset that you felt the price was too high and assure you that all of your comments have been taken on board. Our Winter special offer has been designed for local residents to enjoy our award winning rooms and restaurants during out of season. Supplements (i.e for the a la carte) are subject to our guests preferences of dishes, Robert has designed a set menu that uses all the freshest ingredients available which is £15 - £20 per person - the "a la carte" is usually around £40 per person for three courses with particular dishes such as Sea Bream, Local Lamb and Partridge. All feedback is vital to us and we strive each day to improve upon each area of our business. We hope that you can return to us at some point in the future.

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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
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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.
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank lizbrian
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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
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1  Thank Bbr92
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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
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6  Thank Valerie N
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Additional Information about 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: $166 - $233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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