There is no doubt that Forty 1 North is an expensive place to stay, for any location. But there is also no doubt that its in a great location in the town, with great views, a great ambience and extremly nice rooms.
Our arrival however wasnt great when they didn't place us the specifc Harbour View Suite we booked, hoping I suspect that I wouldnt notice and providing justification which I knew was not true. However to their credit, even though not admitting they got it wrong, they eventually upgraded us to a Grand Suite.
This Suite was absolutely amazing with beautiful views across the harbour, tons of space and furiniture and furnishings of the highest order. It was an extremely comfortable and luxurious room to come back to during and at the end of the day.
The location of Fort 1 also couldnt be better. It's set back from the street which adds to the quietness but is also right in the middle of the major shopping and tourist precinct. As a result everything in Newport is really a very easy stroll away
There are plenty of dining options within minutes although there isnt any supermarket or pharmacy close by. The very popular Red Parrot restaurant is right over the road and the hotels' Christies restaurant is also just a 1 minute walk away (in a separate building).
A drive to other tourist sites like Cliff Walk and the Mansions is also only about 10 minutes away, during which you will also encounter less tourist shopping and supermarkets.
If I even get the chance to get back to Newport I think it would be very difficult to go anywhere else but Forry 1 North. It is expensive by anyones standards and I'm not really sure that the price tag is really justified, but once there its a great place to stay and one that can only add to the fun of visting a really interesting town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Forty 1° North is Newport's newest waterfront destination. State-of-the-art Hotel and Marina. Exciting Restaurants and chic lounges. Beautifully appointed lodgings. Extraordinary service. Everything you'd expect in a world class resort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 40 1 North
- Forty 1 North Hotel Newport