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151 Mitchell Avenue, Ventnor PO38 1DR England
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#1 of 6 hotels in Ventnor
Travellers' Choice
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Executive lounge access
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Danish, German and 2 more
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Andy99 wrote a review Jun 2022
Worcester, United Kingdom12 contributions5 helpful votes
We spent five nights at this excellent hotel. The room was small but well appointed and very comfortable and immaculate. The Hotel is a short walk from the seafront and town centre although the hill is quite steep but worth it when you get to the top; the views are fantastic. Service is spot on and a special mention goes to Andrea, the Hotel manager with her wonderful sense of humour and Sue who makes breakfast a delight. The food is pretty good too! Would we go back to Hillside? Without a doubt; can’t wait!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Francisca C wrote a review Jun 2022
Chiswick, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
Not sure where to start: - Would agree with previous reviews that this is more a B&B, than a 5 star hotel; - Room extremely small with carpets, very different from what they advertise on their website; - The bed was so uncomfortable, that my husband had to sleep on the floor; - Too hot and with the window open, too noisy; - The owner had no insight about hurting susceptibilities of vegetarian costumers, saying the "chicken" was called "food"; and by the end of season all her animals would become a barbecue... We had booked 4 nights, left after one. The owner said we should have told her before what room we would prefer. A bit difficult, since the one we were given is nowhere to be seen on their website. Will definitely try to claim my money back
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Wouldn't recommend this hotel at all.
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David W wrote a review Jun 2022
24 contributions18 helpful votes
My wife and I enjoyed a four night stay here in June 2022. We were rewarded with a beautiful setting, wonderful food and wine and extremely courteous and professional service throughout our stay. This hotel grows a lot of the fruit and vegetables served with the meals and also has a small collection of goats, sheep and chickens.
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Date of stay: June 2022
GloEngland wrote a review Jun 2022
Gloucester, United Kingdom7 contributions
Spent 5 nights at Hillside.This is an excellent hotel with friendly attentive staff who made us feel very welcome. The breakfasts and minimalistic furnished rooms are lovely. The hotel is in a good location looking out over ventnor to the sea.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Roy wrote a review May 2022
4 contributions
This is a gem of a hotel. Location and views are stunning, service, friendliness and attention to detail of the staff and particularly Andrea was excellent. Food from great breakfast, afternoon tea to evening meal were superb. A beautiful bolt hole that makes a very pleasant change from the larger corporate establishments
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book it quickly before everyone hears about it
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Russell P wrote a review May 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Spent three nights at Hillside, home from home. We were made to feel very comfortable at the hotel and nothing was too much trouble. No tea making facilities in the room but that didn't matter when we could have a lovely pot of tea delivered in the morning. Parking is a little tight but Andrea was always on hand to sort things out and provide direction. Breakfast was a delight, served by either Sarah or Sue, very filling and we didn't need to eat again until dinner time. If visiting the Island again this hotel would be the place to stay.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Room Tip: Book direct with the Hotel
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Helen S wrote a review May 2022
Sandown Isle of Wight4 contributions8 helpful votes
Wonderful welcome to a small group gathering for a celebration. Nothing was to much trouble, the hotel was very comfortable, clean and the quality of the food was exceptional with a lot of the produce from the garden, so fresh and tasty. We have had a wonderful long weekend and felt sad to leave.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Magnificent sea views from the front of the hotel, ask for room 12 if you cannot manage stairs.
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Michael E wrote a review Oct 2021
1 contribution
This is a small hotel, but delightful in many respects. The hospitality of the owner and his team is outstanding from the moment you cross the threshold. The public rooms and the bedrooms are bright and glimpses of the garden and sea are to be had all over. The bedrooms comprise essentials rather than luxury, but are both spotlessly clean and comfortable.Breakfast is full of choices and dinner is a set menu; everything is beautifully prepared and cooked.Parking and entry and exit are challenging but manageable.We felt at home in our 3 night stay.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Christopher N wrote a review Oct 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Came to Ventnor for a weekend and really pleased to have found this place. Beautiful room overlooking the sea; very hospitable hosts; excellent breakfasts. We missed out on eating in the evening but everyone says the food is just as good. In all quite perfect, and would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Beejay B wrote a review Sep 2021
1 contribution
Spent 2 nights here celebrating our Anniversary and left wishing we could stay longer Attention to detail is everywhere, from the spotless minimalist rooms, to the quirky art and numerous spots to sit in the beautiful gardens. Food is all excellent quality (veg grown in the garden) and well cooked - well priced dinner option is a set 2 course menu so don’t expect lots of choice. Portions are plentiful but not large, which suited us. Drink measures were very generous and well priced. Breakfast choices were also good and well cooked and presented. This is a beautiful listed building so Wi-fi is not always available, shower could have been better but plenty of hot water. The whole place is so relaxing and a fantastic location with wonderful sea views. All the staff were lovely - attentive without being intrusive. Will definitely return.
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Date of stay: September 2021
$244 - $302 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandIsle of WightVentnor
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hillside Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Hillside Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Ventnor Exchange (0.5 km), Bonchurch Landslip (0.5 km), and Ventnor Heritage Museum (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hillside Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hillside Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hillside Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hillside Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include TZ's True Food Kitchen, Le Tour Du Monde, and Crave Ice Cream.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hillside Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hillside Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Godshill Church (5.5 km), Appuldurcombe House (3.1 km), and St. Catherine's Oratory (7.2 km).
Does Hillside Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.