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“A wet weekend on the Wight” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hillside Hotel
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Ventnor
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A wet weekend on the Wight”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

Boy was it wet but Hiiside was superb:- a warm welcome, cosy rooms, interesting wine list and fab food all offset the miserable weather.
Small bits were 7.00pm eating time a little too early I feel and the individual single duvets are an art form I didnt enjoy
Overall a first class stay

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

Like other trip advisor users, we have stayed at many small hotels but none can match Hillside for satisfaction. From the welcome on arrival throughout our 4 night stay we received outstanding care, kindness and determination to please and we must give special praise to Gerard for his delicious cooking. The renovation of the property has resulted in a delightful combination of the old with the fresh brightness of the Scandinavian decor. Thank you to Gert and his delightful staff.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

This was our second visit and as with the first time it was a very pleasurable trip. The rooms and food were as usual very good. Gert was as ever attentive and charming.
We also ate at the new Hillside Bistro in Ventnor. The food and service was excellent. So if you would rather not eat at the hotel this is a very good alternative

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

Nothing too much trouble - Gert is a consummate host who values all his customers. The perfect place to stay - even looked out for my pregnant wife!

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

My wife and I stayed 5-9 April and had a wonderful experiance. Comfortable beds, light and airy rooms, spotlessly tidy, minimalist styling, fantastic artwork, attentive staff, excellent food and an outstanding host (Gert). Choose this hotel if you are a discerning traveller. It's not cheap and cheerful but excellent value for money. The restaurant is first class (set meal at 7 with a three course choice from three options - vegetarian, meat or fish). The food is simply cooked and excellent and locally-sourced where possible and practical. The bread is home-baked - the rye bread is particularly fine. The wine list is outstanding with several great bargains if you know where to look - but all are very reasonably piced anyway. Breakfast extensive with wide choice and - if you like the full English - perfectly presented and grease-free. Freshly-brewed flavoursome (Salvadoran) coffee reliably-sourced. A great way to start the day. We will certainly return soon if we can book a room. This place is popular and rightly so. A true gem of a hotel.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Hillside Hotel

Property: Hillside Hotel
Address: 151 Mitchell Avenue, Ventnor PO38 1DR, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Ventnor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Ventnor
Price range (per night): ₹ 13,058 - ₹ 15,120
Hotel Class:5 star — Hillside Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 14
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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