Hillside | Hotel in Isle of Wight | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Hillside - Hotel in Isle of Wight

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151 Mitchell Avenue, Ventnor, PO38 1DR, Isle of Wight
England, United Kingdom

Gert Bach

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+44 (0)1983 852271(landline)

Stroll on the beach then return for a tasty Scandinavian-inspired supper before heading to your spotless bedroom. Bliss

Is it an art gallery, a small holding or just a cool hotel? Whatever it is, Hillside is a great little place to wash up for a couple of nights. It stands at the foot of forested hills with views over Ventnor and out to sea. Outside, five acres of lawn, field and woodland are home to Hebridean sheep, free-range chickens, red squirrels and white doves; there are beehives, too, and a stunning kitchen garden that provides much for the table. Inside, you find a wonderland in white. There’s a cute bar with a wood-burner, a sitting room with Danish leather sofas, an airy restaurant for the freshest food, then a conservatory that opens onto a terrace for afternoon tea in the sun. Inside, 286 pieces of art hang on the walls, but it’s the food that counts most; the hotel has its own fishing boat and rears its own cattle in nearby fields. And it’s delicious stuff, as fresh as can be, perhaps Ventnor Bay scallops with chorizo and Hillside honey, local rack of lamb with a red wine jus and garden greens, pear tart tatin with edible wild flowers. Uncluttered bedrooms are a treat, those at the front have the view.

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Tennis court
On the premises.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

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  • 6 Doubles
  • , 2 Twin/doubles
  • , 1 Twin
  • , 3 Singles
  • , 2 Apartments for 4
Price:(i) £78 to£292 per night

Dinner from B&B £108 per person.

Booking info:

Minimum stay 2 nights at weekends.


Lunch, 2 courses, £20. Dinner £24-£28.




151 Mitchell Avenue, Ventnor, PO38 1DR, Isle of Wight

Hotel 6 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 156 to £ 206 per night
Hotel 2 Twin/double rooms
Price: (i) £ 196 to £ 196 per night
Hotel 1 Twin room
Price: (i) £ 176 to £ 176 per night
Hotel 3 Single rooms
Price: (i) £ 78 to £ 143 per night
Hotel 2 Apartments, each sleeping 4
Price: (i) £ 206 to £ 292 per night

Gert Bach

Visit website Check availability

+44 (0)1983 852271(landline)