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151 Mitchell Avenue, Ventnor PO38 1DR England
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#1 of 7 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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Hidden Gem
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Danish, German and 2 more
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Beejay B wrote a review 09 Sep
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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
Joanna L wrote a review 05 Sep
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We went this weekend to the Isle of Wight for a friend’s wedding and stayed at the Hillside hotel in Ventnor. The hotel is conveniently located only a short walk from the town centre, and has lovely sea views. Our room was clean and comfortable (we slept very well), the breakfast delicious, and the service excellent. They went out of their way to make our stay as good as it was and I would have no hesitation in recommending a stay at Hillside as they looked after us so well!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
HarrogateHunters wrote a review Aug 2021
Harrogate, United Kingdom139 contributions45 helpful votes
Nearly have this top marks as generally everything is perfect - we got we welcomed by the host in the drive (every time we arrived). The hotel (or is it a guesthouse ?) is very clean, nice rooms, fantastic gardens and a great wine list (we had plenty during our short stay) Just a couple of small points that just need the owners to make those final pushes and I would have given it top marks like everyone else - no tea tray in room - shower door faulty (sticks closed and hanging loose) - no water to hot tap (could not shave) - had to send cooked breakfast back as it had obviously sat out for a while (fried egg was cold, solid and wrinkled) - breakfast is ok but I have had a lot better (toast tepid) 1 Rasher of bacon (really !!) - evening meal was good quality but more choice please (chicken salad the only option!!!) - please pay attention to dietary requirements- we asked a few times as my wife is diabetic and needs extra carbohydrates (potato’s). None was forthcoming (I had to share mine) However overall despite a few B&B quirks eg door locked at 10pm this “Hotel” is fantastic Would I stay again …. Yes
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Graham R wrote a review Jul 2021
Brighton, United Kingdom4 contributions
The quality of Accomodation we were looking for, didn’t seem to exist, then a friend recommended Hillside. It’s in excellent condition, immaculately clean, very eco-friendly, with fresh produce served daily. Friendly, with a high-quality Customer service ethic, quiet and peaceful. IF you seek value over price, this is highly recommended.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Simon wrote a review Jul 2021
London, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
We didn't stay here but decided to have a drink here and check the place out. The lady serving us was polite and friendly and the wine was very good. The grounds are incredible and we really enjoyed sitting out in the sun watching the world go by.
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Date of stay: June 2021
US$209 - US$272 (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 Bonchurch Landslip (0.5 km), Ventnor Exchange (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 Crave Ice Cream, Le Tour Du Monde, and The Bistro.
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.