Hillside

Style and substance meet at Gert Bach’s modern hotel on a steep hill over the seaside resort. More

Contact details

Hillside
151 Mitchell Avenue
Ventnor
Isle of Wight
PO38 1DR
England
01983 852271
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

12. Plus self-catering apartment.

Open

all year, restaurant closed Sun dinner.

Facilities

restaurant, coffee room, quiet room, conservatory, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, terrace, 5-acre garden (bee hives), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

‘subdued’, in restaurant in evening.

Children

over-12s welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per person B&B £73–£93. A la carte £26. Min. 2-night bookings preferred.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Gert Bach’s modern hotel stands on a steep hill over the seaside resort. (‘Guests with sufficiently strong legs won’t find it too inconvenient.’) ‘Enduring first impressions were of clean Scandinavian decor and airy rooms flooded with light,’ write guests this year. ‘Everything carried conviction, from the white walls and dazzling abstract paintings, to the pale wooden floors, Hans Wegner wishbone chairs, and crisp Le Klint lampshades.’ Most of the bedrooms, some snug, look out to sea. ‘We were delighted by our room. Our bed was comfortable, though the bedside lighting could have been better; the adequately sized shower room had good-quality towels. There is so little traffic on the road outside that we were untroubled by its noise.’ No coffee or tea is allowed in the bedrooms: take hot drinks in the lounges. An ‘excellent’ dinner (‘though the menu changed little over our stay’) is served from 7 pm; the Hillside Bistro, in town, has ‘a similar, if slightly spicier, menu’. At breakfast, sample the house’s home-made butter, yogurt and conserves, even its own blend of coffee. The ‘narrow’ car park ‘calls for thoughtful parking’. (Tom and Sarah Mann, and others)

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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.

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Hillside
151 Mitchell Avenue
Ventnor
Isle of Wight
PO38 1DR

Guest comments

'The staff and owner were very helpful and friendly. Breakfast had fresh produce from the garden and I appreciated the veggie option. ' - LR
'We greatly enjoyed our stay. Enduring impressions were of clean Scandinavian décor, white walls and dazzling abstract paintings. We were delighted by our room, especially the space. The bed was comfortable but bedside lamps cast only a low level of light. Dinners were excellent though the menu remained essentially the same each night, and portions of vegetables were small. The young staff were eager to please. Background music, a bit edgy for our taste, was subdued. ' - Tom Mann - September, 2015

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