5. 2 on ground floor, one 2-storey apartment.
lounge, kitchen/breakfast room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), courtyard garden, parking, unsuitable for disabled.
not under 8.
 per room B&B £90–£119. 1-night bookings refused weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Hats off to Tobias Feilke, owner of this characterful B&B on the harbour of an old port town at the mouth of the Solent. The fun begins when you step inside to find a wall hung with assorted headgear – from pith helmet to homburg – and a suit of armour standing sentry. ‘We cannot praise our stay highly enough,’ enthuse Guide readers this year. ‘We were made to feel very welcome.’ It’s a homely place, where the first-floor sitting room, with views over the marina, is comfy and cosy with squashy sofas and books to borrow. Bedrooms, some in a newer building opposite, are individually decorated with antiques and prints – ‘they’re certainly not bland or impersonal’. A ground-floor suite overlooking the courtyard and evergreen garden is a tranquil choice, but, for more privacy, a two-storey apartment with its own balcony and art-hung sitting room is just the ticket. The host has advice to offer on local restaurants; for guests open to striking out further, Beaulieu, a 15-minute drive away, has good options (see entries). Breakfast is a relaxed affair, taken at a shared table in the open-plan kitchen. ‘Tobias cooked our breakfast just when we wanted it, and it was exceptional.’
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.