Good Hotel Guide Review
On a steep hillside under St Boniface Down, this ‘thatched but imposing’ Georgian hotel is a labour of love for Danish owner Gert Bach. ‘There are sea views from most bedrooms, and from manicured gardens, made for sitting down with a cup of tea or something stronger,’ writes a Guide insider. The style is Scandi, ‘stripped-back chic, with pale oak floors, white walls, splashes of colour in blankets, and bold artwork’. A family of pig statues welcomes you at the door; the host welcomes you within. ‘Gert greeted us every time we returned, and lingered to chat when serving dinner and breakfast,’ others relate. All bedrooms have a Vispring bed, Danish lighting and modern artwork, but no kettle; teas and coffees are served downstairs and charged for. From 5 to 8 pm the brasserie serves cakes, drinks and simple fare such as soup and quiches, made from locally sourced and home-grown ingredients. ‘The food is well cooked and presented’, but there are more exciting options downtown. An ‘especially good breakfast’ brings ‘delicious home-made breads, cold meats and fish’, new-laid eggs from the hens. (JK, and others)
151 Mitchell Avenue
Isle of Wight
12. Plus self-catering apartment.
restaurant, 2 lounges, conservatory, in-room TV (Freeview), terrace, 5-acre garden (vegetable garden, sheep, beehives), close to tennis club, golf, unsuitable for disabled.
in restaurant in evening.
not under 12.
per room B&B single £123–£163, double £146–£226, apartment £186–£302. Brasserie, 2 courses £15. Min. 2-night bookings preferred.
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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.
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