Hillside

The mellow stone exterior and thatched roof belie the ‘light-filled, airy’, Scandinavian interiors of this Georgian villa high above Ventnor. More

Contact details

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

Hotel information

Bedrooms

12. Plus self-catering apartment.

Open

all year, restaurant closed Sun dinner.

Facilities

restaurant, 2 lounges, conservatory, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, terrace, 5-acre garden (vegetable garden, beehives), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

in restaurant in evening.

Children

not under 12.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per person B&B £73–£93, D,B&B £97–£117. À la carte £28. Min. 2-night bookings preferred.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

The mellow stone exterior and thatched roof belie the ‘light-filled, airy’, Scandinavian interiors of this Georgian villa high above Ventnor. Abstract paintings hang on white walls; Hans Wegner wishbone chairs sit on pale wooden floors. ‘Everything carries conviction’ – not least Gert Bach, the owner, who runs the place with ‘friendly, helpful’ staff. Most of the contemporary bedrooms, all with bold artwork and vintage Welsh blankets, have sea views. ‘Ours was delightful, with fine linen on a comfortable bed. We were untroubled by what little traffic passed by on the road outside.’ No coffee or tea is allowed in the bedroom (‘what a shame’); instead, nurse a drink in one of the lounges – there’s plenty of space to sit, read, relax. In the evening, choose between an ‘excellent, if largely unchanging’ set dinner in the dining room, and a ‘slightly spicier’ menu in sister restaurant The Bistro, in town. (Sure feet and strong legs are recommended for the hike back up the slope afterwards.) ‘It’s lovely to have fresh produce from the garden at breakfast’ – worthy partners for the home-made conserves, yogurt and bread. (Lucy Rose, T and SM)

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Hillside
151 Mitchell Avenue
Ventnor
Isle of Wight
PO38 1DR

Guest comments

'We loved the place, the atmosphere, the décor, the gardens, the animals, the quality of the service, the freshness of the food and all. Gert Bach is an excellent and attentive host and a delight to converse with . ' - Ian & Francine Walsh - June, 2017
'The staff and owner were very helpful and friendly. Breakfast had fresh produce from the garden and I appreciated the veggie option. ' - LR - May, 2017
'We greatly enjoyed our stay. Enduring impressions were of clean Scandinavian décor, white walls and dazzling abstract paintings. We were delighted by our roomThe 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. 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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