Nestled on a pretty street in the coastal town of Ventnor, The Hambrough benefits from both a village-feel location and fabulous sea views. This boutique island hotel boasts seven individually designed rooms, all are fresh, light and airy with splashes of colour, some with balconies looking across the English Channel. The Molton Brown smellies in the bathrooms and Nespresso coffee machines in the rooms are a nice touch. If you are after something more private then there is a cottage and a lovely coastal town house available to you, with original features but modern amenities. Although the restaurant is currently closed, the award-winning breakfasts are not to be missed and drinks in the gorgeous bar are a must, plus the small local restaurants are just a few minutes away. The small number of friendly staff gives a family-run feel, which adds to its charm, without compromising on service. A great place for a seaside escape. Doubles from £130.
Name to Know: General manager, Danielle Anderson, who has lived on the Isle of Wight all her life and has incredible local knowledge.
See: The fantastic, picturesque coastal sea views from the terrace at The Winter Gardens, Ventnor.
Eat: The Bistro, Ventnor, an excellent, relaxed, family friendly restaurant, serving very good food within walking distance from Ventnor seafront.
Buy: Wight Mermaids Gin; refreshing, smooth gin, made with Isle of Wight hops, Island Rock Samphire and an infusion of selected botanicals grown at our local Ventnor Botanic Garden.
Want to find out more? Visit the hotel's website.
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