Less than 3 hours South of London...

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The Hillside is different.

Georgian, Contemporary, Relaxed, Vibrant, To Be, To DO - visited by all the loveliest guests you could think off.

Hillside is a charming 18th century thatched country house overlooking the Victorian town of Ventnor and backing onto National Trust land at the foot of St. Boniface Down.

Panoramic sea views and a southerly aspect gives Hillside the benefits from all the available sunshine, making the house and its grounds as warm and welcoming in the summer, as it's sheltered and cosy in the winter.

Having recently been extensively refurbished, Hillside fuses contemporary Scandinavian interiors with charming rooms, creating great harmony within the environment and a unique homely feel.

Guests are encouraged to make themselves at home, enjoy the interiors and art collections and feel amongst friends from the moment of arrival. The team at Hillside will strive to offer the highest standard in hospitality and service, ensuring your stay is as comfortable, as it is memorable.

Excellent stay. Just what we needed. A beautiful hotel with excellent food, good staff & a most attentive owner. We hope to return.

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Desk #1 with textThe Hillside experience extends across :
- Extensive woodlands with an ever-growing wildlife population - butterflies, moths and a huge variety of flowers, red squirels, black sheep, bees and much more.

- Flourishing vegetable garden and green house which provides the finest fresh produce and ingredients for the eateries Hillside Bistro and Hillside Restaurant and not least for a wide variety of homemade treats such as: daily bread, jam, marmalade, honey, spices, chutney, butter, yoghurt and even the famous house ale.

- Food of course as it plays an important role at Hillside:
Hillside Restaurant offers fine European dining with a Scandinavian twist, made of our own and local produce - freshly prepared and presented in menus which change frequently - giving a choice of 5 starters, 5 mains and 5 desserts and specials. Seating's between 1900hrs and 2000hrs when possible to give a nice flow in the restaurant presently Monday to Saturday. During the week we do have different presentations like everyone eating together at the same time and also different buffets.Sample menus can be viewed here and the actual menus which change frequently can be viewed on the link "I would like to eat at Hillside.

As "we cook for those who book " please book your table in advance so we can give you a relaxed and well planned evening in the elegant ambience of the restaurant, sitting rooms and conservatory. Please expect an extensive wine list and warm Welcome.


Wine on floor w. textHillside Bistro offers lunch and dinner menus with an eclectic array of traditional, rustic French cuisine, prepared using the finest ingredients from own garden - open kitchen environment for you to see, hear and smell.

Lunch is served every day between 1200 to 1400 hrs, and dinner served every day between 18-2100 hrs. Sample menu can be viewed here and the actual menus which change frequently can be viewed on the link "I would like to eat at Hillside. Expect a relevant wine list and a warm welcome.

The Hillside bedrooms are comfortable and tranquil, most of which overlooking the sea. Rooms are modern, minimalist and decorated in pale colours, with stylish lighting, bold paintings and vintage blankets and accessories providing a dynamic, yet understated elegance.

Vi-Spring beds with goose down duvets in white cotton linen ensure the very best nights sleep. En-suite bathrooms with powerful showers and under-floor heating are supplied with the finest towels and toiletries.

Situated next to the Hotel on Hillside grounds you will find Hillside Stables, sleeps 4, perfect for those seeking more seclusion and space. Refurbished in '12 the apartment presents itself as cosy and comfortable with 2 bed areas with either single or double beds as requested - a shared grand shower room and toilet.

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A dining table, kettle and toaster is available and further comfortable leather chairs and sofa in which to relax. Breakfast is served at hotel - just across the courtyard.

Situated above the Hillside Bistro downtown you find the stylish Hillside 30PS, a recently refurbished two-bedroom apartment set over two floors sleeping 4 people. 30PS is neutrally decorated, fitted to the highest standard and features all of the character and charm of Hillside Hotel rooms on a grander scale. Featuring an open plan living room equipped with log burner, modern kitchen and separate roof terrace. And lots of Art.