I love to travel out of season, it is the ideal time to explore without the summer traffic and crowds…….. and the Isle of Wight is just perfect for this. The Hambrough in Ventnor is a perfect base for exploring the island as when the weather gets tough the cosy warmth of the bar or your room is a perfect salve. I had a room with a Ventnor view. Overlooking the seafront and the tiny harbour with its miniature pier and home of the Ventnor Haven Fishery the location is ideal for walkers or explorers alike. Close to the town and its restaurants and close to the Isle of Wight coastal path.
Our welcome from Joanne could not have been any warmer, she showed us to our room and enticed us with her shortbread biscuits. In fact I didn’t need much enticing, they were melt in the mouth wonderful. The purple and lime hues in the room made for a restful stay even when the wind was howling outside. The bed with its crisp white duvet made for a sound night’s sleep which is number one on the travel list for a girl of my age. Luxury hotel are the two words that spring to mind here.
Loved the fact that this large room had space enough for a sofa and table which made for watching Strictly exceptionally comfortable. A mini bar and magazines meant relaxation was top of the bill.
I was still full the next morning when I drifted down the stairs to the dining room for a breakfast fit for a travel queen. I enjoyed The Hambrough’s own granola, a strawberry smoothie and Joanne’s banana bread along with a cooked to order hot breakfast. That along with a pot of Illy Coffee and toast set this walker up for a day of twenty thousand steps or more and a trip to Osborne House.
The bar is open for cocktails and I’m looking forward to when Joanne introduces the new lunch menu which is coming soon.
My stay was hosted by The Hambrough and my travel courtesy of Wightlink