Isle of Wight
My wife and I had a wonderful weekend in the Isle of Wight as part of our Silver Wedding Anniversary celebration. We have stayed at the Hambrough before and its a wonderful oasis of calm in a busy world. The food as ever was tremendous.
Our family of three stayed for three days in the most beatifull [sic] room with a terracce [sic] and sea view. Excellent service and top quality breakfast. Fantastic Michelin star restaurant. We will come back!
Home to the great British holiday since Victorian times, as well dinosaurs way back in the Jurassic period, the Isle of Wight is within easy roaming distance of The Hambrough hotel’s doorstep.
Forage for fossils with today's Groupon from The Hambrough. Choose from the following options:
• £280 for a two night stay for two (Up to 50% off)
In a luxury double room with en suite, Michelin star breakfast, and £25 each night to spend on evening meals at the Pond Cafe
Owned by acclaimed restaurateur Robert Thompson, The Hambrough is part of the chef’s luxury accommodation and fine dining enterprise. Each of the hotel's seven rooms has been awarded 5 AA stars due to stunning sea views of Ventor Bay or the countryside aspect over St Boniface downs, and The Hambrough restaurant downstairs gleams with one star acknowledgement from Michelin. Nestled a hop, skip, and jump from the beachfront, the hotel is also within a sandy stroll of its sister restaurant, the Pond Cafe.
Measuring only 26 miles in diameter, the Isle of Wight can be sightseen by bike or foot, with Jurassic fossils lurking in abundance on the western shores. Man-made relics can be explored in East Cowes, with the likes of former royal residence Osborne House and the 18th century Norris Castle making the cameras click. For a wander around more recent attractions, head to Ryde for its live music bars and occasional festivals.
Ferry: The ferry can be caught from Portsmouth to Ryde, which is roughly 20km from the hotel.
Train: Once on the UK mainland, regular services run to Portsmouth Harbour from London Waterloo, which is connected to the rest of the UK.