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Isle of Wight hotel named among UK's best

Wed 18 Jan 2012

Isle of Wight hotel named among UK's best

Tourists may be tempted to book Isle of Wight holidays in order to stay in a hotel that has been named among the best accommodation in the UK.

The Hillside in Ventnor came second in the tenth annual Travellers' Choice Hotel Awards, which have been dubbed the Oscars of the hotel world.

It was also in the top 20 of the list in 2011 but has moved up 16 places for the 2012 awards, only being beaten by the Charterhouse Hotel in Torquay, which was fourth last year.

"These awards celebrate the best hotels in the UK and beyond according to those that really matter, travellers themselves," commented Emma Shaw, TripAdvisor spokeswoman.

She added bed and breakfasts performed particularly well in the poll, with eight of the top ten made up of this type of accommodation.

Hillside owner Gert Bach told the Isle of Wight County Press that everyone at the venue is "humbled" by the votes from the TripAdvisor placing it second in the awards.

He noted: "A big thanks to all guests who gave feedback and inspired Team Hillside with their warmth to provide the utmost in service and value. We hope Hillside is becoming known for its lovely guests."

The hotel is perhaps best known for its sea views, with tourists on Isle of Wight holidays able to check out the contemporary Scandinavian interior that was fitted in 2009.

Each of the rooms at the accommodation is fitted with Wi-Fi internet and flat screen televisions, while there are also bright en-suite bathrooms for the use of guests.

In all, the hotel has three single rooms, two twins and seven doubles, meaning it is able to sleep 21 people, which could make it the ideal place for a group to stay during Isle of Wight holidays.

Its restaurant offers a top three-course meal priced at £28 per person, which is served at 19:00 each night.

Posted by Jon NobleADNFCR-3083-ID-801268146-ADNFCR

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