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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England

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191lynn
Truro, United Kingdom
1 review
“home from home”
Reviewed 2 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

a beautiful house,very comfortable and homely. the fresh flowers and bowl of fruit a welcome extra. although on a steep hill buses every half hour from town centre. we loved a little cafe in town called cantina. lots to do on the island, found a little cafe in Benbridge called Foxes wonderful family run with great food.

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Liked best: comfort and views
Liked least: steep hill
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Tina M
Emsworth, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Simply stunning”
Reviewed 5 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

This was a short break with friends.
House immaculate. Rooms tastefully furnished. Kitchen impressively kitted out. Bedrooms large and spacious. Large bedroom with ensuite at the top of house particularly lovely.
The real bonus was seen the following morning. Stunning views of the sea. The decking area was lovely and we were able to sit out for breakfast as well as lunch.
Ventnor is hilly but we were all aware of this. The walk into the town center takes about 10mins. Great little tapas restaurant to be found on the high street. Also some great coastal walks.
Overall a impressive place to stay.

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183Sparkl...
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Picture perfect :)”
Reviewed 11 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

A wonderfully, spacious, clean and well maintained house. The views from the bedrooms are beautiful, as is the Island. There are plenty of activities for families, our children (6 &9) loved The Robin Hill adventure park and our day out at The Needles. If you go, make sure you experience the chairlifts down to the beach and for a total buzz go on the speedboat trip.

The owner phoned us during our stay to see how our holiday was going, if we where happy with the house and did we have any suggestions to help improve future stays for others. A really nice touch.

We would definitely recommend this property. So spacious, we where never under each others feet, a real kick back and relax place.

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Liked best: Fabulous views and a beautiful house.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
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MrsGemmaD...
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51 reviews
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“Stunning house... Everything we could have asked for”
Reviewed 30 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This house is absolutely beautiful with the incredible views and fantastic facilities and amenities. We stayed here with my family (9 of us including a 2yr old) and there was plenty of room for all of us.

The kitchen is well equipped with lots of cutlery and crockery, dishwasher, cooker, and microwave and they even leave you lots of cooking ingredients and condiments that they just ask you to refill if you use the last bit. What more could you want?

The bedrooms are spacious and clean with beautiful decor. Plenty of hanging and storage space in each room. Bed are very comfy, but if you are allergic to feather pillows/duvets as I am... You might wake up a bit bunged up!

The views from the upstairs bedrooms are amazing! Simply stunning and all bedrooms on the back have floor to ceiling views with patio doors so you can enjoy the views all day long.

The outdoor space and patio areas are lovely, with plenty of seating and space for children to play. Just watch young children though as there is a section that has quite a drop (it is roped off) and there is a pond too. So I would leave little ones unattended. Other than that it was perfect.

All in all, we loved Gills Cliff House. We managed to park two cars on the driveway with some careful placement, but it can be difficult to get out sometimes as the road can be busy.

It's about a 10 minute walk to the esplanade and shops, but it's not for the faint hearted!! Lots of very steep hills and steps but Ventnor is so beautiful that you shouldn't let that put you off.

Thank you so much to the owners for allowing us to stay... We just wished the weather had been better, but your beautiful house meant that even those rainy days didn't spoil our enjoyment.

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moses_11
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Amazing location”
Reviewed 25 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

A beautiful house with an amazing view from the extremely large decking and bedrooms. What a lovely view to wake up to. We have spent a wonderful week on this glorious island coming back each evening to a wonderfully equipped house. Lots of little extras made this a week to remember. Thank you for sharing your lovely home. The booking experience was made stress free thanks to John Allen the property manager. We would definitely stay again at Gills Cliff House the next time we visit.

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Liked best: Obviously the magnificent views
Liked least: Absolutely nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
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