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Spitbank Fort

An extraordinary private island hotel in the Solent

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Up to 40% off hotel's rack rate ?
Accommodation in an Commodore Suite, including lunch, dinner and breakfast.

Day one:

  • 11:30- Arrive at Royal Clarence Departure Lounge where your Spitbank Crew awaits
  • 11:45- Tea and coffee or a tot of rum in the Departure Lounge
  • 12:30- Arrive on-board to a chilled glass of champagne
  • 13:00- A guided tour of the Fort
  • 14:00- A light lunch, served in the Crow's Nest
  • 15:00- Explore the fort & use the on-board faicilities
  • 16:30- Enjoy a delicious Fort Made cake for afternoon Tea in the Victory Bar
  • 19:15- Canapes Served in Crow's Nest
  • 20:00- Dinner served in the dining room, followed by coffee served in the Crow's Nest, after which you're free to relax by the fire pit and enjoy the facilities on-board

    On day two:

  • 8:30- Breakfast served in the Officer's Mess
  • 10:00- Departure for Royal Clarence Departure lounge

This offer is available for stays between October and December 2014 and is based on two adults only.

Travel is not included.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 50% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the hotel's rack rate. An example of our top discount is:

On 15/12/2014, two people may book one-night stay in an Commodore Suite (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £499 per suite, per night, compared to the hotel's rack rate of £999 per suite, per night. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 50%.

The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 26/09/2014.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

A luxury, full-board stay at Spitbank Fort - a unique hotel off the South Coast with a rooftop hot tub

The historic Spitbank Fort may not have fulfilled its original purpose as a naval defence, but it turns out it was destined for far more glamorous things. Now one of the most exclusive and unique hotels in the British Isles, this private island playground features spa facilities, a Laurent-Perrier Champagne bar and eight luxuriously converted rooms.

With its own departure lounge in Royal Clarence Marina, the experience starts before you're even on the water. You'll travel by private boat across the Solent and check in to a room complete with super kingsize beds, high riveted ceilings, cowhide rugs and masses of space - enough for each room to have been divided into two if the designers had felt less decadent.

There are three bars at this five-star retreat, alongside a wine cellar and games rooms. Up on the decked roof, there's a fire pit, hot pool, sauna and restored red lighthouse with an observation deck for surveying those far-reaching views of the South Coast and Isle of Wight.

Good to know

Please note that there is a different itinerary on Sunday to the rest of the week - you can find both detailed itineraries in the offer details.

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In contrast to the sea-lashed exterior, the rooms at Spitbank Fort are a transformation of luxury furnishings and leading interior design. Working with the riveted ceilings and exposed red brick, the rooms boast an impressive floor plan, super kingsize beds and a large flatscreen TV. Stylish rugs and contemporary seating are mixed with globes and telescopes - the adventurer's essentials.


The Officer's Mess is a beautifully atmospheric setting for fine dining, with historic arched ceilings and views towards the harbour. The Crow's Nest is more modern, with plenty of light and access to a barbeque terrace. The Laurent-Perrier Champagne bar has to be one of the most exclusive spots anywhere in the world.


Occupying an isolated spot a mile from the shore, Spitbank Fort offers total privacy and a unique perspective on the South Coast. With panoramic views of the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth Harbour and Spinnaker Tower, you can relax on the rooftop and watch the sun rise (or set, more likely) over land and sea. The fort is reached by private boat transfer from Portsmouth's Royal Clarence Marina.

Please see the full itinerary for your stay below:

Day 1

  • Arrive at the Royal Clarence Marina, the private departure lounge, where the crew, tea, coffee and rum awaits
  • Full steam ahead, as you depart from our own private launch to Spitbank Fort
  • Greeted aboard the luxurious Spitbank with a chilled glass of champagne
  • Grand historic tour commences, showing off the best of British military architecture and lovingly restored original artefacts
  • Feast on a sumptuous buffet lunch served in the Crow’s Nest (guests will be seated at a sharing table)
  • Explore the restored lighthouse with spectacular views of the Solent Forts, South Coast and Isle of Wight.
  • Chill out in the rooftop hot pool followed by a relax in the sauna with the best views in town
  • Tea, coffee and a slice of fort-made cake served in the Victory Bar (dressing gowns provided for a stylish cover up), before returning to the pool with champagne in hand
  • Time to explore the fort, play games, fly kites or go fishing
  • Fort siren sounds as guests are called to the Crow’s Nest for canapés
  • A gourmet three-course dinner is served in the Officers Mess, followed by tea and coffee
  • Under the stars wrapped in snug blankets, enjoy a hot chocolate whilst toasting marshmallows around the rooftop fire pit
Day 2
  • Fort Breakfast served in the Officers Mess
  • After breakfast, leave your luggage outside your room and complete check-out in the Victory Bar
  • Departure for mainland, passing naval ships on board the catamaran
  • Arrival at Royal Clarence Departure Lounge

Spitbank Fort, Royal Clarence Marina, Weevil Way, Gosport PO12 1AX

The best bit...

Private boat transfers, boutique bedrooms and fine food at this luxe converted sea fort

We like

  • Snug blankets and hot chocolate by the fire pit, which looks out towards the Isle of Wight
  • Travelling in style, with a private departure lounge at Royal Clarence Marina and Bond-style water transfers
  • The eight rooms - a revelation of luxury furnishings and original brickwork
  • Staying in one of the most exclusive and unusual hotels in Britain

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