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Spitbank Fort

An extraordinary private island hotel in the Solent

Boutique rooms and fine food at this luxe converted sea fort, with a rooftop hot tub and extras

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Up to 45% hotel's rack rate ?
Accommodation in a Commodore suite, including lunch, dinner and breakfast.

Day one:

  • 11:30- Arrive at Gunwharf Quays Departure Lounge, where your Spitbank Crew awaits
  • 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 facilities
  • 16:30- Enjoy a delicious fort-made cake for afternoon tea in the Victory Bar
  • 19:15- Canapés served in the 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- Depart for Royal Clarence Departure Lounge

This offer is available for stays between June and October 2015 and is based on two adults only.

Check-in is at 11:30am and check-out is at 10am.

Travel is not included.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 45% 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 15/07/2015, two people may book one-night stay in a Commodore suite (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £549 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 45%.

The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 18/06/2015.

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

This offer is also subject to the AmaZing Venues’ terms and conditions, available at:

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

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 Gunwharf Quays, 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 king-size 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, heated pool, sauna and restored red lighthouse with an observation deck for surveying those far-reaching views of the South Coast and Isle of Wight.

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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 flat-screen 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 barbecue 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 Gunwharf Quays.

Solent Forts Port Office, Canalside, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3FH

We like

  • Travelling in style, with a private departure lounge at Gunwharf Quays 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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