No Man's Fort

Portsmouth, Hampshire

up to -56% today On selected offers.

Executive room

Executive room

A bucket-list stay in a converted Solent sea fort

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This offer includes a full fort breakfast and three-course dinner with tea and coffee.

A guided tour of the fort and boat transfers from/to Gunwharf Quays (departure for the fort at 12pm, and return transfers to the quays upon check-out) are also included. Please note that the boat transfer departure times are strict, and transfers will not be re-arranged for late arrivals who miss the boat; guests are advised to arrive with plenty of time to spare.

Please note that dinner is served on sharing tables, tables for two can be requested but not guaranteed.

This offer is available for stays between November 2018 and January and is based on two adults only.

Pets are not allowed in this hotel.

This hotel prides itself on being an adults-only retreat and as such, doesn’t allow children under the age of 18.

Check-in is at 11.30am and check-out before a departure transfer at 10am.

Travel is not included.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 56% off. Our discount is calculated by reference to the hotel’s own prices or by reference to an appropriate source reflective of the hotel’s own prices. An example of our top discount is:

On 22/11/2018 two people may book a one-night stay in an Executive room (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £349 per room, per night, compared to the publicly available rate of £800 per room, per night. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 56%.

The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 11/10/2018.

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

Travel by boat for a once-in-a-lifetime stay on a historic Solent fort, with boat transfers, breakfast, three-course dinner and a guided tour


Take to the water for an unforgettable stay in a converted sea fort in the Solent – an ambitious new addition to the original Spitbank Fort. The 75,000 square-foot No Man's Fort was built between 1865 and 1880, as part of four forts that were designed to protect Portsmouth from attack. Since they were never used in active defence, they became known as the 'Palmerston's Follies' – after the prime minister of the time.

Only open since spring 2015, this once impenetrable island has been transformed into a luxury space and, conversely, invites intruders to its sanctuary all year round. Executive rooms are elegant and homely, with huge comfy beds. Carpeted floors and touches of nautical style complete a cosy ambience that affords a fitting contrast to the lashing waves outside. Each of the rooms offers glorious sea views.


Like its younger sister, Spitbank Fort, No Man's Fort also has a choice of bars which provide the perfect spot for a pre- or post-dinner tipple. Gourmet dining is on hand, alongside lunch and afternoon tea.

Please note that dining is on sharing tables; tables of two are available on request but cannot be guaranteed.


Make your way to the sauna and rooftop hot tubs to relax at your own leisure, however, don’t forget to explore the Fort and take in its history – particularly the Sea Bunker – at your own pace. After dinner, wrap up in snug blankets under the stars with hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows around the rooftop firepit.


No Man's Fort is located just under one and a half miles from the Isle of Wight in the Solent, offering a unique perspective on the coastline. The fort is reached by private boat transfer from Portsmouth's Gunwharf Quays, where parking is available (and payable directly to Gunwharf Quays).

Good to know

Please be aware that No Man's Fort is a weather-dependent venue and may have to postpone or rearrange stays if transits cannot be performed safely.

Guests will check in at 11.30am and depart for the fort at 12pm; return transfers to the quays will be arranged upon check-out. Please note that boat transfer departure times are strict, and transfers will not be re-arranged for late arrivals who miss the boat; guests are advised to allow plenty of time to spare.

Please also note that dining is on sharing tables; tables of two are available on request but cannot be guaranteed.

Parking is available at Gunwharf Quays Outlet shopping centre and payable directly to Gunwharf Quays.

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Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 3FH

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We like

  • Staying at this new and truly unusual hotel, set in an old Solent fort
  • Having boat transfers included for a fuss-free experience
  • Wrapping up around the rooftop firepit with hot chocolate at night

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