Approximately one mile off the coast of Portsmouth, the Solent Forts, consisting of three ancient fortresses, are some of the most unusual hotel and exclusive use venues imaginable, accessible only by boat. Built between 1865 and 1880 to protect the port and to deter Napoleon from invading, these inspiring properties have been transformed into luxury island hotels and are some of the most atmospheric, iconic and legendary venues you can find. Choose to stay on Spitbank Fort or No Mans Fort and you won’t just have ‘a room with a view’, you will be surrounded by 360 degrees of uninterrupted sea views.
Spitbank Fort is a five star boutique hotel available to hire exclusively or to book for an overnight stay. With individually furnished bedrooms and suites, each tastefully designed with styles ranging from traditional and classic to chic and contemporary, each room provides all the latest creature comforts whilst retaining the unique character and history of the property. Officially classified as an Ancient Monument, where large cannons once stood in gun emplacements is where you will now find eight luxurious guest bedroom suites. With a rooftop hot pool and sauna, Victory Bar and original Bolt Hole, the whole fort can be yours to explore. Spitbank Fort truly is a hotel experience like no other.
No Man’s Fort is three times larger than Spitbank Fort and is ideal for thrill-seekers and fun lovers. With five bars, roof top hot tubs, a Lazer Battle, Cabaret Club and a fire pit where you can toast marshmallows under the stars, there really is something for everyone. Offering a host of day and evening experiences from a guided fort tour and afternoon tea to a weekend lunch experience or delectable dinner at sea, you don’t need to stay over to enjoy everything No Man’s Fort has to offer.
The Solent Forts are the perfect retreat for extraordinary leisure breaks, celebrations and corporate events and with an array of exhilarating activities, from Rib rides and fort fishing to spa treatments and rum tasting, along with a team dedicated to you and gourmet dining, Solent Forts are ideal for when you need to make a big impression.
With a range of unique and historic properties, Amazing Venues strives to deliver incredible events, experiences, functions and meetings carefully tailored to suit individual requirements and exceeding even the highest expectations. From a 15th century castle in the Scottish Highlands to these historic sea forts just off the coast of Portsmouth, guests can expect unusual and memorable surroundings, far removed from typical hotel offerings. With exceptional service, stunning architecture and idyllic settings to match, guests will discover truly incredible experiences that they will wish to repeat time and time again.
For further information and reservations:
www.solentforts.com, 02392 809 767
www.amazingvenues.co.uk 0330 333 7 222