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Fortress converted to a luxury private island and hotel
Spitbank Fort is an unusual and historic sea fortress in the Solent, off Portsmouth. Now a luxury exclusive venue and hotel, the fort was formerly home to hundreds of soldiers guarding the approaches to Portsmouth. The arms and ammunition have long been removed, making way for nine luxuriously furnished bedroom suites, three bars, three restaurant areas, and spa facilities.
Truly stunning luxury.
The Officer's Mess
The Officer's Mess is the stunning restaurant at Spitbank Fort. The historic arched, brickwork ceilings are expertly juxtaposed with the modern dining facilities. Not only is the interior stunning, but the room offers views towards Portsmouth Harbour and Spinnaker Tower.
The Victory Bar
The stunning Victory Bar sponsored by Laurent-Perrier is a comfortable lounge area and is furnished with comfortable armchairs and sofas and is perfect for relaxation.
The Crow's Nest
The Crow's Nest is a modern and contemporary room with stunning views of the Solent and Portsmouth Harbour. This spectacular room is great for relaxation, holding intimate events and with its own terrace is perfect for barbecues.
The Fire Pit
With the stunning views towards the Isle of Wight, our Fire Pit is the perfect base to watch the sun set over the Solent.
With blankets and comfortable benches surrounding the fire pit this experience is not complete without an aperitif or hot chocolate.
Within the basement of the Fort there are many historical rooms that have been transformed into magnificent recreation rooms. We have everything from darts to bar billiards, a pinball machine to a poker table.
Hot Pool & Sauna
The Hot Pool and Sauna are ideal for enjoying yourself in a restful environment. Offering their own changing rooms and showers they can be used at your leisure come day or night. Both are situated on the roof meaning you won't miss out on the views of the Solent, Isle of Wight and our other two stunning forts.
There is an abundance of things that you can get up to during your stay on Spitbank Fort, but if you want to stretch your legs then the Spitbank Fort skipper will ferry you over to the mainland.
Only 15 minutes away lies hundreds of years of naval history, bars, shops, theatres and museums.
If shopping is your sport then Gunwharf Quays is the place to visit. You can shop in over 90 designer outlets, eat at one of 30 bars and restaurants or enjoy bowling or a trip to the cinema.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Home to the over 800 years of naval history including the HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and the Mary Rose story.
The Mary Rose Museum
Based within the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard the Mary Rose museum showcases King Henry VIII's favourite ship in its splendour.
Explore Lord Nelson's flagship and get an insight into the world of the Georgian Navy about HMS Victory.
Enjoy the views of Portsmouth, The Isle of Wight and the Solent from 170 metres up at Spinnaker Tower. With its 350 degree views and walk on glass floor, Spinnaker Tower offers a breathtaking sight.
The Birthplace of Charles Dickens
Setp in the world of the 19th Century Dickens family and visit the birthplace of the world famous Charles Dickens, novelist, journalist and social commentator.
Spitbank Fort can also help facilitate a trip to the picturesque Isle of Wight to visit Cowes and Queen Victoria's own amazing retreat, Osborne House. Other activities they can help to organise include high speed rib-rides, angling trips, and luxury yacht charters.
Sunday Lunch at Sea
Ever imagined dining above the waves on your very own island? Spitbank Fort is open every Sunday for Sunday Lunch.
This is your chance to come aboard the fort and experience a totally unique and special dining experience.
Your voyage begins with an arrival drink at the departure lounge, before a champagne reception on the Fort. You can then enjoy a guided tour of the Fort and get an insight into the Fort's remarkable history, before tucking into a 3 course lunch prepared on site by Spitbank Fort Chefs.
Sunday Lunches at Sea are an unusual gift experience or a great day for the whole family with adults just £95pp and children's* tickets just £75pp.