Spitbank Fort Hotel located off the coast of Portsmouth, England is a high luxury hotel whose makeover from a 19th century naval fort built to protect the Brits from Napoleon III’s naval advances is a part of the project by Mike Clare’s Clarenco LLP. The entire project is intended to transform three forts into great tourist attractions as parts of the company’s ‘Amazing Venues’ collection. The other two forts are Horse Sand Fort, which already serves as a museum and living heritage centre, and No Man’s Land Fort, which is intended to be another, even bigger, hotel and spa with 27 rooms.
The makeover of Spitbank Fort cost $4,000,000, providing 8 luxurious bedroom suites and other amenities. The visitors reach the hotel with the help of the fort’s skipper that brings them to the hotel from the Royal Clarence Marina in Gosport.
The rooms are placed in former gun emplacements, but this has only brought them exotic quality without any army-like discomfort since they have been turned into plush and spacious apartments embellished by lavish furniture and tastefully designed interior featuring large beds and appropriately designed sofas, tables, chairs and other furniture and adornments.
Other facilities include several restaurants and bars and lounges, featuring the open air Lighthouse restaurant with magnificent views of the surrounding area, the Victory Bar and lounge with spacious and serene interior, the open Fire Pit that gives you the opportunity to enjoy magnificent views of the Isle of Wight and The Officer’s Mess restaurant where you can enjoy the creations of renowned chef Nikolaus Boyle.
Other amenities include the open air Hot Pool and a Spa, as well as Recreation Rooms where you can enjoy various time consuming activities.
Mike Clare and his talented team have managed to create an amazing hotel out of Spitbank Fort that is bound to be successful due to the fact that it is in one of the most unusual places for such a facility, but also boasts high luxury and lacks nothing that you might need in such a place. watch video below
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