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Spitbank Fort

Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
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Unique and exclusive, an historic fort offers luxury rooms, spa facilities and restaurant out to sea, in The Solent.

Situated in The Solent off Portsmouth is a luxury property like no other and is already regarded as one of the world’s most unique venues and is receiving rave reviews from across the globe.

A sea fort built as a result of an 1859 Royal Commission, although not completed until 1878, to protect Portsmouth harbour from an attack from Napoleon III. An exclusive venue available for exclusive use or overnight breaks. Spitbank Fort is luxurious with a hot pool - a hot tub on the roof, sauna, steam room, fitness facility and fire pit and panoramic views across The Solent. You can reach this private island in 30 minutes by boat from Portsmouth or Southampton.

There are 8 rooms in all - choose between Executive Suite, Executive Suite with waterbed and Superior Suite. Each feature deep soaking bathtubs, complimentary wireless internet and iPod docking stations, plus separate sitting areas and coffee/tea makers. There is also a bar/lounge, restaurant and arcade/games room.

An overnight stay package includes a champagne reception, luxury buffet lunch, a five-course dinner and a full English breakfast, plus return boat journey. Prices start from £450 per night for 2 people for the luxurious Admiral Suites, Commodore Suites and Commodore Suite with waterbed.

No children under 18. Group reservations and weddings possible. Sleeps 18 in total, or functions for up to 60 people. Solent Forts are available for overnight fort breaks, exclusive use, special events, private parties, wedding receptions, corporate hire and our legendary Lunch Experiences on Saturdays and Sundays.

Few venues in the world can offer the privacy and exclusivity, character and quirkiness, of these remarkable former gun emplacements.

Room Types

Double Ensuite

Nearest Airport/s

Southampton