Portsmouth: Full Board Stay for Two on Luxury Island Retreat, with Private Island Experience at Spitbank Fort

Portsmouth: Luxury Full Board Stay for Two People on a Private Island


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The Hotel

With a history dating back to 1860s, Spitbank Fort is a luxury hotel housed in a fully restored Napoleonic fort which occupies a scenic position in the Solent. Its secluded location and state-of-the-art decor set the backdrop for ultimate relaxation which starts with a boat transfer and a glass of Champagne on arrival.

The hotel offers accommodation in eight suites, all decorated with great attention to detail. Commodore Suites feature king beds, radios, TVs, hot drink-making facilities, and bathrooms. In-room relaxation is topped with undisturbed sea views.

Appetites are taken care of with gourmet buffet lunch, sumptuous four-course dinner, and breakfast the next morning. Hot chocolate and marshmallows straight from the fire pit on the roof terrace titillate guests’ tastebuds in the evening. The terrace doubles up as a sun deck and features a hot pool and a sauna.


Day 1

  • From check-in at the Solent Forts Port Office in Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, ahead of the departure
  • 10:00 - Please be sure to check-in no later than 11:30am
  • 12:00 - Full steam ahead, as the boat departs from the Commercial Pontoon to Spitbank Fort - life jackets optional but cameras compulsory!
  • 12:30 - Arrival aboard the Spitbank Fort where a chilled glass of Champagne awaits
  • 13:00 - Grand historic tour commences, showing off the best of British military architecture and lovingly restored original artefacts
  • 13:45 - A sumptuous buffet lunch is served in the Officer’s Mess, where guests can enjoy picturesque views of the Solent Forts, South Coast and the Isle of Wight
  • 15:30 - Chill out in a rooftop hot pool, followed by a relax in the sauna with the best views for miles around
  • 17:00 - Time to explore the Fort, play games or go fishing
  • 19:15 - Enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the Victory Bar (chargeable extra)
  • Fort Siren sounds as guests are called to the dinner
  • 20:00 - A gourmet four-course dinner is served in the Officers’ Mess
  • 22:00 - Back to the Victory Bar to enjoy the fire pit with hot chocolate and marshmallows (weather permitting)

Day 2

  • 08:30 Full Fort Breakfast served in the Officers’ Mess
  • 09:30 After breakfast, please leave the luggage outside the room and check out at the Victory Bar
  • 10:30 Departure for the mainland
  • 11:00 Estimated arrival time at Gunwharf Quays Port Office

Timings subject to change

Groupon’s Guide to Portsmouth

Situated on the southern coast of England, Portsmouth has played a huge role as a port city throughout its long history, tracing back to the Roman era, and has also been one of the first cities in the world to enter the Industrial Revolution. With such a history, it was bound to become an irresistible magnet for all those interested in the intricacies of the British imperial past.

Those who love maritime stories will be thrilled to step on board of Lord Nelson’s HMS Victory, to see the remainings of Henry VIII’s favourite Mary Rose or to breathe the air of the past in the heritage Portsmouth Harbour. Meanwhile, the bookworms won’t miss the opportunity to follow the footpaths of Charles Dickens from the small terraced house where he was born.

What You Get

Included in all options:

  • Commodore Suite for 2 people
  • Return boat transfer
  • Champagne on arrival
  • Gourmet buffet lunch
  • Historical tour of the fort
  • 4-course dinner
  • Hot chocolate and marshmallows at the fire pit
  • Breakfast

Policies and Fees

  • No cancellations; reservation is non-refundable
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability
  • No children allowed; over 18s only
  • No city tax
  • Travel window: until 31 Aug 2019


  • Check-in: 11:30am
  • Check-out: after breakfast
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • No pets allowed
  • Public parking available but is not included in the package

The Fine Print

* The price applies to a Commodore Suite, and not per person
* Selected dates of stay cannot be modified once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
* No cancellations; reservation is non-refundable
* No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
* Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
* No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
* Must be 18 or older to check in (with a valid ID)
* Credit/debit card required at check-in
* No city tax
* Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services
* In order to facilitate your stay, your name and email address may be shared with the hotel for communication related to your stay only
* Travel window: until 31 Aug 2019
* Please note that due to the unique location of the forts in the Solent please be aware that they can be susceptible to certain wind directions and wind speeds making access or egress unsuitable. The Forts endeavour to give a minimum of 24hrs notice of this situation. Solent Forts cannot be held liable for any costs incurred in travel arrangements made if access to the forts is not possible

Reference prices based on the rates available on hotel's website on 31 May 2019.

Offer sold by Groupon International Travel GmbH.

Other Details

Room Details

Commodore Suite

  • Standard occupancy: two people
  • Maximum occupancy: two people
  • Children are not allowed

Hotel Policy

  • Check-in: 11:30am
  • Check-out: after breakfast
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • No pets allowed
  • Transfer to and from the fort from Gunwharf Quays is included
  • Public parking available but is not included in the package
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