A 19th sea-fortress off the coast of the Isle of Wight has undergone a multi-million refurbishment and re-opened as one of the UK’s most isolated and exclusive hotels. No Man’s Fort boasts a collection of 22 suites, including a lighthouse one, which offer sweeping views of the Solent and come with opulent décor and full conveniences
No Man’s Fort lives up to its name as it sits in the Solent Strait and is almost 1.5 miles from the Isle of Wight. The only means of reaching it is by boat or helicopter. There are two helipads on the roof within striking distance of the barbecue pit and patio.
As well as the collection of suites, No Man’s Fort has 7,000-metres² of space for entertainment and is able to accommodate up to 200 guests for the likes of a wedding reception or anniversary party. Facilities are out of this world and include a hot tub on the roof, a cabaret bar and a nightclub.
The LaZer Battle Arena gives guests the opportunity of venting their inner selves, but all as a bit of fun. A game of billiards is perfect for relaxing after a day spent enjoying thrilling activities that include sea-kayak odysseys and kite surfing.
No Man’s Fort was one of three island forts built during the 1860s to protect seaways on the upper Solent and the city of Portsmouth from foreign invaders. Nowadays it is a flagship of the Amazing Venues portfolio which also includes Spitbank Fort, Chateau Rhianfa and Stanbrook Abbey.
Spitbank is one of the other two Solent forts. Amazing Venues is in the process of revamping the final one in the trio, Horse Sand Fort, and it will soon be another jewel in the collection’s crown.