We recently reported on the world’s first five-star yacht hotel, and now we’ve scouted another unique offering to add to our repertoire of unusual accommodations. TheCoolist recently broke the story about the Spitbank Fort Sea Hotel, a historic sea fort in the English Channel that’s been transformed into a small luxury hotel with just eight suites.
Constructed in the 18th century to defend against a French naval attack, the fort has morphed into an exclusive private island that’s perfect for weddings and private events. Housed in the former gun emplacements, the Commodore Rooms and Admiral Suites are equipped with king beds and spacious bathrooms. The crème de la crème is the “Crow’s Nest,” a luxury suite with its own private balcony.
There’s a bar sponsored by Laurent-Perrier; a restaurant called The Officer’s Mess that’s retained its arched, brickwork ceilings; a fire pit where aperitifs are served overlooking the Isle of Wight; a rooftop hot tub and sauna; plus multiple games rooms (think billiards and poker). For more information about the Spitbank Fort Sea Hotel, which is accessed by ferry from the Victorian Coast, visit www.spitbankfort.com