This Ex-British Sea Fort Was Transformed into Luxury Resort Called No Man’s Land
Built between 1867 and 1880 to protect Portsmouth, this ex-British sea fort was transformed into luxury resort called No Man’s Land.
The fort was built in the Solent as part of the Plamerston Frots. It is located 2.2 kilometers off the coast of the Isle of Wight.
England’s fear of a French invasion was so prevalent that they build a series of intimidating sea forts off their southern coast in the Solent Strait.
However, they didn’t serve for much use, once the threat was gone.
Back then £462,500 were used to build this fort, which if adjusted for inflation is equivalent to £43.4 million at 2010 prices.
Among the years it has been used as a luxury home/hospitality center for high-paying guests. And it has been closed and re-opened several times.
Who Transformed the Old Fort?
The British company AmaZing Venues, saw and opportunity and stepped in. Armed with a plan to transform them into several unique island getaways, the company, bid on the forts.
And they’ve succeeded. A few years back they have opened their first project to the public. And this year, in April have opened their second, No Man’s Fort.
It is three times the size of their first project, has four floors and 75,000 square feet of play and lounge space, complete with a cabaret bar, night club, laser tag arena, hot tub BBQ facilities, mini golf area, and a rooftop glass atrium.
It can easily be called Britain’s most unique hotel, the former home to hundreds of soldiers, it is today one of the most unique spaces in the world.
How much does it cost to stay here?
The 22 suites start at $670 per night, or $1,700 for the lighthouse penthouse.
The Victorian sea fort located in the middle of the Solent, has been turned into a luxury impregnable haven.
It has the capacity to hold 200 people for parties and events, and 44 beds for your guests.
For those intent on relaxation, No Man’s offers its own spa, a choice of bars and a large sun deck for ocean views.
On arrival at the ocean hotspot, guests can hit up the shops, restaurants, luxury spa, rooftop bar and firepit, cabaret bar, nightclub or LaZer Battle Arena.
If water sports are more your style this is the perfect base for enjoying RIB rides, jet biking, sea kayaking, or kite surfing.
Source: AmaZing Venues. Check out the other project the company has at: amazingvenues.co.uk.
A spokesman for AmaZing Venues said: ‘No Man’s Fort is an inspiring private island that offers an unreal experience.
‘It is three times the size of Spitbank Fort and boasts its own lighthouse with spectacular views across the Solent.
‘You’d think being a mile offshore is unique enough, but we’ve crammed every possible space with unusual things to see and experience.’
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What do you think? Will you consider sleeping a night at this hotel?