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The Royal Hotel

The Royal Hotel is the Island's premier 4 AA Star Hotel. Built-in 1832, it is one of only 30 UK establishments to be listed in every Michelin Guide. It's set in pretty sub-tropical gardens. The hotel evokes the spirit of a bygone age and each room is individually decorated in a country house fashion. The stately Appuldurcombe restaurant has held 2 AA Rosettes for excellent food over 15 years. The Good Food Guide praises the hotel for 'refined dining in an elegant setting.' In the summer you can enjoy al fresco lunch on the Riviera Terrace with a stunning view across the English Channel.

What makes a stay at The Royal Hotel unique?

The Royal is renowned for offering the highest levels of customer service with their teams desire to make your holiday a truly special experince. The Royal have some of the best chefs anywhere on the Isle of Wight producing outstanding 2 AA Rosette food that can be enjoyed on the sunny terrace or historic dining room, where Queen Victoria once had afternoon tea. With the stunning seaside location of Ventnor comes opportunites to explore some of the best assets of the Isle of Wight on the doorstep of The Royal. With walks across St Boniface downs often highlighted by the pink and purple heather and wild flowers to boutique shopping and vibrant beaches a stones throw away. The Royal is the perfect home away from home for luxury, family friendly holidays. 

What are the rooms and facilities on offer at The Royal Hotel?

The Royal has 51 bedrooms each with their own character and decorated with fine fabrics and furnishings to make the most comfortable and luxury stay. Each room comes with a beautifully presented en-suite bathroom, flat-screen television and tea and coffee making facilities. Garden view rooms are available which overlook the hotels well kept gardens.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Ventnor area?

Ventnor is a renowned seaside resort on the Isle of Wight. Established in the Victorian era, it lies underneath the iconic St Boniface Down. Due to the sheltered location on the cliff of the Island's south coast, Ventnor receives a unique microclimate with more sunny days recorded than much of the British Isles. These temperatures have meant sub tropical plants have survived well at Ventnor Botanical Gardens, just a moments walk from The Royal Hotel. Just a short drive takes you to Devil's Chimney, a hot spot for walkers on the Island. With its narrow, steep path set in the rocky cliff face, once used by smugglers to give quick access to the bay. Explore caves, hideouts and take photos on the famed wishing chair. There is so much on offer in Ventnor and the surrounding areas.

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

Be it breakfast, lunch or dinner, The Royal Hotel have you covered with outstanding 2 AA Rosette food available on-site. The head chef Matthew Egan takes inspiration from the Island, using local produce to give guests an authentic Island taste to each bite. In addition to this, Ventnor is buzzing with fantastic restauraunts and public houses that rival anything elsewhere on the Island.

Top facilities

Free WiFi

Breakfast included

Free parking

Facilities & information


Breakfast included

Parking (free)

No smoking

Child friendly

Dog/Pet friendly

4 Star Official Rating


Free broadband access (wifi)

Electric Vehicle Charging

Private/enclosed garden

Outdoor terrace

Garden furniture

Swimming pool

Children's cots

Activities, Recreations, Games, Sports

Award Winning

Children's games

Bars, Cafes & Other

Conference & Meetings

Bathroom & Laundry

Children's highchairs

Woodland walks

Civil Licences


Luggage storage

24 hour security

Wedding Receptions, Civil Licenses

Other TV, Audio, Tel, Fax

Linen included

Towels included

Room Service & Food/Drink

Iron/ironing board

Hair dryers


Heated swimming pool


Bicycling, Cycling

Flying, Hang gliding, Paragliding, Hot Air Ballooning

Horse Riding, Equestrian

Jogging, running

Motor racing, go-karting, quad bikes, tanks

Rugby pitches

Sailing, boating, cruises, yachts

Shooting, Clay Shooting, Stalking

Surfing, Windsurfing, Diving, Jet Skis

Other Activities (generally outdoor)

Water sports

Other games & sports

Wildlife, bird watching


Pub (walking distance)

Pub (a short drive)

Historic houses


Golf course (walking distance)



Continental breakfast (included)

Cooked breakfast (included)

Lunch available (at additional cost)

Dinner available (at additional cost)


Extra info

Closed Times: 1 to 2 weeks, early January

Nearest Airport: Sandown

Nearest Airport Time: 20 minutes

Nearest Train Station: Shanklin

Nearest Railway Time: 15 minutes

Dinner Available: Yes

Vendor Accreditation: AA 4 Stars, AA 2 Rosettes

Amex: Yes

Mastercard: Yes

Visa: Yes

Number of rooms: 51

Single room price from: £140.00

Single room price to: £175.00

Double twin room price from: £210.00

Double twin room price to: £340.00

Suite room price from: £340.00

Suite room price to: £400.00

Arrival information and directions

Address: Belgrave Road, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, VentnorPO38 1JJ, United Kingdom

Take the A3055 main coastal road into Ventnor, then follow the one way system around the town. Turn left at the traffic lights into Church Street, bear left into Belgrave Road and the Royal Hotel can be found on the right.

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