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The Royal Hotel

Belgrave Road, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1JJ

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Belgrave Road, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1JJ

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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 stunning view across the English Channel.

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10 of My Favourite Hotel Bars by Adrian Mourby

"On the Isle of Wight the Royal Hotel has been providing accommodation, afternoon teas and hearty dinners since the days when young Queen Victoria used to visit. Nowadays it also offers a discreet modern bar to the right of the main lobby (just behind the baby grand piano). Given the grandeur of the early Victorian dining room, it’s a surprise to find this streamlined drinking lounge that seats just 30 people.

Dan Reynolds, the head barman has been at the Royal for five years and he has been responsible for introducing the espresso martini (vodka, Kahlua and freshly brewed espresso) and a negroni made with HMS Victory Gin. This unique distillation is a recent creation by the Isle of Wight Distillery who partnered with the National Maritime Museum to produce a unique Navy Strength Gin. A percentage of the profits from this thumpingly powerful spirit goes to support the ongoing restoration of Nelson’s flagship.

The bar also serves wines from Adgestone, one of Britain’s oldest working vineyards, which is located on the highest point of the Isle of Wight. Using grape varieties like Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir and Seyval Blanc, Adgestone recently took Silver at the Wessex Wine awards."

Top 10 English Seaside Hotels by Adrian Mourby

"Ventnor on the Isle of Wight is a pretty little town with a small beach and a Smugglers’ Inn sitting on the English Channel. It was of no significance at all until 1866 when the railways arrived and it became possible to cross Britain’s second largest island from the ferry port at Ryde in just 25 minutes. Suddenly Ventnor with its warm, fresh microclimate took off as a tourist destination, especially for those were recovering from consumption and couldn’t afford the mountain air of Switzerland. Charles Dickens – himself in rude health - took a holiday nearby when writing David Copperfield and claimed the views were “ only equalled by shores found in the Mediterranean.”

Even before the resort came to national prominence, there was a hotel at the top of the cliffs above Ventnor. The Royal was founded in 1832, and its name is supposedly derived from Queen Victoria, grand daughter of the famous sea-bathing king calling in to take tea. In the 1840s the Queen and her Prince Consort Albert built a family home on the island. Osbourne House remained her favourite home even after the prince’s death in 1861. Its presence gave tourism to the Isle of Wight an indirect royal endorsement.

The Royal was constructed from two solid three-storey townhouses with an archway for carriages running between them. That passageway has now been glassed over, making a conservatory entrance with the words “Royal” and “Hotel” on either side what looks like the coat of arms of St George. Inside, the hotel has 51 bedrooms, an understated modern bar and an overstated dining room with blue stripes and gold leaf that recalls the neoclassical 1830s.

Guests can walk down to the beach, take it easy in the hotel gardens or try something a little more exciting on a modern rib that the hotel has just bought. If you haven’t tried bounding round the British coastline in a rib then you do not know what it is to be truly wet but this high speed dinghy bouncing by at 45 knots is a perfect way to see the coastline of the Isle of Wight. The hotel even throws in champagne and salmon sandwiches to make your afternoon truly memorable."

Ten Venues for Twenties Themed Weddings by Liz Coggins

"The architecture, design, setting and romantic ambience of The Royal creates a magical backdrop to step back in time. The pretty subtropical, lush gardens and the geranium terrace are perfect for pre-reception drinks and provide a wonderful backdrop for photographs. Whether you choose the elegant and stylish grandeur of the dining room or the Riveria Terrace for an alfresco wedding breakfast experienced The Royal will create your very own dream menu."

10 Historic South Coast Hotels by Adrian Mourby

"The Ventnor Hotel was built in 1832 when its most famous future resident was not yet queen. It was Victoria’s surgeon Sir James Clarke who recommended the air on the Isle of Wight for the royal personage. Suddenly this hotel in a sleepy fishing village found itself not only fashionable but able to rename itself The Royal. Today the hotel is one of only 30 in the UK to have been listed in every Michelin Guide since 1911."

The Fifteen Best Island Hotels by Greg Cook

"England’s largest island, almost kissing the coast of Hampshire, has been a favourite holiday destination for centuries. Blessed with wonderful beaches, grand Victorian architecture, and a world-renowned music festival, there’s something here for everyone. The Royal Hotel in Ventnor is much the same - a 150 year-old historic jewel offering fifty-three individually furnished rooms, along with old-fashioned service, splendid period décor, an award-winning restaurant, lush sub-tropical gardens and a terrific sea views."

Information on The Royal Hotel , Belgrave Road , Ventnor

No. of bedrooms: Total: 53        
Types of room: Single, Twin, Double, Twin/Double, Family
Room rates guide: Single:  £105.00-£120.00
Double/Twin:  £175.00-£195.00
Suites:  £255.00-£275.00
Room with Breakfast
General info: Credit Cards Accepted:  Amex, Delta, Diners, Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, JCB, Solo, Visa
When Closed:  3rd -17th Jan 2012
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome (under 3s not permitted in restaurant for dinner service)
Dog Friendly:  Dogs Permitted (not permitted in public areas and premier rooms)
Smoking Permitted:  No
Wheelchair Access:  Yes
Accreditation: AA 4 Stars, AA 2 Rosettes
Room facilities: Colour TV, direct dial telephone, Wi-Fi internet access available, Hairdryer, Luxury toiletries, Tea & coffee making facilties
General facilities: Gardens, terrace, Outdoor heated swimming pool, Award-winning restaurant, Bar, Civil ceremony licence, Wedding receptions, 1 meeting room, Conference facilities, For up to 40 delegates, Private dining
Indoor activities: Board games
Activities nearby: Golf, Kitesurfing, Sailing, power boating, yacht chartering, Clay shooting, Handgliding, paragliding, Horse riding, Jet bikes, Laser games, Mountain biking
Local directions: 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.
Nearest major city:
Nearest major airport:
Nearest railway stn:
Southampton (1 hour)
Southampton (1 hour)
Shanklin (15 mins)

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Mon 16 Sep 2019 – Thu 31 Oct 2019

2 Night Autumn Breaks
September from £570 | October from £530

Relax and unwind in our beautiful hotel and enjoy a sumptuous dinner each evening in our 2 AA Rosette Restaurant.

Offer based on 2 persons sharing and includes:
Two night stay in a classic double/twin room
Full English breakfast each morning
3-course dinner each evening
Return car ferry from Southampton

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Sun 30 Dec 2018 – Thu 02 Jan 2020

£590 per person

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Additional nights available for £95.00 pppn including dinner.

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Fri 08 Nov 2019 – Sun 10 Nov 2019

8-10 November
Classic double/twin - £470 for two persons includes:

Tour and taster experience at The Garlic Farm and IOW Cheese Company.

Mini Kitchen experience, chef masterclass and two local produce demonstrations and fresh seasonal vegetable bag from Living Larder!

Dinner each evening, full English breakfast every morning and
return car ferry from Southampton.

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Mon 23 Dec 2019 – Fri 27 Dec 2019

23 - 27 December 2019 | £765 per person

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Additional nights available for £95.00pppn including dinner.

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Fri 27 Dec 2019 – Mon 30 Dec 2019

27, 28 and 29 December

A perfect escape for those seeking some much needed rest and relaxation between two of the biggest dates in our calendars.

2 nights £500 | 3 nights £690

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Full English breakfast
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Return car ferry from Southampton

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Review of The Royal Hotel

Posted on by Jo LCustomer stayed Jan 2017

We love it here so much! Househunting in the area and use the hotel as a base!


Review of The Royal Hotel

Posted on by Jackie BCustomer stayed Jan 2017

A birthday celebration. I was made to feel special. Superb food and service as always!


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Posted on by Bradley GCustomer stayed Mar 2016

We come to the Island regularly and always enjoy afternoon tea at The Royal. It's always a treat and pleasure.


Review of The Royal Hotel

Posted on by Jo JCustomer stayed Mar 2016

Wonderful!


Review of The Royal Hotel

Posted on by Karen BCustomer stayed Mar 2016

Delicious lunch coupled with superb service

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