The Seaview Hotel & Restaurant

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The Seaview Hotel Restaurant and Bar is a rare example of a unique independent British coastal hotel. Located on the north-east Isle of Wight in the picturesque sailing village of Seaview. The Restaurant has 2 AA Rosettes and a Michelin Bib Gourmand. There are several dog-friendly rooms and the Pump Bar is noted for well kept local ales.

What makes a stay at The Seaview Hotel & Restaurant unique?

Seaview has a nostalgic feel as if not much has changed since the Fifties. In the summer, the Solent is teaming with pretty boats and out of season there's an unspoiled singular charm to the place. There's plenty of pretty walks along the coast and the Island is also renowned for good cycling. The hotel has six electric bikes available to hire and there's also Tesla Destination and Universal Electric Vehicle charging points in the car park. The hotel is situated 2 minutes from the sea and minutes from Seagrove and Priory Bay. There's plenty of good old-fashioned fun to be had crabbing, rock-pooling, and beachcombing.

What are the rooms and facilities on offer at The Seaview Hotel & Restaurant?

The hotel has 25 rooms including a family suite, the Apartment that sleeps 4 adults and 2 children, and a self-catering cottage. The Rope Walk rooms have many mod cons including TV's in the bathroom! All rooms have flat-screen TV's. Some rooms have sea views. The Restaurant has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes and the bars have made it into the AA Pub Guide - the fish and chips is a must!

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Seaview area?

Whilst on the Island why not visit Queen Victoria's summer palace, Osborne House? Head off to the West Wight to visit Dimbola Museum, the former home of Julia Margaret Cameron and the birthplace of fine art photography. If you want an outdoor adventure then hop over to Tackt Isle located in the neighboring village where you can kayak, SUP, mountain bike and much more. In the summer climb a tree with Goodleaf Treeclimbing or have a sundowner overlooking the Solent. If you like gin then the Mermaid is for you. Located a 5-minute drive from the hotel, it's the Island's only distillery and home to Mermaid Gin.

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

The Island is becoming renowned for good food. Threebuoys fish restaurant in Appley Park produces modern fish dishes and enjoys splendid views over the Solent. A trip to the Garlic Farm will never disappoint - be sure to pick up some Vampire relish. If you enjoy plant-based cuisine then Tansy's kitchen in Godshill has an array of wholesome, honest vegan delights. The Island has many great pubs including The Pointer Inn in Newchurch and The Chequers Inn in Rookley. The Mermaid Distillery in Seaview produces the multi-award winning Mermaid gin distilled with local botanics.


My wife and I plus our dog, Jambo, enjoyed a 7 night break on the Isle of Wight - we took advantage of the stay 5 nights and get 2 nights free. It was a lovely time of year with a mix of weather. The coast is stunning and we enjoyed watching all the waders, oyster catchers and sanderlings running about as well as watching the shipping pass. The walk to Ryde is really pretty, and flat! We stopped at the Dell Café en route to Ryde for a lovely light lunch. In the evening we dined in the restaurant a couple of times - great value 3 courses for £28 - and the food was outstanding. On other nights we ate at Dans Kitchen at St Helens and the local Italian restaurant, Michelangelos in Ryde. It was a lovely break and the additional few days really allowed us to recharge. Staff were friendly. Room was clean.


The Seaview Hotel is something of an icon on the Isle of Wight. It is a really unique offering with a pub right in the middle. The pub is frequented by locals and one gets the feeling that nothing much has changed over the years. The hotel is decorated with lots of naval pictures, there is even a model boat in the restaurant. I imagine these type of places are getting to be few and far between - a traditional British coastal hotel. We stayed in a small but clean room in the hotel. We enjoyed the local beer and bar food in the evening. The Restaurant seemed quite busy. A lovely, charming hotel that has obviously been a part of village life for years.


We stayed over the Regatta week which was incredible fun. The village was busy, the weather good and there was lots of old-fashioned fun to be had on the beach including children's beach sports. We stayed in the Studio room which was reasonably priced. This room is located just outside the main hotel and has it's own entrance. Breakfasts were a real treat with a good variety of choice both in the cooked menu and the buffet. The children enjoyed the kids menu in the evening and we had most of our meals in the Pump Bar - fish and chips, crab ramekin and a wonderful salt beef sandwich.


We had a overnight dine and stay package which included a 3 course meal in The Restaurant. When we checked in we were notified that we had been given a complimentary upgrade to the Rope Walk annex. This was fun as there was a TV in the bath which felt very decadent. The dinner was relaxed, informal and tasty. The main restaurant is quite contemporary with racing sails and pictures of the Seaview Regatta. The staff were friendly and we had a lovely time. All in all a lovely doorstep getaway and I would definitely recommend.


Spent a fun few days in Myrtle Cottage, the self-catering cottage attached to the hotel. It was great to have breakfast at the hotel and more often than not we had evening meals in the Pump Bar - fish and chips are excellent. Staff are very friendly and the hotel accepts dogs in public bars. The village is picturesque with good coastal walking.


Lovely coastal hotel with good food and friendly service. The hotel has lots of nautical memorabilia and an authentic pub inside. The whole feel is warm, inviting and unpretentious. The rooms are comfortable but not many have sea views. The village is pretty and charming.

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Facilities & information


Child friendly

Dog/Pet friendly


Free broadband access (wifi)

Activities, Recreations, Games, Sports

Award Winning

Bars, Cafes & Other


Wedding Receptions, Civil Licenses

DVD player


Bicycling, Cycling

Horse Riding, Equestrian

Jogging, running

Sailing, boating, cruises, yachts

Other Activities (generally outdoor)

Water sports

Other Entertainment (generally indoor)

Wildlife, bird watching

Recommended walks

Golf course (walking distance)

Extra info

Closed Times: Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Nearest Airport: Southampton
Vendor Accreditation: 2 AA Rosette, Michelin Bib Gourmand
Number of rooms: 25
Single room price from: £95.00
Single room price to: £150.00
Double twin room price from: £135.00
Double twin room price to: £220.00
Suite room price from: £210.00
Suite room price to: £455.00

Arrival information & directions

Address: The High Street, Seaview, Seaview, Isle of Wight, SeaviewPO34 5EX, United Kingdom

Please see our website for directions. The number 8 bus from Ryde bus station drops you just minutes away from the hotel.


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