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Eversley Hotel
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Ventnor
Bedford, United Kingdom
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“What a find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2013

What a splendid experience, three nights in the Eversley. The staff could not have been friendlier or more helpful. The food at both breakfast and dinner was perfect, beautifully presented, freshly prepared, tasty and (both meat/fish and vegetables) cooked to perfection. After suffering reheated breakfast buffets at plush ***, **** and ***** hotels, what a delight to get freshly cooked eggs, mushrooms, bacon, saute potatoes and sausages, AND for them to be carefully and attractively presented on the plate. The chef and kitchen staff were clearly making a real effort, just like the visible members of staff.
My seabream was cooked to perfection, with delicious crunchy skin; the lamb shank fell off the bone; the vegetables were neither overcooked nor undercooked. Simply stated: perfection. Time and again. Perhaps it was not quite fine dining, since none of the dishes could be described as innovative, but perhaps that's not what's needed at a holiday hotel.
The hotel itself was immaculately clean and delightfullyt charming. One could just imagine Miss Marple as a guest. The lounges had the feeling of the 1930s or 1950s, though with modern paintings on the walls, and the old-world, unhurried charm of those days.
The hotel is within easy walking distance of the centre of Ventnor and the Esplanade, and is also quite close to the Botanic Gardens (worth a visit).
The price for our two rooms half-board included the ferry charges from the mainland and added up to fantastic value for money. Definitely the hotel to choose next time we visit the IOW.
Just one negative point. The hotel has no lift, so anyone with a mobility problem would find the stairs to the bedrooms rather tricky.

Room Tip: Our room faced the main road into and out of Ventnor, but there was so little traffic that it did no...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Sandy, Bedfordshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

A very comfortable, clean, quiet hotel with plenty of parking. We opted for a Premier double room on the first floor, highly recommended with a VERY large double bed and large bathroom. All of the Premier rooms are at the front of the hotel, in theory facing a main road but this being the Isle of Wight it is in fact very quiet, especially at night.

The food was really excellent, especially the evening meal. There are not a lot of restaurants in Ventnor so it was fortunate we had opted for half board, again highly recommended. The table d'hote menu changed regularly and was further supplemented with additional a la carte and bar menu options; all in all a very impressive selection.

The hotel booked the ferry crossing for us which saved us almost 50% on the regular price, well worth a phone call to the hotel to request this. They emailed the ferry tickets which you print and display in the windscreen, scanned on arrival at the ferry terminal and that was that.

This is a great hotel for a short break for couples. A path up some steps from the back of the hotel leads directly onto the coastal path so it is an ideal base to walk West towards St Catherine's lighthouse via the Botanical Gardens, or East to Shanklin and Sandown.

Room Tip: Well worth paying the extra for Premier room and half board
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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South West London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Eversley on a sunny weekend in late May. There's a pool with sunloungers, where you can chill out - and plenty of indoor sitting-rooms where you can hang out when the weather's not so kind.

The staff were great - incredibly helpful, we had a really great night's sleep and the breakfasts were huge.

The bedcovers were great - very contemporary. But everything else was a little tired. The shower (we were on the top floor) was pretty slow, and a lot of the furniture in the communal rooms was rather elderly.

One more thing. I found the fact that you couldn't even see the leisure facilities irritating but it was all under lock and key until you gained access through filling in a form. They were such nice people I'm sure they would have shown us, without us having to fill in the form, but it felt like a hassle.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the gardens - the views are lovely. Check what the water pressure is like...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2013 via mobile

Had a wonderful Family five days at the Eversley , fun in the pool and sitting in their well kept garden . Lovely meals and fabulous breakfasts . The Staff are wonderful and nothing is too much trouble . Lovely to see it so busy . Booking again soon .

Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2013

This is like stepping back a little bit in time. Lovely old school courteous service. Nothing was too much trouble from the fabulous staff; they set up a table in the lounge area especially for us as we couldn't sit in the restaurant with our dog. What a lovely surprise that was and so thoughtful! The breakfast was freshly cooked and the haddock and poached egg to die for.
We felt it was akin to going to stay at your grandparents house. All cushions and swirley patterned carpets with a lovely homely welcoming atmosphere.
The gardens are beautiful and even though it was too cold there is a great swimming pool.
Highly recommend it!

Room Tip: We were in room 14 but we peeked a look at 4 and 5 which were gorgeous! So do ask for moderner rooms...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cowes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013 via mobile

A short stroll (all be it a little hilly) from the town centre. Our room ( number 5) was massive with a comfy sofa, large flat TV and free WiFi. The staff could not have been any more helpful and friendly. The breakfast was of a high standard of both ingredients and execution. We live on the IOW and definitely recommend this hotel as somewhere to stay on our beautiful Island.

Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013

We booked this on a whim when deciding to extend our holiday by a day and were pleasantly surprised.

We got a 'family room' which actually consisted of a double room and a separate twin room, both a good size along with a good size family bathroom. The cost was a mere £109 including full English breakfast!!!

There one or two little bits which could have been better relating to the decoration of the room such as not having a proper shower but at that price it's not worth going in to detail.

If you want a room tucked away at the back of the hotel with a private path leading up to the cliff tops and giving fantastic views then book room 23!

Defiantly one to remember for the future

Room Tip: Room 23 is a family suite at the back of the hotel.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Eversley Hotel

Property: Eversley Hotel
Address: Park Avenue, Ventnor PO38 1LB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Ventnor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Ventnor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Eversley Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Eversley Hotel Ventnor, originally built as a gentleman's residence in 1873 has been in our family since 1964. Over the years we have built a reputation for our quality cuisine and friendly, attentive staff. Should you choose to stay, be it for 2 nights or 2 weeks, the Isle of Wight is a wonderful place to experience. The Hotel is situated by the picturesque Ventnor park, and our grounds lead to beautiful costal walks. The Eversley Hotel is approximately a 6-minute walk from Ventnor town and Ventnor beach. Nestling at the foot of St Boniface downs & lapped by the English Channel,Ventnor is renowned for its mild climate and almost Mediterranean feel, the perfect choice for your Isle of Wight holiday. The hotel consists of 2 buildings the main Eversley and the Dalston building, both built in the 1870's ... more   less 
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