We stayed at the hotel in June. Having paid extra for a front facing room we were disappointed by the small size of the accommodation. We have had larger, pleasanter, rooms in 4/5* B and Bs!! It was difficult to get around the bed because of the tub chairs to the foot. The little furniture there was looked cheap, and we had no conditioner in the bathroom. The food we thought seriously overrated, although since we do not eat meat or shell fish we were limited in our choices. Given the cost of staying at the hotel it seemed to us pretty poor to charge extra for smoked haddock and poached eggs for breakfast, and we would have thought the fruit salad should have been laid out as standard, rather than being something one had to request from the waiting staff.
Guests who have not brought their cars to IOW need to be aware of the steep cost of taxis from Shanklin and return. They cost us around £28.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Royal Hotel is one of the Isle of Wight’s Best Kept Secrets – a refined and elegant historic jewel and a destination for the discerning traveller for more than 150 years. This is the island’s leading AA Four Star hotel.Grand yet intimate, this beautiful early Victorian hotel has 54 bedrooms and is set in sub tropical gardens in the seaside town of Ventnor, on the island’s south coast. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Hotel Ventnor
- The Royal Hotel Ventnor, Isle Of Wight