This was our second visit to the hotel. I highly recommend this for those with young children who like to spend time with their kids but enjoy the pleasure of dining alone in the evening. The children are very well occupied during the adult's evening meal because when the 'post kids tea entertainment' has finished (usually a magician, film or supervised play) the badgers come out just in time to keep them entertained!
My four year old sat for an hour watching the badgers through the patio doors, no further than a foot away from her, as they helped themselves to the day's leftovers. The older children quickly made friends with other children in the hotel. The hotel has super facilities for rainy days. The soft play and the pool are great. A little dated yes. But great. None of my children complained about the temperature of the pool. Judging by the heat in the pool room it must have been pretty warm!
This hotel isn't cheap but there's a reason why people come back time and time again. Its VERY relaxed and it attracts a relaxed type of parent. Everyone is nice and friendly. Laura the new restaurant manager bends over backwards to help and does a terrific job. The chef is superb and John the owner runs around like a madman after guests and can't do enough to help. You can tell he has a very loyal team of staff who genuinely like him. If you want Orla Kiely decor and Michelin food go to Bedruthan Steps. If you want want a great holiday for the whole family, with great food and badgers.... Come to Old Park.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Old Park
- Old Park Ventnor
- Old Park Hotel Ventnor, Isle Of Wight