We were pleasantly surprised by this hotel after reading the most recent reviews. Ok, the public stairways could do with a carpet shampoo, but other than that, we found the hotel to be clean, all the staff to be very helpful and friendly and will go out of their way to help you and the breakfasts to die for. No frozen sausages here!!
We didn't have an evening meal here, so can't comment, but if the breakfasts were anything to go by, not sure there would be anything to complain about.
For those who need a cup of tea first thing, take your travel kettle, as there are no tea/coffee making facilities. If you order through room service (24 hours a day for hot and cold drinks) you will have to pay £5.50 in total (for both tea and coffee, not each) inc £2.50 service charge, which I found reasonable, but we did expect the facilities to be there and I am a bit of a Tea Jenny!!
Parking - So what if you can't park right outside the hotel, the public parking is only a hundred metres away and an easy walk back to the hotel overlooking the bay. You can however, if you are staying for more than a couple of days, ask reception for a Parking Permit which gives you the opportunity to park in any of the public car parks throughout the island for nothing (otherwise take plenty of change with you) You could always call them prior to your visit to ensure a parking permit is in place for your arrival - The reception staff will be only too happy to help you.
The only thing I will say is that the hotel photos are a little misleading. The picture on the website is of the Superior room, not the Super Deluxe - so the room was a little smaller than expected. We booked a Super Deluxe (which, as smokers, meant we didn't have to stand outside the hotel to fulfill our evil habit!!) purely so we had a balcony. The balcony area is sectioned off from next door, but only by wrought iron, so you can see your neighbours, but that's not a problem. They have nice furniture on all the balconies and the room was exceptionally clean.
Otherwise, great views, great location and overall a great hotel.
Nothing at all to worry about and we would certainly go back there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An intimate, relaxing & stylish hotel in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight, deliciously interesting menu fine wines and attentive service. 99% of rooms have stunning views over Ventnor Bay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wellington Hotel Ventnor
- The Wellington Hotel Ventnor, Isle Of Wight