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St. Augustine Villa
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Ventnor
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“disapppointing and pricey”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2012

Hard to believe all the similar positive comments were talking about the same place we stayed earlier this year and suggest people check out detailed reviews by Georgie Pie and Leorna. For us the service was slow. Bedooms very ordinary and over-priced. No residents lounge. No parking to speak of on site. Atmosphere between the hosts was not relaxed, made guests feel uncomfortable at breakfast listening to thier shouts. On the plus side its a nice house next to sea. Ventnor is pleasant seaside resort (only spoiled at times during our stay by strong whiff from sewage works in front - temporary problem they said). Were we unlucky? Hope standard has improved since then.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Lugano
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2012

We have enjoyed a few nights staying at St Augustine Villa. We had the tower bedroom ( superior double) with has views on 3 aspects and we can hear the waves as we lye in bed. Very comfortable, well presented room and bathroom. Greeted by the friendly owners, feel comfortable coming and going at all times, good parking and facilities. Breakfast is included and this is also a good feature- a great choice of cooked to order hot breakfast choices plus cereal, fruit salad and toast. Very pleased with our choice- also well sited to explore island and enjoy local restaurants in evening.

Room Tip: The tower room is worth the little extra cost- lovely views
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank divalibrarian
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2012

Room 3 at St Augustine Villa is a lovely room which has views to the south (directly facing the sea) and also a west facing window.

Lovely hosts, who also arranged our ferries Breakfast was great.

Will certainly return, many thanks Bob and Esme

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gail059
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warlingham ,surrey
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77 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2012 via mobile

Best location in best resort in Isle of Wight. Wonderful uninterrupted views and directly opp the sea with excellent restaurants, bars and the Marina right outside your door
Welcoming hosts - Bob and Esme are terrific and helpful
Easy parking on site
All rooms clean and individually decorated with style and care.
Good breakfast but be nice to have the fresh orange juice and croissant option ? However was still excellent as is.

We paid £103 per night B&B for 4poster room - please Bob /Esme can you upgrade to Sky HD and do the bathroom in same style as Room below - actual bedroom amazing but bathroom is a let down in comparison. If you do that plus add a mini bar /fridge - so we can keep our drinks cool then would say is absolutely perfect although we loved our stay and would recommend to anyone.

We are now planning a return.

Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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205 reviews
120 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2012

We recently spent three nights at the St Augustine Villa. We selected it from Tripadvisor and were not disappointed.
The location is fantastic at the base of Ventnor township and on the sea front.
We had a large, nicely furnished room with great facilities (TV, en-suite, tea/coffee making facilities) on the first floor and with and a great ocean view.
The breakfasts were excellent.
The hotel is within easy walking distance (first up a very steep hill, then its a breeze) to the township and also beach-front restaurants. Limited parking is available at the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Aussie-Traveller3121
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2012

Just spent a fabulous week at St Augustines Villa, fantastic room (number 3) with a beautiful view. Clean, comfortable and fantastic breakfast. Will definitly visit again. Perfectly positioned to access all local restaurants, the beach is a few steps away. Brilliant week thank you to Esme and Bob :-)

Room Tip: Room 3 (perfect)
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Helen L
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Huddersfield
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2012

Yet again another superb holiday at a really welcomimg hotel. The hosts Bob & Esme are very freindly & welcoming with nothing being too much trouble. The choice of breakfasts are very good & also flexible in that you can mix them if you want. Hopefully we will be returning again next year

Room Tip: It is well worth paying the extra for a sea view over Ventnor harbour & bay
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Robert G
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Additional Information about St. Augustine Villa

Property: St. Augustine Villa
Address: Esplanade, Ventnor PO38 1TA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Ventnor
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Ventnor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dating from 1843, St.Augustine Villa (Harbour View Hotel) is a fine Victorian Villa, full of great character and charm and character, occupying an unrivalled position on Ventnor Esplanade. "Probably one of the most photographed buildings on the island due to its stunning sea view location." We specialize in luxury B&B only. Town and excellent restaurants are within easy walking distance. ... more   less 
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