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St. Augustine Villa
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Ventnor
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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“Great Location and Lovely Hosts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

On deciding to select a place to stay on the Isle of Wight we finally settled on Ventnor, the next task was to find a suitable place to spend out time. Having found St Augustine Villa and reading the reviews on Trip Advisor we decided to book a three day stay. We made contact with Esme and Bob the owners and they were not only extremely helpful but were able to arrange our ferry crossings. Upon arrival we were greeted by Bob who to his credit insisted upon carrying out luggage up to our room, a nice little gesture. We then met Esme a delightful lady and it became clear that both Esme and Bob have attention to detail. We were taken up to our room which had excellent sea views as promised, none the restricted views that some establishments advertise which turn out to be rubbish views. Our room was tastefully furnished and the bed was extremely comfortable, the bathroom is well appointed and above all the room was spotless.

Ventnor is a quiet little place with no nightlife to speak of, what it is however is a area in which to relax, chill out and enjoy the peace and quiet as we certainly did. The Pub at the other end of the esplanade the Spyglass is decent pub food and we can also recommend the Rex Piano Bar which lies at the top of the hill a little way up from The Augustine Villa. Ventnor is an ldeal place to be located to explore the island although Sandown has the better beach.

Breakfast at the St Augustine was extremely good, varied and of high quality, Esme's Fruit Salad was especially welcome and was made fresh from fresh fruit not the woeful tinned efforts encountered at some other places ! Plenty of Tea and Coffee, Fresh Orange Juice, Six different kinds of cereal and hearty full english all served by Esme's pleasant and engaging conversation and always attentive to the guests. Breakfast is served in the conservatory with relaxing views of the bay and sea which provide a dimension to breakfast and the Villa is ideally placed to enjoy a pleasant stay.

We would have no hesitation in recommending the St Augustine Villa and its genial hosts and could certainly stay again. We would ignore any negative views of this establishment as the majority of views match our own experiences. Thanks must go to Bob & Esme for their hard work in making the place so enjoyable and for taking time to ensure our stay was so very pleasant over our three days with them.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Swanley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

I have visited this charming hotel many times, most recently a few weeks ago, and I just love staying there. The owners are so friendly and make you feel at home. The view from the hotel is magnificent and the food top class. The town of Ventor is a joy to visit.

I cannot recommend St Augustine Villa highly enough.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2013 via mobile

We have been visiting Ventnor for over 10 years. It is a lovely place to relax away from the busier parts of the island. Ventnor has a micro climate of its own, probably why it has a botanical gardens growing some plants seen in hotter countries. I thoroughly recommend staying at St. Augustine Villa. It has the best location in the town with views over both the harbour and the beach. Bob and Esme made our stay a pleasure again. Can't wait till next year.

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013

Unlike some of the hotels and BnB`s advertised in Ventnor the St Augustine is everything they say it is and more, my wife and myself have just spent a wonderfull, peaceful and relaxing few days there and would well recommend staying there to anybody. The hosts were very helpfull, friendly and a real nice couple to chat to.The rooms were imaculate and the sea view from our room was absolutely stunning.All this made our wedding anniversary and my wife`s birthday one to remember, we will definately stay there again Ian and Trudy Birmingham 8/5/13

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2013

This establishment has convinced me to sign up for tripadvisor. We had a lovely stay, the hosts were fantastic and we enjoyed it immensely. Very clean, stunning rooms and a great breakfast. Try it, you will not be dissapointed.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2013

Excellent Stay enjoyed the company of the owners whom are brilliant hosts,the location is perfect and the rooms are just to die for,bit of a shame being halfway down a hill but at least we could roll ourselves home again LOL

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2012

A truly wonderful bed and breakfast in a even better location. How this is not the number 1 bed and breakfast in ventnor is quite incredible . Would highly recommend this delightful accommodation to anybody . A real gem.

  • Stayed October 2012
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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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St. Augustine Villa Hotel Ventnor
Harbour View Ventnor
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