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St. Augustine Villa
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Ventnor
Kent
2 reviews
“Fantastic location - great hotel, one to remember”
Reviewed 16 July 2010

We had a couple of nights to celebrate our anniversary and stayed in the top room with fantastic sea views. Loved Ventnor and the island, and had a really lovely time.Recommended highly.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Peak District
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Reviewed 9 July 2010

Comfortable sea view room overlooking the front. Excellent breakfasts with a good choice that set you up for the day.

Bob and Esme create a laid back atmosphere but are on hand if required.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will return.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Hemel Hempstead
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Reviewed 7 July 2010

What lovely accommodation and a very welcoming stay! Excellent superior sea-view room with the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in! We ate breakfast in the conservatory overlooking the sea in a very relaxing atmosphere. Would definetely return.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 July 2010

This large Victorian house on the seafront is ideally situated and has wonderful views from the bedrooms. The charms of the old house together with the laid back Bob and Esme create an almost soporific atmosphere and provides a perfect escape from the rat race on the mainland - stay here for two-three nights and it feels like you've been away a week.
This is not to say that the owners have not got everything buttoned up - it is efficiently run and they cook amazing breakfasts served in the conservatory looking out to sea. Needless to say, no rushing down to breakfast here - they are served until 10 a.m.
There is nothing much else to say about the Harbour View - large rooms, comfortable beds, friendly proprietors. A perfect place for doing nothing.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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hampshire
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Reviewed 21 June 2010

We came for the Isle of Wight festival and chose to stay away from the festival location in a peaceful haven and this Hotel in Ventnor certainly fitted the bill - peace and quiet after the full on volume of the festival.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 June 2010

Just spent 3 nights at St Augustine villa ( formerly Harbour View. ) Can thoroughly recommend the hotel because of its warm welcome, comfort, good breakfasts, stunning location and peaceful atmosphere.The location is perfect for walking along the numerous costal paths in the area, visiting the beatiful Ventnor Botanical Gardens ( free !), enjoying excellent evening meals in Ventnor or nearby Shanklin and exploring The Island as a whole. As Ventnor has a gradient of 1 in 4 we recommend a good pair of knees ! but we are looking forward to returning in the near future.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 June 2010

As has been said by other reviewers, St Augustine Villa is a lovely old building in a fine position on the steep hill between sea and shops - oxygen needed on the way up! We had the large room at the front with a 4 poster bed and great sea view. Though the high bed and accompanying drapes were not really to my taste, the bed itself was comfortable: shorter people might need a stool to mount it though!
The bathroom had only a shower - no bath. This suited us just fine but not everyone prefers to shower.
Parking is tight because of the space available but also because of the layout of the spaces and the fact that most cars are quite big these days. We had trouble only on one night when the car park was full when we returned but we parked down on the sea front where it is free after 6pm until 10am the next day. Luckily, others left before we breakfasted in the morning so we were able to retrieve the car before payment was due.
Breakfast service was actually a bit slow and we didn't always get what we had ordered but the quality of the food was very good, well cooked and the portions plentiful. Coffee kept on coming and we were offered more toast as the rack we were given was eaten so it was all worth the wait. And we were on our holidays so did not need to rush! My advice would be to go down in plenty of time if you do have a time schedule to stick to.

Rates are more expensive than most B&Bs - £99 per night and of course it does not offer some facilities found in larger hotels. Our telephone booking was dealt with in a friendly and helpful manner by Bob and, as there was a mistake on our return ferry booking, this was sorted quickly by Esme. Friendly service is not always found so easily at larger hotels. Doubtless there are cheaper places with equally good breakfasts to be found but we enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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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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