Our room was spotless (as was the en-suite) and comfortable with plenty of room for clothes. It was a bit compact, so I would recommend it for short stays only, although there is a nice lounge area in the hotel. The car park was a bit awkward to get into, so a long wheelbase car or camper van type of vehicle might have difficulty turning in. Once in the car park, there were plenty of clearly marked parking spaces though.
Breakfast was simple but nicely prepared and the dining room pleasantly furnished and not too packed in.
This would be a particularly good location for someone attending an event on the steam railway or other activity near the island railway line as Ryde Esplanade interchange is within very easy walking distance. For evening meals, Ryde Castle is also nearby and the four of us had different meals, all of which were nice and very well priced.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dorset House was built in 1842 during the reign of Queen Victoria and has been operating as a bed and breakfast for many years. We are not of modern design and have 23 rooms varying in size. Centrally located in the historic town of Ryde, we are close to many restaurants and cafes. The house has a large private car park at the rear and offers a garden with seating area to take in the peace and quiet that the Isle of Wight offers. Free wi-fi is available in the public area and we operate a licensed bar. Inclusive ferry packages are available to suit the cost of your trip. We have many special offers throughout the year. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dorset Hotel Ryde, Isle Of Wight