I returned yesterday (09JUL2012) from the IoW and stayed 1 night at this hotel. The best attribute was the staff - reception, dining room, public areas and bar....BUT....the hotel is in serious need of any upgrade - yes, the rooms are large and decent enough furniture (although dated and doesn't match) but floorboards squeak loudly, windows (with large cracks) don't open at all - so no fresh air - so the air in the room is "stuffy & humid". No double glazing - so you could hear drunks singing in the street, road cleaning being done and then the early delivery of bakers/milk bottles clinking etc
I had colleagues at the same hotel - but they were given rooms across the main road (Union Street) in what can only be described as a "hostel" in appearance and decor. Perhaps I have been spoilt - but this hotel is looking old with room wall decor etc dating back to the 60's. Those in the "hostel" had to cross the street - past the reception - and into the dining room for breakfast.
Our visit was cut short - but a blessing as I could envisage no rest at night due to the evening shift of noise. Perhaps on reflection, Ryde wasnt the best place to stay - and may go to Shanklin etc for my next visit!
Think hard about staying here - price or not - it isnt worth the price!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Yelf's Hotel offers an all year round service, including Christmas, to holiday and business visitors, from single rooms and suites to self-catering accommodation. The hotel is one of the oldest original coaching inns on the Isle of Wight and has been carefully refurbished to retain much of its charm and atmosphere. Our comfortable Bar and Lounge, Conservatory and Patio Beer Garden, and an air conditioned Restaurant and Conference suite provide Islanders and visitors alike with a relaxing venue for a drink or delicious meal during a short stay or longer break. Whatever the purpose of your visit, you're guaranteed a warm welcome, fine food and great service all year round. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Yelfs Hotel Ryde
- Yelf's Hotel Ryde, Isle Of Wight