This is my tenth year visiting the Priory Bay. It is wonderful! Idyllic location and beautiful buildings. We come back every year (sometimes twice a year) to stay in the self catering cottages, chalets or clamping in the yurts.
Two fabulous restaurants that caters for all ages. Noisy families like mine with young kids eat breakfast in the oyster restaurant, but they also set up breakfast for couples who want a quieter time of it in the dining room.
Stunning lounges to sit in. The gardens are stunning.
When Richard or Danielle are in reception; matt or marta are in the bar; dan is bringing you coffee; Nigel is warmly welcoming you and offering you kippers or full English for breaky; head chef Oliver is in the kitchen; the standards and service here are first class. This extends to the rest of the team.
Above all, we return here for the excellent food, stellar location and very warm welcome. This warm, family and friendly atmosphere comes from the top. The hotel owner, Andrew is a delightful chap who is always around and takes time to speak to guests. My kids eyes light up when he brings his two gorgeous old dogs Pike and Bert to say hello.
This is a place to fall in love with...my family certainly have. We've already booked for our 2014 break here!
I've visited many places and priory bay is my favourite spot...instant relaxation the minute you arrive.
It's not unusual for the odd group to arrive by helicopter or hovercraft for lunch. This place feels exclusive but not showy...it's just fabulous! Love it! Unassuming, style and grace in abundance. You'll feel equally at home in you linen suit or shirt untucked and shorts. I've never known a place that caters so well for all ages.
If you insist on mini bar, heated pool, plush gym, mod cons etc then this might not be for you. But if you love a stunning location, gorgeous buildings, warm and friendly service (which might be slow on occasion) as well as a family atmosphere then you will be hard pushed to find anywhere better.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Priory Bay is the Isle of Wight's leading country house hotel. Set within a 60-acre estate, it's period buildings have spectacular views out to sea, with gardens and woodland running down to the bay. It inspires our chefs to use the finest seasonal ingredients, whether foraged, farmed or fished we are passionate about local produce. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Priory Bay Seaview
- Hotel Priory Bay
- Priory Bay Hotel Isle Of Wight/Seaview