Travels With JB

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The Royal Hotel has been looking after visitors to the Isle of Wight since 1832 and based on our stay will continue to do so for many years to come.

The Royal, Isle of Wight.

Wonderful service, very comfortable rooms, old fashion charm and a colourful history all combined to ensure a memorable stay.

Located in the seaside resort of Ventnor on the south east coast of the Isle, The Royal proved the ideal location from which to explore this picturesque island’s many attractions.

The conservatory.

We didn’t need to travel far to find one of those attractions – the hotel’s afternoon tea. Queen Victoria was such a great fan that her patronage resulted in the hotel changing its name from Fishers Hotel to The Royal.

Each day during our stay the hotel’s conservatory was full of visitors enjoying a traditional English afternoon tea.

The hotel is only a short walk to Ventnor’s very attractive beach and interesting shops.

My room.

What: Room 33, a Classic room, The Royal, Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

Who: Jenny Davis

When:  June 2019

How Did It Rate

My character filled room which featured all the necessities of a top class hotel.  Although modernised over the years, the room retained an old fashioned charm.  My bed was extremely comfortable.  It was also extremely quiet. The views from my room over the hotel’s garden and pool and the sea was another highlight.

The view from my bedroom.

The hotel’s facilities. These facilities including the outdoor heated swimming pool which I used regularly during my stay.  The dining areas complemented the hotel’s `old world’ feel and charm.  The dining room’s grand chandeliers, the colonial style conservatory and the geranium covered terrace were especially memorable.

 The food. Our package included all breakfasts and dinners and the quality of the food was excellent. It’s easy to see why the hotel has been included in every Michelin Good Food Guide since its introduction.

The Royal is a great location from which to explore the Isle of Wight.

  The location. The hotel is ideally located to explore surrounding attractions including the beach, downtown Ventnor and the picturesque Botanical Gardens. Fortunately, during our stay, the Isle lived up to its reputation of having a lovely warm, sunny climate.

 Very helpful staff. Nothing was too much trouble for all staff members.

The Royal’s dining room.

While the quality of food was excellent, the menu was unchanged for the week we stayed. If you don’t eat fish you may find your meal choices limited after a few days.

The path from the hotel down to the beach is very steep and not suitable for anyone with mobility issues.

For more information on the The Royal visit the hotel’s website.

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