The Royal Hotel

Rated 8.8 in 265 reviews. 50 rooms.


Founded in 1832, the Royal is one of the oldest hotels on the Isle of Wight, and still one if its finest. Originally built as a coaching inn called Fishers Hotel, it became known as The Royal Hotel after enjoying Queen Victoria's patronage.
Once world-famous as a spa resort, Ventnor still makes a wonderfully therapeutic destination, thanks to its uplifting natural landscape, clean seawater and balmy coastal air.
Our hotel restaurant, with its AA-rosette status and elegance, offers a superb dining experience. The menus are seasonal and our chefs make the very best use of local produce to provide you with a real taste of Isle of Wight. Whether this is your first time on the Island, or your fiftieth, we hope you will enjoy your stay and an introduction to some of the Isle of Wight’s fantastic food producers. Together with our creative kitchen team, we look forward to offering you a truly memorable holiday!

This 4-star hotel offers luxurious accommodation overlooking Ventnor Bay on the Isle of Wight. It serves award-winning food in its conservatory eating area, and an outdoor swimming pool.

Each room at The Royal has a flat-screen TV and tea and coffee-making facilities. Guests can make use of free WiFi in all areas, and there is space for free private parking on site.

The subtropical gardens are ideal for relaxing in, and there are picturesque cliff-top walks around the surrounding coastline.

The sandy Heritage beaches are just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel, and guests can also explore the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty that surround the building.

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Recommended Nearby

A guide to great places nearby The Royal Hotel

  1. The Spyglass Inn

    Had lunch here after the Isle of Wight Festival. Best Fisherman's Pie I've ever had!

    169 m from hotel

  2. Ventnor Park

    Look out for any performances taking place at the open-air theatre above La Falaise car park.

    264 m from hotel
    Park Avenue

  3. Ventnor Beach

    Great beach

    400 m from hotel

  4. Ventnor Bus Stop

    It's on the corner, just outside Boots, with two different routes. 6 is to Newport (via Blackgang Chine) and 3 is for Ryde (via Shanklin and Sandown).

    427 m from hotel
    High Street

  5. Hillside Bistro

    The best creme brulee I've ever had & I like my brulee. Mulled Fruits look amazing too!

    478 m from hotel
    30 Pier St

  6. Cantina

    Like cocktails? Order the Bloody Mary and make sure you get the version that comes with Tabasco sauce! Excellent food, great place for a special occasion or date in the evening.

    480 m from hotel
    20 High St

  7. Ventnor Haven Fishery

    It's pretty awesome that Apple Pay is accepted here ⌚️📲👍

    482 m from hotel
    Eastern Esplanade

  8. Besty and Spinky's Cafe Bar

    Great place, great food.

    494 m from hotel

  9. Steephill Cove

    Very nice place, must see

    1 km from hotel

  10. Ventnor Botanical Gardens

    Make sure you stop by the cafe. Plenty of outdoor seating and the perfect place to bask in the sunshine!

    1.3 km from hotel
    Undercliff Dr

  11. Pond Cafe

    Great service, good use of ingredients, nice sized portions, pleasing selection of wines - overall, a great venue.

    1.6 km from hotel
    Bonchurch Village Rd

  12. Shanklin Beach

    It can get crowded during the summer when at high tide. Low tide is much better.

    4.8 km from hotel