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Royal Esplanade Hotel

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Conveniently located on the esplanade this Victorian hotel has unique sea views and benefits from being on a level seafront position. The beach is close by and the shops and holiday attractions of the well-known resort of Ryde are only a short walk away. The hotel is also well-situated for buses, taxis, trains and the hovercraft, so offers the ideal base to travel all around the island as well as over to Portsmouth with its rich maritime history. The seafront position lends itself to some wonderful views from the restaurant and lounges - the perfect place to sit back and relax. A car is ideal for getting around the undulating roads of the Isle of Wight and there is a plethora of things to see and do for all ages. Whether touring historic houses or visiting natural adventure parks, watching the yachting action and festivities of Cowes week, or just relaxing on one of the islands many beaches, you are sure to enjoy the island’s unique charm.
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97Great for walkers
Grade: 97 out of 100
78Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
12Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Booked in with friends for new year party with overnight stay. Nice room, clean, warm although door lock could benefit from upgrade. Evening meal was very good and staff worked hard to serve 150 plus guests. Evening live singer was very good and worked the crowd. The DJ was from
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What a disappointment. We visited this hotel in September 2018 for a brief look around, liked what we saw, so decided to book up a nice Christmas break together. We paid extra for a “superior room”, but the reality was far from our expectations. The room was large but with
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This was our first visit to the hotel and we were very impressed with the friendliness of all the staff, the high standard of service and the comfort of our room. Everything was very clean and well maintained and the food was just amazing - very tasty and huge portions. The
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Surpassed all our expectations . It was lovely on both days - food tasty and varied , staff attentive , hotel beautifully decorated . Well done to all your staff ! Incredibly reasonably priced - excellent value for money . We are coming back for New Years Eve !!! Well done
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Response from Mike S, Owner at Royal Esplanade Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your review and great feedback. I hope you all enjoyed the New Year and the festivities.
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We booked the four night Xmas special which is very reasonably priced but...... why do we have to have the same vegetables every night for three days? they are described as 'fresh' vegetables but the sprouts are obviously frozen? perhaps a little more immagination required..
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Response from Mike S, Owner at Royal Esplanade Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for your review and sorry about the sour face on Boxing Day morning. He did leave us after this complaint, which is a shame as normally he was very polite! Clearly got out of bed on the wrong side, so sorry this marred your otherwise pleasant stay. Hope to see you again next year. PS Sorry about the sprouts!!
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A little mold in the shower--can only see when you're in it.
No it appears to be a Non smoking hotel and you smoke outside the hotel steps as we have just come back home from our stay at this hotel
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Does the hotel have lift
Yes it does but is quite small and it took quite a while for the doors to open when we visited.
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Hi, is there a dress code for meals at the hotel please .
No, it is not that type of place.
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Is there a dress code for meals at this hotel please .
only smart / casual i believe
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Sorry don’t know best contact hotel
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"seaside hotel"
"View from #4 shows Solent, bus station, hover boats"
"Ask for a sea-view."
"Rooms at the front have a wonderful sea view. Being directly opposite the Hovercraft terminal it is very noisy when they depart or arrive."
"Upgrade to a sea view"
US$68 - US$117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
royal esplanade hotel
United KingdomEnglandIsle of WightRyde
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