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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
102Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
26Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had 4 nights here and we had no complaints at all. The reception staff, restaurant and the manager Daria were very obliging and nothing was any trouble. Despite the restaurant being busy on the Saturday we had great service and on the other days...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights & had a great time. Such a quirky hotel with lots of original features. Lots of stairs & endless corridors, but once you get your bearings it's fine. Lovely staff & great breakfast - ate so much!! Visited the area...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel offers some good deals, which can make it quite affordable. Our deal included a superior room and dinner. The room was spacious and clean, BUT the glazing s not double, which means that the morning condensation is substantial and you can hear the...More

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Response from Mike S, Manager at Royal Esplanade HotelResponded 1 week ago

Great to get your review, thank you. Sorry about the one room we have with a macerator that made some noise, we will look at how this can be solved. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon on one of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for four nights, when arriving at the hotel our rooms were all on different floors which was not what we had requested, the rooms did get sorted out but me and my partner ended up in a twin room, of...More

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Response from Mike S, Manager at Royal Esplanade HotelResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and sorry about the mix up on arrival. Unfortunately, another one of the booking team changed your original allocation as they did not realise they were linked. Thankfully all sorted out. We do try to keep the tradition of our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived by Hover boat, which was a thrill. Hotel is just across the street, so very handy. We could hear the boat come and go throughout the day, but no problems at night. The hotel is a throwback to a golden age, and quirky,...More

Thank Barbara M
Response from Mike S, Manager at Royal Esplanade HotelResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review and feedback. We will certainly get inside the shower in room 34 to look and clean. We are in a great location for trains, ferries, hovercraft and buses and the Island has much to explore! Perhaps why everyone seems to breakfast...More

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24 September 2018|
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Response from worldwidetraveller64 | Reviewed this property |
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
16 August 2018|
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Response from Martin S | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does but is quite small and it took quite a while for the doors to open when we visited.
28 March 2018|
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Response from DJReviews | Reviewed this property |
No, it is not that type of place.
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"View from #4 shows Solent, bus station, hover boats"
2 weeks ago
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"Ask for a sea-view."
3 weeks ago
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"Rooms at the front have a wonderful sea view. Being directly opposite the Hovercraft terminal it is very..."
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"Upgrade to a sea view"
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US$62 - US$110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
royal esplanade hotel
United KingdomEnglandIsle of WightRyde
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