The Royal Hotel
Isle of Wight
AA 4 Star Hotel
- 2 AA Rosettes for Outstanding Food
- All Rooms En-Suite
- Colour TV in all Rooms
- Family Rooms
- Free Wi-Fi
- Garden View Rooms
- Guest Lounge
- Heated Outdoor Pool
- Patio & Garden
- Restaurant & Brasserie
- Superior Rooms
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
The Royal Hotel, built in 1832, is the Isle of Wight's premier 4 Star hotel. It is located in the popular resort of Ventnor, which boasts outstanding views of the Island's breathtaking southern coastline. If you are considering a holiday to the Isle of Wight, then make The Royal Hotel your first choice for a short break or longer visit to this fabulous island.
We make it our goal to ensure that every guest who stays with us has the experience of a lifetime. Over 70% of our guests have stayed with us before and we feel confident that having stayed with us once, you too will join the large number of guests who know and love the Royal and return year after year. Whether you are looking for a family holiday or a classic Isle of Wight hotel, you can be sure to find the perfect break in our luxury Isle of Wight accommodation.
Having been established as hoteliers for over fifty years, we understand the importance of providing excellent cuisine and a professional service from warm and friendly staff in elegant surroundings. This attention to detail is reflected throughout the hotel with the sort of personal 4 Star touches that create a charming setting for your time spent with us in Ventnor. All 53 bedrooms at The Royal Hotel are individually furnished with private facilities. The accommodation has all you need to relax or work, including flat screen televisions and direct-dial telephones.
Standard and Garden View Rooms
Our standard rooms are decorated with beautiful fabrics and comfortable furnishings. All rooms are en-suite with tea and coffee making facilities, flat screen television and direct dial telephones. Our garden view rooms have the same facilities as standard rooms and overlook our well-tended grounds.
Our larger superior rooms are individually styled with luxurious fabrics and furnishings and have stunning views over our beautiful gardens.
Our family rooms are individually styled and can accommodate up to two adults and three children. Standard and Garden View family rooms are available and all rooms have baby listening facilities.
One of the most important parts of your stay at The Royal Hotel. Our award-winning restaurant at provides an elegant backdrop in which to relax and enjoy excellent cuisine, attentive service and fine wines. All of which will compliment your Isle of Wight holiday perfectly. Our head chef and his team have been awarded two AA Red Rosettes for their outstanding cuisine for the last 16 years. Every dish on the menu features fresh local produce and are expertly prepared and beautifully presented.
Bar & Terrace
Lunch and afternoon tea are served daily in the informal setting of our Hamborough Bar and Terrace. Our tranquil veranda, with its backdrop of climbing geraniums, provides the perfect spot for relaxing with a cocktail or aperitif whilst enjoying the views of our stunning gardens. Our lunch menu offers a light bite to eat or a choice from our "Daily Specials".
Royal Hotel Gardens
We are now working closely with the head gardener from Ventnor Botanical Gardens and have planted thousands of tropical plants. The gardens are bursting with an array of magical colours and for your comfort, we have purchased £50,000 of new garden furniture. We hope that you will enjoy these improvements. Sitting under the veranda enjoying an aperitif or dining out Al Fresco is an experience not to be missed.
PRESS RELEASE: September 6th 2011
The Royal gets into 2012 Good Food Guide
The Royal has been praised by the Good Food Guide for ‘refined dining in an elegant atmosphere’.
Among the menu items singled out were the ‘well-executed’ Gallybagger soufflé, ‘textbook’ lobster thermidor and a ‘creamy casserole of locally caught whiting, prawns and assorted molluscs.’ The reviewer awarded a cooking score of 3 which reflects good cooking, sound technical skills and the use of quality ingredients.
'It's absolutely fantastic to be listed alongside the best restaurants in the UK. I can't praise my team enough, from the apprentices to the senior sous chefs. This is an acknowledgement of all their hard work and passion and I am very proud of them!' Head Chef Alan Staley
The food at the Royal has also enjoyed some celebrity endorsements this year. Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville tweeted ‘Terrific food’ and opera star Lesley Garrett said it was some of the best food she had tasted.
'This has been a busy year for us and the team have worked very hard to keep up high standards and produce wonderful food. This is a massive achievement not only for The Royal but for the island which is justly gaining a reputation as a gourmet destination.' Managing Director William Bailey
Top tip: The Royal Set is an affordable way to experience fantastic food at the hotel - two courses- £15, three -£19.50. They often include signature dishes such as Gallybagger soufflé and vary it with the seasons. Available Mon-Sat 12.30pm - 1.45pm - booking recommended.
Under Alan Staley, the Royal has held 2 AA rosettes for excellent food for over 15 years - Alan trained under Anton Edelmann at The Savoy, London. The Royal is one of only 30 establishments to be listed in every Michelin Guide 1911-2011 - a vintage weekend, Royal Revival October 14th & 15th, will celebrate this achievement.
The style is modern British - good quality ingredients, simply cooked. Signature dishes include Gallybagger soufflé with cauliflower veloute - a deconstructed cauliflower cheese and Steve Bott's delicious Chocolate Declinaison.