The Royal Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in the Isle of Wight located just a 4-minute walk from Ventnor Esplanade and Beach. Originally built as a coaching inn, it’s extensive history includes the patronage of Queen Victoria and it’s beautiful gardens built back in 1832. We’re proud the 4-Star luxury hotel is regarded as one of the finest on the island offering modern comfort, excellent customer service from our friendly staff, a luxurious spa and award-winning dining.
Lunch and Afternoon Tea can be enjoyed in either our stylish Brasserie, Colonial-style Conservatory, or the relaxed setting of the Bar. Breakfast and dinner are served in our opulent 100 cover restaurant, providing a suitably grand backdrop to our award-winning food. In warm weather, guests may also enjoy dining outside in the hotel’s south-facing garden or Geranium Terrace.
Breakfast served daily 7.45am – 9.45am
Lunch served daily 12noon – 1.45pm
Afternoon Tea served daily 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Dinner served daily 6.45pm – 9.00pm
Our signature dish is rightfully so one of our most popular dishes with our guests; a deliciously cheesy Souflé made with Isle of Wight cheddar type cheese: Gallybagger, and cauliflower purée. You can try this delicacy for only £7.25.
You can enjoy a delicious lunch with us in our sun-soaked Conservatory, the bar or elegant Brasserie. From Monday to Saturday's we offer a set menu with options for every appetite- from roast fillet of hake to goat's cheese salad with caramelised pear chutney.
On Sunday's, we serve a special lunch menu consisting of a mix of traditional dishes such as roast sirloin with traditional British puddings, and our most loved dishes such as guest favourite: Gallybagger Cheese Soufflé.
Dining in our elegantly decorated dining room with high ceilings, crystal chandeliers and ornate decor will provide the perfect backdrop to our delicately crafted award-winning food.
Whether it's for an intimate dining experience or a group celebration, our dinners will give you an exceptional culinary experience.
Ever since Queen Victoria's visit to the hotel for some afternoon refreshment, tea has become a is a sacrosanct tradition at The Royal Hotel. Served in the conservatory and brasserie daily - we offer both traditional or more indulgent afternoon tea experiences with fresh bakes, home-made jam, artisanal herbal or black teas and more!Find out More
In partnership with The Cabin who specialise in traditional holistic and marine-inspired treatments, we offer a full range of personalised holistic, detoxifying and beauty treatments including massages, marine body wraps, scrubs, facials, pedicures and reflexology.
The break to a hectic lifestyle, choose us for your getaway and unwind with access to a stunning view, the therapeutic smell of the sea, and luxury spa facilities.
To find out more or to book your ultimate relaxation break, click here.
All our rooms are elegantly decorated and offer the ultimate comfort away from home – with access to an en-suite bathroom, flat-screen television, direct-dial phone and tea & coffee making facilities.
We offer several packages for your convenience, whether you’re travelling solo, with a loved one, family or even your furry friend, our goal is to give you a relaxed and rested stay. To find out what room is best for you check out our website.
The Royal is owned by the Bailey family, led by Managing Director: William Bailey. The Royal employs over 60 staff all year round to ensure excellent customer service is provided consistently. There is an experienced management team of 11, with over 100 years of service between them.
The Royal Hotel offers more than just ultimate comfort, dining and friendly staff. Guests have access to a heated outdoor pool, a children’s high tea, laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi, 24-Hour Room Service, a sand-pit for the little ones and child-friendly adaptations to rooms to give the parents some peace of mind.
And that’s not all, If you’re looking for an exhilarating experience, you can take a trip on The Royal Rib – Our three hundred horsepower engine boat which will set you gliding over the waves of Ventnor Bay. For more information or our current offers, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly staff on 01983852186.
“From the moment we first made phone contact to arrange our booking and right through our stay, we were welcomed and made to feel valued customers by all the staff that we came across.”
“Second visit in 3 months and just as good as the first time. Staff, service, food and location are all exceptional. This is fast becoming a favourite destination for us.”
“Elegant and sophisticated, The Royal is an oasis of calm in a busy world, you can relax as soon as you arrive. All the staff are friendly, helpful and professional and the food in the restaurant is amazing.”
The Royal offers a range of wedding packages to cater for a variety of budgets with options including Intimate weddings and exclusive hire available all year round, plus our popular winter wedding package which provides excellent value for money.
Our packages start from £2,195.
Please visit our weddings page for more information or contact us on 01983 852186.
Sunday 9th December: 11.30am – 3.30pm
This a free to enter showcase which is open to everyone. Meet with up to 40 wedding suppliers exhibiting from various categories, experience the intimate wedding set-up of The Albert Room and a tour of the bedrooms including the bridal suite. Plus take the opportunity to discuss the opportunity of your own Royal Wedding with their wedding coordinator.