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A coastal destination for the discerning traveller for more than 180 years. 

Sitting close to the heart of the beautiful Victoria town of Ventnor and within a 3-minute walk of Ventnor Beach, The Royal offers that special touch for discerning guests and those special occasions, such as anniversaries, weddings and birthdays.

The Royal Hotel has been so-called ever since Queen Victoria enjoyed taking afternoon tea at the hotel, whilst visiting her friend Sir John Hambrough, at nearby Steephill Castle.

Rooms at The Royal Hotel

All the bedrooms in the beautiful Royal Hotel are individually styled.

The tone is English country house with a contemporary twist using silks, rich velvets and elegant Toile de Jouy fabrics – with the emphasis on detail, luxury and comfort. Each room has a flat-screen television, direct dial telephone and High-speed Wifi to help you relax or work with ease. Bathrooms are well-appointed and many of our principal bedrooms have inspiring views over the garden or Ventnor Bay.

Premier Rooms

Our premier rooms offer greater space, elegance, style and comfort some have a separate seating area or annexe. All rooms have wonderful views overlooking the gardens with views towards Ventnor’s dramatic coastline.

Each room is distinctly decorated with opulent fabrics and designed to impart a feeling of timeless nostalgia.

Deluxe Rooms

Our deluxe rooms offer more space than our classic rooms. Each room has been individually styled paying homage to styles ranging from Art Deco to elegant country homes. They are furnished with carefully chosen fabrics and stylish soft furnishings. Deluxe rooms have views over our stunning gardens and toward the seascape beyond.

Family Rooms

The Royal offers a warm welcome to families. Our classic family rooms can accommodate up to two adults and two children. Our larger classic family rooms with annexe accommodate up to two adults and three children. Garden View family rooms with annexe are also available and have the same facilities as classic rooms and overlook our well-tended grounds. All rooms include baby listening facilities and we offer a children’s high tea in the early evening.

Our heated outdoor pool is open from May to September.

Classic Rooms

Our classic 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. Garden view rooms have the same facilities as classic rooms and also overlook our well-tended grounds. We have a limited number of Saver rooms. These rooms located at the road end of the hotel are smaller than our classic rooms yet still have all the same facilities.

The Royal is a dog-friendly hotel to well-behaved dogs.

Royal Treatment Rooms

Since the Victorian era, Ventnor has been a stylish spa resort, famed for the mild climate and therapeutic sea air. Through a partnership with The Cabin, we continue this tradition by offering holistic and marine-inspired treatments which focus on good health and wellbeing for your stay.

Find out more about The Cabin

Dining at The Royal will be a highlight of your stay on the Isle of Wight.

You can have a light lunch in the beautiful conservatory or an intimate dinner for two in our romantic, Hotel Restaurant, but one thing is for sure, you will feast on exquisite local food, carefully matched wines and enjoy some well-deserved pampering.

See more about Dining at The Royal Hotel

Royal Events

Throughout the year The Royal plays host to a wide range of spectacular events. If you are interested in using the facilities at The Royal for your events, please Contact Us.

Your Royal Wight Wedding Imagine the regal setting of the Royal for your wedding. The stately grandeur of the dining room where your dream wedding breakfast will be served with flair and professionalism. Experience the timeless elegance of a building that has entertained the crowned heads of Europe. All this romantic history and tradition are woven into your very special day creating magical memories to treasure for a lifetime.

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A Little History

Built in 1832, The Royal is one of the oldest hotels on the island and shares the rare privilege of being one of only 30 establishments to be listed in every Michelin Guide since it was first published in 1911. The Royal was also the first hotel on the Island to achieve Four AA Stars and has held 2 AA Rosettes for excellent food for over 18 years.

The Royal Guide Book A complimentary copy of The Royal’s Guide Book is yours with each stay. The 70-page guidebook to the Isle of Wight reveals our favourite beaches, breathtaking coastal walks, English heritage sites, boutique shops and foodie haunts. Even if you prefer to remain in the vicinity of the hotel during your stay with us, you will find plenty of suggestions for activities and places to visit around Ventnor, including the stunning Botanic Garden, fantastic local shops, and picturesque Steephill Cove.

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