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Royal Esplanade Hotel

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very good weekend at the palace hotel in Ryde , from arrival to departure, the reception , Staff were really helpful, did our Isle of Wight parking arrangements for us for the three days , . Breakfast and dinner were good value , Harry's bar in hotel very comfortable and good value, bar staff also on the ball !!! Good...

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Stroud, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my 2nd time here. Staff are friendly with a good breakfast, a little dated , but for what I payed, you can't moan. The location is great, wifi good. Only downside is no parking, but on street parking right outside. I would image in the summer that could be difficult.

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Peter M, General Manager at Royal Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and we are delighted that you came to stay with us again. Look forward to seeing you again in the near future

Newbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location facing the sea. Transport links excellent with bus terminus, rail station and Hover and Catamaran services across the road. Hotel staff friendly and efficient. Breakfast superb. Room comfortable and clean.

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Peter M, General Manager at Royal Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Pleased you found the breakfast superb and thank you for your kind comments regarding the friendliness of our staff.

Summerside, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for dinner - good but not excellent. Food is probably a bit above average but the prices make it expensive. The dining room is not overly crowded and if you get a seat near the front, you have a view of the water front - hover craft and railway. Staff are friendly and service good albeit a bit slow....

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Peter M, General Manager at Royal Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. Thank you for saying our food is above average. Our prices are very competitive for the high quality. We like your comments regarding friendly service and hope to see you again soon.

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paid the extra for a sea view and worth doing. The room was of a good size, well equipped and with a comfortable bed and a nicely modernised bathroom. The location for those arriving by public transport and also wishing to travel around the island by public transport it couldn't be better being opposite the Hoverport and about 100 yards...

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Peter M, General Manager at Royal Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review. I am pleased that you understand external forces are often beyond our control Very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your kind words and look forward to seeing you again.

Reigate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had 2 nights over Easter,the hotel room was very old and tired, dirty carpet which was threadbare and old furniture, no wardrobe , a large cupboard which wasn't long enough to hang trousers or dresses. A small double bed , not comfy, assumed all hotels had at least kings nowadays.The windows were filthy and had spotlights right outside which...

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Peter M, General Manager at Royal Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I must say I am a little astounded by some of your comments. I checked which room you stayed in and it is one of our superior rooms. It is a large room and has a large double wardrobe. There is plenty of room and drop to hang dresses, trousers or anything else. There are...

Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here as part of an Isle of Wight National Holidays trip and for what we paid it was reasonably good value. Our room was a bit tired and basic, with a lumpy bed and a TV that struggled to receive any channels. It seemed that some refurbishment had taken place elsewhere in the hotel, but...

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Peter M, General Manager at Royal Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. You are correct it is not only reasonably good value, it is exceptional value. Thank you for your nice words regarding the service. Hope to see you again

Crawley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked in for 2 nights on a business/leisure trip with my Partner and I had booked a Superior room with sea view to make it a bit special. Well we could see the sea ok but the view was actually of the Hovercraft terminal and bus garage! Said Hovercraft started revving up at 6 in the morning and seemed to...

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Peter M, General Manager at Royal Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Parking can be an issue but there are plenty of spaces in walking distance. Its true the castle does have its own parking but if you thought we were a little overpriced you may want to compare prices. Would be good to see you again soon

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent hotel to stay in while in the Isle of Wight! Location: The hotel is located just next to the seafront in the Ryde village. The Hovercraft from Portsmouth arrives opposite of the hotel. In the same place you will find all bus & train stops that allow you to easily travel around the island. Staff: The staff working...

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Peter M, General Manager at Royal Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am pleased that we managed to sort your wifi for you. Thank you also for your very kind words. ( Please spare my blushes) Ha! Hope to see you again soon

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service in this place was really good, reception staff helpful and friendly and decor of the reception and dining area was OK, however the room was really dated - although it was clean. The shower had black mouldy tile grout in places (shudder) and the complementary toiletries were quite basic. As a lone woman traveller I was put at...

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Peter M, General Manager at Royal Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. The Hotel has been extensively refurbished however it is ongoing and we are trying very hard to resolve any issues as quickly and hassle free to our guests as possible. The issue in the bathroom that you stayed in has been resolved. We would welcome the opportunity to welcome you back to sample another...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Royal Esplanade Hotel

Address: 16 Esplanade, Ryde PO33 2ED, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Ryde
Price Range: $99 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Royal Esplanade Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 69
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“Sea view ( most rooms are sea view)”
RobertD700, 24 May 2017 | Read review
“They do have sea view rooms.”
steveyb41, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Sea view room preferred”
Terry1709, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Supier Room with Hovercraft View a bit noisy”
B7262MRpeters, 1 May 2017 | Read review
“I understand some rooms have been referred - ask for one of those!”
suzi6967, 28 Apr 2017 | Read review
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