"The Royal is a handsome, four-storey building fronted by a pretty wrought iron veranda that overlooks Ventnor’s Esplanade and the English Channel." The Telegraph Travel
Surrounded by cliffs and graceful English Channel coastline, Ventnor possesses an unrivalled and enduring beauty along with its own subtropical micro-climate.
The Royal Hotel - named "Ultimate Hotel Experience" by Red Funnel - is nestled into exotic south facing gardens blanketed by blossoming Geraniums, Echiums and Wisteria, with vibrant resident lizards bathing in the sun.
For the best al fresco views, head for the clifftop Riviera Terrace. The nearby Ventnor Bay and Steephill Cove, heated outdoor pool and daily high tea make this a great choice for families.
Our 51 bedrooms are each decorated with flair in fine fabrics and furnishings to guarantee our guests have the most comfortable experience possible.
The Royal Hotel has achieved 2 AA Rosettes for excellent food for over 25 consecutive years.
In December 2022, our Geranium restaurant was recognised with the Bronze award (third place) in The Beautiful South’s Restaurant of the Year 2022/23, which judges the best restaurants in nine counties across the South East of England. Our guests continue to enjoy exquisite and inventive dishes, carefully matched wines and a 5 star service.
“Set within an elegant hotel is this fittingly grand dining room hung with portraits and chandeliers. Good value light lunches are followed by more sophisticated dinners where old favourites are offered alongside more modern dishes.” - MICHELIN guide inspectors 2017
Open to Residents and Non-Residents
We are experiencing an unprecedented demand for bookings at the current time.
When booking rooms online, please be advised that if our Dinner, Bed and Breakfast or Ferry Inclusive Packages are not available, our restaurant is fully booked for your chosen dates.