Our History, Food + Service | The Royal Hotel Ventnor
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Our Hotel

Our history, food, and service

Our Hotel

Our history, food, and service

Our History


Founded in 1832, The Royal is one of the most historic hotels on the Isle of Wight, and one of its finest to this day. Originally built as a coaching inn called Fishers Hotel, it became known as The Royal Hotel after enjoying Queen Victoria's patronage.

Steeped in history while offering every modern comfort, The Royal Hotel has been an irresistible destination for the discerning traveller for the last 180 years.

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Our Food


Dining at The Royal will be a highlight of your stay on the Isle of Wight. The Royal Hotel has achieved 2 AA Rosettes for excellent food for over 25 consecutive years.

Whether enjoying a light lunch in our beautiful conservatory or an intimate dinner for two in our elegant, lofty Restaurant, you will feast on exquisite local food, carefully matched wines and enjoy some well-deserved pampering.

Our Service


The Royal's team deliver a 5 star service to each of its guests, awarded an AA Merit Score of 91% for hospitality in 2023.

"We are extremely proud of all our staff and apprentices" says William Bailey owner of The Royal. "The Royal has very high standards and has held two AA Rosettes for 28 consecutive years - this is a very high pressured environment and our staff need to demonstrate talent and dedication to have a great career in the hotel industry.”

Our Pool


Our Paradise Outdoor Heated Pool is a beautiful area to spend time with loved ones, relax and unwind.

Open annually from the start of May through to the end of October, subject to change.

The pool is open to residents only and is family friendly.

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01983 852186

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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.

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