An award-winning month for Team Royal

Royal Hotel crowned Best Hotel Experience and retained Silver Star Award

It has been an award-winning month for the team at The Royal and the new Head Chef has been put royally in the spotlight!

After two inspections in one week, The Royal successfully retains its Four Star hotel classification, Two AA Rosettes and on top of this, the team achieved an additional prestigious Silver Award for the second successive year.

The Silver Stars are awarded to highly recommended hotels offering a superior level of quality within their star rating, high standards of hotel keeping in particular hospitality, service, cleanliness and outstanding food.

Matt Egan, The Royals newly promoted Head Chef also achieved top marks with a five star rating for its Environmental Health inspection within the same week.

The Royal Hotel, recently crowned the ‘Best Hotel Experience on the Isle of Wight’ in the 2021 Red Funnel Awards, is one of the longest standing hotels on the Island and was the first hotel on the Island to achieve Four AA Stars and has now held Two AA Rosettes for over 25 years.


Matt Egan, Head Chef of The Royal Hotel said:

“My first few months in my new role at The Royal have been an incredible journey and the team are going from strength to strength. The team and I were very quickly put under the spotlight with the AA Rosette inspection, and we are proud to say we maintained our Two AA Rosette status along with the additional Silver Star Award. This award coupled with our 5 out of 5 rating from Environmental Health gives a huge amount of pride and we can’t wait to take The Royal to the next level.”

William Bailey, Managing Director of The Royal said:

“I am so proud of our hardworking, passionate and experienced team. They have worked so incredibly hard for all our awards this year. Our new Head Chef, Matt was an award-winning Head Chef at just 21 before joining the Royal Kitchen as a Junior Sous Chef. We were delighted to promote him to the Head Chef role recently and we cannot wait see him and the Royal Kitchen Team transform the dining experience and create memorable experiences for our guests. There are some exciting plans for The Royal ahead, and we can’t wait to welcome many more guests for the Isle of Wight’s Best Hotel Experience.”

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