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Esplanade, Ryde PO33 1JA England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#2 of 6 in Ryde
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.4
Service
4.1
Value
3.9
The majestic Ryde Castle is a former Victorian manor ideally located on Ryde seafront overlooking the picturesque marina. The newly refurbished bedrooms are all en-suite with flat screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities and free Wi-Fi. Some of the bedrooms benefit from spectacular sea views across the Solent and beyond. The Hotel also features a lift, fully accessible rooms and external ramps.The Ryde Castle has a beautiful restaurant and bar patio area so you can enjoy a relaxing drink and a meal whilst taking in the wonderful views and sea air. Ryde Castle is accessible from all major transport links, both the hovercraft and catamaran services that link the Isle of Wight with Portsmouth and Southsea are only a short walk from the hotel and with ample parking available free of charge it makes Ryde Castle hotel the perfect choice whilst visiting the Isle of Wight
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
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Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
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Breakfast buffet
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Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
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Ken S wrote a review May 16
Rugby, United Kingdom818 contributions110 helpful votes
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We booked a ‘Superior’ double room for four nights which included a weekend. Not having seen the other rooms, it is difficult to understand what was ‘superior’ about our room (Room 9) at the back of the hotel. It was certainly not the views – one window overlooked the function-room roof, the other a fire escape. Nor was it the furniture, which had clearly seen better days! Being over the function room on a Friday and Saturday night was not ideal. There was a birthday party on the Friday and the disco had a VERY loud base, which prevented us from getting to sleep. There was a wedding on the Saturday with a quieter disco, but still not conducive to getting off to sleep. We asked to change rooms, but were told the hotel was fully booked so there was nothing quieter available. The freshly-cooked English breakfasts were very good, but the eggs benedict were not good as they used a packet Hollandaise sauce which was awful. Hopefully, they will be able to find a chef who can make a proper Hollandaise sauce.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Room 9 is very noisy if there is a party in the function room
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Ken Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. I am sorry to hear that the hotel and your room did not meet your expectations. I am more than happy to discuss your visit should you wish too. Kind regards Sean Vernall General Manager
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Claire S wrote a review May 12
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A last minute 2 night stay for myself and my husband. The hotel is not far from the ferry port in Cowes and is a good location to explore from. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the room was clean. The breakfast was also nice. There is a local high street, bowling alley and swimming pool and we ate at 2 very nice restaurants locally. The Duck was walking distance and so was The Heron. Both were very nice but the Heron was exceptional.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear V9069LHclaires, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. It's lovely to see that my team looked after you, so well. We hope to welcome you again in the future. Kindest Regards, Sean Vernall General Manager
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Wanderer63709059869 wrote a review May 11
15 contributions3 helpful votes
Lovely location and looks impressive from the outside but apart from that and free parking I can give no further positives. Shaun, the manager, was lovely but fighting a losing battle until this place is updated. Our room was very small, which is fine for a one night stay, but the sound of the extractor fan which sounded like a helicopter landing really got me! He assured us it went off at 2200 and came on again at 0630 - and he was right - but sadly it’s not good when u are paying £125 a night (without breakfast) and I expected better. We were right by the stairs/ lift and door but actually the noise wasn’t too bad. I was glad I took my earplugs! The person above us clearly wanted to get their 10k steps in before 0630 and we heard every step due to creaky floorboards. Also bathroom had paint peeling off the ceiling but at least the towels appeared new. We had a few drinks in the bar and all seemed ok. Didn’t eat there as no sky sports and we wanted to watch the football so wandered into town. Did decide to have breakfast which was ok but like other reviewers say, expect sachets of coffee and hot water flasks! Check out was a faff as the lady didn’t know how to take 20% off the food bill which seemed to be my fault as it should of been done at the time - ? - but luckily Shaun came up with a solution of just taking 20% off and decided to do it himself 🤣. I actually think if I hadn’t of been honest and said that we had had breakfast we could of got away with not paying at all, but we are not like that but feel a bit cheated as it was an expensive night for not much happiness 🤷‍♀️ Wouldn’t stay again but location wise was perfect
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Plenty of free parking - we arrived early and were allowed to use the car park until we checked...
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Wanderer63709059869, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. I will take your feedback on and hope to improve for future guests. Kindest Regards, Sean Vernall General Manager
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alexmac wrote a review May 9
London, United Kingdom2216 contributions95 helpful votes
Another very successful visit thanks to a great team who work well together and make us welcome; Nicky on reception, Angel in the bar, Manager Sean and his new assistant Benny who inspire the rest of the front of house and housekeeping staff. The breakfasts are excellent and the food in both restaurant and bar is a lot better than it was a few years ago; the residents’ discount on meals is a real bonus. Very popular with visitors and local alike so very lively, even in low season; we love it as it feels more like an independent or family-run hotel than part of a national pub chain.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Alexmac, Thank you for your lovely review. I am very happy to see that my team looked after you so well. I will be forwarding your comments onto them. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Kindest Regards, Sean Vernall General Manager
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Mike H wrote a review May 6
Crossville, Tennessee254 contributions98 helpful votes
Great Hotel, great food, great service but crap WIFI should not advertise as having WiFi because it is crap and is down to corporate not doing there job. Another small negative is the unmanned reception does not work as no one answers when the bell is rung two easy fixes and this would be a fantastic review
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Mike H, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, about your recent stay with us. I am happy to see that you enjoyed your overall stay. As for your not so positive feeback about wifi and the manning of reception. I will take your feedback on and relay to the management team. And hope to improve for future guests. Kindest Regards, Nic Wood Reception Manager
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Brian T wrote a review Apr 2022
Chichester, United Kingdom37 contributions48 helpful votes
Ryde Castle was perfect from the start a good location plenty of parking for the bikes. Staff very friendly and welcoming, rooms lovely and clean with very comfortable beds and my room had a good large shower. Breakfast was very good quality with plenty there and I would say cheap. The bar was good if any criticism of bar is that it shuts at 11 and doesn't stay open later for hotel guests. I would definitely stay again and recommend 5 stars
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Brian t, Thank you for leaving us your review on your latest visit to the castle. I am very happy to see that your group enjoyed their time with us. As for your feedback on bar service times. I have looked into this and this was because we are only licensed until 11:30pm. I hope you and your g roup choose us again in the future. Kindest Regards, Nic Wood Reception Manager
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KKB wrote a review Apr 2022
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My husband and our 2 children have just been on holiday to the Isle of Wight, and whilst there we came across the Ryde Castle Hotel. We ended up having breakfast there every morning and had dinner one of the evenings. The food was great, the hotel interior was lovely and the staff were helpful. The hotel is located in a great position, close to shops and a stones throw to the sandy beachfront. Special shout out to Sean the manager of the hotel, who was really welcoming and even gave our children an easter egg each on the last day of our stay, which made their trip! Would recommend!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Kkbta, we're so glad that we were able to go above and beyond your expectations! I will pass your comments onto Sean. We hope you choose us again the future. Kindest Regards, Nic Wood Reception Manager
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Flyer64859 wrote a review Apr 2022
London, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
I wanted to love this hotel but it kept sabotaging itself. Most staff were friendly and efficient and the food and drinks we had were generally good. However there are glaring gaps which I found unacceptable, first and foremost not being able to get anything other than instant coffee anywhere in the hotel. Poor choice at breakfast of instant sachets and two types of teabags with flasks of boiling water to help yourself - totally unsatisfactory. A trip to the shops at least provided coffee bags so I could help a similarly unhappy resident the following morning. I heard the “oh sorry our coffee machine is broken”countless times. Breakfast buffet was adequate if a little over on sugary cereal choices and hot food was again mostly good. Our room, though small was pretty clean (thick dust on the wooden chair legs and horrid stains on the one soft chair aside) but lacked maintenance checks (radiator didn’t work and light bulb broken). The bathroom was clean but had revolting sealant round the bath a a very badly cracked bath panel. There was one tiny bin in the bathroom and any glasses, bottles we brought up to the room from the bar were not cleared over the four days of our stay. Our Mother’s Day meal with family guests was ok but at each point of ordering something was missing from the menu which, as we were only the second sitting at our table I dread to think what was left for the third. Bottom line this hotel lacks charm and the desire to be anything other than ok. Glaring things which would be picked up by a team invested in providing a quality stay. Shame as I will be a regular visitor to Ryde but not to this hotel.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Take your own coffee bags and don’t expect to have a dedicated lounge if you find your room...
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Responded Apr 7, 2022
Dear Flyer64859, Thank you for bringing these issues to our attention. This is not our normal standard of service. My collagues were correct that our coffee machine was broken and was sent to be repaired. As for the housekeeping errors i will bring these to their attention.If you would be so kind to contact us directly on 01983 563755 option 3. So my general manager (Sean) can discuss this matter further. Kindest Regards, Nic Wood Reception Manager
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William S wrote a review Mar 2022
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom17 contributions2 helpful votes
Popped in for a breakfast which was great value with good quality ingredients…the service was excellent also, would highly recommended a visit. Location and view are not too bad either. There was plenty of seating and a nice atmosphere :-)
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Mar 29, 2022
Dear Wsta98, Thank you for leaving us this review. I am very to see that you enjoyed your breakfast with us. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Kindest Regards, Sean Vernall General Manager
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Clare G wrote a review Mar 2022
London, United Kingdom27 contributions1 helpful vote
Cheerful place to finish of a beautiful day trip to Isle. Prompt efficecient service despite being busy. A gorgeous day had bought out the crowds. Lovely mix of tables & places to sit. Nice atmosphere, clean & organised. Tasty sea food dishes chosen by us both, good portion & fresh looking. Staff attentive & asked about our day. Great selection of beers & vino. Garden overlooked esplanade so great people watching, got cool quickly so take a woolie. A short from hovercraft Dock. G K Chain always Convenient & reliable in our experience.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Mar 29, 2022
Dear Clare G, I am very happy to see that my team looked after you so well. Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Kindest Regards, Sean Vernall General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$80 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
castle hotel ryde, ryde castle hotel, castle ryde
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandIsle of WightRyde
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Ryde Castle
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Ryde Castle?
Nearby attractions include Ryde Harbour (0.2 miles), The Lost Crypt (0.2 miles), and Russell Ince's Christmas Imaginarium (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Ryde Castle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Ryde Castle?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Ryde Castle?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Ryde Castle?
Conveniently located restaurants include No64 Ryde, Ada Mediterranean Kitchen, and Chocolate Apothecary.
Does Hotel Ryde Castle offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Ryde Castle?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Little Woodham Living History Village (4.7 miles), Bembridge Windmill (4.2 miles), and Culver Battery (4.4 miles).
Does Hotel Ryde Castle have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Hotel Ryde Castle accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.