To be honest we nearly turned around and went home. The parking was so very difficult and we were stressed after the journey. My advice to you, (in hindsight of course), is take this in your stride, we did find a parking space outside the hotel, and in fact we always did, but you need care and patience to park properly.
Once inside though things started to look up. One important thing to remember you must, ABSOLUTELY MUST, have a room with a balcony and therefore a sea view. Don't even think of not doing this, it is half the joy of the hotel, you will see what I mean, for now just take my word for it.
The room was fine, nothing special, (except for the balcony), it had no bath just a shower, but everything was clean and fresh and quite acceptable. The view was spectacular and the balcony had a New Orleans atmosphere. Yes that's right a New Orleans balcony, with a fabulous view, in the Isle of Wight.
So we went down to the restaurant. A fine room with double doors leading onto the hotels large balcony. If the weather is good this is THE place for pre dinner drinks, Oh my oh my, the atmosphere is divine.
The staff in the restaurant simply could not have been more helpful. Now I know this is a trite phrase and often used when it is not justified, but this time trust me, they could not have been more helpful. The food was varied and well prepared, we had lobster twice during our stay and this dish was well above average. I do not think anyone would want to eat outside of the hotel, we certainly didn't.
Please remember that we are talking about a budget hotel here. I consider it to be quite amazing value for money. All in all a big success.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An intimate, relaxing & stylish hotel in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight, deliciously interesting menu fine wines and attentive service. 99% of rooms have stunning views over Ventnor Bay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wellington Hotel Ventnor
- The Wellington Hotel Ventnor, Isle Of Wight