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Best Places to Stay on the Isle of Wight

We’ve selected the best places to stay on the Isle of Wight including luxury hotels, boutique hotels, budget hotels, restaurants with rooms and farm stays. With hotel rates provided by our Booking Partners, you can check availability and book.

The George Hotel Yarmouth Isle of Wight

The George Hotel

Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

In the heart of yachtie Yarmouth, one of the most charming towns on the Isle of Wight, you’ll find the George Hotel, an elegant 17th century townhouse. Flagstone floors, a panelled hallway, a grand staircase and roaring fires, all add to the hotel’s historic character. What really makes it though, is the location. Just a 2-minute walk from Yarmouth ferry terminal, The George is nestled between the town’s delightful pier and its castle. Some of the bedrooms have wonderful views of the Solent or the bustling harbour. Visit in summer for the annual Around The Island Race and you’ll see the magnificent sight of over a 1,000 yachts sailing by as you eat breakfast.

Foodies will love:

  • A summer cocktail in the waterside garden
  • Afternoon Tea with a view of the Solent in the contemporary brasserie
  • Fine dining in Isla’s restaurant


Rooms from £125 a night.

The Hambrough Ventnor

The Hambrough

Ventnor, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

For a romantic break on the Isle of Wight with some great coastal walking, stay at The Hambrough in Ventnor, a quiet seaside town on the south coast that benefits from its own microclimate. This boutique B&B sits high on a cliff top affording it spectacular views out over the English Channel. There are 7 spacious bedrooms with comfy beds, elegant furnishings and smart bathrooms. All but one comes with a sea view and some have their own balcony. Don’t miss walking to Steephill Cove  for lunch at the Crab Shed and going for a stroll around Ventnor’s exotic Botanical Gardens.

Foodies will love:

  • The delicious breakfast options cooked with the island’s excellent produce (the tomatoes are sun-kissed)
  • Indulging in a cream tea or a Champagne Afternoon Tea

Rooms from £109 per night

Seaview Hotel and Restaurant Isle of Wight

The Seaview Hotel and Restaurant

Seaview, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

The unspoilt traditional seaside village of Seaview, on the north east side of the Isle of Wight, is popular with families who’ve been coming to the island for years. There’s a little sailing club and, at the hub of it all, just a stone’s throw from the sea, The Seaview Hotel and Restaurant. Chill out with a glass of wine in the hotel’s nautical-themed bar with its friendly vibe; tuck into award-winning food in the restaurant (its been given a Michelin Bib Gourmand); and stay in one of three different room types on offer. Some are dog friendly so you can enjoy the fantastic walks on your doorstep with your pooch.

Foodies will love:

  • Relaxing in the Pump Room bar with a Mermaid G&T
  • The varied and interesting restaurant menu. Try the Bembridge crab.
  • In the Naval Mess, eating dishes such as mussels, Isle of Wight beer-battered fish & chips and smoked fish pie

Rooms from £95 a night

The Royal Hotel Ventnor

The Royal Hotel

Ventnor, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

Built in 1832 and once frequented by Queen Victoria, the Royal Hotel in Ventnor is one of the oldest hotels on the Isle of Wight. It’s delightfully old fashioned but in a good way. Traditional surroundings, old world elegance and attentive service combine to make it an oasis of calm and a relaxing place to stay. In summer, sip a glass of rosé on the hotel terrace with its gorgeous sea views or have a delicious cream tea served with homemade strawberry jam. The food is first rate. The hotel has featured in the Michelin Guide since its inception. Perhaps crab cakes followed by sticky toffee pudding served with ginger ice cream?

Foodies will love:

  • Light lunches and Afternoon Tea served in the stylish brasserie
  • Fine dining in the hotel restaurant

Rooms from £60 a night.

The Isle of Wight Garlic Farm Holiday Cottages

The Garlic Farm

Newchurch, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

For a unique farm stay on the Isle of Wight, book into this pretty wisteria-clad cottage. It’s one of several self-catering properties including yurts and tents located on Mersley Farm, home to the renowned Isle of Wight Garlic Farm. You’ll have the use of a tennis court and barbecue facilities during your stay. Explore all the pungent delights of the Garlic Farm including a tasting room, a farm tour and the garlic shop. Located in the village of Newchurch, visit in early summer to see the allium flowers in full bloom or in August for the Isle of Wight’s popular Garlic Festival.

Foodies will love:

  • The garlic dishes in the excellent Garlic restaurant
  • Licking a black garlic ice cream on a hot summer’s day


Rooms from £80 a night.

Hillside Ventnor


Ventnor, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

For a taste of Scandi-chic on the Isle of Wight, stay at this small boutique hotel in Ventnor. A rather unique thatched Georgian country house, Hillside Hotel has 12 bedrooms, a fab restaurant that’s popular with locals, pretty gardens and sweeping views of Ventnor and the English Channel beyond. The Danish owners are keen art collectors so minimalist white walls are adorned with hundreds of contemporary Scandinavian paintings. Food-wise, they rear their own cattle, grow their own veg in their productive kitchen garden and make their own jams and chutneys. The hotel even has its own fishing boat.

Foodies will love:

  • The restaurant’s emphasis on French cuisine with a Nordic twist
  • Hillside muesli at breakfast (it’s made from a secret Danish recipe)
  • Sipping an Isle of Wight beer or a G&T on the terrace

Rooms from £78 a night.

Tom's Eco Lodge Tapnell Farm Yarmouth Isle of White

Tom’s Eco Lodge

Tapnell Farm, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, Hampshire England

Have a family break or a getaway with friends at this former dairy farm on the western side of the Isle of Wight. Stay at Tapnell Farm and choose from a range of accommodation options including luxury glamping. There’s a farmhouse and a manor house for large groups and several farm cottages dotted around. At Tom’s Eco Lodge – luxury safari tents, wood cabins, eco pods and modulogs. They’re well equipped and there’s a handy honesty shed in case you forget anything. Bring the dog and go yomping over Tennyson Down. Young children will love all the activities available at the Farm Park. Adults may prefer relaxing at sundown with a glass of wine in a wood-fired hot tub while the sausages sizzle on the barbeque.

Foodies will love:

  • Collecting eggs from the hens for breakfast
  • Tucking into steak at The Cow Co. restaurant
  • Cooking in the outdoor pizza oven


Rooms from £85 a night.


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