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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Just returned from a 4 day break with national holidays and to be honest wasn't expecting it to be great but was pleasantly surprised by the standards. I have travelled all over the UK with N H and have stayed in some disgusting hotels with bad service, bad mannered staff and food I wouldn't feed to a dog and have...

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Peter M, General Manager at Royal Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

We are over the moon with your five star review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much. Hope to see you again soon

Helmdon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I stayed here for one night and found it to be a great little hotel. Whilst the front of the hotel and bedrooms are a little "aged" it is very clean, comfortable and welcoming (my bathroom had recently been refurbished showing it's definitely getting investment). Whilst I use the comment "aged" I would also say it adds real character to...

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Peter M, General Manager at Royal Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon

Blaydon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As we were on a National Holiday weekend our expectations were not high, but we were plesently suprised by the hotel. Although our room had a disappointing view of rooftops we had asked to be close to a relative who was in a single room so it was worth the compromise. Hotel and rooms cwere cean, recently refurbished, staff were...

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Peter M, General Manager at Royal Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Sorry about the rooftop views but pleased you understood that this was a compromise to be near your friend. hope to see you again

Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just came back yesterday after 4 day trip with National Holidays, We arrived at the hotel very late and The manager came and met us the bus for this reason they went above and beyond their duty .... by taking our luggage to our rooms them selves and taking us straight to the dining room for our meal which was...

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Brittany, France
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel has made a great effort and is now a great place to stay! Rooms....staff and food great. Location just perfect! The decor was really tasteful. Loved the original feature retained in the lobby and hallways! Would stay here again ...

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Peter M, General Manager at Royal Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your five star review. We are pleased that we helped to make your stay so enjoyable. Thank you for your very kind comments. Hope to see you again soon

Clearwater, Florida
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Comfortable hotel across the street from the bus, railroad, and hovercraft stations. A bit pricey as there was a convention in the hotel. Breakfast choices included kippers. Can't get a better location unless you fancy the beach.

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Peter M, General Manager at Royal Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. Its true we are a great location. I'm very surprised that you thought it was a bit pricey, you obviously did not do a local comparison as you would have found we are the vest value for money around. So pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again.

Shanklin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a note to say a big thank you to the staff who looked after us on Good Friday The room was lovely, the staff were great and the food was exceptional.We will use the hotel again. Many many thanks Paul & Angela Fareham

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Peter M, General Manager at Royal Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your fantastic five star review. We are delighted that you all enjoyed yourselves on Good Friday. It was a pleasure to look after you. Hope to see you all again soon.

Howden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Super location overlooking the sea, hovercraft a bit noisy starting about 6.30am but soon got used to it. Hotel was clean but in need of updating. Food left a bit to be desired, very very little choice for vegetarians. Staff friendly and helpful. The rooms are various sizes and charges, probable depending on view.

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Peter M, General Manager at Royal Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Sorry about the hovercraft. This does tend to be a great feature for those who have never seen one up close before, however I do take your point. I wish you had spoken to someone regarding vegetarian options as in addition to the selection on the main menu, Chef is always prepared to cook...

Springfield, Missouri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best thing about this hotel beyond the basics was the location across the street from the Hoverport and Ryde bus station. I found all staff members friendly and helpful. I arrived early by Hovercraft and stowed my luggage at the desk so I could begin exploring. The room was clean, quiet, and the bed was comfortable. Considering the price,...

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Peter M, General Manager at Royal Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. I am pleased that you found us helpful and friendly. We are upgrading our internet so should be available everywhere soon. Hope to see you again soon.

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good service, hotel very clean and well decorated. Room newly refurbished.Plenty to do and see in Ryde. Lovely coastal walks . Our friends had a problem with their bathroom and the hotel moved them immediately no problem at all .

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Peter M, General Manager at Royal Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. Pleased you enjoyed your stay and our lovely Island Hope to see you again soon.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Conveniently located on the esplanade this Victorian hotel has unique sea views and benefits from being on a level seafront position. The beach is close by and the shops and holiday attractions of the well-known resort of Ryde are only a short walk away. The hotel is also well-situated for buses, taxis, trains and the hovercraft, so offers the ideal base to travel all around the island as well as over to Portsmouth with its rich maritime history. The seafront position lends itself to some wonderful views from the restaurant and lounges - the perfect place to sit back and relax. A car is ideal for getting around the undulating roads of the Isle of Wight and there is a plethora of things to see and do for all ages. Whether touring historic houses or visiting natural adventure parks, watching the yachting action and festivities of Cowes week, or just relaxing on one of the islands many beaches, you are sure to enjoy the island’s unique charm. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Royal Esplanade Hotel

Address: 16 Esplanade, Ryde PO33 2ED, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Ryde
Price Range: $97 - $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Royal Esplanade Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 69
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“Had a room at the back ....would have liked a view. But room 54 great for 1”
eileeno657, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Don't book in august”
b0b202, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you want the view, you will probably have the noise, as they seem to be on the main street”
nuttynana4, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Many rooms have just had new bathrooms , just ask for one of these when booking .”
cakey_12, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Front-facing view interesting but hovercraft noise significant”
Dlt84, 8 Apr 2017 | Read review
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