7 luxury Isle of Wight hotels – including boutique, historic and spa retreats

Offering both sandy and shingle beaches, spectacular views and clement weather, the Island is the ideal location for all kinds of holidays.

Whether you’re looking for a peaceful retreat, want to get active outdoors or are in need of some top-notch rest and relaxation, all in stunning surroundings, you are spoilt for choice here.

Here are seven luxury hotels on the Isle of Wight you should consider.


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Harbor Hall

Shanklin

Former guests of Haven Hall in Shanklin include Colin Firth, Jimmy Carr and Peter Crouch and Abbey Clancy. Picture: Tripadvisor

Luxury boutique hotel Haven Hall is set withing two acres of landscaped gardens.

The venue boasts everything you need for a leisure break including swimming pool, grass tennis court and croquet lawn.

Choosing to stay here, you’d be joining a list of former guests including actor Colin Firth, comedian Jimmy Carr and footballer Peter Crouch along with his wife Abbey Clancy.

For more information, or to book, visit the Haven Hall website.

Hillside

ventnor

Isle of Wight County Press: Hillside in Ventnor is set in five acres and boats sea views.  Picture: TripadvisorHillside in Ventnor is set in five acres and boats sea views. Picture: Tripadvisor

This 18th-century Grade II listed hotel boasts panoramic sea views.

Set in five acres, Hillside has two eateries – Hillside Restaurant and Hillside Bistro – offering choice for both lunch and evening meals.

For more information, or to book, visit the Hillside website.

The George Hotel & Restaurant

Yarmouth

Isle of Wight County Press: The George Hotel in Yarmouth is steeped in history.  Picture: TripadvisorThe George Hotel in Yarmouth is steeped in history. Picture: Tripadvisor

A 17th Century townhouse, The George Hotel is nestled on the water’s edge between Yarmouth Castle and Pier.

Steeped in history, it was once home to Sir Robert Holmes who often entertained King Charles II.

Blending contemporary flourishes with its country house interior, features include a sweeping staircase, ancient panelling, uneven floors, and stone flags along with individually designed bedrooms.

For more information, or to book, visit The George Hotel website.

Koala Cottage

Godshill

Isle of Wight County Press: Koala Cottage in Godshill serves up gourmet country breakfasts.  Picture: TripadvisorKoala Cottage in Godshill serves up gourmet country breakfasts. Picture: Tripadvisor

A luxury bed and breakfast, Koala Cottage is situated in the idyllic, chocolate box, village of Godshill.

Each deluxe suite has its own private entrance, and you can expect features such as hand-carved king-size beds and cast iron roll-top baths within.

Gourmet country breakfasts are served from local produce while lunch and dinner options can be found at restaurants just a moments’ walk away.

For more information, or to book, visit the Koala Cottage website.

Albert Cottage Hotel

East Cowes

Isle of Wight County Press: Albert Cottage Hotel in East Cowes is a stylish boutique hotel, restaurant and bar.  Picture: TripadvisorAlbert Cottage Hotel in East Cowes is a stylish boutique hotel, restaurant and bar. Picture: Tripadvisor

Once part of Queen Victoria’s Osborne Estate, Albert Cottage Hotel, is set in two acres of gardens.

The Grade II listed building is now a stylish ten-bedroom boutique hotel, restaurant and bar.

It has a fine reputation for its affordable à la carte menu serving simple food, locally sourced where possible.

For more information, or to book, visit the Albert Cottage Hotel website.

North House

Cowes

Isle of Wight County Press: North House at Cowes' restaurant is headed up by Michelin starred chef Robert Thompson.  Picture: TripadvisorNorth House at Cowes’ restaurant is headed up by Michelin starred chef Robert Thompson. Picture: Tripadvisor

Boutique hotel, North House, can be found in the heart of Cowes old town.

Boasting a restaurant by Michelin starred chef Robert Thompson, an elegant bar, library, terrace, garden and heated outdoor swimming pool.

For more information, or to book, visit the North House website.

The Royal

ventnor

Isle of Wight County Press: The Royal in Ventnor is an early Victorian hotel set in sub-tropical gardens.  Picture: TripadvisorThe Royal in Ventnor is an early Victorian hotel set in sub-tropical gardens. Picture: Tripadvisor

The Royal is an elegant historic jewel and has been a destination for the discerning traveler for more than 150 years.

A beautiful early Victorian hotel is set in sub-tropical gardens and boasts 51 bedrooms and a swimming pool.

For more information, or to book, visit The Royal website.

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