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- Superbly situated on the sea front, opposite the pier and close to the shops
- Sun lounge overlooking the pier
- Cocktail bar and dining room overlooking the sea
- Large dance floor
- Entertainment most evenings
- Television lounge
- Games facilities including table tennis and pool
- Free WiFi in public areas
- All 80 bedrooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and Freeview TV with radio channels
- All bedrooms have bath or shower and WC
- Central heating throughout
- Lift serves most rooms although all floors (including ground floor) are split level with some intermediate stairs
- Entire hotel, including all bedrooms, is a no smoking area
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- 80 bedrooms on 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors
- 18 double rooms, 32 twin rooms, 12 single rooms, 3 rooms with three single beds and 15 rooms with a double and a single bed
- Lift serves all principal floors but all bedroom floors have small changes of level and there are no ground floor rooms
- We have 39 rooms with magnificent views of the sea or Pier (including 5 single rooms)
- All rooms have central heating but we do not have any rooms with air conditioning
- All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and Freeview TV with radio channels
- All bathrooms are equipped with a bath or shower and WC. Most rooms have a shower rather than a bath; if you have a strong preference for one or the other, please tell us when you make your booking because we are often fully booked and it can be difficult to change rooms on arrival
- Cots can be provided on request in any room type except single rooms
- Ironing facilities are available from reception
- Smoking is prohibited in all of our bedrooms
- We do not provide room service in normal circumstances
Sandown first developed as a fashionable resort in Victorian times when it was visited by, amongst others, Lewis Carroll, Charles Darwin, George Eliot and Alfred Tennyson. Today it remains popular, offering a wealth of entertainment and easy access to the remarkable beauty of the rest of the island. The resort boasts long sandy beaches safe for bathing, excellent for water sports and boating and the pier, which is directly opposite our hotel, is popular with visitors.
Other attractions include the award-winning Big Cat Sanctuary and the superb Roman Villa in nearby Brading. In the summer months there are regular markets on both Sunday and Monday to supplement Sandown’s shops, cafés and restaurants.
Sandown is surrounded by a varied landscape of outstanding beauty. In addition to the downs found at its centre, the island ranges from woodland, farmland and wetland to majestic cliffs and deep chines, so that visitors are confronted by ever changing views and terrain. Indeed, Sandown itself is part of the Tennyson Heritage Coast, which stretches from the chalk cliffs of Freshwater Bay to the spectacular 'Needles' rocks - which once joined the island to the mainland - and the multi-coloured sandstone of Alum Bay.
Apart from the island’s famous natural attributes, there are over fifty absorbing attractions to be found, including ancient castles, medieval manor houses, Roman remains and fascinating animal and bird parks.
Sandown boasts a clean, safe and extensive beach with miles of golden sands. Its esplanades and seawall walks stretch from Yaverland southwards through Lake to Shanklin Chine. Its gardens are colourful and well kept. These include Los Altos, Sandham Grounds and the delightful clifftop garden at Ferncliff.
Nunwell House and Gardens
The picturesque house has been a family home since 1522 and is of great historic and architectural interest. Nunwell is surrounded by 5 acres of tranquil gardens including a walled garden with stunning views across the Solent.
Learn about conservation and rainforests and come face to face with some of the world's most unusual, beautiful and endangered creatures.
Isle of Wight Natural History Centre
The centre exhibits a unique collection of objects from fossils and seashells to replicas of the Crown Jewels and even its own aquarium.
Brading Roman Villa
One of the finest Roman sites in the UK with beautifully preserved mosaic floors, extensive collections of Roman archaeology, including coins, pottery, tools and a stunning exhibition hall.
The vineyard is one of the oldest in Britain and offers guided tours and wine tasting.
Tiger and Big Cat Sanctuary
The sanctuary boasts one of the best collections of big cats in Europe.
A detailed exhibition of fossils, particularly of dinosaurs, found on the island. Interactive displays and demonstrations explain how they lived.
Isle of Wight Festival
The festival offers a vast array of entertainment from classical and rock music to theatre and comedy.
Isle of Wight Walking Festival
The festival combines walks for charity with events organised by various ramblers' associations.
is one of the premier events on the international sailing calendar. The regatta attracts around 8,000 competitors, from professionals to weekend sailors and is the largest of its kind in the world.
With its curious mixture of late sixties pop festival ambiance, country fair and garlic cuisine, this has grown into one of the best loved festivals on the island, attracting more than 25,000 visitors every year.
IOW Scooter Rally
Held in Ryde in August, this is widely recognised as one of the biggest scooter events in the world, with a range of activities and events for both participants and spectators.
The main carnival takes place in July, with an illuminated carnival in August and Bonfire Night celebrations in November.
The main carnival takes place in August and there is also an illuminated carnival in September.
Ryde Tourist Information
One of the largest towns on the island, Ryde boasts grand Georgian and Victorian buildings, many shops and a magnificent pier with outstanding views across the busy Solent. It is also home to Rosemary Vineyard, one of the largest vineyards in Britain.
Alum Bay is famous for its unique coloured sands. Nearby are the majestic chalk Needles, the Isle of Wight’s most famous landmark. Enjoy a chairlift ride for spectacular views over Needles park.
Osbourne House Situated just outside east Cowes, Queen Victoria’s intriguing hideaway where she died in 1901, is one of the island's top tourist attractions.
The chine is a natural wonderland with rare plants, woodland, wildlife and a captivating waterfall.
A working pottery, visitors can observe the manufacturing process of this exquisite porcelain and purchase items from the on-site shop.
The Norman built castle where Charles I was imprisoned before his execution houses a museum which documents the history of the island.
Bembridge Windmill is the island's only surviving windmill. Its four floors of exhibits demonstrates the milling process from start to finish and visitors can see the original machinery which was last used at the turn of the 20th century.
Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Passengers have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal and survey the beauty of the surrounding countryside from the Victorian style carriages.
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