Shanklin

Rylstone Manor Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • Soak up sea views from the secluded gardens, or take advantage of the hotel's direct beach access
  • Sleep in a quirky country-house-style room with traditional décor
  • Enjoy the modern European menu in the refined dining room

"Wonderful sea views" -- The Good Hotel Guide

Map & Directions

The Isle of Wight is reached by ferry -- from Lymington to Yarmouth, Portsmouth to Fishbourne or Southampton to Cowes. Depending on where you arrive, the hotel is between 30 and 45 minutes by car from the ferry terminal -- or take the bus to Newport (number 5 from Cowes, number 7 from Yarmouth) then the number 3 to Shanklin (get off at Big Mead, then walk the 3 minutes or so to the hotel). If you arrive in Fishbourne, you can take the bus (number 9) to Ryde, then the train to Shanklin. All trips take around an hour and a half. If you’re driving, free parking is available at the hotel.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Small but perfectly formed, Rylstone Manor Hotel stands on a cliff above Sandown Bay on the Isle of Wight, so it’s really no surprise that two of its chief attractions are the sea views guests can enjoy from the landscaped gardens, and direct access to the beach below.

Assuming you’re not here for the sailing (Cowes Week in August, the Festival of the Sea in late June/early July), the music (the Isle of Wight Festival in early June, or a whole host of smaller events throughout the summer), or the beach, there’s still plenty to see and do on the island. Soak up miles of unspoilt countryside, by car or on foot, or visit Osborne House -- Queen Victoria’s holiday home -- half an hour’s drive from the hotel in East Cowes. The hotel is a few minutes’ drive from the popular seaside town of Shanklin and its shops, cafés, bars and restaurants.

Back at the hotel, you can relax in the snug lounge with a good book or an afternoon tea, or in summer months, enjoy the sea views from the Victorian covered patio. In the evening, guests who aren’t exploring their options in Shanklin can visit the ornate dining room, which offers a menu of modern European fine-dining dishes.

Rooms (there are nine) are decorated in country-house style and each is named after an English tree. Each varies in size and has antique furniture, cosy styling and free Wi-Fi. 

From the press:

  • "The owner’s great eye for detail, fabulous food and hidden location entice many guests to return year after year" -- Condé Nast Johansens

Amenities

General

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Flatscreen TV

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets not allowed

National Rating
This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.

Know Before You Go

  • Children 15 years old and younger are not permitted at this property.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

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