Located in the English Channel, the Isle of Wight is separated from the mainland by the Solent and offers superb sandy beaches, stunning countryside and exhilarating coastal walks. The island has several resorts which have been holiday destinations since Victorian times. A firm family favourite, Sandown is the largest resort on the Isle of Wight and remains the island’s principal resort offering a wealth of entertainment. Set around a sheltered bay of golden sandy beaches that stretch three miles to neighbouring Shanklin, other attractions include the Pier, which is right in front of our hotel, Browns Pleasure
Park and the award winning Big Cat Sanctuary as well as the many
shops, cafes and restaurants. Shanklin is beautifully situated on the cliffs bordering the south east coast of the island and is sheltered to the west by high lying downs.
The town is split, the old village at the top of the cliff and the new village close to the sea being connected by a cliff lift. A town of great character and charm, Shanklin offers many interesting small shops, amusements, restaurants and pubs. Shanklin Old Village is a perennial attraction where most of the picturesque cottages are clustered around the thatched ‘Crab Inn’. Within walking distance is Shanklin’s famous Chine, a dramatic fissure in the rock where a 45ft waterfall cascades down to the shore.
Bayshore Hotel, Sandown
Situated in a magnificent position on the seafront, opposite the beach and pier and close to the shopping centre. The hotel boasts a large dance floor with entertainment most evenings, cocktail bar and restaurant overlooking the sea, TV lounge, sun lounge and games room. There is free wi-fi in the public areas and a lift serves most rooms although all floors are split level. The 80 bedrooms all have en-suite bath or shower and wc, central heating, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer and TV with radio channels.
Shanklin Hotel, Shanklin
One of the best known hotels on the Isle of Wight, the Shanklin is situated in Shanklin town with superb views from the magnificent ‘Starlite’ restaurant and many of the bedrooms. Shanklin Old Village is a few minutes walk away and the beach is easily accessible via the nearby cliff lift. Facilities at the Hotel include a splendid bar, spectacular restaurant with dancefloor, entertainment most evenings, indoor swimming pool,
whirlpool and sauna, games room and indoor bowls area. There is free wi-fi in public areas and the lift serves almost all bedrooms. All of the 89 bedrooms have central heating and en-suite bath or shower and WC, tea/coffee making facilities, telephone, hairdryer and TV.