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Travel Blogs from Ventnor
Derek and Megan - June 26,2010 (London, England)
So the time has come for real backpacking to take place. When Megan finally arrived at Heathrow, Derek had already been waiting for 3 hours. To make the travel day longer, we had to figure out how to successfully use the underground, including buying tickets, which line to take, and how to …
... br> We also had a look over Lord Nelsons Ship....a real man of war vessel ..guns every where.
The day out also included a harbour cruise.
That night we visited a country pub before going to the Cricketers for Dinner
Next Day after lunch Mike Led us Heathrow to drop off the hire car then catch our flight to Bangkok.
Overall we had 2 very good days. It was great to see Mike and Heather again.
Friday 13th September
Camping in Lancing
We picked up the trail from Beeding Hill with excellent views of the impressive Lancing College and it's chapel of gothic spires. Sheltered from the rain at Truleigh Hill YHA and cycled across Edburton Hill, past Devil's Dyke and dropping off at Ditching Beacon.
Did a short detour to look at two windmills called Jack and Jill.
Cycled back through ...
... priories in England at that time and stands within the Castle grounds. Walking back to our cars we see little squirrels hopping about, they look so cute! We had dinner at the kings arms, where we have booked in. Hooray we are away from Lauralee House! After dinner we walked around the corner to the "Raddle" a brilliant little pub! Had another drink, met a local called Ken and his dog called Harvey! I found out what Raddle meant! You need to look it up! Another great day! ...
... cockpit GT cars race which was a good race that had a Ferrari 330 GTO race, and Rod wanted to see this one! It did end up being a great race too! That race went for an hour and on the way back to the Speckled Hen tent for a drink I spotted some old large boat like swings that were quite lovely! They may have once been an old show or carnival ride. It began to rain quite heavily as we made our way to the tent. We stayed for a drink and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Wellington Hotel Ventnor
The Wellington is an excellent hotel - very reasonably priced and should defintely be 4* not 3! Check in was easy and the staff were very friendly - we managed to get a parking space right outside which was lucky as there is limited parking but i understand they are building another car park next door so that should be open soon.
Nice but very over priced
Stayed at this hotel with my 2 young children.
We paid £138 per night for a family room. They charged for my baby of 8 months to stay both nights!!!
We were given a family room with a lovely view but had to be asked to be moved as the family room was right beside the hotel kitchen, therefore very very noisey until very late and also very smelly due to the smells of the kithen food.
The furniture is a little dodgy so to speak as a chest of drawers fell over and crashed onto the floor - thank goodness my children were no way near it when it happened.
The staff are lovely and the food was delicious, but very expensive. The average cost of a main meal was £14.
Virtually no parking, but this has been mentioned previously.
The Wellington Hotel is clean, modern and has a fantastic location above the beach at Ventnor. Parking is poor on site, although there is a public car park 200 metres down the road. We had a relaxed and unhurried couple of days at this hotel and had no official timetable or plans to keep to. This was probably just as well as there was a certain air of chaos amongst the staff in attendance. Everybody was very friendly, but the restaurant staff in particular were severely lacking co-ordination. Out of 7 staff, 2 were Czech and couldn't speak much English, 2 were Polish and also had limited English, and 2 were local to the area, but just very inexperienced. We did actually feel rather sorry for the 1 girl there that was trying to pull everything together. Fawlty Towers regularly sprang to mind, but then the humour associated with that same type of almost slapstic service kept us very amused. I would be happpy to stay at this hotel again, but don't go there if you are in a rush or get frustrated easily, or at least until far later in the season when the restaurant staff have had a chance to sort themselves out!
Nice hotel but not quite 4*
A very comfortable hotel in a lovely location very close to the shore where you can hear the sound of the waves.
The food is excellent and the menu sufficiently varied but the wine list is small and restricted to french wines only.
From the website it looks a silver star type of place but although the staff are very willing and eager they're enthusiastic amateurs who need some professional training.
Decor is minimalist which means there are no drawers for clothes storage (but there is a large wardrobe). There is no tea or coffee making facilities in the rooms (although room service will provide tea & coffee for a charge). There is no hotel facilities or local area guide either.
Car parking, as has previously noted, is rather problematic.
My wife and I Spent a night at the Wellington as a treat for my wife who was 40 after reading the positive feedback on this site.
Here are my pro's and con's of the Wellington Hotel:
A good choice
Great views over the sea from our room - I think that our balcony was bigger than the room! There was a minor problem with our bathroom but it was sorted out efficiently.
All the staff were friendly and helpful. Good breakfast - with more great views of the sea from the terrace. We would stay there again.
As a treat we went for dinner at the Pond Cafe in nearby Bonchurch but were very disappointed.
"WOW" factor on an island
An exciting find. This unique NEW hotel will appeal to people who enjoy style and quality with friendly service.
The stunning position over the bay and the fabulous terraces with fantastic sea views makes it a great place to chill out from the "Big Smoke".
Falling asleep to the sound of waves can be very seductive.
Looking forward to returning for the generous yummy English Breakfast!
I've just returned from a relaxing break in the pretty town of Vetnor with wonderful coastal walking, friendly locals and cosy pubs. However, what really made the break one to remember was the Wellington Hotel. A breath of fresh air with spotless, bright and airy rooms decorated in a contemporary yet characterful style that provided excellent value for money. A spacious balcony with modern decking & sun loungers offering panoramic views of the bay and down to the charming hotel terrace below, exceeded expectations even further.
I've just returned from a trip to IOW where I stayed in this lovely hotel overlooking the bay at Ventnor. Hotel building is a lovely old victorian building perched on the cliff with great views of the bay from the balconies which run the length of the hotel. Inside the hotel has been renovated to provide contemporary rooms with neutral shades and fresh clean bathroom. I stayed in a super deluxe room which had its own balcony which is big enough for you to sit out on and enjoy the view - chairs are provided for this. The room itself is fairly small but very comfortable and clean. If I went again I'd upgrade to a larger room as the difference in cost is very small. This hotel has fairly basic amenities - minimal parking, no tea & coffee in room, no minibar or room service but for the price it is an excellent find. Full English breakfast was included in the price of the room and was one of the best hotel breakfasts I've had in a long time. Definitely great value for money and a lovely hotel from which to enjoy the beuatiful coastline. Steps go from hotel directly down to sea front - takes a couple of minutes but obviously not suitable for the infirm. I'm planning on returning to this hotel in the summer - can just picture myself sitting on the balcony sipping from a glass of champagne and listening to the sound of the waves breaking on the shore.