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Welcome to Harbour View Hotel

Address: St Augustine Villa, The Esplanade, Ventnor, PO38 1TA

Telephone: 01983 852285

Hotel Description

Probably the most photographed building on the Isle of Wight due to its unique Ventnor seaside hotel location. We are the only sea front hotel accommodation on Ventnor sea front ...... BUT we NO LONGER do breakfasts or meals(hence the much reduced prices .We specialise in luxury bed accommodation only... town and award winning restaurants/excellent breakfast venues are within easy walking distance. Each room is tastefully decorated, most have excellent sea views and their own arm chair / settee sitting area, making it ideally suited for couples who prefer a comfortable long stay in a relaxed atmosphere not dictated by conventional tight hotel schedules... Although rooms have all the conveniences of modern living like being fully en-suite, having coffee and tea making facilities and free wi-fi they are decorated in a tasteful manner befitting of this Victorian period building of historical importance. Queen Victoria adored the Isle of Wight and the view looking down upon the Italianate architecture of St Augustine Villa and its coastline fondly reminded Prince Albert of his previous holidays in the Mediterranean and prompted them to instruct the royal architect to build Osborne House in the same style. Excellent coastal walks in both directions. Free on site car parking .....and within easy walking distances of the famous Spyglass pub (voted best p.h on Isle of Wight for last 2 years) also the excellent Smoking Lobster Restaurant, Hillside restaurant, Cantina Restaurant (voted in top 5 of breakfast venues in UK -Guardian) and of course the Royal Hotel.... (sorry! ...nearly forgot the excellent sea food Restaurants in Steephill Cove and famous Bonchurch Inn Italian Restaurant. As you have probably guessed, we are surrounded by superb gourmet experiences. We can also arrange discounted car ferry prices via Wightlink Ferry company.... (please enquire)

Our Facilities

  • Free Parking
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • Wifi Available
  • Luxury Accommodation

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Hotel Reviews - Harbour View Hotel

Great Stay
Stayed 3 nights, excellent friendly hosts. Amazing room with view straight across harbour.

Paul Lamont - 24th Sep, 2019
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Response from Hotel
...a great pleasure to meet you both and we thoroughly appreciate your lovely review...

Just Right——????
A lovely, interesting, welcoming place to stay.

Peter and Phyllida Rawson - 20th Sep, 2019
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Response from Hotel
thank you for that lovely review... (the pleasure was ours)

A Beautiful Hotel
The Harbour View is well named. From our room (Rm 2) both our windows had a wonderful view of the Harbour and a portion of the delightful bay which is Ventnor's delight. Also, Bob and Esme, who run the hotel are a lovely couple which add to the overall delightful experience.

Dave Peddie - 16th Sep, 2019
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Response from Hotel
thank you for such a lovely revue..... Ventnor is a special place and we really appreciated your company. Best wishes from Bob and Esme ....

Great Location And Good Value For Money.
“Iconic location on Ventnor Cascade with perfect views of the sea and coastline. Esme and Bob were friendly and helpful hosts. Our room and bathroom were comfortable and spotlessly clean. Excellent value for money. Plenty of good places to get breakfast close to the hotel.”

Leo Tyrie - 7th Sep, 2019
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A lovely review...very much appreciated.😃

There's not much to say about the hotel the location and the owner of the hotel seriously I've never met people as nice as them they were so helpful my wife and I are going back again next year

Yannick Kayumba - 31st Aug, 2019
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Response from Hotel
Thankyou for that lovely review. Best wishes from Bob and Esme

Our Stay
We stayed in room 7 which had lovely sea views, a very comfortable large four poster bed, good en suite with excellent shower and a ceiling fan to keep cool. Bob and Esme were very hospitable and although we didn’t use the lounge areas they looked very homely and inviting. comfortable.

David Merewether - 30th Aug, 2019
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Response from Hotel
Thankyou for your review... and pleased that you enjoyed your stay.

Great Views From 3 Sides.
Stayed for 4 nights in Room 6,lovely clean and well maintained room with separate dressing area and bathroom.Our hosts Bob and Esme made us very welcome with a very relaxed attitude we shall more than likely be visiting again as Ventnor is a real Gem.

nigel tidmarsh - 12th Aug, 2019
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Haven Of Tranquility
We have been coming to this haven of tranquility for a number of years.

Bob and Esme are a lovely couple who look after all ones needs but are able

to stay in the background, making you feel that it is your own private

"bolt hole" for the length of your stay.

The rooms at the front all have marvellous sea views and waking up to the

sound of the sea is amazingly therapeutic! Being right on the esplanade all

Ventnor's amenities and eating places are on your doorstep.

We'll be back undoubtedly.

Andy Crittall - 27th Jul, 2019
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Wonderful Views
This is the second time we have stayed at this hotel and room 3 was spacious and had fantastic views of the seafront. Lovely bedding and towels .Although they no longer provide breakfast it is a short walk to Bestys for lovely coffee and a variety of breakfast items .

Marcia Ingram - 24th Jul, 2019
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Lovely Place To Stay
We had a fabulous stay. The location is excellent, the room spacious and comfortable and Bob & Esme were so welcoming.

Alison Wren - 15th Jul, 2019
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Review Of The Harbour View Hotel
My Mother and I spent 4 nights at the hotel. We were welcomed on arrival and all questions answered. Our room was second to none with fantastic views, which we could make the most of with two beautiful and comfortable arm chairs to sit in and relax. The hotel has a cosy and friendly feel to it and the owners are extremely accommodating, informative and nothing is too much trouble. It was not a problem that breakfast is not served, as there are a number of cafes close by that serve delicious and reasonably priced breakfasts. We will definitely book to stay there again, as it was just perfect.

Sara Parkes - 10th Jul, 2019
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Fantastic Location
This hotel is situated in a fantastic location over looking the small harbour and beach. Great location for accessing the beach, cafes, restaurants and shops as well as the beautiful coastal walks.

The hosts Bob & Esme are very welcoming and go out of their way to help.

The rooms are a good size, and very clean.

Jane Dowding - 6th Jul, 2019
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St Augustine
Lovely stay at a wonderful characterful property. Great position. Wonderful hosts too.

Dean Evans - 25th Jun, 2019
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Friendly Guesthouse With Unique Historic Character.
Wonderfully-situated Italianate 1840s villa. Our room 7 was huge(21'x 12') with a 4 poster bed,efficient shower and fantastic sea and harbour views from a high position. No breakfast provided but easily obtained nearby. If you fancy living for a while as a rich Victorian, but with all mod. cons., this is the place to stay.

Howard Buchanan - 13th May, 2019
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.short Break
Excellent,very friendly.. Car parking awkward but difficult to improve.

Sheila Aves - 17th Sep, 2018
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Relaxing Stay
we had a realxing stay at the Harbour View (St Augustine Villa) Hotel. Our room was clean and spacious with fantastic views of the sea. The owner was very pleasant and the fact that there was no breakfast didn't matter as we found a gem in the Two Cooks Cafe... but there was a lot more choice in walking distance.

Louise Printer - 15th Sep, 2018
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Brilliant !
Just about the best location in Ventnor with easy access to all that the village has to offer - seaside on the doorstep and the village centre a VERY short walk up the road next to the hotel.

Bob and Esme are excellent hosts and their relaxed approach makes for a hassle-free stay. No shortage of good quality dining venues nearby ranging from great breakfasts to 'fine dining' and everything in between. (Although we were strangely drawn back to the Spyglass Inn a few times!).

The hotel itself was absolutely spotless, every facility in the room actually worked as it should and the bed was very comfortable with quality bed linen. We had room 7 with great sea views and even a small leather settee by one of the windows to sit and enjoy staring out over the Solent. And the pricing? .... very reasonable so great value all round.

Highly recommended ... as you have probably guessed by now :-)

David Calverley - 10th Sep, 2018
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Grandeur And Charm
Very pleasant hotel with great style although a bit aged (which somehow adds to its undeniable charm). "Grand" bedroom with view of the sea and warm welcome. Beautiful linen and spotless cleanliness. Very convenient place and nice little fishing village. A definite stopover!

Brigitte lacoste - 28th Aug, 2018
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Wou Stay Ag
We had a perfect stay .very clean lovely area and great location. Good shower and comfortable bed wo recommend this accommodation.

Paul Whiting - 20th Aug, 2018
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Great Break, Thank You
Great view from room 6 in the tower; lovely and peaceful with just the noise from the sea opposite. No breakfasts this year, but there is a good cafe less than 5 minutes walk away. An excellent base to explore this beautiful island.

A very memorable holiday, thank you.

Andy Hill - 11th Jul, 2018
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Just Perfect
Bob and Esme are very welcoming and our 4 night stay was just what we needed. Our room was very comfortable, spotless and had a sea view. The hotel is perfectly situated and Ventnor is our favourite resort on the island.

Roger Wright - 7th Jul, 2018
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Imposing Position
We enjoyed a four night stay at St Augustine villa as others hotel is now called. Our room was comfortable and well maintained with everything we might need.

We were East facing and overlooked the Winter gardens - this had the advantage of being cool later in the day when temperatures reached 26 degrees. It was unusually hot for June, so we did not mind that South facing Seaview rooms were booked up !

A lovely stay in a Victorian property but with modern comforts. Thank you Bob and Esme.

Teresa Webster - 27th Jun, 2018
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Large And Comfortable With A Great View Out To Sea.
We stayed for 2 nights using it as a base to travel around the island. The building is a large Victorian villa, there is a small car park. The hotel overlooks the sea and its worth paying for a room with a sea view. Our deluxe room was large and comfortable with a great view out to sea. There is free WiFi and Sky TV. During our stay the hotel couldn’t provide breakfast but they did let us know beforehand, it wasn’t a problem to us. The two owners were very nice people and helpful. Point to note is that there are step stairs to the rooms so it may not be suitable for people who are not very mobile.

EODUK - 19th Apr, 2018
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Response from Hotel
This is a fantastic review. Thank you and, we would look forward to seeing you again.

Clean And Comfortable
Location is good and affordable. Within walking distance to the waterfront. Check in was easy. The rooms are comfortable and clean. Towels, hair dryer, mini fridge, coffee-tea making facilities, bottled water are provided. On every floor there is a room with ironing facilities, so no worries about that crumpled shirt or pants. The buffet breakfast spread is not a wide range but enough to fill our stomachs. And tasty too. So for the budget conscious traveller who wants a comfortable room to sleep in so he can be energised for the next day's tour, Harbour View Hotel is a good choice.

Josephine Magda - 17th Mar, 2018
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Thank you for your lovely review

Exellent Location And Service
we stayed for 4 nights, we chose this hotel due to the reviews and location. the hotel has an old feel to it, but the rooms are very spacious and modern. Breakfast was very good and the service was brilliant. onsite parking and a stroll up the hill to the little town or down the hill to the esplanade. nice restaurants nearby and a nice pub at the end of the esplanade. good location for visiting other parts of the island too.

veronica ody - 1st Oct, 2017
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View To Die For :)
room was spotless with an outstanding view and a superb breakfast to start your day.was made to feel welcome with an top service all round,nothing was to much trouble...would definitely recommend. excellent hosts....

steve timms - 8th Aug, 2017
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The Perfect Getaway..
This place is the most stunning spot.. beautiful views mixed with old fashioned delights.. the owners couldn't do enough to ensure our stay was perfect.. and finally breakfast in the gorgeous breakfast room just finalised the perfect stay..

Nikki Glover - 30th Jul, 2017
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A Wonderfully Relaxing Break.
St. Augustine Villa, in the hands of friendly and expert hosts Bob and Esme provides the perfect spot to relax and unwind.

Mr. Andy Crittall - 21st Jul, 2017
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Thank You
Beautiful accommodation and lovely hosts. Highly recommended.

Ms. Tina Crownshaw - 20th Jul, 2017
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A wonderful place, in an exceptional setting. Esme & Bob provide exceptional hospitality, comfortable rooms in with marvellous sea vuews well placed for everything Ventbor has to offer.

Mr H Kirk - 28th Jun, 2017
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Excellent Hotel
A lovely clean, relaxed and friendly hotel . Close to beach and restaurants

Mr. Allen Partridge - 21st Jun, 2017
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3 Night Stay
Stayed in the Tower Room - wonderful views. Both room and ensuite bathroom below very neat and clean. Good breakfast, which was served in the conservatory, that also has lovely sea views.

Would definitely stop again.

Mr. Richard Peirce - 2nd Jun, 2017
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Lovely Hotel With Lovely Sea View
We totally enjoyed our stay, from the minute we stepped in we felt so much welcomed. Great environment, great food and lovely sea view. We stayed in room 6 which has 3 windows with 3 lovely views

Mr. Harrison David - 5th Oct, 2016
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As Good As Ever
We have stayed here a few times over recent years and our experience has been consistently good - our visit a few days ago was no exception. Esme and Bob are very welcoming, friendly and helpful hosts. Breakfasts served in the conservatory are great with wonderful views out to sea. We always choose a sea facing room and as with the conservatory the views out over Ventnor harbour are superb. Lying in bed with the sounds of the sea coming in through the windows is most relaxing.

Mr. Keith Allard - 3rd Oct, 2016
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A Warm Welcome
Without doubt I would stay here again. You will get a very warm welcome from Esme and Bob, the owners, who have a lovely home. The rooms are very comfortable with everything you need and there is so much choice at breakfast,freshly cooked when you come down. The view is stunning so an ideal location to boot.

Ms. Sandra McAuliffe - 28th Sep, 2016
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Excellent Stay
We booked the tower room with the bathroom down the stairs. It gave us lovely views and we enjoyed the novelty. The service was excellent from wonderful hosts. Overall it was a pleasant comfortable and enjoyable stay.

Mr. Robert Hallett - 25th Sep, 2016
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My Weekend Stay
Best welcome I have ever had.

The owner actually came to the door in the middle of the night and called me by my name. Wow !!!

First time I felt at home away from home.

I think its the best place to stay on the island.

I recommend St Augustine Villa for beautiful room, well decorated and comfort. Better then some large hotels

Mr. Pravin Maicha - 30th Aug, 2016
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Short Stay At St Augustine Villa
We stayed for three nights and were blessed with wonderful weather for our short stay in Ventnor.

The room was really lovely and the sea views from the bedroom windows were stunning. It was great just sitting by the window and staring out to sea.

Esme was a great host and very attentive at breakfast time. It was a great base for visiting other parts of the island,either through the lovely walks or via the great bus service. Also Steephill Cove is about thirty-minutes walk from the hotel and not to be missed.Would definitely recommend staying at St Augustine.

Dave Manser

Mr. David Manser - 25th Jul, 2016
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We had a great time as always.

Fantastic room and made to feel very welcome.

Breakfast is delicious!

Mrs. Mary Sitch - 6th Jul, 2016
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