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18 rooms from $62 per night

“An eccentric family run hotel in a fabulous setting - the 1930s with a ‘60s twist. Forget en suite bathrooms, but for families wanting a very relaxed seaside atmosphere at reasonable rates, with lots of friends to make, it's an experience. The antithesis of boutique.”

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“An eccentric family run hotel in a fabulous setting - the 1930s with a ‘60s twist. Forget en suite bathrooms, but for families wanting a very relaxed seaside atmosphere at reasonable rates, with lots of friends to make, it's an experience. The antithesis of boutique.”

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“A wonderful time warp, the Northbank appeals to salty sea dogs, army types, happy families, the artist Maggi Hambling and her students, and anyone who likes their hotel lived in, welcoming and entirely unconcerned with the vaguaries of fashion, plus a joyful dash of eccentricity, a stunning view of the Solent and direct beach access. Run with charm and commitment since 1959 by three generations of the Shaw-Yates family. A one-off that no true connoisseur of hotels could ignore. Sizzling Aga breakfasts.”

Recommended for
  • Families
  • A memorable experince for all the family, with eccentric hosts, communal bathrooms and plenty of beachlife.
 

Written by Fiona Duncan

Facilities

  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Bar
  • Family Suites
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Free wifi
  • In room DVD
  • Outdoor dining
  • Good wine list
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Wifi
  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • At the nearby Isle of Wight Sports Club.
  • Restaurant
  • Home cooking from an Aga.
  • Child friendly
  • Overrun with children having fun in the summer months.
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Suites
  • Sitting Room

Activities

  • Sailing
  • A prime sailing spot and a favourite past time for both locals and tourists.
  • Other Activities
  • Go see the historic remains at ‘Dinosaur Isle’.
  • Sights nearby
  • Carisbrooke Castle - once a prison for Charles I.
  • Great walks
  • With over thirty miles of Heritage coastline, there are many stunning walks to be had.

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“Northbank Hotel was built in 1840 and used as a seaside retreat by the present owners' great grandmother. The War Department requisitioned the building for the Wrens during the Second World War. It was converted to a hotel after the war.
The Shaw-Yates family have owned Northbank since 1959 and it is now run by Michael and Mary with their two sons, William and Mark.”

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Northbank Hotel

"Oh, the joy of this hotel. Michael Shaw-Yates no longer patrols the dining room because when he did, newcomers thought he was Basil Fawlty."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

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18 rooms from $62 per night

Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • Families
  • A memorable experince for all the family, with eccentric hosts, communal bathrooms and plenty of beachlife.
Activities
  • Other Activities
  • Go see the historic remains at ‘Dinosaur Isle’.
  • Sailing
  • A prime sailing spot and a favourite past time for both locals and tourists.
  • Great walks
  • With over thirty miles of Heritage coastline, there are many stunning walks to be had.
  • Sights nearby
  • Carisbrooke Castle - once a prison for Charles I.
Other highlights
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Less £
  • Family Suites
  • Lively
  • Owner managed
  • Views
  • Overlooking the Solent.
  • Free wifi
  • House party feel
  • Good wine list
  • Full of character
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Romantic
  • Quirky
  • The shared bathrooms might not be for everyone.
  • Antiques
  • Historic
  • Boutique
  • Seaviews
  • Artworks
  • On the beach
  • Village
  • Child friendly
  • Overrun with children having fun in the summer months.
  • Intimate
  • Charming
  • Or Basil Fawlty comic, depending on your attitude.
  • Traditional
  • On an island
  • Retro/Vintage
  • Restaurant
  • Home cooking from an Aga.

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