Northbank Hotel The Isle of Wight

“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.”

Written by  Fiona Duncan

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They say

“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)

Address

Northbank Hotel
Circular Road
Seaview
Isle of Wight
PO34 5ET
United Kingdom
0)1983 612227
www.northbankhotel.co.uk

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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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18 rooms from $66 per night

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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.

Hotel size

18 rooms
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