The Grey Traveller stayed in one of the hotel’s ‘modern rooms’ which is located to the rear of the hotel. Some rooms are located in the original building so ‘modern’ refers to the extension at the back and was in fact luxurious and delightful!
Decorated in muted tones, a heavy crisp white duvet and thick curtains all made for an excellent night’s sleep. But the piece de resistance has to be the tiled TV in the luxurious bathroom…….. the bath is filled from the ceiling tap and the weary traveller can bask in bubbles and enjoy The Great British Menu or Strictly #Luxury! #Luxuryontap! Toiletries are the heavenly Algotherm Marine range and the basin a modern glossy bowl balancing on a surround of glass, I liked it, hell no I loved it.
When I finally dragged myself out of the bath I enjoyed dinner in the hotel’s Michelin Bib Gourmand award winning restaurant and positively clucked and glowed over the deep sea blue plates my cod and samphire were so expertly arranged on…..oh and did I mention the triple cooked chips? Taste was divine and left me little room for the exquisite Lemon Brûlée and shortbread biscuits. Despite my own full bubble of food ecstasy I managed to covet and taste he who likes to think he is obeyed’s Lemon Panacotta with poached rhubarb, lemon curd, lemon and Szechuan pepper sorbet…..I went to bed a satisfied Grey Traveller.
Breakfast was served in the restaurant, buffet style fruit, cereals and pastries followed by a cooked to order menu of a range of choices including a full English.
The hotel also offers a cosy lounge area and two other eateries …the Pump Bar and The Naval Mess. Love the Naval heritage and found a photograph of an ancestor’s ship on the wall. Lots of history about the hotel in the reception area and we found the staff warm and welcoming, we were shown to the room and the staff in the restaurant were attentive and friendly.
Located close to the coastal path keen walkers can reach Ryde to the west or Bembridge to the East. The hotel has parking at the rear.
My stay was courtesy of The Seaview Hotel and I travelled there courtesy of Wight Link