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10 Pier Street, Sandown PO36 8JP England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 03/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 03/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#11 of 26 in Sandown
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The Royal Pier Hotel, originally built by the Victorians for Princess Beatrice as her summer residence, is ideally positioned on the seafront offering views of one of the finest beaches on the Island and the Pier with its family amenities. Facilities include an indoor swimming pool and spa-pool, regular entertainment, choice of two bars and a light, spacious dining room overlooking the seafront. We pride ourselves on our friendly staff and offer value for money.
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Free internet
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Beach
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Non-smoking hotel
Indoor pool
Heated pool
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Ocean view
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toptrav wrote a review Yesterday
Southampton, United Kingdom88 contributions64 helpful votes
Stayed for a weekend visit to the Island, room was in a good state of decoration but mattress was worn out and having to listen to the frequent clicks and clunks of the ancient lift next to the room was a bit annoying. Breakfast was awful ,stuck to poached eggs on toast as the only edible option !
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Stay away from rooms facing the noisey late pub opposite and any rooms near the lift
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SouthWalesWelshy wrote a review 14 May
South Wales14 contributions26 helpful votes
Visited with a friend for a few days as part of a coach trip. Staff outstanding, couldn’t do enough for us, always cheerful and welcoming especially Charlie, Jules Debbie & Maria. Lovely heated pool & Spa. Food was plentiful and delicious. Room was basic & dated but clean with a comfortable bed. Nightly entertainment excellent especially Jimi. Good position across the road from the Pier & shops just around the corner.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Keliset wrote a review 12 May
Nottingham, United Kingdom179 contributions19 helpful votes
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A very well run hotel where the friendly management does it's best to make one comfortable. The hotel is opposite the old Royal Pier, if you like that sort of 'kiss-me-quick' entertainment, and so of course right off the clean sandy beach. There is a lift, but it is very small, taking about two people with luggage, so I found it quicker to take the stairs! The hotel caters for vegetarians and vegans , but you really do have to register your choice when signing in, as the chef needs to know. If you forget, then you can do it later, and there is always a salad option on the main menu, which is very unusual, and the first time I have encountered this, as most hotels seem to avoid salads. I didn't use the pool, as my days were so busy, and I was sorry for that. There are both buses and a train to Sandford, which connect to the ferry ports, but the station and bus stop is up a very steep hill from the hotel, as is the town. There are lots of well maintained beach huts along from the hotel, which attest to how popular the resort was in the past, but unfortunately the island Council has not invested in the town in the last forty years, and it shows! The town is very run down and sad, and covid has just hastened it's demise.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Bring your own shampoo and shower gel, as the hotel only supplies a tiny soap. Non slip shower...
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Lynda Manns wrote a review 10 May
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Very poor hotel rooms no bathroom towel rails shelves for toiletries no shower gel etc. Poor facilities no hairdryer broken furniture no wardrobe f Food not good not much choice and not very well cooked Would not consider staying here again and would not recommend it
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Mignon B wrote a review 4 May
Schagen, The Netherlands280 contributions130 helpful votes
It is a pity that Sandown no longer has the grandeur of a beachtown. Also this hotel wants to keep its head up, but needs some work. On the other hand you don't have to pay a lot either. Nevertheless for a next trip I wouldn't choose Sandown. I'd advise Ryde as there is more to do.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: If you want more than just a couple of shops and restaurants to choose from, you're ok here. If...
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NealeWSalisbury wrote a review Apr 2022
31 contributions12 helpful votes
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Had the displeasure of staying at this hotel at the weekend. I was put in room 14, a box room next to the lift. It was very noisy. It’s not suitable as a bedroom due to being next to the lift with no soundproofing. I was moved to room 48 which was filthy and disgusting. The mattress was uncomfortable with springs sticking through. My friend was put into room 25A, which was next to the fire door and was woken up every time someone went through. Rather than relocate her after two hours of sleep, staff wedged the fire door open, in breach of regulations. Room 25A is totally unsuitable for a bedroom. Three people I spoke to all had issues with terrible mattresses. The menu includes ploughman’s for dinner, or sausages mask and sprouts! Milk (for the tea) in the rooms was out of date. Peanuts in the bar are out of date. The hotel corridors are filthy and in bad order. The only positive is some lovely staff in the dining room. Stay away this is the worse hotel I’ve stayed in!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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gaylee2015 wrote a review Apr 2022
Kent, United Kingdom8 contributions7 helpful votes
This is a really friendly hotel in an excellent location by the sea. The interior is grand Victorian and very well presented. Our seaview room was light and newly decorated. The staff are dedicated to serving the guests. The food could be better but you can stay room only.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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ACooper21 wrote a review Apr 2022
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
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The hotel staff were very friendly.The bar area and restaurant although dated were tidy. The food was a little bland and not a lot to choose from. The room was horrible. Avocado green shower with shower curtain that stuck to you. Dark patches on ceiling and behind the toilet and bathroom windows were dirty. The room decoration and condition was very tired. Didn’t help that we overlooked the bins, which was noisy at times. The corridor walls have wallpaper peeling off.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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P.Price wrote a review Apr 2022
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Just return from a lovely break at this hotel,Our room had great seaviews and the bar staff were pleasant.The food was good and my request for different vegtables was no problem the dining room staff were polite and very friendly ,special thanks to Shauna who waited at our table.Only complaint was the tepid water in the mornings For what we paid great value.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Sara Jarman, General Manager at Royal Pier Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for taking thetime to write a review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and we will pass on the message to Shauna.
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Audrey Allen wrote a review Oct 2021
Northampton, United Kingdom13 contributions4 helpful votes
Lovely stay with lovely staff hotel was good we were very well looked after at all times Charlie the waiter is a credit to the hotel, the room was adequate ,bed uncomfortable hotel in good position opposite the pier,no need for car,carpark near back of hote,l So thank you to all staff for the very good service audrey and Stephen northampton
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: 1ST floor room sea view still needs updating and new carpet
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PRICE RANGE
$96 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
royal pier sandown
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandIsle of WightSandown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
65
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Pier Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Royal Pier Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Glory Art Glass (0.1 km), The Holistic Emporium (0.09 km), and Sandown Pier (0.06 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal Pier Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Royal Pier Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Royal Pier Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bellamy's Bistro, The Old Corner Bank, and The Beach Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Royal Pier Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Royal Pier Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Godshill Church (7.4 km), Arreton Barns (6.9 km), and Bembridge Windmill (5.4 km).
Does Royal Pier Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.