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Reviewed 26 November 2021

Room did not look like photo, shabby, and for me lots of street noise, it was very clean though and the bed was comfy.
Biggest issue for me was that’s the door does not have a dead lock, and when I asked to move to a room with a proper lock I was told this was how they all are. As a woman travelling alone I like a door I can actually lock, ratherff than the internal door-knob being turned by the key and then that is the lock… very old fashioned and felt quite uncomfortable.
WiFi does not reach the rooms at the back, this is stated but just to be aware
The staff were super friendly, and very attentive at breakfast
Please excuse the stuff in the photos!

Date of stay: November 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
Thank J6942CNjordanw
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Chris Williamson, Marketing at Royal Esplanade Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2021

Hello J6942CNjordanw
Thank you for your feedback.
Great to read that your room was clean and your bed comfortable.
We do have a super friendly team whom we are very proud of and i shall certainly let their managers know of your feedback.
With regards to the one way entry handles, this is something of a historical item. I shall speak with our General Manager as to see if there is maybe something we can loan out for guests such as yourself.
I do hope we have the opportunity to welcome you again in the future.

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Reviewed 17 November 2021

All of the staff were very friendly and helpful at check-in, check-out, and breakfast. The room was large and beds very comfortable. I'd definitely stay at the hotel again for visits to the Isle of Wight. The location is perfect for both ferries from Portsmouth Harbour and the hovercraft from Southsea (which was fun to watch at breakfast).

Date of stay: November 2021
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Thank AStrachan93
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Chris Williamson, Marketing at Royal Esplanade Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2021

Hello AStrachan93
Thank you for your fab review.
So pleased to read that you had such an enjoyable experience and stay
We do hope to welcome you again in the future!

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Reviewed 13 November 2021

We came to stay at the Royal Esplanade for a few days visiting from Cornwall to Visit parents who live on the island.
We were treated so well by all the staff who were so friendly and welcoming, we would like to thank everyone for our wonderful stay.
Also the food as amazing!! Our room was beautifully clean! and we will definitely be coming back to stay as soon as we can.
Roger and Elizabeth
Thank you Royal Esplanade Hotel :-)

Date of stay: November 2021
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Chris Williamson, Marketing at Royal Esplanade Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2021

Hello rogerhW8563AC
Thank you so much for your fab review.
So great to read your stay whilst visiting family was enjoyable.
We are very lucky to have such a passionate catering team here at our hotel and I know they will be pleased to recieve this feedback.
We look forward to welcoming you again on your next trip!

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Reviewed 12 November 2021 via mobile

Absolutely loved our weekend at this unique Victorian hotel with incredible seaviews across the Solent! Delicious 3 course evening meal & cosy Harrys bar with superb Malbec. Superior comfy room stylish decor and modern shower room. Best bit was the super friendly staff felt like a family run hotel so helpful and would love to return as Ryde and seafront is beautiful to explore on sandy beach.

Date of stay: November 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Ellymulvany
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Chris Williamson, Marketing at Royal Esplanade Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2021

Hello Ellymulvany
Thank you so much for your fab review.
Great to read you had such an enjoyable stay with sea views across the Solent!
I shall certainly pass your kind words onto our chefs and hospitality team.
Fun fact - our CEO is a fan of Malbec and so has a hand in making sure the wine is appropriate for our guests!
We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

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Reviewed 9 November 2021

We enjoyed our stay from beginning to end. Lovely building with lots of character and large rooms. Staff were lovely and friendly nothing was too much trouble. The food in the restaurant was lovely and service was great. Breakfast was top standard great produce freshly cooked and served . We will definitely return if we visit Ryde again. Fabulous stay from start to finish thank you to the wonderful staff .

Date of stay: November 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank MartinLeggett
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Chris Williamson, Marketing at Royal Esplanade Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2021

Hello MartinLeggett
Thank you so much for your fab review.
Our characterful Victorian hotel is a pleasure to keep going and it is so cosy and comfortable this winter!
We truly look forward to welcomign you again in the future!

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