The High Street, Seaview, PO34 5EX
For a hundred and fifty years, the Seaview Hotel has been a laid-back seaside pit stop and a magnet for the glitterati, honeymooners and families looking for that most elusive of things – the perfect seaside vacation. What they all have in common is that they have stumbled across a little slice of England where you can leave the maddening crowd behind, and just lark beside the seaside. There are 29 rooms and suites several of which are dog-friendly. Inside the hotel is decked with maritime memorabilia and even has its very own pub, the Pump Bar, serving well-kept local ales and bar classic food. The Restaurant, under head chef Bruce Theobald, holds a Michelin Bib Gourmand award and specialises in fish and seafood. In essence the Seaview Hotel is neither to grand or too laidback, somehow, it is just the ideal blend. It is at the very centre of life in the quaint, pretty seaside town of Seaview, situated on the North East coast of the island, just a mile or along the famous sands from the elegant Victorian town of Ryde. The town also has a good array of local shops including an art gallery, pub, café, bookshop and beauticians.