It's not hard to understand why the Isle of Wight has become one of the United Kingdom's premier holiday destinations over recent years. From spectacular beaches looking out onto glassy oceans, to acre after acres of unspoiled countryside, there's no shortage of special places on the Isle of Wight. Booking a memorable holiday isn't just about choosing the right destination, however. Equally important is the accommodation. Fortunately, the Isle of Wight is home to a plethora of exquisite luxury hotels.
Going it Alone
When we think of luxury accommodation, most of us conjure up pictures of being waiting on hand and foot, but this needn't always be the case. The Isle of Wight also offers an impressive range of luxury self-catering options.
Clevelands Country House is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in Wroxall, just outside the Victorian seaside town of Ventnor. Set within a large period building, the various accommodation options all feed off a central, grand entrance hall. Log fires offer comfort in the winter months, while the outdoor BBQs offer classy al fresco dining throughout the summer.
Embrace the Facilities
Many of the island's finest luxury hotels are packed with leisure facilities. Luccombe Hall Country House, in Sandown, is a prime example. The hotel features a heated indoor pool, with adjacent hot tub and sauna offering total relaxation all year round. Outside in the stunning grounds, there's a putting green and some fun giant board games. This family-friendly hotel also offers plenty of kids' activities.
Intimate Hotels and Guest Houses
Often when holidaymakers search for luxury hotels, they're looking for some peace and quiet. The best way to ensure a quiet stay is to book into an intimate setting. Bed and breakfasts are therefore an obvious choice.
The Park Lodge B&B in Ryde is ideally located for visitors keen to explore the island. With free parking, this small bed and breakfast can act as a centre point for all your adventures. Staying at a small hotel means it's easy for guests to speak with the hosts and garner some local, insider knowledge on the best things to see and do in the area.