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The Lakes Rookley

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Indoor pool, outdoor pool
Indoor pool, outdoor pool
Indoor pool, outdoor pool

Overview of The Lakes Rookley

The Lakes Rookley

3.5 out of 5

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
Main Rd, Rookley, Ventnor, England, PO38 3LU

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationIsle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary7 min drive
  • Popular LocationSeaclose Park8 min drive
  • AirportBembridge (BBP)14 min drive
  • Popular LocationIsle of Wight Steam Railway18 min drive

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About this area


The Lakes Rookley is located in Ventnor. Shanklin Old Village and Isle of Wight Steam Railway are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Cliff Lift and Ventnor Park. Robin Hill and Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary are also worth visiting. Guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary - 7 min drive
  • Seaclose Park - 8 min drive
  • Shanklin Chine - 10 min drive
  • Shanklin and Sandown Golf Club - 12 min drive
  • Isle of Wight Steam Railway - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Ryde St John's Road Station - 14 min drive
  • Southampton (SOU) - 129 min drive


  • The Taverners - 4 min drive
  • Griffin Maze - 4 min drive
  • Dairymans Daughter - 5 min drive
  • The Old Smithy & Gardens - 5 min drive
  • The Hare and Hounds - 5 min drive

About this property

The Lakes Rookley

3.5-star hotel with restaurant and indoor pool
A restaurant, an indoor pool and an outdoor pool are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli and laundry facilities are on-site. All 58 rooms have free WiFi, and feature kitchens with fridges, ovens and microwaves. Flat-screen TVs, electric kettles and hairdryers are among the other amenities available to guests.
The Lakes Rookley offers 58 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer. Accommodation at this 3.5-star hotel has kitchens with fridges, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include baths or showers.

This Ventnor hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

An indoor pool and an outdoor pool are on site.

Children aged under 16 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Indoor pool
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge
  • Snack bar/deli


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hairdryer


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Fridge

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open Monday - Sunday (9:00 AM - 7:00 PM)
If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from June 1 2021 to October 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 40 per pet, per week
Dogs welcome
2 per room
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: GBP 50.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Pet fee: GBP 40 per pet, per week

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a debit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa and Mastercard; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards

We should mention

The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision

Property is also known as

Lakes Rookley Hotel Ventnor
Lakes Rookley Ventnor
Lakes Rookley
The Lakes Rookley Hotel
The Lakes Rookley Ventnor
The Lakes Rookley Hotel Ventnor

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Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 21 out of 37 reviews
5 - Excellent 57%
Rating 4 - Good. 9 out of 37 reviews
4 - Good 24%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 37 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 37 reviews
2 - Poor 8%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 37 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely place reasonably priced
Very impressed everything was clean and well equipped.
Stayed 4 nights in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Tranquil and comfortable - loved it
What a lovely break! My sister and I and the dog thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet, the beautifully kept park with its' lakes and the well equipped and cozy cottage with hot tub. Great location to get all over the IOW. Don't forget to pack tea towels and washing up liquid or tablets ( there's even a dishwasher!). Also cloths for the washing up/ wiping down surfaces. Everything else is there really - salt and pepper useful to take and a few basics for cooking - but all the equipment was fine. The beds were comfy too. Internet and 4g poor - usually you'd be able to sit up in the bar but of course with Covid not so easy. But all in all a lovely spot , and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it .
Stayed 4 nights in May 2021

4/5 Good

Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2020

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
not so clean stat
Bearing in mind the current situation we would have expected the accommodation to be clean. Instead there was a stain on the sofa, dusty cobwebs everywhere & dirty kitchen utensils. When reported they didn’t seem to understand our concerns
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2020