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About The Hotel

The Royal Esplanade Hotel is a beautiful Victorian Grade II listed building that has been lovingly and sympathetically restored by its current owners, Planning Solutions Limited.  The hotel has seventy bedrooms and is perfectly situated on the Esplanade, facing the Solent, in the centre of the attractive Victorian sea-side town of Ryde.

The Royal Esplanade offers a range of Superior, Premier and Classic rooms from as little as £59 for two persons on a bed & breakfast basis for an overnight stay, plus a range of short break options, on a bed and breakfast basis or half board, including car ferry at very competitive rates.

The Hotel has a number of attractive function rooms for corporate functions, weddings and private celebrations and the stylish and elegant Harry’s Bar, Brasserie and Lounge are also open to non-residents.

There is extensive public car parking available on the seafront immediately opposite the Hotel, plus an on street parking facility that is pay and display from 10am until 6pm.  .

Wightlink FastCat and Hovertravel offer Portsmouth to Ryde passenger only ferry services. WightLink offers a car ferry service to nearby Fishbourne from Portsmouth and Red Funnel offer a car ferry service from Southampton to Cowes.

Check in time at the Hotel is from 2pm. Last check in time is 8pm (or by prior arrangement if you will be arriving later). Check out time is 10.00am or later by arrangement.


The hotel has been under new ownership since October 2015, when Planning Solutions Limited purchased the building and have carried out an extensive and sympathetic refurbishment programme of all the bedrooms and public areas, investing in excess of £450k.  As at January 2017 we are continuing with improvements and refurbishment of adjoining properties and these will soon be available as additional facilities.


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Esplanade Exterior 37
Esplanade Reception 35
Esplanade  Harrys Brasserie 28(1)
Esplanade Harrys Bar 24
Esplanade Premier Twn 13
Reh Superior Gallery5