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The Royal Esplanade is located in the heart of all necessary transport links throughout the Isle of Wight, as well as beautiful beach paths and walks, making it the perfect location for exploring one of the most ideal locations in the UK to take a break to.

Equally accessible by car or public transport, we have listed a few options below but are available to help further by phonecall or email

The Royal Esplanade Hotel, 16 Esplanade, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2ED

On Foot - Catamaran

Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pier Head is a lovely route, crossing the waters between the Isle of Wight and landing on the cusp of a Victorian Pier in just 22 minutes. We are located at the end of this pier!     

The high-speed 'FastCat' catamarans serving this route come with spacious passenger lounges, bicycle racks and a sun deck, perfect for taking in the views during the day. 

Catamaran Website

On Foot - Hover Travel

Hovertravel operates fastest ferry crossing between Southsea in Portsmouth and Ryde on the Isle Of Wight. A wonderfully speedy experience and a stones throw from the hotel!

Hover Travel Website

Car Ferry

The Island is served by Wightlink who offer a Car Ferry crossing from Portsmouth to Fishbourne (40 mins) and also from Lymington to Yarmouth (35 mins). 

If travelling to Fishbourne it will take approximately 10-15 mins by car to get to The Royal Esplanade Hotel in Ryde. From Yarmouth it's approximately 35 mins.   

Wightlink Car Ferry Website

Car Parking

The hotel holds a car park for residents of the hotel to book in advance and make use of. There is a cost to park in the car park and this can be booked by calling us on 01983562549 

On The Busses

To reach the multiple stunning locations and experiences across the island, we also have a doorstep bus station, a convenience we are super lucky to have!

Bus Information Website

Hire An E-Scooter

Fancy taking an E-Scooter out for the day?

Directed just opposite the hotel, Beryl E-Scooters are available to hire from both it's roadside location and in the app, with Beryl Bays and the Isle of Wight operating zone also shown in the app. 

E-Scooters are available to hire through two payment choices of Pay-As-You-Ride or Minute Bundles and can be booked in advance too.

E-Scooter Website

Rooms Available Now

Bookable 24/7 online or drop us a call

2 Night Escape Breaks Including Car Ferries From £365.00

Escape The Main Land

Fly And Dine Daytime Hover Craft Offer

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