Ocean View Hotel
The Ocean View Hotel is in the resort of Shanklin, having a prime location with commanding views over Sandown Bay. The hotel has a good standard of accommodation, some have beautiful sea views with balconies to relax on and watch the world go by. The facilities includes a snooker room and a heated indoor swimming pool for your enjoyment.
A 4-minute walk from Sandown Pier and the beach, this classic hotel
The straightforward rooms feature free Wi-Fi, TVs, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Some rooms also come with views of the English Channel. Room service is available.
Monday – Today we travel to the island, boarding our ferry to the Isle of Wight arriving in the afternoon at our hotel.
Tuesday - A day of leisure. You could visit the Isle of Wight Zoo, The Garlic Farm, Sandown Pier or the Glory Art Glass. Or book to visit Shanklin’s very own Victorian Theatre.
Wednesday – Today we go on an Island Tour, starting with the attractive village of Godshill with its many thatched cottages. Then onto Yarmouth, a bustling town with a stunning castle and a lovely natural harbour. Alum Bay sits on the west of the Island, where the mainly shingle beach is framed by iconic chalk stalks known as The Needles with 21 different shades, with a dramatic view of the chalk lines creating scenic beautiful view that is not seen anywhere.
Thursday - The town of Cowes, sitting in the north of the Island. Split into two by the mouth of the River Medina. Both sides are steeped in maritime heritage, with large marinas making them popular for sailing ships and yachts. We will then call into Osbourne House, the residence of Queen Victoria (admission included). During your visit, you can see the extravagant Durbar Room, or the extensive grounds with stunning views across The Solent.
Friday - Returning via ferry with a lunch break enroute, arriving home in the afternoon.