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  • Compare and choose from our collection of B&Bs and boutique hotels on the Isle of Wight.
  • In all cases, you will have a comfy bed, breakfast will be prepared for you, and you will be given advice on where to visit on an island designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • Our accommodation is an affordable and often more characterful alternative to staying in a larger hotel on the Isle of Wight.

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Isle of Wight B&B Reviews

  • "One of the nicest bed & breakfasts we have stayed in, very good location for village amenities. We were made to feel very welcome and really enjoyed our stay." Stephanie S
  • "An excellent stay, greeting and general service was at a very high level and breakfast was first class." Roy J
  • "Lovely, friendly place to stay. High quality of service, and a red squirrel in the garden! Good central location. Would certainly recommend." Richard H

Isle of Wight Visitor information

An Introduction to the Isle of Wight

The island has a rich history, including a brief status as an independent kingdom in the 15th century. It was home to the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson, and Queen Victoria built her much loved summer residence and final home Osborne House at East Cowes. The Island's maritime and industrial history encompasses boat building, sail making, the manufacture of flying boats, the world's first hovercraft and the testing and development of Britain's space rockets. It is home to the Isle of Wight International Jazz Festival, Bestival and the recently revived Isle of Wight Festival, which, in 1970, was one of the largest rock music events ever held. 

Things to do on The Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight's most famous landmarks are the Needles. You can see where Charles I was kept in Carisbrooke Castle and visit the Shipwreck Centre and Martime Museum. Also you can visit the Underwater Archaeology Centre and the Blackgang Cine and Robin Hill adventure parks. The isle is small enough that you can also walk round it on many trails as well as sit on its beaches. 

Other attractions to visit include - 

Shanklin Chine - Enjoy the unique tranquillity of Shanklin Chine, the Isle of Wight’s oldest tourist attraction. The winding woodland, with its steep sides is a magical place for rare plants, wildlife and enchanting waterfalls.

Getting to the Isle of Wight

By Coach and Bus

National Express offers a range of services, including travel around the UK, to and from UK airports and to Europe and Ireland. Wightbus are the council run buses around the Isle.

By Car

To reach the ports you must either use the M27 to reach Southampton, Portsmouth or the A337 to reach Lymington pier. The journey from London will take 2 and a half hours.

By Train

In order to connect with one of the three ferry operators to the Island, you will need to select one of the following mainland stations as your destination: Portsmouth Harbour, Southampton Central, Lymington Pier.

By Boat

There are three service to cross the channel, Hover Travel for passengers, Red Funnel, which runs two routes- passenger only and vehicle ferrys, and WightLink which runs three routes.

History of Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is rich in historical and archaeological sites. These range from prehistoric fossil beds which include dinosaur remains, to dwellings and artefacts of the Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman period and beyond. In the year 534 Cerdic with his son Cynric invaded and conquered the island and states that the Island was given to Cerdic's nephews, who were Jutes-Stuf and Wihtgar.

The Anglo Saxon Chronicle tells how Wiht-land suffered particularly from Viking predations. Alfred the Great's navy defeated the Danes in 871 after they had "ravaged Devon and the Isle of Wight". During the second wave of Viking attacks in the reign of Ethelred the Unready (975-1014) the Isle of Wight was taken over by the Danes as a base to harry Southern England, referred to as their "frith-stool".

The Island did not come under full control of the Crown until it was sold by the dying last Norman Lord, Lady Isabella de Fortibus, to Edward I in 1293. Queen Victoria made the Isle of Wight her home for many years, and as a result it become a major holiday resort for members of European royalty. During her reign in 1897 the World's first radio station was set up by Marconi at the Needles battery at the western tip of the Island.

The famous boat building firm of J. Samuel White was established on the Island in 1802. Other noteworthy marine manufacturers followed over the 19th and 20th centuries including Saunders-Roe, a key manufacturer of the Flying-boats and the world's first hovercraft.

Reviews For Isle of Wight

Average Score


Based On 102 Reviews

The room was spacious and lovely and clean. Wasn't expecting so many stairs, but we got used to it. There is a very comfortable, relaxed atmosphere in the house with very friendly and polite staff. With only 12 rooms it meant that it was very peaceful and quiet. Thank you Karena and all your staff for a lovely week.

(Review Of Bedford Lodge Hotel, Shanklin)

Very comfortable accommodation with a good selection of places to eat and drink nearby. Staff were really friendly and I got to taste the lightest sponge cake I had ever eaten. Parking was a little traumatic if you weren't first in but still accomodated several cars. Overall an excellent stay and will be my first choice of accommodation when I find myself on the Isle of White.

(Review Of Bedford Lodge Hotel, Shanklin)

Hi, Really enjoyed staying at the hotel again. Lovely host and staff and great location for us. One query though. I've just checked my bank statement and realised we were charged the full rate for a 7 night booking i.e. 7 x £80=£560. The website indicates a 10 % discount for 7 days so I think we should have only paid 7x £72 =£504. Please can you get back to me on this point. Thanks, Mark

(Review Of Bedford Lodge Hotel, Shanklin)

Our first time on the IoW but staff at the Bedford Lodge were very helpful, friendly and cheerful. The above table says it all. We will certainly return here for future breaks.

(Review Of Bedford Lodge Hotel, Shanklin)

Nice room which was very clean. Shower very new and clean but could be a bit more powerful. Very good value for money. Lovely breakfast with some unexpected extras. Would return.

(Review Of Bedford Lodge Hotel, Shanklin)

Very warm welcome and excellent service from the owner and her staff at this lovely B&B situated in a tranquil part of Shanklin. The rooms were very comfortable and spotlessly clean. I would certainly recommend staying here.

(Review Of Bedford Lodge Hotel, Shanklin)

Very warm welcome when I arrived soaking wet and early having walked the coastal path from Bembridge. Lovely quiet setting and a comfortable, well-maintained property. Double room was clean and comfortable - fine for me as a single traveller, but may have been a bit cramped for two. Overall tho an excellent place and would certainly return.

(Review Of Bedford Lodge Hotel, Shanklin)

Thanks to the staffs and the Melville Hall Hotel. How little break has been amazing. The hotel facilities is great and it is the perfect enviroment for couples to relax. Will definately come back. Cheers...

(Review Of Melville Hall Hotel, Sandown)

It's fantastic place for your escape from city life. The hotel was made by owner Karena with love and it feel in every details. There are a lot things because of them you understand you are in the right place. Soft bed, tasty breakfast, possibility to drink an afternoon tea. All of them makes you are happy in the Bedford Lorge.

(Review Of Bedford Lodge Hotel, Shanklin)
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