Guesthouse Westbury Lodge
25 Queens Road, Shanklin, PO37 6AW, United Kingdom – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.6/10! (score from 75 reviews)
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Rosemary & David Bannister
We are an 'Adults Only' (16+) guesthouse, offering the type of accommodation we would like ourselves when we stay away from home. The house is more than 100 years old and situated on Shanklin Cliff, just 5 minutes walk from the beach and 15 minutes from Shanklin old Village. Westbury Lodge is a great base for exploring the whole island both by car and public transport. Transport from the mainland is frequent and varied; from car ferries to hovercraft! We welcome well behaved dogs in our allocated dog friendly rooms. We have 8 en-suite bedrooms, 4 superior (spacious and light) and 4 standard. All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities with fresh milk. There are hairdryers and flat screen TVs (Freeview) in all bedrooms. There is free WiFi throughout the building. We offer a breakfast buffet and selection of hot breakfasts; all served in our attractive dining room. Should the weather not be conducive to outdoor activities' you are welcome to relax in our comfortable guest sitting room. Help yourself to complimentary tea and coffee and you are welcome to borrow books, games and jigsaws. Westbury Lodge has been a guest house for over 20 years.
We took over the Guest House in early 2020 and are very excited to be sharing our new home on this lovely island! Rosemary has a background in the hotel industry and more recently ran a successful training business providing customer service, sales and management training to the hospitality sector. Originally from Barbados, David has spent the last 20 years working as a chef in London for Capital Cafes and then one of the Browns restaurants in London's financial district. We love being out in the fresh air and look forward to exploring the coastal path on foot and the Islands many cycle paths. We love wildlife and Rosemary is a keen gardener. One of our first actions was to join Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust who run a number of reserves on the Island. Perfect for birdwatchers, walkers and lovers of wildlife. Did you know that we are one of few places in the UK that still have Red Squirrels. We both really enjoy hosting friends to stay and ensuring everyone leaves with happy memories of a great time. We look forward to extending that warm welcome to our guests.
Shanklin is a town that has everything. The beach, quaint Old Village, cliff walks and a huge choice of places to eat. Shanklin is the destination of the 'Wight Line' railway that runs from Ryde and links Shanklin to the Ferrys and Hovercraft coming over from Portsmouth. Westbury Lodge is less than 5 minutes walk from the Coastal Path. Did you know you can walk all the way around the Island and 'Walk the Wight' is an annual walking festival that brings many to the Island to join in on the round Island and shorter walks. If you are feeling energetic, a 30 minute walk along the shoreline or cliff path will take you to the seaside town of Sandown. In the other direction we are just 5 miles from the attractive village of Ventnor. A visit to Osbourne House (summer home of Queen Victoria) is a must and this is just a 30 minute drive away on the outskirts of Cowes. Cowes is the world renowned centre of sailing and 'Cowes Week' is a must for every sailor. For the beginner, you can take sailing lessons or for the less adventurous, hire a Kayak or Paddle Board. There are many other great places to visit such as the Garlic Farm, White Pearl, Allum Bay and The Needles to name a few.
Languages spoken: English
Dinosaur Isle2.4 miles
Amazon World Zoo Park2.4 miles
The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary2.6 miles
Robin Hill4.9 miles
Blackgang Chine6.8 miles
Carisbrooke Castle8 miles
Osborne House9.3 miles
Spitbank Fort10.2 miles
Haslar Marina11.3 miles
Portsmouth Cathedral11.5 miles
Restaurant Dragon Pearl Chinese0.2 miles
Cafe/Bar The Waterfront0.2 miles
Restaurant Morgan's0.3 miles
Restaurant Pendleton's0.4 miles
Supermarket Co-op0.2 miles
Supermarket Post Office0.2 miles
Portsmouth Harbour11.9 miles
Mary Rose Museum12.2 miles
Shanklin Beach Mixed sandSwimming, Food & Drink700 feet
Southampton Airport23.5 miles
Bournemouth Airport31 miles
London Gatwick Airport57.2 miles
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The staff speaks English
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Most popular amenities
- Toilet paper
- Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
- Bathtub or shower
- Free toiletries
- Wardrobe or closet
- Alarm clock
- Outdoor furniture
- Sun deck
- Electric kettle
- Socket near the bed
Pets are not allowed.
- Mini golf Additional charge
- Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Media & Technology
- Flat-screen TV
- Cable channels
Food & Drink
- Tea/Coffee maker
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
- Accessible parking
- Street parking
- Pet basket
- Daily housekeeping
- Baggage storage
- Express check-in/out
- VIP room facilities
- Wake-up service/Alarm clock
Entertainment & Family Services
- Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
- Fire extinguishers
- CCTV outside property
- CCTV in common areas
- Smoke alarms
- Adults only
- Smoke-free property
- Facilities for disabled guests
- Ironing facilities
- Non-smoking rooms
- Wheelchair accessible
- Upper floors accessible by stairs only
- Entire unit located on ground floor
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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children & Beds
Children not allowed.
Crib and extra bed policies
There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
The minimum age for check-in is 18
Westbury Lodge accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed
Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
Please note that early check-in is possible, however this must be confirmed with the property before arrival.
This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.
FAQs about Westbury Lodge
Room options at Westbury Lodge include:
The prices at Westbury Lodge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.
Westbury Lodge is 1,300 feet from the center of Shanklin.
Westbury Lodge offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):
- Mini golf
- Golf course (within 2 miles)
The nearest beach is 1,000 feet from Westbury Lodge.
The following parking options are available to guests staying at Westbury Lodge (subject to availability):
- Free parking
- Street parking
- Accessible parking
Check-in at Westbury Lodge is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.
Guests staying at Westbury Lodge can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).
Breakfast option(s) include:
- Full English/Irish
- À la carte