Family Friendly Old Park Hotel
Follow the twisting lane from the main road for half a mile and you will find the tranquil green oasis that is the Old Park Hotel. At the Old Park we specialise in holidays for families, but even during our busy times you can still find peace, space and the fresh sea air.
"The most relaxing holiday I have had in the UK"
This fine Gothic Victorian manor house is situated on the southern coastal path in a quiet secluded location within 16 acres of woods, gardens, streams and waterfalls extending to the part sandy Binnel Bay. To the north the Old Park Hotel is protected by the 100m high cliffs of the Isle of Wight Undercliff. To the south the spacious hotel grounds face onto the sea.
"We wish we had discovered you sooner"
Old Park was established as a hotel for families over 50 years ago. Today the hotel is firmly established as one of the leading hotels for families in the South of England, offering every facility for a relaxed and enjoyable holiday in a friendly atmosphere. Our aim is to provide a hotel for adults but at the same time offer special provisions for children. Many of our guests take a break at the hotel several times a year, some of those now parents, having first visited as children.
"It is great to have found an Adult Hotel that caters for Children so excellently"
The Old Park enjoys a reputation for a wide variety of excellent traditional British food, alongside popular worldwide dishes. We willingly cater for guests who require vegetarian, diabetic or other special medical diets. A children’s meal is provided between 4:45pm and 5:45pm. where a traditional roast dinner is available, as well as a wide choice of children’s favourites. Strained or junior foods are available for young babies. There are plenty of high chairs and booster seats available if required.
During busy periods entertainment is provided in the hotel. Current acts include a magician, comedy artists and some outstanding singers. Children’s entertainers include a Punch and Judy Show, birds of prey display, disco, supervised playtime and a children’s magic show. The leisure centre is adjacent to the hotel and contains a heated indoor swimming pool, large soft play area, ball pool, a first class table tennis table, pool table and a full size snooker table. There are no additional charges for the use of any of the facilities. Many people prefer to spend the day peacefully in the hotel grounds, where children can play safely on the slide, swings, and climbing frames and of course the sand pit. There is also the putting course and football goals.
The many paths through the woods provide a relaxing family walk. The grounds extend to a secluded beach, known as Binnel Bay, which can be reached by a short walk through the grounds along a wooded path. The coastal paths are within easy walking distance. The more adventurous can walk to the Botanical Gardens, the sandy beach at Steephill Cove or even the 2 miles to Ventnor. A bus is available from the main road, which is a half mile walk.
The Isle of Wight offers many attractions for endless days of exploring. The hotel provides the perfect base for a holiday. The sandy beaches and other main attractions of the island are within easy reach by car. The island is noted for its well sign-posted footpaths, trails and bridle paths, which offer ever-varied scenic views.
Accommodation at The Old Park Hotel
The hotel offers a variety of individually styled bedrooms, both modern and traditional in décor. All rooms and suites have a private bathroom, Radiotel baby listening service, remote control television, tea making facilities and a direct-dial telephone. We have created several suites in the East and West wings to accommodate large families. If you have children, we can only offer a family suite as suitable accommodation. Most family suites can accomodate a cot. We also have several double rooms that can take a cot.
The Spindler Suite
For that special weekend or a few days away, with or without the children, the Spindler Suite is the most sought after West Wing room. It has a Victorian four-poster bed, a comfortable sitting area facing the sea, a children’s room, and a magnificent bathroom, which has a large bath and a walk in shower. This suite also affords excellent views across the garden to the sea. The children's room has two single beds and has original William Morris wallpaper.
It is situated on the first floor at the top of the main staircase and is formed from the old Victorian drawing room. It has a high decorative ceiling, marble columns. and a comfortable sitting area overlooking the gardens to the sea. It also has a newly fitted bathroom with walk in shower and a bath. The adult and childrens bedrooms are partitioned to show off and protect the magnificent ornate celing. The children's room has three single beds.
The West Wing
The west wing rooms have the charm of Victorian furnishings and decor. Several of the rooms have four poster beds and can sleep up to 5 children in some suites. Only the Spindler and Thornton Suite have sea views in the West Wing.
The East wing rooms are contemporary in style. Most rooms enjoy a sea view, which adds to the light and airy feel. Rooms that do not have sea views have views over the gardens or towards the woods and the cliff face beyond. Our family suites are very popular. Each has a master bedroom with a double or twin bed, a children's room and a bathroom. Cots are available when required.
Several of the rooms in the East wing have now been extended to accommodate large families. A larger family suite can sleep up to 4 children. We can only place you in a room that has sufficient beds - we do not use "z beds" or similar.