Isle Of Wight Tourist Guide

The Lake

Contact Details

Shore Road
Isle of Wight
PO38 1RF

01983 852613

01983 852613

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Special Offers

Reductions for children sharing family room with two adults: 3 to 12yrs.......50% discount Over 12yrs.....33% discount


  • 4 Star Guest Accommodation
  • Colour TV in all Rooms
  • En-Suite Available
  • Licensed Bar
  • Residents Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi Available


The Lake Hotel on the Isle of Wight is situated in the beautiful ´olde worlde´ village of Bonchurch, near Ventnor. It is a really comfortable and friendly family-run hotel, with great rates, including car ferry inclusive packages from any of the ports. The Wyatt family have run the Hotel for the last 40 years and it is currently run by Richard and Carol Wyatt, plus a bunch of eager-to-please staff. There are no pretensions here, but comfort and service come first. We believe we can offer some of the best value accommodation, food and service available on our beautiful Island!

All our 20 bedrooms include en-suite facilities with shower or bath, colour TV and tea & coffee making facilities. 10 rooms are in the main house on the first floor, eight rooms are in the new wing annexe, with four on the ground floor and four on the first floor. Two rooms are in the coachman´s cottage, both with bath and village outlook. Our dining room offers good food and a really good value wine list, with new world wines featured heavily at very modest prices.

The Lake Hotel is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery on the Island. It is set in its own lovely, two acre gardens and nestles at the foot of the famous Undercliff on the sea-ward side of the village, with St. Boniface Down rising magnificently 800 feet on the northern side, which ensures a mild, almost sub-tropical climate. There is excellent walking along the coast or across the downs, and the famous Landslip walk starts in Bonchurch itself. Originally called Orchard Leigh, the house was built around 1820 and Victorian bays were added when they became fashionable. Extensions have been built at various times up to 1968, but the charm of days gone by has been retained and the main house has held onto its country house atmosphere. We are open February to November.

A selection from our Guestbook

What a gem of a Hotel - fabulous food - and we had good weather. Many Thanks.
Geoff and Mary Pink. Surrey. March 2007

High standards, delightful staff. Friendly and informal atmosphere, a very relaxing break. Magic gardens too!
Ian and Mary Herbert. Lymington April 2007

What a find! We have enjoyed every minute, Thank You
Michael & Audrey Sharpe. Dorset. April 2007

Thank you for a lovely stay. Beautiful house and garden
Lorraine and Gorden Lacey. Essex. May 2007

Richard you run a tight and friendly ship. Thank you
Ken and Beryl Cheesman. Sussex. June 2007

Very Comfortable, amazing value, Thank you.
Margaret aad Malcolm Charlesworth. Chester. June 2007

We made a wise choice!, thank you
Lorraine and Pete Llewellyn. Coventry. August 2007

Ive left my heart in the Garden
Brian and Virginia Carter. Sussex. September 2007

Many thanks for our happy annual visit
Ron and Heather Cox. Norfolk September 2007

Thank You for wonderful food & kind hospitality
John and Valerie Waterstreet. Birmingham. October 2007

Excellent food! Peaceful. Loved the red squirrel!
The Sunderlands. North Yorkshire. October 2007

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