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The Riviera Hotel

  • Destination: Isle of Wight

The Altavia Hotel makes an ideal holiday destination, close to all amenities and attractions yet overlooking Sandown Bay and next to Ferncliff Gardens.

Most of the 30 bedrooms face the South and overlook the sea. All bedrooms are en-suite, with colour television and tea-making facilities.

There is a modest dance floor, well stocked licensed bar and a lounge with a pool table. There is a good atmosphere every night as local musicians provide entertainment.

The hotel also offers a comfortable television lounge with SKY TV and an area for quiet relaxation, reading and writing.

A spacious dining room offers a choice menu of good home cooked food.

The hotel also has ground floors available.

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The Isle of Wight boasts 60 miles of spectacular coastline, with picturesque coves and beautiful bays of golden sand with safe bathing.

For a break you’ll always remember, no island comes this close! Each season has its own special charm. The long, hot days of summer attract hundreds of visitors to the coastal resorts to enjoy sailing or a traditional seaside holiday.

You’ll be tempted to explore the countryside at all times of the year, following the many paths and trails that reveal the refreshing greens and golds of spring, the vibrant tints of autumn or the magically frosted pastel hues of a winter’s morning.

Aside from being an internationally renowned centre for sailing, the island offers countless opportunities to pursue every kind of sport activity. From fishing to golf and windsurfing to flying there is something for everyone.This diamond-shaped isle is a treasure trove of historic and prehistoric interest.

Dinosaurs, ancient tribes, Romans and monarchs throughout the ages have left behind a fascinating trail into the past. The island was once a frequent haunt of many eminent Victorians, including Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll, J M W Turner, Henry VIII and Queen Victoria.