The Nightingale Hotel

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Welcome to The Nightingale Hotel, Bar & Restaurant!


The building was originated as a private guest house, known as Blenheim, in the late 1800s by members of the Court of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. It was converted soon after this period and was called The Blenheim Guest House.

The Nightingale is named after “Ode to the Nightingale” written by English poet John Keats (1795-1821) who is said to have found inspiration in Shanklin.

Today, The Nightingale Hotel Bar & Restaurant is one of the best three star hotels in Shanklin situated on the top of the cliff with spectacular unabstracted sea view. OPEN TO ALL!

Boasting its Boutique Victorian Style Décor throughout, The Nightingale’s upmarket and trendy vibe offers exceptional experience of the late 1800s Era.

We aiming to offer you excellent hospitality service! Experience the warmest of welcomes and friendly staff, who will go the extra mile to make your stay memorable.

We know what it takes to organise a holiday and offer the full service to help: booking the ferry crossing to the Isle of Wight, arranging tickets to Island attractions, special requests and VIP services. Here at The Nightingale Hotel we really do have everything covered!

Our location is perfect: Shanklin’s traditional seaside amenities are all close by - the Shanklin Esplanade, glorious sandy beach and breath-taking panoramic views from the Shanklin Cliff Path of the White Cliffs of Culver.


Bar & Restaurant

At our Victorian Dining Room, with its exclusive décor, guests may enjoy the finest quality foods, all locally sourced, cooked and plated to perfection by our talented Chefs. Open to Non-Residents!

The Bar offers a specially selected array of French & Italian wines, Spirits, Beer and Locally Brewed Ales. With live music entertainment performed by local artists playing jazz, rock & country.

October 2016, our restaurant was awarded 1 AA Rosette Award of Culinary Excellence. We are proud to be few on the Isle to receive this recognition.
At The Nightingale we aim to cater imaginatively for all our guests, so as well as fish and meat courses we provide vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Afternoon Tea is also available prior booking, all cakes & scones are home-made.

We also have a bar menu available daily between 12.00 pm – 9.30 pm, served in the Bar Lounge or outside in the Garden. 

We always do our best to provide a high quality service for all!

Please Note: The Victorian Dining Room is closed Mondays & Tuesdays. Bar Menu is available daily.


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