The Nightingale Hotel

Self Assessed
My Booking
Head Chef - Sam Edward Parkinson

Head Chef - Sam Edward Parkinson

What do I say: I'm island born and bred I've been working in kitchens since I was 16; I started from the bottom as a kitchen porter and worked my way up the ranks in kitchens across the island. I love living on the island (bit of a lie there but shhhhh).  

Here at the Nightingale we have the freshest ingredients which are grown locally, picked fresh and delivered the next day with a maximum travel of 4 miles. I've worked in some of the top hotels and restaurants, yacht clubs and pubs across the island which has progressed my experience. Working with some of the top chefs on the Island has honed my skills in the patisserie section.

My work with Head Chef Brad has made my mind explode with new ideas and creations, which my bosses are more than willing to help me with, every step of the way; from trying the dishes to offering suggestions to tweak each one, making them perfect for our guests. I'm extremely proud to hold a Rosette with our team here and we're looking forward to grabbing our second soon. Sam Parkinson 2nd chef The Nightingale Hotel, Bar& Restaurant

Waitress - Laura Pike

Waitress - Laura Pike

I've lived on the Isle of Wight for most of my life, as I moved over here at such a young age that I cannot even remember the move. Over the years, I have loved living on this Island as it has many things to do and see including annual festivals. The views are extraordinary. Personally, I consider the Island a lovely place and very family friendly. I've worked in the kitchens of Cafes and hotels since I was around 12 years of age. This consisted of kitchen porting and occasional light Waitressing. I worked in a variety of hotels until I was employed at the Nightingale in August 2016 where I am continuing to improve my waiting skills . The bosses and kitchen staff are so very welcoming and make me feel comfortable especially in my early days of working here. The chefs produce high quality and tasteful food made from local produce to suit all guests preferences. I am proud to say that this hotel is the best I've worked in where I learn new things each and every day. It makes a change working for great people who are all so friendly and make you feel more like family than colleagues . I consider my self to be very friendly, outgoing and well organised. I enjoy working with the team here at The Nightingale as we're all lovely people and get on well with one another despite our little tiffs. On the whole, it's a lovely place full of joy, love and laughter

Head Waiter - Charlie Ashton

Head Waiter - Charlie Ashton

Little Guest Relations Manager - Nadia Joachim

Little Guest Relations Manager - Nadia Joachim

Hello my name is Nadia, you'll see me around showing the little guests where to play and all the games and fun things to do at the hotel. I love working here i have so much fun. I love meeting new guests and going swimming in the pool. We play games together and some times the bar man brings us milkshakes. Saturday nights are fun, some times my mommy and daddy let me join the party and i dance with the little guests. Hope to meet you all soon. Nadia x 

Owner/Manager - Dino L Joachim

Owner/Manager - Dino L Joachim

As a young child I traveled a lot with my family to many countries and developed a taste for variety and high quality food. I one day told my Mother that my dream was to open a hotel and since then i stared saving money and counting the rooms i could afford to build. Some how this dream faded away and when i got older i studied to be a film editor. It was fun at first but my heart wasn't in it so i decided to give it up. For a while i didn't know what i was going to do. I then decided to go to hospitality college in Switzerland, where i studied hotel management for 3 years. 

We bought the hotel in December 2015. We competently redecorated all the bedrooms and the public areas, restoring the hotel to its original Victorian heritage. We sourced antiques from all around the island but mostly from Shanklin, and managed to decorate and furnish all the public areas with antique furniture and upgraded all the bedrooms with new carpets, curtains and mattresses. All sea view rooms were redecorated to a luxury standard. We built two suites, one in a bright luxury shabby chic style the other in a dark Victorian style with a 200 year old cast iron day bed. We had high speed internet installed all around the hotel and introduced services such as a concierge service, 24 hour room service, babysitting, chauffeur driven luxury car. Both my wife and I have a hospitality back ground and education but whats better than that is we have a huge passion and love for the trade. We aspire to offer 5 star service in a boutique environment. We genuinely want to server you and encourage you to do very little while you are here. The whole point of getting away is to have someone else do the work for you while you relax and i promise that is exactly what we plan to do for you here. You'll see us a lot around here as we also manage the hotel. This is not just a business to us it's our vision and we do our best every day to make sure the standards we set are always met. 


The hotel is a very relaxing place if that's what you are looking for but like most things in life there is a reverse side. Every Saturday night this quaint little hotel turns into party central! From our 1920s parties, where people dress up, gamble and dance the night away! It doesn't matter how old you are we all need to let loose now and again and your time away is the best time for it. We love throwing these parties and we are sure you will love attending them.

We enjoy living on the island, the schools are good and the people are nice too. The air is fresh and sea views are to die for. We love the island and we will make sure you leave here loving it too!! 

Owner/Manager - Arina S Joachim

Owner/Manager - Arina S Joachim

 
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