I want to take DH and DS (2yrs old)to the Isle of Wight for a long weekend. We've all had a bit of a rough time recently as I've had awful morning sickness and Dh has had to to everything. We could really do with a good break and I was thinking of a hotel that was child frendly, offered childrens tea and baby listening and maybe had a swimming pool (oh and good food!!). We may take the bikes so maybe somewhere not on the top/bottom of the hill.
Anybody got any suggestions? Don't want to break the bank but would like somewhere fairly comfortable.
Not sure if the Seaview is outside your budget, but it is child-friendly, has a pool and a brilliant restaurant, and is on the flatter eastern side of the island
Sandpipers in West Wight is also in a flattish but there is a longish climb east on the coast road to get out of Freshwater. Sandpipers also doesn't have a pool although there is a nice public one in the village nearby.
We have stayed at the old park hotel twice and really liked it - very good for kiddies and nice facilities - ask to stay in the new part of the hotel as the accomm is better there.They do kids' teas and have baby monitoring etc...a bar, restaurant ( although the food is very uneven...).They have an indoor swimming pool too.
Seaview is lovely and on the top floor they have an apartment (great for if you have littlies). Can't remember it having a pool though! Kids teas great. Food delicious, location lovely, my two just loved watching all the big ships/ferries go by at the bottom of the hill.
I mean that some evenings it was pretty good but others quite poor ! the children's teas were always good with a big range of hot and cold things plus fruit, yoghurt pots, bread and butter, even jars of food for babies and no tidying up afterwards! so as long as you aren't expecting haute cuisine you'll enjoy it.Most parents would buy drinks from the bar when accompanying their kids into the kids 'teas.