Ocean View House

46 Zig Zag Road, Ventnor, PO38 1DD, United Kingdom
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by TripAdvisor Member easyriderdude

A luxury b&b is a apt description,wonderful room(room1) woke up both mornings to the sunrise.....the most comfy bed we have slept in away from home and a great breakfast bought to room.would't stay anywhere else on the IOW.

valentine retreat

by TripAdvisor Member Telbert&Nickster

I was looking for the perfect valentines getaway pressy and I wasn't disappointed.
The house is at the top of zig zag rd and as soon as you enter this house you know your in for a treat.
Sarah has renovated the house brilliantly.
My wife and I stayed in room 2 which has a balcony with fantastic seaviews over ventnor.
Breakfast was first class and the perfect way to start the day.
I recommend a wander to Steephill Cove if your legs can manage it.
I look forward to returning and exploring more this great island.


by TripAdvisor Member averdom

We stayed here for 2 nights for a birthday weekend. Booked after reading the brilliant reviews and were certainly not disappointed. We stayed in room 3 as the balcony ones were booked up, but it was still very nice. Modern decor, very comfy bed, lovely bathroom and yummy breakfast! Would definitely stay again :)

Fantastic B&B

by TripAdvisor Member Pumpkinslippers

We have just returned rom a 2 night stay at Ocean View House after a last minute decision to get away for a few days. It is without doubt the best B&B we have ever stayed in!

We chose Ocean View House based on the reviews we had read, and after looking at the website. On calling Sarah, the owner, she was very helpful and offered to book the ferry crossing for us a well (unfortunately Wightlink were striking on the day we wanted to return, so this couldn't be done, but this extra service was a nice touch to make planning your trip even easier).

As the booking was very last minute, the 2 rooms with balconies were already taken. We were in room 3, and this did not disappoint at all.

One thing that I really dislike about B&B's generally is the usual decor of pine furniture and floral patterns. The presentation of all aspects in Ocean View is modern and clean (even down to the 2 bay trees outside the front door!) and really epitomises the style of newer high star hotels in cities.

Breakfast on both mornings was great, and we loved that this was served in your room at a time of your choosing (I am not someone who enjoys sitting awkwardly quiet in a room full of strangers eating breakfast).

Sarah has paid great attention to ensuring guests have everything they may need during their stay. The book in your room gives a long list of places to eat in the area (to anyone visiting, you must try the fantastic Italian food at the Bonchurch Inn), and if you don't fancy going out, there is a selection of takeaway menus available, plus plates and cutlery in your room for this reason.

As mentioned in other reviews, the Ocean View is at the very top of a steep hill. In our opinion, the view gained from this is well worth the walk down into Ventnor itself. The walk down into town only takes 10 minutes, and after an evening of tapas and wine, a taxi back to the top only cost us £3!

Overall we had a fantastic stay at Ocean View, and would recommend to anyone.

Fantastic B&B

by TripAdvisor Member SJTEastSussex

My partner and I stayed at this B&B during Easter 2008. It is a small B&B but with great attention to detail.

The room was very clean and decorated beautifully with a very comfortable kingsize bed.

The bathroom was beautiful and clean. Just make sure the shower head is facing downwards as you have to reach around the shower screen to turn on.

Unfortunately the two rooms with the balcony were taken, however we could still see the sea out of a side window in the bedroom. However this did not take away anything from this bedroom. And apparently this is the only room that has use of the garden. We didn't get to use this though as it rained quite a lot.

There is no dining room in this B&B and breakfast is served in your bedroom. This is a marvellous idea as there is a dining table in your room and you have your privacy without having to make polite talk to other guests. However, we only saw the proprietor once, which was a little disappointing. But were assured by the fact that she was there if we needed her.

This B&B also allowed for you to take food and wine back to the room. Crockery and glasses (including corksrew) were provided which again, was a very good idea,

Overall, a very lovely B&B which we would definitely visit again and recommend.

Best kept secret!

by TripAdvisor Member Paul_Thomas_UK

Just wanted to sing the praises of the best kept secret in Ventnor!

Located at the top of the hill and is 10 minutes walk down it, either by following the road or by using the cut through steps.

The rooms are spacious and clean with large bedrooms and bathrooms. As my Fiancee has already written, we stayed in the room without a balcony but it didn't spoil the weekend.

The decoration is to my liking - very boutique and oppulent. Liked being able to eat in the room rather than with other guests. A design of the house rather than as a service I think.

Breakfast was excellend with a wide choice and served at any time up to 10.30am when we liked.

Great information book with details of everything to help your stay. The free wi-fi was a bonus despite no laptop :(

Especially liked the small Easter Egg given for the Easter weekend!

Overall excellence

by TripAdvisor Member Aitku

Ocean View House is absolutely wonderful. The fittings and furnishings are of high quality, the room (No 1) spacious and with great views. Excellent quality breakfast served in the room. Lots of nice touches such as a personal guide to local restaurants, pubs, sights etc and a comments book with other guests' views of where to eat, visit etc.

Highly recommended.

Cannot be beaten!

by TripAdvisor Member Sam_and_Grant

All I can say is that I can't believe someone only rated this beautiful little place a 4. Just exceptional value in an exceptional place. Thankyou so much Sarah and we'll see you in July

A real gem!

by TripAdvisor Member stupot1966

I think we picked the last weekend of the winter season so although the weather wasn't great the weekend was very good value. Ventor is one of the most unspoiled towns on the island and Ocean View House is perhaps the best place to stay in terms of value and comfort. We stayed 2 nights and felt immediately welcome and at home. There are some really good details, such as the finish of the decor, the bathroom and bed! Also, we were lucky to have to Room 1 with fantastic decked balcony with superb views of the sea and town. The landlady has got the whole experience just right and she has added a certain charm that larger hotels or similar priced B&B's just don't have. We will definitely return and I strongly recommend.

loved the views and decor

by TripAdvisor Member itsfun2travel

Ocean View House is a stunning bed & breakfast accommodation. The room is beautifully furnished and absolutely clean. The breakfasts are served in your room at a time to suit and if the weather permits you can eat out on the balcony. Nice touches are cutlery and plates to enable you to bring a take away to the room, a large fridge for the use of guests in the hallway as well as an iron and ironing board.
Our room had a large double shower which was lovely. The view from our room was hard to beat and we had sun for at least 4 out of the 5 days we stayed. Glorious. Highly recommended. Sarah the proprietor has to be congratulated on her establishment.


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Address: 46 Zig Zag Road, Ventnor, PO38 1DD, United Kingdom