Knight’s Rest is a lovely old building in Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England, which offers bed and breakfast accommodation for those seeking peace and quiet, good food and a good Knights Rest. Open throughout the year, it is run by Martin (Ex Royal Navy Chief Engineer) and Vera (Established Chef), both are classic car enthusiasts, who enjoy hosting people as well as respecting their privacy. Knight’s Rest is ideal for those wanting a quiet relaxing holiday or short break. Short stays of one or two nights are accommodated. It is also ideal for businessmen who seek peace and quiet within their working environment.
Wireless internet access is provided free of charge in all the rooms. All have flat screen digital TVs with built-in DVD’s and Freeview. There is a complimentary DVD library. For those on business, a complete breakfast can be ordered from as early as 0630, and early check-ins and late check-outs are accommodated. For those not on business, a more leisurely breakfast is recommended from 0800 to 0930 when a large variety of freshly prepared food is on offer.
B and B accommodation, one twin, 5 doubles and one single type rooms.
Facilities & Features
Knight’s Rest was built in the early 1800’s at a time when the Isle of Wight was emerging as a favoured location for those seeking a seaside holiday or holiday home. It was built to a very unusual design consisting of gothic and Florentine architecture, not previously seen on the Isle of Wight. It was a family home to the Wells family, before becoming a school for girls, then a gentlemen’s establishment and finally a hotel. The hotel has been extensively modernised over the years to 21st century standards. It benefits from a large off-road car park at the front, with plenty of parking space for cars, motorcycles, and there is secure storage for bicycles.