In Ryde, Dorset House’s bright and welcoming exterior is a reflection of your stay at this Isle of Wight guest house. Situated a few minutes from the beautiful beach and esplanade, you’ll be spoilt for choice for things to do during your stay on the Island; from ten-pin bowling to a boating lake and a marina, an action-packed holiday awaits.

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Dorset House, under present ownership since 1998, is pleasantly situated a few minutes walk from Ryde’s glorious sandy beach and shallow coastal waters, ideal for swimming. Also close by is the famous Esplanade where you will find ten pin bowling, a boating lake, bowling greens and marina. Ryde offers a range of shops, bars and restaurants. 

18 en suite bedrooms, some ground floor  and some sea view rooms available. Tea/coffee making facilities,  TV,  radio and  hair dryers in all rooms.  Comfortable TV lounge. Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms and public areas.  Licensed bar and Patio with outdoor seating in garden at rear of the house.  Private car parking. Children 10 years and over welcome. Pets not accepted.

Open: early January - late December  |  Minimum number of nights: 1

Facilities included


  • Car parking
  • Licensed bar open April to October 11:00-23:00 
  • Patio and Garden area
  • TV
  • Hair dryer
  • Hospitality tray
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas


  • Check-in - 14:00 - 22:00 (earlier by prior arrangement)
  • Check-out - 07:00 - 11:00
  • Breakfast - 07:30 - 09:30

As the dining room is below ground floor, mobility impaired guests may be served breakfast in the ground floor lounge.



Covid-19 updates

Dorset House request you keep to social distancing rules as much as possible.
They have enhanced cleaning protocols in place for the safety of their staff and guests.
If you have any worries or concerns please call Dorset House on 01983 564327 and they will be happy to discuss them with you.

Dorset House Address: 31 Dover Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 2BW

  • Ryde Harbour & Esplanade
  • Many bars and restaurants
  • Puckpool Park
  • Ten Pin Bowling
  • Boating Lake
  • Wight Karting
  • Quarr Abbey

Want to get away to the Island but don't want the hassle of driving yourself?  Well the Dorset House and Island Explorer have teamed together to offer you just that option!

Offering a door to door holiday solution (within a 50 mile radius of Southampton) the mini bus comfortably seats 16 persons and will collect you from your departure place and transport you to the Island via Red Funnel Ferries.  The minibus will take you to the Dorset House for two nights accommodaiton and will transport you around to your chosen attraction. At the end of your stay you will be taken back to your departure place.

For further details of the themed packages please follow this link and bookings are made via the Dorset House. T&C's apply.