Rylstone Manor Hotel located in the beautiful Rylstone Gardens in Shanklin is a stunning manor house dating back to 1863 and is exquisitely decorated throughout. A fantastic base from which to explore the Isle or just relax and enjoy its unique surroundings.
The Manor is of Victorian proportion and incorporates a blend of Gothic, Tudor and Georgian influences which reflects its unique charms both externally and within.
Choose to stay either on a bed and breakfast basis or with evening meals included.
Rylstone gardens are situated on the cliff top overlooking the Shanklin, Sandown bay and are just a short walk from the beach front, Shanklin Chine and the Old Village with its thatched shops and cottages.
Shanklin Town is within a twenty minute walk of the Hotel and offers a good mix of shops and services. Buses to all parts of the Island can be caught from the center of the Town, and a train service is also offered to Lake, Sandown, Brading and Ryde.
The Manor offers Private parking for residents.
Mike & Carole Hailston took over the Rylstone Manor in May 2006. Mike has always been an enthusiastic cook and with Carole’s knowledge of the Island Rylstone seemed the perfect opportunity for a complete life change.
Since taking over at Rylstone Mike has enhanced his skills with an intensive course at Le Cordon Bleu Cookery School in Paris and has gained his City & Guilds/NVQ 3 in Professional cookery. Mike likes to supplement his knowledge with an occasional refresher and has visited cookery schools such as Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir on two occasions and Rick Stein for a weeks sabbatical in November 2011.
Mike writes his menu on a daily basis to take advantage of whatever is best in the marketplace. After service Mike makes a point of talking to guests in the drawing room. This inevitably leads to a conversation about food and Mike will use this to potentially influence his menu!! Carole runs the front of house operation. It’s her exquisite handwriting that guests comment on from receiving their deposit receipts and Christmas cards as soon as they arrive!! Carole has experience of teaching massage, reflexology and anatomy & physiology.
Carol has also owned her own Public House and previously lived on the island for 10 years in Godshill. Our daughters were christened in the Godshill church. Our new Granddaughter is also to be christened in the same Godshill church. The draw of the island has always been in her family and she used to come to Shanklin every year as a child on the family holiday.
Since taking over they have maintained their rating of three stars and gained a silver award from the tourist board. They are recommended in the independent “Good Hotel Guide” every year since 2006.