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St Maur Information


St Maur is situated to the west of Ventnor town centre in a quiet location and set in it's own sub-tropical gardens enjoying its own micro climate. The bedrooms have all recently been upgraded to today's standards with well appointed en-suite bathooms with either electric or power showers over the bath or separate shower cubicles. The bedrooms all have duvets, all centrally heated in the colder months, choices of tea and coffee making facilities. Freeview 32" Screen TV's, Refrigerators. Many guests return as they feel part of the St Maur family as most staff members have worked here for many years. The atmosphere is a homely, friendly, cheerful one. Being a Victorian Villa the public rooms are large and airy, there is a Licensed honesty bar where you can help yourselves to a drink and pay later. Here you will find a piano and if you are lucky someone may play a few tunes during the evening! The general lounge is an area to sit and relax after a day out exploring. In the evening you can enjoy tea or coffee in the lounge. The dining room faces due south and looks out onto the tropical garden. Many have remarked that you could indeed be in the Mediterranean. The gardens at the back of the building are laid out to grow fruit and at certain times of the year we are able to supply the restaurant with our own produce for breakfast. One of the best things about the location is the closeness of the many walks that are in and around Ventnor, these being the coastal footpaths to Ventnor and beyond or to St Lawrence and the Undercliff. We are also about a 15 minute walk to the Botanical Gardens.

My parents moved to Ventnor in 1966 and purchased St Maur where they ran the business for 22 years. I then took over the business in 1989 with my wife and have been trading ever since. My main aim in the early days was to build up the business and concentrate on the short break market whilst still looking after the longer staying guests. My second objective was to upgrade all the bedrooms which has now been completed. We started with 15 bedrooms we now have 8. But these 8 bedrooms are probably larger than most you will find generally with good size bathrooms, we just have 2 standard rooms which are smaller than the other rooms. I went to catering college here on the Island, the rest I have learnt through experience as I am the Chef. I really enjoy growing my own fruit and vegetables to serve to my guests, you can't beat freshly picked produce! We have a great relationship with our staff many who have been with us almost since we started and returning guests like the fact that they see familiar faces when they come back. My interests involve gardening and local history, especially steam trains on the Island and have many pictures on show.

Cleaning and safety

  • Disinfected between stays
  • Rooms sealed after cleaning
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing
  • Staff protective clothing
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • No staff present
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Washable duvet covers
  • Reduced occupancy
  • No shared stationery
  • Outside air ventilation
  • Request no staff entry to room
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature checks (staff)
  • Temperature checks (guests)
  • Socially distanced dining
  • Sanitised tableware


  • Baggage store
  • Bar
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Porter / concierge service
  • Bike lock-up
  • WiFi internet
  • Breakfast lounge
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • CCTV outside property
  • Breakfast served in restaurant


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking


  • Cooked breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Free breakfast
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Gluten-free options

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Dancing
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Theatre
  • Walking


  • Check in
    12:00 23:00
  • Check out
  • Child Policy
    Adults preferred
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    No pets
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
Booking Terms and Conditions




  • Road from Fishbourne (14.0 miles)
    Take the A3054 and turn right towards Ryde just follow this road through Brading, Sandown, Shanklin where it becomes the A3055 this is the main coastal route around the Island and avoids Newport. Eventually you will arrive in Ventnor where you continue westwards through the Town Centre towards St Lawrence, You will come across Park Avenue, and Castle Road is at the end of this road before it becomes Steephill Road. Turn Right at the Bus Stop and we are 200 yards up on the left.

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