A 5-minute walk from the Shanklin Chine, the family-run Auckland Hotel looks out over Sandown Bay on the Isle of Wight’s east coast. This hotel has a restaurant and bar and provides free WiFi. Each guest room has a flat-screen TV, telephone and tea and coffee facilities, and some have a balcony with sea views. There is also an en suite bath or shower. Full English or continental breakfast is served each morning, with a 5-course dinner menu available in the evenings. The dining room and lounge bar lead to an outdoor terrace. The bar sometimes hosts live music and entertainment. The Isle of Wight Zoo in neighbouring Sandown is a 10-minute drive from Auckland Hotel. Other attractions on the east of the island include Bembridge Windmill and the Ventnor Botanic Garden, both within 15-20 minutes’ drive. Newport is around 10 miles away, and home to the Quay Arts Centre and the annual Newport Jazz Weekend.