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Hamilton's Studio

(Ref. 986737)

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Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • great (10)
  • bed (9)
  • shower (9)
  • lovely (8)
  • space (8)
  • small (8)

24 Customer Reviews

  • "Stayed here before so I knew what to expect."

    It is a very small accommodation but great for sometime who doesn't need a lot of space. Lack of hanging storage is inconvenient but inevitable as they're is nowhere to put it so lived out of the suitcase. Bathroom is great especially the shower. Very clean and tidy throughout. The boiler failed so lost heating and hot water but managed to fix it myself. The system needed filling which is perhaps something that could have been picked up prior to arrival. Entryphone system feels safe and secure and the garden area is a nice bonus.

    Reviewed by Jamie3.8Jan 2024

  • "Lovely stay at the Hamilton Studio."

    My only gripes are the lack of privacy on the windows in the bathroom and no hanging rail for clothes.

    Reviewed by Angela3.8Dec 2023

  • "Location excellent."

    Number outside Key Box not visible enough. Bed was comfortable. Hanging space wou ld be ideal. Seating too high and shallow to be comfortable. Kitchen would benefit extra shelving at side of cupboard on sink wall. Lovely shower. But basin to big gave shortage of space to dry after showering. Blind at window to give privacy. Also a shower shelf in cubicle. Would benefit from Secondary double glazing in lounge due to draft from window Perhaps update sockets with USB ports. Overall enjoyed our stay and would return despite knowing what we know.

    Reviewed by Dave4.4Oct 2023

  • "The accommodation was very nice although the photos make it seem bigger."

    That said everything needed was supplied. My only issue was the window. It overlooked a small seating area that was in frequent use by others. Without a net the only other means of privacy was the blackout blind. If a net or similar was in place it would be perfect

    Reviewed by Dave4.4Sep 2023

  • "The Aparment was clean and tidy."

    Only one samll detail the bedroom / living area was very small felt cramped.

    Reviewed by Edwina4.1Sep 2023

  • "Very clean and the space was perfect for us."

    It was also a prime location because of its proximity to the shops and transportation terminals.

    Reviewed by Czarina Thea5.0Jun 2023

  • "The Apartment appeared to look bigger in the listing than it actually was the Lounge/Bedroom looked about 13 foot square and in that space was a Double Bed with a bunk above it."

    A Corner Bench seat big enough for two people to sit on which was most uncomfortable the cushions were not thick enough it was too high off the ground and the back rest was too far forward and gave me backache. There was a Drop leaf table and two chairs. There wasn't a wardrobe or clothes rail to hang your clothes your clothes had to either stay in your suitcase or fold them and put them inside the drawers of the bed base. The apartment lacked a oomphy chair to sit in. Both the Kitchen and Shower room were modern, adequate and of a decent size for a single person. Will not be returning.

    Reviewed by Anthony3.1Sep 2022

  • "Amazing little find!"

    !! We loved this apartment, small but very usable. A well planned out space. Great location in Ryde. We loved it!!!! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2022

  • "Property was smaller than expected but cosy."

    The studio had everything needed for a stay away from home & very clean, because so compact, there was no where to put clothing apart from drawers under bed which wasn’t great for my dresses. No window covering/blind in shower room.

    Reviewed by Shaun4.7Jun 2022

  • "We were surprised to see how small the apartment was, I am 74 years old so the type of bed and getting on and off was difficult when you sleep next to the wall, the seats provided are as good as useless unless you are in your 30's, the wash basin in the bathroom, I appreciate its done to represent the period of the property but its so large when you are not too good on your feet there is not enough room left to dry and dress, the shower with no place to put soap or shampoo makes life difficult."

    The parking space for #5 is under the tree, seagulls or pigeons love to sit there and their deposits cover the front of the car, what a mess! This is intended to be constructive criticism please see it as such, small changes would make a difference.

    Oh dear, I am terribly sorry that your didn't enjoy your stay. I have tried to make it clear with having lots of pictures on the outlay and of what the bed looks like so I didn't think that there would be a surprise that the bed is attached to the wall or what the bathroom looks like. Many guests have mentioned the bed set-up and bathroom as wonderful features but I do receive your message that it wasn't for yourself. I'm really saddened to hear that you would have desired a different stay. Hope you enjoyed how close the studio was to the town and the beach with the wonderful walks, and the garden area with a cup of tea. Best wishes from us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John2.5Jun 2022

  • "Super little studio that’s well located in Ryde."

    Nice bathroom and kitchen and perfectly serviceable living/ bedroom. But note this is a studio so not a huge amount of space. Positives - plenty of parking, nice little garden space (although overlooked directly by flat below which can be a bit awkward), lovely shower. Pet friendly which oddly seems harder to find than you’d think on the aisle of Wight! On the downside - can hear neighbours on stairs, closing doors, and flushing loo :-(, built in beds dominate the lounge space so not much in the way of storage, quite warm so have to have windows open which can make it a bit noisy. However for a quick weekend away with the dog, where you just need somewhere to sleep this is great!

    Thank you so much for writing a review. It is a compact studio, but so nice that the kitchen is separate and there is a hallway with a door to it too. I've stayed in it myself with family and never heard noise, the window towards the garden space doesn't have any roads nearby and generally quiet area. But your stay was during the jubilee, I suppose every garden in England was a bit noisy and it may have carried through, it was a lovely, fun weekend. Thank you so much for your stay, and hope you come back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Jun 2022

  • "Been twice now,will return again soon"

    Ah wonderful, thank you so much for taking the time to write a little review, it means so much to us. Hope you come again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Darby5.0May 2022

  • "A well located and reasonably priced holiday flat for myself, and one that I've recommended to several friends already."

    Two improvements would be the addition of a microwave and firmer mattress and pillows

    Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. Based on your suggestions we have now updated the Hamilton Studio with a double mattress from Premier Inn Hypnos mattress, with a thousand pocket springs supporting a pillow top mattress and firmer pillows. Also we have put in a microwave. Hope you come again and try it all out, it would be lovely. Great to hear that you had a lovely holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Russell4.4Feb 2022

  • "Very lovely place to stay."

    There’s everything that you need. Only 2 things that I’d say: *It needs a microwave. *The mattress could be a lot better as the mattress available is quite thin and only for a short stay but we stayed for a week. Other than that great location and you get left alone. We’d definitely go back.

    Thanks so much for staying in our Hamilton Studio. We have taken onboard what you are suggestions and now put in both a microwave and new mattress. I went big on the mattress and got a double mattress from Premier Inn; the Hypnos mattress, with a thousand pocket springs supporting a pillow top mattress. Also we have put in a microwave. Hope you come again! It was a long waiting time for the mattress, but now it's here and in the right place. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paramjeet3.8Sep 2021

  • "Had a great holiday."

    There were just two of us staying which was fine but think it would be quite a squeeze for three to share. The kitchen has adequate equipment but if you are a keen cook bring more pans and dishes. There is no microwave as another review mentions. Spotlessly clean and found the bed very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Heather4.7Jul 2021

  • "We had a lovely 2 night stay with our daughter (7year old)."

    She found it very entertaining that we all slept in the triple bunk bed so it is great for families with 1 young child The owners picked up the phone very quickly and answered our queries before our arrival

    Reviewed by Raimonda5.0Oct 2020

  • "Here are the pros and cons we found."

    Pros: Excellent location; Clean; Well decorated; Well maintained; Good local information provided in the flat; Off street parking. Cons: Mattresses very uncomfortable, thin and giving no support; Very small bathroom; No microwave in kitchen; L-shaped seating area extremely uncomfortable, very high and no good for watching TV; Incorrect address given in email sent by Sykes, told us it was 25 when it is actually 24, resulting in us parking on the next door neighbour's drive! Instructions for retrieving key not very clear, didn't state that each flat had a different keysafe, and that there were numbers almost on the ground corresponding to each flat; Only a tiny mirror, no full length mirror.

    Reviewed by Dave2.8Sep 2020

  • "Could you check with owners if we left a black phone charger in apartment please"

    Reviewed by Angela3.4Sep 2020

  • "Hamilton Lodge was very well appointed."

    It was compact but there was enough space for a short break. Useful to have a hair dryer in the bathroom. Tea and coffee was provided bur a pint of milk would have been great. The Roman Blind came off the mechanism the first morning, it’s really too long and heavy for the short pull. Only at that point did I notice a note saying be careful high on the window. I was careful and even stood on the chair to reach it easier. The only other slight gripe was that the shower cubicle got slippy when wet and would benefit from a non slip mat. There was plenty of leaflets to give ideas for days out. We had a lovely week and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.4Sep 2019

  • "Well what can I say."

    It was everything it said on the package. 5 minutes to the shops, beach,bus station, train station.Doctors & Chemist. It is compact & bijou for two adults & one child that is old enough to sleep in a top bunk. Which is a magnificent spectacular man made very safe in deed, that any child would have great fun sleeping on it.The oven works great. The shower you will not want to get out of. With it being on the back of the building you look out on to a small gravelled court yard. I think the big advantage being it is very very quiet & peaceful.Which we preferred. we would definitely recommend this set to any one. Rosalyn,David & Poppy our Toy Poodle.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely cosy little studio apartment, ideal location with allocated off road ..."

    Lovely cosy little studio apartment, ideal location with allocated off road parking, only 5 min walk away from seaside and esplanade

    Reviewed by Rowena4.7Aug 2019

  • "Great to take our dogs."

    The place is newly refurbished, lovely, clean, central in Ryde and near the sea but bijou.

    Reviewed by Jason4.4Jul 2019

  • "Seems this place was built to take a good photo with no regard for use or comfort, bench seat is only good for suitcases which is just as well as only storage is 2 small draws."

    Bed is a thin foam pad on a solid wood base and the kitchen under the stairs is just big enough for one to stand. If you can get through the silly folding door the shower is very good and the toilet is the most comfortable seat in the house.

    Reviewed by Bruce2.2Apr 2019

  • "Ideal location for our visit to the island."

    Real pleased and would book again.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Feb 2019

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  • One bedroom: 1 x triple bunk bed (double on the bottom and single on the top)
  • Shower room with a shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Open-plan living room with a dining area and sitting area.
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, fridge
  • TV and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Small stone garden area with furniture
  • One well behaved pet welcome - Please bring your own basket, blankets and bowls for your pet
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub a few mins walk
  • Note: Check in is 4pm
  • Note: Garden space used as a walk through to the other properties within the building
  • The storage room that contains a washing machine, tumble dryer and hoover, is not inside the studio but just one flight of stairs from it, It is not shared with any other building occupants, it only belongs to the Hamilton Studio
  • There is a bike rack in the bin storage

The property

Hamilton's Studio is an apartment situated in the seaside town of Ryde, Isle of Wight.

The great Georgian building is Grade II listed and was built for Lady Hamilton with the building next to it for Lord Nelson in 1820, and is situated in a desirable location on the seafront.

The property has been completely renovated inside, with top-of-the-range furnishings and appliances, as well as Villeroy & Boch hardwood flooring.

It opens up to an open-plan living room and dining area, which has a lovely window seat for up to three people, as well as a small breakfast table.

Also found within the room is a bespoke triple bunk bed, with a double bed on the bottom and a single on top, perfect for couples or parents with one child.

There is a fantastic fitted kitchen with solid oak worktops and white cabinets, ideal for some light cooking.

From the kitchen is a large modern shower room and WC.

Outside has a small stone garden area with furniture provided for the Hamilton Studio.

Whilst you enjoy your stay at Hamilton's Studio, why not visit Ryde Pier?

An early 19th century pier, it is the oldest seaside pleasure pier and today still allows walkers to enjoy its fantastic views, and it is only two minutes walk to sandy beaches.

Also nearby is Amazon World Zoo Park, which features exotic animals from South America, including meerkats.

It is the perfect day trip for you and your little one.

With an array of great eateries and shops nearby the property is also excellently located at a nexus of transportation links, within 2 minutes walking distance the property has the following links: hovercraft, train, passenger ferry, bus terminals and a taxi rank, and it is less than 2 hour journey from London with train and ferry.

Hamilton's Studio is the perfect place to visit for its grand walks and sightseeing opportunities.

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About the location


Sandown 7 miles; Newport 7 miles.

Ryde, fondly known as "The Gateway to the Island", is the largest town on the Isle of Wight and became popular as a holiday destination in the 1820s. Today, the regular ferry, catamaran and hovercraft services make this lovely resort accessible for all. There’s so much to see and do, catering for all ages and interests within the town and local area including a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants, whilst the 6 miles of super, gently sloping sandy beaches are ideal for bathing. Along the esplanade there are bowling greens, tenpin bowling, putting greens and children’s rides as well as a boating lake and paddling pool. With many other attractions within easy reach, Ryde provides a superb base for touring this picturesque island.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas