The Totland Bay Hotel

A Memory of Totland Bay.

We stayed here in the mid 1960s with our large family,6 of us, housed in one room (from my father's memory). Our cousins, Aunt and grandmother stayed in another room, 5 in all. I can remember holiday camp style entertainments and the seven of us cousins (up to the age of 9 or 10) being garbed in green crepe paper for the fancy dress, as seven peas in a pod!
From a recent stay on the island I understand that the hotel was demolished in 1972, after not meeting Fire Regulations, probably not surprising for such a Victorian pile. There are now in the order of 40 flats on the site, Aman Court, named after the original driving force behind the Totland Bay Hotel and Pier Company.

Added 02 November 2014


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My parents ran Totland Bay/Chalet hotel for many years until it closed in the early 1970's. It was a beautiful building sorely missed!!
My family stayed here in the early sixties. We were young kids and my memories are of the dinner gong in the hotel lobby, a wonderful waiter named Paul and the egg and spoon, three legged and sack races. Lifetime memories.

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