A PROMINENT Sandown seafront hotel is up for sale.

The Trouville Hotel is on the market with a guide price of £2,975,000 for the freehold, through specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co.

Situated on the Esplanade, the hotel occupies a premium seafront position overlooking the town’s golden beach, and enjoys views across Sandown Bay.

The building has been consistently refurbished and updated since it was converted into a hotel in the 1930s.

Recent improvements have included double glazing, zoned central heating and refurbishments to all 88 rooms.

A key feature of the hotel is the ballroom, said by the agents to be the Island’s largest.

The hotel has been in the same family's ownership for more than 40 years and the current owner, Paul Moorman, has now made the decision to sell due to retirement.

Paul said: “The family bought the hotel 42 years ago and have enjoyed working in this beautiful seaside location.

"The business has brought us significant repeat patronage from both private and group business throughout our tenure.

"We have decided to retire and hand over the successful business to a new owner to take to the next level.”

Ed Bellfield, regional director at Christie & Co, is handling the sale.

He said: “With the rise in demand for seaside resort led staycations in 2020 and forward bookings for 2021 increasing, there are significant opportunities for an owner operator/investor to develop this business to the wider private market."