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Melbourne - Ardenlea Hotel

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Room & Suite (37)
Dining (15)
Overview
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good21%
  • Average17%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible28%
Travellers talk about
“bit dated”(8 reviews)
“four poster bed”(6 reviews)
“old village”(16 reviews)
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Family Rooms
3 Star accommodation
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All reviewsbit datedfour poster bedold villagefriendly hoteltea and coffeefull english breakfastshort breakshanklin chineislandseafront
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Dated, bit tired but well worth staying if on a budget. Very welcoming, clean and a good sized indoor pool. Rooms are as you'd expect for the price, you could find niggles but at the price you pay just get on with it and enjoy....More

Thank marcygarton
Reviewed 3 days ago

Double booked by hotel, spoke with booking.com, they couldn't find anything, managed to get one night stay in what felt like staff accommodation. Spent 4 hours trying to find alternative accommodation, The hotel where i had stayed many times before (Harrow lodge, Shanklin) found me...More

3  Thank gordon g
Response from reservations575, Receptionist at Melbourne - Ardenlea HotelResponded yesterday

Dear Sir, We are sorry for the inconvenience cause to you the weekend of your stay, unfortunately there was a error in the booking.com system over booking several rooms that weekend. We are glad you found somewhere else to stay and were able to carry...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Worst hotel I have ever stayed at. In fact it was so bad we checked in and then straight back out. We would rather lose our money than stay here. It was filthy, run down and nothing like the pictures which are displayed on website....More

2  Thank nickyeric2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If your going to pay lemonade prices and then photograph a spot of mould or some mismatched bulbs then do yourself and the hotel a favour and pay more and stay somewhere else. If your realistic and want a friendly hotel as a base in...More

Thank Ian D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole hotel is dated, shabby and tired. Couldn't get the TV to work. The ceiling fan in the room was only held to the ceiling by 2 screws so it wobbled dangerously when we turned it on. The beds were made after our first...More

2  Thank Claire I
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About
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Beachfront
Room Service
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Hotel Style
On the Beach
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Hotel Style
On the Beach
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
50
Price range
US$40 - US$91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Melbourne - Ardenlea Hotel Shanklin, Isle Of Wight
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Melbourne Ardenlea Shanklin
Location
United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Hotel class
Hotel Style
On the Beach
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
50
Price range
US$40 - US$91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Melbourne - Ardenlea Hotel Shanklin, Isle Of Wight
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Melbourne Ardenlea Shanklin
Location
United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
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Traveller (196)
Room & Suite (37)
Dining (15)
Pool & Beach (5)
Family and Play Areas (7)
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Questions & Answers
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thomasmcgrath
27 January 2018|
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Response from Lee-Ann M | Reviewed this property |
they helped us with discount on red funnel. call them...
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bibi g
21 August 2017|
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Response from Tracy D | Reviewed this property |
Contact the hotel direct
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patrickmelaniep
15 August 2017|
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Response from reservations575 | Property representative |
Good Afternoon The front doors are locked at midnight but on your room key there is a key to the front door, so you would be able to access the hotel at any time. Kind regards
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Room Tips
"simple, choose a room in another hotel!!"
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"Be very very specific."
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"Never visit there the food and service was terrible."
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"do not choose a room in this hotel"
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