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Priory Bay Hotel

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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good18%
  • Average14%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible7%
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Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Room Service
3 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

My husband and I went to the Priory Bay Hotel for 3 nights. It was amazing loved every minute of it. The staff made our break so special they were brilliant, the breakfast was lovely. But the location was amazing.The room was gorgeous too> will...More

Thank Jayne W
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We have just returned from a three day break at the Priory Bay hotel. If you are looking for relaxation in a wonderful location this is for you. We stayed in room 12 one of the principal rooms available at the Priory. The room was...More

1  Thank David W
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Stayed for three nights with my cousin in an empty/more or less hotel with very few staff. First thing we noticed were what staff were there were teenagers which was not good enough for such a hotel although I would say that the young man...More

5  Thank suedno10
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This is 4th visit over the years and it still remains a great hotel in a fabulous location. The beach, pool and tennis courts are super, especially as we got sun throughout. However, the hotel is being neglected. Everything is all very tired and the...More

4  Thank James N
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel last week - depressing and disappointing. I've just read another review and the response from the management team - management let me set you right on a number of points and ask that you take feedback on-board. I wholly concur...More

6  Thank jud1c10usly
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Priory Bay is the Isle of Wight's leading country house hotel. Set within a 60-acre estate, it's period buildings have spectacular views out to sea, with gardens and woodland running down to the bay. It ...More inspires our chefs to use the finest seasonal ingredients, whether foraged, farmed or fished we are passionate about local produce. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Beachfront
Bar/Lounge
Room Service
Golf course
Meeting Rooms
Outdoor pool
Tennis Court
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Tim S
13 June 2017|
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Response from ipatstone |
It is closed until 2019 for a major refurbishment by the new owners.
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Patrick C
10 September 2016|
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Response from Angela H | Property representative |
The pool is outdoor and not heated. It is operational June - September, weather permitting.
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KEITHHAZEL2014
I have been very interested in the reviews of this hotel. My wife and I stayed there in March 2014, in the room with the fire escape, ripped curtains, stained and disgusting curtains and blinds in the bathroom. The food was a let down. Contrary to what their website said, the tasting menu was not available. Only one member of staff on duty in the dinning room and bar. We did complain, and the response was that the room was due for refurbishment. Looking back at previous reviews, this was promised to another guest in the summer of 2013! The type of building it is, I do not expect it to be ultra modern. What I do expect is adequate staffing, clean and desirable bedrooms and food that becomes of a hotel of the stature The Priory claims to be, If the hotel is having financial problems, I'm not surprised. None of the issues in the reviews raised by guests over the last 3 years seem to have been addressed. I know things are tough in the hotel business, but this could be such a wonderful hotel, given it's position. I'm sure the Manager and the staff have tried their best, in probably difficult circumstances, but the hotel needs a massive cash injection, updating, and a top notch restaurant.
10 May 2016|
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Response from Cripfer | Reviewed this property |
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"Do not stay until hotel sorted out."
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"rooms at the top have balconies overlooking sea - fabulous but lots of stairs!"
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"Room 6 if you wish to spoil yourself"
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"I would ring reception, they were very helpful and I booked a stunning room thanks to them."
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