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Luccombe Manor Country House Hotel
Ranked #8 of 51 Hotels in Shanklin
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

October 2013 enjoyed 3 brilliant days at this superb hotel ..... Spacious communal areas, excellent room with full board, and staff very friendly. Couldn't fault the place at all and can't wait to return.

Room Tip: Can't comment as only saw our room ..... Some rooms have sea view but as we really only used our...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Carol_Starkey, Public Relations Manager at Luccombe Manor Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such glowing feedback following your recent stay at Luccombe Manor. I'm thrilled to see that you have given it top marks, had a brilliant time and found the hotel superb and the staff very friendly.
Feedback is so important to us and the staff will be delighted to hear how you could not fault your stay. I am delighted to hear that you will stay again and will look forward to giving you a warm welcome again on your return visit. Thank you.

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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Hotel decor is a bit tired, but everything else was good. Room was comfortable with good beds (although creaky floorboards!). Food was great - we had half-board, and there was plenty of choice and it was all very tasty. Good location - 5 mins walk into Shanklin old village, and 5 mins (down 150 odd steps) to the beach. Good value if you book one of the package breaks including the ferry.

Room Tip: Room 6 has very creaky floorboards
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Carol_Starkey, Public Relations Manager at Luccombe Manor Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2013

Thank you so much for choosing to stay at Luccombe Manor for your recent break away and I'm delighted to hear that you found it to be of good value. I'm pleased to hear you found the room comfortable and the food great. The location is fabulous - being so close to the sea yet just 5 mins to the lovely Old Village - I'm glad you found that good too.
Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback and I do hope that oyu will choose to stay with us again on your next visit to the Isle of Wight.

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Reviewed 20 October 2013

We stayed at Luccombe Manor hotel for our birthday celebrations with our baby son so we really wanted a family friendly place to stay - this hotel definately ticked the boxes. They provided a great package option which included breakfast, three course evening meal as well as car ferry. The room we had was lovely, clean and modern with a lovely view. The food was excellent and the evenings specials menu changed daily so there was plenty of choice during our six day stay. The hotel staff were warm and friendly; Julie on reception was friendly, helpful and provided exceptional service throughout our visit. Barry in the restaurant was always welcoming and had a smile even when the restaurant was very busy. The hotel has a heated outdoor pool so we had opportunity to enjoy some swimmng even in the beginning of October! Followed by a jacuzzi afterwards to enjoy the great views that can be seen from Luccombe Manor's lovely gardens. The hotel is well positioned close to Old Shanklin Village,The Chine and coastal walks. We are looking forward to our next visit and would recommend it for a stay while visiting the Isle of Wight - whether you have children or not!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Carol_Starkey, Public Relations Manager at Luccombe Manor Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2013

Thank you very much for your lovely feedback and for choosing to stay at Luccombe Manor for your birthday celebrations. We are delighted that you found your room clean and modern and the food excellent. Julie and Barry are indeed a real asset and will so appreciate your kind comments. We are so lucky with the location of the hotel and the fabulous views from it. I'm glad you were able to make use of the outdoor spa pool and hot tub - brilliant for October! We shall certainly look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel again. Best wishes.

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Reviewed 8 October 2013

With 2 young children (3 years and 10 months) the accommodation and location of this self contained apartment at Luccombe Manor were perfect ( http://www.chinecourt.co.uk ) Safe and secure. Kids had their own rooms. Kitchen and entire apartment were well equipped and to a high standard (we were eating in every night). Would thoroughly recommend for anyone with similar needs.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Carol_Starkey, Public Relations Manager at Luccombe Manor Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2013

Thank you so much for your review on the Chine Court Holiday Apartment at Luccombe Manor. We are delighted to hear that it served your family well and that it had all you needed to eat in every night. We hope that you made good use of the hotel leisure facilities too on your stay. Thank you for your recommendation. We do hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 6 October 2013

The hotel itself is of old décor but newly refurbished. We paid extra for the sea view room which was extremely clean and spacious. The hotel staff, especially Julie and Tim , were extremely accommodating and helpful. Everything we asked for was seen to immediately and we had a very hassle free time. We had a wonderful time for the three nights we were there and had very little to complain about. We were served quickly at dinner and breakfast and the swimming and hot tub were organised straight away for us. The only small negative side of the holiday was the breakfast time 8:00-9:30am, I am not a lazy person but whilst on holiday I don't like to wake up too early and it takes me awhile to wake up fully so it was too of an early start than I would of liked. The rooms are also not very sound proof and we were woken up on several occasions at night and in the mornings with doors slamming and people nattering.
The vegetarian dinner options although we were highly impressed of the number of choices available, unfortunately most of the choices were either soup or cheese based (recommend hotel revise menu). Breakfast however was a lot better with vegetarian breakfast and croissants. Also the sauna was out of service at the time of our visit which was disappointing however the hot tubs(inside and out) were amazing ....The pros out weigh the Cons by far and definitely recommend this hotel and the staff do it justice. Written by two ladies of 33 and 29.

Room Tip: sea view ask for a room for three if the same price as a double
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Carol_Starkey, Public Relations Manager at Luccombe Manor Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2013

Thank you for taking the time to feedback following your recent stay at Luccombe Manor. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We will most certainly pass on your comments to the chef regarding the vegetarian options for dinner but glad that you enjoyed the breakfast options. I'm pleased to hear you found the staff helpful and can advise that the sauna will be in working order sometime soon but in the meantime the sauna at the adjacent sister hotel Luccombe Hall and in Sandown at Meville Hall is available. We do hope that you will come and stay with us again in the future.

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Reviewed 4 October 2013

Just returned from Luccombe Manor. On the travelzoo package (wasn't everybody?), in a side facing king room for 2 adults plus a well behaved chocolate lab.

Overall, it was a very relaxing stay and whilst yes you could make comments on the slightly old fashioned decor, this was what we expected and to be honest what we came for. We had stayed in a 5 star Westin the week before, but we enjoyed this hotel stay easily as much.

On the plus side, all staff were great from check in to restaurant. Breakfast good and 3 course dinner particularly good. We would never typically include dinner - and had planned to eat out for one night - but this did not happen since the food and Rioja was so good. Room decor was ok - more modern than I was expecting - and bed was big and comfy. Shower in the bathroom was great and towels/linen all good. The toiletries were particularly excellent.

Loved the hotel cliff top location which was great for a beach walk to Sandown and beyond, close to Old and New Shanklin, good for the Coastal path to Ventnor - so kept the dog tired. Finally, we typically drank in the Fisherman Cottage at the bottom of the 150 or so steps, which was nice traditional place for a beer.

On the negative side, the room was a little small for the three of us plus a medium dog bed and luggage. Also it was a tad noisy in the morning since it was above the kitchen and whilst we knew there was no view, there was an ugly pile of rubbish in clear view and think this could be moved to help matters.

But the negatives were far outweighed by the positives and we would recommend the hotel and travelzoo package to all. In summary, it is a well located, very well run and staffed hotel that ticks all the boxes for people visiting the IOW - which is a bit of a throw back to the good old days in itself. If you want all mod cons, trendy open plan rooms, then this will not be for you, but if you want to feel well looked after and close to lots of great walks, beaches and pubs, then this is for you.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Carol_Starkey, Public Relations Manager at Luccombe Manor Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such comprehensive feedback and for choosing Luccombe Manor as your place to stay whilst on the Isle of Wight. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. The location is simply fabulous and I'm glad you found the easy access to the beach, walks and pubs so convenient with your gorgeous lab to exercise.
I'm sorry that your outlook was spoilt by the rubbish and I will see that this is moved.
I do hope that you will find time in the future to visit us again.
Thank you.

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Reviewed 3 October 2013

Just returned home from a very pleasant holiday at the Luccombe Manor. The location of the hotel is very good,in a nice quiet area above Shanklin Chine with access to the coastal path and beach, albeit a set of steep steps to the beach. The hotel was very comfortable, our room and ensuite were fresh and very clean, adequate space for my wife and me.
We were on an autumn special deal, which included the ferry and half board accommodation, plus a cream tea on arrival, (which turned out to include scones and cake, in our case!!) the staff were all very nice, polite, helpful and gave good and efficient service, especially the two lads in the restaurant. The food, both at breakfast and evening meals,was of good quality and the choices enabled us to have something different each night, of course breakfast has to be Full English!! Of which I am an expert, having cooked it every weekend for my family for the past ?? Many years!! The manor did not disappoint in this area.
Being a bitter drinker, I did not partake of the Hotel priced (£3.60 pint) Tetley beer, but instead we made the short walk to the village, where there are pubs. We found that King Harry's bar had both the best selection of good beers and was marginally cheaper then the others. Second place would go to the Village Inn, who had Doombar on tap.
We are planning to go back, once the Swiss Cottage is opened at Osbourne House and will certainly consider the Luccombe Manor as our base.

Room Tip: A sea view room would be nice but not essential.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Carol_Starkey, Public Relations Manager at Luccombe Manor Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2013

Thank you so much for your feedback and for choosing Luccombe Manor for your recent break. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found the hotel to be clean and comfortable. I'm so glad we didn't disappoint for Full English Breakfast and pleased that you found plenty of choice on the dinner menu and of good quality. Thank you for your kind comments regarding the friendly polite and helpful staff.
We do hope that you will choose to stay at Luccombe Manor when you come again to visit the Swiss Cottage at Osborne House.
Thank you

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Address: 11 Popham Road, Shanklin PO37 6RG, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Shanklin
#18 Romantic Hotel in Shanklin
Price Range: £55 - £170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Luccombe Manor Country House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luccombe Manor Country House Hotel in Shanklin is set in a beautiful cliff top location overlooking Shanklin Beach and Sandown Bay. Just 2 minutes walk from the popular old village, and with direct access to the beach from our gardens the Hotel has the perfect location to explore the area. Luccombe Manor is a family friendly and dog friendly hotel with a wide range of facilities including wi fi, heated outdoor pool (May-September), hot tub, games room and tea gardens. The hotel also shares facilities with its adjacent sister hotel Luccombe Hall including squash court, indoor and outdoor pools and much more. ... more   less 
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