We booked a last minute 2 night break, our first trip to the Island. It's like a trip back in time to when people had manners! A lovely place to visit wherever might stay, and Luccombe Manor Hotel added to our pleasant stay.
Ok, the truth is, the hotel decor is a bit dated (carpets in common areas). This did not impact our stay, just an observation. We paid extra for a seafacing room, which unfortunately overlooked an empty outdoor pool and the hot tub. We just needed to look a little bit beyond to see the beach and the water. Stunning, simply stunning. Room was comfy enough, though nice biscuits to accompany the tea/coffee in the room. Having said that, up til 6pm you can sit in the conservatory and have coplimentary tea/ coffee and digestives.... Very nice touch!!
They staff did not change the towels or replace the toiletries ---- which was good--- often hotels have signs up about reusing towels but still change them everyday regardless of what the sign says!! So they get points from me ..!!
The food at breakfast was ok, could use more fruit options, however the cooked breakfast was fantastic!!
Dinner was nice, reasonably priced wine, ok food options, and complimentary water provided on every table.
I wandered over to the sister hotel to use the sauna pool and jacuzzi....nice treat. Not top class setting but sufficient, felt like a new woman afterwards. Both hotels have lovely gardens. We had a complimentary cream tea on the lawn just before we left and it was fab!! Highly recommended!
Overall very few things could have made this a better mini break. Oh, went to the Needles, as I fancied the chairlift. Unless you have kids and a pocket full of cash I would choose another attraction. Be aware it is £4 to park and everything in the small attraction costs. We spent £20.00 in half an hour on chairlift, some chocolates and parking. Not money well spent but only my opinion!!
Amazon world (we had complimentary tickets as part of our deal) was really enjoyable though some of the animals behaviour concerned me. There was an Armadillo that seemed to be freaking out, but I am no expert he may have been quite happy. You can adopt animal and the Meerkats are not short of adoption... The others needs adopting too. !!!
Anyway thanks Luccumbe Manor, for offering a fantastic deal and allowing us a wonderful mid week break.
- 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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- Luccombe Manor Country House Hotel Shanklin, Isle Of Wight