The coach journey was extremely relaxing with a couple of comfort stops and not as long and tedious as we expected it to be...well done to the driver. We missed the ferry by 5 minutes but that's just one of those things..the driver did try to persuade the authorities to let us on but with no luck. The hotel was ideally situated in the middle of a very pretty village. Everything was on the doorstep and it had a lovely garden if you wanted to just sit and watch the world go by. The Manageress & staff were extremely welcoming and continued to be so throughout our stay. Our room was basic but clean with nice bedding and was serviced every day. Only thing was being girlies we felt the bathroom lacked a full length mirror and shelving for our toiletries! The restaurant was very pleasant. There was a good choice of dishes & the service was very efficient. There was entertainment every night...quiz, bingo & various acts which you could take or leave! It was a lovely holiday helped with the fact that it was carnival week and we were lucky with the weather :-) Fabulous value for money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The building was originally an 18th century coaching inn - so guests have been coming here for hundreds of years. We've retained the period features and great hospitality, but added everything you'd expect from a modern hotel. We have a coffee shop serving light snacks and refreshments, perfect for enjoying in the hotel's large garden and terrace. Our Tally Ho Bar features some of the best acts on the Isle of Wight, while our relaxed lounge bar is ideal for enjoying a quiet drink if you'd prefer. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Daish's Hotel Shanklin, Isle Of Wight