5 day National Holiday Coach break 29th to 2nd Nov. 2012 , Avoid Room 34 at all costs. Smallest room we've ever been in, Bathroom consisted of a shower, with hardly any pressure, best described as a dribble, toilet & a tiny tiny washbasin which was accessible only at arms length. It was impossible to stand in front of it, as it was squashed inbetween a wall & the shower side. The heater in the room was pretty useless, as it only stayed on for app. 30 mins then switched off??? We paid for a seaview room, but the room was that cramped, we should have saved the extra cost as no way would we have spent any time looking out at the sea. Now for the rest of our stay. The food, service, & friendliness was first class. We were seated at a table with 4 other guests, which, at first, I wasn't too impressed with, but the company from the off was very good & we had the waiters in all sorts of dilemmas, but they took it in good part. The entertainment laid on was good.
Our National Coach driver & the relief driver that drove the coach on one of the tours, were a waste of time. We had heard from other guests that their drivers had given a commentary on what was interesting as they passed by, I'm afraid all we got from these two drivers was a verbal bashing of other drivers & management, within the company. It was relentless.
At one location, two passengers failed to arrive back at the coach on time, which resulted in further abuse about "people not bothering to stick to the drivers instructions". They, the two passengers, were left there.?????
When we asked of our driver back at the hotel, what happened to them, he said that the relief driver had simply miscounted. All in all, it wasn't a pleasant experiance, & forget the oft quoted "What do expect for that price" our costs were £322 for the two of us for a 5 day break which included 2 days travelling.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Earlier this year The Shanklin Beach Hotel underwent a massive refurbishment program. With modernised rooms, new electrics, new steakhouse, computerised reservation system, as well new decking on our Sea View balcony rooms. Thank you for all your comments and patience whilst this transition from old to new has been going on. And we look forward to your continued support. We are located within 30 metres from the water and beautiful sandy beach. Close to the gaming arcade, shops and children's theme park. Best wishes, management and staff at The Shanklin Beach Hotel. ... more less
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- Shanklin Beach Hotel Isle Of Wight