I'll start by being positive. The bedroom and bathroom were spotless and the staff were very friendly and helpful. In 2013, I at least expect signs to take you to your room.They run out at key points leaving you wandering around stair cases with your cases not realising you need to go through cloed fire doors. The corridor reaked of cigarette smoke and the bedroom reaked of disinfectant-cheap. The bin in the bathroom wasn't emptied but the chambermaid did find time to see a quiz on the dressing table and offer two answers! The bathroom had no shower facility. A cheap tap arrangement which didn't work and resulted in flooding the bathroom floor, so had to wash my hair using a mug! 1950's style.No toliet brush and make sure you take all necessary toiletries as only the smallest sliver of soap is provided. The room was at the back of the hotel and very dark- faced a cliff with a view of a skip and several waste bins. Food was -well it didn't make you ill. When was the last time you were offered Oxtail soup (tinned) spotted dick, bread and butter pudding. Fruit salad was tinned.Cheap fruit juice and tinned fruit at breakfast.Vegetables were mostly cheap frozen or microwaved - not a good way to treat cauliflower or sprouts.All food was 'heated'.Ran out of scrambled and poached eggs on monday morning! Entertainment!!!!Bingo, singer who really shouldn't try to emulate Michael Ball and a 'Combo'. I looked for the housekeeper to complain about bedroom issues and there was no obvious Restaurant manager. I was told that the manager had walked out and the 'staff' were running it. In which case, congratulations, you kept it going. If you want to go somewhere cheap and clean where you can provide your own fun it is OK but otherwise stay well clear.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Earlier this year The Shanklin Beach Hotel went under 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 patient whilst this transition from old new has been going on. And we look forward to your continued support.We are located withing 30 metres from the water and beautiful sandy beach. Close to the gaming arcade, shops and childrens theme park.Best wishes Management and staff at The Shanklin Beach Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shanklin Beach Hotel Isle Of Wight