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Hambledon Hotel
Ranked #5 of 51 Hotels in Shanklin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 July 2012

Another great holiday week at The Hambledon Hotel.
We return year on year. There is the certainty of excellent food, comfortable rooms and first class customer service.
The location is ideal and we always meet friendly fellow guests for a good laugh (lead by Bill) over a drink or two in the bar.
Bill & Jackie have time for everyone and run a family hotel with care and attention that is very hard to find, evident from these reviews and their level of repeat business (just like us).

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank GSAman
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Reviewed 17 July 2012

Recently returned from a 4 day trip to the Isle of Wight. Stayed here at the Hambledon. Great hotel, excellent food and brilliant service. Thanks to Jackie and Bill for making us so welcome. We will return.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Kelly J
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HambledonHotel, Owner at Hambledon Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2012

Thank you Adrian & Anne Marie for your kind comments. It's always a pleasure to see you both and look forward to welcoming you both back next year, or sooner.

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Reviewed 2 July 2012

We had a lovely few days here. I can only echo the other reviews, everything was good and very friendly welcome.

Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
3  Thank traveller3720
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Reviewed 30 June 2012

Got this hotel details via the very inefficient Isle of Wight accomodation website and phoned to make booking. Very helpful and offered to do ferry booking for us at trade rates as well. On arrival one of the owners offered us tea in the lounge before checking in - a nice touch and much appreciated. Rooms comfortable, clean and well appointed. Breakfast choices are made in advance (or you get full English) and I can see the sense as a lot of us arrived at the same time for breakfast and were all served our choices promptly. They do dinner as well - we didn't (as we never know if we are going to want our main meal at lunch or dinner) but others in the hotel spoke highly of it and the menu we saw looked good. Because nearly all the "staff" are family you really do get personal and concerned attention and I guess this place would get a lot of repeat bookings. I'd certainly like to come here again.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank geuzegirly
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Reviewed 24 June 2012

We were really surprised when we arrived at the Hambledon.

We had read it was a 2 star but the reviews on trip advisor were all really positive, and we felt we really only needed a base to lay our head between sightseeing.

On arrival, we were welcomed into the living room with a cup of tea by Billy (the son), so we could relax before being shown to our room. Have not experienced this before, but after the journey this was exactly what we needed!

We were then shown to a good sized room with en suite bathroom (had a shower rather than a bath, but if you really want a bath there is another communcal bathroom that doesn't seem to be used by anyone as all have en suite).

Plenty of tea/coffee in the room, plus biscuits, hairdryer, TV, toiletries..... everything we needed.

The breakfast each day was perfect - we loved the smoked haddock and poached egg.

The location is great - not on the seafront, but from our room (7) you do have a sea view as we're that close to the front. And it has the advantage of not being near the "disco" hotel bars on the seafront so you get a good night's sleep.

One 10 minutes walk maximum to the main town (new or old).

Bill and his family made us feel very welcome, the other guests all seemed very friendly and we would definitely recommend this hotel as somewhere to stay while on the Island.

Only thing to be aware of.... they have an incredibly efficient system for breakfast (and perhaps dinner, but we did not see it). Breakfast is served at 8.30am and a bell is rung at this time to let you know it is ready! Some have mentioned finding it a bit "school-like" but we found it efficient and quite comical, and it was a nice quirk to our stay :o)

Re the small car park - there is plenty of parking on the nearby roads so we didn't find it too much of an issue at all.

Thanks!

Room Tip: Room 7 was a good size with a sea view from the side window.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank The_New_Mrs_OConnor
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Reviewed 22 June 2012

The Hambledon always offers us a great "House Party Atmosphere" with high standards throughout. You'll never go hungry with a superb variety of menus both at breakfast and
dinner. We enjoyed our "Hot Cross Bun" Challenge - albeit with some inclement weather
..but, as usual, we laughed our way around with the assistance of knowledgeable leaders
and the welcome mid-day hostelries providing sustenance.
So again, our sincere thanks to Bill, Jackie and team - have a great "summer" and we look
forward to our return visits in 2013.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Kate_Maxwell
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Reviewed 12 June 2012

Just got home from another wonderful stay at the Hambledon. Me and my husband had a excellent time with amazing food yet again! Bill and Jackie couldn't do enough for us!
See you all again next year!!

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Additional Information about Hambledon Hotel

Address: 11 Queens Road, Shanklin PO37 6AW, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Shanklin
#1 Family Hotel in Shanklin
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Shanklin
#2 Best Value Hotel in Shanklin
Price Range: £32 - £46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hambledon Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bill, Jackie and family extend a warm welcome to all those staying at the Hambledon Hotel, Shanklin. Our aim is to provide friendly attentive service, comfortable well appointed accommodation and an excellent standard of food and drink. We are open for holidays & short breaks for the whole family, and children of any age are welcome. The Hambledon Hotel, situated in Shanklin, on the picturesque Isle of Wight, is only yards away from the famous cliff path, which offers beautiful walks to both Ventnor and Sandown along the cliff tops. From here, there is also access to the safe and sandy Shanklin beaches below, via lift or path. ... more   less 
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Hambledon Hotel Shanklin, Isle Of Wight

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