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“Didn't want to leave and will definitely be back!”
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Hambledon Hotel
Ranked #5 of 51 Hotels in Shanklin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 July 2013

I wrote a review a while ago for some friends who said the Hambledon was a fantastic place to stay. As we only wanted a few days away close to home we decided to try it out for ourselves. We were certainly not disappointed! What a wonderful hotel! From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome by Jackie and Bill. The room was bright and airy and the home cooked food was lovely- esp the steak pie!! The trip advisor award that the hotel has been given is very much deserved and in our opinion this is the No1 hotel in Shanklin! Would highly recommend anyone to stay here, you will not be looked after any better anywhere!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Nikki W
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Reviewed 15 July 2013 via mobile

Just back from a fantastic week at the Hambledon. Bill and Jackie know how to run a proper hotel. The food is excellent with great breakfasts and superb evening meals. The rooms are of the highest standard of cleanliness and all staff are always polite and helpful. The hotel has a car park and there is a bus stop at the front of the hotel. Easy access to all attractions that Shanklin has to offer. Will be booking again for next year as great value for money.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank akitasruleok
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

Hambledon hotel is a great place. As a Swedish couple You don’t go to England to eat good food and enjoy the beautiful weather. My idea of the weather persists while my husband and I have re-evaluated our position about the English food, because we got fantastic food at the Hambledon Hotel; every day for a whole week - deliciously good food - food with great variety and beautifully served in a cute little dining room (we had half board) - starter, main course, dessert, cheese and coffee - every day. The breakfast was tasty and a lot (they had an egg knocker we haven’t seen before).
The hotel is nice, clean, idyllic and everything is vell arranged. If we needed any help was Bill and Jackie or the staff there helping us. Everyone was very polite, said god morning, good afternoon and good evening and they said “Thank You” all the time. All the kindness made us happy – a friendly place.
Only Englishmen lived in Hambledon hotel, which gave us a great opportunity to speak English during the stay. We return to Sweden with a richer vocabulary.
Hambledon hotel is situated in the town Shanklin which is a place for recreation, harmony and walking. It is easy to travel around the Isle of Wight by bus even if the roads sometimes are narrow and bumpy - an adventure.
At last – excellent value for money
Kind regards
Eva and Olle from Sweden

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jona777
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

Wonderful welcome when we arrived... Lovely very clean bright rooms with everything we needed hospitality was very welcoming stayed three nights breakfast was wonderfully cooked and a a great choice for evening meals and lovely choice of desserts which was changed everyday for a fantastic variety all in all a great place to stay near to the beach lovely views of the sea would recommend the Hambledon hotel to everybody I know have rebooked already for next year already can't wait to go back!!!!

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Thank Jojodady
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

Returned for another short break at the Hambledon and pleased to say everything is still excellent. The food was very well prepared and tasted delicious, the cleanliness of the rooms could not be faulted and the hosts, Jackie & Bill were their usual lovely selves who helped to make our stay as efficient and comfortable as possible. Can't wait for next time, thanks for a great stay!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Louie R
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

Although you couldn’t fault Bill and Jackie’s friendliness, efficiency (they booked the ferries) and cleanliness (spotless) of The Hambledon we felt overwhelmed during our stay by a large group of walkers staying full board.

They dominated breakfast and the lobby with intrusive chatty and noisy organisation. I have nothing against walkers but do we have to hear time after time who’s going to catch the 9.45 bus and who’s going to catch the 10.15 bus.

The Hambledon has a decent car park and is very conveniently situated between the High Street (loads of eating establishments); the beach (steep walk or modern lift, cost £1 one way) and Shanklin Chine (a must see – walk down from the top) but note that the lift stops around 10pm.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank JeffandLes
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

We had a 3 day B&B and Eve. Meal stay.
A friendly small hotel run by Bill &Jackie who are good hosts.
Our double room on the ground floor was on the small side but perfectly adequate for us and although facing the road we did not experience any noise or night disturbance.
The food was very good all freshly cooked.You pre-select your evening meals and breakfast.and there was a good choice during our stay.
Easy walking to the esplanade and town.
Would agree with the general reviews reflected on Trip Advisor which are positive about this hotel and deserved.

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1  Thank lit39
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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 Family Hotel in Shanklin
#1 Romantic 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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