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The Channel View Hotel
Ranked #4 of 52 Hotels in Shanklin
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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“Pleasant Place”
Reviewed 2 August 2011

Hard one this. Been to the Isle of Wight on many occasions and the hotels always seem to be up market guest houses. To be fair to the Channel View, this is probably the best hotel so far.
It is very clean and the staff and management are top class and they were able to book us a ferry at short notice on a busy weekend. Our room was very large and had a wonderful sea view.
The breakfast tables are very close together and that smacks of guest house. Usually with 3 star hotels, you have a breakfast bar to help yourself to cereals, fruit etc.
All in all would recommend the Channel View and would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Dudley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2011

Warm and welcoming, this applies to the hotel and its staff. The food is plentiful and excellent and the rooms are always clean and comfortable. It seems nothing is too much trouble for the proprietors and their excellent teams of receptionists, kitchen and restaurant staff, room maids, and of course the bar where there is a good choice of wines, spirits and soft drinks.

Room Tip: The views from this cliff top hotel are worth asking for.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Essex,England
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71 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2011

We had seen the excellent reviews on tripadvisor and booked a four night stay. Booking for the hotel and the ferry was very easy - the hotel booked the ferry on our behalf and the ferry tickets were sent direct to our door.Car parking is easy, either in the car park or on Hope Road in front of the hotel.Access to reception was easy via a ramped path - this avoids several steps.
Our reception at the hotel was very friendly and informative,the room (36 on 2nd floor) was spacious,clean,bright (lovely bay window with side view of sea) and easy to use.The bathroom had a bath and shower and was kept very clean.Free internet access worked very well.All staff were very friendly and helpful. Very good quality plain cooked food, although not a vast choice, three or four starters, mains and desserts were adequate for us - if you like lots of hot and spicy food then perhaps you might struggle although a curry was offered one evening.The service was all waiter/waitress - no buffet breakfast - which tended to make the experience more personal.Our every need was met,down to the lemon and ginger tea bags preferred by the wife!
The hotel is located at the top of the road down to the esplanade and beach. It is right next to the Coastal Path in both directions.It is a fifteen minute walk to Shanklin High Street and 'Old Town'.
The age group of guests tended towards 55 plus although some families with young children were staying and seemed to be catered for very well.We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay and were so pleased to have found a hotel where the owners and staff obviously enjoyed providing a consistently excellent service.Try it - you will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: We phoned the hotel direct to find a room with a bath and got room 36.It is right by the lift on the...
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Derby, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2011

The Good.........

Location - walkable to town, beach & station
Staff - very friendly
Bed - was comfortable

The Bad..........

Room was disappointing. Premier rooms only give you a side view of the sea, nothing else. It was very basic and needed updating. For a premier room I would have expected extra touches such as fridge, decent Tv etc..

Breakfast - Was totally waitress led, nothing was out for you to choose. You have to ask for everything. We thought that the food was freshly cooked to order due to this but it was obvious that it wasn't. Your order came out of the kitchen within minutes, not long enough to fry an egg and certainly tasted like it had been sitting around, and the toast was cold.

On the whole it was comfortable enough but certainly wasn't anything special

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Worthing, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2011

Very friendly welcome and friendliness throughout our stay. Decor is old-fashioned, but this is by design not neglect, given the average age of clientele. Tremendous effort has been put into maintenance and cleaning - our room and all public areas were spotless.

The sea-view room was huge and comfortable. Bathroom was very basic, but again spotlessly clean. What more do you need in a bathroom?!

Breakfast was traditional British seaside, but fast, friendly service was a pleasure.

Recommended.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view - the higher, the better!
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 June 2011

This family run hotel is very friendly, rooms clean and tidy, the food excelent, great to be served at table by friendly and professional staff. Situated on cliff top overlooking the sea. Certainly would recommend it and without hessitation pay a return visit.
Visited 19th- 25th June 2011
Peter & Vi.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Lingfield
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Reviewed 23 June 2011

We have just returned from a week-end break at The Channel View Hotel.Being in the Hotel industry myself,I always suspect all the blurb hotels give you.well I was wronge.Our week-end at The Channel View Hotel was fantastic.All 8 of us really enjoyed our time at this hotel.The welcome was very warm and personal, we were then shown to oue rooms which were all excellent,in these were two premier plus rooms and one premier family room all with seaview.The meals were first class,plenty to eat with a ,good choice.All in all a very happy and pleasant stay .I do not usually return to hotels but The Channel View may b e seeing me again.Thanks to all.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Property: The Channel View Hotel
Address: 24 Hope Road, Shanklin PO37 6EH, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Shanklin
#5 Romantic Hotel in Shanklin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Channel View Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Channel View is a highly respected family run 3 star hotel that prides itself in offering high quality customer care, exceptional service and excellent value for money. Situated on the cliff overlooking the bay, the hotel offers an unrivaled position within walking distance of both the seafront and the town. ... more   less 
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