Stayed here with my son during half term and it is a really lovely hotel. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The food is great and all home made (at least it seemed to be). There's a good choice of food in the evenings and breakfasts are plentiful. There's a well stocked bar and a decent sized pool. It is very close to the beach and for those who like surfing it's possible to surf on Little Hope when the waves are up.
Also, the hotel organise the ferry crossing. We went with Red Funnel and both ways we travelled at times which we hadn't booked and they didn't charge us anything extra. I think that today this is amazing when most companies seem to be out to get as much money as they can from you.
I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay in Shanklin.
Just a few more things to consider while there.
Visit the Needles. People complain about 'cost' but you don't need to pay anything other than the car park (which you have to pay everywhere). You can spend more if you want, but don't have to.
Take the train from Shanklin to Ryde and then the hovercraft across to Southsea and see the the submarine museum and the historic quay area in Portsmouth. - Thanks to our 'bedroom lady' (sorry can't remember your name) for this tip.
Go the the model village in Godshill.
Go fossil hunting on the beach at Yaverland.
Go swimming or surfing at Compton Bay.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Channel View Hotel Shanklin, Isle Of Wight