Stayed here for a long weekend (end of Feb 2012) with my husband. We were on the Island to visit friends who have recently moved to Shanklin from the mainland. Perfect location for us, within walking distance to our friends and also to the shops and to the beautiful beach.
We received a very warm welcome from both Graeme and Margi.
We stayed in room 1 and found it to be comfortable and extremely clean. An electric blanket was provided which we didnt need in the end but was a nice touch. TV had a good range of the usual channels, hairdryer provided, pleanty of mirrors and sides to put things on. Water bottles each day provided which was really good as we dont tend to fancy teas or coffees sometimes.
I have to agree with other reviews that the shower in this room is very small. We are not 'big' people (im only 5ft 1!) but i did find it a bit of a struggle, however at the end of the day you only need to use it for 10 mins a day so its really not that big a deal. Shower gel, hand wash and handcreme all provided which was nice.
Breakfasts were delicious! We had both cooked and contental during our stay. Both very nice and lots of cereals provided if you dont want the other choices.
We, like others, were not so keen on sharing the table with other guests (although they were all very nice!!) mainly because we struggle to be civil to each other let alone anyone else in the morning, however it is totally understandable that this arrangement exists. It certainly wouldnt stop me coming back.
Margi is the most natural hostess i have ever met. She has a brilliant balance of being friendly and chatty but not being over bearing.
All in all a very nice experience and at a price you wouldn't believe - a real bargain. Thank you :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A very warm welcome awaits you at Clarence House, completely refurbished in 2015. We offer 4 en-suite rooms, 3 doubles all with power showers, one of which has a bath and one twin-room with power shower. All rooms are equipped with flat screen TV's with Freeview, free hot refreshments and biscuits, hairdryers, complimentary toiletries, lovely fluffy white towels and flannels and alarm clock/radio. WIFI is free. Only half a mile from the beach and the quaint old town of Shanklin. So much to do on this beautiful Island. Our breakfasts (included free) are legendary - please read our reviews. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clarence House B And B Shanklin, Isle Of Wight