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Clarence House B and B
Ranked #33 of 51 Shanklin B&B and Inns
England
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“NIce B & B”
Reviewed 20 January 2014

We were due to stay for two nights but unfortunately could only stay one as we had a family crisis that meant we had to go home.

The whole place feels like you are staying with a relative. Margot & Graeme make you very welcome.

Our room was quite small but adequate and the bathroom was tiny but functional. The house is right bear the main road but we didn't get disturbed by passing traffic. It is about 10 minutes walk into the town. There is a cliff path at the end of the road but the weather wasn't very good so we used the car to go into the town.

We were a little unsure about having to sit with the other guests while having breakfast but it turned out to be really good and we enjoyed it.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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IowGrae, Owner at Clarence House B and B, responded to this review, 26 November 2014
Thanks very much for your kind review. We acknowledge that this room and en-suite are snug but this is perhaps a feature of B and B's mostly housed in what used to be private houses. We aim to make up for that with superb service, extras, prices, special offers and food.
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Reviewed 11 April 2013

Lovely couple of nights at Clarence House and delicious breakfast- what more could you want. Room and en suite clean and tidy with lots of extra's- fresh daffodils, biscuits,coffee tea and hot chocolate. Margi and Grae are perfect hosts and will go out of their way to accomodate you giving you tips on where to visit and good places to eat. Breakfast was served in a delightful atmosphere and cooked breakfast first class-selection of cereals, jams and fresh fruit. Within walking distance of the village and cliff top walks. Will definitely be back.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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IowGrae, Owner at Clarence House B and B, responded to this review, 18 April 2013
Wow! - thanks so much for your maximum scores: we strive to do our very best with every visit and it is so heartening to see this recognised.
Do come again!
Grae and Margi
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Hounslow, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2013

We spent 3 nights at Clarence House at the end of March . We stayed in the downstairs double -en-suit which is a good sized bright room with two large windows ,it was clean & comfortable with plentiful tea & coffee making facilities. The en-shower room is quite small & room in shower cubical tight but good powerful shower & lovely thick bath towels
Breakfast was beautifully cooked and a choice of cereals/ fruit juice to start.
The B&B is well situated for touring all round the island which we did in our three day visit Lots of magnificent cliff top walks & places of interest. Don't miss Osbourne House & views from cliffs at Blackgang Chine

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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IowGrae, Owner at Clarence House B and B, responded to this review, 18 April 2013
Thank you for your kind comments and hope we can look forward to seeing you again,
Grae and Margi
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Bude, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2013

My wife and I have stayed at the Clarence many many times. The owners Graham and Margi are fantastic.The rooms are great. The breakfasts are great. Dont just sit there. Book and stay.The hotel is easily walkable into Shanklin and the beach. Shanklin town is in 2 "parts" the new and the old. Both have their own attributes. Shopping is available in the new. Old world charm in the old.

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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IowGrae, Owner at Clarence House B and B, responded to this review, 29 March 2013
A heart-warming response from much-valued guests, who have now become good friends: very much looking forward to seeing them again and sharing many more laughs and games...
xx
Grae and Margi
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Wednesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 November 2012

Margi & Grae run a lovely homely b & b and they are warm welcoming and helpful, and take an interest in all their guests, Clarence B & B is situated in a pleasant area and close to so many amenities, I would definitely recommend them hence my rating. thanks Margi & Grae for making me welcome.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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IowGrae, Owner at Clarence House B and B, responded to this review, 29 March 2013
Delighted to see that the bikes didn't wear you out.
Thanks so much for coming: we hope you will come again, particularly at the Bike Festival??
Regards,
Graeme and Margs
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Reviewed 9 September 2012

My girlfriend and I spent the weekend here and had a great time. Graeme and Margi were very friendly and helpful. They helped us to organize bicycle rentals and gave us great suggestions on what to see/do :)

  • Stayed September 2012
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IowGrae, Owner at Clarence House B and B, responded to this review, 18 April 2013
Sorry about the late response:it's taken me a while to learn how to do it!!
We really appreciated your comments and kind remarks and will always strive to maintain these standards...
look forward to seeing you here again.
Grae and Margi
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malvern, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2012

My Husband and I recently stayed here for three nights (6th-9th September) our first time on the Island. Having not stayed in many B&B'S wasn't quite sure what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised. Margi and Gaeme were very welcoming and friendly hosts, our room was both comfortable and clean, always plenty of tea/coffee, biscuits and fresh bottle of water each in the room.Breakfast was beautifully done (I miss it already). All in all we had a lovely stay and will definitely be going back.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank nikiwil
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IowGrae, Owner at Clarence House B and B, responded to this review, 29 March 2013
So glad you enjoyed your first B and B experience and the IOW in general: sorry, but you'll just have to come again to enjoy all the Island has to offer.
See you soon??
Best Wishes'
Grae and Margi
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Property: Clarence House B and B
Address: 2 Clarence Gardens, Shanklin PO37 6HA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 51 B&Bs / Inns in Shanklin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Clarence House B and B 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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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