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“WOW, WOW, WOW” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Waterfront Inn
Ranked #24 of 52 Shanklin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Wadebridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“WOW, WOW, WOW”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

We have just returned from a 5 day break from the Isle of Wight, upon arrival to the island, we were disappointed with our first accommodation. We rang this hotel who were all too happy to help us, at such short notice (1 hour) the room was made up and nothing was too much trouble, we had a dog with us aswell and he was treated like one of us. They are so dog friendly you will not believe, all the staff treated us like royalty including the dog who had treats everyday and was allowed to eat with us. Every morning for breakfast we were greeted by the lovely Sharon, she had the table ready for us when whilst we would take the dog for a quick morning walk, with out us even asking, we would be sat at our favourite table. Credit goes to the chefs who's food was too die for, the food is by far one of the best if not the best on the Island and to make it even better they do some of the best drinks of the Island too, very well prices too. Our overall experience on the Waterfront Inn was absolutely superb, we are already looking to go back either late this year or next. The setting was immense and overlooking the sea everyday is priceless. They have a very good business there and I would personally like to thank the exceptional Sharon, Malcolm and the owners Catherine and David, thank you for making our holiday one of the best we have had. Thank you and see you all real soon x

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank CherylenLottie
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Shanklin, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

what a lovely lunch, myself and my partner visited today and have to say, for once there was nothing i could complain about!! i had the crab ramekin starter, which was devine and the steak and onion panini for main, which was lovely. The food was fantastically priced and the staff very attentive!will definatley be returning for another meal sometime.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

Beautiful sea front view, great service, clean, amazing value for money, beautiful food. We dined lunchtime and an evening. I looked on trip advisor for reviews and you were one of the best when I decided to dine with you.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

anyone that likes to be treated like royalty should stay in this place food excellent rooms spotlessly clean and comfortable everyone is so friendly nothing is to much for them to do for you .. prices very good and we have had a great time TOP MARKS SHARON AND CO SEE YOU NEXT YEAR

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Liz K
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waterfrontinniow, Owner at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review, 10 May 2014
Dear Liz

Thank you so much for your considered, helpful review - your comments are much appreciated by all of us here. We all look forward to seeing you and the family again next year.

Unfortunately, owing to the inconsistent and discriminatory attitude adopted by TripAdvisor recently we shall not be encouraging TripAdvisor reviews in future and may not reply to reviews - we will actively campaign for customers to use Yelp as a review site.

David, Catherine and the Waterfront Team
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82 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

Just had lunch on a busy May bank holiday, fantastic three course meal served in the sunshine with a lovely bottle of wine. Note to the owners ..the staff working today did you proud very attentive and friendly. We will be back on our next day off.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lynnieiow
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waterfrontinniow, Owner at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review, 10 May 2014
Thank you so much for your considered, helpful review - your comments are much appreciated by all of us here.

Unfortunately, owing to the inconsistent and discriminatory attitude adopted by TripAdvisor recently we shall not be encouraging TripAdvisor reviews in future and may not reply to reviews - we will actively campaign for customers to use Yelp as a review site.

David, Catherine and the Waterfront Team
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Newport isle of wight
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

Just arrived back from dinner here tonight. We had to sit outside due to it being fully booked inside but the waiter was so attentive moving chairs to make sure our table was placed under the heaters which he then turned on for us - this is all just as we've arrived! Considering it was very busy we were still served very quickly with no waiting around. The good was so tasty and filled me right up. I literally cannot fault the place at all! Sea views as we are delicious views served by caring attentive staff at a reasonable price. Definitely will be returning and DEFINITELY recommend :)

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sudbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

Fab U Lous............We have just had the 'three course' lunch, just fantastic, the fish was super fresh and the batter was the lightest we have ever tasted and with proper chips as well! The starter & dessert were also lovely. The staff were so very helpful, pleasant, and full of smiles, such a lovely change from the normal 'if you cannot see it on the menu, we cannot do it' brigade that is so very common today. A very big 'WELL DONE WATERFRONT INN', we wish you every success for your business, it is well deserved.
The Clark & Wheeler Families

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Elaine C
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Property: The Waterfront Inn
Address: 19 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Shanklin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Waterfront Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Waterfront Inn is family-run Guest House / Hotel with 8 bedrooms, all en-suite, 5 of which have sea views and all offer bed and breakfast. We appreciate that our guests' enjoyment is the key to our success and we endeavour to offer high standards in customer service together with a personal touch. We welcome dogs, and pets in general, throughout the hotel. We are a free house and offer a wide selection of Isle of Wight ales, lagers, wines & spirits, together with a straightforward, homely menu that features local steaks and seafood in addition to the usual seaside favourites. ... more   less 
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