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Carlton Hotel
Ranked #7 of 51 Hotels in Shanklin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 April 2013

I returned to the Carlton Hotel 10 years after my first stay along with my Fiance. Everything was perfect from the minute we arrived to the second we left.
We had one of the balcony rooms that give you a fantastic view of Shanklin Bay and although due to the weather we never got to sit out on the balcony it was lovely clear blue skies and you could see out for miles.
The room was fab, cosy and comfortable and we both slept really well, breakfasts were just what we asked for and nothing was too much trouble.
We certainly wont be waiting for another 10 years to go back again but we will hopefully go on a warmer week :)
Would recommend this wonderful hotel to anyone who wants to visit this lovely island.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 6 lovely balcony room
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

We have become life long friends with Ann, Bob and their lovely family due to their amazing charm, friendly persona and respect for their guests. Their hotel is located in a truly picturesque location over looking the English chanel, with butiful views to 3 aspects. A beach is a short stroll albeit down a lot of steps, however there is a convienient lift down to the coastal road. The rooms are comfortable with plenty of little touches to enhance the experience. The breakfast will please all pallets and tastes, and the afternoon teas on the deck are sublime. We have stayed a few times and can't wait to return. We recommend a stay if only too meet one of the nicest, friendly, hospitable and truly lovable families you could wish to look after you. Godbless them. Andrew & Susan Patterson... Derbyshire UK

  • Stayed: September 2012
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3  Thank Drew P
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Reviewed 12 October 2012

We came across this lovely b@b hotel after walking out of the hotel we previousley booked.Bob and Anne were very helpful and made our stay complete.The Carlton is a very welcoming family run hotel,very cosy,food excellent,rooms very clean with every thing you need.Iwould advise anyone who is about to have a few days away to check it out.We will be going back next year.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 October 2012

Having stayed at The Carlton for the fourth consequtive year back in August 2012 I can say that you will not find a better positioned and friendly hotel on the IOW. Bob and Anne are geat hosts and this family run hotel is a lovely place to relax and unwind. The rooms are very clean and tidy and the bar and tea garden have superb views over Shanklin beach. A great place to stay.

Room Tip: The balcony rooms are worth the additional cost!
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank SmasherWallaby
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Reviewed 27 September 2012

A Lovely Hotel with beautiful gardens. Lovely Sea View Rooms. Hosts Ann & Bob make you very welcome, and are very friendly. Breakfasts very good, served by very friendly staff. Bar and terrace have beautiful views across the sea. Will definitely go back agin soon.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Carole C
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Reviewed 13 September 2012

A lovely Hotel with great host's (Ann & Bob). Beautiful view from garden terrace ,superb Garden & a very Hearty Breakfast served by the warm & friendly staff. We found it easy to relax here very quickly & would definitely return again ,nothing was to much trouble for the host's making for a very enjoyable stay. All in all i would recommend this hotel ,lovely location, lovely host's & a view to die for ,:-))

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Gary S
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Reviewed 10 September 2012

The location and views are fantastic. We had a balcony room which has the most incredible view. The staff are friendly and helpful. Breakfast, and menu food, both very good. Bar and outside terrace area again has the most wonderful views. Garden is beautiful and well kept. Yes, one or two bits of the decor are maybe a bit dated. But much of the IOW is like going back a bit in time - and that is what makes it such a lovely place to go. At the Carlton, you have everything you need for a lovely break. Convenient location, wonderful views, friendly helpful service, good food. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

Room Tip: Both balcony rooms have fantastic views.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Carlton Hotel

Address: 9 Park Road | Isle Of Wight, Shanklin PO37 6AY, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Shanklin
#4 Family Hotel in Shanklin
#7 Romantic Hotel in Shanklin
Price Range: £93 - £160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Carlton Hotel has a deserved reputation as one of Shanklin's finest bed and breakfast hotels. Guests enjoy exhilarating sea views, quality standards of service and comfort, delightful home cooked food and the warmest of welcomes. The Carlton Hotel enjoys an ideal location for exploring Shanklin's sandy beaches, the famous esplanade and the charming Shanklin Old Village. For the adventurous, watersports and activity holiday opportunities abound. ... more   less 
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