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“Brilliant”
Review of Carlton Hotel

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Carlton Hotel
Ranked #7 of 52 Hotels in Shanklin
Certificate of Excellence
Waterlooville, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Brilliant”
Reviewed 5 July 2013

My wife and I enjoyed a very relaxing 3 day break at the Carlton. Bob and Ann were very friendly and the atmosphere very relaxed . The decked area overlooking the sea is great for chilling out, watching the world go by whilst enjoying a coffee and a sandwich from the menu. Friends popped in to visit during our break for a coffee and chat and commented how nice the hotel, location and service were.

The double room we occupied was very clean and comfortable. The general presentation of the hotel was excellent . We look forward to returning in the near future.

Room Tip: The two rooms overlooking the sea have stunning views.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

First off we unfortunately didn't stay at the Carlton. We come across it when walking along the East Cliff promenade and went in for a drink.The owners Bob and Anne were very friendly,the sun was shining and it was just a perfect location for a drink,after looking at the menu we decided to go back the next day for there famous seafood platter,which was unbelievable ,absolutely fantastic we sat on the lawn ,again with the sun shining,a glass (or 2) of wine enjoying this amazing feast. Really cannot praise the quality ,service ,friendlinest and location enough.Well Done to Bob and Anne.Will arrange to stay the next time.10/10

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2013

We booked a last minute 2 night special break for the first time at the Carlton with free ferry crossing. The hotel is very clean and homely with fantastic views across the bay from the decked garden area. The hosts Bob and Anne are very welcoming and made us feel we had known them for years. Breakfast was very good and waitress also very friendly. Lunch menu was also good in the decked garden. All in all a really nice stay and will be returning in future.
Many thanks
The Cooks from Swindon

Room Tip: Book early and get a sea view room as the view is great, although we had a room which faced the down...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 June 2013

We were delighted with the room and the stay. Ann was brilliant, made us feel at home and was very attentive and friendly without being intrusive. The room was very clean and well decorated and had a balcony, overlooking the sea. This cost extra and we were lucky with the weather and were able to sit out each morning and evening, watching the boats on the sea. There is also a deck in front of the lounge and bar to sit out on. Shanklin is hilly and we were at the top of a hill, so it is great for walking. Our only minor disappointment with the room was that the shower was hand-held, but all the rest of the stay was so good that it didn't really matter. Breakfast was included in the price and was good. They also have lots of offers on their website and do stay and ferry deals too. Very highly recommended!

Room Tip: Pay extra for one of the balcony rooms and enjoy the view!
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brackley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 June 2013

My husband & I, together with a friend, have just returned from our first break at the Carlton Hotel. As previous visitors have said before, Anne & Bob went out of their way to look after us. Nothing was too much trouble. The rooms are nicely decorated with top-notch ensuites. Everything was spotlessly clean & the breakfasts lovely & plentiful! Maz who served us was always bright & cheerful & got us off to a good start to each day. Unfortunately the weather was atrocious but we have already booked to return again later in the year & hope for the usual IOW sunshine to have come back by then!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

Nothing was too much trouble for the owners of this Hotel to make our stay enjoyable and comfortable. We were welcomed with open arms and they remained open until we left! Breakfast was lovely with plenty of choice, even for the children. The view from the terrace was outstanding and the garden areas were beautiful. We are returning again this year and would not hesitate to recommend all ages to this wonderful B&B!

Room Tip: Balcony Rooms are superb for the view Great Family Rooms with excellent facilities
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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sandown isle of wight
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2013

a MASSIVE thank you to Bob Ann and Leigh for the fabulous buffett, hospitality and making my 50th birthday party so amazing. If any one is looking to book a venue for a party then this is a brilliant hotel, perfectly located on the cliff path at shanklin the view is stunning, Ann and Bob cant do enough to make the whole party a success.
thanks guys lots of love Janice and family xxxx

Room Tip: all the rooms are great
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Property: 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 Family Hotel in Shanklin
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Shanklin
#7 Romantic Hotel in Shanklin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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