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“Relaxing experience” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Carlton Hotel
Ranked #7 of 54 Hotels in Shanklin
Certificate of Excellence
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Relaxing experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

A beautiful view of the sea from the sun room and deck. The small garden is nicely landscaped. The room was small but comfortable, and the pillows were full. The bathroom was tiny. The décor was up to date and not like going back in time which you sometimes get with small hotels and B&Bs. The breakfast was very good. Very pleasant staff..

Room Tip: There are only two larger rooms with balcony overlooking the sea, so book well in advance.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

My daughter had stayed here before with her family and invited myself and my Mum to join them this time. It is years since I've been to the Isle of Wight and I could remember very little about the island.
Due to a quite lengthy day ward stay in hospital we were a day late arriving. Bob, the owner, made it very clear that he was pleased to see us but also said that in future if the circumstances were similar not to worry as he/they would have welcomed us whenever we could get in the future. This meant a lot to me and automatically put me in a positive mood for the rest of the weekend.
The hotel is situated on the cliffs overlooking the sea and the gardens and outside decking and seating are immaculate. We ate lunch here too and that was excellent.
My room was clean, well appointed and was at the rear so it was quiet too. There really is nothing to be negative about the whole experience.
The "breakfast bell" is quaint rather than a chore and my granddaughters really loved it. Breakfast itself sets you up for the day.
This is first and foremost a family hotel and as such you are treated very much that way. The bar and lounge are full of interesting items and mementoes. The owners are both very approachable and friendly and they are great with children.
The only criticism, and it is slight, is that another family staying at the same time sat at the bar whilst their children, probably only two and four, got tired and tetchy. The youngest was really quite upset because he was obviously tired out and needed his bed. It took over an hour before the parents relented and left the bar, this was after 10.00pm. It isn't my place to say anything to them but a quiet word from Bob would have done wonders for the children and also the rest of us.
As I said though a minor observation and I will certainly be going back again as it is a great base to explore the island from.

Room Tip: The rooms at the front overlooking the garden and out to sea have balconies and must be the first to...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Paulyrow
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Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

A very warm welcome with a friendly famaily environment, home from home, Ann & Bob made the stay very relaxing, fantactic views with a small walk to the beach, would highly recommend and if i returned to the isle of wright would happily stay here again

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank robertlandsey
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

Our stay at this hotel has been fantastic. The rooms are very comfortable and our hosts have been most welcoming. The views from the outside seating area over the channel are great. I have no problems in recommending this place to anybody coming here.

Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Thank David L
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

I've been staying with Bob and Anne now for several months, and have been made to feel very much at home. Rooms are great, breakfast is excellent with lots to choose from. I've stayed all over the UK and you won't find a warmer welcome. Very highly recommended, many thanks to you both

Room Tip: Balcony rooms are fantastic
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Charlie D
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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

We enjoyed a long weekend at The Carlton in Shanklin this last week. Overall we had a lovely time. Bob and Ann, the owners are very helpful and friendly. The hotel is a bit more like a B&B than a hotel but either way we enjoyed it.

Pros
- lovely back garden / porch / gathering area
- friendly owners and staff
- good location close to the beaches and the cliff lift
- short walk to the high street or the train station
- great English Breakfast, or choice of croissants or beans on toast included
- We felt at home at the Carlton.


Cons
-Our cold water didn't really work but it was probably just an issue with the faucet as the hall bathroom had plenty of cold water.
- shower pressure was minimal.
- Don't expect to rent bikes there even though several websites seem to indicate it. The bike hire is about 3 miles away in Sandown.

Room Tip: Ask for one of the rooms at the back that look out over the ocean and back garden.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Groves_Family
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Cranfield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

Bob and Anne make you feel welcome as soon as you walk through the door. The hotel is clean, has a great location and parking. This was our second stay and we will definitely book again. The breakfast is great too, the kids were made to feel special and safe. That's priceless!

Room Tip: Family rooms are great, would love a balcony room if only two of you!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Sarah P
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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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