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“A great stay!”
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Carlton Hotel
Ranked #5 of 52 Hotels in Shanklin
Certificate of Excellence
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“A great stay!”
Reviewed 29 August 2014

I travelled to the Isle of Wight with my young children aged 6 and 9. Having read previous reviews of the Carlton Hotel I was particularly looking forward to our break. Our holidays (as are everyone's) are very special to us and I am pleased to say I was not disappointed!!!
We stayed in a large family room which was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The full English breakfast was delicious and set us all up for the day! We spent lots of time on the beach which was a short walk down. The hotel was in a perfect spot for the old town which again was only a short walk away.
The view from the hotel was one I have rarely seen on an English holiday and I even sent a friend a photo of the view saying that we were in Greece (she believed me!!).
Would love to return to the same hotel and cant wait to be welcomed once again by Robert and Ann.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 August 2014

My wife ,daughter and I together with two of our grandchildren have recently returned from a trip to the Isle of Wight.We stayed at the Carlton Hotel,Shanklin.
Our stay was perfect in every respect.
Our hosts Bob and Ann and their daughter Leigh made sure that our hloiday was one that we shall always remember.
The rooms,the full English breafast and the service were first class.The sun lounge and the deck area overlooked spectacular views of the sea and cliffs .Enjoying these views with the clotted cream tea(lovely) in Bobs award winning garden was really special.
Shanklin beach(safe and sandy) was great for the grandchilden and was only a short walk away. Alternatively there is a lift(approx 100 yards from the Carlton) which for a small fee takes you down to the beach.
Shanklin Old Village is within easy walking distance and there are a number of good restaurants which Ann and Bob recommened.
The trip to Blackgang Chine was really enjoyed by the grandchildren.
All in all we had a great break and we all look forward to returning.

Room Tip: All rooms were well appointed .The two rooms on the first floor with balconies and uninterrupted vie...
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 August 2014

It was our first time to the Isle Of Wight - couldn't believe how stunning the island is in general and when we arrived at the Carlton hotel we were over the moon with the hotel itself and the hospitality of Bob and Anne. A lovely cosy hotel, with modern rooms and a stunning view from the garden out to sea - what more can you ask for!
Will definitely be returning soon and would most certainly recommend it!

Kathy Latour

Room Tip: All rooms are beautifully decorated.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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London
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

I love this place, it's definitely home form home. Bob & Ann really go out of their way to welcome you and loom after you. I have been for a few years now and always return back to his hotel, the view from the terrace is amazing whilst drinking a glass or two of Pimms on the lawn! The food is amazing, he crab sandwiches are to die for followed by afternoon tea. To finish it all off is breakfast where you are well fed! Worth a visit to this lovely place.

Room Tip: The front rooms with a view of the sea.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

I stay at the Carlton every year. It's always a pleasure to be made so welcome by Anne and Bob. They do everything possibe to make everyone feel at home. The breakfasts are very good with lots of choice. Comfortable room and all very clean. Fabulous location too. Happy days at the Carlton and will be back next year as usual.

Room Tip: Have stayed on the ground floor and the 1st floor - both very good.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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North Yorkshire UK
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

We were visiting friends on the island so didn't spend a great deal of time in the hotel but our overall experience was very good.. Anne arranged the ferry and was very helpful when I asked to change times.. Breakfast was lovely with lots of choice and staff friendly.. The bell ringing at 8 to notify that breakfast was ready made us laugh! Beautiful views from the front of the hotel and excellent location for seafront.. Rooms was fine, homely looking, only gripe we had was a blood stain on the back of one bed cushion....yuk!

  • Stayed August 2014
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Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

The Carlton Hotel in Shanklin is a delightful family run hotel in a great location. The hospitality of Anne and Bob is second to none. Our special package included cross Solent ferry travel, which Anne organised, saving us money and a lot of hassle! We're already planning our next visit.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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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:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Shanklin
#4 Family 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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