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“Quiet, clean, comfortable - a bit stuffy”

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Bourne Hall Country Hotel
Ranked #23 of 52 Hotels in Shanklin
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Quiet, clean, comfortable - a bit stuffy”
Reviewed 2 September 2011

Nice hotel. Clean, comfy. Staff friendly and helpful although reserved. Restaurant expensive and lacking in atmosphere - go elsewhere! OK for breakfast. Public areas a bit dull. All deep-buttoned armchairs; rather formal and stuff. Saw no-one using them! The bathrooms need shelves where you can put your things. The pol and other leisure facilities, located separately from the main building, were very nice. No lift if you struggle with stairs...

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Newbury
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Reviewed 19 August 2011

Very helpful staff and lovely cooked breakfasts. What a change to be served bacon that you can't actually see through! The beds were a bit too hard for me, but I suppose that's a matter of personal choice. Indoor pool and jacuzzi were very relaxing and the outdoor pool was extremely invigorating! It took us a while to work out how to use the sauna, but we got there in the end. Lovely area - all in all a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Surrey, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2011

The hotel is located just outside Shanklin Old Village and up a steepish hill. We stayed for three nights and spent 4 days on the island in beautiful weather. Our room was at the back of the hotel and whilst comfortable had a poor view over the back of garden. This was our fault though for leaving the booking too late as this was the only room available. That said the room was spacious and kept clean and tidy each day with towels replaced.
My only minor gripe was that the beds were a bit hard and lumpy. I am though a very light sleeper and always take a age to get used to a new bed.
In the past we have suffered at hotels with more stars but where the hot water ran out when just one guest had a shower! At Bourne Hall the water was hot (very hot!!) and plentiful. Make sure you turn the shower off the right way or you end up with a very red body (as my wife will testify!) and some choice language.
We did not eat at the hotel in the evening but other guests were very complimentary about the quality. However the breakfasts were superb!! Fresh fruit, cereal, fruit juices, toast, croissants, yoghurts, and a cooked breakfast served to your table. None of this buffet style lukewarm food and rubber scrambled eggs. My wife had the kippers which she said were superb and I had the "heart attack special" with wonedrful poached eggs. I have stayed in many hotels both for holidays and business and would say this was the best breakfast I have had. Many thanks Chef!
Finally the staff were excellent. Very polite and helpful and always with a cheerful greeting.
Would we go back? Like a shot - but we'd book earlier and opt for one of the low numbered rooms in the original part - and ensure we left room for the brealfasts!!

Room Tip: The low numbered rooms seemed to have the best views of the garden and the distant Shanklin Bay.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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banbury
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Reviewed 27 July 2011

Nice hotel in a quiet location close to Skanklin old village. we had a most enjoyable
stay, the rooms were clean and staff very freindly and the food was exceptional, we
would not hesitate to return.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 July 2011

We stayed at Bourne Hall for 10 days during July. This is an ideal Hotel for those seeking a quieter type of hotel with very good standards of rooms and facilities. All the staff were very helpful and friendly at all times with particular thanks to Laura and Victoria & the Chef for the excellent standard of food served in the Restaurant. The hotel has a small but very good leisure facility with indoor ( nice and warm ) & outdoor ( brrr :-) ) pools + jacuzzi & sauna. We will definitely recommend this hotel and will certainly return in the future.

Room Tip: Our Premier Room was to a very high standard, spacious and comfortable
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 June 2011

Myself and collegues stayed at bourne hall for 6 weeks during april and may on business. The Reception team were amazing and bent over backwards to make sure our stay was enjoyable even arranging ferry crossings from the mainland, meals were always to the highest standard and the restaurant team dealt with our special requests in a professional manner. The hotel itself had a relaxed atmosphere which made it easy to wind down after a busy day. The rooms were comfortable and always kept clean and tidy. I would strongly recommend bourne hall to anybody thinking of coming to the isle of wight on business or on holiday, i will certainly be back next year.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
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southsea
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Reviewed 9 June 2011

I have stayed at The Bourne Hall hotel for the past 6 weeks with work commitments. This hotel has excellent staff, particulary Laura on reception, for which nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are large, comfortable, and the food is great, particularly the breakfast which is cooked to order. I have recommended this hotel to friends who are visiting this weekend for the IOW festival, and they are sure to have a wonderful time.

The leisure facilities here are also wonderful, with an indoor and outdoor pool, jacuzzi, and gym facilites with private showers.

I will definately use this hotel again - very soon - for a family break.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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Property: Bourne Hall Country Hotel
Address: 11 Luccombe Road, Shanklin PO37 6RR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 52 Hotels in Shanklin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Bourne Hall Country Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bourne Hall, an elegant Country House, Hotel and restaurant, set in mature grounds in Shanklin, Isle of Wight. Originally built in the late 1860’s, said to be for one of Queen Victoria’s ladies in waiting, the "house" still retains its sense of history whilst providing comfortable accommodation enhanced by its original Victorian features. Uniquely located on an elevated position at the foot of Luccombe Downs, benefits both countryside and coastal Vistas. The Hotel enjoys exquisite views, by day and night, across Sandown and Shanklin Bay, and onwards to Culver Downs. Situated minutes walk south of Shanklin "old village," this 30 bedroom, 3 star hotel offers a range of classic and premier rooms, family rooms and suites, comprehensive leisure & health facilities, and a stylish restaurant. Bourne Hall provides the ideal setting for weekend special breaks or longer stays, private functions, weddings and business meetings/conferences. We take pride in our friendliness and attention to detail and always endeavour to make your experience comfortable and most enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you to the hotel in the near future. ... more   less 
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Bourne Hall Country Hotel And Restaurant
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