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“A real find in Shanklin”

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Old Shanklin Guest House
Ranked #2 of 51 Shanklin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“A real find in Shanklin”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Great stay at Old Shanklin Guest House earlier this month. Stayed in Godshill room which was spotlessly clean and comfortable with a lovely big ensuite. Victorian house but beautifully refurbished with a modern twist. Sarah and Gareth were excellent hosts, friendly and helpful but unobtrusive. Lovely, varied breakfast. Quiet location with parking, just a few minutes from the shops and the beach. A real gem.

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Benfleet
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

We really enjoyed our stay here and found our room really comfortable (the Bonville Suite), I had a relaxing bath every evening which was a real treat. The location is perfect for the Shanklin village and there are a couple of pubs and a number of restaurants within easy walking distance. The breakfast was really good too. We had no complaints everything was just right and I can thoroughly recommend this B & B. There is plenty to see and do on the Island so a car is a good idea.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

I am always a little nervous when I book accommodation, incase it doesn't live up to expectations. I am pleased to say that OSGH Exceeded my expectations, more akin to boutique hotel than seaside B&B. We stayed for 2 nights; My husband and I in Godshil and Sarah converted St Helen's into a twin for my daughter and Mum in Law. Both rooms were a good size with elegant furniture and furnishings, crisp white cotton linen and Quality, Comfortable Beds. We all slept well [our room faced the road but there was so little traffic you wouldn't know it]. The Bathrooms were large with big white towels, more toiletries than you might expect, but more importantly lots of hot water and great shower pressure. Everywhere is spotlessly clean!

The Guest Lounge looked inviting with a selection of Board games, books and papers but we were pleased to borrow from their DVD Library to watch and relax in our rooms. You are given keys to come and go as you please and we really appreciated the convenience of parking on the property.

In the light airy Breakfast Room you could help yourself to Fresh fruit, cereals, Juice, yogurts, and a wide variety of marmalades. Gareth offered cooked choices beyond the norm., but we traditionalists went for the Full English, quality grilled fresh ingredients with perfectly poached eggs; Delicious! Sarah's service was relaxed and efficient.

Sarah and Gareth are a lovely friendly couple, they welcomed us warmly, Sarah remembering all of our names. They obviously take great pride in their Guest House and providing a Superior Service and Quality of stay for their guests. We couldn't have felt any more comfortable and valued.

Although we were on a family trip, I think OSGH would feel as welcoming travelling solo and is perfect for couples and it would be lovely to return one day.

Room Tip: St Helen's is a big room on the ground floor with a Gorgeous Fire Place, and a double size showe...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

Old shanklin guest house a real treasure in every way...From the moment you enter to the moment you leave you won't be disappointed :) Fresh comfy rooms and a fantastic breakfast Sarah and Gareth will make you feel more than welcome .. Thank you yet again for a lovely weekend

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

A lovely guest house that offered all the home comforts in a fantastic location. The owners were extremely welcoming and friendly, they offered us use of dvds, baked biscuits and remembered our order from previous breakfast, which felt a nice personal touch. Our room was very clean, comfortable and the breakfast absolutely superb!

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UK
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

We chose to stay at the Old Shanklin Guest House having read the great reviews on TripAdvisor and we were not disappointed.

The location in Shanklin is perfect, close to most things and a pleasant walk from the station if you are planning on using the train.

The room was lovely, clean and had everything you would expect. The bed was very comfortable. Breakfast was very good, plenty of choice in the hot and cold options.

Sarah and Gareth are excellent hosts and, like everyone else would recommend staying here if you visit Shanklin.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

We stayed at OSGH for 4 days in late March 2014. There was a great welcome, with tea and home made cakes from Sarah & Gareth. They are a very friendly and welcoming couple. Our suite was spacious and well appointed with a large comfortable bed and comfy settee. Everywhere was spotless. Breakfasts were fab with a good selection of standards and the daily specials - the Eggs Benedict were great. Service from Sarah was prompt and she couldnt have been more helpful. The conservatory where breakfast was served is light an airy. OSGH is well placed just a short walk from the old village and high street and chine. Also close to some good walks including the coastal path.

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Property: Old Shanklin Guest House
Address: 20 Grange Road, Shanklin PO37 6NN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 51 B&Bs / Inns in Shanklin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Old Shanklin Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opened in 2011 Old Shanklin Guest House is owned and run by Gareth and Sarah James. There are five en suite rooms. We have sourced local artwork for you to enjoy and local produce for you to eat! The guest lounge is available morning to evening with local information, local magazines and board games. Breakfast specials change daily, with Full English always on the menu. Parking for Bonchurch Suite, St Helens Room, Tennyson & Godshill Rooms. All rooms are booked by name, so you know what you are paying for. ... more   less 
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