Decide to take a last minute break with friends on the Isle of Wight. Googled a few hotels and came up with the Melbourne Ardenlea in Shanklin. Rang direct rather than go through booking agents the person who answered the phone was very helpful and did us a nice discount and also sorted the ferry for us as well. On arrival staff very helpful and directed us to our rooms. The doors to the rooms have the old fashioned mortice locks which means you have to manually lock the doors when coming and going. The room we were allocated was not very clean, the cream coloured carpet had stains in various places and it looked as if no one had cleaned under the bed in ages. There were cobwebs throughout the bedroom and bathroom. Old style single glazed windows that have seen better days. Overall the decor is very tired and the hotel as a whole is in dire need of refurbishment. All the staff we came in to contact with were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good, plenty of variety for all tastes. Location to the beach is good but those less mobile will find the steep hill very difficult. Swimming pool was freezing and jacuzzi was out of order.
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