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Melbourne - Ardenlea Hotel
Ranked #43 of 52 Hotels in Shanklin
Clevedon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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“Coach Holiday”
Reviewed 29 April 2013

Had a lovely holiday at this hotel. It was warm and clean. Comfy beds. Friendly staff; nothing was too much trouble. Sara especially worked very hard to please everyone. Food was good and plentiful. Entertainment every evening.
A very good choice by Williams Coach Travel, Cornwall.

Room Tip: Stayed in Room 12
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2013

Stayed at this hotel as a weekend break, Friendly staff made it easy and straight forward to book over the phone. Greeted by more friendly staff on arrival. The hotel is in a good location, near the beach via a slope and a short walk to the shops and restaurants in Shanklin. The rooms could do with a bit of a make over, and the bed not too comfy, was great to have a nice sea view. Rooms could do with deadlocks on the door, rather than just a key, The indoor pool looked great, but was really cold. Overall a good weekend.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Bicester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2013

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.

Room Tip: Rooms 40 and 42 have a good sea view
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2013

We booked this hotel mainly because of the location and the indoor pool for the children. The location and staff were good but everything else was such a disappointment. Rooms are extremely dated and bathrooms desperately in need of refurbishment. Swimming pool was freezing and noone was brave enough to go in. Really this hotel is only good for stags or cheap coach trips! Really a shame as the staff were nice. VERY overpriced for what you get.

Room Tip: We had interconnecting rooms 50 and 51 which are the furthest away from any noise.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2013

We booked very late and were slightly nervous about what we would find.

What we found was a clean, relaxed and very friendly hotel. Decor was dated but everything was in good condition - it's not a flimsy Travelodge or boutique place just a good honest hotel. We had connecting rooms for us & our children, and our dog was made most welcome too! In fact it seemed that about half the residents had dogs.

The rooms were warm (weather was freezing), cosy and comfortable. We used the pool every day which was in excellent condition but cold. There was a sauna and hot tub to warm back up in.

Breakfasts were usual breakfasts and perfectly good, we didn't eat in the evenings so can't comment on the dining (there are some great restaurants in Shanklin).

All in all we were very happy with our stay and will definitely go back.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 December 2012

Great Family Run Hotel, Some rooms a bit small, very clean. Restaurant and service very good, Food was great, No complaints. Pool and Jacuzzi was perfect ,Staff would do anything they could for you, Entertainment each evening was of a high standard, had us all dancing and singing. Their
was a couch load, but 14 in our group.Could not fault the 5 day`s.
I would like to mention our Couch Company (AVALON COACHES) Glastonbury, Driver Brian done us proud,

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 November 2012

There were around 30 of us that stayed there this week on a bit of a jolly down to the seaside. We had an amazing time and I cannot understand why people have left poor reviews for this lovely, family-run hotel. The bar, restaurant, service, rooms, location and pool with jacuzzu were all amazing value for the price. Lovely, comfortable leather sofas in the bar area only added to the sense of luxury we felt from what is, offcially, a 2 star coaching hotel. We all felt it was much, much more than that. There were thirty of us and not one of us could fault any aspect of our stay. We have all decided to go again for a reunion next year. I have stayed in other hotels on the Island before and this was by far the best value of any of them. I can' recommend this place strongly enough. You won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Melbourne - Ardenlea Hotel
Address: 4-6 Queens Road, Shanklin PO37 6AN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Shanklin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Melbourne - Ardenlea Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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