i said last time i would come back again so this is our second visit to the marlborough hotel . there has been improvements since last year and work is ongoing . our room was very good , clean with balcony and small view of the sea and overlooking the nice garden . the food was good and lots of choice as before, my husband enjoyed his meat meals, the fish in my meals was not so good very thin and tasteless but the sauces that they came in was delicious , next time i will order meat and pass it over to my husband and just have the veg and gravy . there was a couple of annoyances with the serving of the food, all the food was chosen the night before ( so as not to waste cooking more than was wanted) , we were always first or near to through the door but although we were close to the kitchen, tables were served before us, one time some people were finishing their main course before our glass of juice arrived , i didn't think it too much of a problem till coffee was served to the table next to us then she walked passed us and the next table got theirs , ours arrived when most people were getting up to go , it did feel it was like pick a table and give bad service and it was our turn . my husband only eats ice cream for pudding, one day it was not on the menu so he did not have any pudding at all only to see the next table had ice cream , not very fair is it , if you don't put ice cream on the menu that day then don't serve it to others . we did not say anything as we could see the older guests were changing what they wanted such as i don't want a egg, or no gravy on my dinner or could we have bread instead of toast, this must have been a problem for the people who were cooking and plating up . yes, i would say come to this hotel it is nice and in a nice quiet resort , i will try it again in a few years time and read the reviews on trip adviser first before i book again
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Marlborough Hotel Shanklin is a cosy 3* upgraded hotel located within walking distance from the beach, Shanklin Old Village the Chine Gardens ,local amenities, bus & train station offering a friendly service, excellent standards , comfy bedrooms and good value for money. Bedrooms are stylish decorated with ensuite shower , hair dryer , flat screen TV with digital channels, complimentary tea coffee tray and alarm clock radio .The fully licensed Bar & TV Lounge serves a variety of snacks ,light meals ,local beers and real ales wines and the usual latte & cappuccino .There is a large car park onsite and a pleasant garden where you can relax and soak up the sun. Free Wi-Fi is available ,there is a pool table and a library if you decide to stay in. Non smoking hotel . We speak your language ,our friendly Staff are fluent in Portuguese German Spanish French Polish & Russian . We can offer low cost car Ferry crossing , car and bicycle hire available , for events & festivals , daytrips and walks , festivals tickets , weather , activities and things to do ,pls visit our website. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marlborough Hotel Shanklin, Isle Of Wight