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“Wonderful first holiday”
The lovely Albury palm veranda, the Villa is on the left and the Cottage is on the right
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The lovely Albury palm veranda, the Villa is on the left and the Cottage is on the right
The Albury, Shanklin Est. !871, now newly refurbished retaining its Victorian character The Albury palm veranda, a perfect place to relax and watch the world go by.
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48 reviews
The lovely Albury palm veranda, the Villa is on the left and the Cottage is on the right
The Albury, Shanklin Est. !871, now newly refurbished retaining its Victorian character
The Albury palm veranda, a perfect place to relax and watch the world go by.
The pretty Albury Cottage lounge
Pretty Albury Cottage lounge - complimentary bottle of wine included in your welcome hamper
The Albury Cottage Kitchen/Diner
The Albury Cottage Kitchen/Diner
The Albury Cottage Kitchen/Diner
The pretty, nautical Albury Cottage Twin Bedroom with a sink
The pretty, natutical Albury Cottage Twin bedroom with a sink
The Albury Cottage double bedroom, with en-suite shower room
Upstairs at the Albury Cottage with sea glimpses
Albury Cottage Hall
Albury Cottage Hall
Albury Cottage Hall
Albury Cottage bathroom (there is also an en-suite shower room and a separate downstairs cloakroom)
Under the grapevine, pretty private seating area at the side of the Cottage
The Albury Cottage veranda
The Albury Villa photo's
Historical pub on Hope Beach, a stroll away from The Albury
Just part of the stunning long sandy Hope Beach, minutes from The Albury.
Small Hope beach, home to the Shanklin Sailing Club, Shanklin Rowing Club and water activities
Sandy Hope Beach at the end of the road from The Albury, home of the Shanklin Deep Sea Fishing Club
The charming, quaint Shanklin Old Village, just around the corner from The Albury
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England

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paolinai
surrey
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful first holiday”
Reviewed 5 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Having a 6 week old baby meant that my husband and I needed a relaxing home from home holiday and Elaine provided us with just that. The Albury is beautifully furbished and extremely comfortable with all amenities provided. It was in the perfect location to go for walks either to the beach or into Shanklin. The welcome hamper was lovely as was Elaine's personal card on arrival. We will remember this first family holiday for a long time and thank Elaine for providing us with a fantastic base to explore the island from - I think it's safe to say we'll be returning when we can.

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Liked best: Decor and location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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Jenny P
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Fantastic quirky cottage with lots of charm!”
Reviewed 31 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We have just returned from our short stay at the Albury cottage. We had a lovely time! Elaine made us feel so welcome! Our little boy loved the pumpkin which was left for us to carve! Perfect for a family with young children, this cottage offers a great base! The beach is a short walk away (buckets, spades, fishing nets are all available!) The welcome hamper was excellent, no need to go shopping when we arrived! We thoroughly enjoyed our short time there and will definitely return in the future! Thank-you Elaine!

Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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NJS118
Harpenden, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Home from home”
Reviewed 14 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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person found this review helpful

We stayed here for four nights in September. The Aldbury is a lovely place, well appointed and very homely. The parking place was a terrific bonus. The welcome hamper was wonderful and the cottage was very clean. It is ideally placed to walk to the seafront and the town. We would recommend this property to anybody.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Joanne121...
Chessington, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A real home from home”
Reviewed 16 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Me and a friend stayed at the Albury SC Cottage for a long weekend with our dogs. The cottage and its location exceeded expectations. Elaine catered for our every need from doggie towels, blankets and treats to a fabulous hamper containing everything we needed for a lovely breakfast every morning and even a bottle of sparkling wine. The Cottage was tastefully decorated and had everything we needed and more. A double bedroom with en suite and the second with two single beds and a sink. Toilet and bathroom downstairs, lovely entrance area to clean up dirty dogs! DVD, WIFI too many things to mention. The attention to detail was remarkable. We loved our stay and it was so convenient for the beach, the theatre, and the old town which is as pretty as a picture postcard with its thatched cottages and lovely pubs and restaurants. We would thoroughly recommend this cottage and we will no doubt stay here again in the future. A big thank you to Elaine for doing such a good job to make her accommodation so inviting and pleasurable to stay in. Check out the Sunday Night Shanklin Ghost Walk, which is great fun!

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Nicola L
Farnborough, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice cottage in a good location”
Reviewed 30 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Lovely welcome from Elaine, including a generous food hamper and a birthday cake for my daughter which was very kind.
Overall clean except kitchen floor which was filthy. On the first day, my children's feet got completely black after walking on it, also, when i wiped up spillages on the floor my cloth came up covered in dirt.
Pretty terrace at front, and the lounge and bedrooms were lovely, but the upstairs shower was of very poor quality.
Parking space not satisfactory, it is very narrow, and there is no drop kerb so every time we had to access the drive the bottom of our car smashed down on the kerb with a loud thump, not good.
Wifi pretty much non-existent.
Shanklin is a lovely place to stay for a family. And the location of the cottage was great for both the town and the beach.
Overall an enjoyable experience.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
3 Sep 2014
Thank you very much for your kind review, I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Albury Cottage and Shanklin. I am very sorry and surprised to hear that you felt the kitchen floor was not as clean as you would expect, as I cleaned the floor prior to your arrival by hand using anti-bacterial cleaner. I am not sure what your comments with reference to the shower mean? As for the narrow parking area, all guests are advised prior to their stay that there is a width restriction, however we have had large vans parked in the drive on several occasions without any problem. Wi-fi can be a problem in the area, which is why there is booster in the cottage and the wi-fi is free.
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E82cfc
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great location”
Reviewed 20 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Stayed at the Albury yet again (3rd time) and it gets better each time.
Since my last say in Aug the garden area and front has been improved so there is a little garden area to sit in
The whole place is clean and very well presented and the location is ideal with the shops around one corner and the beach at the end of the road
Already booked for August this year
Would highly recommend the Albury and often do

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Molly M
1 review
“Adorably appointed and perfectly situated, but bring a better pillow.”
Reviewed 19 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Delightful accommodations, pleasant surroundings, and a short walk to the beach or "downtown". Felt very welcomed by the owner who prepared a hamper with tasties and stayed up late to let us in. ONLY complaint would be the wafer thin pillows and wiry mattress in our room (the double bed), and perhaps the faint smoker smell, but the room where the children (12 & 18) stayed was completely satisfactory, as was all the rest of the "cottage". Oh, the wi-fi was sketchy, too, but why do you need that if you're on vacation? ;)

Overall an exceptional experience, one I will happily repeat!

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Liked best: location et decor
Liked least: my bed
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
26 Jun 2014
I am glad that you enjoyed your stay at The Albury, Shanklin and the island. Thank you very much for your kind review. I am very sorry to hear that you were unhappy with the double bed (which is new)in view of your comments I will add a mattress topper. I will also replace the pillows, and would have been happy to have done so during your stay if you had let me know. We do not allow smoking in the Albury Cottage, so any smell must have come from people outside. Wi-fi is sketchy on the island which is why we have put a booster in the cottage for our guests.
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