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Aqua Hotel
Ranked #20 of 51 Hotels in Shanklin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 August 2013

An excellent week at the Aqua with great hospitality and very good food . I recommend the fish dishes (I love fish) but all the food is very tasty and well presented. The prices are reasonable too. Lunches are delicious and there are a good range of dishes. Breakfasts are equally excellent and a good choice available. It is a good , relaxed and friendly atmosphere in the dining room and throughout the hotel.

The location of the hotel is superb;the views are stunning and the lovely sandy beach is on your doorstep. There are buses from outside of the hotel that take you across the island or into the town.

All of the Aqua staff are very friendly and professional. The owners Annette and James work very hard to maintain excellence and they have succeeded. Thanks too to Chris, Stephanie, Lynn, Betti and Abbie-and all the staff who made the holiday special. They go the extra mile to please. The ladies who clean the rooms are also fantastic and work so hard.

We look forward to another vist to the Aqua very soon. Thanks again.

Room Tip: All rooms are very good but a view of the sea is amazing.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

Caring staff, homely atmosphere, sea views lovely rooms. What more could you want! The weather was sunny which always helps. Dine in side or out side on the decking and watch all manner of shipping pass across Sandown Bay.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

We have just returned from a week at this wonderful hotel. It was my Mum's Birthday and I had secretly arranged for 24 of us to get together to surprise her. James and Annette were so helpful with all the arrangements and we had a wonderful meal when we arrived. The food was superb all the time we were there and the cheesy chips were a big favourite with the children. The location is amazing - right by the sea and definitely worth paying the extra for a balcony. The rooms are comfortable and very clean. However, the thing that really makes the Aqua is the wonderful attitude of the staff. I have stayed in hotels all over the World, including the Savoy and can honestly say that the people who work at the Aqua are the friendliest and most helpful I have ever encountered. They were so kind to Mum and lovely to all the children, particularly my eight month old baby. He adored lovely Abbie, who took great care of him at Breakfast, giving me time to enjoy it. She was so helpful, showing loads of initiative for a teenager - even offering to take his bottles to sterilise them. I wish we could have brought her home with us!
All the ladies in our party wanted to take Henry home with them! He was so kind to all the children and made a big effort to help us, such as carrying drinks for my niece who has MS and even patiently having his photo taken with her eleven year old daughter who thought he was gorgeous !
All in all, staying at the Aqua was a wonderful experience and we will definitely be going back there.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

I have stayed in many hotels around the world, the aqua however is in a league of its own when it comes to seaside accommodation, food 10/10 service and friendliness the same, we had a room with a balcony and sea view and its second to none wished I had longer .... But hey ho ... Off to Devon now hope the next place is half as good .... Cheers peeps great hotel !!!

Terry and kim rm 2

Room Tip: Get a sea view it's the only way to go and don't worry everything quietens downs well before...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

a group of us;non residents;booked a table for 12.EVERYBODY was truly satisfied with the whole
experience!! décor and cleanliness in the restaurant was very good;with the bonus of sea views;
the staff were polite and attentive;nothing too much trouble.No" theme" to the menu i.e sea food
Italian etc.but just good and reasonably priced menu!! Well done!!

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 August 2013

We went in after we were unable to get into the Waterfront. At first we were a little disappointed as it lacked atmosphere - however the service was excellent - nothing too much trouble. Food was excellent and very pleased we went in. Would definitely go again.
My advice would be don't be put off by austere surroundings - you couldn't get better service and food anywhere else in Shanklin

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

Would like to Thanks to all at the aqua, our 4th stay here and now with our young daughter.
Family rooms very comfortable we had balcony and sea view.
New menu catering for all, loved the cream tea !
Evening entertainment singers for everyone taste
Wish you a busy summer and see you again soon

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Additional Information about Aqua Hotel

Address: 17 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Shanklin
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Shanklin
Price Range: £36 - £55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
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