We visited the Isle of Wight the last weekend of June and stayed at the Holliers Hotel for two nights.
The hotel is located at the foot of a fairly step hill but close to a lot of amenities including restaurants, tea rooms etc.
The hotel is clean and tidy on the outside with a nice garden area where you can relax and get drinks from the bar. The outside pool is no longer there and is covered over by some decking,
Inside the hotel is a bit dark. WiFi is not free and rather expensive at £5 per day. There are locations close by the do offer free WiFi. We had a room on the second floor accessible via two fairly steep staircases as there isn't a lift. The double room was a bit cramped with a double bed (mattress to soft for me), wardrobe and two small bedside cabinets. The bathroom had a WC and a shower in the bath which was very dated and the bath itself was chipped in numerous places and therefore we didn't use it. The bedroom to be honest could do with a tidy up and modernising.
Breakfast was of a buffet style and was more than adequate even though the toast was like warm bread. The hotel states it has an indoor pool and after struggling to find it (we had to ask in the end) we were very disappointed. The pool was more like a big bath and although kids maybe able to swim in it I doubt that adults would be able to.
There are plenty of restaurants around the hotel but on the second night of our stay we decided to eat in the hotel carvery. We had been told that as one of our party was a vegetarian that they catered for this on the cavery and there was a lot of choice. However, on this night when we got into the carvery, which I must admit look very good, we were told that the only choice for the vegetarian was nut loaf (which they didn't like) so we decided to eat at a restaurant nearby.
On reflection the hotel does seem to do a lot of trade with holiday coaches and people of a certain age and I would think that this hotel would suit them perfectly.
Overall we were disappointed having read previous reviews but it was OK for the two days we were there and it didn't spoil an excellent holiday in the Isle of Wight
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- Also Known As:
- Holliers Hotel Shanklin, Isle Of Wight