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“this hotel is not meant to be King Solomon's Temple” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Holliers Hotel
Ranked #23 of 54 Hotels in Shanklin
Spalding, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“this hotel is not meant to be King Solomon's Temple”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

We have just returned from a 5 day mini-break with Just Go Coaching Holidays and have to say that after booking the holiday, we were approaching it with anticipation and with some trepidation. The former as it was my wife's first ever trip to the I of W and I had not been for 30yrs and the latter due to reading some of the revues posted here. Whilst I'm sure there are those who would feel it extremely arrogant of us to say so, here is a truly unbiased and honest account of our holiday. Our experience just does not tally with what some have written on this forum, and we would question their reliability and truthfulness. Steve, the proprietor, was/is an extremely outgoing individual with a dry sense of humour, somewhat similar to ours, however, if this clashes with someone else's personality, we can see how it might be interpreted as arrogant, but it is not, it is being confident and gregarious. Dawn was also very pleasant and friendly, as, indeed, were all the staff at the hotel. Our room was clean and tidy, and everything worked as it should. It was, however, a little dated, but this is what is known as "a typical provincial hotel". On a budget holiday, this hotel is not meant to be King Solomon's Temple, with it's abundance of riches. The bed was comfortable and the linen clean and fresh, and the room was replenished properly and fully each day (clean towels, tea-making facilities etc). The dining room was also clean and hygenic, along with all the other communal areas that we frequented during our short stay. The food was tasty and plentiful, although Steve's claim upon arrival that there were 5 choices for dinner was a little misleading (although true) as this consisted of a vegetarian option, option of the day or a carvery with a choice of three different meats. We have to state, that we have never been given as much meat at a carvery sitting as we were at the Holliers. Entertainment was provided and included on three of the four nights of our stay, with Steve and Dawn in attendance, which we thought was a refreshing change from some hotels we have stayed at whereby "mein hosts" make themselves scarce and unavailable to their customers, and the drinks were reasonable priced as well!! It was just a shame that the entertainer was being drowned out at times by the handful of selfish cretins in our party that were making a lot of noise and a nuisance of themselves to the detriment of others. We're not party pooopers, they went beyond having a good time. The same people that had to much to say about the hotel, but seemed incapable of modifying their own behaviour. We thought Steve and Dawn were magnificent in putting up with it. When we enquired about local info,it was forthcoming and accurate. The hotel occupies a wonderful prime position in Shanklin Old Village, only a short walk away from all the amenities Shanklin has to offer Now for a bit of criticism. Steve, we fully appreciate, possible more than most due to work, of what you were trying to achieve with the hand sanitiser, but I think your timing here is wrong. A vast majority of our coach party were whingeing about it all week. I think you need to put it at the end of your welcoming introduction, something along the lines of " and finally everyone and this is very very important, could you please.....etc etc ". Finally, and in conclusion, what a fantastic mini break we had and we will definitely return.

Room Tip: Our room, number 11 has a really comfortable bed and also looks out across the road at thatched prop...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Tony B
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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

I am not sure why it has such good reviews as the cleanliness of the place was terrible! We stayed here for one night (am very pleased to say) as it was a last minute booking and being height of season, we were lucky to get anywhere tbh. Ok, the staff were friendly BUT the food hall where they do the roasts was so very very dirty. Tacky, sticky floor, dreadful rips in the upholstery and food stains on the chairs that you sat on. Totally unacceptable for any hotel no matter what you are paying! Not ideal for taking your children of 5 yrs and a 3 month old baby. Yes, the roast dinner was very nice, but the deserts were nothing to get excited about.
The rooms are dated and need a revamp. Plus the outside garden we found a used nappy just thrown onto the lawn (which had obviously been there for some time!). We mentioned to a member of staff (twice!!!) to dispose of it. We just couldn't believe that nobody had spotted this before. Sorry, wont be staying again. Ok if you are without children and just happy to stay for one night while travelling around IOW.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank topklass
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

On the island fir the day and loved the hotel, great roast at reasonable prices. Food well prepared and presented well. Deserts need to be upgraded and charged for rather than free. Manager whistled as he went round the dining room little off putting.

Room Tip: Did not stay but very nice
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank david k
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Benfleet
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

The hotel was very clean and all the staff were very friendly.The room was clean too.
Good entertainment. Very nice! Food was very good, lovely roast beef!!!! We stayed 3 nights
and each day was as good as the one before.

Room Tip: If problem with walking request ground floor as no lift.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank PatCBenfleet
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for weekend and it was the best we have had for a long time. we were in room 31 which we found ok the grub was great so was entertainment the owners and staff friendly. People who give bad reviews about this must be expecting the hilton. Thanks for great weekend.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Nudger W
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

we went here for the carvery on 2 separate evenings during our stay in Shanklin.

One the 1st evening there was an offer where we had our puddings for free, and on the 2nd evening it was just the main meal.
Both evenings the meals were of a high standard, with loads of food.

My only complaint would be that the restaurant was rather hot on both occasions, but the staff were friendly and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an evening meal, but go early as it stops around 8pm

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Kristie1966
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

Just got back from staying at this Hotel ok in need of a little T.L.C. Steve and Dawn are fantastic. Nothing was to much for them,also the Staff was very helpful and again all very pleasant.The Carvery was amazing and if you didn't want Carvery you had the choice of something else. Breakfast so much to choose from.Entertainment at night very good.This hotel is great value for money I will definatley be going back for another stay. Thanks to Steve and Dawn and all your Staff for making our stay one to remember hope to see you all soon.xxx

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Holliers Hotel
Address: 5 Church Road, Shanklin PO37 6NU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #23 of 54 Hotels in Shanklin
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Number of rooms: 23
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