We stayed here for four nights last week over the Easter holidays with two children.
Our first impressions of Holliers were good, as the reception area was spacious and pleasant. The owner gave us a very warm welcome, and we felt comfortable straight away.
We had booked two rooms, a double and a twin. There was a slight problem with the first twin room, so my husband went back down to reception to report this. We were quickly given a lovely alternative room with no fuss, and we were pleased that the two rooms were next to each other and shared a beautiful enclosed balcony, which overlooks old Shanklin village, with stunning views.
The rooms we had ( 8 and 9 ) were lovely. Very light and bright, and had some beautiful period features as you would hope for in such an old building. I was surprised to read some of the reviews on here complaining about windows etc... but obviously some visitors just don't 'get' the charm of an old listed building, or it's beautiful original sash windows - you don't get double glazing in those!
Granted, the bathrooms were small, with some older fittings.. but very clean, and what we'd expect for the price we were paying.
Rooms were serviced daily with fresh towels etc..
Breakfast was great - very nice traditional English. The food was a good standard, and the hosts very cheerful in the mornings!
Part of the reason we booked this hotel was the fact that it had an indoor pool, and we had our young daughter with us. We were really pleased with this facility - the pool is lovely, pool area clean and well maintained, and we used it every day.
We were impressed with the facilities that this hotel offers for the price you pay. Having a carvery meal available in the restaurant every evening was very handy for when we didn't want to go out for dinner (and very tasty!) There is a nice little childrens play area with swings as well as the swimming pool. The bar area is very nice, and they often have entertainment there in the evenings. We thought the hotel offers brilliant value for money.
For us, the best thing about this hotel was the hosts. It is a proper family-run establishment, and from the moment we arrived, we felt that it was genuinely important to the owners that we enjoyed our holiday, and our stay at their hotel. They took time to recommend places for us to visit. Every member of staff we encountered was friendly, helpful, and nothing was too much trouble for them.
Thank you Steve and family for a lovely stay, and for really helping to make our holiday special.
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