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Shanklin Hotel
Ranked #22 of 51 Hotels in Shanklin
Reviewed 3 September 2012

Stayed here one night. Room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was good. Handy location for walking to restaurants, pubs, beach etc. Staff were very helpful and pleasant. There is a nice swimming pool and jacuzzi (though if I was to split hairs, the jacuzzi could do with being a wee bit hotter, but still nice). Atmosphere feels a bit like stepping back in time, depends whether you like that or not, but we did.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Graeme P, Manager at Shanklin Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at the Shanklin Hotel. I was very pleased to read your nice comments regarding the room, the food, the hotels location and the swimming pool area. I hope we can welcome you back to the hotel in the future!

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Reviewed 30 August 2012

My partner and I ALWAYS stay at this hotel. We have had a couple of bad experiences, but these were not the hotel's fault. We have just returned from a two night stay and as usual, the room was clean, the food was excellent and we shall be returning!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Graeme P, Manager at Shanklin Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2012

Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay at the Shanklin Hotel. We are always pleased to see returning guests and I am glad you enjoyed the room and the food again this time! We look forward to seeing you again soon!!

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Reviewed 29 August 2012

We stayed at the Shanklin Hotel for the Bank Holiday weekend. The hotel staff were very efficient and friendly, and it took no time to check in. Our room was comfortable and spacious, and the bed was very comfy. The food was exceptional, and the restaurant staff were very pleasant, I had the raspberry panna cotta for pudding, and it was to die for! Breakfast too was impressive.

I really coild not fault this hotel, and will be back as soon as possible.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Graeme P, Manager at Shanklin Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2012

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Shanklin Hotel. I am really pleased we managed to surpass your expectations with the room, the food and the service. We hope you will return again soon and maybe enjoy the Raspberry Panna Cotta again (or something else next time)

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Reviewed 28 August 2012

stayed at the shanklin for bank holiday weekend.
Rooms very clean with all the facilities and more you need. Cleaned every day with change of towels.
The breakfast was really nice with lots to choose from and not greesy at all.
Entertainment in the evening was good.
The carpets and ceiling could do with an update but it really didn't matter to much.
The staff were very helpful.
All in all a very pleasant stay and would go back

Room Tip: Our room over looked the sea a lovely big room comfortable beds and en-suite
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Graeme P, Manager at Shanklin Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2012

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Shanklin Hotel. I am glad you had a pleasant stay with us and that you enjoyed your room, the breakfast and the entertainment. We hope you will return in the future to enjoy the stunning sea views once again!

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Reviewed 25 August 2012

just returned from a skills coach holiday must say this hotel was the nicest I have stayed in.The food was excellent a wide range of choices for breakfast and dinner.trevor our waiter couldnt do enough for us he was lovely.The rooms were very clean and spacious with tea making facilities replaced every day.I have been on a few coach holidays and normally we are segregated from other guests with separate menus this was not the case here and we were treated as individuals.The entertainment was ok and the drinks reasonable for a hotel a nice bottle of wine for 14 pounds.The swimming pool is clean but it is cold. ok once you pluck up courage to go in. shanklin itself is lovely although be prepared as it is hilly.if you fancy a trip to ryde go on the train from shanklin station they gave us a deal where 3 of us went with a return ticket for 8pounds (for allof us that is)a word of warning dont go to newport unless you just want to shop nothing much there very dissapointing a waste of a day especially when there are so many more pretty places to visit.I cant wait for skills 2013 catalogue to come out as I will be first in line to book my next holiday at the shanklin!!!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Graeme P, Manager at Shanklin Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2012

Many thanks for reviewing your stay at the Shanklin Hotel. I am really pleased you had such a good time and thank you for your lovely comments about the food, service and room. I am glad you enjoyed your trip to the Isle of Wight and look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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Reviewed 21 August 2012

Our side sea view room with comfy kingsize bed wasn't large but it was well laid out & uncluttered. Flat TV was well located so it could be watched from the bed without neck strain The window opened wide onto a lovely view across the coast, it would have been nicer if the flat roof below had a few plants to cheer it up, the 5ltr plastic containers & rope didn't add much. Bathroom was small but again there was plenty of room to hang towels/robes and space for wash bags etc. Shower was a bit weedy but there was plenty of hot water and most importantly the bathroom was very clean plus the bath towels were a decent size for once.

The dining room (starlite room) has lovely sea views, however strange bronze wall art (at odds with the otherwise traditional ambiance) paint work needing touching up, curtains that need lining & a good steam combine with the pre 1970's background music to give a very dated feel - it could be so much nicer, especially considering the food. Freshly cooked, hot and delivered efficiently by very pleasant staff, standard breakfast fare, the poached eggs were very good ( you wouldn't believe how many places can't get that right). Evening meals with a very good choice and some really nice deserts.

We were very lucky the weather was fabulous so we didn't spend much time indoors but the bubble pool was a great place to cool down after being out and about once I worked out where the buttons were. Reception provided the towels which was a nice touch.

Hotel location a short walk from the beach lift was excellent and the beach all that we could ask for.

Special mention for the bar manager who made watching for the 2012 closing ceremony fun, much better watching it in a group than in our individual rooms.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Graeme P, Manager at Shanklin Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your stay at the Shanklin Hotel. I am pleased that you enjoyed your room - unfortunately the containers and rope you saw from your room is a temporary arrangement. I am also pleased that you enjoyed the food and the service you received in the restaurant. I have passed on your comments to Sam in the bar, who also had a lot of fun with you and our other guests while watching the closing ceremony. Thank you again for your review and hopefully we will be able to welcome you back to the Shanklin Hotel again in the future.

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Reviewed 20 August 2012

We stayed at the Shanklin Hotel from Monday 13th to Friday 17th Aug on a coach holiday. We had an excellent time and couldn't find any fault with the Hotel
The initial arrival with our cases being brought in and tea and coffee available in the lounge and info re meal times. Although meal times were set for evenings at 7.00pm and breakfast at 8.30am, we didn't have to wait that long to be served by extremely good, polite and friendly waiting staff. As there were 2 other coaches staying at the same time as us seperate times seemed a very sensible option. We had to sit at the same table each time but we became very friendly with the couple on our table.Our bedroom was large, comfortable and very clean and we did have a sea view.
I know you won't please everyone, but as far as we were concerned we were very pleased with our stay and would recommend the Shanklin Hotel to anyone.

Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Graeme P, Manager at Shanklin Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your stay at the Shanklin Hotel. I am glad you had an excellent time with us and that you enjoyed the friendly staff and your room. We would love to welcome you back again in the future to enjoy another holiday!

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Additional Information about Shanklin Hotel

Address: Clarendon Road, Shanklin PO37 6DP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 51 Hotels in Shanklin
Price Range: £68 - £108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shanklin Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 89
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shanklin Hotel - Isle of Wight.(3 Alpha grading - AA Three star) One of the best known hotels on the island, the Shanklin is situated in Shanklin town with superb views from its magnificent Starlite Restaurant and many bedrooms. Shanklin Old Village is a few minutes' walk away and the beach is accessible via the nearby cliff lift. A Leisureplex Hotel. ... more   less 
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