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“New year break 2013”
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Shanklin Hotel
Ranked #22 of 51 Hotels in Shanklin
Reviewed 3 January 2014

Just returned from a 4 day New Year break at the Hotel Shanklin. Good points are that the food and service were very good and the rooms clean with comfortable beds, The bad points were that the hotel common areas are extremely dated. No cakes or biscuits were offered with afternoon tea and the so called champagne reception was nothing more than half a glass of cheap fizz. The house wine was disgusting but worst of all the entertainment on all four nights was boring and dull. If you are over 60 but young at heart, this is not the place to spend New Year.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Graeme P, Manager at Shanklin Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2014

Many thanks for your review of your stay at the Shanklin Hotel. What a shame that you don't seem to have been able to enjoy yourself as much as you would have liked. I take on board your comments, although from what I could see the atmosphere was very enjoyable over the break and many of our guests have already rebooked for next year.

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Reviewed 31 December 2013

Stayed at the Shanklin for the weekend between Christmas and New Year. Had a lovely relaxing stay. Comfortable, clean rooms, very good food and fantastic entertainment. There is also a pool and sauna which we made use of.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Graeme P, Manager at Shanklin Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2014

So pleased to hear that you took advantage of the mini break in between Christmas and New Year and that you enjoyed your stay! I hope to see you again in the future!

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Reviewed 31 December 2013

Check in was quick and courteous.
Very Good location. Around half an hour by car from the ferry.
Slightly outdated. As with other reviews a bit of tlc will make this hotel perfect.
Great service. Opted for an all inclusive package which included accommodation, dinner, breakfast and a return ferry ride for 4 passengers including a car for a total of 99 GBP per head for two nights.
Internet only in the lounge area. Slow but manageable.
Dinner include a three course meal which was changed on a daily basis. Both the dinner and breakfast was decently average.
There is a heated swimming pool, snooker table in the Bar, table tennis tables and a few more activities to keep you busy. There is even a live singer every night at the restaurant, nothing special, but good fun indeed.
Overall had a very good stay at the Shanklin and it ticked all the boxes for us.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Graeme P, Manager at Shanklin Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2014

Many thanks for your review of your stay at the Shanklin Hotel - I am pleased you enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 9 December 2013

Hotel is in excellent position, only a short walk from the cliff elevator and the town centre in an area dominated by hotels of every variety. On arrival the reception staff were smiling and welcoming. I was in a coachload of pensioners on a 4-day 'Tinsel & Turkey' trip and the solitary two-persons-and-baggage lift was under strain. However, there are only two upper floors and plenty of porterage available. Finding one's room was the first entertainment of the trip as there is one long zig-zagging and labyrinth-like passage the considerable length of the building. A bit of TLC on the carpet might not be amiss here.
Our room was absolutely adequate, light, airy and warm with a partial sea view and the bathroom pristine with a superb shower, the only problem with which was it was awkward to get into for some of the more physically challenged of the party as it was in the bath, which had a rather high side. We found the rooms could do with an improvement to sound-proofing, or perhaps we just had a herd of elephants above us.
Meals were quite superb with a huge choice of breakfast ingredients including a formidable 'Full English'. Dinner afforded a wide choice, well varied from day to day and the quality was faultless. The service was provided by a bevy of smiling and willing young people. The two bars stocked a good variety of drinks, although there was, sadly, no 'real ale' available.
Entertainment was provided each evening and was of very high quality.
The hotel boasts a very nice heated swimming pool, and an excellent jacuzzi and sauna, of which my companion and I made full use.
There is a three-day jazz festival coming up in the hotel in October and we will almost certainly be attending.

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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Graeme P, Manager at Shanklin Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2014

Many thanks for your very thorough review of your stay at the Shanklin Hotel. I'm very glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Just returned from a long weekend at the Shanklin Hotel. My husband and I were celebrating our birthdays with 4 friends and we cannot fault the hotel. The staff go out of thier way to be helpful and polite at all times, nothing is too much trouble.
The food is excellent, so much to choose from with variety for all, served quickly too.The rooms were comfortable, some areas of the hotel could do with some TLC but nothing to affect your stay.
The 3 nights entertainment was excellent especially Dougie Stephens last night. Good old 60's night just suited us all!
All in all terrific value for money and they ordered sunshine for us the whole weekend.

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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Graeme P, Manager at Shanklin Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2014

Many thanks for your review of your stay at Shanklin - so glad you enjoyed the hotel and the weather we arranged for you! Happy birthday to you both as well!

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Reviewed 13 November 2013

We went to this hotel on a tinsel and turkey short break with our line dancing group and never expected the excellent standard of food And service we received. All the staff were helpful and friendly and the food was delicious - plentiful, hot and well presented. We also had great entertainment each evening. Our room was large and comfortable and the hotel is in a good location close to the cliff top path. Shanklin town is not great but the island is a lovely place to visit.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Graeme P, Manager at Shanklin Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2014

Thank you for your kind review of your groups stay with us. I'm really glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you enjoyed the dancing!

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Reviewed 8 November 2013

Title says it all!! Stayed at the hotel in April, August and September. Love it there!! Food, staff, rooms, atmosphere all superb! Won't stay anywhere else.
Thank you The Shanklin Hotel for continuous Fabulousness !! :-D
Hope to see you Easter time .......... again!!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Graeme P, Manager at Shanklin Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2014

Its so nice to have regular guests who love coming to stay with us! We are looking forward to your next visit and hope the weather cheers up a bit for you!

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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: £56 - £78 (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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