Went to the Island as a day tripper and such beautiful weather so decided to stay the night, tried to get a b&b/hotel on my Internet phone but kept losing the connection, managed to find this hotel on late rooms.com £75 for one night, this was one of the cheapest others wanted £100+, tried to book it connection failed again, decided to drive around to the hotel, met by the manager who happily booked us in for £70 balcony room with great views, very spacious room, basic but did what it said on the tin, bed, telly, bathroom and shower. We freshened up (we had a overnight bag just in case) and went out and about the village,had some food and got back to the hotel about 8 and had a great time in the bar area, great singer who catered for all age groups as the clientele were mostly 50+ she stuck with their genre of music which went down well, all up dancing and having a really good time, left the bar about 11 and our room was directly overhead we didn't hear a thing, maybe the alcohol helped us sleep.
Breakfast was served at 8.45 some of the visitors looked a bit worse for wear after the night before but all managed to make it down for breakfast the dining room was full, and the staff were so polite and helpful and the cooked breakfast was plentiful, beans and grilled tomatoes included, branded cereals to choose from and pots of tea or coffee too.
Overall the stay was a pleasant experience, yes the hotel is a bit dated, but don't believe all the bad reviews you read on here, it's a nice hotel with really good staff trying to make your stay a pleasant experience, if you want a bit more luxury book a different hotel but then you pay extra for that, I would say this hotel gives you exactly what you pay for, and I can't wait to visit again maybe for longer than just one night next time. I forgot to add there is a car park at the back of the hotel for guests.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Auckland Hotel offers superb purpose built modern accommodation in a tranquil setting, being located in a much sought after select area,only two minutes strollfrom the lift to the beach,the theatre,Gardens,Shops,Chine and Old Village. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Auckland Hotel Shanklin, Isle Of Wight