The Auckland Hotel exceeded all my expectations even after reading favourable reviews in Tripadvisor .Pleasant situation in a quiet road opposite beautiful old church and truly a very short walk to the sea and the lift to the beach - on the budget of this trip with Just Go! Holidays I was immediately surprised with the location, followed by excellent first impressions of the hotel. Greeted by very friendly and helpful staff, including luggage carried to our rooms, I was immediately impressed by my single room. Though small it was light, had nice decor and rose curtains and quilted bedspread, and more modern fitted cupboard and drawer space than I had ever before had in a single room. The en suite had a bath with a hand shower attachment and all looked new and spotlessly clean. There was a flat screen TV and tea and coffee making equipment. The view from the window was over the garden. Downstairs the accommodation was very comfortable, the dining room attractively laid up and the bar service very friendly. Outside there was a most enjoyable sun terrace with plenty of tables and chairs. The meal menus I thought were admirably imaginative with more choice than I would have thought possible considering the budget involved. The three course evening meal was always well presented and cooked and with a good variety (eg different soup, main course and desserts every evening), including a choice of salads suitable for vegetarians. Service was beautifully organised, very prompt and always exactly what I had ordered. The breakfast was equally well done, with the full breakfast always beautifully cooked and as you wished it with the choice of boiled eggs if you preferred, a choice of cereal or fruit juice, tea or coffee (I had coffee and it was good) My bedroom was kept very clean the whole 5 days. There were two entertainment evenings, the first was by such a good singer that when I came downstairs after he had started singing I thought it was a professional recording. (I missed the second evening entertainment.) At such an excellent value for money, II find it very hard to think of a single negative about the hotel.
- 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