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“Thank You from Hereford” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hayes Barton
Ranked #11 of 52 Shanklin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Hereford, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Thank You from Hereford”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2012

My Wife and I, and our dog Jake, decided to take my Mother for a short break to the Isle of White, and not having any stayed at any Hotels on the Island before we took a chance on a add we saw in the Sunday papers. After looking at the other offers It was the Hayes Barton we decided on, the price which included the ferry crossing was very reasonable. We arrived early afternoon and received a very warm welcome from Chris who showed to to our room which was very clean and comfortable. We later met Joan who again gave us a very warm welcome. The meals that were served to us were of a very high standard, and plenty of if.Nothing was to much trouble to this lovely couple to make our stay as pleasant as possible. When we return to the Island, it will be to Chris and Joan we will stay with, nothing was to much trouble. Thank You.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Heathfield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2012

Look no further, there isn't anywhere better. Chris & Joan make you feel like one of the family. In a quiet location within walking distance of the village. Very high standard of cleanliness and the every meal was a delight, especially as Joan understands the requirements of a coeliac diet. Nothing is too much trouble, their aim is to make your stay as pleasurable as possible & they succeed in doing so.

Room Tip: We stayed in room No.1 which is in the front and lovely and bright. It is located by the fire door...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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caitlin020508, Owner at Hayes Barton, responded to this review, 23 September 2012
Dave and Carol came to us on recommendation which is a great compliment and we were delighted that the lady who told them about us also felt confident in our ability to cater to their special dietary requirements. As all our meals are home made we can easily look after any guest with allergies but have found that Coeliac guests in particular want to be confident that you are aware of the dangers of cross contamination and we are scrupulous in everything we do in the kitchen not to compromise this.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2012 via mobile

Booked a few days for my parents whilst working on the Isle of Wight. They couldnt have been more welcomed by the owners Joan & Chris. Everywhere was very clean and breakfast was lovely with a good choice and freshly cooked. Great communication via email, phone and text. Short walk into town and nearby bus routes.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Thank Samdmf
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caitlin020508, Owner at Hayes Barton, responded to this review, 23 September 2012
We had been recommended to Sam by guests who stayed with us last year and I was pleased when she booked her parents to stay with us for a short break. It was a pleasure to meet all of them and hopefully the next time Sam is over to work she will be able to stay with us too
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2012

Thanks to Joan and Chris for a lovely few days, they made us feel highly welcome and just like being at home! Excellent location rooms and weather made it that extra bit special. Very good rates for what we had.....would recommend to any wishing to visit the island and we will definitely be staying here again soon.

Thanks Joan and Chris (and Katie!) For a wonderful time.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Thank ClareAndRichard
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caitlin020508, Owner at Hayes Barton, responded to this review, 23 September 2012
Clare's parents stayed with us last year and recommended us to Clare and Richard. Fortunately the weather was outstanding and they were able to make the most of all the Island has to offer as they were booked in bed and breakfast and managed to cover as much as they could in the time available. I'm delighted they were comfortable and enjoyed their stay with us.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

We have just returned from a good weeks rest at Hayes Barton and found everything to be top drawer.We have been to many small hotels and guest houses and we believe this to be the best ever.The food was great,the room was clean and comfortable and the staff and owners were lovely people. I usually have trouble sleeping on the first night in a guest house but I slept like log here every night as there was no noise in the surrounding area at all.

I can highly recommend this lovely place,Having read some of the negative reviews I think they either stayed at another hotel or are on a different planet !

Thank you Joan and Chris for a great week.


Ted and Sue Butters

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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caitlin020508, Owner at Hayes Barton, responded to this review, 25 August 2012
Although we are fairly central to Shanklin, we are tucked away behind Shanklin Old Village which means that the neighbourhood is generally quiet and, hopefully, everyone gets a good night's sleep. It is a great pleasure when new guests enjoy what we offer and are discussing their return even before they have left! A great compliment which we appreciate very much.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2012

we have stayed at the hayes barton a couple of times before so decided to have our honeymoon there this year. on arriving we were greeted by the ever lovely katie the dog. she is such a gentle dog and was more than happy to be fussed over by our over excitable 4 year old boy. the greeting from joan and chris was as warm and welcoming as ever. our room was very spacious and beautifully maintained and clean. the beds were very comfy and it was great to have the freeview on the tv. breakfast was superb as usual whether we had the full english, porridge or the smoked haddock and the tea and toast was plentyful. (they also have a fantastic collection of animal egg cups!!!) the hotel is only a few minutes walk to shanklin village so is ideally located too. its always a shame to leave this place but always a pleasure to return. i would recommend this hotel to anyone, young or old and we look forward to visiting again soon.

Room Tip: we had room 8 which was divided up into a main room with double bed, a separate room with a single b...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Thank tammy1987
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caitlin020508, Owner at Hayes Barton, responded to this review, 29 July 2012
We were so pleased when Tammy and Andy chose us as their honeymoon location. We knew it was an extra special time for them and made sure to make them as comfortable as possible. Thankfully the weather wasn't too bad and they could enjoy their time at various oudoor attractions with Eddie, their charming and delightful 4 year old, and they even got on the beach a couple of the days. We look forward to seeing them again - it's always such a pleasure to see the progress the children are making.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

The countless glowing reviews for Joan & Chris at the Hayes Barton guest house are backed by us 110% -
From my first telephone conversation with Joan, I knew that we were in good hands. We received a very warm welcome upon arrival, and throughout our stay Joan and Chris made us feel totally relaxed and at home. The guest house was immaculate and well cared for, and the whole operation was extremely well organised and run, infact the whole thing was totally faultless - even the ferry booking was taken care of effortlessly, they could certainly teach some big hotels a thing or two about warm hospitality, maintenance, attention to detail without being at all intrusive.
If we return to the Isle of Wight, we would certainly return to this guest house and would not even consider staying anywhere else.
I would estimate that I have stayed in around 100 guest houses/hotels etc. in the UK over the last 20 years due to my work, and as far as my memory can recall this is as good as it gets.
Keep up the good work!
Daffodil, Sue & Richard.

Room Tip: There are no bad rooms in this guest house.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Ricky A
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Property: Hayes Barton
Address: 7 Highfield Road, Shanklin PO37 6PP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Shanklin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hayes Barton 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A true home from home in a quiet area in Shanklin. Close to a local park with a childrens' play area and grass and woodland walks to take your dog. We offer Bed and Breakfast and Half Board (both inclusive of car ferry) options. We have an AA Dining Award which is given in recognition of a very special, high quality dinner, with emphasis on freshly prepared local ingredients. We have a variety of bedroom options from standard double bedroom to bedrooms with superking size beds and family suites each comprising two bedrooms with an interconnecting door. ... more   less 
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