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“Fourth time this year”
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Eversley Hotel
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Ventnor
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“Fourth time this year”
Reviewed 12 August 2013 via mobile

Another 3 nights stay this week at this lovely Hotel ,we often come here as it's just very relaxed and a great place to use as a base . If your looking for a 4 or 5 star Hotel it isn't for you , some areas could do with a little love but the staff are all lovely . The pool and Garden area are wonderful and the Breakfast is fabulous . I always feel very relaxed and safe here and can truly unwind , wonderful place to bring children and I have been coming for forty years now .

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

We stayed two nights in this charming hotel. The room was clean, airy and bright. The staff were friendly in this family run gem of a hotel. There was a good choice for breakfast, which was cooked to order. I liked the character of the vintage decor downstairs. The swimming pool and well kept gardens are lovely. There is a garden path for a cliff top walk to Ventnor beach (15 mins) Or another scenic hilly road way (10 mins). The hotel is next to pretty little Ventor park - complete with stepping stones and a putting green!
We enjoyed the swimming pool and pool table too.
I didn't use the gym or jacuzzi or the restaurant for any meals other than breakfast. We had a very enjoyable and relaxing stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

I can't recommend this hotel enough. Our large extended family stayed recently for three nights in July 2013 and having been coming to this hotel for over forty years. The first thing to say is that the family who run the hotel create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and if you ask they will do everything they can to help. Our family has several small children and they are made very welcome. The rooms are warm and comfortable and excellent value for money. The hotel is a lovely building and has a pretty and light decor with a very pleasant bar to relax in. We always have the evening meal as the food is of a consistently delicious and very reasonably priced. It is a surprise to us that the restaurant is not always booked up. The hotel itself is situated very close to the sea by a cliff with a lovely walk down to the nearby beach steephill cove, which a great place for kids to play with lots of rock pools and little cafes! as I said we go often and always have a very relaxing gentle holiday!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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England
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

This appears to be a hotel of two halves, the reviews seem to be full of happy guests but we were anything but! It seems the key to this hotel is to book a superior room only, however when I booked a family suite I was not offered any choice of which room I had. We ended up right up at the top tucked away in room 29 which had very clearly not benefitted from refurbishment. Curtains hanging off the rail, needed a lick of paint, nothing co ordinated in room, curtains, bedlinen, cushions- all different!! As a single parent I didn't feel that the hotel was very secure either, simple yale lock on bedroom door and fire exits left open all day with easy access into the hotel for anyone without passing reception. We had bunk beds which I had not wanted and assumed that as my children were 14 and 12 we would get twin beds. The double bed mattress was very worn out and sagging. The windows and doors rattled all the time and we only had a shower which wasn't a major problem but again would have been nice to have been offered the choice. Breakfast was ok, nice cooked but not much choice of cold, cereals etc..The public areas of the hotel we found extremely dated, very dark and dingy in the dining room and a very odd mixture of furnishings and décor. Also I agree with a previous reviewer the hotel generally smelt a bit musty!! We were also a little confused when there were dogs staying in the hotel, there was no mention of this being allowed on the website and its not something we have experienced before in £120+ a night hotels. My daughter is a little scared of dogs ...luckily they were only small dogs but nonetheless this should be made clear as some people really don't like dogs or worse still are allergic! The staff were indifferent, friendly on arrival but then on the most part didn't talk to us again with the exception of a lovely girl who worked mainly in the restaurant serving breakfast, wish I knew her name to give special mention as she was probably the best thing about our stay here. Clearly people have different experiences at this hotel but in a hotel of this standard/cost all guests should be having the same experience and receiving the same service and that is most definitely not the case. Admittedly I didn't complain on arrival, I just mentioned some of the things that we weren't happy with on departure, after all they can't redecorate overnight or ask the guests with dogs to leave, they were full so I knew we couldn't be moved, therefore we made the best of it and just let them know that we were not overly happy with our stay, we did get a fairly lame "oh sorry you should have said we may have been able to help". I wouldn't stay here again ...especially not with children its so old fashioned and in my opinion not geared up for them. There are better Hotels on the Isle of Wight in the same price bracket.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Rothwell, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

We stayed at this hotel for four nights in July 2013.The place was well decorated and furnished, and our rooms were comfortable and well equipped except for the telephone being missing, and this was put right as soon as we mentioned it.
Our room was clean like the rest of the hotel and it was serviced well each day.
We ate in the restaurant on each of the four nights and found the food to very good quality, well cooked and presented and the service from the young waiters and waitresses faultless, although the menu changed little from day to day.
Thanks to the efficient friendly staff who made sure our stay was an enjoyable one.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

We booked a table for a Birthday meal on a Wednesday evening at the Eversley Hotel during our IOW Holiday, and had remarkable service from the lovely young receptionist who took the booking then ''doubled up" as one of the waitresses on the evening and the friendly barman.
The ambience of the dining room was as we expected.
The meal portions were more than generous and the quality of the food was good.
My stroganoff was enough for two people and I'm a big eater!
Our only criticism was the substitution of lemonade with soda water and not being asked if that was acceptable at times of ordering drinks - believe me, drinks don't taste right!
Good customer care and thanks for a memorable enjoyable evening.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2013

we visited this hotel in may 2013 our third visit,hotel has had a refurb nice rooms walk in
showers flat sreen tv etc,but at the cost of poor service.Same menu all week so you run out
of choices cannot speak for sundays,poor room service last day room was not cleaned,curtain
rail track not repaired as promised,this a shame as this was a nice hotel,but a lot of minor
but important details need to be looked at.We will not be going back to this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Eversley Hotel
Address: Park Avenue, Ventnor PO38 1LB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Ventnor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Ventnor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Eversley Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Eversley Hotel Ventnor, originally built as a gentleman's residence in 1873 has been in our family since 1964. Over the years we have built a reputation for our quality cuisine and friendly, attentive staff. Should you choose to stay, be it for 2 nights or 2 weeks, the Isle of Wight is a wonderful place to experience. The Hotel is situated by the picturesque Ventnor park, and our grounds lead to beautiful costal walks. The Eversley Hotel is approximately a 6-minute walk from Ventnor town and Ventnor beach. Nestling at the foot of St Boniface downs & lapped by the English Channel,Ventnor is renowned for its mild climate and almost Mediterranean feel, the perfect choice for your Isle of Wight holiday. The hotel consists of 2 buildings the main Eversley and the Dalston building, both built in the 1870's ... more   less 
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