We have just returned from a two night stay at this hotel which had been jokingly described in our tour operators guide as "faulty towers". This was insulting Faulty Towers, it was drab, in need of serious renovation from top to bottom on the inside. Staff were only available at meal times and I'm not sure that they would have been much use if you had any queries. The heating was centrally controlled so the bedrooms and communal areas were either stifling hot or freezing cold. We were asked to complete a slip of paper for our next meal, but when you went down for the meal the staff asked you again what you had ordered and on the 1st night we all (4 people) requested roast lamb for main course & cheese & biscuits, for desert. When the meal arrived we were then informed that the roast lamb had become braising steak (mine was more like horse meat) and when the desert arrived we were again informed that cheese & biscuits had all gone so it was tinned peaches with squirty cream described as Peach melba or plain ice cream. Perhaps it was blessing that the C&B had gone because we again asked for C&B on the 2nd night and received two rubbery prepacked cheeses and some crackers. Breakfast was a shot of orange juice, cold tea/coffee ( it was already on the table when we sat down at 8.40 and must have been for some time) cheap cereals and then the English breakfast was a funeral directors dream as the fried bread contained more oil than Fawley refinery processes in one day. The sausages had no texture, just a soggy mass inside an anaemic skin. The doors/windows in our room didn't shut properly and its only redeeming feature was that one window overlooked the promenade.
- Also Known As:
- Seagrove Hotel Sandown, Isle Of Wight