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“Ok for short break” 3 of 5 bubbles
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The Carlton Hotel
Ranked #25 of 31 Hotels in Sandown
Exeter, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Ok for short break”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

Hotel room was clean and comfortable but in need of updating, as was most of hotel. Great location,right on the seafront but unfortunately no parking. Food was good, restaurant staff worked hard, were polite and helpful. Entertainment very good. Have stayed in better hotels for less money so probably wouldn't stay in this one again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

Wonderful stay with a very welcoming atmosphere in a large group of 140 people. We well catered for and staff were very efficient and friendly. Sophie went out of her way to keep standards high and for all the little extra requirements.
All in all great value for money and everyone left happy. Rooms very clean with fantastic views over beach.
Will definitely return and cannot understand previous negative reviews.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

Hotel is crampy. No place to even carry a stroller. Just came there to have a break away from home... but felt going to home after seeing this place. Beds are very crampy and no place for a child to even walk inside the room. No hot water for half a day and it's miserable. The only good thing is it is just before the sea and staff are really helpful. But hotel is worst.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

no car park had to pay £6 50 a day if you are lucky to get a parking space breakfast looks like prison food beds are very old springs dig in your back tatty inside rooms no slope outside hotel so you have to lift buggies up stairs the hotel needs updating

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

Stayed here for one night as part of a tour and thank god for that! Service was absolutely appalling, we had to wait an hour to get served anything at breakfast. Rooms were small, no double beds. Worst and slowest service ever received at any hotel. They really need to change some things here!!

  • Stayed April 2014
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Sunehra2015
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wales
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

just returned from a 5 day break staying at the Carlton Hotel Sandown IOW. had a great time staying in this Hotel . Staff excellent food first class . Hotel situated right on beach. The entertainment in Hotel very good . Rooms small but ok I would recommend this Hotel to anyone and I would use it again when I return to the IOW.

Room Tip: hotel was quite I had a sea view which was great
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014 via mobile

A party of 160 older women. Catering failed in a big way. Food spoiled and flavourless. Cash&carry own brand instant coffee on the menu as freshly brewed! Expected fresh ground coffee with that description. Attempted to discuss with management. Fawlty Towers type response! Heartily not recommended! A lost opportunity to get 160 rave reviews from The Red Hat Society members.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: The Carlton Hotel
Address: Esplanade, Sandown PO36 8LA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Sandown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Sandown
Number of rooms: 12
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