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3 of 5 bubbles Review of The Carlton Hotel

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The Carlton Hotel
Ranked #25 of 31 Hotels in Sandown
Stirling, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“okay but could be better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

hotel was okay, really warm but did not have a window as we had a balcony, couldn't leave the doors open at night as you could walk from one end off hotel to the other as there was only a small metal bar to separate rooms, bathroom was really tiny, hotel was clean enough, meals were a bit hurried

Room Tip: cant really advice as, we had a balcony facing the sea, spoke to others who had rooms at back facing...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

I was concerned about reviews when we booked our holiday but within minutes of stepping into the hotel my fears were banished. Our room (with a sea view balcony) was excellent - clean, bright airy with a very comfortable bed. Michelle came on to the coach to welcome us with teas and coffees. It was like being welcomed into someone's home. The food was basic but more than acceptable. Staff could not do enough for us - we only had three pillows in our room and another was brought up straight away. An added bonus was a packed lunch provided at a nominal charge for the journey home and this proved a God send for us. All in all an excellent seaside break.

Room Tip: Choose a room with a sea view. We were in 125 which was excellent with only one flight of stairs to...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gatwick
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Was a bit apprehensive when booking accommodation as price seemed very reasonable for location. Expected threadbare carpets, dated decor. etc. But was delighted with this hotel, beyond all our expectations. Fabulous hotel, modern decor.( new carpets throughout). Staff very friendly, entertainment area exceptional, all people I talked to at hotel were enjoying their stay, never herd 1 complaint. Stayed with 6 members of my family, in 3 different type room accommodations, we all loved it and will definitely be staying here again when we return later this year. Oh! forgot the main ingredient, the stunning location.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Southport, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Visited The Carleton Hotel July 7th to 11th on a coach tour from North West. Was a bit sceptical after reading a no of poor reviews, but pleasantly surprised when we got there. The Hotel location was second to none with the beach and sea right outside. We had requested a sea view room with balcony and it was well worth the extra, although others were given a sea view room at no additional cost. Our room was a decent size for a Double and was very clean, could not fault. Shower was fine and hot water plentiful. The view was amazing. Food was fine, not huge portions but enough with a starter and dessert. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Michelle was lovely and thanks to Chris the night Porter for his assistance. Would definitely go again, but by car. The Coach journey was much too long with all the pick ups.

Room Tip: We were on 1st floor front facing, told room was larger than some on the floors above
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for a nice quiet friendly hotel for a good price then you cannot do better than the Carlton at Sandown

Rooms are basic but spotlessly clean, the food is basic but well cooked and tasty, the staff were friendly and accommodating and they genuinely could not do enough to make our stay a pleasant one. 2 faults- the bar area could benefit with replacing a couple of blown double glazed panels and please replace the toilet tissue dispenser in the loo to take a normal toilet roll - but other than this - cant find any faults!

Stayed July 2014
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

I stayed here last June for 3 nights with my best friend and I had a lovely stay!
Sandown is a very nice place to stay for calm and rest and to enjoy the lovely beach, for me the town is one of the best place on the lovely Isle of wight.
The hotel was very good value for the price I paid, the staff was nice in particular Michelle and the barman and the Reception staff.
I've booked à sea view room,the view was just amazing, overlooking the golden sand beach.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Just returned after spending the weekend there for my husband's 60 th birthday with Leisurtime. Was a bit sceptical to say the least after reading the negative reviews.........boy what a surprise I had. Our room was spacious, bedding and towels spotless, shower excellent with plenty of hot water, tea and coffee facilities and flat screen tv....what more do you want !!!!! Oh and the pillows were to die for!! Breakfast was plentiful as was the evening meal where you had three choices, admittedly it was basic food but was enjoyable. Entertainment was really good....bingo, then a singer, bar prices was reasonable compared to other bars in the area. All staff were courteous, helpful and very accommodating. The hotel being opposite the beach also was a bonus. Wildefinitely be returning in the future. WELL DONE THE CARLTON ISLE OF WIGHT SANDOWN.

Room Tip: My tip would be the rooms at the front of the hotel have sea views, balcony and are bigger.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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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:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Sandown
Number of rooms: 12
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