In fact, I extended my stay!
Okay this one may look dated outside with paint work chipping off but inside it's nice and clean. It was very hot outside, but inside it wasn't too bad as the doors and windows were open allowing the seabreeze to flow in.
Manager, very nice and very helpful. Reception - very friendly, and very helpful too, but if you do have any concerns, ask during the daytime as night person wasn't particularly helpful. He won't even let you finish your statement and will just tell you to ask the day staff. Apart from that everyone else was very professional and helpful.
The room - very clean, comfortable beds. We stayed in a sea view room so even without the fan we slept comfortably. And it's very pleasant and relaxing waking up to the sound of the sea. Some reviews said their rooms were to hot, so I suggest you bring your own small fan which should help a lot.
The bathroom - I would say it's okay. If I have to be fussy then maybe it needs new sealant around the bath but really it wasn't a big deal. It's clean, very good water pressure, lots of toiletries and towels. Kids enjoyed their bath after playing on the beach.
Breakfast - the usual Full English Breakfast plus lots of nice toasts. You can also help yourself to unlimited cereals and fruit juice. Staff are very professional and friendly. Busy usually from 8:00am to 8:30.
Parking - There is secure parking offsite, about 3 minute walk... but you can also park on the esplanade for around £7.40 for the day. Parking restrictions from 10:00am to 6:00pm. I parked on the esplanade just in front of the hotel, which was very convenient because we can just leave the beach stuff like toys, tent, chairs in the car when we go in the hotel and just take them out again when we want to play on the beach.
Vicinity - Beach is just infront, just 10 steps away. Sandown Pier is literally a minute walk. Restaurants and cafe within two-minute walk. Sainsbury's local and cashpoint just round the corner - less than two minute walk. Two chinese restaurants, Indian restaurant, Turkish kebab, shops and more just two minutes walk.
There is a nice playroom where you can play bowls, table tennis, or snooker. A nice bar and the ballroom next to it with live entertainment most nights.
Overall, a very pleasant enjoyable stay. I would definitely recommend this to families or couples. Will I stay here again? Oh definitely yes yes yes! I've had a look around while I was there and also compared other hotels, but I will definitely choose this hotel everytime I visit IOW.
Hope this review helps.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated centrally on Sandown’s seafront, the three star Trouville Hotel is the ideal location for an Isle of Wight Break. Opposite the golden beach and with panoramic views over the sweep of Sandown and Shanklin Bay, the hotel offers the comfort and care for a well deserved break. The hotel’s 88 well appointed rooms, most with sea view, provide the facilities expected by today’s well travelled guest. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Trouville Hotel Sandown, Isle Of Wight