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Melville Hall Hotel
Ranked #2 of 29 Hotels in Sandown
Certificate of Excellence
West Midlands UK
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“Pleasant stay”
Reviewed 29 July 2011

We stayed on a two night deal which included free ferry crossings with car. The hotel is a little dated, but clean. Dont bother paying the supplement for the "jacuzzi bath" unless you are under 5' 6". the baths are very small so impossible to relax in. There is a good size outdoor jacuzzi anyway. The food was good. I recommend the Detox cabins in the spa-an easy way to shed a pound or two!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 July 2011

Like many, we went for the Travelzoo 2 night break, and upgraded to a better room. Our room was nicely decorated and very pleasant with a 4 poster bed, sofa and a decent sized en suite. Hotel is in a quiet location, probably 10 minutes walk from the rather run down centre of Sandown. Food was fairly decent, happily we had arranged to stay on a half board basis so we weren't affected but the prices on the daily menu were a bit on the optimistic side as there is no way i would have paid them.

Charging extra for a portion of vegetables was pathetic. I think portion control is de rigeur inn the kitchen. Breakfasts were fine.

Isle of Wight was lovely- although we may have been fortunate in going there the week before schools broke up for summer.

We would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 July 2011

We visited at Spring Bank and the weather, location and hotel were all great. The room was good and because there is no lift, the reception staff called a gentleman to carry our large suitcase up to the room.
Food and spa were both good, interesting to watch the workmen finishing off the outside pool which we had a dip in during the early morning, before breakfast began and onlookers gathered!
All the staff were very helpful and we are looking forward to another visit as there is so much to see and do on the island, we particularly want to do more walking round the coastline now we've got our bearings.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 July 2011

This was a business trip so only stayed 2 nights 3 days ( took my mother for the break) . Staff very helpfull, good clean facilities, great meals and the use of the spa which i loved at the end of a hard day. Gantastic hotel to chill out and relax. will recommend to friends.

Room Tip: Had no problems with the room. Tea and coffee in the room, with Iron and ironing board. Nice and qui...
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 July 2011

We purchased a spa package to celebrate an anniversary weekend. Opted for an upgrade to a "superior, deluze bedroom", for our comfort. Room was DIRTY, tea stained scarf on side table, wine glasses were not washed or changed after use, trans on floor that remained for our weekend, which was there upon our arrival, bathroom linens in shreds, massage was not a massage at all, just an hour wasted, jacuzzi was barely room temperature. We were offered 100 pounds off a 500 pound bill for a two day, 4 meal weekend. I wouldn't pay 100 pounds for this weekend, but sadly had no choice. On a bright note, restaurant was good, with a different menu each evening, and a helpful staff, although their command of English was lacking, and they wait staff could not explain certain menu items.

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London, UK
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Reviewed 17 July 2011

The hotel is located in a quiet residential area of Sandown, well away from the bustle of the sea front, but an easy walk from Sandown railway station and with ample parking. Staff are charming and efficient and the rooms are nicely furnished. Public areas - the hotel bar, lounge and restaurant - are cosy and welcoming. We ate in the restaurant on our first night - good food, decent wine list (although it'd be nice to see some local IoW wines on there!) - and then had our after-dinner coffees on the terrace overlooking the swimming pool, which was lovely. We didn't use the spa on this occasion but probably would on a second visit. Breakfasts were very good indeed. In terms of the town itself, Sandown's charms grow on you the longer you're there - we hired a beach hut for the day and thoroughly enjoyed the experience (the weather was amazing), and also took the promenade walk along the coast to Shanklin. Local crab dishes are well worth trying.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bucks
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Reviewed 16 July 2011

My husband and I have recently returned from a 2 night stay at this hotel. It was part of a package offered by Travelzoo and included ferry crossings, dinner each night and accommodation. We had a standard room on the top floor which was a good size with a 6' wide bed. The bathroom was perfectly adequate and both rooms were spotlessly clean. Food in the restaurant at dinner was absolutely delicious and we could not fault the friendly service of the staff or attention to detail on the tables. There was a varied selection of hot and cold choices for breakfast which was more than adequate for our needs. We used the indoor and outdoor pools and jacuzzis and sat around the outdoor poolside on our second afternoon, enjoying the the late pm sunshine. The hotel supply free of charge towelling dressing gowns and towels for use by the pools and in the spa. We did not use the latter so cannot comment on this facility.

The upstairs layout of rooms is a bit of a 'rabbit warren' with narrow corridors rather tired decor, and several areas which could only be accessed by a stairs. The hotel did not seem to have a lift so for guests who require help it may pose a problem. However, none of these factors detracted from our enjoyment. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and felt that it definitely represented excellent value for money.

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Property: Melville Hall Hotel
Address: Melville Street, Sandown PO36 9DH, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Sandown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Sandown
#4 Family Hotel in Sandown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Melville Hall Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Melville Hall Hotel is located a few minutes stroll from the beautiful sandy beach of Sandown Bay, almost opposite Los Altos Park. With a wide range of facilities including Utopia SPA, you are guaranteed the relaxing break you deserve. ... more   less 
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