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Melville Hall Hotel
Ranked #2 of 29 Hotels in Sandown
Certificate of Excellence
Stanwell, null, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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“Great value”
Reviewed 5 September 2013

Really friendly staff, but rooms a bit dated. Dinner was good quality but a bit pricey. Breakfast was a bit measly. But the spa and swimming pools really do add to the value of the hotel. Great location with a 5 minute walk to sandown beach.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Romsey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

Back to the Island to the Melville Hall after a two year break. Helped by the glorious weather found the facilities as good as ever, great new pool with luxury poolside furniture. Enjoyed the inside pool sauna etc early morning, and first night inclusive dinner was amongst the best we have had in a long time and we eat out extensively in UK and Europe. Noel whose ability to multi task is as good as ever was his usual charming self, and our corner spa bath room was as comfortable and quiet as before. Look forward to speedy return visit Chris and Fenella Butcher

Room Tip: Corner room 1st floor with Spa bath
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

I have stayed at the Melville Hall on business several times this summer and have always found the staff to be excellent and always prepared to 'go the extra mile' . The bar may be thought by some to be a little old fashioned but the framed newspaper reports of old IoW music festivals are fascinating. This will now be my first choice hotel for any return trips to the island.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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West Sussex
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

The staff at the hotel are lovely and so helpful, this is the best thing about the hotel. The hotel itself is VERY dated, it is confusing the clientele they are trying to attract. The decor (in my opinion) would appeal to elderly clients. There are a lot of stairs to the rooms with no lifts. The spa areas would appeal to a younger clientele. The walls are very thin, unfortunately my husband had to endure listening to a couple have very loud sex until about 1.30am - I'd packed my ear plugs!

The menu is very dated and unfortunately one of the worst meals I've ever had. I had Slow Cooked Shoulder of Lamb with Mashed Swede, Garlic and Thyme Roasted New Potatoes and a Redcurrant Jus. The swede had so much salt in it, it was inedible, the potatoes hadn't been washed and were gritty, the lamb was nice but very fatty! We had a side order of vegetables (for an extra £2.95!) and the carrots were off, they smelt and tasted disgusting!

Breakfast wasn't much better than dinner, it is served between 8.00 and 9.30, the hash brown was almost raw, the sausage and bacon was poor quality. The baked beans, tomato and egg were ok. The coffee was really nasty!

As part of the package my husband booked it included spa treatments, there were only two appointments available 9.00am and 2.00pm the next day. I had to choose the 9.00am appointment, as our return ferry was at 3.00pm, it was a bit of a rush to have breakfast to then get to my appointment. My husband was unable to have a treatment.

I have to say I wouldn't recommend the hotel to anyone. If they improved the menu it would be a great start!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

We had an extremely pleasant stay at the Melville. The facilities are very good and the room well maintained if a bit dated. There are internal and external swimming pools a pleasant restaurant and bar, with spa facilities for those so inclined.
Whilst the food is well prepared and presented, if staying for more than a few days, dining out would be recommended for some of the nights as the menu does not change.
The waiting staff are very attentive and helpful and Kristie is worth a mention.
We would certainly return to the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

This hotel is very dated, we stayed in a 1st floor room the people in the room above us moved around like elephants from 6.00am each morning. My son and I only got a couple of hours sleep on the first night due to the noise above us, when I asked to be moved I was told it was not possible. The Isle of Wight was great but wish we had chosen a better hotel

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Cowes, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2013

Just finished our treatments. Absolutely brilliant. Thank you to Hayley for a fantastic back massage and reflexology. Feel so calm and rested I could go to sleep. Absolutely what I wanted. Leisure Facilities good I.e. indoor pool, jacuzzi etc. A bit too cold to sit outside and swim in the outdoor pool but all looked good for those warm days. A peaceful location with good parking. The room was ok. Food in the restaurant was really good and the service was fabulous.

Room Tip: Nice view out of the front of the hotel.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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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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