After paying extra for a superior room, we arrived to find our room was not superior at all, the ceiling had peeling paint from a damp patch, the beds were torn at the base. The bathroom was the worst, still in brown, with carpeted floors, not even a shower on the wall! After talking with reception, they did move us, but not until the next day, which meant we couldn't unpack.
Breakfast was the same every morning, basic selection of cereals and same fry up.
The swimming pool was freezing, and very murky. The first time we used the jacuzzi it stunk, and you couldn't see the bottom it was black! Not very healthy!!!
I walked in one day and this terrible smell overcame me, it turned out to be the 'managers or owners' dogs, sitting behind reception, it absolutely stunk, I couldn't believe it, it was very bad!
All in all the Sandringham is not all you would expect it to be, for £186 per night.
We did stay an extra night though at a hotel down the road also on the sea front for half the price!
Have to say though, that the staff were very pleasant and helpful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sandringham Hotel is located directly on Sandown seafront and is just footsteps away from the hotel's front doors, offering friendly accommodation for any occasion. Guest can enjoy the use of the heated indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna. The high street is located to the rear of the hotel with a variety of shops. The large lounge and bar areas are perfect to relax in after a long day exploring the Island, with a variety of hot, cold and alcoholic beverages available to purchase. Free Wi-Fi is provided in our non-budget rooms as well as the lounge. Meals plans are available and can be booked at discounted rates for hotel residents. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sandringham Hotel Sandown, Isle Of Wight