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Wight Bay Hotel
Ranked #6 of 29 Hotels in Sandown
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Wanted to visit Isle of Wight but not spend too much.. got the ferry and off to Riviera Hotel. They actually gave us a room at 10am while their check in time is later in the afternoon.. The room is nice and cozy, nothing fancy but the basics (paid around 50£) It was clean and comfortable. Given the top floor room it had a nice sea view ...the staircase to the higher floor is narrow and not meant for the elderly but was perfect for us.. Breakfast was hot and good.. kept us full till the afternoon :)

Room Tip: Room number 10 has a seaview
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank Shweta D
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

We stayed here this bank holiday with our two year old son, and I feel compelled to share my thoughts, this hotel is rated 2 star, yet it is immaculate, it smelt clean, no dust in the nooks and crannies, shower head sparkling, bedding smelt fresh, towels were soft and freshly laundered too. Big rooms, secure windows, no noise from outside, not much from neighbouring rooms either, comfortable beds, ample parking, nice little garden area with tables and chairs and seeds had been planted recently, nice iris growing, so well looked after. Huge well stocked bar, variety of chilled wines on tap, plenty of seating, my two year old was welcome to sit in bar area, plenty of juices for children. Breakfast was well cooked, grilled rather than fried I think, hash browns were baked, no grease, no fat on bacon, decent sausage, scrambled eggs for my son, nicely cooked, thick sliced toast with real butter, also selection of cereal, porridge and fruit, tea and coffee two juices, good selection, staff were polite, tables were cleaned quickly, really would recommend, 5 mins walk to beach, pier, high street, etc, disabled access too.

Room Tip: Large rooms, very clean, easy parking, good breakfast.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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6  Thank CIANorthants
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

Our party of 4 stayed at the Riviera Hotel on the 21st March for 4 days booked through `Just Go` coach holidays. The Hotel itself is well kept. The smell & feel under your feet of new carpet was apparent as soon as you enter. The dining room is very spacious, again well furnished. We were allocated a twin bedroom which had 1 double & 1 single bed, all very clean with white sheets, sadly no duvets though. Plenty of tea & coffee provided also some toiletries in the bathroom. We had a view of the sea through houses opposite which was nice. We had breakfast & dinner included. Both every day we stayed were plentiful, home cooked & of good quality. Cereals, fruit juices, full English also porridge, kippers etc. As much toast as you wanted too. Evening meals were home made soups, or an alternative, roasts or extremely good braised steak, always fresh veg & lovely desserts or cheese & biscuits & coffee. We also had entertainment 2 of the 3 nights, one singer, comedian was brilliant.
Its about a 3minute walk into Sandown, shops aren't much but the beach & pier are good. Shanklin close by is quaint with lovely gift shops, tea rooms & `olde worlde` pubs.
All in all this Hotel is definitely worth a stay & I am fussy where I stay & was a little dubious. Would certainly recommend it.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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8  Thank Jan E
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

Lovely hotel close to shops,sea front,bus stops.very clean well stocked on coffee,tea.if you don't like alot of stairs,try booking basement rooms.very good choice on menu,home cooked food lovely and tastes good.staff very helpful and work hard to make sure you leave happy.entertainment was very good.would recommend this lovely hotel.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
5  Thank dragonWiltshire
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

A party of five booked this trip with Lesuretime Cardiff. The Riviera Hotel is an excellent base friendly management and staff. Very clean rooms with coffee and tea. The food is top notch homemade and a quick service. A bar lounge well decorated and comfortable with entertainment. Five minute walk to the sea and town centre.

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4  Thank davidmuff
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

Had a good weekend at this Hotel in March 2014.We were on a coach weekend provided by "Just Go" holidays. We were allocated room 17 on the second floor. There is no lift but if you can manage the 2 floors it's worth it. All 3 bedroom windows have a lovely sea view. The bedroom is quite small, as is the bathroom, but for the price we paid, it was clean and more than adequate.
The dining room was quite spacious and served delicious food with a pleasant waiter serving. There is a separate bar in a comfortable lounge. We had entertainment for 2 out of the 3 nights we stayed and people seemed to enjoy the acts. A short walk down a hill will take you to the front where the pier and beach is, which is then on the flat for some distance. You will need to walk up the same hill on returning to the Hotel. We managed it quite easily, but if you have a disability you may need to catch the bus.

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3  Thank wagmanWorcestershire
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

Just returned from a weekend here with "Just Go Tours". Hotel better than expected, recently decorated, food of good quality & well presented. Hotel & rooms very clean, our room was cleaned & restocked with coffee etc whilst we were having breakfast- never come across this speed before! Entertainment also excellent.
Minor niggle, would prefer a duvet.
Would definately return & would recommend this hotel to anyone.

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Address: 2 Royal Street, Sandown PO36 8LP, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Sandown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Sandown
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Sandown
#2 Family Hotel in Sandown
#5 Romantic Hotel in Sandown
Price Range: £39 - £86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Wight Bay Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Wight Bay Hotel committed to provide customers great value for money Our hotel is located in the famous town of Sandown known for its award winning blue flag beach. Our hotel offers it's guests a fantastic location, being within 2 minutes walk of the town centre and the steps which lead to the esplanade and cliff top walk, which runs between Sandown and Shanklin. Our spacious and bright dining room looks out to the front of the hotel and serves breakfast and dinner specially prepared for you on the premises. We also have a large bar and seating area, which is a great place to relax and unwind. ... more   less 
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Riviera Hotel Sandown
Wight Bay Hotel Sandown, Isle Of Wight

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