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The Wight
Ranked #6 of 29 Hotels in Sandown
Hornchurch
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19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“We keep going back !”
Reviewed 20 August 2009

This is the fourth year we have been to the Wight and we have never been disappointed. Food, service, staff, cleanliness, facilities and location are second to none. It really is hard to believe this is only a 2 star hotel. All new TVs throughout and new Ladies loos that would shame 3 & 4 star hotels [ I was given the tour]. However, to be honest, perhaps some of that money could have been spent on improving the water pressure to the rooms and giving them a bit of a spruce up. Large screen TV in the bar now which would be fine if the clients were allowed some imput in what was shown. Thanks to John and Fran for a lovely holiday, and many thanks to Alec and Jill in the bar and to Carla in the restaurant for making our stay so enjoyable. See you next year !

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Reviewed 20 August 2009

We found this hotel on tripadvisor and were not disapointed. The staff were all very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. We booked half board and were very happy with this choice as the local Chinese, Greek and Indian restaurants were more expensive than our local restaurants at home. The food was very plentiful and of very good quality. The facilities for what is a 2 Star hotel were very good and the location of the hotel is fab. It is set back from the road in what at once may have been a back garden. Thus it is very quiet and yet literally 2-3 minutes walk from the beach or the High St. The rooms were very clean and the hotel had obviously been recently refurbished.
Our only criticism is that the 3 of us shared a room that was a bit small for all of us.
The bathroom was very clean but also a bit too small for 3 people sharing.
I would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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SW London
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Reviewed 14 August 2009

We love the I.O.W. and have stayed at a number of hotels over the years, but none have matched the overall standard of the The Wight Montrene at Sandown. The rooms are clean, bright and airy. The bed was very comfortable, and there were complimentary bathroom toiletries, tea & coffee making facilities (including biscuits), digital TV, hair dryer plus a digital combination safe. The restuarant is spacious and the food both excellent, varied and more than plentiful (after the breakfast you will probably forget about lunch). There are also many leisure activities available in the hotel, exactly as advertised in the brochure, and on the website. In addition the management and staff are genuinely both friendly and helpful, doing their uppermost to make the stay enjoyable. We have been back several times finding the facilities always improving, and the welcome very cordial.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Surrey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2009

We have just returned from The Montrene Hotel for the second year running. Once again we had a fantastic time.
Our party consisted of 6 adults, and 5 children, aged between 9 and 17, all thought the hotel was fantastic.
The hotel is located a very short distance from the beach, and has outstanding facilities for a two star hotel.
We were amazed to read any negative comments regarding this hotel. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, as they were last year, and the food incredible. You can eat what you want, and we thought the choice and quality of the food was outstanding.
Bar prices were good and facilities were excellent.
We had a large family room that was clean, tidy and spacious. Towels are changed every day if you require them, and we would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone.
The only negative comment we could add was that our bathroom had a damp smell, and perhaps the removal of the carpet in there would help, and the baize on the pool table was not perfect, but given the amount of use we saw it get, it’s hardly surprising!
The rooms were equipped with everything you needed, and this year we had two flat screen televisions in the room.
Free Wi-Fi access, a great snooker room, and we all enjoyed the steam room.
A fabulous hotel, fantastic food, wonderful staff, Thank you Fran, Wendy, Carla, Alec, Steve and the rest of the staff! Another great holiday, we will be back again next year. Thank you.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Leicestershire
1 review
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Reviewed 2 August 2009

The hotel is in a superb location, very close by to the beach. The staff were friendly and the rooms were spacious and clean. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend it. The only down side to it, was the oasis spa treatment that i had. I booked in to have a massage and a pedicure. However, i was very disappointed with both treatments. Having these treatments regularly at home, i must say it was the worst i have ever had and it definitely wasnt value for money for me.

  • Stayed July 2009
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england
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 July 2009

great hotel that we visited last month with two young children
lovely indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and games room also a small outdoor pool for children and garden with play equipment which kept my two quiet!
the staff were freindly and couldn't do enough for usif we needed any thing or questions answered.
all in all freindly hotel that we will stay at again when next visiting

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Cambridge
1 review
Reviewed 26 July 2009

Wight Montrene is in superb location close to the beach and the shops. Parking is available on site. The boys enjoyed swimming pool and chess, the staff was very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Wight

Property: The Wight
Address: Avenue Road, Sandown PO36 8BN, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Sandown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Sandown
#8 Romantic Hotel in Sandown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Wight 4*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 2 star RAC & ETC hotel for a holiday out of the ordinary – whatever the weather! Set in its own grounds just 100 yards from the sea. 41 comfortable ensuite bedrooms, all with TV, hospitality tray and hair-dryer. Outstanding food. Large bar, entertainment several nights each week, superb indoor pool with jacuzzi, games room, dedicated snooker room, trimnasium, large car park - the list goes on and on. ... more   less 
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Wight Montrene Sandown
Hotel Wight Montrene
The Wight Sandown, Isle Of Wight

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