It is true when they say that you get what you paid for. I stayed at the Ocean Hotel as part of a coach trip. The hotel is a 2 star and is well situated between the promenade and the high street. The good point is that it is very central the bad point is that it is very dated. An example is Woodchip wallpaper in the corridors and worn carpets and chairs. I paid for an upgraded room, which was clean and serviced daily, no change of sheets in the 4 nights that I stayed. The room was of average size with basic furniture, the good point was that it had a balcony with a great view over the promenade and sea, the bad point was the bathroom which was small and very dated, and I would say that it had not been updated for 25 years. The staff were always polite and helpful. The décor in the bar area and restaurant was probably the best in the hotel. The food was adequate, but our waiter was very slow, on his day off we had a waitress and the service was excellent. The breakfast was served in small portions but when I asked for extra, it was served without complaint. This is a large hotel and needs a lot of money to be spent on it too bring it up to date.
- Also Known As:
- Ocean Hotel Sandown
- The Ocean Hotel Sandown, Isle Of Wight