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“the ocean hotel”
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The Ocean Hotel
Ranked #4 of 31 Hotels in Sandown
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5 reviews
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“the ocean hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

This hotel was comfortable, clean and in a nice area with the sea across the road. If your room is on the street side then on Saturday nights your sleep will probably be disturbed. And some of the window frames and carpets in the corridors are worn but apart from that very good overall. Food was delicious, came almost straight after we ordered. The staff were nice and friendly. The pool was great too!

Room Tip: Rooms with a sea view would probably be better.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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4 Thank Melanie J
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

Stayed here as part of a coach party and was impressed by the welcome straight from the start.Took our sister in law with us and immediately the receptionist on duty realising she was on sticks re-allocated her a room which was more disablement friendly to the one already designated to her.Having read other reviews some good ,some bad i was of an open mind but i was pleasantly surprised by the whole atmosphere and professionalism afforded there. The room we had overlooked the sea front and swimming pool of which i indulged ,the meals, entertainment and the banter in the bar couldn't be improved on. Ok, the hotel is dated but i think it added to the ambience of it all. I wouldn't hesitate on recommending to any friends who are thinking of holidaying on the Isle of Wight.

Room Tip: Ask for room overlooking the seafront
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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5 Thank Keith H
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

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.

Room Tip: Upgrade to a balcony room.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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9 Thank Wills-planet
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

I am a holiday organiser for a club and picked this hotel for a group of us in March. They made us very welcome when we went to have a look round in October. They showed us several of the rooms and took us over the public rooms of the hotel. We were impressed with what we saw and decided to book. They made us feel just as welcome as when we saw them last year. Everyone was pleased with their rooms so no complaints there. The staff were very friendly and always asked about your day. He food was lovely and their was plenty of it. The entertainment every night was excellent with music and jokes.
We enjoyed it so much that we have booked again next year and we are taking more people next time.

Room Tip: Sea views are very nice. You are right by the pier and on the esplanade on one side of the hotel and...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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4 Thank Tricia D
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

The OCEAN HOTEL in Sandown is one of the most beautiful hotels i have ever stayed in on the island, a balcony room is a must as the views are absolutley spectacular, its paradise. Our room was just perfect, it was spacious and exeptionally clean with a large bathroom and a lovely balcony over looking the pool. Our food was delicious, there was a really good choice too and always piping hot, the salads were also wonderfully fresh and plentiful. Pool service at lunch time is fabulous, there's a marvelous choice (if you have any room left from breakfast) from a sandwich to a hot meal. The hotel also offers room service. The Ocean Hotels location is perfect its right in the middle of a gorgeous clean sandy beach. There is also a lift which takes you to every floor, sandown has some lovely shops were you can buy just about everything, a walk along the beach and stopping for a coffee or a clotted cream icecream is a must., its the perfect location for a family holiday, time just stops its that relaxing. The hotel staff are always very helpful and will do everything in their power to make your stay at the Ocean Hotel enjoyable. There is entertainment on each night as well as quizes, bingo and fancy dress its marvelous. We will be back again next July 2014 and look forward to getting a tan as the weathers always hot and also looking forward to Sandown Carnival which celebrates its 125 years this year and not forgetting its famous Cowes Week. We will also be back in November Can't wait, see you all soon.x

Room Tip: Rooms 70 & 77 are large family rooms with a balcony Rooms 70 and 77 are l...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

Helpful smiling staff, strange arrangement of reception being on mezzanine style floor.
Paid for family room, we had our pram for our baby daughter and stayed with our 2 sons 9 & 5 too, family room furthest away possible up/down stairs (not good with pram) lift tiny, couldn't access the family room without avoiding stairs! Room clean, lots of faded pictures on walls, very small 2nd bed and small cot supplied, redicilously stingey tea tray!!
Breakfast mean! Half of everything 1/2 tomato 1/2 fried bread, 1 sausage, 1 egg 1 bacon - cheap and nasty hot breakfast!! Service polite, surrounded by OAPs... :(

  • Stayed June 2014
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

We stayed at the Ocean for our honeymoon and had a room with balcony and sea views - the room was gorgeous and the staff second to none. We never had a problem parking and the location is awesome. The breakfast on first glance was a limited choice but we could ask for what you wanted and they were always helpful. The pool is lovely and clean with towels available at reception. Such a central hotel for bars and restaurants. Our only downside was lack of Wifi in rooms and lack of plugs but this is a olde worlde hotel where you step back in time and actually was quite nice to be away from emails and the like!!

Room Tip: Room 78 overlooks the pool and has far reaching views - it is above the kitchen but we out when coo...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank jojomorris18
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Property: The Ocean Hotel
Address: 38-40 High Street, Sandown PO36 8AB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Sandown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Sandown
#2 Romantic Hotel in Sandown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — The Ocean Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 96
Also Known As:
Ocean Hotel Sandown
The Ocean Hotel Sandown, Isle Of Wight

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