Don't bother. They bus in coach loads of people, provide mediocre food and less than mediocre entertainment, and heaven help you if you should ask for a different room. Our 'family' room was obviously just a double room with bunk beds squeezed in. The shower needed to be fiddled with in order to work. I did ask for a different room and met with what can only be described as a hostile reception. They made no effort to find us another room even though I offered to pay for something bigger. I could hear someone in the office behind reception saying 'it's a family room, tell her it's a family room'.
However, the hotel and it's communal spaces are fine. The swimming pool is ok too, though when I went for a swim at 8.30 in the morning, all the loungers had been claimed with towels though there was not a soul in sight.
The waiting staff in the restaurant are the best thing about this hotel. They work hard morning and night and nothing is too much trouble for them.
I wouldn't go again. Ever.
- Also Known As:
- Ocean Hotel Sandown
- The Ocean Hotel Sandown, Isle Of Wight