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“A very basic Hotel”
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Marina Bay Hotel
Ranked #9 of 29 Hotels in Sandown
Woking, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A very basic Hotel”
Reviewed 10 October 2012

A very dated hotel. The owners appear to be carrying out some refurbishment but it is of a poor standard. It was clean however the bodge job plumbing in the en suite is laughable. The shower gushes out water from places it should not have and then it was barely warm. Towels only replaced once a week! The worst bed I have ever tried to sleep in. No mattress cover and every button on the mattress could be felt. It dipped more than a duck on a village pond!
The room keys were left on the desk which is frequently left unattended. Breakfast has to be between 8.30 and 9.00am. Dinner between 6.30 and 7pm, very off putting. No explanation of where to present yourself. No offer of a newspaper service. Hotel guide very lacking in information such as local services. No explanation of evening entertainment, I was surprised to find there was any. What appeared to be quite frosty proprieters at first however did seem friendlier towards the end part of the stay. I will never go back there despite its truly gorgeous location.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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7 Thank Sally C
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Evesham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 September 2012

have just returned from a short break at the marina bay hotel and felt the need to share the experience. We do not normally bother with reviews but felt that this one was worth a mention. From the start when we checked in the staff were very helpful and friendly and couldn't do enough to help. Room was spacious and comfortable and the food excellent. We only booked b & b but evening meal was optional which we had at a very reasonable cost, and the portions were plentiful. Thank you Marina Bay hotel for a most enjoyable break and we will not hesistate to visit you again if we are in the area.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank adrian b
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 September 2012

We spent 4 nights at the Marina Bay Hotel the beginning of September on B&B basis- our first visit to the IoW. The hotel is very welcoming and comfortable, the breakfasts were excellent, good quality food, very well presented, and served with a smile. We stayed in room number 20 which had a nice sea view. The room was spacious and clean (although is awaiting re-decoration which we were told is ongoing), with a well equipped and modern shower room en-suite. The entertainment each night was a bonus we didn't expect and very enjoyable. Another bonus was the bar prices and the service. MANY THANKS TO ALL AT THE MARINA BAY FOR MAKING OUR STAY A PLEASANT ONE.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank 36Carol
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2012

Have just returned home after spending a week at this hotel and for the first time I don`t feel like I need another holiday to get over this one. First impressions are very important and the staff at this hotel pride themselves on this. The rooms although basic were very comfortable, en suite although small was adequate and all clean. The food was tasty and portions were substantial and the staff were always smiling and very helpful. Location very good for busses and with the beach across the road its an ideal place to stay .

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Thank debbie b
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2012

The service was professonal and polite. Our room and ensuite was clean and modern although I did hear from another resident that their shower was dirty but was cleaned once reported. There was a good selection of meals including a childs menu and a vegetarian option which was great for me. The food was nice and served hot. They had entertainment in the evening which was mostly loved by the elderly residents, some of which got up and danced and my 7 year old daughter danced with them. They had a wide selection of drinks at the bar and was reasonably priced. We had a nice experience there. :)

Room Tip: The rooms with bath and shower tend to be cleaner than the others.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Laura W
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Sheffield, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2012

I returned to visit the Marina Bay Hotel after a gap of about 4 years was dissapointed .on our previous visit so was very dubious but there was no need to worry. We were greeted off the coach by the owners son Manish who welcomed us we were given our keys to the room and they brought up our case for us.The room was nice and clean with lovely clean bedding and towels I had a word about the shower cubicle and was told it was to be replaced. When we went down for our meal it was served very quickly on arm plates and it was piping hot and there was plenty on the plate the waitress was brilliant, there was entertainment on every night except Thursday but they did play piped music and the drinks were resonable in price.
You just had to cross the road and you was on the beach which was cleaned each day.
i would recommend that you pay a visit if you are thinking of visiting the Isle of Wight in Sandown. Our 8 day trip was through Gee Vee Travel of Hillsborough.

Room Tip: The Sea View Rooms are excellent we had one one Christmas when we visited
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Anthony R
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2012

Went here with my mum and kids for a 3 night stay in June half term. The best thing about this hotel is the proximity to the sea. We had a lovely sea view room, it was clean but basic. The worst bit was the shower, although clean if more than one of us tried to have a shower it turned cold halfway through the second shower! Breakfast was ok, what you expect from this kind of holiday hotel. There was quite good entertainment in the evening and bar prices were reasonable. The staff were lovely and it's nice that it's a family run thing. There was a large coach party when we went and they were quite noisy!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank peevs
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Property: Marina Bay Hotel
Address: 17 Culver Parade, Sandown PO36 8AT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Sandown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Sandown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Marina Bay Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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