My boyfriend and I recently returned from a lovely time of the Isle of Wight. We stayed at the hotel as part of a groupon deal.
After reading the reviews I was nervous! I had booked this for my boyfriends birthday, his last birthday was a spa hotel in Newquay and fantastic so going by what others had written made me worry this worry was for NOTHING!!! The hotel is clean! The staff are nothing but lovely, courteous, friendly and attentive!! We spoke to them to find out good places to visit and would chat about what we had seen and done and they were all attentive enough to remember and ask us if we had enjoyed it!
We are a young couple and admittidly the hotels guests while we were there were predominantly older, however this was no problem to us since we only stayed in the room to sleep and the rest of the time we were out at the beach or exploring.
The location is great, we had a sea front room which was lovely (I will attach pictures) when we came off the beach we were allowed to wash off the sand from our feet and store out inflatables (we wanted a dingy, but settled for ring lol) in the hall way out of the way of everyone.
There are some lovely restaurants walking distance.
We had a car and so were able to get out an explore, the staff were helpful with interesting places to visit and directions!
On my boyfriends birthday everyone remembered and wished him happy birthday which was lovely and they even brought us up some rose in an ice bucket before we headed out for a meal!!
Using the groupon voucher this was a fantastic deal and we would certainly return! If anything had not been to our liking we felt confident enough in the staff to have voiced our concerns to them and are sure they would have helped us out! You get what you give, the staff are lovely so we were honestly shocked to read what some people have written! The hotel was clean, our room especially! I enjoy writing reviews and must say this is one I have looke forward to writing the most because we had such a different experience to the majority that I felt it was important to write about what we experienced to give a more balanced view!
The only possible problems- The telly is small - but has freeview and we certainly don't go on holiday to watch the tv! However when we did watch a film it was fine!!! The food wasn't the best on the island but when you go somewhere its fun to explore...plus, its a 2 star hotel so you cant expect 5 star food, also, we're not the sort of couple that stays in the hotel and visits the same places.
Other than those two issues neither my boyfriend nor myself have anything negative to say.
A holiday is what you make it, and we had a great time!
Thank you to everyone at the hotel for having us and being so lovely!!!
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