My husband and I have just returned from a two night stay here and might I say I was mighty surprised.
We got a two night stay on Groupon for two for a mere £59 with breakfast.
We did try to check in an hour early and we're unable to but staff were very friendly and welcoming.
Our room was lovely and clean with crisp white sheets and by the look of it newly renovated. We paid the extra for a sea view room and this was money very well spent to be able to lay in bed and look out the windows to the sea.
The hotel manager gave us a key to gain access to hotel as all the staff leave at 11:30 so we were able to let ourself in and wasn't pushed for time as we found some lovely local pubs off of the seafront.
The hotel in general was very clean and tidy. Staff were friendly and the room we were in was adequate for myself and my husbands long weekend for our anniversary.
There is not a lot to do in Sandown itself but the beach is absolutely beautiful. The zoo and dinosaur island are just up the road from the hotel but this is more for children.
Only a few negatives that I picked up on. One being the towels are only washed once a week but I always take towels with me anyway but had I forgotten I wouldn't have liked sharing a towel with God knows how many other people.
The food range isn't very much and is very basic. We only ate breakfast which was very small you are offered cereal as well as full English (1 egg 1 bacon 1 sausage 1 half fried bread and beans) which wasn't to high standard but edible and the portion size is tiny children's size.
Lastly the evening entertainment that's advertised it isn't much to listen too... so you may want to find a local pub rather than staying in the hotel using their bar.
These things are the only negatives I have to raise and really aren't much to worry about as there are a lot of food outlets to eat and places to sit in the evening and have a drink along the seafront.
The only thing I would say to the manager is for the towels to be washed after each guest as this is very unhygienic.
Overall a good stay and we would return on the same Groupon voucher if available in the future.
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