Our friends booked the hotel and after reading the reviews I was worried. We arrived at 5pm to be greeted cordially, booked in and shown to our rooms which were spacious, clean and welcoming with a good sea view of this pleasant unspoilt cove. Dinner was excellent, tasty and well presented in a very pleasant dining room which had linen tablecloths and napkins. The wine list was adequate and sensible priced and all was served by staff who wanted to do a good job or that was our impression. We were even asked if we had had sufficient and would we like any more. We stayed two days on BB&Evening meal and all four of us thought the standard of food, amount and service was good. The rooms were cleaned and tea tray was replenished even though it does say in the hotel brochure that replenishment would be at a cost, this did seem hard to believe. Our friends room had a broken toilet paper holder and even though this was reported in the first ten minutes of arriving they were told they were awaiting to have it seen too, this did seem strange. As stated on previous reviews some of the staff are young and you can tell under training but they are pleasant and wanting to succeed, this was not a problem. Our only really critical observation was the bed linen and towels are old and not pleasant but they were clean. We thought the location and area really good and we were able to get around the Island easily, would we come back again, yes we will.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Albion Hotel has 40 bedrooms most with sea view balcony or patio. The hotel is situated right on the beach in Freshwater Bay, just a stones throw from the sea. We have double or twin rooms at the hotel - twin rooms offering two double beds. All of our rooms have en-suite bathrooms with a bath and shower. You can book room only, bed and breakfast or bed, breakfast and dinner. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Albion Hotel Freshwater, Isle Of Wight