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“Wonderful New Year's Break”
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Seaview Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Seaview
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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268 reviews
89 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful New Year's Break”
Reviewed 9 January 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights with friends over the New Year.
The hotel is just a classic, somewhat old fashioned, family sea-side hotel just 50 metres from the sea front.
The bedrooms are not luxurious but are clean and comfortable.
The food was excellent on both days.
There are two very good bars - a rather sedate lounge bar for hotel guests and a friendly and lively "public bar" for all and sundry.
The thing that puts this hotel into the 5 star category is the staff - every single one of them was delightful and could not have been more cheerful and helpful, as well as being extremely efficient.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Surrey
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Reviewed 8 January 2014 via mobile

We booked a 2 night New Year's Eve break at the Seaview with our 2 children staying in the Vault Suite. Overall, it was lovely. The food both nights was excellent; especially on New Year's Eve - the Dunsbury farm lamb dish was to die for! The hotel made our children feel so welcome with extra beds in the room and a warm welcome in the restaurant, even though they were in fact the only children there. Jazz band in the late evening was a nice touch. Many thanks once again for a delightful stay!

Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Seaview-Hotel A, Manager at Seaview Hotel, responded to this review, 17 April 2014
Thank you for seeing in 2014 with us and it was a fab evening.

We have booked Lee Gibson again for this New Years.

Very best wishes

Tracy Mikich
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London
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

We have just spent a great 2 night break over New Year at the Seaview. The Hotel is classic small boutique style but without any pretence which makes it wonderfully relaxing. Food was excellent , Allan is a real asset to the Hotel. Even for New Year's Eve with 80+ covers the meal was first class , and not chicken . The real pub within the Hotel is perfect and also means you meet the locals.Rooms are very comfortable with stylish decor . All the staff are a credit to the Hotel being friendly and welcoming without being "gushy" or false .A definite bonus are the walks along the coast without needing to get in the car. We will be back.

Room Tip: Try for a seaview room . Rooms on higher floors may be quieter in the summer.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

An unscheduled two day trip to the Isle of Wight landed us here which was very pleasant. The rating is probably 3½ of our stars but we have rounded up. The hotel is set back three or so houses from the waterfront but a walk out the front door takes you to a view to Portsmouth. The building is a classic old seaside hotel with a front ‘saloon’ bar with pub food and a back bar for the locals where you can play darts but also have food but is more ‘pubby’. The back bar is across the main corridor from the restaurant which is quite smart and yields good dining that is not over the top – and the same kitchen provides the good pub food too. Breakfast was served in the dining room as well though I suspect that another room at the front is used for both dining and breakfast when things are busy in the season. Our room was quite adequate with a homely English hotel feel with a modern bathroom. The stairs could be a challenge for the less agile but no worse than any other two story hotel of this ilk. The staff were friendly and helpful and coped very well when an abnormally violent storm hit the area (and many other parts of England) causing the atrium roof over the dining room to create a waterfall across the room in the middle of service. Very picturesque and great entertainment but devastating for the poor staff! But we had a relaxing two days here while investigating the Isle.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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stratford upon avon
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Reviewed 19 December 2013

The Seaview is terrific if you want comfortable rooms, really good food, delightful staff and, best of all in my husband's eyes, a proper pub with great beer within the hotel. It is in a lovely part of the island with a gorgeous beach you can walk miles on at low tide. Some rooms are better than others, depending on what you want. There are several suites and lots of rooms for couple: Methuen, with its own garden area, is particularly lovely - with a huge bed and outside table. The Modern rooms in a separate block are not particularly characterful but newly furnished, very comfy and with amazing bathrooms (TV at the end of the bath). Some rooms are yet to be upgraded within the hotel itself and only four are dog-friendly. The hotel's self catering cottage, Myrtle, is fine for a casual break. It is nowhere near as comfy as the hotel but good for sandy-footed children and dogs. The tiny sitting room is fine for two adults/two kids but the bathroom is downstairs and two bedrooms fairly basic. We love this hotel for both winter and summer breaks and have become regular visitors.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Newport, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

We have just had an overnight stay at the sea view hotel, it was so relaxing,the staff were excellent. As for the food, it was amazing, Alan is an amazing chef and it was a pleasure t eat his food. We will defiantly return there in the very near future. Mark and Claire.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Winchester
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66 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2013

We visit this hotel on a fairly regular basis although this was the first time since the New Year ( a bit disappointed with the food then).

This time we stayed in the Vault which used to be the old bank. We love this suite, really quirky and large. Nice sitting and dining area which incorporates the original bank counter. The first bedroom used to be the manager's office and the bunk bedroom used to be the safe. This still has the amazing thick iron or steel (?) door. Nice bathroom with good toiletries.

We were allowed to bring our two small dogs this time but apparently it is something the hotel is trying to curtail. Please don't!

The food has vastly improved thanks to the new chef, Alan Staley. Really good food and the menu at £25 for three courses in the evening was excellent value for money ( my husband said it was one of the best beef dishes he has ever had!) It was our daughter's 13th birthday and Sammy had kindly decorated the table for us. Thank you!

Good nights sleep, very good breakfast in the morning - again a huge improvement and then unfortunately back home!

A lovely stay in a gorgeous location.

Room Tip: Ask for a deal but generally for the views get room 15 or 16 or one of the suites for the space.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Seaview Hotel
Address: High Street, Seaview PO34 5EX, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Seaview
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Seaview
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Hotel Class:3 star — Seaview Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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