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“A Superb Pet Friendly Hotel”
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Sentry Mead
Ranked #1 of 11 Totland Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 July 2014

We have just returned from five days in this superb hotel with our two dogs Thai and Honey. A real home from home. Best value for money ever. Our hosts - Jean-Pierre and Sarah - not forgetting Bridget were so concerned to make our stay a happy one and they certainly succeeded. Breakfast was great with a wide variety of fruits and cereals and the fries were wonderful. We stayed in the Alum room. It was large and extremely comfortable with sea views from it's four windows which overlook a very peaceful well kept garden. The hotel is in a quiet setting close to Totland beach and many good walks over the chalk downland. Thai and Honey were pampered and they really enjoyed the luxury of staying in a hotel. We didn't want to leave and we will certainly be back.
Noreen and Des, Thai and Honey.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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SentryMead, Owner at Sentry Mead, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2014

Thank you so much for the review and the wonderful comments. Thai and Honey were such fabulous guests - so well behaved, and their owners were really good too! It was an absolute pleasure to have met you all and we do hope to see you all again.

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

We have just returned from our third visit to the Sentry Mead and have already booked our fourth visit!!! We stayed in the Totland room which is a beautiful room with wonderful views of the sea, is very spacious, extremely comfortable and has a lovely bathroom with a lovely full sized bath and shower..We are always made to feel so welcome by Jean-Pierre, Sarah and Brigitte.
The breakfast is just amazing (especially the eggs benedict and the home-made jam!)
The house itself is beautifully positioned with a lovely garden, and it is very family and dog friendly. We highly recommend a visit! Whatever your age!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Yvonne L
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SentryMead, Owner at Sentry Mead, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2014

Thank you so much for the review. Each and every one is so important. We were so pleased to see you again and look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Thank you.

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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Just come back after staying here again, have lost count of the number of times we've stayed.
Sarah, Jean-Pierre and not forgeting Brigette all do so much to make your stay just lovely. The rooms are lovely, and the food you cannot fault. We are going back again in Sept. Think they are worth 10 stars not 5!
Barbara and Colin P

Room Tip: All the rooms are excellent
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank BARBARA P
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SentryMead, Owner at Sentry Mead, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2014

It was lovely to see you here again. We really appreciate the comments and the time taken to leave the review. It's so important for people to be able to read about us. We look forward to seeing you again in September.

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Reviewed 29 June 2014

We have just enjoyed another lovely stay at Sentry mead. As we have come to expect, this is year four, we received a warm welcome ( especially Fern our pet miniature Schnauzer ) and stayed in a beautifully room. We started each morning with a lovely breakfast before spending the day enjoying the sights, there are some fantastic walks over Headon Warren towards the Needles and Alum Bay.
In the evening you can walk along the seafront and watch the sunset over Totland Bay.
We will definitely be back again next year.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Graham T
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SentryMead, Owner at Sentry Mead, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2014

Thank you very much for leaving a review for Sentry Mead. We were so please to see you here again and are thrilled that you all enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you next year.

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Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely stay - Sarah & Jean-Pierre and all the staff were incredibly accommodating and offered nice personal touches such as remembering our baby's and dog's name. The cleanliness of the hotel was superb - couldn't fault anything. Fantastically dog friendly too. Breakfast was very nice and it is in a good location for travel to beaches, bays, a fantastic tea room and The Needles park/Alum Bay. We stayed in the 'Totland' room, which is very large and well appointed. Perfect for fitting both the dog's bed and travel cot. Perhaps the only slight negative was that it was a very warm weekend and the room couldn't be cooled, even with all the bedroom windows open. Plus, sound travels well from the courtyard area, so we could hear every word a very loud (and drunk) guest was saying until late at night. But neither of these are the hotel's fault - it was a one-off, I'm sure. I'm not sure it would be right for families with older children as some of the other guests seemed a little snooty and the atmosphere at breakfast was super quiet, but we would definitely stay again as our baby is only very young. Thank you for a lovely stay.

Stayed: June 2014
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SentryMead, Owner at Sentry Mead, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Thank you so much for reviewing Sentry Mead. It was lovely to have met you and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I must say that it isn't often we get noisy guests on the patio, so I'm sorry about that.
We are child friendly though - the only restriction is we don't have family rooms so children tend to have to be old enough to have their own room. But as for a bit of noise at breakfast - that would be absolutely fine! I don't want a stuffy breakfast room anyway! Sentry Mead is relaxed and friendly - we don't want anyone to feel the slightest bit uncomfortable.

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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Although we only stayed one night it was clear why this establishment has had such good reviews. We had originally booked to stay at the end of April but had to cancel at only 24 hours notice as our dog died. Sarah was not only kind enough not to charge us for this but also said we could transfer our deposit to a later booking if we were able to come; which we duly did in June. The room, the house and the breakfast were all excellent and the proprietors so nice it was easy to feel we were on holiday, albeit for such a short time. The house is well located and we would highly recommend "The Waterfront" pub for food which is only a few hundred yards away.

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Thank Mark J
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SentryMead, Owner at Sentry Mead, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

It was so nice that you did finally manage to get over to the Island. It was great to meet you both and hopefully we will see you again for longer!

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Reviewed 21 June 2014

We noted the excellent reviews for Sentry Mead and were not disappointed with our experience, it is a lovely hotel in a quiet setting close to the beachfront of Totland and away from the hustle and bustle. Our room had the benefit of a sea view across the manicured gardens of the hotel. Sarah and her team run the hotel with friendly efficiency. We enjoyed traditional breakfast and the Eggs Benedict which was very good, polished off with some of Sarah's home made marmalade, all of which certainly set us up for the day. The room was very pleasant and clean, the bathroom was a good size but a little awkward because of the roof setting. We'd have preferred a proper shower rather than an over the bath tap shower but it was also nice to have the choice of a bath after a long day out and about. Sarah recommended two good restaurants, on the beachfront, and because we were fortunate with the weather this enhanced the experience with a beautiful sunset! All in all, very good!

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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SentryMead, Owner at Sentry Mead, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Thank you very much for the review and for such great comments. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and I do note your comments on the sloping ceiling in the bathroom. Luckily there are only a couple of bathrooms which have some restricted headroom over the shower and we will be sorting these rooms out over the next two years. Eventually we will have good sized bathrooms (with headroom!) for all our bedrooms. Hope to see you again - you will be able to see our progress.

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Address: Madeira Road, Totland Bay PO39 0BJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Totland Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Totland Bay
Price Range: £44 - £104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sentry Mead 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sentry Mead is a Victorian villa beautifully situated in the tranquil West Wight. Less than 200 yards from Totland beach, guests are assured of a warm welcome at this relaxed and informal guesthouse. Pets welcome. ... more   less 
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