We stayed here in May 2013 for two nights, having already stayed elsewhere on the island for the previous two nights. We were impressed with Yarmouth itself - the place is unspoilt and by far the nicest, well looked after place we visited. The hotel really does look the part and we were thrilled with our room (22), which was very spacious, with side views of the sea and the pretty pier. The poor water pressure in the shower was the only disappointment with the room, all else being excellent. We enjoyed brilliant sunshine in the walled garden in the afternoon with a few glasses of wine from the bar. So enamoured were we by our first nights experience that we opted to stay on for a further night. We were unable to stay in the same room as it was already booked, but were offered a premium, balcony room overlooking the garden for a reduced rate of £150. This room (15), whilst a little smaller than room 22, was equally well equipped but the views much better. We didn't eat dinner in the hotel, opting, instead for Salties , a seafood restaurant, almost next door. We did however frequent the hotel bar, the service at which was sparce - there were inadequate numbers of staff to meet the needs of guests. On the morning of our departure, the sun was shining and we asked to take our breakfast on the lawn tables. this request was met with a response of "are you joking!" from the young,eastern European waitress; "we don't have enough staff to be running around the garden". This despite the garden being already occupied by several couples drinking coffee. Despite this, our request was honoured and the breakfast was enjoyable. Only other slight niggle was the cobwebs in the corners of the room (15). In summary, the location is great, the building is lovely but beginning to show signs of wear, but the standard of service from the inadequate numbers of staff was disappointing, bordering on insulting. If we had paid three star prices, we would have still been annoyed with the inconsistent service, though delighted with the room; however, we paid a lot of money for the 2 rooms and would hope for service that matched. But hey, it was sunny and we had a good time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The George Hotel is a 17th Century town house in the bustling village and Harbour of Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight. A Traditional environment of warmth and atmosphere is found in each individually designed bedroom. Meticulous attention to detail perfects a marriage of comfort and relaxation, and caters for your every need. All rooms offer: full room service, bathrobes, hairdryers, direct dial telephone, satellite TV. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- George Hotel Yarmouth
- The George Hotel Isle Of Wight/Yarmouth