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Xoron Floatel

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Embankment Road, Bembridge PO35 5NS, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Reigate, England, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for a couple of nights for our wedding anniversary and couldn't have asked for a better welcome. As the boat is a converted WW2 gunboat, it doesn't make for the most luxurious stay, but we had a very comfortable bed and all the basics we could need. The quirky surroundings (including a mini 'museum' of interesting war/naval... More 

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xoron, Owner at Xoron Floatel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, It was our pleasure to look after you on your aniversary, We hope to see you soon on your return, Paul & Wendy More 

Hampshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Our stay was even better than the website assured us it would be . The boat was spotless, the owners were friendly and accommodating, and are very enthusiastic about their floatel . Wendy is a treasure and works hard to make sure everything is perfect for her guests, Paul is passionate about the history of the Xoron.The cabin was roomy,well... More 

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xoron, Owner at Xoron Floatel, responded to this review

Thank you very much Julia & Stuart, it was very nice to read your kind words, We were so pleased to have you both for your anniversary, We look forward to seeing you both again you are a lovely couple that are a lot of fun, Thank you. Paul & Wendy More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

what a unique stay! The views from the boat are lovely and the historical interest is wonderful. Wendy did everything she possibly could to make us feel at home and we were accommodated greatly when we brought in an evening meal and even supplied wine glasses for us! she is a total star! the bed was so comfy i slept... More 

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xoron, Owner at Xoron Floatel, responded to this review

Thank you Kathryn, You were both a pleasure to look after, so pleased we got you over your fear of boats, and water, Paul & Wendy More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The website is a very true representation of the accomodation offered. This floatel provides a unique experience where visitors can stay on board an historic vessel with stunning views across Bembridge Harbour. It is a good base for walkers as well as for those who wish to explore the island by car. Wendy and Paul are excellent hosts and passionate... More 

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xoron, Owner at Xoron Floatel, responded to this review

Thank you Jill for your kind words, hope to see you again the next time your on the Island. Paul & Wendy More 

Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We have been to the island before and stayed in some of the bigger offerings so didn't know what to expect from this smaller more intimate floatel but were very pleased with this little gem. Paul and Wendy are excellent hosts; the breakfast was very good with more than enough options. The bed was the most comfortable that I have... More 

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xoron, Owner at Xoron Floatel, responded to this review

Bob & Marina, Thank you so much for taking the time to say such nice things about us, It was our pleasure to look after you while you were visiting your family on the Island, Hope to see you both again soon, Paul & Wendy More 

Croydon, Surrey
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We didn't know what to expect but we needn't have worried. Excellent hosts, good food, comfortable beds and a gorgeous view. Furthermore the boat is packed with interesting artefacts. Wendy & Paul were most accommodating and did all they could to make our 3 night stay enjoyable. Very glad we went. Lynda & Bob

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xoron, Owner at Xoron Floatel, responded to this review

Thank you so much, for your reveiw, We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us, and even more happy you shared your thoughts with so many people around the world, Hope to see you again soon, Sorry our reply was so long in coming I must have missed the alert to your reveiw. Paul & Wendy More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Don't miss a chance to stay on this wonderful motor gun boat in the beautiful, peaceful harbour of Bembridge. Paul and Wendy went out of their way to make us feel at home - they were very friendly and hospitable, giving excellent advice on where to go and what to see and even taking care of us when when we... More 

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xoron, Owner at Xoron Floatel, responded to this review

Hello Zoe & Chris Thank you for saying such nice things about us, We try our best to look after everyone while they are with us, Its easy when you have nice people to help, Hope to see you both again, it will be our pleasure to look after you again. Paul & Wendy More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Well another great stay. Thanks to Wendy and Paul for putting up with us. Roll on next year. Wendy and Paul, as hosts, are fantastic. Rooms are comfortable and clean. Breakfast is lovely. We always have a fantastic stay. Thank you again, Wendy and Paul. Carry on what you are doing.see you both next year for our 9 year stay... More 

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xoron, Owner at Xoron Floatel, responded to this review

Well what can we say, Thank you very much Mr, & Mrs W. has it realy been 8 years you've been coming, ? The pleasure is allways ours when you guy's turn up, we like the chocolates and biscuits you always leave, why you bring so much is beyond us. really pleased you had another great get together with all... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Just returned from another weekend at the Xoron. We have been coming here for the last 8 years, August bank holiday. We absolutely love it. And will continue to stay here every year. Paul and Wendy are not just proprietors, we now class them as good friends. They are very accommodating, helpful and friendly. Very laid back, as we sometimes... More 

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xoron, Owner at Xoron Floatel, responded to this review

Thank you both very much for saying such great things about us, We will never live up that headline of your reveiw, but as its the only one you've given us in 8 years you must be making up for all the other years, As you said we are friends, we look forward to you comming every year, you are... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Did not know what to expect but not disappointed. Beautiful setting for this very different escape from the ordinary. Paul and Wendy have it just right very welcoming and excellent breakfast, a five star hotel would have a job to compete with. If you have had your fill of B&B's and hotels try this, you will be pleasantly surprised and... More 

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xoron, Owner at Xoron Floatel, responded to this review

Ha Ha, loved the comment about the monkey man, however they bought a massive wooden monkey and they named it Paul, i have no idea why, !! your not the first to mention the Monkey ! That was a great reveiw Steven, but We hope we can live up to it, we try our best at all times, but as... More 

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