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The Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BG, England
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Esplanade Hotel
Ranked #34 of 55 hotels in Shanklin
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brighton, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Kevin is a most accomadating host.having stayed in this hotel on a school trip, the hotel is transformed from a normal family hotel into a base for approx.60, 10 year old school children and their teachers to enjoy a week of outings and fun.Kevin copes with feeding and attending to all needs arising during the week long stay, and even... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Visited here on a National Holidays coach tour. The IOW has a very particular character and feel about the place; the Esplanade is no exception and fits very well indeed. Decent place with friendly hardworking staff and great views and location. If you love Garlic and Wine this is the island for you as they are the largest growers around... More

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Hove, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I have just returned from taking 53 children on a residential trip here Monday-Friday. I have led this journey for many years and we always enjoy a warm welcome. Do not worry, if you are looking for a relaxing break, you will not find yourself surrounded by children as the two types of visitor never overlap. We are always greeted... More

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Hampshire England
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We stayed in the Alverstone room which was very spacious with a beautiful sea view and large balcony. Perfect for us and our 9 month old baby. A very family friendly room, I only had to move a few items to make it baby safe, the furniture is very sensible. We divided the room up in to a play area... More

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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

We stayed with my young children for a 3 night break. The rooms were spacious, clean and the sea view and balcony were real highlights. The decor was pretty tired though and the beds were a bit uncomfortable. We were locked out on a couple of occasions which was annoying. Breakfast was a disappointment. No fruit, cooked breakfast was ok... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This hotel has a great position on the beach, we had a family suite with a very large balcony and super sea views. Rooms are very clean and comfortable, our suite had 2 rooms, with the children having their own TV in their room. We chose this hotel because we are a family of 5 and it is the only... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

I stayed as a large group. It was comfortable and clean and the rooms were a nice size. Though some rooms are not en-suite. There is one room where there are three cubicles, two showers and one toilet. I found that a little strange. The food is not brilliant but they give you plenty. I found the decor not so... More

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Rochester, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we found the hotel to be a perfect choice in every aspect. The owners were so welcoming. When we arrived we were greeted and asked how was our journey etc. We were shown to our room and told if there was anything we needed or wanted to just come and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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195 reviews 195 reviews
44 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

The Esplanade is good value for money, in that you don't pay much, but get a pretty good deal; basic but clean rooms, very friendly host, perfectly OK breakfast. We (2 adults, 3 kids) stayed in one of the 2 'family suites', which to be honest were a masterpiece of creative photography on the website - although the rooms were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012 via mobile

Very friendly, extremely clean and comfortable accomadation with great beach views from the room balcony. Lovely breakfast and see you soon. Nigel and Lizzie / Sheffield

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Address: The Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Esplanade Hotel Shanklin, Isle Of Wight

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The Esplanade Hotel is a traditional beach front hotel catering for couples and families. The Hotel is a family owned and run, and we offer a friendly relaxed environment in a prime location, directly opposite the beach, and within a 10 minute walk to Shanklin old village. We are also very proud to be able to cater for many school group residential visits during the spring and autumn seasons, many of whom have been returning to us for many years. ... more   less 
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