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19 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
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The Waterfront Inn
Ranked #17 of 52 Shanklin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Shanklin, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have just returned from the Waterfront restaurant for my 28th birthday party with 6 people , great atmosphere , Excellent food reasonably priced great choice of menu , would happily recommend the sea bass , I had the mussels and chips and malteser cake for dessert , service from the staff very very good. Would happily recommend , I... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Waterfront Inn is an excellent choice! The staff are warm, friendly without being intrusive. The food is fantastic and the rooms are clean and comfortable. There is nothing quite like going to sleep and waking up to the sound of the waves lapping on the beach. Although the hotel is lively during the evening, once the bar closes, everything... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at this restaurant on the night of the fireworks during the Shanklin Regatta. We did not book a table, so on arrival we were told there would be a table free shortly but we might have to wait 20 minutes. However, this did not matter since we were given great service throughout. A family with a 4 &... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just had a 2 night stay at the waterfront and had a fantastic time, our room had a sea view and although it was pretty basic it was clean and comfortable. I really judge rooms on 3 things, comfy bed and pillows, hygiene and the shower! All were very good the shower was amazing most powerful to date. The breakfast... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for a meal 5th August early evening with group of 6 + baby. Exceptionally good service, with staff moving tables and chairs to accommodate pram and wheelchair. Great food and attentive but not intrusive waiting staff. Staff carried wheelchair down steps as we left - great attitude. Our second visit and we will certainly return again. Also noted the... More

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12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for drinks and a meal. Good service and very good value for money. Had the £9.95 2 course lunch. Great table in sun in front of the sea...could have been the med if we'd squinted a bit! Recommended!

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Hailsham, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't stay here but went here one evening quite late and they had stopped serving food but we stayed for a couple of drinks anyway. We returned the next evening a bit earlier and ate. We were a large group (about 13 of us) and the orders were taken promptly, food came out quickly and everyone had a really... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Our fourth year as guests of David and Catherine, I'm tired of the folk type music, if I hear the song Jolene played one more time this holiday I will be found hanging from the trellis archway above the steps. This type of music just sends me to sleep, a bit more life to it please. Dave W

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Cottingham, UK
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Four of us had an evening meal on the terrace. Service was excellent, staff were very welcoming and efficient. Alex the head waitress was particularly helpful and friendly and went out of her way to ensure we enjoyed the evening. The menu had a wide choice to choose from and the portions were large enough to ensure that the healthiest... More

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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Fantastic location opposite the seafront, all helped by great weather. Room ok facing the sea, might benefit from Aircon as the Sun really shines on it, we didn't eat there because the menu didn't suit us (it was very popular anyway) and the wiring might need a check here 'n there (oven broke down for breakfast on 18th but not... More

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Address: 19 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
The Waterfront Hotel Shanklin
The Waterfront Inn Shanklin, Isle Of Wight

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The Waterfront Inn is family-run Guest House / Hotel with 8 bedrooms, all en-suite, 5 of which have sea views and all offer bed and breakfast. We appreciate that our guests' enjoyment is the key to our success and we endeavour to offer high standards in customer service together with a personal touch. We welcome dogs, and pets in general, throughout the hotel. We are a free house and offer a wide selection of Isle of Wight ales, lagers, wines & spirits, together with a straightforward, homely menu that features local steaks and seafood in addition to the usual seaside favourites. ... more   less 
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