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The Waterfront Inn

Certificate of Excellence
19 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Extremely impressed with our recent stay at The Waterfront Inn. Beautiful location, lovely atmosphere, very friendly staff, good standard of room, exceptional evening meal, matched with an equally good breakfast.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a really wet day but whilst on holiday we wanted a meal out to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We didn't book and on arrival were told all the tables inside were in use which was fine so we sat outside in the heated terrace area. Before visiting had notice a fixed price menu on the website. Disappointed to... More 

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Bucks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i had a fantastic 3 night break with my dog Travis here. Room was very clean, and the service was friendly and professional. Breakfast was excellent and the chef gave a sausage to Travis every morning. spoilt ☺️ Great location. We will definitely be back. Thank you. Julie

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fabulous evening here on the 30th July 15, the food was excellent and the live music was great, really really enjoyable. Great atmosphere and the setting is just beautiful looking out on to the seafront. The owner was charming and attentive, was the best evening of our holiday.

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here for the first time the food was not to bad we had fish cakes home made and they were . staff very friendly and there were plenty of them but had to ask 2 times for sweet menu to two different people with no joy, in the end a chap who seemed to be in charge told... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Booked at hotel for a week, first 5 nights had middle of seaview rooms (no.9). Excellent view, just a little on small side. Beds made up everyday. Housekeeper really very good, very friendly (keep smiling). Special thank you to Sharon and Colin, for making sure my soya milk was on table, who also work very hard. Breakfast was fantastic, talk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

I cannot fault anything about the restaurant!! The food was incredible, the staff amazing and all in all the best in Shanklin. The reviews that state it isn't family friendly clearly have no idea what they are talking about, they are Very family friendly, fantastic with children and couldn't be more helpful. Sharon & Katie were so friendly and really... More 

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Brading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

We visited the waterfront for a family get together and were greated by Roo and Sharon. Very pleasent young waitress Courteney showed us to our table and was so helpful and polite. We all chose different items from their menu which arrived after a very short wait. They had entertainment on and the chap was amazing. All of the staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Came here for a meal with some family.been about a month ago before this but wasn't so good & had to wait for a while. But 2nd time round lovely meals which we all enjoyed . compliments to ur chef.we will be back through the summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Been here for a night with my parents and my dogs , we been very well received , the staff has been very friendly and welcomming , the rooms were ok we had 2 double bedroom the best one are in front with sea view , but appart from that everything was great my familly and i did enjoy our... More 

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