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The Waterfront Inn

Certificate of Excellence
19 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
The Waterfront Inn
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I've eaten here a few times and vowed to stay. I certainly can recommend both. From our initial greeting to saying goodbye both me and my son had a fabulous 2 night break at The Waterfront. Room was lovely and clean and the food at breakfast and dinner both days was excellent. Service and customer happiness is a priority here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

To say that these guys appreciate their customers is an under statement. We sat outside in the sunshine all afternoon on Saturday and then decided to return in the evening for food and live music. The service was fantastic, one of our party ordered bulgar wheat and after a fairly lengthy wait, one of the waiters came and sat down... More 

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Perfect small friendly hotel right on the beach. Waking up to the sound of the sea and stunning views (Clear day can see England). Followed by perfectly cooked scrabbled eggs and bacon was the best start to the day . The Waterfront sits in a row of colonial style hotels close to family friendly amusement parks and challenging cliff walks.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

Having been to many restaurants on the Isle of Wight. It has been a nightmare for me as the vegan options are non existent and having brought a dog on holiday it limited where we could go. But at the waterfront inn they were so helpful and really knew their food. We settled on a few items and it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Wow huge portions and quality meals. I wanted to try some fish and this was the perfect opportunity we shared a fish platter for starters which was so delicious for my first experience of a platter it was amazing it was huge!!!! Mussels crab clams prawns calamari and shrimp all on a bed of salad it was divine and some... More 

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