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Old Shanklin Guest House

Certificate of Excellence
20 Grange Road, Shanklin PO37 6NN, England
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Old Shanklin Guest House
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Ranked #3 of 52 Shanklin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
macca6205 Meopham, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Meopham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We decided to have a much needed short break and booked the Old Shanklin Guest House based on location and reviews. The room was very spacious, bed huge and comfy, large shower room and constant hot water and the accommodation spotlessly clean. This guest house ticks all boxes. Gareth and Sarah are welcoming hosts and their attention to detail is... More 

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Sarah J, Owner at Old Shanklin Guest House, responded to this review

Thsnk you so much for your review. It's always nice that the details in OSGH are noticed. It makes it all worth while spending time on the smaller things, that may go unoticed, so we'll carry on doing it. Our breakfast is now expeanding further still with the Full English every day of course, but with a specials board and... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed for 4 nights in the Bonchurch Suite. Nice comfortable room. Good location - quiet but easy to get to restaurants and bus routes. Sarah and Gareth were very helpful and went to the trouble of getting softer pillows when requested. Very good breakfast.

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Sarah J, Owner at Old Shanklin Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your prompt and kind review. We really do mean it when we ask our guests to be honest and ask if there is anything we can do to make you more comfortable! Sincerely hope to see you again. Sarah More 

Fareham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent ages finding the right guest house or hotel for us and so glad we chose "The Old Shanklin Guest House". On arrival we were greeted by the owners, Sarah and Gareth, who gave us a warm welcome. Gareth carried our bag to the room and then made us fresh coffee and tea to drink in the lounge. The... More 

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Sarah J, Owner at Old Shanklin Guest House, responded to this review

We're really glad you enjoyed yourselves. And you don't have too much excuse not to return - you're not that far away! Hope to see you again P.S The bed is superking for anyone reading! More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We would thoroughly recommend this small guest house, which we stayed at for 3 nights in March 2015. The location is excellent - in a quiet road, but minutes from the restaurants and shops of Shanklin Old Village. We stayed in the Bonchurch Suite, which is very spacious, with a very comfortable (and large) bed, plenty of storage space and... More 

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Sarah J, Owner at Old Shanklin Guest House, responded to this review

What a lovely review. Thank you. We're pleased that you were comfortable. Sarah More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent guest house, both Sarah and Gareth are very friendly and make you feel very welcome. Room was very comfy and there was a good choice at breakfast and it tasted very good. We would definitely recommend staying here and will be staying again in the future.

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Buckingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Old Shanklin Guest House is probably the best 'bed and breakfast' we've stayed in: the warmest of welcome from Sarah and Gareth (and young Beth); a comfortable, clean and well-equipped room; freshly cooked breakfasts using local produce. Real friendliness and helpfulness without being intrusive: this is a professional operation in the best sense. We shall certainly return. Perhaps it's... More 

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gjamesrock, Owner at Old Shanklin Guest House, responded to this review

We always appreciate reviews - especially the nice ones, thank you very much! Gareth has a favourite weekend of the year in Shanklin - painting weekend! There is a particular weekend of the year when lots of business owners get out and paint their frontages in the sun. We also have a new shop opending in the only vacant shop... More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gareth and Sarah looked after family of 7 so well. Great rooms, breakfast superb, black pudding and bacon excellent. Lovely original rooms. Local knowledge re trips and restaurants very helpful . Highly recommendable. Parking a bit tight, but room for 3 cars, watch the wing mirrors. Tx.

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gjamesrock, Owner at Old Shanklin Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. It was lovely to meet you all and are pleased you all enjoyed your stay. There is ample parking for 4 cars (dedicated to Bonchurch, St Helens, Tennyson & Godshill). There is a photo on our website and whilst we have always stated on our website that it's not ideal for 4x4s and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We stayed for 3 nights in February and not only was the weather glorious, so was the Old Shanklin Guest House, it was a real treat to stay there. We had a very warm welcome from Gareth and Sarah, and our room was beautifully appointed, warm and comfortable. The breakfasts were really good and there were different choices every day.... More 

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gjamesrock, Owner at Old Shanklin Guest House, responded to this review

We're really glad you enjoyed yourselves. We are aiming to give people even more choice of breakfast in the near future (without compromising the food obviously). Hope to see you again Sarah More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

What do you want from a guest house? Total cleanliness...tick. Large & comfortable bed...tick. Delicious breakfast perfectly cooked & attractively served...tick. And include vegetarian in that one! :)

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have just returned from our 4 night stay at the Old Shanklin Guest House and felt compelled to write our first review. We arrived on Valentines Day and were given a very warm welcome by the friendly owners - Sarah, Gareth and Beth. We were lucky enough to stay in the Captain's Room which was perfect in size, decor,... More 

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