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Melbourne - Ardenlea Hotel

4 - 6 Queens Rd, Shanklin PO37 6AP, England
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Ranked #39 of 55 Hotels in Shanklin
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed there with my daugthers on a long week-end. It is a 3 stars hotel so had reasonable expectations. Yet, it eas hard not to be disheartened by the gloomy decor of the place (some rooms are better), the terrible breakfast (not a single thing is fresh - all ingredients are lowest quality possible), the creaky building (I got... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Sadly this information only came tonight on booking in.. The room booked was not available.. Confusion reigns... Breakfast buffet was sparse.... Swimming pool and areas very poor.. Jacuzzi not working.. Sauna not working ... Swimming pool ..cool water ...... At this present time it is a base and a average bed and breakfast establishment... Tired .....

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Brightlingsea, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff are great but this hotel is just a bed and breakfast base camp for you. The rooms are tired and the beds very old, breakfast is not up to much no taste and I would not eat there again in the evening as it is over priced and over cooked. It is run on a budget so that's... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

must admit we sort of enjoyed our stay but I have to say that this hotel is in need of a major overhaul and the staff really need to appreciate customers... the manager was new and did an ok job but everything seemed an effort.... I don't think the staff really know what is going on or what to do... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

booked this hotel through this site and got a room for 2 with bed and breakfast and a sort of sea view for £36. Pretty amazing price, so cheap. So, the room was fine, clean and enough amenities within that you would expect. My only criticism of the room was that it was noisy due to people upstairs, I think... More 

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The staff were Diamonds, For the duration of my 5 day stay Amelia and Sara were particularly attentive. There were two nights when I was too tired for dinner so Amelia ensured I had something and bought it to my room. The food was excellent too and more than plentiful. I did have a couple of dinner requests which the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I was looking for somewhere to stay at very short notice, and this hotel came up at a very reasonable price. I did not expect much for the price and was very pleasantly surprised. Very pleasant and efficient staff, a good bar, a comfortable and quiet night and a good breakfast.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We love staying at this hotel. We visit often throughout the year. The hotel is relaxing and comfortable. With a great swimming pool, our boys are very happy. The staff are excellent at accommodating whatever our request, especially Sara. She is a credit to the hotel always smiling, taking the time to chat and treating us like family.

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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Was greeted by the lovely warm Sara upon check-in. Was very straight forward, and not marketing questions. Was offered assistance with my luggage, but declined. Room was nice, clean, quiet and out of the way of general noise. Every time I had a question or query, it was greeted with a no hesitation smile. A stones throw away from the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Dirty, dated and rude. I took my family here for one night and had an awful experience. We spoke to whom we assume was the manager of the hotel as we had a worrying smell in our room, that had the window open on arrival, which we were concerned was the smell of gas. After telling us she couldnt smell... More 

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