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Aqua Hotel

#18 of 55 Hotels in Shanklin
Certificate of Excellence
17 The Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kent
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32 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Upon arriving at the Hotel Aqua, I was booked in at the reception by a lady who was pleasant, but not overly welcoming i.e. no "Hello, how are you?" "How was your journey?" "Welcome to the Hotel" etc; it was just the basic booking in and pay up front in full. The room was a reasonable size for a single,... More 

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Quedgeley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After reading all the positive reviews, Hotel Aqua was such a disappointment. We stayed in rooms 10 & 14, would avoid them at all costs, especially 10. It is above the kitchen, so from 630/700am in the morning very noisey with sounds of pans etc being banged around and staff shouting at each other. The bathroom was tiny, you couldn't... More 

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I enjoyed a lovely walk from Ventnor to Shanklin recently with the object being to get some lunch once we got there. It was a lengthy walk and we'd walked up an appetite. In fact we were starving! We chose the Aqua hotel and decided to eat outside. I ordered a ploughman's lunch having seeing my wife... More 

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed there a few times love it everyone very friendly.food very good had most evening meals there.staff can't do enough to make sure everything is ok.Chris the barman was excellent in keeping everybody amused as well knowing what a lot of people drank who were regular visitors to the bar.

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Redhill, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from another stay, friendly staff, sparkling clean room and fantastic meals, this is certainly a hotel that ticks all the boxes. Varied choice of evening meals, so fresh, delicious and beautifully presented that I felt like I had my own personal chief!

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Wales, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We really enjoyed everything during our weeks stay at the Aqua. The staff are all well trained ,exceptionally polite and friendly. Nothing is too much much trouble for them. We ate in the very comfortable and nicely decorated restaurant for all our evening meals which were all perfectly cooked and presented . The hotel is nicely decorated in pastel colours... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

we were in a party of 6 mum and dad 85&86 2 sons and daughter in laws,first they put mum and dad on the first floor so as not too many stairs to climb,all our bedrooms were spotless and roomy with great sea views.from the owners to the girls who cleaned the rooms they could not do enough for you,the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the apartment owned by the aqua hotel which is located in the Napier Apartments next door. It provided us with a great quiet base and our own privacy yet we could use the hotels facilities... The team at the Aqua were brilliant with us throughout and the breakfast there is highly recommended. I will definitely stay here... More 

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South West England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Lovely staff always ready with a smile great location very near the beach. On street parking charge between 10am and 6pm. Breakfast nicely cooked would have liked some fruit salad or peaches tinned would be fine. Very nice yogurt ...plenty of toast . Bedroom clean but very old fashioned bedding and carpet . Nice atmosphere come and go as you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This place is a little gem on Shanklin seafront. We have always been made to feel extremely welcome here from the owners and staff. The food is consistently perfect whilst overlooking the beautiful sea view right on the beach. A highly recommended establishment if you are passing and definitely not one to be missed!

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