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The Carlton Hotel

Esplanade, Sandown PO36 8LA, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel very dated, we were part of a coach party, heating could not be controlled in individual bedrooms, dining room very cold, food terrible, waiters did their best to serve but not enough staff, we got meat and gravy served and 10 minutes later Vegetables and potatoes arrived, meat now cold. Breakfast was cold every day. No leadership in hotel,... More 

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birmingham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just got back from this hotel, we had a really good time there over the Christmas period, lots of things going on to entertain you, the room we had was lovely, nice comefortable bed, overlooking the sea, the room was nice and warm, the food was really nice and generous portions, all the staff went that extra mile to make... More 

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cwmbran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We had a great 5 day stay , hotel was clean and comfortable ,rooms were lovely and warm . hotel staff were very welcoming throughout the stay , Special thanks to the catering and waiter staff, meals were good and hot , with prompt service . As for previous reviews ,really don't know what they are talking about ,we could... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I took a group of 44 members of our club last week. Rooms facing the sea. were bright and lovely views over the sea. We have been before, and was impressed so much that we decided to visit again. Wrong!!! A shabby frontage, Reception greeting was good. but the problems with the rooms were bad, Water leaking in bathrooms I... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I stayed in a tiny double room. The sheets were clean as was the room. The decor was dated and the toilet leaked and eventually flooded the bathroom floor. The heating did not work but I had been supplied with an oil fired radiator. The view over the bay was lovely. The food was not. Over cooked vegetables. Tasteless soup... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Stayed here last year , only because it was cheap and convenient , decided to stay here again because the rooms are comfortable and the view is excellent . That's all of the plusses !! The breakfast is appalling to say the least , the coffee was undrinkable ! If you have a room at the rear of the hotel... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Just returned from 5 days at this hotel. Lets give the positives first. Wonderful location almost on the beach. Fab views of beach , pier, promenade. Well worth the additional payment for seaview.On arrival at the hotel noticed how shabby it looked one big letters on the name at font is missing. Does not give good first impression. Also pigeons... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I chose this hotel because it was recommended to us. When we arrived we got our key and headed up to the room on the third floor. I booked a double room and we were given a twin room which was looking out on a back garden. The room was very squeaky when you made the slightest move. No shower... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

Spent 5 days here. Rooms are good size, 3rd floor with balcony, bath and shower. Immaculately clean and comfy beds. Well furnished throughout. Food very good and staff most helpful. All you would would need from a 3 star budget hotel. Will definately go back.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I chose this hotel because of the sea front location. I took my mother at the end of August for a week to get away from London and relax. She's always wanted to come to the Isle of Wight so this was really for her. We had a sea view twin room on the second floor with a balcony. The... More 

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Address: Esplanade, Sandown PO36 8LA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Sandown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
The Carlton Hotel Sandown, Isle Of Wight
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Sandown

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