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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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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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south wales uk
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Just come back from Carlton Hotel Stayed there Friday to Monday Very pleasant hotel Nice friendly staff eager to please Excellent position right on beach front Food basic but edible Room clean with twin beds Shower over bath which was ok Entertainment fair Bingo good prize money Stayed in 134 which was right over entertainment area So had to wait... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

After a good trip to Sandown I O W we arrived at this hotel greeted by the staff who took our cases and offered a welcome cup of tea or coffee in the bar the wife after we got our keys to our to our room 128 viva the lift our room was big wjth twin beds flat screen tv... 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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