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Friends Hotel

8 Hill St., Sandown PO36 9DD, England
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Ranked #24 of 31 Sandown B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014
abner2014 Birmingham, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have not come here since 2014 but this hotel is atrocious. Firstly the food was horrible and it was decorated like a old peoples home. the bed sheets were filthy with stains and sand. We had to put sheets on the top to make it bearable. I would not recommend this hotel.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

it is not often that we have that perfect holiday at friends hotel we had that. we had good homely food our bedroom was clean and comfortable with the china cups a good addition. we were made welcome by paul and Sandra they were very attentive as the hotel owners. we had a good rappor with the other guests. we... More 

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merseyside
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My wife and I have just returned from a 5day holiday staying at the Friends Hotel Sandown. We enjoyed a great holiday and I would add the following about this Hotel: First the owners Paul and Sandra, they were absolutely brilliant with us and the other guests and nothing was too much trouble for them. Then the staff including Kieran... More 

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sheffield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This hotel is amazing for a nice relaxing time. The staff are all friendly and the guests get along with everyone there. The entertainment is really good and the staff make the children feel as welcome as the older generation too! The meals are lovely and the waiters are extremely helpful. They make any request of yours possible! The rooms... More 

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friendshotel, Owner at Friends Hotel, responded to this review

thank-you for your lovely comments, glad you had a great holiday. look forward to seeing you again More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Hackleton School, Northampton had another absolutely fabulous week at the Friends Hotel with Paul and Sandra. Can I thank you both tremendously on behalf of all of the children and staff. We could not have asked for better food and care. See you both again on our next residential.

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Whittlesey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Teachers and pupils from Park Lane School had a fabulous week staying with Paul and Sandra at The Friends Hotel. This was our second stay with them and we would love to come back next year as we were all made to feel so welcome and had a brilliant week. The owners went out of their way to provide an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Well located good food and good entertainment on an evening, the food is home done and tasty, the staff are all friendly. Located in a nice quite area, nice stroll to the sea front. You are always kept entertained on an evening,

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Stayed as a family at the Friends Hotel for 4 nights as part of a coach tour package. We found the accommodation clean and comfortable. The half board meal menu was good. It was simple food eg, salads, sausage and mash, roast pork dinner, fish options etc all served nicely and plenty of it. Things are rationed out but you... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Stayed here for one night's B&B as a result of leaving it too late to book anywhere else on a busy summer weekend. Twin room was small and dated but adequately provided with tv, shower, kettle etc. Breakfast was a pretty decent fry-up (and there were lots of other options, but I didn't try those). Main complaints would be: -... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Stayed for a week two rooms booked for family holiday only one room with shower 2nd room only a bath so had to keep going over landing to daughters room to use shower. Didnt like the idea of having to order evening meal while eating breakfast. Food not bad fish 3 days running not much choice and huge portions got... More 

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friendshotel, Owner at Friends Hotel, responded to this review

in response to this review it was a coaching holiday, 5 days 4 nights not a week. the only way to give fresh home cooked food economically on a low cost coaching holiday is to take the menus in advance to minimise waste, each day a meat option, fish option and choice of salads was given, night one bingo and... More 

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