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Altavia Hotel

18 Beachfield Road, Sandown PO36 8NA, England
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Well, having looked on the web site and it looked fjne, i booked this hotel for a last minute break.The owner couldn't be more helpful or friendly, but the hotel needs upgrading. I was waiting for Basil Fawlty to step out from behind the desk. When i got there he hadn't got my booking. no problem as i was the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

To say this was a disappointment is about right as the owner is so friendly and helpful that it makes you feel bad about complaining about how dated the place was. We stayed in the family room which was quite large but the bathroom was only the size of a wardrobe. I could sit on the toilet with my feet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I was looking for a last minute family break on a shoestring budget, all the South Coast resorts were way out of our reach then I happened across The Altavia. I read mixed reviews but decided to give it a chance. I would recommend calling direct before booking. John, the owner booked our Ferry tickets for us saving us a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

Had booked my short break through Expedia that was the start of things to go so wrong. My wife, my grandson and myself arrived at the hotel only to be told we were not expected, after lots of phone calls eventually we were allowed a room. Was then told by the manager that if we didn't like this room then... More 

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4 Thank Bill V
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have not had a holiday in ten years, my fiance surprised me by booking a break for us at the hotel. IT AN AMAZING PLACE! So clean, good food, lovely bar. The grounds are also great. John and his wonderful wife, we're so very friendly, we are going back there for our "Honeymoon" When we arrived, we we're told... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

As another reviewer said, in time warp - like old folks home, needs big money spent on this. Booking in was like something off Hotel Inspector. Owner and staff trying to be nice but laughably inefficient. Told breakfast was at 8.30. They don't mean 8.30 - 10.00 - they mean 8,30... we were knocked up at 8.40 to go down.... More 

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2 Thank Graham R
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Although the owner and staff could not be faulted for our stay, the hotel requires a bit more TLC, we stayed in 2 rooms (a double and a family room) both served the purpose we required, the double room was fine with en suite facility, the family room ample beds(1 double, 1 single and bunk bed) unfortunately a really small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My partners mother lives in sandown and we visit often. We always get an early ferry, we arrived om the island at 4am and unfortunately could not get into our caravan till the next day so struggled for one nights accommodation. We drove to the altavia on the off chance as we have stayed here for a long weekend visit... More 

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Blackpool, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Arrived at the hotel and walked into what I can describe as an old peoples home. The back of the hotel Is filthy. On arrival told that we have the best sea view room... Really! The room was something of what I can describe as a 70's throw back. The decor was awful with 4 different wall papers on the... More 

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7 Thank Mandy H
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Thought we were in a time warp when we arrived- Straight out the 1970's and so very like Fawlty Towers. The owner had moments of friendliness but I can see what other reviewers have experienced when he is a bit "stressed" he's incredibly rude. On asking for some milk for my room we were given some out-of-date cartons which I... More 

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