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Altavia Hotel

18 Beachfield Road, Sandown PO36 8NA, England
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
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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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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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 4 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I was so worried about the booking I'd made to return to the Altavia with friends for a Mother's Day weekend. I've always had a good experience at the hotel, it's cheap, in a great location, and the owner couldn't be more helpful. Yes, a bulb did blow when I entered the room, and upon reporting it the manager had... More 

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Billericay, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Very tasty breakfast; staff cater to my diverse dietary needs and are flexible with my need for early starts. Owner, wife and staff are very friendly. Comfortable social lounge, with large screen tv. Comfortable bar area with range of beverages on offer. Pleasant seaview; comfortable mattress and bed linen. Would recommend this hotel to a friend.

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