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The Ocean Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
, Sandown PO36 8AB, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Large hotel ...a bit run down in places.. Food was average. The staff were friendly & helpful. Room very clean. a bit tired ..we stayed in 54 ... It was to small for a double.... & hardly big enough for a single.. The ensuite was tiny.. Shower was very poor. Not movable.. Bedding ,towels were very clean. Didn't like the... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an old style hotel on the sea front at Sandown, Isle of Wight. The public rooms are clean and comfortable. The staff are friendly and give very good service. The dining room is well laid out and the food on the set menu is satisfactory. Coach holiday clients appear to be the main guests, but family groups were... More 

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for four nights in this lovely hotel. An excellent menu choice with efficient table service. The hotel is very clean, the only downside, for us, was that a sea view room was not available. There was entertainment every night for the children until 9pm then for adults until late. An excellent bar service and comfortable lounge area. The... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the 12th year we have stayed here and it was fabulous as always. You can not fault the staff in any area, reception, dining room, bar and cleaning staff all work so hard to make your stay a fantastic one. It's always a pleasure to return here and it is the highlight of our summer. Always make sure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from a week in the Ocean Hotel. Had a Seaview family room (Room 7) for 2 adults 1 child. It was basic but spotlessly clean (& kept that way all week by the housekeeping staff), always hot water, clean white linen and towels. A few annoying squeaky floorboard noises from the room above that could do with fixing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been amazing and I have been swimming in the pool all the time. the staff are very nice and welcoming and it has been amazing as usual. I loved the room and it is very nice and I loved the food.

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the island and have stayed at quite a few hotels,but we find the ocean always gives good value for money,usually have the same room as my partner has mobility problems.we took the grandchildren last year and their room was equally as nice clean comfortable withpletyful supply of hot water.food was good and staff very friendly and helpful.entertainment most evenings... More 

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blantyre
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20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

hotel and staff could not be faulted in any department, excellent room overlooking the sea room cleanliness and detail to a high standard. What a nice change to have full waiter service at all meals and not having to dig around a buffet which in a lot of occasions seem like left overs .Dining room staff very pleasant and efficient... More 

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We booked this as a package including travel with Shearings Holidays. My wife and I decided upon single rooms to give us a more restful time and both rooms were of a decent size with en-suite bathroom. Our stay was on a half-board basis. Breakfast and dinner were adequate (not generous) portions and quality was fair to good. Entertainment in... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Just returned from a weeks holiday in Sandown Ocean Hotel, the rooms were basic but cleaned everyday, the food in the restaurant was better than some 5 Star hotels we have stayed in. The restaurant staff were excellent, Dave looked after us every night and he was brilliant especially with our to children. There is a heated outside pool and... More 

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