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2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sandown PO36 8AB, England
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The Ocean Hotel
Ranked #6 of 33 hotels in Sandown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at this hotel every year for 9 years and absolutely love it. This year being no exception. We arranged sea views privately with the hotel after booking with a coach tour. The rooms given were lovely, over looking the pool with a patio which we sat out on every morning and evening looking at the stunning bay... More

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights with 2 children. Only 2 little positives- right on the seafront and on day 1 we had a friendly waitress for breakfast. Other than that, what can we say- smelly room - the smell seemed to be oozing from the old, worn carpet. Dirty, poorly decorated walls with peeling woodchip. Furniture that looks like it has... More

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Carol Ann C, Owner at The Ocean Hotel, responded to this review

We were surprised to see your comments regarding your stay with us, having addressed your earlier complaint by offering alternative accommodation of which you commented was ‘lovely and bright’ and ‘much better’. If you had cause for further complaint our Reception and Housekeeping staff are always on duty and would have addressed any problems you had. In response to your... More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife an I spent four nights as part of a coach trip. Both of us having mobility problems we were told everything was on one level with a lift from reception to all floors. No one told us threre were a flight of stairs to climb before getting to reception. Despite advising our tour operator of our wish for... More

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Woking, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ocean Hotel on the sea front at Sandown is a wonderful place to stay - the sea in front, and the shops right behind. On arrival the hotel seemed slightly old fashioned, it was built in Edwardian times and much of the interior is original. Our week's stay couldn't have been bettered. The staff are friendly and helpful, the... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were booked into the Ocean Hotel, Sandown with Shearings and the experience was somewhat unique. Remember woodchip wallpaper? All over! The creaking floors were more than a match in volume for my arthritic knees, and the ill fitting and rattling doors on room 90 were worthy of a haunted house. The creaking floors made the rooms burglar proof I... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to The Ocean Hotel Sandown Isle of White early May with my husband. Everything about this hotel was excellent. The staff were so helpful and courteous nothing was too much trouble for them. The room was clean and very spacious. Large en suite. Plenty of tea and coffee. The food was lovely and a very good selection also waitress... More

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fabulous hotel located in an idyllic setting,beach and shops right on your doorstep.spotlessly clean inside and out,staff friendly and very helpful and a massive hi to phil and martin for being great barmen.food was great,hot and delicious and well served.We had a seaview room but when we return hopefully we will get a balcony.Thanks for making our holiday brilliant

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Coventry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for 3 nights we had a sea view room the views over the sea and beach where worth every penny .The room was bright and spotlessly clean the food in the restaurant was very good the gardens and the outdoor pool where an absolute joy to be in .Apart from the fantastic location of the hotel what really makes... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Stayed 30/6-4/7/14.Travelled on an escorted tour with husband.Payed a little extra for a seaview room and it was worth it.Overlooked pretty gardens pool and the English Channel.Some of the carpets and decor are a little tired away from the main reception rooms but our bedroom was more than adequate.Food was fine but not cordon blue.What made this place so nice... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Comfortable rooms. Seaview is lovely. Owner and staff are the best I have experienced. Hotel is placed so you can enjoy sea views and beach on one side and high street and shops to the front of hotel. Colonial bar lives up to its name, with experienced and friendly bar staff, with a beautiful sea view you never want to... More

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Address: Sandown PO36 8AB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Sandown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Ocean Hotel 2*
Also Known As:
Ocean Hotel Sandown
The Ocean Hotel Sandown, Isle Of Wight

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