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The Ocean Hotel

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Sandown PO36 8AB, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful Christmas with Sherring at the Ocean.Arrived on 23rd of December was greeted with mince pies and sherry cases taken to our room which was over looked no the sea nice bathroom with three corner bath.Room spotlessly clean and comfy bed.The hotel was decorated beautiful two beautiful trees buy the lovely open fire.Drinks on the bar before dinner... More 

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1 Thank Maureen R
Sandown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Visited the Ocean bar, Christmas Eve, it was everything a Christmas eve should be. Beautiful, real 10 foot, Christmas trees, log fires, festive decorations. We were even treated to a choir singing Christmas songs. A beautiful setting in this Victorian building. It felt we'd stepped back in time. Friendly Staff, spotlessly clean, relaxed atmosphere. What more could be asked for.

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Thank Yvonne B
Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I went back this year with 3 others. We had a very good Christmas overall, food was good entertainment every evening and very friendly and helpful staff, and a sea view, we even got a gift from Santa. The rooms are now in desperate need of updating but very clean. Unfortunately the water pressure at the end of the building... More 

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Thank CarolNight
Brighton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Recommended from the hotel last visit so myself and two girlfriends visited last Saturday around 1pm on a private visit to island, food good especially the ploughman's, fantastic views but the bar had horse racing on the TVs VERY LOUD, betting slips lined up behind the bar and it seems to be a part time bookmakers, such a shame, some... More 

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Thank Pippa S
Okehampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We went as part of a coach trip, different holiday firms had differing meal times but it doesn't cause any problems. It could have been easier to order and pay for drinks at meal times but I got used to carrying one in with me. The room was clean and the food was good, the pool was closed early October... More 

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1 Thank Peter P
West Molesey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

There was only one lift serving all floors which would prove a problem in the busy summer months but the place was warm and welcoming with a lovely open fire in the Lounge area. The food was a plan but wholesome, probably catering more the elderly as there were two or three coach parties staying. All in all a lovely... More 

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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Last week I went with my sister plus two of our friends for a two night stay in the Ocean Hotel in Sandown. We had a lovely stay, very friendly staff, good food, good entertainment and comfortable rooms. We would recommend it to anyone and hopefully us four ladies will be going back next year to do it again. Thank... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

My friends and I spent a couple days at this hotel recently .It was a very warm and friendly hotel,the staff were very helpful.Rooms were very comfortable and warm especially this time of the year.There is a real fire the bar which was very cosy.Food was excellent and hot.also catered for vegetarians.Hotel was across from the beach and in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Arrived on a Friday afternoon I6th October 2015 and I believe there was 45 of us for a sixty birthday party. The hotel is big and welcoming and has a charm all of its own but also felt very regal. Our room was very clean with everything we needed and very comfortable. The service was excellent from the reception to... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Just returned from five day stay at Ocean,took a party of 45+ .All the staff in hotel were very helpful and friendly, reception staff very helpful,lots of help during organising from DEBBIE,food was very good and thanks to Marcela well organised, our waitress Vanessa was very good and friendly,hotel is very warm (been to a few that weren't) Entertainment was... More 

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