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Freshwater Bay, Freshwater PO40 9QX, England
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Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Freshwater
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

I have stayed at the Sandpipers many times in the past 10 years but in recent months it has been closed to the public, in the hands of the receivers so we have sought accommodation elsewhere on the Island. My wife and I stopped by last week to find that it has now been purchased by the owners of the... More

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albioniow, Owner at Sandpipers Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your online feedback, and we look forward to seeing you in September. Yes, we have just taken over the Sandpipers, meaning that we are able to offer accommodation at two different locations in Freshwater Bay - the Sandpipers and the Albion. The Sandpipers has over 20 bedrooms and we offer deals that include accommodation, continental self service... More

Winchester, England, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Shabby hotel that appears to be going downhill fast. the only saving grace is that it wasn't full. If it were, the self-service toast machine would not have coped; nether would the back of the dresser it was sitting on as this was pilled up with lost pieces. I ordered scrambled egg and tomatoes which was very unappetising; micro-waved eggs... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

‘Nothing is too much to ask for, every detail attended to with that touch of elegance that you expect’ this quote is from the hotel website and surely breaks the trade description act! I stayed a few nights and suffered a similar lack of customer service! The room was ok but the sheets and bins were not changed and nor... More

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Epsom, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

I would tend to concur with the Swiss couples' experience. Arrived to find reception door closed and no sign of life within. Located manager serving behind bar, who immediately advised us that the hotel was in administration and that he was a relief manager appointed by the administrators. Proceeded to book in and duly went to our room which (... More

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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

I arrived in freshwater and planned to spend two nights there. in the end, we only spent one night and "fled" the next morning without any breakfast. The rooms were terrible. dirty, dust everywhere and very loud as well. after having slept terribly, we decided to go to breakfast in the morning. to our surprise there hadnt been any breakfast... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

I spent 3 weeks here while working on a project on the Isle of Wight and got to know the place pretty well. I was initially put off a bit by the condition of the property. This is not a new hotel and although I found it pretty clean and generally well maintained you should not expect a pristine property.... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

hi i stayed there the end of april....not bad for the money.....the hotel staff were....how can i say this....erm.....not very well trained excpet one....who i found out was not hotel staff but kitchen...i found him very helpful and his vast knowledge of the bay area was brill.... i ate there in the evening were the same man who had directed... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

I can not comment on the hotel as we only call in for lunch. This is the second time I have visited staff are polite and the beer is good, but as for the food I would descibe it less than average. I had something on saturday that was describe on the menu as a Texan Cheese Burger, when it... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011

Fawlty Towers has absolutely nothing on this place. We made a group booking for twenty in ten double rooms for a golf holiday..to find when we arrived only 9 rooms were available with 6 people room less? At midnight when we returned from a night out we found strange people were sleeping in our beds and strange luggage in our... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011

Although things were still not as good as we'd like them to be, we still had a good time. There was a problem with the booking and as usual, there's a problem with the electronic keys. The service was really friendly service this year and the waiting staff tried very hard - special mention to Zack who really had is... More

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Additional Information about Sandpipers Hotel

Address: Freshwater Bay, Freshwater PO40 9QX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Freshwater
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Freshwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Under new ownership since September 2013. The new ownership team are the original designers of the Sandpipers Hotel model. Their aim is to redesign this B&B into a Country Guest House by the sea. Opening Spring 2014 with a unique Real Ale & fine wine, Fat Cat Bar, '2nd Chapter' for adults that like to have fun, with or without the children. Gardens to sit and enjoy as the day goes by, nights to embrace cold by the fire and sunny evenings as the sun goes down. Looking forward to seeing you all there. Cheer the Fat Cat Team x ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Sandpipers Hotel Freshwater
Sandpipers Hotel Isle Of Wight/Freshwater

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