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Priory Bay Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Priory Drive, Seaview PO34 5BU, England
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Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Seaview
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having been at our table for an hour our starter arrived. However, no wine glasses,let alone wine, were present. We asked for our wine and were asked if we required our wine with our starter ???!!!! Really? In fairness to the chef the food was pretty good except for the duck. it was just the waiting staff.....dreadful! Oiks in a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The reviews of the last month are correct. We stayed 3 nights HB at priory Bay; Good points; fabulous location, friendly staff, hotel is faded or shabbily genteel, really friendly and helpful for families. Bad points; terrible service ( took 3 hrs to receive 2 courses for 3 people and we were the first people seated at 1830 as my... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went for afternoon tea here; the hotel is well past it's best and service not great considering their prices. Tea was fine (we've had much better elsewhere, e.g. Osborne House) but not served on nice cake stands, which you always feel it should be. We had to ask for macaroons and got some slightly grudgingly! There was no seating... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Coming to Priory Bay Hotel you feel you are entering a very special location, our lunch visit didn't disappoint. Delicious, locally sourced food, Island crab, Kemphill farm lamb, fresh greens and herbs combined to produce a delicious meal. Deserts did not disappoint a sweet tooth with fabulous attention to detail. A delightful location the dining room looks out over green... More

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9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the Oyster Brasserie Restaurant at the Priory Bay as we wanted to enjoy some delicious food in great surroundings. The food was delicious, very well cooked, hot, and excellent presentation. However, the service let it down very badly. First impressions were very good. The gentleman at reception greeted us and showed us into the drawing room, and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are obsessed with hotels that have all the mod cons, this isn't for you. It doesn't have a fancy pool or lift or aircon or gym. However, if you like great food, warm service, stunning location and self catering option for young families (plus dog) then this is perfect for you. We keep coming back. Love it. My... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I have had two very memorable stays at Priory Bay and can only highly recommend on many accounts - on arrival the hotel is beautiful, quiet peaceful surroundings, on entering staff extremely warm and welcoming, both rooms stayed in have not disappointed! Large, airy, light, lovely comfy bed and decor very tastefully done. Our first visit was... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is not cheap. We paid £370 for dinner bed and breakfast which for a 3 star hotel I thought was much too expensive. The location however was to die for and the building itself was very impressive. The cleanliness of the hotel left much to be desired. Very dirty windows and grubby carpets. The parquet flooring in the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely overnight stay and dinner. The Priory is definitely not a luxurious hotel but it tries hard and has some very lovely decorated rooms in a lovely setting. However it appears it needs a lot of money spent on it to bring it up to a luxurious standard. Some of the chalet buildings close to the hotel... More

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

Visited for afternoon tea. Sandwiches on good thick bread but fillings a little lacking in taste. Excellent scones. Mixture of nice and dry and disappointing cakes. OK - but don't think that I would return. Excellent service. Lovely surroundings.

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Address: Priory Drive, Seaview PO34 5BU, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Seaview
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Hotel Class:3 star — Priory Bay Hotel 3*
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Priory Bay is the Isle of Wight’s leading country house hotel. Set within a 60-acre estate, it's period buildings have spectacular views out to sea, with gardens and woodland running down to the bay. It inspires our chefs to use the finest seasonal ingredients, whether foraged, farmed or fished we are passionate about local produce. James Trevaskis and Oliver Stephens have both returned to the Isle of Wight to run the restaurant and kitchen at the Priory Bay Hotel. James and Oliver started their careers at Priory Bay and then went on to hone their skills in London, Paris and Copenhagen. ... more   less 
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