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

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
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The three of us stayed in room 9 . Lovely surroundings but as previous guests have commented the hotel a bit frayed around the edges and the Shower non existent. Very friendly staff but apt to forget implementing requests for top ups in room. Unfortunately the food is the killer and is distinctly average with the cold table at breakfast... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Priory Bay is a beautiful location for a wedding. I stayed there for 2 nights for my mum's wedding in July 2014 and I can't praise the place highly enough. The staff went over and above to ensure we had a great stay. On arrival one of the ladies on reception carried my pram up two flights of stairs -... More

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I stayed in one of the yurts in July. Our experience all round was excellent. Our yurt was very well and tastefully furnished and we were delighted to be able to have sea glimpses from the balcony. It was a very comfortable night. It was a bit of a trek to the restaurant but I found this... More

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

Third time we have used hotel which is a little frayed. Our room 11 great with incredible view. Staff could not be more helpful. First organized large table at short notice outside for 10 only 4 of whom staying. Then next day when our taxi did not turn up front of house manager drove us to Bembridge personally. Following morning... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited with our two teenage boys recently, our third visit, staying for four nights. I must agree with some of the previous reviewers that the service is hit and miss, so is the food, the "private" beach is often visited by people in speedboats etc, and the place is fraying round the edged somewhat. BUT....BUT.... We love this place.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Priory was a no brainer for our wedding, however my inlaws decided to stay there to get the full experience before we committed. Good job. Summary is that the service was about a 2 out of 10. Yes everyone was very nice and polite however, an hour wait for drinks and menus at lunch, the place was not busy and... More

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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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