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Aqua Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   17 The Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England   |  
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Ranked #13 of 55 hotels in Shanklin
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“weekend in shanklin”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

The aqua was very good we will return as its in a great spot opposite the beach ,good food ,nice staff ,very relaxed.stayed for 2 nights it's very clean only gave 4 stars as thought rooms were slightly tired and quite small but for a couple of nights was fine

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Having had a couple of meals here while on holiday earlier in the year, we decided to return with our parents for a weekend stay. We were not disapointed. Once again the food was first class, between the family we have now sampled almost all the menu and everyone agrees you would be hard pushed to find a better restaurant. We were made to feel as if nothing would be too much trouble for the staff. The hotel is cosy clean and comfortable. Sitting on the patio sipping a relaxing drink while watching the sun set was just what the doctor ordered. James and Annette go that extra step to make sure all their guests no matter what age enjoy their stay. We look forward to returning very soon.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Recently stayed for a few days and found the place adequate but only just. The staff are friendly and the place is clean. Breakfast was very good but the service a bit slow.The rooms are very small, just to give you an idea the door to the ensuite only opens half way before hitting the bed. A larger person would not get in with out moving the bed. The ensuite is also tiny but again adequate. The main problem that bothered us was the noise, The walls are paper thin. Every time a tap was run or someone flushed the wc you could here the water running through the pipes. We were with a group and the general consensus were that all of our rooms were the same. The hotel next door The Steamer is buzzing with people while The Aqua seems empty 'no atmosphere'. Expensive for what you get.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We stayed at the Aqua for the Scooter weekend. The hotel is ideally situated and overlooked the sea, and had a lovely outside area for drinks. My friend treated me to an 'afternoon tea' which we had been looking forward to, but we were both dissapointed.

We had a double room, and it was a little cramped. We had to get ready seperately as there was very limited space. It was quite noisy too, within the hotel, you could hear other showers running, toilets flushing, hairdryers running etc, very plainly. I was a little concerened also that the labels on the plugs showed they were last PAT tested in 2008!

Because of the hotel's location, I would stay here again but only for a weekend.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

Well what can I say.. We did not stay here.. But as we were walking past thought we would try the food .. Enough said the food was lovely .. I have travelled all around the world eating in some very expensive places .. I thought the aqua was in my top 10 places and was very reasonably priced .. I recommend you visit ..if you in shanklin ..just a slight comment food took a little while ... But if you want fast food go to McDonald's ..it was worth the wait WELL DONE AQUA ...we will be back....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We stayed for the weekend in the Aqua hotel and ate in the restaurant. The service was excellent throughout our stay - the staff were particularly friendly and attentive, going out of their way to help us! We slept really well in the hotel, even though the rooms were very warm. The rooms were clean enough and the location was fantastic! It was easy to access all parts of the island and it was right on the beach. The room we had was a little small and old-fashioned but was well-equipped and comfortable. The food in the restaurant was excellent and well priced.

I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Used the restaurant only. Arrived earlier than the restaurant opened. This was not a problem. We were promptly taken to our table and had excellent service throughout. All staff pleasant and polite. Food is presented very well and is a very good standard. A nice varied Menu plus a Specials Board. Food and drinks served promptly and cleared away equally efficiently. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Aqua Hotel

Address: 17 The Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Shanklin
#5 Luxury Hotel in Shanklin
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Shanklin
#9 Romantic Hotel in Shanklin
#18 Family Hotel in Shanklin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Aqua Hotel 4*
Also Known As:
Aqua Hotel Shanklin, Isle Of Wight

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