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“Great location, good value, free wifi !” 5 of 5 stars
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The Avenue
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   6 Avenue Road, Shanklin PO37 7BG, England   |  
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Ranked #22 of 52 Shanklin B&B and Inns
London, UK
Top Contributor
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Great location, good value, free wifi !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Solid 4* B&B - the owner Steve is welcoming and showed us to/around our rooms. Stayed in a single room but had a double bed to myself. Tea/making available in the room too, with a small LCD TV with lots of channels (all the freeview ones).

Bathroom was quite small but sufficient.

Breakfast is a very good spread - freshly cut fruit ie strawberry, pineapple, grapes etc, and cereal, toast, juice, and a full cooked English breakfast, which wasn't greasy at all ie grilled.

Free wifi is welcome and had a good signal throughout the room and lounge.

Hotel is about a 7 min walk to the beach or 10 mins to old town where there seemed to display some great restaurants (had excellent italian st restaurant called mamma Mia).

Parking is enough for 5 cars and had no issues getting a space....off road if need be I was told.

Would stay here again as great value for what we paid too when booked via TA.

If I had to be nit picky, beds won't 5* comfortable and have toppers on them..perhaps new mattresses better.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

My boy friend and I had spent a wonderful time in the guest house. The Avenue is easy to uncover and is few minutes distance from the station. The area consist of every kind of facility with shops and restaurants.Moreover, their is a High Street near by.The host were really amiable who welcomed us warmly. The rooms were neat and clean with all sort of amenities. The guest house is highly commendable for people visting Shanklin.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kent
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

Myself, partner and daughter had a great few days at the Avenue. The service was excellent. Very clean and tidy guesthouse. Great position for walking into the beach and town. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

We phoned The Avenue the day we arrived in the Isle of Wight as the first b&b we stayed in was awful. They were extremely helpful and let us view the rooms before we left a deposit so we didn't have a repeat of the first place we stayed! The room was absolutely lovely, they gave us a large room with a four poster bed and ensuite with both a bath and shower. There was also a sofa and tv which was great to help us relax after a busy day! The whole b&b was spotless, and the dining area and bar were tastefully decorated and the breakfast was lovely. As we arrived on foot, the b&b was situated perfectly as it took a couple of minutes to walk to the bus/train station and only a short walk from the town and beach. We will definitely be staying here again when we return to the Isle of Wight. Thank you very, it made for such a memorable week.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

Easy to find, helpful and friendly host. Great Island to explore and a good base to do it from, would recomend for others to stay here

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2011 via mobile

Not just because of this hotel, my girlfriend and I had a fantastic time on then Isle of Wight. The Avenue is a great base to explore the island and the great breakfast was an excellent start to each of the three days we were there.

The added bonus of a wifi made up for the fact that the TV reception was very poor.

However the staff were always very helpful and the great value really made the difference.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jersey
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2010

First time to the Isle of Wight. Really good location and with added benefit of parking walking to the town centre or beach made easy.
While the town and old town have some good pubs try and make the last one - or two back at the guest house. Steve is a really good host and we thoroughly enjoyed our evenings there. Breakfast isnt over facing and is enough to set you up for the day. Staff at breakfast were friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 6 Avenue Road, Shanklin PO37 7BG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Shanklin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Avenue 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At The Avenue you are assured of friendly, comfortable and quality bed and breakfast accommodation. We are situated close to clean sandy beaches, scenic coastal cliff top walks and the picturesque Shanklin Old Village. If you are arriving on foot Shanklin Railway station is less than a 5 minute walk. ... more   less 
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