Easy and helpful communication by phone.
Two of us took advantage of the pre-Easter March 2013 offer "2 nights from £28 per person per night" and that's exactly what we paid, in total, for two separate single rooms. This really was extraordinarily good value for money. If you can get this sort of price (allowing for the room(s) you want and the season in which you are booking) then do not hesitate.
Their policy is "No supplements for single rooms". Two fine single rooms, one slightly smaller but with hotter water (closer to the boiler - it was early March!): room 1; another larger single room - room 5 also good; and both with en-suite / shower. A really excellent Aga breakfast (08:30 to 09:00), a good night's sleep, no smoking, no children, no dogs, and good free Wi-Fi - exactly what we wanted. Newly redocorated (in Feb 2013). A stone's throw from the Old Village (but on a quiet side road). Most attentive owners (but this was quiet season, so it was not yet busy) - lots of advice and anecdote from Peter (even if his nickname for his wife is not appropriate!). An obviously quality partnership, as well as fine home-made preserves from Carol - do try the plum jam (if I've left you any).
By the sound of it quite a range of different rooms - singles, twins, connected, as well as traditional doubles, so worth asking them if you have specific preferences. Our rooms were very clean (and kept clean) - with quality towels, good lighting, TV as described, tea, coffee and hot choc; and good furniture. And good green credentials as well - without martyrdom. See their web site which is accurate and honest. I think 2013 will be a good season for Grange Bank House - book soon while stocks last!
Don't go to Grange Bank House if you want to pay too much. And if you find any better value for money please E-mail me immediately (do it now).
- Also Known As:
- Grange Bank House Shanklin, Isle Of Wight
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 4 Star Silver Award Guest Accommodation 5 food Hygene Rating, catering exclusively to adults (no children under 16)All En-Suite. Grange Bank House is ideally located in Shanklin Old Village with The Chine, seafront and town all within easy walking distance, plus an excellent choice of restaurants and Inns only minutes away, this is the perfect place from which to explore our unique Island. Run by Peter and Carol Robbins, we take pride in the warm welcome, superior quality and high standards of cleanliness offered, an wish to make your stay enjoyable. ... more less