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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were greeted with a cup of tea and friendly reception by the owners. We had the ground floor twin bedroom ( for elderly mother) which was small but perfectly adequate for us and also clean, comfortable and pleasantly furnished. For the price we paid were very surprised at the high standard and so we would come back again.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just enjoyed our second visit to the Birkdale and as before nothing could have been better. The room was absolutely lovely,the bathroom had both a bath and large shower and heated towel rail, the king sized bed was lovely and comfortable and the decor and furnishings are better than some expensive hotels we have stayed in. Everything is...

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Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

The number of reviews that said The Birkdale was excellent is what persuaded me to book there. So few bad reviews, it couldn't be that good, could it? Well actually, if anything, they undersold it. If there's a better guest house, I'd love to see it. From a warm welcome to immaculate and sympathetically appointed rooms and en-suites to breakfast,...

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 12, 2017

As soon as we arrived we were warmly welcomed by Bill & Jackie the owners. We were a group of eight staying at The Birkdale and we all agreed that this was possibly the best value for money b&b any of us had ever stayed at.All rooms were absolutely spotless clean. Breakfast was fantastic. Location is always key and this...

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Bideford, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

We have never stayed in a B and B before, we normally stay in hotels but I have to say that the Birkdale has changed my view on this, the owners are very friendly, the rooms a spotless and very big and the breakfast is one of the best we've had anywhere, a lovely fresh fruit salad every morning, a...

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Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

We received a warm friendly welcome and a cup of coffee in the guest lounge on arrival. Followed by discount vouchers for attractions and restaurants due to a scheme the guest house belongs to. Our room was spotless, modern, silent and comfortable. The guest owners have thought about the things you need but might have forgotten such as a sewing...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 18, 2017

We stayed at the Birkdale Jan/Feb 17. The hotel is spotless and very comfortable, and Bill and Jackie couldn't have been more welcoming. It is an ideal location, 2 mins walk from Shanklin Old Town. There is parking on the front driveway and plenty of storage in the room with a great shower. Breakfast was excellent, with a good choice...

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 6, 2016

Feel very lucky to have been a guest here! Jackie and Bill were very welcoming and excellant hosts. Our room was well furnished with every comfort and spotlessly clean. Breakfast was a real feast, beautifully cooked by Bill and served by Jackie! The location of the Birkdale was perfect for us, central to the village with lovely places to eat...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 22, 2016

We were made to feel very welcome by Bill and Jackie during our recent stay with them. The room and en-suite were spacious, well equipped and spotlessly clean, as are all the other rooms that we saw. There was a very good choice for breakfast and Bill's cooked breakfast is highly recommended. The Birkdale is in a quiet road and...

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Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Great location near Shanklin old town. Walking distance to some nice pubs and restaurants. The Birkdale is lovely and clean with great owners who are really helpful. The breakfasts are really good and you can choose exactly what you want. Great parking on the front of the hotel.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about The Birkdale

Address: 5 Grange Road | Shanklin Old Village, Shanklin PO37 6NN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Price Range: $76 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Birkdale 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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Barnet, United Kingdom
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“All the rooms are nice on the first floor, and there are three ground floor rooms as well.”
770patriciai, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“There are rooms on the ground floor if you have mobility problems.”
271traceyp, Feb 18, 2017 | Read review
“All rooms that we saw were lovely.”
770patriciai, Oct 22, 2016 | Read review
“A quiet road at the front so any room will be good.”
caz1993, Sep 10, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good”
O1564JOjohnc, Aug 25, 2016 | Read review
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