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The Waterfront Inn

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19 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have stayed here for the past 5 years, unfortunately this will be our last stay. During this stay the food ordering system was changed, it has to be ordered at the bar rather than by waiting staff, your given an order number, but the staff tend to wander around asking if you've ordered the meal they're carrying, not good,... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I were visiting the UK and decided to go to Shanklin on the Isle of Wight. The Waterfront Inn had a wonderful location. It was just steps from the beach and wasn't a far walk from the Shanklin Train Station. The room was spacious and clean. There were a few issues with the hotel. First of all,... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Great location next to the esplanade, dropped in for lunch - good menu and can let kids play on the beach whilst enjoying a pint. Good kids menu as well as bigger plates for the adults and good selection of drinks for the adults. Terraced front to sit back and watch the sea

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Thank ramblingb
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

We ate at The Waterfront Inn on a Monday night. The ace was busy but the service was still very good. The food was excellent and I can recommend the Thai mussels to anyone, although they were one of the more pricey items on the menu (you can though opt for a smaller portion at lower price). Good music in... More 

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Thank Stucun
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

We come here very often when visiting the island because the food and the atmosphere is always very good. However, on this occasion I was very disappointed with the service I received. The waitress took our order and within 10 minutes the food arrived minus mine. I waited another 10 minutes before asking where is mine and she replied I... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here last weekend for one night before visiting family on the island. The room was small but just what we needed. Comfortable bed and had a good nights sleep. The only slight improvement I would suggest is thicker curtains in the bedrooms as the sun brightened the room early with the sunrise being directly outside the window. We... More 

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Thank Suzy B
Lancing, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Well once again not disappointed .My third visit to the waterfront and my goodness it just gets better and better.Food ,staff,entertainment excellent .I just cannot wait to get to see the team again. I must book for a far longer stay next time .

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

We stayed in February and whilst the weather was miserable, the reception we got at The Waterfront was everything but! With our two dogs, Rupert and his team looked after us like old friends; despite being late for supper (no problem), staying a little later in the evening than was probably wise (my wife's birthday - no problem) and joining... More 

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Thank Nick B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous food and entertainment, 100% would come back !!! staff lovely and so helpful! service was 5 stars, quality! food very quick to serve,wonderful place to spend your weeekend. could of easily stayed here all night listening to the live music

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Thank Ellie R
Kirtling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

Whole hotel nicely maintained and decorated. Room (9) - sea view, double, reasonable size, very clean, everything worked (well the TV remote only scored 75%, but I'm being very picky). Nice to see an absolute minimum of signs & posters (no signs about muddy boots in rooms, or warnings about check-out times, etc). Breakfast was excellent, and really big -... More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Waterfront Inn is family-run Guest House / Hotel with 8 bedrooms, all en-suite, 5 of which have sea views and all offer bed and breakfast. We appreciate that our guests' enjoyment is the key to our success and we endeavour to offer high standards in customer service together with a personal touch. We welcome dogs, and pets in general, throughout the hotel. We are a free house and offer a wide selection of Isle of Wight ales, lagers, wines & spirits, together with a straightforward, homely menu that features local steaks and seafood in addition to the usual seaside favourites. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Waterfront Inn

Address: 19 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Price Range: $96 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Waterfront Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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The Waterfront Hotel Shanklin
The Waterfront Inn Shanklin, Isle Of Wight
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