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Xoron Floatel
Ranked #5 of 9 Bembridge B&B and Inns
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Had a lovely Easter bank holiday break at the floatel. Went to the IoW to walk (no car, walked there from Ryde) and this was a great base. Wendy was friendly and made us feel very welcome. The room was warm and cosy with a very comfy bed. Great value, loads of character - will recommend to friends.

Room Tip: The double, room 1 uses the unusual space well and is very comfortable.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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xoron, Owner at Xoron Floatel, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2013

Hi Girls sorry I have taken so long to reply to your review, I must have missed the notification, however, better late than never,
We are both so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and I am sorry I myself missed you, I cant think for the life of me what I was doing for a whole weekend, unless we were ships passing in the night,
Wendy said you were a great pair, and enjoyed your stay with us, and your walks round the island, I promise I will make sure I am around more on your next visit with us keep telling your friends about us, and of course all the trip advisor viewers reading your comments, again girls thank you very much.
Paul & Wendy

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Well, it is what it says it is. This boat was renovated 25 years ago and it shows. Furnishings, blue leather sofas and wicker in guest lounge. Needs to be dragged, kicking and screaming, into this century. Hostess, Wendy, totally lovely. We also met Paul. Breakfast, ok. Warm and cosy cabin, but bathroom too cold to use. An experience, but won't be repeated or recommended. Wendy, you are FANTASTIC!!!! Julia and Nick.x

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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xoron, Owner at Xoron Floatel, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2013

We are so sorry we did not meet your expectations, !!! The blue leather sofa's are 2 years old, they match the blue and cream carpet allso 2 years old, the wicker chairs are cane, again very blue, but in the warmer months guests like to take a nice big comfy chair on deck to soak up the sun,!!!! thats why we have them,
Realy sorry about your cold bathroom, its no excuse but it was the coldest weekend so far, (weather man said colder than antartica,) you were with us for 3 days you never mentioned it to us, we could have put you in another foom, away from that biting wind,
and yes it was cold when i went in there, problem being solved as i write this
The furnishings are in keeping with the character of the boat, and not a highrise apartment on canary wharfe, but again a matter of individual taste,
Paul & Wendy

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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Lovely, picturesque, place to stay. The bedrooms are lovely, tastefully decorated; they give you that homely feeling without being cluttered.
I loved that we could come and go as we pleased. This meant that we didn't have to rush back, when we were out in the evening.
The hosts were really helpful, down to earth, attentive and just warm and friendly. You really feel like guest.
The whole place was really clean and tidy. My Fiancé was really impressed by the collection of memorabilia below deck. He was also glad to find a fellow fisherman.
The breakfast was really good. I was really happy that I was offered a vegetarian option and my other-half really enjoyed his meat breakfast. The eggs were perfectly cooked and so was the rest of the breakfast.

We plan to go again.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Kyra A
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xoron, Owner at Xoron Floatel, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2013

Thankyou so much for the nice things you said about us, it realy makes it all worth it, glad you had a good time and enjoyed your stay,
bring your fishing tackle next time then you can tell the folks back home about the monster that broke your line and got away,
Paul & Wendy






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Reviewed December 14, 2012

A bit like a large floating caravan, so if that isn't your idea of fun then don't go and certainly don't moan. The best bit about Xoron is the history, not just of the boat herself but the artefacts and curios the owners have colelcted over the years. Don't be in any hurry to get out after breakfast as you will pend half the morning looking at their museum. Well worth a stay but be realistic.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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xoron, Owner at Xoron Floatel, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2013

Well thats a first Floating caravan, but the rest of your comments were realy nice, and you did say you will be back, so maybe floating caravan is a nice thing to say, glad you enjoyed your stay.
Paul & Wendy

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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Have just returned after a long weekend with friends on the Xoron Floatel and just wanted to say it was amazing from start to finish. First impression was how clean and fresh it was and how friendly Wendy and Paul are. The rooms are perfectly adequate (remember this is a gunboat) and they are clean. The lounge is simply perfect, we spent ages just relaxing and chatting (umm and drinking, sorry Wendy!!) and the views are lovely. A lovely breakfast, and nothing is too much trouble. Would we recommend - you bet we would, will we go back - you bet we will............... It was an absolutely unique experience. And we all managed to sleep through the tail end of a hurricane, so we must have been comfortable. Thank you Wendy and Paul for a really enjoyable weekend on a unique boat.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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xoron, Owner at Xoron Floatel, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2012

Thanks Guys,
We hope the next time you visit the weather is a little nicer, as you mentioned you got the back end of the huricain, The bin men were glad of the overtime to take away your emptys, Look forward to your return.
Paul & Wendy

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Reviewed October 7, 2012

We only spent one night at the Xoron at the end of our holiday, but will be returning. The room was very comfortable and the breakfast tasty. The hosts are very pleasant and helpful. It was a really unique place to stay and my husband who is a boat enthusiast was delighted by my surprise booking. Thank you!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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xoron, Owner at Xoron Floatel, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2012

Thanks for your comments, sorry we could only get you in for the 1 night, it was nice to meet you both, We are so glad you had a nice suprise, hope we can get you in for a longer stay next time you stay.
Paul & Wendy

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Reviewed September 16, 2012

We stayed on the boat 5 nights from 2nd to 7th September and had a really lovely time.Wendy and Paul keep the boat clean and tidy, fresh towels etc. daily, and the breakfasts very good, served with plenty chat and some great humour. Very quirky accommodation being a converted gunboat with some great history, was lovely to come back to and sit in a comfortable lounge with amazing views over the harbour and its variety of wildlife.
The hosts were helpful throughout and nothing too much trouble for them, for anyone thinking of staying here please remember its a boat, so low deckhead, (ceilings) for the non nautical and not the space of a usual B/B, and yes the floors can be uneven, but its a boat, thats the way they are built, however it was great for us we loved it and wouldnt hesitate to stay here again.

Room Tip: If your over 6 foot be prepared to get the odd headache, but worth it.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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xoron, Owner at Xoron Floatel, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2012

Hi Bill & Olly
Many thanks for the reveiw nice to meet you both, love the many chats we had, as we have said before its so easy to do this job when you have nice people around, you were both great fun and mixed well with everyone,
and yes we did make the wedding on time, she had a little boy on saturday, (our daughter not us)
Paul & Wendy

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Address: Embankment Road, Bembridge PO35 5NS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Bembridge
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Free Parking
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Ranked #5 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Bembridge
Number of rooms: 5
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Excellent B&B on a Floating guesthouse in Bembridge Harbour, we have spectacular veiws over the harbour and the solent shipping lanes, with many walks and cycle ways. ... more   less 
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