Just returned from Luccombe Manor. On the travelzoo package (wasn't everybody?), in a side facing king room for 2 adults plus a well behaved chocolate lab.
Overall, it was a very relaxing stay and whilst yes you could make comments on the slightly old fashioned decor, this was what we expected and to be honest what we came for. We had stayed in a 5 star Westin the week before, but we enjoyed this hotel stay easily as much.
On the plus side, all staff were great from check in to restaurant. Breakfast good and 3 course dinner particularly good. We would never typically include dinner - and had planned to eat out for one night - but this did not happen since the food and Rioja was so good. Room decor was ok - more modern than I was expecting - and bed was big and comfy. Shower in the bathroom was great and towels/linen all good. The toiletries were particularly excellent.
Loved the hotel cliff top location which was great for a beach walk to Sandown and beyond, close to Old and New Shanklin, good for the Coastal path to Ventnor - so kept the dog tired. Finally, we typically drank in the Fisherman Cottage at the bottom of the 150 or so steps, which was nice traditional place for a beer.
On the negative side, the room was a little small for the three of us plus a medium dog bed and luggage. Also it was a tad noisy in the morning since it was above the kitchen and whilst we knew there was no view, there was an ugly pile of rubbish in clear view and think this could be moved to help matters.
But the negatives were far outweighed by the positives and we would recommend the hotel and travelzoo package to all. In summary, it is a well located, very well run and staffed hotel that ticks all the boxes for people visiting the IOW - which is a bit of a throw back to the good old days in itself. If you want all mod cons, trendy open plan rooms, then this will not be for you, but if you want to feel well looked after and close to lots of great walks, beaches and pubs, then this is for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luccombe Manor Country House Hotel in Shanklin is set in a beautiful cliff top location overlooking Shanklin Beach and Sandown Bay. Just 2 minutes walk from the popular old village, and with direct access to the beach from our gardens the Hotel has the perfect location to explore the area. Luccombe Manor is a family friendly and dog friendly hotel with a wide range of facilities including wi fi, heated outdoor pool (May-September), hot tub, games room and tea gardens. The hotel also shares facilities with its adjacent sister hotel Luccombe Hall including squash court, indoor and outdoor pools and much more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Luccombe Manor Country House Hotel Shanklin, Isle Of Wight