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“Warm and Friendly with Excellent Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hambledon Hotel

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Hambledon Hotel
Ranked #5 of 54 Hotels in Shanklin
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Helston
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Warm and Friendly with Excellent Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

We booked this hotel for a short break back in February when the weather was at its worst giving us something to look forward to in May. On arrival we were welcomed by Bill given a pot of tea and shown to our room. It was a dual aspect room with one window giving a sea view [ Room 7 ] all new furniture and was spotlessly clean. The presentation of towels and bathroom essentials added to the depth of welcome. Jackie served up excellent home cooked food never letting you leave hungry !!!! both for breakfast and evening meal. Choices were selected for the next days breakfast and Evening meals with plenty to choose from. Very polite and courteous and efficient staff in the dining room who were never intrusive. Well stocked bar with reasonable prices including the Hambledon House brilliant value for money. The hotel is well situated for the town/Old Town , Theatre or beach roughly only 5 minute walk either way. Both Bill and Jackie are excellent hosts making you feel at home in this warm and cosy hotel. We look forward to returning in the near future. This Hotel is ideal for a relaxing break being close to all Shanklin amenities.

Room Tip: Room 7 not a large room but does give you a sea view.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

We travelled to the IOW after a long absence to find ourselves, and our friends, in the welcoming arms of the excellent Hambledon. We could not fault the cost, ambience, cleanliness, food, drink, staff and mine hosts. In all respects, Bill, Jackie and the rest of the crew couldn't have been more helpful. Look out - We will be back.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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4 Thank IanT1948
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Selby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

Have just returned from another wonderful week at the Hambleton. The weather was a bit cool but not so the welcome and hospitality we received from Bill, Jackie and staff which was very warm as usual. Excellent room, excellent meals and excellent service. Nothing too much trouble. Thanks for the lift to the ferry Bill!! We'll be back.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Mum M
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

We had a wonderful weekend at this hotel, that we first stayed in 25 years ago. It was very nostalgic for us & Bill & his family & staff didn't disappoint. This is a very clean, friendly & well appointed hotel in the lovely resort of Shanklin.
Breakfast was great, Bill was very welcoming & informative about the island. We recommend this hotel to anyone , & will be returning .

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank TakethatLondon
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HambledonHotel, Owner at Hambledon Hotel, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Hi Karen & John.
Hope you pop in and see us when you are over next time. Thank you for your kind review.
Bill
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

In returning to the IOW after a break of 9 years and in formerly visiting each May from 1990, we were particularly pleased to discover a gem of a family run hotel at the Hambledon. We booked a short break with friends with ferry travel included and from arrival were afforded a very warm welcome with Bill showing us to the cosy lounge area and providing refreshments. The hotel is deceptive in size from the outside and is well maintained with neatly planted garden and seating areas. Once inside the layout opens with a good sized reception and separate comfortable lounge, dining and bar areas. Our bedroom (Room 7) was light, airy and well decorated and very comfortable. The meals were of exceptional quality and value with a menu to suit all and were served by very friendly, helpful staff. Nothing was too much trouble for Bill, Jackie and staff and this is very much a well organised and run family hotel. We will definitely return for a longer stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank AlanH1955
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HambledonHotel, Owner at Hambledon Hotel, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Hi Alan
Glad you all had a good time. Hope you don't leave it so long to return.
All the best., Bill Jackie & family
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Haslemere, Surrey, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

We had our annual family break at The Hambledon over Easter weekend 2013. Our party is 4 (2 couples) young at heart OAP's, 4 (2 couples of which we are one) in their 40's and our 5 year old son. We all arrived mid afternoon and were met by Bill who sorted out teas and coffees while we checked in. The rooms were adequate and comfortable and the whole hotel was very clean. It is a large old house that has been converted to a hotel. Breakfast was just right and swiftly served (pre-ordered before 7.15am) and the evening meal we had one night was fine. The hotel is excellently located for other eateries, pubs and entertainment that Shanklin has to offer. There are loads within walking distance which Bill advised upon. We really enjoyed returning to the hotel after our evening meals and Bill was a fantastic host and entertained us with some of his bar/pub tricks......well into the night. It is also Bill and Jackie and their children's home and they all made us feel very welcome and would have no problem recommending to anyone. It is a lovely well run small hotel and we will return. Sorry Bill!

Room Tip: There is a family room with bunks if required and requested
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Bournemouth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

Little to add of difference to previous reviews. This is a very clean, small hotel which serves very good food for the price you pay; excellent breakfasts with lots of choice; 4 course, well-cooked dinners with fresh veg. Service at meal times was really swift due to a good pre-ordering system. Comfortable bedrooms, though ensuite was rather cramped -(though not a problem for a short stay). Would return if visited I.O.W again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Hambledon Hotel
Address: 11 Queens Road, Shanklin PO37 6AW, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Shanklin
#1 Romantic Hotel in Shanklin
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Shanklin
#3 Best Value Hotel in Shanklin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hambledon Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bill, Jackie and family extend a warm welcome to all those staying at the Hambledon Hotel, Shanklin. Our aim is to provide friendly attentive service, comfortable well appointed accommodation and an excellent standard of food and drink. We are open for holidays & short breaks for the whole family, and children of any age are welcome. The Hambledon Hotel, situated in Shanklin, on the picturesque Isle of Wight, is only yards away from the famous cliff path, which offers beautiful walks to both Ventnor and Sandown along the cliff tops. From here, there is also access to the safe and sandy Shanklin beaches below, via lift or path. ... more   less 
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Hambledon Hotel Shanklin, Isle Of Wight

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