We stayed with my young children for a 3 night break. The rooms were spacious, clean and the sea view and balcony were real highlights. The decor was pretty tired though and the beds were a bit uncomfortable. We were locked out on a couple of occasions which was annoying. Breakfast was a disappointment. No fruit, cooked breakfast was ok but ingredients were low quality. Coffee was instant. Small things but they make a difference. The location was really the best thing about this hotel. Overall I am not sure the hotel offers great value for money and I don't think we will return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Esplanade Hotel is a traditional beach front hotel catering for couples and families. The Hotel is a family owned and run, and we offer a friendly relaxed environment in a prime location, directly opposite the beach, and within a 10 minute walk to Shanklin old village. We are also very proud to be able to cater for many school group residential visits during the spring and autumn seasons, many of whom have been returning to us for many years. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Esplanade Hotel Shanklin, Isle Of Wight