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“Great location but decor and breakfast needs updating!”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Esplanade Hotel

Esplanade Hotel
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Esplanade Hotel
Ranked #39 of 54 Hotels in Shanklin
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great location but decor and breakfast needs updating!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

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.

  • Stayed July 2013
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

This hotel has a great position on the beach, we had a family suite with a very large balcony and super sea views. Rooms are very clean and comfortable, our suite had 2 rooms, with the children having their own TV in their room. We chose this hotel because we are a family of 5 and it is the only one we found that offers the family suite option, with enough space so that we could relax without having the kids in the same room. Breakfast is plentiful and freshly cooked, and the bar area looks out over the beach so it is nice to sit and watch the world go by. Overall tis is one of the best family hotels we have found, and the owners are extremely friendly and helpful, we will definitely return.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

I stayed as a large group. It was comfortable and clean and the rooms were a nice size. Though some rooms are not en-suite. There is one room where there are three cubicles, two showers and one toilet. I found that a little strange. The food is not brilliant but they give you plenty. I found the decor not so good though. In the room there were bunk beds. Overall I would recommend the hotel for big groups but not for families.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we found the hotel to be a perfect choice in every aspect. The owners were so welcoming. When we arrived we were greeted and asked how was our journey etc. We were shown to our room and told if there was anything we needed or wanted to just come and ask. Nothing was too much trouble. We had a family suite with a seaview, this was perfect as we had our own room and our children had the room next to us. We all had our own space and knew the children were safe. Both rooms had tvs so the children were entertained and free wi-fi which was good. The rooms were extremely clean, the food was excellent. Would highly recommend staying here. We will certainly be returning.
Debbie & Jason East

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2012

The Esplanade is good value for money, in that you don't pay much, but get a pretty good deal; basic but clean rooms, very friendly host, perfectly OK breakfast. We (2 adults, 3 kids) stayed in one of the 2 'family suites', which to be honest were a masterpiece of creative photography on the website - although the rooms were perfectly adequate, they were'nt the size they appeared when you looked on line (the wonders of a fish-eye lens). The beds were fine however, new towells every day, and the shower always had hot water, despite my son's attempts to use it all! Kevin did promise WiFi connnection, but it didn't reach as far as the 3rd floor (where the 2 family suite are located). We had to go and sit in the breakfast / restaurant area to get a connection.

On the positive, it was a good view from our room, and the breakfast, though basic, made up in volume - the kids were never hungry afterwards. Rose was a perfect host, as was Kevin. And from my point of view it was good value; £560 for 4 nights, including breakfast, for 5 people. Add to that the hotel is in a good location, lots of minigolf / beachside attractions within 50m, plus the beach itself just over the road, and Shanklin is on the right side of the island for sightseeing, most of the things to see/do are within 20mins drive.

Overall - recommend it, just don't expect luxury!!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2012

Very friendly, extremely clean and comfortable accomadation with great beach views from the room balcony. Lovely breakfast and see you soon.

Nigel and Lizzie / Sheffield

  • Stayed June 2012
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2011

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Kevin and Rose were wonderful hosts.
The sea views were stunning and the beach even more.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Esplanade Hotel

Property: Esplanade Hotel
Address: 33 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Shanklin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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 
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Esplanade Hotel Shanklin, Isle Of Wight

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