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“Best Hotel Ever” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Channel View Hotel
Ranked #4 of 54 Hotels in Shanklin
Certificate of Excellence
Kent
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66 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Best Hotel Ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2011

We have just returned from our fifth trip to The Channel View and once again, found it wonderful. Still the same high standard. We are looking forward to our next visit and usual room at the end of July and yet another one in the Autumn. Many, many thanks.

  • Stayed May 2011
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Stafford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2011

Have stayed here several times and have always had a lovely time. The hotel staff are always friendly and if possible will ask you if you prefer a room with bath or shower. Rooms are always spotlessly clean and comfortable and food will be cooked to your liking!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2011

2 nights stay with two kids under 11 and my 85 year old grandmother. We had a wonderful time. The Hotel staff were friendly and helpful. The restaurant had great food at both dinner and breakfast. Excellent location to visit other areas.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2011

We took some time to decide where to stay on the Isle of Wight, and more than happy with our choice. The hotel were very helpful arranging the ferry trip and we were surprised only took a minimal deposit for easter weekend.

The hotel was a nice family run hotel. The hotel room was lovely and clean, was near the beach but not too close. The hotel was very well run and not surprised by the ratings and awards it has had.

The Isle of Wight itself tends to cater for older people and young families.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2011

I booked a coach trip with my Mother and Eight year old daughter as my Mother cant fly anymore and so we decided to do a uk coach trip with some reluctance. What a wonderful surprise we had.

We stayed from Thursay to Easter Sunday and from the time we set our foot in the door til the time we left you just couldnt fault anything. The staff were positve and attentive and always had a friendly smile.

The three of us stayed in a huge en suite family room with two single beds and a double and still there was rom for a seating area this was a really big room. The room no 17 was spotless and kept spotless throughout the stay. We had a lovely side sea view at no extra cost.

The hotel swimming pool was a lovely bonus and the hotel even provide the towels, all spotlessly clean.

The food was of excepional quality and way above the three stars they are awarded. It is waitress service, of the highest quality. Even when the hotel was full you don t wait at all in the dining room. The lamb we had one night was the best I had ever had. There was more than plenty of food and the wine and soft drink prices were very very reasonable. There is a good selection of food to cater for all tastes and even a children's menu. My daughter is a very fussy eater and she had plenty to eat and enjoyed her meals.The resturant staff really go out of their way to ensure you have things exactly as you want at meal times and work really hard for the guests.

There was entertainment to span the age ranges with a chap last night with a great repotoire there were children on the dance floor age five up along with a very talented couple dancing the night away in their 80's this place seems to cater for all really well.

The beach is less than few mins walk and is a small select resort rather than a huge commercial place and is very quaint with nice beach, crazy golf etc

I would give Channel View five stars and would definately return, it's a really lovely place and all the other guests in my party were full of praise for this lovely hotel.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sudbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2011

Just back from a Line Dance weekend. The hotel is spotless food excellent staff very helpful and friendly, nothing is too much trouble for them. In all we were very impressed and it would take a lot to beat this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2011

Just returend from a week-end break, linedancing. The hotel was extremely good, very comfortable, good sixed room, good room service and restaurant style meals. The staff were very welcoming. The hotel is well located with nice walks along the breach to Sandown or along the cliff top. I would highly recommend a stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2011
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Property: The Channel View Hotel
Address: 24 Hope Road, Shanklin PO37 6EH, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Shanklin
#5 Romantic Hotel in Shanklin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Channel View Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Channel View is a highly respected family run 3 star hotel that prides itself in offering high quality customer care, exceptional service and excellent value for money. Situated on the cliff overlooking the bay, the hotel offers an unrivaled position within walking distance of both the seafront and the town. ... more   less 
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