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The Channel View Hotel
Ranked #4 of 54 Hotels in Shanklin
Certificate of Excellence
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4 reviews
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“Funtastic!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2011

It was easy to find, stunning views of the sea, very friendly and accommodating staff. The cleanest hotel we have been in in a long time.

The food was homemade and delicious every meal and excellent value for money. Plenty of parking. A good variety of evening entertainment but was geared towards an older clientele.

Overall we would visit again!

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  • Stayed October 2011
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2011

We booked a short break here after walking past on a previous visit to Shanklin and thinking how smart and well maintained it looked from the outside and we were so pleased that we did. From the moment we entered the lobby to check in we were impressed with the light, airy atmosphere and we found the Premier grade room we were allocated spotlessly clean, large and well presented with a modern bathroom and lovely separate shower. The side sea views were extensive and really nice ( I suspect that the Premier Plus Rooms are even better but they were all booked up when we visited) In the room the management had provided a folder detailing the hotel's history going way back to when the present owners took it over and detailing their year by year improvements and their future plans for continuing the good work. They are proud of the fact that the majority of their staff have been employed there for years and there is no doubt that the hotel enjoys a kind of family atmosphere as a result of that which speaks volumes for their efforts. No-one staying here should have the slightest concerns about the breakfasts and dinners. Both are of high quality with variations each day, beautifully cooked and served by young smiling waiters who are a sheer delight. The Hotel Management encourage guests to provide feedback via Tripadvisor after they have left. Now that says a great deal in my book but the truth is this hotel is so good that they are most likely to receive universally deserved praise. It really is that good and no-one should hesiatate to book a stay there. We will return next Spring.

Room Tip: We did not stay in a 'Select Room' but we are sure one would be fine
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Birmingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2011

We've enjoyed several good holidays at Channel View, so much so that we've already booked for 2012. We took our Grandson there last year who was excited that we also went this year and he would have been disappointed if we hadn't booked for 2012. The owners and staff are always friendly and extremely helpful.
The food is always excellent with a good choice for Dinnerr. The service is extremely efficient. The rooms we have had have been well furnished,comfortable and always always spotlessly clean.
We would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel.
As I stated above we have already booked for next year and can travel with confidence that we will again enjoy our stay.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2011

Lovely hotel, When I booked I felt confident it was going to be good and I was not dissapointed the room was very clean and bright with a wonderful view, with a kettle and hairdrier in the room the bed was comfortable which was nice I have stayed in places when I couldn't wait for morning to get out of it, when we went to the dining room we were shown to a table and told it would be our table while we were there which was nice, the service was good, the menu changed daily and the food was wonderful with a choice of three or four for each course. The entertainment was OK with a singer on from 8 in the evenings, all in all we had a very enjoyable stay in a lovely well run hotel.

Room Tip: Worth the extra for a sea view.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2011

We stayed for 3 nights at this hotel in early September. We had had a bad experience at another local hotel and decided to move. Really glad we did! The staff were absolutely excellent, the rooms were very nice and comfortable (we had to move to another room after 2 nights, since we had turned up without a booking and were lucky to be accommodated at all at this busy time of year). The breakfasts were first class and the service very quick and efficient. If we return to the Isle of Wight, this is where we will stay.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Swansea
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2011

Having returned to the Channel View after a lapse of several years,this wonderful hotel was just as good as ever if not better.From our booking in with the excellent reception staff, to our send off at the end of a fab holiday, every thing was perfect. Our favourite room No 57, with its wonderful views over Shanklin Bay was our home for seven great nights. Dining with its so attentive restaurant staff, and beautifully prepared food by the team of chefs was superb.The Gino family and its great team, should be congratulated in the way this hotel is run.Hope Gill is recovering well from her operation Best wishes to her and everyone at this exceptional hotel, which my wife and I would recommend to anyone and everyone.

Room Tip: All rooms are really nice, with the Premier Plus rooms facing the sea the best. For the less mobile...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2011

I stayed for four nights in August and was very impressed with how well this hotel is run, in particular the restaurant. Not usually a "half-board" type of person, the whole dining experience was a very pleasurable surprise. Having specific dietary requirements (I am a vegan) did not phase the chef or restaurant manager at all and they excelled on providing delicious alternatives to the regular menu. The dining room is run very efficiently with fantastic, friendly and helpful service and really was quite faultless. In my opinion they really do "go the extra mile". Well done Channel View!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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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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