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“fantastic short break” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Carlton Hotel
Ranked #7 of 54 Hotels in Shanklin
Certificate of Excellence
Ruislip, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“fantastic short break”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

greeted by Bob and Anne who are just the perfect hosts, we had a lovely cold beer overlooking the sea, what fantastic views, just a wonderful setting. Within a few minutes our rooms were ready . Rooms were spotlessly clean and comfortable as was all the hotel. We had our four year old grandson with us and Bob and Anne and all of staff went out of there way to make sure he had a wonderful time, nothing was too much trouble for them. The breakfast was great, fantastic choice of cereal, juice , teas and coffee , toast and of course full English breakfast, . we will definitely be going back to this hotel, I would recommend this hotel, very clean and run by very friendly family.

Room Tip: I would say that if you are lucky enough to get a sea view room do so because the views are stunning
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2014

You are greeted by Bob&Anne in their family run B&B ,the views are beautiful and Bob's garden is almost tropical. The house has recently been refurbished in lovely neutral tones is spotlessley clean. The food is always fresh and beautifully presented. We have been back many times over the years and highly recommend a visit.

Room Tip: There is no lift to upper rooms, but 2 very good ground floor ones for disabled access. A ramp is a...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Susan C
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Lewes, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great position on the cliff top, with windows and terrace looking out to sea. The hotel is well run, if slightly old-fashioned in décor, but comfortable and clean. Quite expensive by mainland standards but apparently competitive in IoW terms. Offer deals including ferry crossings, which are essential for sensible holiday costs. Let down by breakfast, which instead of being a highlight as in so many good places was frankly poor, with low-cost ingredients and condiments.

Room Tip: Pay a little extra for the sea view - its worth it
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank GrandpaTom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

From the minute we set foot into the hotel, the welcome we received from Bob,Anne and their lovely daughter was very noticeable. This was our second stay at the hotel and definitely not our last. We were fortunate enough to have a sea view room with a large balcony, the view over 'Bob's lovely garden' was almost as good as watching the boats on the water. Rooms spacious and clean, and a bonus having tea making facilities. We were visiting family, Bob and Anne welcomed our family into the hotel and were very accommodating. Plenty to see and do in Shanklin and surrounding areas, great place for families, couples and single people of all ages. Bob is very knowledgeable on the local area, including the history of Shanklin. We Will definitely be going back, hopefully next time for a cycling break. Highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Front facing with balcony probably the best. Bob and Anne do cater for the less mobile, very spacio...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

This was our second stay at this hotel and it was just as good as the 1st, Bob and Anne are great hosts and very friendly. Accommodation was excellent, we stayed in one of the front balcony rooms with a lovely view of the garden (probably the best in Shanklin) and fantastic view of the bay.We would certainly recommend this hotel.
Stewart and Stella B.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Stewart B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

Lovely hotel and beautiful garden, the room with the balcony has a wonderful panoramic sea view.
The hotel room was spacious, confortable and clean.
The owners Anne, Bob and the rest of the staff made us feel very welcome.
We highly recommend this hotel and we will definitely stay here again.
We loved it!

Susanna & Murat

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Susanna M
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Southwick, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic hotel and beautiful gardens with panoramic sea views.
We were made to feel so very welcome by owners Bob, Anne & all the staff.
Accommodation was of an extremely high standard and the food was excellent with plenty of choices.
Great value for money
We would highly recommend the Carlton Hotel for a short break or longer stay.
Thanks for a lovely relaxing time can't wait to return.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Carlton Hotel
Address: 9 Park Road | isle of wight, Shanklin PO37 6AY, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Shanklin
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Shanklin
#7 Romantic Hotel in Shanklin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Carlton Hotel has a deserved reputation as one of Shanklin's finest bed and breakfast hotels. Guests enjoy exhilarating sea views, quality standards of service and comfort, delightful home cooked food and the warmest of welcomes. The Carlton Hotel enjoys an ideal location for exploring Shanklin's sandy beaches, the famous esplanade and the charming Shanklin Old Village. For the adventurous, watersports and activity holiday opportunities abound. ... more   less 
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