I am always a little nervous when I book accommodation, incase it doesn't live up to expectations. I am pleased to say that OSGH Exceeded my expectations, more akin to boutique hotel than seaside B&B. We stayed for 2 nights; My husband and I in Godshil and Sarah converted St Helen's into a twin for my daughter and Mum in Law. Both rooms were a good size with elegant furniture and furnishings, crisp white cotton linen and Quality, Comfortable Beds. We all slept well [our room faced the road but there was so little traffic you wouldn't know it]. The Bathrooms were large with big white towels, more toiletries than you might expect, but more importantly lots of hot water and great shower pressure. Everywhere is spotlessly clean!
The Guest Lounge looked inviting with a selection of Board games, books and papers but we were pleased to borrow from their DVD Library to watch and relax in our rooms. You are given keys to come and go as you please and we really appreciated the convenience of parking on the property.
In the light airy Breakfast Room you could help yourself to Fresh fruit, cereals, Juice, yogurts, and a wide variety of marmalades. Gareth offered cooked choices beyond the norm., but we traditionalists went for the Full English, quality grilled fresh ingredients with perfectly poached eggs; Delicious! Sarah's service was relaxed and efficient.
Sarah and Gareth are a lovely friendly couple, they welcomed us warmly, Sarah remembering all of our names. They obviously take great pride in their Guest House and providing a Superior Service and Quality of stay for their guests. We couldn't have felt any more comfortable and valued.
Although we were on a family trip, I think OSGH would feel as welcoming travelling solo and is perfect for couples and it would be lovely to return one day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Opened in 2011 Old Shanklin Guest House is owned and run by Gareth and Sarah James. There are five en suite rooms. We have sourced local artwork for you to enjoy and local produce for you to eat! The guest lounge is available morning to evening with local information, local magazines and board games. Breakfast specials change daily, with Full English always on the menu. Parking for Bonchurch Suite, St Helens Room, Tennyson & Godshill Rooms. All rooms are booked by name, so you know what you are paying for. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Old Shanklin Guest House Isle Of Wight