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Rylstone Manor Hotel
Ranked #13 of 52 Hotels in Shanklin
Certificate of Excellence
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Just idyllic”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Wrote a review earlier - heralding the praises of Mike And Carole Hailston - but somehow got list in the ether!
So just quickly - fantastic hospitality and ambiance. Finest food/wines at such great value. Well done - just matches the best at Michelin stars - standards of service and style!! M&B.

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Tring
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3 reviews
Reviewed March 18, 2013

What better place to chill out from the rush and stress of the mainland. Any budding hoteliers would do well to look to the attention to detail Mike and Carole have put into making Rylstone a welcoming, comfortable and relaxing place to stay. The décor is superb, the service first class and the food excellent. What more needs to be said? Perfik, as Pop would say!

Room Tip: All the rooms are individual so you can't go wrong
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Eastleigh Hampshire
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

My Dad was from the Island and my husband is a Londoner. I wanted him to see the Island where I spent a lot of my childhood. My friends recommended this Hotel and it met all our expectations. The first feeling is of warmth and comfort. Mike and Carole greeted us and made us feel very welcome. When we came down for dinner the lovely Sophie introduced herself and breakfast time we met Angie who has a wealth of knowledge of the Island and a very good memory! Loved the red squirrells in the garden.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brighton, U.K.
2 reviews
Reviewed February 26, 2013

On a bitter winter's day, entering this charming little piece of Victoriana was a delight.

The furnishings and plush décor of the entrance hall had a genuine period feel of comfort and warmth.

Our room, although not large, was very comfortable and very well decorated, with the same attention to detail and period quality shown everywhere else in the hotel, and had a lovely window seat.

What particularly impressed us was that for a small private hotel everything was immaculately maintained, no sign of wear or dowdiness.

With only one other couple staying it felt more like staying in a well appointed private house than a hotel.

The full English breakfast from local produce was delicious.

What we also appreciated was that there was no minimum 2 night stay, at least on a February weekend.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cambridge England
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

Peaceful, comfortable, friendly. Lovely staff, good food, perfectly located for Island walks. If you are going to stay on the IoW, then stay here. You won't be disappointed. Do watch out for the bears though as their behaviour can be unpredictable!

Room Tip: Only nine rooms; each name of a tree. We had "Oak" which was lovely but had a small bath...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rome
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

Dear Carole and Mike, thank-you for a lovely stay in your beautiful manor.
The experience is truly rewarding: set in beautiful gardens away from the roads of shanklin this little gem is ideal for total relaxation or a truly romantic stay!
It is also an ideal location for hikes.
The private garden is a"home to the rare british red squirrel. The atmosphere is great and all the rooms are different, I stayed in 'Willow' and found it perfect in every way.
Breakfast is typically english and served by the most welcoming and caring lady ever ( ''our Polly'' said Carole).
Handing out precious advice on walking trails, weather and dining out on the isle not enough praise can be said about her.
Mike and Carole are very welcoming hosts, I really hope to come back soon to Rylstone Manor. Nicoletta

  • Stayed August 2012
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

A lovely hotel set within Rylstone Gardens has it's own private garden too and car parking. The Red Squirrels came to great our arrival. Mike and Carole lovely hosts, and the ladies who look after the rooms and dining room service are excellent, and provide lots of information about the Island.

I'd suggest calling Carole to discuss accommodation as all the rooms are different.... We booked late to our choice was limited.... We stayed in Beech Room, very nice with dual aspect windows. The mattress is very firm.... One previous feedback complained about cold water.... There was plenty of hot water, but the shower has low pressure so can run cool if someone is running a bath elsewhere.... But that sort of thing happens in older properties.
Beech Room is above the Guest Lounge, and during the latter part of our stay we were disturbed by some visitors with louder voices than the norm.... One managed to drown out the TV! TVs are set with volume limiters so that they don't disturb neighbouring rooms, also a group of ladies who retired quite late one night, then started knocking on one another's doors...... sigh.... Not the hotel's fault that some people don't think about others.

Food was very nice, really good cooked breakfast and we had evening meal on two nights which were very good. Beautiful furnishings and everyone takes a real pride in working there.

Recommended and hope to return in the future.

Angie's craftwork is an inspiration... Move over Kirstie Allsopp!

Room Tip: I'd suggest calling Carole to discuss accommodation as all the rooms are different.... We booked...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Rylstone Manor Hotel
Address: 10 Popham Road, Shanklin PO37 6RG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Shanklin
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Shanklin
#13 Family Hotel in Shanklin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Rylstone Manor Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm friendly welcome awaits you in this award winning boutique period 3 star and silver award country house hotel (higher than guest accommodation). Featured in the Good Hotel Guide every year since 2006 and in Conde Nast Johansens. Hands on owners who care about the guests and ensure they spend a relaxing time here on the Isle of Wight.Winner of the IOW Chamber of Commerce Awards for excellence in Hospitality and Accommodation 2012. Call for more details. ... more   less 
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