We’ve been holidaying in the IOW at least twice a year for the last 20+ years. We’ve stayed in some great accommodation during this time, including staying in other units in The Priory. This time though it was just the two of us, we already like the location, so having seen the great reviews we chose this one bed apartment.
Everything from start to finish was perfect… including the weather.
Corresponding with Martin during the booking process couldn’t have been smoother with very professional and speedy replies. Obviously, he’s a good business man but also, he wants to get it right too. It’s this extra professional service (oh, and the super apartment) that tips this accommodation into a higher league.
I’m a bit of a stickler for cleanliness and good maintenance and with much credit to the cleaners and Martins high standards, the apartment was spotlessly clean and the best maintained accommodation we’ve stayed in on the IOW.
Views from the balcony are stupendous, but we already knew that and its one of the key features of the apartment, but the extra-large balcony and comfortable, good quality balcony table and chairs just add to the overall experience making it easy to relax and chill. It was difficult to tear ourselves away from the view after breakfast on the balcony and get out walking. The balcony is in full sun until about lunch time and partial sun until about 4pm. Extra note here about the freshly cleaned and waxed decking, which meant it wasn’t slippy when wet, and it was very much appreciated.
I’m not sure it comes across on the accommodation photos very well but this is a very comfortable and cosy apartment. Martin also provides a good range of information about the island including information on restaurants, attractions, bus routes and timetables and a range of leaflets on walks around the island… some of them were new to us so we ventured to new places, which was nice. If on the odd chance you get rain there’s a small selection of books, jigsaws and DVDs. Streaming was fine too with the good wifi signal.
We like to eat in more than out and I enjoy cooking evening meals as this is something that’s often rushed at home to fit in with busy lives so it was a pleasure to cook in a well-equipped kitchen with sharp knives.
There’s lots of storage space in the bedroom. Plenty plug sockets and mirrors so no trying to do your hair 6 ft away from a mirror. The bed was extremely comfortable. I would have liked an extra pillow but that’s personal preference and the only criticism I can find about our two week stay here.
Bravo Martin. We hope to return soon.
Easy walking distance from village, if you don't mind a hill, with many good eating places. Beautiful views from apartment (on ground floor). Plenty of parking spaces. Good public transport links. On the beach, great crab sandwiches at the Fisherman's cottage!
The apartment is excellent - exceptionally clean, comfortable and well-equipped. The view from the balcony is gorgeous overlooking the gardens to the sea. We really enjoyed our relaxing break and would definitely book again.
A beautiful, well furnished apartment in Shanklin. The views are fantastic. Eating breakfast, watching the many ships passing by. Despite the cold, we were very warm and comfortable.
Thank you to Martin for everything
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