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“Exceptional food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Aqua Hotel

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Aqua Hotel
Ranked #19 of 54 Hotels in Shanklin
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8 reviews
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“Exceptional food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

Well what can I say.. We did not stay here.. But as we were walking past thought we would try the food .. Enough said the food was lovely .. I have travelled all around the world eating in some very expensive places .. I thought the aqua was in my top 10 places and was very reasonably priced .. I recommend you visit ..if you in shanklin ..just a slight comment food took a little while ... But if you want fast food go to McDonald's ..it was worth the wait WELL DONE AQUA ...we will be back....

Stayed August 2013
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

We stayed for the weekend in the Aqua hotel and ate in the restaurant. The service was excellent throughout our stay - the staff were particularly friendly and attentive, going out of their way to help us! We slept really well in the hotel, even though the rooms were very warm. The rooms were clean enough and the location was fantastic! It was easy to access all parts of the island and it was right on the beach. The room we had was a little small and old-fashioned but was well-equipped and comfortable. The food in the restaurant was excellent and well priced.

I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Herefordshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

Used the restaurant only. Arrived earlier than the restaurant opened. This was not a problem. We were promptly taken to our table and had excellent service throughout. All staff pleasant and polite. Food is presented very well and is a very good standard. A nice varied Menu plus a Specials Board. Food and drinks served promptly and cleared away equally efficiently. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

An excellent week at the Aqua with great hospitality and very good food . I recommend the fish dishes (I love fish) but all the food is very tasty and well presented. The prices are reasonable too. Lunches are delicious and there are a good range of dishes. Breakfasts are equally excellent and a good choice available. It is a good , relaxed and friendly atmosphere in the dining room and throughout the hotel.

The location of the hotel is superb;the views are stunning and the lovely sandy beach is on your doorstep. There are buses from outside of the hotel that take you across the island or into the town.

All of the Aqua staff are very friendly and professional. The owners Annette and James work very hard to maintain excellence and they have succeeded. Thanks too to Chris, Stephanie, Lynn, Betti and Abbie-and all the staff who made the holiday special. They go the extra mile to please. The ladies who clean the rooms are also fantastic and work so hard.

We look forward to another vist to the Aqua very soon. Thanks again.

Room Tip: All rooms are very good but a view of the sea is amazing.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

Caring staff, homely atmosphere, sea views lovely rooms. What more could you want! The weather was sunny which always helps. Dine in side or out side on the decking and watch all manner of shipping pass across Sandown Bay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Kent
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

We have just returned from a week at this wonderful hotel. It was my Mum's Birthday and I had secretly arranged for 24 of us to get together to surprise her. James and Annette were so helpful with all the arrangements and we had a wonderful meal when we arrived. The food was superb all the time we were there and the cheesy chips were a big favourite with the children. The location is amazing - right by the sea and definitely worth paying the extra for a balcony. The rooms are comfortable and very clean. However, the thing that really makes the Aqua is the wonderful attitude of the staff. I have stayed in hotels all over the World, including the Savoy and can honestly say that the people who work at the Aqua are the friendliest and most helpful I have ever encountered. They were so kind to Mum and lovely to all the children, particularly my eight month old baby. He adored lovely Abbie, who took great care of him at Breakfast, giving me time to enjoy it. She was so helpful, showing loads of initiative for a teenager - even offering to take his bottles to sterilise them. I wish we could have brought her home with us!
All the ladies in our party wanted to take Henry home with them! He was so kind to all the children and made a big effort to help us, such as carrying drinks for my niece who has MS and even patiently having his photo taken with her eleven year old daughter who thought he was gorgeous !
All in all, staying at the Aqua was a wonderful experience and we will definitely be going back there.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

I have stayed in many hotels around the world, the aqua however is in a league of its own when it comes to seaside accommodation, food 10/10 service and friendliness the same, we had a room with a balcony and sea view and its second to none wished I had longer .... But hey ho ... Off to Devon now hope the next place is half as good .... Cheers peeps great hotel !!!

Terry and kim rm 2

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Aqua Hotel

Property: Aqua Hotel
Address: 17 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Shanklin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 21
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