Went on a coach trip with a local company. Paid £159 for coach, ferry, one and a half days excursions, and 5 Days 4 Nights Bed, Breakfast and Evening Meal! So, in short I wasn't expecting the Savoy!
Langham Court is basic, but clean and tidy with bath, toilet, bedding etc all as clean as expected. The restaurant is clean, and pleasant , all food was as hot or as cold as it was meant to be. As a veggie I was offered veggie sausage with Breakfast (Full English) and had three course Evening Meals including Veggie Ratatouille, Cheese Pasta, Goats Cheese and Caramelised Onion Tart and Jacket Potato with a lovely fresh salad etc. There were always at least two meat based Main Courses, plus Ham, Tuna or Cheese Salad. There was always a delicious soup on offer and the puddings and desserts were good too.
The Entertainment was a bit naff on the Monday night (enuff sed.) It was a Quiz and Bingo night Tuesday ( a nice touch as each table got a small box of maltesers or similar to share ) Also it was pretty good again on the Wednesday and Thursday with Entertainment, Singing and Dancing (for those who wished it)
All Train and Bus Times were displayed. The staff were very knowledgable,on the local area, and always willing to help and advise. On the last night night ,one of the couples in our party had a Wedding Anniversary, I mentioned it to the (I think) Assistant Manager and we were suddenly surprised by an announcement, the room darkened and in came the Proprietress with a lovely Gateaux, complete with lit candle.
The Hotel has a great little swimming pool, in a nice setting. Although the jacuzzi did not work (and had obviously not worked for some time) this did not deter us from an early morning and evening swim.
The hotel is about 5 minutes away from both Shanklin town and the Esplanade (Sea Front to us). You can always walk around the coast from Shanklin to Sandown (about 45 minutes if you stop for tea or coffee on the way) There are many interesting places to visit on the Isle of Wight including Sea View , where you can feed penguins, ducks, geese, and the most amazing albino wallabys. There are a couple of vineyards, complete with tasters, also The Needles, Alum Bay and Godshill (one of the most photographed places on the Island) are all good places to visit etc
All in all we had a great time at Langham Court Hotel and I would recommended it to friends, family and any one reading this review. If you can afford something classier then pay for the privilege. If not, this is great place for those who want cheerful staff and a clean, comfortable and friendly hotel at a great price.
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- Also Known As:
- Langham Court Hotel Shanklin
- Sherwood Court Shanklin
- Langham Court Shanklin, Isle Of Wight