I had to stay somewhere for a couple of nights while construction work was being done at my home so I did a quick search for affordable hotels locally. I was very pleased to with the value of the hotel and it was nice to have a cooked breakfast included in the room price too.
I stayed for just 2 nights and payed extra for an evening meal on one of them. 3 courses for less than £10- couldn't get any better.
The food was cooked just right and the chicken curry was fantastic, followed by the tastiest gateau I've ever had. The service was very good and very efficient. The girls in the dining room could not do enough for you and were both very friendly. In fact I can't fault the staff at all.
The only thing that does let the hotel down is the decor- it is dated and the TV in the rooms are tiny, with no access to freeview, and no dvd players were provided either. I mean for a short stay it was no problem, and I was out at work most of the day anyway- but had I been staying longer this may have frustrated me a little. The other thing that surprised me was there was not a free wifi service available either- I have gotten use to most hotels and bars having it and was surprised to find that I would have to pay for internet access.
On the whole the hotel served its purpose and it was great value- perfect for what I needed and it felt like a nice little break even though I was only 5 minutes up the road from where I actually live.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A warm welcome awaits you at the Medehamstede Hotel. Our hotel is situated in attractive gardens. Close by is the cliff lift, and the town and the Old Village are withing easy walking distance.We have 52 bedrooms, all en-suite. There are tea/coffee facilities, colour televisions, and some of our rooms offer superb sea views.We have regular entertainment, bingo and quizzes - why not take advantage of our hospitality? ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Medehamstede Hotel Shanklin, Isle Of Wight