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“Not so good” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Mayfair Hotel
Ranked #47 of 54 Hotels in Shanklin
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Not so good”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stayed in the hotel for 2 nights, first we got nice spacios double room which I have to admit looked clean a tidy.

The view was to the yard and the room was next to some water tank 'cause we could constantly hear the boiler working.

The bathroom was decent size, however to my surprice the shower had no preasure, therefore was impossible to have a shower or wash my hair. I had to wash my hair in the sink!

We complained about this next morning a were given another room which was much smaller. However the shower was fine in this room.

When I turned on the TV was not working, did not have any signal, also there was no signal for mobile phones.

Hotel equipment and furniture looks old and used-in need of refurbishment.

Breakfast was included-nice, but very small portions.

I would not recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Torremolinos, Spain
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45 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014

We stayed one night and it served a purpose the room was so small you could not swing a gnat let alone a cat.
It is really bottom of the line and if anyone writes a good review they must be on the payroll.

Room Tip: I cant think of anything that would be a good tip other than to find somewhere else to stay
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Freddies123
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London
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

We made one big mistake that we didnt check the reviews and the pictures before our booking. So where to begin?

First think was the exterior of this hotel, we arrived to North Korea or what?

The second was the very similar smell to mobile toilets (on music festivals) right at the hotel's entrance all the way to reception.

The room:
after entering the room, literally bad smell punch you in the face,
after then our eyes upon on the dirty carpet,
old B grade furniture glamourise the room,
two old ugly pillows on the bed (probably never washed since 1950),
we found one spider above the bed,
another (dead) spider sticked under the window,
the white pain is peeling off from the rusted windows,
handles are useless,
curtains where wet from the water which was leaking from outside (was rainy day),
when we saw the bathroom we knew that we not gona use it...

The best what we could do,
was to decide to not to sleep here
and after we found another accommodation which met our needs,
we took our luggage,
gave back the room keys
and forget that this ever happend to us...

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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4 Thank TouristDuo
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

we stayed in this hotel for 2 nights... room was very small with view to the yard and kitchen, but it was clean. rooms and the whole hotel definitely needs to be redecorated and refurnished. walls are tiny so you can here everything on the corridor. location of this hotel is near the beach and quite close to the center of town. i was very dissapointed by breakfast.. there should be full english breakfast but there were no enought food for everyone!! there were only toast, slices of cheese, little bit of tomato and cucumber.. english breakfast - beens and hashbrown.. no sausages, no eggs, no bacon.. people were asking for more food and they brought just 2 slices of bacon.. breakfast really bad.. i am not sure if this hotel worth the amount of money.. i am not recommend this hotel..

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Natala170
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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014

Worst hotel i have ever stayed. I paid extra for "sea views" and our window was block with other wall. When I went to complaint, they told me they didn't have more rooms. I asked to give back the extra money and they answered me "No way".

My room was disgusting. My shower was broken and all room dirty. Disgusting.

Really bad place and rude staff.

Room Tip: Horrible place.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Meri P
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014

Ok so we did book last minute and it was the first week of the Easter holiday in April (out of season?) BUT I did expect more from the hotel. The hotel advertised "Full English Breakfast included" there was toast, cereal, salad? and croissants available but the extent of a cooked breakfast was the offer of one piece of bacon!! No egg or the rest of the works!! oh and I must not forget the tinned fruit cocktail with a couple of bits of apple added.
The dining room was very cold.
No evening meals so had to go out to eat even if it rained.
I can understand no entertainment out of season but we only saw the bar open once when we went out for dinner and it was shut by the time we got back.
Shower stopped working halfway through our stay so we were moved to another room, this was ok but the TV did not work properly in that room.
The hotel was only relatively quiet because of so few visitors but when there were a group of youngsters staying you could hear them into the night.
The bar area was dusty and clearly had not been used for a long time.
On the plus side, the member of staff (in our 5 night stay I only ever saw one lady!) was very polite and helpful. The room(s) was clean and the sea view was good.
This hotel is very run down and the professional photos on here don't show a true representation in my opinion.
There are some signs of updating but this hotel needs lots of money, care and attention before the reviews will get any better.
It could be a gold mine!!

Room Tip: Rooms 9 and 11 have lovely sea views, if not for the sea views it would be pointless staying here.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Shazzy69
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

We went to The Mayfair hotel with Just Go Holidays and have no complaints, ok so the place could do with a bit of TLC but it was spotlessly clean, the food was very good and the service and staff good and friendly. The location is excellent as is the view. We had entertainment two out of four nights which we didn't really expect.
People have complained about no hot water but we had no problems and the bathroom had a new electric power shower.
Only "downs" could have done with more electric sockets in the room (the one behind the TV did not work).
This hotel is not suitable for the disabled as there are lots of steps and no lifts.
But personally we have no complaints and would go again.

Room Tip: We had room 14, absolutely fine and had sea view
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jasandyl
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Property: Mayfair Hotel
Address: 29 Hope Road | Eastcliff Promenade, Shanklin PO37 6ED, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #47 of 54 Hotels in Shanklin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Mayfair Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 46
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