We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Could do better”
Review of Tarvic 2 Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Tarvic 2 Hotel
Ranked #17 of 29 Hotels in Sandown
Reviewed December 3, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights at the beginning of Dec. I wanted a weekend break as a birthday suprise for my husband. My initial reaction on driving up to the hotel was disappointment but i had read the reviews that said the outside was a bit tatty so i held back to see if the inside was better. It is a very tired hotel but clean and the staff on the front desk were friendly. Our room was clean and basic but unfortunately it was also freezing cold. On querying with the manager about the temperature it transpires that he doesnt have the heating on all day and only in certain parts of the hotel! We said we definitely would need the heating on and he did then turn it on but it was a good three or four hours later before it was a comfortable temperature - oh and there was no radiator in the bathroom at all and so that remained really cold all weekend - that sed the shower was the hottest I have every encountered in a hotel! The room could also have done with a couple of chairs and a small table as there was nowhere to hang coats and the dressing table was full with the kettle etc. The restauarant was closed at this time of year which wasn't mentioned on the website or on the phone when I booked which was irritating but the breakfast service was polite and the breakfast itself was nice but basic and the chef seemed incapable of doing a 'soft' egg even at special request.
All in all it was an adequate hotel for the money but I would not stay there again. We have family on the island who used to own a hotel and so I know we could have got a much better quality for the price we paid.
Overall a very disappointing stay.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Julie W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (252)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

162 - 168 of 252 reviews

Reviewed November 19, 2012 via mobile

I stayed there for one night, the staff were very friendly and sorted out some safe parking for my motorcycle. It's a fairly basic hotel but clean and warm. The room was spotless, they had a good selection of tv channels and the bed was comfy. No complaints at all for the money.

  • Stayed: November 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank crandall78
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 18, 2012

We stayed for four nights in november, the staff were helpful, breakfast generous and hot, service was polite and friendly, we were acknowleged every time we passed and someone was always on hand to help if needed, the room was clean and comfortable, we even accidently left our room window open when we went out and it was closed when we returned leaving the room warm and cosy, the bathroom was clean, towels were good and all was stocked well for soap, tea, coffee etc, i hate to do this as all was perfect but i have one complaint and that was that the bed was uncomfortable for me, the mattress slid off the side of the bed a little and was very noisy making a hell of a noise every time i moved, my husband did not experience the same in his twin bed, so maybe it was just mine.(i do have an ongoing shoulder problem at present) please do not let my experience put you off, they are truly lovely.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank SOLARDJ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 20, 2012

I don't recognise this hotel from the reviews I have read. The owner was loth to put the heating on at all and we had been there for three nights when he eventually put heating on just after 8 pm despite my requesting this three times since 5.30 pm. The following evening heating was put on after 8.30, by which time we had gone to bed to watch television and keep warm. Mornings were also cold; no heating on to get showered and dressed. This was mid-October. The owner appeared to be friendly and listening but did nothing about our discomfort.

The bar had a very limited selection of drinks with the same brand of wine in red, dry white, medium dry or rose. I found mine to be very unpleasant but that may have been that it wasn't to my taste as other guests were drinking it without complaint. No alternative white was available.

The saving grace were the dining room staff who were really pleasant and gave very good service, being exempt from the service rating below. The food was also of good quality.

I would consider returning in high summer, taking my own wine but definitely not otherwise.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank tel68
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 9, 2012

we stayed in this hotel 1st to 5th of oct2012, as other people have said the hotel from the outside neeeds painting, but the owner who is always around during the daytime, and very approachable has spent more time and money on the inside, our room was very good, clean in every way, and yes the beds are very firm, but they will never be to every ones liking, the food was to a standard of a 4star hotel, choice of 3 starters, 4/5 main courses, and choice of 4 sweets every night, and the meals were exceptional, we enjoyed our stay and would stay there again no problems, thanks to all the staff, who were very helpfull and friendly, many thanks to you all

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank academy99
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 9, 2012

we have just had 3 nights with just go at the tarvic 2 hotel we were greeted by the staff with tea and coffee and biscuits then went to our rooms which were basic but were very clean ,we asked for a sea view room which we got and was very good , the food was good and the service,overall good value for money, would stay again ,thanks

Room Tip: sea view very good
See more room tips
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank Barrie B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 5, 2012

My wife and I went to the Tarvic 2 on a coach holiday and the room that we were put in was the darkest and most depressing that we have ever been in. This was not surprising because it looked out onto a brick wall about four feet away. People who run hotels should not be allowed to rent out such rooms.

Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
3  Thank Brian L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
tarvic2hotel, Manager at Tarvic 2 Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2012

We are surprised that you did not enjoy your stay with us as there was no mention that you were unhappy.

In our guest comments book you wrote "Cleanliness - Very good, Food - Very good, Friendliness - Very good, Television - Brilliant (Teletext invaluable), Shower - Great, easy to use, Service - V. Good. Unfortunately room dark and dismal no through draught to keep it cool".

The room you stayed in has a window 6ft x 3ft, with the top part opening, which provides plenty of ventilation should it be required. Our rooms all have radiators which are individually thermostatically controlled, so you are able to turn the heating up or down to your personal preference. The room does not unfortunately have a view, but a seaview was not paid for, nor requested, and the weather during your stay was somewhat overcast and dreary, meaning at times that even the brightest of rooms needs lighting during the daytime.

Whilst we are sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us, we are a good budget hotel, similar to other brand name hotels and we do take customer care very seriously.

In future we will stick to our policy by not commenting on any unfair reviews, as this review shows they can bear no reality to the facts. We are grateful for all our customers that give fair, honest and positive reviews.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Sandown hotels
0.0 mi away
Sandown Hotel
Sandown Hotel
#23 of 29 in Sandown
33 reviews
0.1 mi away
Sandringham Hotel
Sandringham Hotel
#11 of 29 in Sandown
448 reviews
0.1 mi away
The Wight
The Wight
#5 of 29 in Sandown
746 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 mi away
Trouville Hotel
Trouville Hotel
#4 of 29 in Sandown
438 reviews
0.0 mi away
Marina Bay Hotel
Marina Bay Hotel
#12 of 29 in Sandown
317 reviews
0.1 mi away
The Burlington Hotel
The Burlington Hotel
#7 of 29 in Sandown
339 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Tarvic 2 Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Tarvic 2 Hotel

Address: 13-15 Culver Parade, Sandown PO36 8AS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Sandown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 29 Hotels in Sandown
Price Range: $51 - $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tarvic 2 Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 45
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Priceline, Travelocity, Agoda and TripOnline SA so you can book your Tarvic 2 Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Tarvic 2 Hotel Sandown, Isle Of Wight

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing