In August 2012 I wrote a review after visiting the Carlton Hotel in Sandown, Isle of Wight - I was not impressed!
But this New Year I spent 3 great nights at the Trouville Hotel which is right next door to the Carlton. The difference between the two hotels was immediately obvious - chalk & cheese! Maybe it was because it was that time of year, but the food, service and entertainment were excellent.
Whereas I had holidayed at the Carlton via a coach trip, this time I made my own way by car and the Trouville arranged everything including the ferry crossings. I arrived far more refreshed than on the previous trip - and in a much better frame of mind!
I had a seaview twin room which was very comfortable with good beds and plenty of room for hanging clothes, etc. The only gripes I had with the room was that it could have done with a hook of the back of the bathroom door to hang wet clothes, etc, and on the second the day the shower didn't work very well. I reported this to reception and I'm sure that it will be fixed during the hotel shut-down in January.
The food was great, served efficiently and politely by the staff. No grumbles at all, and no need for a lunch after such a hearty breakfast.
The evening entertainment was good, and I felt no need to go anywhere else.
All in all a great New Year break, and I will definitely be returning to the hotel at the beginning of March
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated centrally on Sandown’s seafront, the three star Trouville Hotel is the ideal location for an Isle of Wight Break. Opposite the golden beach and with panoramic views over the sweep of Sandown and Shanklin Bay, the hotel offers the comfort and care for a well deserved break. The hotel’s 88 well appointed rooms, most with sea view, provide the facilities expected by today’s well travelled guest. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Trouville Hotel Sandown, Isle Of Wight