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“RBL Legion Trip” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Channel View Hotel
Ranked #24 of 31 Hotels in Sandown
Newbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“RBL Legion Trip”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

The Heating was too hot in the bedrooms and in the entertainment so it was too hot to dance, the entertainment was good the first two nights but the third night they looked like they was called at the last minute. The food was ok but I would have liked a wide choice at breakfast, I only used the shower once as the water was too hot or too cold. Also in the room we had what looked like poo smeared on the wall and the door frame of the bathroom.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank mugglemad
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Newbury
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22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014

Heating was set at 30 degrees...far too hot!!! Room was tatty, didn't sleep in the bed only on it BUT the shower etc was new even if a bit too small! The food was ok but a very limited menu and no brown bread for toast at breakfast time...really??? This was a cheap coach trip so am not too surprised at the standard but think this place needs some renovation/decorating, so yeah a cheap and cheerful time there but would not go again if there were other options available.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank jules42Newbury
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surrey
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18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

Have just come back this evening from a great weekend at The Channel View Hotel. Our room was comfortable and clean. Food was good. You can not expect a 4 star hotel, when you are paying 2 star prices, but we had GREAT COMPANY. Waitress was very good. But Oh Dear, the bar staff and who we thought to be the manageress will not get any awards in the customer service department.. If the Hotel Inspector makes a visit, she will rip them apart, lol. A smile and manners cost nothing.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank infodesk
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Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

This hotel seems to split opinion, our room was ok, clean and warm. Big crack in the sink which had been masticked to stop the leak.

The mens toilets downstairs are disgusting, spongy floors and a horrible smell.

The food is an enigma, one meal can be superb and the next awful. The chicken curry was lovely, then next night was the worst meal ive had in years. Onion soup!!!!!! Our waitress in the evening and at breakfast was superb and very helpful. She was polite and courteous.

Asian female owner a bit rude, no social ability whatsoever.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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5 Thank Ian W
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winchester
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34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

Just returned after 4 day Christmas break .The hotel was a work in progress but the management and staff could not do enough for you .Any thing you asked for was sorted. The food was great. I would like to thank the owners for making our stay so unforgettable. The owners went out of there way to make my family welcome just for Christmas day dinner .
The staff are a credit to the owners and the owners work so hard medals all round

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank thomas i
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

Just returned from two nights. As this was a very cheap break we didnt expect much and the following is designed as constructive criticism not as a winge. Was surprised there was no central heating not something we had even considered. Very cold weather and room freezing when we arrived. Turned on electric heaters and kept them on the whole time and room warmed up and stayed warm. Ensuite looked nicely refurbished but no heating so very cold. Shower looked good, rain shower head but only a drizzle so took some time to wash hair and warm up. What a pity. Nice sea view on top floor but decor needs updating not only in bedrooms but throughout hotel. Carpets on stairs need hoovering and all carpets tired and need replacing. Rooms cleaned every day and clean towels when required but why was there a plastic under sheet on the bed; not nice to sleep on? Bed comfortable and large. Paper ready to fall off the ceiling in bedroom and electric point had extension plug in ready to overload the point. Breakfast was good, really good fried eggs. Evening meal OK but basic. Only one sitting for breakfast and evening meal at 8:30 and 18:00. Waitress excellent, friendly and worked very hard to make sure everybody happy. Evening entertainment not our thing but other parties enjoyed it. Excellent location near to the beach. With some investment this hotel could be greatly improved.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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8 Thank Breakfastlunch
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

we stayed at the Channel View in early october.The rooms were basic but who goes on holiday to stop in the room so they suited us.The staff were exellent and catered to our every whim,The food was good and wholesome and all home made .The fish was proper fish not the frozen type thats made up of different things.Our Polish waiter if i can remember his name was Aidrien was exellent real friendly and quick ,He even shared a joke with us .There was13 of us at our table and when he brought our meals out he would shout out what they were ,We would put our hands up to be acknowledged like we used to at school.He was extremely amused by this and by the middle of the week he was calling us his class.He really was a lovely guy.Entertainment was good and thursday nights nostalga night was exellent,All in all we really enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to return

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank christine b
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Property: Channel View Hotel
Address: 4-6 Royal Street, Sandown PO36 8LP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Sandown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Sandown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Channel View Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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