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Melville Hall Hotel
Ranked #2 of 29 Hotels in Sandown
Certificate of Excellence
New Milton, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Just like the Med!”
Reviewed July 12, 2014

A most welcoming prospect, the Melville Hall Hotel under blue skies. The welcome was also warm. Fabulous swims in the outdoor pool, comfortable room, lovely food and friendly staff. Great local walks and plenty to do on the Isle of Wight.

Room Tip: The stairs are steep and no lifts, but all the rooms seem good and the location is quiet.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Gillian B
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JackieClaridge123, General Manager at Melville Hall Hotel, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.
We love to hear good feedback and it's wonderful to see your review on TripAdvisor! We're glad you enjoyed every aspect of your stay to the meals in the Summerhill Restaurant to the warm welcome our Receptionists gave you upon arrival.
We hope to see you back very soon.
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Freshwater, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

My fiancé and I are islanders but needed a relaxing get away. We had a bargain stay as it was out of season time. The staff were wonderful and could not do enough for us. The spa is small but don't let this put you off as it's wonderful we had treatments and had a four course meal and a nights stay with a 4 poster bed! Just what we needed.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Gemma B
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JackieClaridge123, General Manager at Melville Hall Hotel, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
Thank you for leaving a review for Melville Hall Hotel.
It's lovely to hear that, as Island residents, you had a relaxing nights break from the stress of everyday life. I'm glad you made the use of the leisure facilities during your stay and had excellent treatments at Utopia Spa. I hope you went back home feeling refreshed and revitalized after your short stay just down the road!
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Poole, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

I booked a 2 night 3rd night free B & B stay at the Melville for a short break for my wife and I as we had stayed there 3yrs ago for my wife,s birthday we enjoyed our stay then and we did again this time and hope to return again for a 3rd. trip.
We stayed in room 113 (some people may be put of by number not us ) which was nice, cosy and quite only complaint t.v. hung to high and needs servicing.
All the staff good and helpful ,breakfast meals we had were on the ball (don,t understand complaint from misc1980 about no choice there are lots of options )
All in all good place to stay and relax

Room Tip: At the end of the day a room is some where to sleep in so no need to go expensive and expect the wor...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Gordon S
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JackieClaridge123, General Manager at Melville Hall Hotel, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of Melville Hall.
It's wonderful to have such great feedback on everything throughout the hotel. It's great to hear that Room 113 met all of your needs and so did the staff throughout your stay.
We do excellent special offers to returning guests and regularly send out emails so that everyone is aware. It's great you thought out 3 for 2 night offer was superb value for money.
We hope to welcome you back to Melville Hall Hotel for your third trip soon.
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London
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

My husband booked a two night stay here in a four poster, superior room as a birthday surprise.
Although the staff were all very pleasant and helpful, the hotel was very tired and old fashioned and our room was definitely not what I had expected from a 'superior' room at just under £150 a night. It was small and all in desperate need of modernising.
The breakfast was fine but no choice at all if you did not go for the cooked option which was a shame for me.
The pool area was nice enough but again, all a little shabby round the edges.
I feel a little let down that we paid so much for this average hotel which is not in a great location.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank misc1980
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Chelmsford
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2014

A friend and I had a lovely stay at this hotel. It is a little tired and in need of some refurbishment but the professionalism and friendliness of the staff more than makes up for it. All staff in both the hotel and spa were absolutely lovely and nothing was too much trouble. The spa treatments we both had were amazing and we both felt completely relaxed by the time we left. We came on a really good value offer which included bed, breakfast, dinner, lunch, spa voucher (£35) and ferry travel all for £89 per person. Only negative was that we chose to upgrade to a superior twin room but were surprised to find such a small room with twin beds pushed together. Difficult to imagine how small the standard rooms are. Also air con would be nice....room was very hot but then it was a very hot day. Absolute bargain. We will definitely be visiting again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank mandys1965
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JackieClaridge123, General Manager at Melville Hall Hotel, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Thank you for leaving a review of Melville Hall Hotel on TripAdvisor.
I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and all the staff you met were friendly and professional. It's great to hear you made use of the facilities available in Utopia Spa and the treatments you had were first class.
Unfortunately because of the nature of the building we are unable to offer air conditioning, however, an extra desk fan is available from reception at request.
We hope to welcome you back to the Isle of Wight and Melville Hall soon.
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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

We enjoyed our two night stay as part of an Amazon Local deal. The deal included dinner on one of the evenings and we can say without exception that it was one of the best meals we have had on this basis. The room, a superior on the ground floor was good but a little noisy from those alongside, above and from the car park outside but other than that it was fine. Sandown was a little of a disappointment to us and this hotel seemed a little out of place with the rest. My wife made full use of the spa facilities and had no complaints. All the staff were very friendly and efficient most of the time; the exception being the barman/wine waiter et al who struggled to cope with what did seem to be a particularly demanding period.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank CAHA
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JackieClaridge123, General Manager at Melville Hall Hotel, responded to this review, July 1, 2014
Thank you for your comments on TripAdvisor about your recent stay at Melville Hall Hotel.
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us and found the Superior room comfortable and adequate for your needs. It's great to hear your partner made use of the facilities at Utopia Spa and enjoyed spending the days here.
We hope to welcome you back to Melville Hall in the near future.
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed June 22, 2014

The Melville Hall Hotel has the charm and elegance of a bygone era. The staff are professional, efficient and friendly -- from the reception, to the dining room, to the spa. My Mum and I had a lovely view of the garden from our 2nd-floor superior twin room. We were lucky enough to be there during a mini heatwave, so we kept the windows wide open at night. Our ensuite bathroom had a good shower and plenty of hot water. After a full English breakfast on both days, we couldn't eat a thing until the evening! The pools looked inviting, but we didn't swim this time. We did enjoy a luxury pedicure though, and were both delighted with our pretty toes. We plan to return one day for another relaxing break.

Room Tip: There's no lift, so if you plan to take a heavy bag, choose a lower floor!
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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1 Thank Pauline S
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JackieClaridge123, General Manager at Melville Hall Hotel, responded to this review, June 24, 2014
Thank you for leaving such a lovely review on TripAdvisor.
It's great to hear that everyone you met in the hotel made you feel welcome and at home.
We've had beautiful weather over the past couple of days which makes your short break feel even more of a holiday.
We're glad that you enjoyed your Spa treatments and we hope you left feeling pampered and relaxed.
We hope to welcome you back to Melville Hall in the near future.
Kind Regards.
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Property: Melville Hall Hotel
Address: Melville Street, Sandown PO36 9DH, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Sandown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Sandown
#4 Family Hotel in Sandown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Melville Hall Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Melville Hall Hotel is located a few minutes stroll from the beautiful sandy beach of Sandown Bay, almost opposite Los Altos Park. With a wide range of facilities including Utopia SPA, you are guaranteed the relaxing break you deserve. ... more   less 
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