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“Very nice stay”
Review of Chad Hill Hotel

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Chad Hill Hotel
Ranked #11 of 29 Hotels in Sandown
Reviewed August 26, 2012

A nice place to stay . The hotel is quite old fashioned but not in a bad way . The bedroom size was ok although the shower is a bit of a squeeze . Everything was clean . The beds a double and a single were really comfortable .
The breakfast was ok , with a choice of cereals and juice along with cooked from the menu .
The location was not too bad , about 10 mins from the front and no problems with parking.
We stayed for a week and found it to be very friendly .
There was only one little niggle and that was paying with a credit card and being told this would incur a 2% charge . To be honest I would rather be told the room price with the 2% already included . That aside though it was a very nice stay .

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank SBarbe
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

We spent a long weekend in this little hotel and apart from the very meagre cooked breakfast,no kippers and dreadful supermarket sausages and bacon, we found it ok. If you want a fancy hotel go and pay £100 per night elsewhere. If you want super, personal service and a perfectly adequate clean comfortable room at a bargain price Chad Hill is fine. If we go back to the Island again we would not hesitate to go back to see Judy at this hotel.
Also, if you want to hire a car for your stay, the customer service at Value Car Hire in Sandown was superb and I'd highly recommend them too.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

Stayed here with my wife for two nights it was a cheep and cheerful weekend get away, we were made welcome and our room was clean and comfortable, breakfast was nice and plentiful. It was about a 5-10 min walk to the sea front and pier. I did read some of the reviews on here before traveling but i thought i would judge it for myself, i liked it here, it was a cheap break away and it was worth the money would stay again.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Darren D
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

if you like an old fashioned hotel which looks after its guests this is the one! So friendly and welcoming. the weather was awful but felt very happy in our room reading or in the small bar. Food always lovely. 5 mins walk from sandown pier. close enough but nice and quiet too.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Janine O
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Reviewed April 1, 2012

My husband and I stayed at Chad Hill for 3 nights recently. Whilst the decor of the B&B is dated, we didn't feel as though this was a huge problem for us. Our room was adequate and everywhere was clean, but the pillows were rather thin and not very comfortable. The ensuite was very dated, and small, and the door was like that from a wild-west saloon. It didn't lock properly, and had a massive gap at the bottom, both of which lead to a lack of privacy. The water pressure in the shower was minimal. On our second morning I experienced a scalding shower, and then very quickly a freezing shower. I was unable to wash my hair. The hairdryer provided lacked power and heat.

The cooked breakfast was very basic, with what looked (and tasted) like the cheapest ingredients possible. It consisted of one sausage, a rasher of bacon, slice of fried bread, a tinned plum tomato, and a very over cooked fried egg. There were cereals though, and plenty of toast. We didn't eat here in the evenings, but the smells from their evening cooking were not very appealing.

Cannot fault the friendliness of the lady owner, but we did feel a little as though we were intruding when we stopped for a drink in the bar one night. We had to ring the bell several times to get service.

Our last complaint is that we feel as though what is initially offered on a hospitality tray should be replenished if used. It was good to have a bottle of water, but this wasn't replaced, nor were any of the biscuits after our first mornings cup of tea. There were only 2 small cartons of milk provided each day.

Whilst the location is convenient for Sandown, we would not choose to stay here again.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 18, 2011

Having done the wrong thing and booked a three-day stay at Chad Hill without first reading the reviews, my partner and I arrived mid-week in early October a bit anxious as to what sort of break it would be.
Having made a detour to the bank (cards were not accepted) we found that some of the critical reviews were quite justified. The place is indeed 'overfurnished' and cluttered with odd ornaments and pictures and we were shown into the lounge by the friendly proprietor which looked rather uninviting due to the heavy outdated furnishings. To be fair, our room on the first floor at the front of the hotel was clean but uninspiring and again over-furnished for such a small space. The 'en-suite' was clean but very cramped and anyone of larger than average build would certainly have access problems. The water was hot and plentifull. We found the bed comfortable, although only one pillow was provided and the creaky floorboards responded to every move. There were just two sachets of milk in the service tray and hot chocolate, if required, cost 50p from reception. Dinner was served efficiently and without delay by our friendly hostess (we had chosen from the three-choice menu earlier) and proved to be adequate more than exceptional, as were all the meals. The dishes were obviously non-professionally cooked without much finesse and rather bland and obviously came from the freezer with no fresh veg evident, even the breakfast tomatoes were tinned and the sausages probably of the 'mechanically recovered' variety The bar within the dining area was a good focal point and adequately stocked for a small hotel and proved popular with older guests. All in all we found it was not the bad experience of some reviewers and with a bit of culling of excess furniture and tacky ornaments and a little imagination in the kitchen Chad Hill could be greatly improved, but would still probably not suit younger guests.

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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 14, 2011

My girlfriend and I have just enjoyed a lovely stay in the Chad Hil. We were unsure what to think as we arrived, the furniture was a little quirky and old fashioned. The staff were fantastic and took an interest in us both every morning. The Cooked breakfast was really good and set us up for the day ahead every day. The rooms were cleaned every day and were fantastically clean! I think the other review is a little unfair, I'd prefer to stay in a friendly quirky hotel over a conventional unfriendly hotel any day. The value is superb, I'd thoroughly reccomend this hotel. 10/10 we'll definitely be returning! Many thanks

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Additional Information about Chad Hill Hotel

Address: 7 Hill Street, Sandown PO36 9DD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Sandown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 29 Hotels in Sandown
Price Range: $82 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Chad Hill Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 121
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