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“Fantastic family hotel!”
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The Wight
Ranked #5 of 29 Hotels in Sandown
Potters Bar, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Fantastic family hotel!”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

Spent a week here with our five and three year old. Lovely family suite with a tv in each room, very comfy beds. Great food, amazingly speedy to the table but still of an exceptionally high standard. Super service too and this goes for all the staff in the hotel, not just in the restaurant....couldn't do enough for you. Lovely heated pool, less than five walk to the lovely sandy beach. V. minor quibbles were that the children's portions were overgenerous and would be better if they served from 6. No phones in rooms so would recommend some way of contacting reception, just in case. Would we return? Definitely.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Slough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

Just returned from a short holiday with family and loved every moment if it. This hotel is a bargain with feat location, generous breakfast and friendly staff.

Downsides were old and deteriorating room (no. 423), no fridge or minibar and very uncomfortable beds with mattresses that need replacing. We noted that the cleaners hadnt't vacuumed properly as there was some sand left on the floor from the previous night.

We hardly spent any time at the hotel and the location was the main feature for us - few minutes walk to the beach yet off the main road so quiet.

Overall this hotel was good value for money with many facilities hot normally associated with a 2 star.

I would consider staying here again.

  • Stayed August 2013
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

A wonderful trip for the family, in the perfect location just down the road from the beach and off the road to avoid noise. Cleaned daily, wonderfully decorated and excellent food! The kids will love the games room and the heated pool, also a brilliant location with plenty to do around the island for children and teens of all ages; We chose to stay on the "Bed & Breakfast" basis and the food was delicious. All the staff were very friendly and happy to help in any way they could. Would definitely recommend it to anyone thinking of booking a holiday in The Isle Of Wight.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Poole, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

Stayed at the Wight Montrene for a week and all I can say it was not long enough! Super breakfasts (huge choice of best quality food served by happy staff) and 5 course dinners in the evening - again first class food and more than anyone could eat (I know - I tried!). Lovely warm swimming pool with a sauna, a steam room and a jacuzizi. They even have a full size snooker table with an understandable adults only rule. A pianist plays most evenings during dinner and on Thursdays they have a superb jazz night.
Book this hotel with confidence - you will not regret it. As Will C said it is not a 5 star hotel - if it was a 5 star hotel it would cost 4 or 5 times as much and neither he nor I could afford it - but it must be about the best 2 star hotel in the UK. How anyone can give it less than the full 5 marks I just cannot understand - unless they mistakenly think that they are giving it a star rating. All I can say is that I normally get put in 3 star hotels when I travel for my company but the Wight Montrene is far better than most of even that higher grade.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2013

Just returned from a great stay in this hotel. First things first.....this is a two star hotel so don't expect five stars and then you won't be disappointed. The bedroom was adequate. Nothing to rave or complain about, although the stairs up to it were a bit of a trial with a heavy suitcase. And that's really an end of the "cons" . The "pros" are the location, the breakfast, the staff , the facilities and the entertainment. You are a short walk away from the High Street, the beach and several sea front eating establishments and when i say short I mean 5 minutes. You are about a 15 minute walk to the Pier in one direction and the Zoo in the other. You can even have a long stroll into Shanklin along the seafront if the mood takes you.. couple of miles probably.. The beaches locally are excellent too. Lots of sand and not lots of people. The Breakfast is perfect.. have as little or as much as you want basically. Their "Full Monty" is a typical Full English and the "Jurassic" is pretty much two "Full Montys" ... I wish I'd tried one but the Monty was enough. We didn't eat in the evenings at the hotel but it seemed busy every night which I took as a good sign. The staff were perfect in every way, thats all that needs saying really. The facilities on site included a swimming pool, a jacuzzi, sauna , a mini gym, snooker table, table tennis and a nice seating area for families. The entertainment in the bar was most enjoyable most nights featuring a pianist or organ player. But on other nights there were disco and keyboard nights and Thursday was a jazz/blues night featuring the pianists plus some other friends, bass, drum, sax and vocals. Really quite excellent .

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
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Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is worth more than its 2 star rating!!! The staff are all so friendly and helpful, our waitress was lovely, Hayley (our receptionist on arrival) was more than helpful and Mike from the bar was lovely and a real life "Mr Benn"!!!!
The hotel was spotless & well presented. The pool & steam room were ideal as they don't close during the day. The food was out of this world (good luck if you can eat all courses at dinner!) and the location was perfect..... The beach, Sandown centre & Sandown Pier a few minutes walk away! The beach is sandy and
plenty of sunbeds to hire.
We will definitely return to this
hotel, it's worth every penny!!!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2013

once again I had a wonderful holiday at the montrene hotel very clean very very friendly servicing of rooms perfect the only problems I can report are for returning patrons is that the dinner menu has not changed for three years and it requires a head waiter as at most meals the tables had not been completely set and you had to ask for utensils but apart from that I would return again as the location and peacefulness is perfect

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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wightmontrene, Owner at The Wight, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
We are delighted that Alanjohn S and friends once again enjoyed their stay with us and would apologise if occasionally an item of table-wear had to be requested. This has been taken up with Tami our Head-Waitress and hopefully the problem will not be on-going.
In respect of our menus we do make changes each year (about 10%) but are ever mindful that many of our clients return time after time BECAUSE they broadly know what will be on our 5 course Dinner Menus. Basically we feature all the roasts plus chicken, lamb shanks, duck, salmon, pies and puddings etc. and frankly rather doubt that many clients, even those that come more than once a year, are too dismayed to find that only minor menu changes have occurred since their last visit.
We are however always open to suggestion, so if Alanjohn S - or for that matter any other client (as our menus are shown on our website) - has any suggestions as to what replacements should be made (and what items should be dropped to make room for same) then any such thoughts would be greatly valued and appreciated.
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Property: The Wight
Address: Avenue Road, Sandown PO36 8BN, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Sandown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Sandown
#8 Romantic Hotel in Sandown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Wight 4*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 2 star RAC & ETC hotel for a holiday out of the ordinary – whatever the weather! Set in its own grounds just 100 yards from the sea. 41 comfortable ensuite bedrooms, all with TV, hospitality tray and hair-dryer. Outstanding food. Large bar, entertainment several nights each week, superb indoor pool with jacuzzi, games room, dedicated snooker room, trimnasium, large car park - the list goes on and on. ... more   less 
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