After browsing online, we chose Sandown Manor as it looked so luxurious and welcoming. The reality was so different from the website. Upon arrival on wet afternoon, we could not park as there was an area of flooding. There was overflowing wheelie bins in full view with dust bin bags on the floor which would encourage vermin. On entering the reception area we were greeted with cat hair on the floor and a cat on the reception desk. The proprietor was extremely welcoming and helpful as she showed us the facilities and our room. Once in our room, we were disappointed the room was so basic and a lack of space. The bathroom was dirty and the shower facility was nonexistent as the shower ran off the bath taps, which was used a hair washing facility, which could not be used by yourself, you had to have assistance from someone stood on the toilet seat. During the night I went to the toilet and when I came to flush the handle came away. Also at 10:45 pm there were screaming and shouting outside of my window. In the morning when I woke up, I was greeted by the sight of a donkey with no grass, and ducks swimming over the pool. This means that they do not cover the pool overnight and literally anything could be in that pool. The breakfast was standard, though I had to pick over the cutlery to find some I was prepared to use as it was not entirely clean.
After this we decided to find accommodation elsewhere, the proprietors did not seem worried and just let us go with no questioning. This is not a hotel or B and B it is a Youth Hostel/ School trip accommodation that needs improving and modernising drastically.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Friendly family run B & B with panoramic views over Sandown Bay. Outdoor Pool, Own Car Park, Shetland Pony, Lambs, Guinea Pigs and rabbits. Childrens play area with trampoline, swings and slide. All rooms en-suite. 5 minutes walk to beach, zoo, cliff walks and amenities. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Orbitz, Expedia, Hotwire, Priceline, Travelocity, Agoda and HotelQuickly so you can book your Sandown Manor reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Sandown Manor Isle Of Wight