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Reviewed May 27, 2013

Just come back from lovely short break staying in the Vault Suite - very spacious conversion of an old Lloyds Bank next door. Kids loved sleeping in a real vault with it's heavy door! There was also a nice sitting area for us to relax and have a pre-dinner drink in. Bathroom smallish but adequate for our needs. Dinner in the Pump bar was lovely - delicious pork special and house burgers were devoured. I ate the Crab ramekin for lunch before heading home - it was sensational, still thinking about it actually. Do wish we could have stayed longer. Bit depressed to be home and busy now planning when we can get back. A good place for Mummy R&R!

Date of stay: May 2013
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Seaview-Hotel A, General Manager at Seaview Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2013

Thank you for taking time to post your review, it's much appreciated. The Old Bank was once voted the prettiest bank in England and we are glad you felt 'safe' and comfortable in the vault suite.

There's always a lot to do on the island all year round and we hope you come to regard the Seaview as your very own coastal retreat.

With very best wishes

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Reviewed May 19, 2013

Small and perfectly formed, we've been coming here off and on for 15 years. It's right on the beach, the staff are extremely obliging and the menu quite adventurous. Perhaps because things are done consistently well, with a range of bars and restaurants, it's more pricey than most of the island, but we think think it's worth it, because it just takes you back to your childhood every time. Great with dogs too!

Room tip: There's a good choice of rooms, but the Newcombe suite picks up the air conditioning unit noise from the kitchen.
Date of stay: April 2013
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Seaview-Hotel A, Manager at Seaview Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2013

It is lovely to read a your review made extra special by the fact that you have been coming to the hotel for such a long time. We all thank you for taking the time to post your feedback and also for your continued custom. We look forward to seeing you again.

Very best regards

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Reviewed May 17, 2013

Don't expect glamour. This is the English seaside. But if you're visiting friends on this part of the Isle of Wight and you don't want the faded elegance of Priory Bay, this is a smart choice. The rooms are small but comfortably decorated with a maritime splash. Service is faultless. Bearing in mind we were booked as part of a large and jolly wedding party, they handled us very professionally. And when the heating failed in our room - it being April - they instantly upgraded us to their garden suite. Someone's been to hotel school. Breakfast too scores highly with all the produce - sausages, bacon, eggs and black pudding - all being sourced on the island. The bar could not be friendlier and there's a pleasant terrace to sit out on on those rare occasions when there's sun.

Date of stay: April 2013
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Seaview-Hotel A, General Manager at Seaview Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2013

Thank you so much for your lovely review, hotel school indeed - that made us all smile! You are right a lot of our produce is island sourced (currently around 75%), we even have our own farm supplying fresh meat and vegetables. Next year we plan to serve a lot more heritage varieties and so our gardener is busy experimenting - purple carrots, stripy tomatoes and venerable spuds! They all have to pass the taste test though.

We are glad you had an enjoyable stay and hope to see you again.

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

We stayed at the Seaview for a second time having received details of a special weekend break. The hotel was as good as we remembered and is situated in what, for us, is one of the best bits of the island. Accommodation was a spacious first floor bedroom facing out onto what is a very quiet road. We ate breakfast and dinner in the hotel on both days and were not disappointed. Highly recommended.

Date of stay: April 2013
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Seaview-Hotel A, General Manager at Seaview Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2013

What a nice review and we are all so glad that you decided to return.

We have recently appointed a new chef, Alan Staley, who is widely regarded as one of the best chefs on the island. He was delighted to read your comments and rest assured Alan plans to continue developing the menu incorporating more local and island produce.

Thank you once again for your repeat custom.

Very best wishes

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Having stayed in many average and poor hotels and guest houses on the Isle of Wight, it was such a relief to find a hotel which lived upto its reputation. Having failed miserably to find a family room for a two day break over Easter Weekend, we were pleasantly surprised to find The Seaview had twin interconnecting rooms avalable in their new extension at the rear of the Hotel. The rooms were modern, spacious, and very well appointed, loved the telly over the bath, couldn't get the wife out!!. For a small Hotel they sure cram a lot in, two bars,one a real locals bar with lots of atmosphere, large retaurant which uses lots of local produce to very good effect for breakfast, lunch and evening meals. Really good to have your breakfast cooked freshly rather than the ubiquitous buffets, the Haddock especially good. Also, for a lover of all things Naval, so many wonderful photos, letters and memorabilia all over the hotel as a really interesting tribute to our once great seafaring past. Will be back for more.

Room tip: Try getting a room in the new extension.
Date of stay: March 2013
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Seaview-Hotel A, Manager at Seaview Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2013

Thank you for finding us over Easter weekend and taking the time to post your review. We love to read such feedback and it gives us all a real boost.

The hotel is rather unique - as mentioned we have the Modern building situated on Rope Walk - with more contemporary rooms and TV in the bathrooms! There's also the Old Bank next door, which was once voted the prettiest bank in England. Today it is home to several suites - one of which has the original vault doors and cashiers desk which is rather a talking point.

The Pump Bar is a much-loved pub in the heart of the hotel - serving local ales and a bar classic menu. It is reassuringly old-fashioned and an example of what pubs used to be. It is still a firm favourite with the locals.

We do hope that you return.

All best

The Seaview Seasiders

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