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29 Hope Road Eastcliff Promenade, Shanklin PO37 6ED England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 05/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 05/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#48 of 50 hotels in Shanklin
Budget friendly hotel close to the beach in Shanklin.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Car hire
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Matt A wrote a review 3 Jul
Bracknell, United Kingdom41 contributions55 helpful votes
The hotel is right on top of Shanklin beach and a short walk down to the actual beach. It has ample free parking. We booked a room for 3 of us, two adults, 1 grandson. The room was quite large but the bed we uncomfy. The mattress was well past it's sell by date, the duvet didn't fit the cover and the sheets weren't clean. We had our grandson on the go for well over 12 hours so needed to get him to sleep rather than complain as we only had one night. When we got dressed the next day we found an old lolly stick and a used plaster at the end of our bed, not nice at all.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
AngelaHEdinburgh wrote a review Sep 2021
Edinburgh37 contributions29 helpful votes
The hotel’s location is perfect - right on the cliffs with beautiful sea views - and our rooms were clean, bright and comfortable. They seemed to have been refurbished recently - just a pity that rust on radiators, rusty holders for the soap and shampoo and the old, fixed shower head had not been replaced. Corridors and stairways were also clean and looked freshly painted. There are a lot of stairs and no lifts, but the hotel does warn you about this in advance. One of the public areas was closed for refurbishment while we were there, so there was only one large, soulless dining room/lounge area and you had to order drinks from reception (when there was someone there). We decided against taking breakfast at the hotel - there is a lovely little beach café five minutes’ walk away. There is a reasonably sized car park and a scrubby grass area outside - the whole area could do with a bit of love and attention to make the most of the hotel’s location. We saw very little of members of staff - suspect it was just the owner and her son, neither of whom was particularly warm or welcoming. The young man said he would book us a taxi to Ryde to connect with the ferry, but we never saw him again, and received no message from him. Luckily, we had not relied on him and had left time to take the bus! I appreciate that the hotel was nearly empty while we were there, so was lacking in atmosphere and it must be difficult for staff to feel motivated. We wanted clean, safe, comfortable accommodation and that is what we got.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Ask for a sea view room - views are lovely. There are a lot of stairs in the hotel.
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Liana S wrote a review Aug 2021
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Not satisfied with the layout, service or facilities. A family room with a baby and we were put on the top floor through a maze of stairs. reception service is not welcoming. The rooms are limited in basic things such as tissues, a plug, a phone (so can’t call reception), the size of duvet is smaller than the bed. There’s a poor attempt to make some things a bit ‘nicer’ but it seems they can’t be bothered to spend the money to do it properly. If staff were friendlier or more helpful it would have made these small things more overlooked. Spend the same money elsewhere.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Robert b wrote a review Aug 2021
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This hotel does not deserve its low rating.. The place is spotlessly clean and the management are helpful and eager to please. Even cleaned the seagull mess off my car without being asked. What service! However tea and coffee is an extra charge at breakfast, not usual, and perhaps should be reviewed. Great position with good access.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Ashley_Martin1 wrote a review Sep 2020
Leicester, United Kingdom37 contributions11 helpful votes
We recently stayed at The Mayfair Hotel in Shanklin and really enjoyed our stay. We arrived and the staff were very helpful and hospitable, providing us with an array of maps and information for our trip. The room was very clean and spacious, there were amazing views of the bay above Shanklin seafront and we had a nice breakfast each morning while getting ready for the day of long coastal walks ahead. Would definitely recommend, and thank you very much to the staff.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
GarytheHat wrote a review Aug 2020
3 contributions
We could not fault this family run hotel. It is located a short walk from the beach, with fantastic views across the bay from bedrooms and veranda. The staff cannot do enough for you and are very respectful, friendly and helpful. The hotel is very clean, presentable and fantastic views. We would like to thank Ronak, KC and Pops and our adopted babies !!! for making our stay so great.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Lara Q wrote a review Aug 2020
Brighton, United Kingdom36 contributions2 helpful votes
This is a simple, budget hotel. The room was spacious and comfortable. Comfy bed, towels and toiletries (soap and shampoo) provided. No making your bed or changing the towels during your stay. Kettle provided with some tea, coffee, milk and mugs. If you want more than a place to lay to head and wash this maybe isn’t for you. But for us it was perfect. 1 minute walk from Shanklin sandy beaches and free onsite parking. Friendly but non intrusive staff.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Expedition794528 wrote a review Aug 2020
9 contributions3 helpful votes
I've just returned from my second stay at the Mayfair. I don't understand such low scores as for what you pay I feel this hotel is great. The Mayfair is clean, good sized twin room, basic decor but nothing unappealing. Excellent location with beautiful views over Shanklin seafront from the front. My only criticism this time was that our twin room faced a back wall of balconies from an adjacent building. As we had a busy activity holiday and the accomodation was good value, this didn't really impact my enjoyment of the holiday too much. The hotel is lacking in atmosphere somewhat but the covid situation doesn't help that. I personally really appreciated the calm, peace and quiet the hotel offered as opposed to other hotels nearby with drunken Brits abroad and music blaring. ( This was only occasionally and not late into the evening to be fair). If you want good value, calm,peace and relative quiet, with an excellent location I would recommend this place. I will definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Stacey B wrote a review Aug 2020
4 contributions
I booked a last min mini brake for me and the 2 children (6 and 11) post covid 19 - for a first time on the isle of wight, the hotel was very easy to find and there was a good size carpark . The hotel looked very tidy on the outside with a welcoming appearance...the view from the garden was breathtaking. We were greeted by a member of staff (with full PPE) There were many helpful sign to ask us to ware face masks in the hallways ect and hand sanitiser at the door , inside the hotel smelt very clean and pleasant, with simple Clean decor, once at the reception I realised i had put the wrong check in time of 12 am not 12pm - oops but the receptionist was amazing and said he would have our room ready for us within the hr and they would send us a text message to let us know out room was ready - we decided to take a walk down to the beach. 30mins later i had a text to say our room was ready, again we were greeted by a member of staff he passed over the key via a plastic sheet (covid safe) our room was on the top floor so many steps ( sadly no lift) but our room was very easy to find! The room looked and smelled very clean, pristine white bedding and plenty of room even though we had a double and twin bed in our room. Decor was warm and inviting, the view was again breathtaking which we all enjoyed, we had touch lamps, and hanging space, We had kettle and plenty of coffee/ tea (happy mum) and milk left on a small worktop along with instructions of check out / their covid safe procedures/ wifi info/ hotel contact via message/whatsapp.... bathroom Was again squeaky clean soft white towels and a step in shower (my youngest enjoyed being able to sit while having a shower) - during our stay we found the hotel very quiet We couldn't hear anyone else in the hotel, we all felt very secure in and out of our room. The beds were very comfortable ( memory foam pillows were amazing for my bad back) The hotel is in a perfect location that i didnt need to drive to the local amusements and beach, you do have to walk up/down a steep ish hill but good to tone those legs. Check out was a breeze we just packed up and popped the key in a slot - overall the hotel was perfect for us, we didnt feel we were all on top of each other and we hardly saw anyone (if we did everyone had masks) The hotel offers communal areas within the hotel seating and pool table (we didnt need to use these) again they always looked very inviting with wall curtain lights and cosy seating they always looked very clean. Would i return - yes i would it was great value for money!! Thank you to all the staff your doing a fantastic job
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Liz H wrote a review Sep 2019
6 contributions2 helpful votes
After getting a surprise holiday of our daughter didn't know what to expect when we got here our room was very clean and comfortable and basic the staff are lovely and very friendly there is nothing to much trouble for them food was really nice and tasty the views are beautiful its just sad that we have to leave if we are lucky enough to return to the island there is no other hotel we would book
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
$60 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mayfair Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Mayfair Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Shanklin Beach (0.4 km), Pirates Cove - Shanklin (0.09 km), and Summer Arcade (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mayfair Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a lounge, free parking, and free internet access.
What food & drink options are available at Mayfair Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mayfair Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mayfair Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Salix Beach Cafe, The Hideaway, and The Aqua.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mayfair Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Mayfair Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Godshill Church (5.9 km), Arreton Barns (7.2 km), and Bembridge Windmill (7.8 km).
Does Mayfair Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.