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Carlton Hotel
Ranked #7 of 51 Hotels in Shanklin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 October 2017

This was our second time to the Carlton and just as good as the last. The hotel is in a wonderful location overlooking the sea and the balcony rooms have stunning views. Drinking an early morning cuppa watching the sun reflected on the water was a perfect way to start the day. We were made to feel welcome from the moment we walked in. Breakfast was delicious and freshly prepared. We will definitely be back!!

Room Tip: Aim for the balcony room (there are only 2) as the views are stunning
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

My Mum and I stayed in this welcoming and tranquil place recently while we attended the also excellent Beer, Buses and Walks event on the beautiful Isle of Wight.
On arrival we experienced a friendly welcome from Anne and Bob and were invited to have a hot drink in the delightful lounge area overlooking the stunning award-winning garden with its palm trees etc and overlooking a wide aspect of Shanklin Bay. We also enjoyed this lounge on other occasions during our stay as a place to truly relax and hear no noise from the outside world !
Our rooms were extremely comfortable (most importantly the beds of course), apparently recently decorated and spotlessly clean and the sea was visible from our respective windows down each side of the Carlton.
Breakfast was served by Anne in a traditional style breakfast room, which we felt was a pleasant and intimate way of doing things - so much nicer than the impersonal, buffet type affairs which many hotels & guest houses use these days. Needless to say the breakfast was warm, tasty and ample and Anne took her time to speak with us daily in a friendly manner but without being intrusive.
To conclude we would recommend the Carlton Hotel and found it very befitting of the way things tend to still be done on the Isle of Wight - with charm, warmth and in an easy-going way.

Room Tip: All areas of Hotel were peaceful, sea facing rooms have full sea view, side rooms have partial sea v...
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

The Carlton Hotel in Shanklin is situated in an ideal position on the cliff overlooking the sea. The owners are very kind and helpful and breakfast is great. The only downside for some might be that they don't do evening meals, but there are plenty of eating places in the town. A small, friendly hotel and well worth a visit.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Regretted booking it the moment we walked in. Disappointing, in spite of message painted on the wall, we did not find it welcoming at all. The sea views are good if the pay over £20 a night extra, but if not, the other rooms have views overlooking walls of other hotels on either side. There is a nice lounge overlooking gardens but that is only for guests for their tea rooms to eat in. B and B guests eat in a drab back room with no view adjacent to kitchen . Food was average to poor. Room was rather a step back in time, but not in a good way. Slept well as bed was comfy, tiny tv but we didn't watch any so didn't matter to us. Very well stocked tea coffee and hot chocolate in the room and biscuits replenished daily, great for taking flask of tea out in ruck sack for beach fossilling. As we left , I Called in at the big white hotel next door with indoor pool and found half board there was less than we paid for just B and B and very welcoming staff. We would not consider ever coming to the Carlton again. We drove past it and missed it initially as it is really a B ans B jammed in between two big hotels either side. To call it a hotel , with so few facilities is misleading. Clearly the tea rooms is their main concern . Garden is very nice, shame they do not serve breakfast overlooking this.

Stayed: October 2017
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

This was our 2nd visit to the Carlton Hotel this year. As usual we received a warm welcome from Anne & Bob with a pot of tea on arrival our room was nice and light with a sea view and very clean with a good shower. Dining room also very nice airy and clean.Good breakfast menu served fresh and HOT served by a charming waitress(Leigh).

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Carlton Hotel

Address: 9 Park Road | Isle Of Wight, Shanklin PO37 6AY, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Shanklin
#4 Family Hotel in Shanklin
#7 Romantic Hotel in Shanklin
Price Range: ₹ 8,425 - ₹ 12,184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Carlton Hotel has a deserved reputation as one of Shanklin's finest bed and breakfast hotels. Guests enjoy exhilarating sea views, quality standards of service and comfort, delightful home cooked food and the warmest of welcomes. The Carlton Hotel enjoys an ideal location for exploring Shanklin's sandy beaches, the famous esplanade and the charming Shanklin Old Village. For the adventurous, watersports and activity holiday opportunities abound. ... more   less 
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