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All reviews non residents garden view balcony room recommend this hotel sea front crab single room isle of wight fantastic hotel each morning full english breakfast was excellent short break plenty of choice annette island esplanade
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

We stayed here over the August bank holiday on a relatively last minute booking (for our standards, anyway!) having booked it only three weeks beforehand.

Having paid for the room over the phone, we advised we would be arriving late as we were heading down straight after work in the Midlands and taking an evening ferry over, which all seemed OK with the owners. Check in all went fine and we were pointed in the direction of Room 7, which has a partial sea view, where a wall extends down the left side - with great views of the beach and water the other. Facing east, you are greeted by the sunshine if you are fortunate enough to have weather like we did most of the time.

The room itself was just what we needed, albeit the bathroom was rather dated - though absolutely spotless. The water pressure in the shower was also very low but that is the only fault I could find. The light bulb in the main light had blown and, after telling a member of staff, it was sorted by the time we returned that day.

Breakfast each of three mornings we stayed did just the job, with a great selection of items and a very delicious cooked breakfast. We didn't have dinner here and didn't make use of the bar. The Saturday evening was a bit noisy (not enough to be a problem), but you couldn't hear a pin drop after about 11pm.

The real winner for us was The Aqua's location. You could walk into the town centre, Shanklin Chine, beach, crazy golf and even Sandown if you felt energetic enough. Parking on the street outside is free from 6pm until 10am.

We'd happily stay here again and, booking further in advance, would try and get one of the rooms one the very front that had a balcony.

Room Tip: Pay extra for the sea view when booking, it's worth it!
  • Stayed: August 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank theswirly
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

what a fantastic hotel i don t normally go overboard but this one ticked every box friendliness, clean, food, location, price, staff, i could not fault it anywhere easy going hotel bar staff were fab rooms were cleaned while at breakfast cleaners lovely waitress staff and management were efficient

Stayed: September 2018, travelled with friends
Thank garner1redditch
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James B, Owner at Aqua Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018


Thank you ......what a FAB FAB FAB review

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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

The Aqua is the hotel with the very best views in Shanklin, the front balcony rooms overlook Hope Beach, the sunrise is fantastic made even better knowing that a walk down the stairs a lovely fresh breakfast will be waiting. The food is lovely from the breakfast through to dinner. There is a small bar area which sometimes has entertainment. Annette is a lovely host and really helpful. Great hotel in the very best location.

Stayed: August 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank IOW13
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

We have stayed at the Aqua about 4 times now and never been disappointed. Our room (no 6) with side sea view has been revamped since last time and was lovely with the new white furniture.
Staff very friendly and helpful as always.

Hope to go again in the future.

Room Tip: There are quite a few with balcony and seaview .we had a side view of the sea.
  • Stayed: September 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank JeanandRobin
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

We decided to go to the aqua hotel for dinner.we have been there before.they fitted us in ,even though we never had a booking. After drinks we ordered.the food was great.the service was great.the restaurant is clean and modern.prices are very reasonable. In our opinion this is the best restaurant on the sea front.....

Stayed: September 2018, travelled with family
Thank tonybA7293TW
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