Finding an ideal family-friendly hotel in Shanklin does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Ocean View Hotel, a nice option for travellers like you.
Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV, and guests can go online with free internet access offered by the hotel.
Ocean View Shanklin features room service, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a pool and free breakfast. If you are driving to Ocean View Hotel, free parking is available.
While staying at Ocean View Hotel, visitors can check out St Blasius Church, Shanklin (0.8 mi) and Shanklin to Ventnor Coastal Walk (1.4 mi), some of Shanklin's top attractions.
While in Shanklin, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Ocean View Shanklin, including The Steamer Inn Restaurant (0.1 mi), The Village Inn Restaurant (0.4 mi), and The Crab Inn (0.4 mi).
There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular gardens such as Rylstone Gardens.
Ocean View Hotel puts the best of Shanklin at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.
Myself and my friends went here for five days and we had a really good time The Hotel was great clean and friendly The staff were brilliant The Chef was superb, the food was brilliant Overall really nice break would definitely recommend and would definitely go there again.
I had fond memories of this place from when I was a child so when my wife and I decided to come away to the Isle Of Wight for a few days I had no hesitation in booking this hotel as our place to stay. When the hotel came into sight and we pulled up into the car park I think it’s safe to say that both of our hearts sunk. The exterior is rather run down and doesn’t give off the best first impression. That said, we hoped that on the inside it was a different case. Upon entering, it immediately be became clear that this was very much an old fashioned hotel which I’ll going into more depth shortly. We had a warm greeting from reception which was nice and they are clearly people that try to make a difference to your stay, so no issue with the staff whatsoever. After being given our room key, we made our way around the maze of corridors and stairs and eventually got to our room. The moment of truth had arrived, we swung the door open hoping for something amazing but was met with even more disappointment. The first thing we noticed whilst still standing in the doorway was a large circular hole in the carpet, which looked like someone had cut it out and replaced it but left a very obvious difference in level between the rest of the carpet and this circle. The room itself was bare and there was staining on the walls and lamp shades. Then we got to the bathroom, a visually disgusting peach bathroom suite from many many decades ago with the addition of black mould around the bath grouting. The final straw was the loud music that we could hear very clearly from within our room. I did some exploring and it turned out our room was directly above the entertainment hall and at that moment in time there was loud music playing from said hall which made its way into our room. I don’t think it’s unreasonable to expect a hotel room to be free from outside noise and knowing that this would likely be going on every afternoon & evening I made the trek back to reception. All credit to the reception staff, they quickly changed our room to the other side of the hotel. We then lugged our suitcases across and set up in our new room. This room was an improvement on the first but still far below par. Our new room felt like it had been designed to be impractical. In no particular order: - As far as we could fine, there were only 3 plug sockets in the room. This wouldn’t be an issue if they were in convenient locations however they weren’t. Not a single one was anywhere near the bed so no hope of conveniently charging your phone whilst relaxing on the bed etc. - The bed itself was the most uncomfortable bed I’ve ever had the misfortune of sleeping in. It was like sleeping on a slap of concrete and we resorted to sleeping on top of the duvet in an attempt to make it mildly more comfortable. Similar situation with the pillows. - Instead of freestanding bedside lamps there were wall mounted bedside lights positioned directly above the bed. But they were so poorly positioned that you can’t actually sit up in bed because the lights are in the way. - The TV was on a sort of wheelie table but in reality wouldn’t be able to be positioned in a decent position if you were wanting to watch TV. - There was a huge old fashioned wardrobe which spanned the entire length of the room providing more wardrobe space than we have in our entire home which isn’t really necessary in a hotel room. They should just rip this out, wall mount a TV and other appliances and that itself would make the room look 10 times better. - The kettle was disgusting on the inside so no hope of us making a cup of tea in the room. - Single glazed windows (I assume throughout the whole hotel) which leads to a lot of noise coming into the room from passing vehicles, predominantly coaches & deliveries which are very frequent around here. - Just the decor in general with peeling and cracked paintwork/wallpaper makes the whole room feel gloomy and quite frankly not a nice place to be in. The only positive about the second room was that the bathroom suite was much nicer although the shower tray fills up within minutes so the plug hole/drain clearly needs a thorough clean and it would be nice to have a working extractor fan being as though there’s no window. We had booked for our stay to include dinner so on our first evening we made our way down to the dining room. We explained to the waitress that it was our first night here to which it then became clear that normally they take your order for dinner every morning at breakfast so they know what numbers they are catering for. Makes sense really to avoid waste, but it threw them off guard that we hadn’t ordered anything (as we weren’t there that morning obviously) and they made out like they’ll do what they can to give us a meal but some things might not be available to us. Anyway we sat down and managed to get some food. It’s a set menu with not much of a choice and by the fact that they brought the food out minutes after putting in the order it’s clearly not made fresh to order and it looked & tasted just like that. Really basic food, nothing to be desired. Despite having paid for dinner every night, we decided to dine out every other evening as we couldn’t face more food like that. Breakfast was slightly better. Just an average cooked breakfast but certain items were unavailable and the poached eggs were hard. Now this is a bug of mine but I hate it when you order a full cooked breakfast in a hotel and it comes out with one of each item. I mean, who really only eats 1 sausage?!? Similar to the dinner, at the speed they bring you your food it’s clear everything is precooked and just sitting on hot plates in the kitchen, so they might aswell move that to the dining room and offer a buffet style breakfast where people can actually take what they want rather than being left feeling short changed. The tables are often missing various condiments and sometimes even cutlery so doesn’t feel like much thought is put into ensuring the place is ready for service. The hotel does have a pool which in all fairness looks decent however we were put off by the fact that the changing room is unisex. Now this won’t bother some and to be fair it’s not a massive deal but I just think in this day and age it’s become to norm to have separated changing rooms so going back to this just put us off. Due to the old fashioned nature of the hotel and they way staff conduct themselves and type of music that’s played at dinner etc, it’s clear that the target audience for this hotel is the older generation, which is fine, however I don’t believe they even hit that brief. I know for a fact that my grandparents wouldn’t feel happy paying for what’s on offer here and we overheard numerous conversations from some elderly couples here as part of a coach trip talking about how it’s not up to the standards that they expected. Don’t get me wrong, I love old fashioned hotels, I think they offer a lot more character than many modern ones but this hotel just feels old and given up on. It feels like the place is being left to deteriorate and needs some serious investment to give it a much needed facelift both inside and out. Location wise it has a lot to offer so has the potential if the owner actually had the right vision. One final thing to note is the car park. They don’t claim to have a large car park so they’ve done nothing wrong here, but if you are driving here just be prepared that there may not be space for you. On our arrival I asked if the car park gets full to which I was told yes, quite often, and if that’s the case it’s just a matter of finding a space on a nearby road. It’s got room for about 15 cars or so (haven’t counted exactly) but they also have coaches parked up in the car park at times when there is a coach trip staying at the hotel which takes up some of the spaces. On 2 occasions when we got back from our days out we got the last available space so we’re very lucky. Locally it’s very hit and miss as some of the roads are double yellow lines, some are permit parking and some are free to park as you wish but you could find yourself with a bit of a walk if you are unlucky. The price is also extortionate for what it has to offer. We’ve stayed in luxury hotels for the same amount of nights for less than what it has cost to stay here which just adds to the pain of our stay. Overall, not a great experience at all. If we had booked to stay for more than just a few days I think I would have politely requested our money back and gone and found somewhere else to stay. Unless I hear of this place getting a much needed refurbishment I won’t be returning I’m afraid.…
went to IOW Ocean view for 5 days..lovely view of the English channel Staff were friendly and I enjoyed the coffee shop. food was good and wholesome,,no problems at all.....will be back next year The price for our week was amazing and although some of the hotel needs a bit of TLC it was certainly worth the money...
Had our first break together in years, went to have a bit of a walking /relaxing weekend. The hotel was just what we needed friendly staff (not as many as they would have liked I’m sure) but we didn’t notice that as it never impacted on the service we received. We had a great sea view and balcony. The room was maybe a little tired, although met our needs fully good nice warm shower after our walks. The swimming pool was a treat to relax after walks also. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Housekeeping was in place everyday. The food was good and although slightly limited as would be expected, there was a variety of choice and the food was lovely. we would like to thank Frank and the team for making our stay so enjoyable.
I was the organiser of a group Of 30 booked into this hotel from the 27th- 1st October 2021, I was very disappointed at our stay and the manager if that’s what you call him definitely has no people skills at all .. he was one aggressive Rude and arrogant man. Not to mention the many lies he told when I finally confronted him. He took a Personal hate towards one of my elderly gentlemen as he complained about issues in his room that needed fixing , it then became where they argued.. he then told him to pack his bags and leave the hotel immediately, I had to intervene and eventually persuade the manager to let him stay as we were far from our hometown on the mainland and if I sent him home the whole group would have to leave .. after a stressful The arrogant manager said ok he can stay but my Staff will Not be serving him.. I accepted that as I could feed him From Outside the hotel.. I just felt at this time it was good enough he could still stay and he wasn’t kicking a poor old vulnerable Man out on the streets .. Our holiday was then spoilt , we arrived Monday this happened Tuesday morning . He came into the restaurant and shouted at the old Man in front of everyone accusing him of clicking his fingers at his staff .. a complete lie it turned out to be.. anyway I held it until Thursday night when an incident happens and that was the icing on the cake for me ... the lift had not been working all week .. it was very predictable and if it moved it took you to the wrong floor and you had to either walk up Or down to your floor, I had another elderly gentleman With us who has just suffered a stroke back in June and his vision was effected by the stroke , he at times had to climb down the stairs in his bottom to get to the restaurant, Thursday evening he tried the lift to go downstairs from first floor , the lift came , for opens but the lift wasn’t level with the floor he was standing on to enter lift , it was a big drop as he entered the lift and he fell and bashed his heard , arm and shoulder and at present black and blue with bruising .. I went to reception and spoke to the manager and he denied knowing the lift had been broken all week .. what a lie .. .. I could go on with a negative experience all week at this hotel but I will definitely be taking this further and putting in my Complaint when I get back To the office next week.. our elderly ha e been Locked up for 2 years with Covid and this was meant to be a great time away for us.. Frank the manager spoiled this in many aspects .. a very rude, arrogant man and needs to be removed As a manager . My advice is please stay away from this hotel. It’s shocking ..!!!!…