Shanklin Hotel

Clarendon Rd
Shanklin
Isle of Wight
PO37 6DP

Email: shanklin@leisureplex.co.uk

Tel: 01983 862286
Fax: 01983 865533

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Shanklin Hotel,
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  • Superbly situated with views over Sandown Bay towards the English mainland from its bar, restaurant and many bedrooms
  • Magnificent Starlite Lounge where entertainment is provided most evenings
  • Cocktail bar and restaurant with views over the sea
  • Large dance floor
  • Large Reception lounge
  • Indoor swimming pool and sauna
  • Games facilities including table tennis, indoor bowls and pool
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • All 89 bedrooms have tea/coffee making facilities, telephone, hair dryer and large flat screen TV with Freeview
  • All but one bedroom has a bath with shower over and WC. One ground floor bedroom has an easy access shower
  • Central heating throughout
  • Lift serves most rooms although all floors (including ground floor) are split level with some intermediate stairs. There are 41 bedrooms accessible via the lift and without any steps
  • Entire hotel, including all bedrooms, is a no smoking area

    Hotel Facilities

  • Lift access to all floors, although there are some steps on each level (41 bedrooms are accessible without negotiating any stairs)
  • Games room with table tennis and indoor bowls and a pool table in the lounge bar
  • Indoor swimming pool and sauna
  • Large entertainment room with a good sized dance floor.
  • Fully centrally heated and all rooms are double glazed.
  • All bedrooms have a large flat screen TV with Freeview channels.
  • Check in from 16:00. Check out by 11:00. Additional charges apply where earlier check in or late check out are required
  • Parking for approximately 20 cars and two coaches
  • Note for clients with mobility impairment: the main public areas are on one level but access to the bowls area is via 11 stairs. There are 2 ground floor rooms and all of the bedroom corridors have small changes of level, although there are 41 bedrooms which can be reached without using stairs. However, almost all of our bathrooms have a bath with a shower over the bath and we only have one room with a walk in shower. We are in an elevated position with a fairly gentle slope to the town centre. Access to the beach is either down a steep slope or by means of the nearby cliff lift.

    Dining

  • Our ground floor restaurant can seat up to 180 people
  • Breakfast: We provide a waiter served breakfast from 08:00 to 09:30 with last orders at 09:00
  • Lunch: We offer bar snacks in the bar subject to demand. Lunch is also available in the restaurant for pre-booked parties
  • Dinner: We provide a waiter served table d’hote dinner from 18:30 to 19:30
  • Special Diets: A selection of vegetarian options is available on the dinner menu. For a more efficient service we recommend these are requested in advance of the meal. Special diets can also be catered for on request; we ask that you contact us at least seven days prior to arrival and provide a diet sheet.
  • To see our current menu, please follow this link.
  • 89 bedrooms on 1st and 2nd floors
  • 42 double rooms, 36 twin rooms, 8 single rooms and 3 rooms with a double and a single bed
  • Lift serves all principal floors but all bedroom floors have small changes of level. 39 bedrooms on the first and second floors are on the same level as the lift and there are 2 ground floor rooms
  • We have several rooms with magnificent views of the sea (but no single rooms with sea view)
  • All rooms have central heating but we do not have any rooms with air conditioning
  • All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and large flat screen Freeview TV with radio channels
  • All but one bathroom has a bath with a shower over the bath. We have one ground floor room with a walk in shower. All rooms have WC and wash basin. If you need the room with the easy access shower, please check when you make your booking because that room is often fully booked
  • Cots can be provided on request in any room type (except single rooms)
  • Ironing facilities are available from reception
  • Smoking is prohibited in all of our bedrooms
  • We do not provide room service in normal circumstances

Shanklin is beautifully situated on the cliffs bordering the South East coast of the Isle of Wight and is sheltered to the west by high-lying downs. The town is split with the old village lying on the cliff top and the new village nestled close to the sea. The two are connected by a cliff lift.

Shanklin is a town of great character and charm, with many interesting small shops and a variety of Victorian architecture. The surrounding cliffs provide an ideal suntrap position for the seafront Esplanade, where there is safe bathing on a sandy beach, water sports, amusements and a host of pubs and restaurants.

Shanklin Old Village is a perennial attraction where most of the picturesque cottages are clustered around the thatched Crab Inn. Within walking distance is Shanklin's famous Chine, a dramatic fissure in the rock where a 45ft waterfall cascades through boulders and ferns to the shore. The Chine's Heritage Centre features an exhibition about PLUTO - the Pipeline Under the Ocean, which was laid to pump fuel across the Channel for the Normandy invasion forces.

Further afield is the island's stunning countryside which offers a fantastic range of hill walks. Visit Keats Green, a section of the coastal path where the poet Keats is supposed to have began his epic work 'Endymion' with the immortal line, 'A thing of beauty is a joy forever...'

Beach and Gardens

Shanklin's beach, which is surrounded by cliffs and is a natural suntrap, is safe for bathing and boasts cleanliness awards for both its sand and waters. There are many amusements, restaurants and pubs, as well as water sports facilities to be found in the immediate vicinity. Gardens in Shanklin are a delight to visit. Tower Gardens and Rylstone Gardens run alongside the Chine, or take a stroll in the Big Mead, adjacent to historic St Blasius Church, or along the spectacular coastal paths to Sandown or Bonchurch.

Activities and Attractions

Tourist Information
Tel:01983 823368
www.iwight.com

Shanklin Chine
Tel:01983 866432
The deep, narrow gorge is a rich haven for rare plants, woodland and wildlife. There is also an enchanting waterfall and Chine Lodge, which houses the Heritage Centre and is built on the site of one of the oldest houses on the island.
www.shanklinchine.co.uk

Osbourne House is to the north of the island and was Queen Victoria’s intriguing hideaway, where she died in 1901. The house offers a glimpse into the private life of the Royal family and is filled with original furnishings and priceless artworks. The grounds immediately surrounding the house are a joy to explore with stunning views of the Solent.
www.english-heritage.org.uk

Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Tel:01983 882204
The railway runs for five miles and all of the carriages and most of the locomotives have spent much of their working lives on the island
www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk

Carisbrooke Castle The Norman castle was the prison of King Charles I prior to his execution in 1649. The castle is remarkably well preserved and contains a museum documenting the island's history. The grounds boast the new Princess Beatrice Garden and a renowned donkey centre.
www.english-heritage.org.uk

Owl & Monkey Haven
Tel:01983 530885
The island's newest attraction provides a home for primates and birds of prey which, for reasons such as age or injury, would otherwise not survive in the wild.
www.owlandmonkeyhaven.co.uk

Shanklin Theatre
Tel:01983 862739
Enjoy shows and productions which are written and produced by the theatre's own production team.
www.shanklintheatre.com

Shanklin and Sandown Golf Club
Tel:01983 403217
A challenging 18 hole golf course with spectacular views of the countryside.
www.ssgolfclub.com

Godshill Model Village
Tel:01983 840270
This award-winning attraction features houses, pubs, churches and even an airfield - all perfectly recreated in miniature!
www.modelvillagegodshill.co.uk

Blackgang Chine
Tel:01983 730052
Overlooking the spectacular south west Heritage Coast, Blackgang Chine is an eccentric mix of exciting rides, goblins and fairies, dinosaurs and more, all set within rambling Victorian gardens.
www.blackgangchine.com

Ventnor Botanic Gardens
Tel:01983 855397
Extending over 22 acres, the garden features a rare collection of trees, plants and shrubs which are difficult to grow elsewhere in the UK and there is also a visitor's centre. Entrance to the gardens is free.
www.botanic.co.uk

Nunwell House and Gardens
Tel:01983 407240
The picturesque house has been a family home since 1522 and is of great historic and architectural interest. Nunwell is surrounded by 5 acres of tranquil gardens including a walled garden with stunning views across the Solent.
www.nunwellhouse.co.uk

Amazon World
Tel:01983 867122
Learn about conservation and rainforests and come face to face with some of the world's most unusual, beautiful and endangered creatures.
www.amazonworld.co.uk

Isle of Wight Natural History Centre
Tel:01983 840333
The centre exhibits a unique collection of objects from fossils and seashells to replicas of the Crown Jewels and even its own aquarium.
www.naturalhistorycentre.com

Brading Roman Villa
Tel:01983 406223
One of the finest Roman sites in the UK with beautifully preserved mosaic floors, extensive collections of Roman archaeology, including coins, pottery, tools and a stunning exhibition hall.
www.bradingromanvilla.org.uk

Adgestone Vineyard
Tel:01983 402503
The vineyard is one of the oldest in Britain and offers guided tours and wine tasting.
www.english-wine.co.uk

Tiger and Big Cat Sanctuary
Tel:01983 403883
The sanctuary boasts one of the best collections of big cats in Europe.
www.isleofwightzoo.com

Dinosaur Isle
Tel:01983 404344
A detailed exhibition of fossils, particularly of dinosaurs, found on the island. Interactive displays and demonstrations explain how they lived.
www.dinosaurisle.com

Chessell Pottery
Tel:01983 866432
A working pottery, visitors can observe the manufacturing process of this exquisite porcelain and purchase items from the on-site shop.
www.chessellpotterybarns.co.uk

Bembridge Windmill is the island's only surviving windmill. Its four floors of exhibits demonstrates the milling process from start to finish and visitors can see the original machinery which was last used at the turn of the 20th century.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Events

Isle of Wight Festival
The festival includes appearances by some of the biggest names in music and comedy and attracts a huge audience.
www.isleofwightfestival.com

Isle of Wight Walking Festival
The festival combines walks for charity with events organised by various ramblers' associations.
www.isleofwightwalkingfestival.co.uk

Skandia Cowes Week is one of the premier events on the international sailing calendar. The regatta attracts around 8,000 competitors, from professionals to weekend sailors and is the largest of its kind in the world.
www.skandiacowesweek.co.uk

Bestival
Tel:020 7240 2248
Shanklin's very own eclectic music festival features a range of artists.
www.bestival.net

Garlic Festival
Tel:01983 865378
With its curious mixture of late sixties pop festival ambiance, country fair and garlic cuisine, this has grown into one of the best loved festivals on the island, attracting more than 25,000 visitors every year.
www.garlic-festival.co.uk

Wolverton Manor Garden Fair
Tel:01983 740609
The biggest and best loved garden fair on the island takes place in September.
www.wolvertonmanor.co.uk

Isle of Wight Cycling Festival takes place over a week in September; with over 70 miles of cycle track this is a great way to explore the island!
www.sunseaandcycling.com

Apple Day Festival
Tel:01983 755774.
A celebration of English orchards, apples and apple traditions with stalls, craft stands and a chance to sample a variety of apple-related food and drink.
www.aftonpark.co.uk

I O W Midsummer Jazz Festival
Tel:01983 856206
The festival takes place in June and features open-air performances from a range of artists and bands.
www.isleofwightjazzfestival.co.uk

IOW Scooter Rally
Held in Ryde in August, this is widely recognised as one of the biggest scooter events in the world, with a range of activities and events for both participants and spectators.
www.isleofwighttouristguide.com

Sandown Carnivals
The main carnival takes place in July, with an illuminated carnival in August and Bonfire Night celebrations in November.
www.sandowncarnival.com

Ryde Carnival
The main carnival takes place in August and there is also an illuminated carnival in September.
www.rydecarnival.co.uk

For details of further events please see:
www.iwight.com

Places of Interest

Sandown
Tourist Information Tel:01983 813818.
The Isle of Wight's most popular and vibrant resort, with excellent beaches and a wide range of attractions and activities.
www.iwight.com

Ryde offers many shops and a magnificent pier with outstanding views across the Solent. It is also home to Rosemary Vineyard, one of the largest vineyards in Britain.
www.iwight.com

Alum Bay is well known for its unique coloured sand cliffs. Nearby are the majestic chalk Needles, the Isle of Wight’s most famous landmark. Enjoy a chairlift ride for spectacular views over Needles Park.
www.theneedles.co.uk

Ventnor lies on the southern tip of the island, close to Bonchurch. It is a well preserved Victorian village right in the heart of the famed Undercliff, much of which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
www.ventnor-iw.co.uk

Arreton Old Village was established some 1,000 years ago and is set in the geographical heart of the island. It is a working craft village which showcases local craftsmen, locally produced crafts, wholesome local farm food and agricultural artefacts, along with the island's very own Shipwreck Centre.
www.arretonbarns.co.uk

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