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21 non-smoking en-suite bedrooms, from singles to family rooms with Double Glazed Windows, Central Heating, Colour TV, Fitted Hairdryers and Hospitality Trays. Some have sea views and a balcony overlooking the Bay. All meals are taken in o... Read more

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Rooms

Triple-Apartment-Ensuite with Bath-Sea View-2 Bedroom Ground Floor - Double Occupancy

Triple-Apartment-Ensuite with Bath-Sea View-2 Bedroom Ground Floor - Double Occupancy

Double-Premier-Ensuite with Bath-Sea View-Balcony-2nd Floor-Room 16 - Single Occupancy

Double-Premier-Ensuite with Bath-Sea View-Balcony-2nd Floor-Room 16 - Single Occupancy

Family-Classic-Ensuite with Shower-Side Sea View-2nd Floor - Room 19 - 4 Adults

Family-Classic-Ensuite with Shower-Side Sea View-2nd Floor - Room 19 - 4 Adults

Family-Classic-Ensuite with Shower-Side Sea View-2nd Floor - Room 19 - 2 Adults and a Child

Family-Classic-Ensuite with Shower-Side Sea View-2nd Floor - Room 19 - 2 Adults and a Child

Family-Classic-Ensuite with Shower-Side Sea View-2nd Floor - Room 19 - Double Occupancy

Family-Classic-Ensuite with Shower-Side Sea View-2nd Floor - Room 19 - Double Occupancy

Family-Classic-Ensuite with Shower-Side Sea View-2nd Floor - Room 19 - Twin Beds

Family-Classic-Ensuite with Shower-Side Sea View-2nd Floor - Room 19 - Twin Beds

Triple-Classic-Ensuite with Shower-Side Sea View-2nd Floor - Room 21 - 3 Adults using Double & Single Bed

Triple-Classic-Ensuite with Shower-Side Sea View-2nd Floor - Room 21 - 3 Adults using Double & Single Bed

Triple-Classic-Ensuite with Shower-Side Sea View-2nd Floor - Room 21 - Twin Beds

Triple-Classic-Ensuite with Shower-Side Sea View-2nd Floor - Room 21 - Twin Beds

Triple-Classic-Ensuite with Shower-Side Sea View-2nd Floor - Room 21 - Double Occupancy

Triple-Classic-Ensuite with Shower-Side Sea View-2nd Floor - Room 21 - Double Occupancy

Triple-Superior-Ensuite with Bath-Sea View-2nd Floor - Room 26 - 3 Adults using Double & Single Bed

Triple-Superior-Ensuite with Bath-Sea View-2nd Floor - Room 26 - 3 Adults using Double & Single Bed

Triple-Superior-Ensuite with Bath-Sea View-2nd Floor - Room 26 - Twin Using Double & Single Bed

Triple-Superior-Ensuite with Bath-Sea View-2nd Floor - Room 26 - Twin Using Double & Single Bed

Triple-Superior-Ensuite with Bath-Sea View-2nd Floor - Room 26 - Double Occupancy

Triple-Superior-Ensuite with Bath-Sea View-2nd Floor - Room 26 - Double Occupancy

Double-Superior-Ensuite with Shower-Sea View-Balcony-1st Floor - Rm 3 - 3 Adults Use Double bed & sofa

Double-Superior-Ensuite with Shower-Sea View-Balcony-1st Floor - Rm 3 - 3 Adults Use Double bed & sofa

Double-Superior-Ensuite with Shower-Sea View-Balcony-1st Floor - Rm 3 - Twin Using Doubles & Sofa bed

Double-Superior-Ensuite with Shower-Sea View-Balcony-1st Floor - Rm 3 - Twin Using Doubles & Sofa bed

Double-Superior-Ensuite with Shower-Sea View-Balcony-1st Floor - Rm 3 - Double Occupancy

Double-Superior-Ensuite with Shower-Sea View-Balcony-1st Floor - Rm 3 - Double Occupancy

Family-Classic-Ensuite with Shower-Side Sea View-1st Floor - Room 5 - 4 Adults

Family-Classic-Ensuite with Shower-Side Sea View-1st Floor - Room 5 - 4 Adults

Double-Economy-Ensuite with Shower-Garden View-2nd Floor-Rm 24 & 25 - Single Occupancy

Double-Economy-Ensuite with Shower-Garden View-2nd Floor-Rm 24 & 25 - Single Occupancy

Double-Superior-Ensuite with Shower-Sea View-Balcony-2ndFloor-Rm 18 - Twin Occupancy

Double-Superior-Ensuite with Shower-Sea View-Balcony-2ndFloor-Rm 18 - Twin Occupancy

Double-Superior-Ensuite with Shower-Sea View-Balcony-2ndFloor-Rm 18 - Double Occupancy

Double-Superior-Ensuite with Shower-Sea View-Balcony-2ndFloor-Rm 18 - Double Occupancy

Double-Superior-Ensuite with Shower-Sea View-Balcony-2ndFloor-Rm 18 - 3 Adults

Double-Superior-Ensuite with Shower-Sea View-Balcony-2ndFloor-Rm 18 - 3 Adults

Triple-Classic-Ensuite with Shower-Side Sea View-1st Floor - Room 6 - 3 Adults

Triple-Classic-Ensuite with Shower-Side Sea View-1st Floor - Room 6 - 3 Adults

Triple-Classic-Ensuite with Shower-Side Sea View-1st Floor - Room 6 - Double Occupancy

Triple-Classic-Ensuite with Shower-Side Sea View-1st Floor - Room 6 - Double Occupancy

Triple-Classic-Ensuite with Shower-Side Sea View-1st Floor - Room 6 - Twin

Triple-Classic-Ensuite with Shower-Side Sea View-1st Floor - Room 6 - Twin

Twin-Economy-Ensuite with Bath-Garden View-1st Floor - Room 14 - Single Occupancy

Twin-Economy-Ensuite with Bath-Garden View-1st Floor - Room 14 - Single Occupancy

Twin-Premium-Ensuite with Shower-Sea View-Balcony1st Floor-Room 1 - Single Occupancy

Twin-Premium-Ensuite with Shower-Sea View-Balcony1st Floor-Room 1 - Single Occupancy

Double-Economy-Ensuite with Shower-Garden View-1st Floor-Room 8 & 10 - Single Occupancy

Double-Economy-Ensuite with Shower-Garden View-1st Floor-Room 8 & 10 - Single Occupancy

Double-Premium-Ensuite with Bath-Sea View-1st Floor - Room 7 - Single Occupancy

Double-Premium-Ensuite with Bath-Sea View-1st Floor - Room 7 - Single Occupancy

Double-Premium-Ensuite with Shower-Sea View-2nd Floor - Room 22 - Single Occupancy

Double-Premium-Ensuite with Shower-Sea View-2nd Floor - Room 22 - Single Occupancy

Family-Classic-Ensuite with Shower-Side Sea View-1st Floor - Room 5 - Double Occupancy

Family-Classic-Ensuite with Shower-Side Sea View-1st Floor - Room 5 - Double Occupancy

Family-Classic-Ensuite with Shower-Side Sea View-1st Floor - Room 5 - Twin Occupancy

Family-Classic-Ensuite with Shower-Side Sea View-1st Floor - Room 5 - Twin Occupancy

Family-Classic-Ensuite with Shower-Side Sea View-1st Floor - Room 5 - 2 Adults plus 1 child

Family-Classic-Ensuite with Shower-Side Sea View-1st Floor - Room 5 - 2 Adults plus 1 child

Family-Classic-Ensuite with Shower-Side Sea View-1st Floor - Room 5 - 3 Adults

Family-Classic-Ensuite with Shower-Side Sea View-1st Floor - Room 5 - 3 Adults

Family-Classic-Ensuite with Shower-Side Sea View-2nd Floor - Room 19 - 3 Adults

Family-Classic-Ensuite with Shower-Side Sea View-2nd Floor - Room 19 - 3 Adults

Triple-Apartment-Ensuite with Bath-Sea View-2 Bedroom Ground Floor - Twin Occupancy

Triple-Apartment-Ensuite with Bath-Sea View-2 Bedroom Ground Floor - Twin Occupancy

Triple-Apartment-Ensuite with Bath-Sea View-2 Bedroom Ground Floor - 2 Adults and a Child

Triple-Apartment-Ensuite with Bath-Sea View-2 Bedroom Ground Floor - 2 Adults and a Child

Reviews

The Aqua

(79 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

  • 43
  • 29
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  • 4
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Review Summary

  • Rooms 3.9
  • Value 4.2
  • Friendliness 4.7
  • Cleanliness 4.6
  • Facilities 4.1
  • Service 4.6
  • Location 4.7

Review Overall Rating

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  • 4.4
Susan Alone Stayed: Oct 14

The Aqua is really lovely which I couldn't fault well worth a visit

My room, although a wee bit small, was beautifully decorated and had a fantastic view overlooking the sea and also had a balcony. Very friendly staff and the food is excellent with lots of choices that would suit everyone. Very clean and also has a well stocked bar. Read more

Response

Thank you for your charming review such positive comments are always much appreciated by the owners and staff

Likes?
Felt free to come and go as I pleased yet very friendly and inviting too.
Dislikes?
No
5
Val Mature couple Stayed: Sep 14

Quick late break to take advantage of weather!

Short break to see how much the Island has changed since our last visit some thirty years ago, and to take advantage of lovely weather. Read more

Likes?
Very pleasant stay with wonderful weather. This Hotel has a very good position on the seafront at Shanklin. Parking outside was easy and free as we have a disability pass.
Dislikes?
Not a big problem but we could hear nasty thumping music from the hotel next door. We closed our windows which helped a little but it was warm and it would have been nicer to leave the windows open.
4
Chris Alone Stayed: Sep 14

Great Little Hotel!

I arrived on the Wednesday and after an excellent lunch, I explored Shanklin Chine, my main reason for visiting the village. Dinner was excellent, and I left for home the following morning after a very good breakfast. Read more

Likes?
The hotel is immaculate, as was my room, despite it being towards the end of the season. The staff were friendly, helpful and cheerful. The wifi signal in my room was strong, weak in the bar/lounge.
Dislikes?
My room lacked a desk where I could sit and write. If not for that, I'd be visiting it regularly in the future for longer breaks.
5
Lola Alone Stayed: Aug 14

Really enjoyable

Very well looked after Read more

Likes?
The hospitality & the view
Dislikes?
None
5
Jacqueline Mature couple Stayed: Aug 14

Much needed break!

Our stay was most enjoyable and relaxing, with good quality accommodation and service. Read more

Response

Thank you for your excellant review as you were in one of our small rooms at the rear of the hotel which often seems to get dissapointing reviews.

Likes?
The freedom to do what we liked, when we liked.
Dislikes?
No, there was not.
4
mike Mature couple Stayed: Aug 14

restful

short break at quiet hotel
All needs catered for
friendly staff
exceptional; quality of service and meticulous cleanliness Read more

Likes?
everything
Dislikes?
None
5
Robert Mature couple Stayed: Aug 14

Short break stay

Nice pleasent atmosphere, all staff were friendly and very helpful at all times. Read more

Likes?
Hotel and location
Dislikes?
None
5
Michael Mature couple Stayed: Aug 14

An excellent place to stay

It was beautiful, clean and was located in a most wonderful position overlooking the sea.
The staff were, we can only say, terrific -- with smiles and helpfulness, and other guests were influenced by this so much that we became friends immediately. We had a room which was not large by any degrees but it did not matter, as the remembering of the place will surely make us come again. We are very pleased to have chosen such a lovely hotel. Read more

Likes?
Everything
Dislikes?
I found the stairs a little difficult due to my disability.
5
Julie Family with young children Stayed: Aug 14

Thoughtful, friendly hotel in perfect location

A short break by the sea-side to check out the Isle of Wight for future visits. Read more

Likes?
Location was perfect.
Dislikes?
None
5
Rachel Alone Stayed: Aug 14

excellent value, right on the seafront

Excellent, value for money, a warm welcome and great breakfast Read more

Likes?
The hotel situation, right on the seafront
Dislikes?
If I was staying longer I would have paid for a double room, but for one night this was excellent value, especially given the breakfast
4
Claire Adult(s) Stayed: Aug 14

Basic but clean and in a great location

We had a family room for two nights. It was a great location to explore the IOW from. The room was clean and the breakfast was excellent. The staff we saw were helpful and polite. The rooms were a bit tired in terms of decoration but the beds were comfortable and clean. Read more

Likes?
The location was great, right by the beach.
Dislikes?
None
4
Alan Mature couple Stayed: Aug 14

Everythingabout the hotel was brilliant except the room was too small as a double

Really pleasant, love the Isle of Wight, Shanklin is charming. Read more

Likes?
The staff were extremely friendly, the location was brilliant, the hotel was very clean and the food was excellent.
Dislikes?
The room (8) was too small to be considered a double and had no views at all.
4
Marilyn Alone Stayed: Aug 14

Very enjoyable and more than I hoped for.

Beautiful location with only one drawback - no parking. Read more

Likes?
Staff friendly and there if you needed them.
Dislikes?
No.
5
Lee Family with young children Stayed: Jul 14

Slightly dissapointed

We found the Aqua online and decided to book it as a short break as we have never been to the Isle of Wight. Myself and my wife took our two young daughters ages 7 and 5. Read more

Likes?
Staff were friendly and the hotel was in a good location, with it being right on the beach.
Dislikes?
We found the room very basic for a supposedly family room and in my opinion certainly not value for money. The room appeared to be clean, but when I looked under the bed to find something, it was filt
2
Tim Family with older children Stayed: Jul 14

An excellent comfortable one night stay

Stayed one night with two teenage children in comfortable family room which was clean and well kept. Read more

Likes?
Comfortable. Friendly staff. Bike storage avaiable. Good breakfast
Dislikes?
None
5
Jerome Family with young children Stayed: Jul 14

Nice place, nice people, friendly welcome, familial atmosphere.

we spent a wonderful journey in Shanklin's Aqua hotel. Read more

Response

Thank you for your review we always appreciate positive feedback which helps us to strive even harder to make sure our guests have an enjoyable experience

Likes?
friendly and familail atmosphre. Proximity to the beach.
Dislikes?
None
5
Rudolf Alone Stayed: Jul 14

Fine hotel

The room was small, but nevertheless it offered everything that was needed. Nice atmosphere. Read more

Likes?
The watercooker plus thee-facilities, including the 2 biscuits.
Dislikes?
The breakfast-option: 'English breakfast' had much more to offer than the option 'Scrambled eggs'. That was a much smaller portion with less extra's. For the rest: a fine hotel.
4
Bastian Mature couple Stayed: Jul 14

Nice Hotel in an excellent location

We had a short stay on the Isle of Wight and desided to stay in Shanklin, The Aqua. The Hotel is in an excellent Location directly at the sandy beach. The room was clean and cool and we could use the balkony because of the great weather. Read more

Likes?
Location, beach, old town of Shanklin, good sized room, ...
Dislikes?
Breakfast:It started late at 8:30 and we just had 30 min to reach our ferry back to the main land.After 2 remarks we got at least coffee+a cup of cereals.Although there were only three tables occupied
4
Andrew Mature couple Stayed: Jul 14

Great location and helpful staff

Had a very pleasant stay andthe staff were really friendly and helpful Read more

Likes?
Location is brilliant
Dislikes?
None
4
Kai Family with older children Stayed: Jul 14

Love at first sight !

We are a french family, were in London and just decided to spend one day on the Isle of Wight. By chance, we had booked The Aqua, a wonderful suite with balcony on the seaside. We were charmed by the authentic character of this small town of Shanklin and the very friendly people working in this hotel and the restaurant. We're sure to come back, but for a longer stay... Read more

Response

Thank you for your very charming review.

Likes?
The family character of this hotel, the view naturally, the big, very functional luminous room with a big balcony, the cleanliness.
Dislikes?
None
5
Lynette Adult(s) Stayed: Jul 14

Adequate for one night

A sleepless night due to the rather noisy plumbing coupled with thin walls. The garden view is misleading as room 8 has a view of the rusty fire escape and storage shed. Location is good to explore the esplanade, the Chine and the old village. Breakfast was disappointing. Read more

Likes?
Central location
Dislikes?
The description of a garden view is misleading, which made us feel claustrophobic. This resulted in us not wanting to stay for a prolonged period room or in the hotel itself.
2
BRIAN Mature couple Stayed: Jun 14

Relaxing 4 day stay

Pleasant and relaxing all in all very enjoyable Read more

Response

So Sorry you were disappointed with your table in the restaurant I think you were on a window table with a view of the sea which most guests seem to prefer. Its a shame you didn't mention you were uncomfotable as we could so easily have offered another table further back, as you know the restaurant is quite large and in fact seats 60 people and during your stay the guests numbered only 30. Hopefully you will visit again and we will happily give you a more private table.

Likes?
As above
Dislikes?
None
4
Paul Mature couple Stayed: Jun 14

Fabulous

Our 2 days at the Aqua were perfect!!! Read more

Response

Thank you for your super review .Owners Annette & James

Likes?
Friendly staff, fabulous location, lovely breakfast, great view from our room, waking up to the sound of the sea.
Dislikes?
None
5
Karen Family with young children Stayed: Jun 14

Adequate for our needs

A family visit to the island to check out activities for my forthcoming school trip. Read more

Likes?
The availability
The location
Dislikes?
Didn't like the loud music from the next door hotel. A longer breakfast time would be better.
3
Jenny Adult(s) Stayed: Jun 14

A warm and friendly welcome to a lovely hotel with wonderful views

We came to the IOW for the festival and were immediately welcomed to the hotel and offered lots of advice on how to make the most of our stay and getting to the event. While Shanklin is quite a long way from the festival it was well worth the travel to the hotel for the fantastic views from the balcony and lovely town. The twin room was a good size and very clean and appeared to have been recently refurbished to a good standard. Read more

Likes?
We felt very relaxed in the accommodation and everything we asked for was provided.
Dislikes?
None
5
John & Pam Mature couple Stayed: May 14

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Likes?
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Dislikes?
Balcony doors would not lock
4
Helen Family with young children Stayed: May 14

A good stay, food could be improved!

High quality accommodation let down by poor food! Read more

Response

We are very disappointed that these guests have had to write disparaging comments we have spoken to all staff concerned and are assured that they had been table checked at which time any concerns ie cold eggs would be dealt with immediately.

Likes?
Amazing location, very clean accommodation
Dislikes?
Poor food, cold and over cooked!
4
Eros Young couple Stayed: May 14

Stunning location and incredibly friendly staff!

We spent only one night at the Aqua but we will come back again! What a fantastic choice! Read more

Likes?
Stunning location right on the beach! Fantastic room with sea view and incredibly friendly staff! What else can you ask for? Amazing!
Dislikes?
None
5
Stephen Mature couple Stayed: Apr 14

Excellent Break and ideal location

This is a excellent little hotel, was made to feel welcome on arrival and the location near the end of the Esplanade means there is little traffic noise and easy parking. We loved getting up in the morning to a stunning sea-view and the lovely cooked breakfast. Cannot recommend this location enough, we wish we stayed longer but we will be definitely be going back soon. Read more

Likes?
We loved the seaview in the mornings, the fact it provides easy access to the whole island is a real bonus.
Dislikes?
None
5
Stephen Mature couple Stayed: Apr 14

Quite adequate

Spur of the moment 2 night stay Read more

Likes?
Quiet hotel
Dislikes?
None
2
Lin Alone Stayed: Apr 14

Another excellent stay at The Aqua

On arrival, due to the hotel not being full, I was upgraded to a room with a balcony – which was a pleasant surprise. The aim of my stay was to unwind, relax and enjoy some walking. All of which was accomplished! The Aqua is perfectly placed along the sea front to be in a quiet area yet very close to the town and its bus and train service. It is also very close to the Coastal paths which I was using. My room was clean to the highest standard and the range of breakfast options is outstanding. Read more

Response

Thank you for your lovely review. Its always nice to be told that guests have really enjoyed their stay which is always our aim.

Likes?
I noticed that since my last stay (May ’13) they had redecorated and upgraded the front of the hotel. My room looked liked it had been newly decorated too.
Dislikes?
No, everything was excellent as usual. I look forward to staying again later in the year. All members of staff were friendly and helpful, nothing is much trouble for them.
5
Christine Mature couple Stayed: Sep 13

A week end break

Comfortable and pleasant and very friendly Read more

Likes?
It was easy
Dislikes?
Not having a car park with the premises
5
George Mature couple Stayed: Sep 13

Just perfect!

Was as expected, just like the advert shows and describes. Read more

Likes?
The dinner was one of the best meals I've ever had and was more than happy to pay for it! Was just amazing.
Dislikes?
None
4
Jean Mature couple Stayed: Sep 13

Isle of Wight delivers to brochure promises.

Short stay with my daughter to tick one of my bucket list items. Fantastic scenery ,easy to drive around so were able to pack everything into the short time we had. Drove around the island at least twice stopping at various tourist attractions. Read more

Likes?
The cleanliness of the island - no litter everywhere and no gangs of youths hanging around at night. The relaxed style of living and friendliness made an impression on us.
Dislikes?
We were discouraged from booking a table at 8pm on Saturday as they wanted us to go earlier. We went next door for our meal instead.
4
Tyler Young couple Stayed: Aug 13

Great beach front hotel with wonderful outdoor restaurant

Stayed at The Aqua for a quick weekend Holiday. Friendly staff that goes out of their way. Rooms are smaller but clean and comfortable. Next time I would defiantly try to get a room with a balcony. Read more

Likes?
There is a great outdoor patio where you can have a drink after a long day on the beach.
Dislikes?
None
5
Barbara Adult(s) Stayed: Aug 13

Clean seaside hotel, with friendly staff but small rooms

Pleasant hotel on the waterfront with all the basic facilities. The rooms were clean but on the small side. Staff were friendly. Read more

Likes?
Staff were friendly and helpful.
The seaside location is great
Dislikes?
Hotel it is a converted old house so rooms are small. It was hard to walk around the bed and I couldn't open the shower door completely as the bathroom was so small. Walls are thin, you hear neighbour
2
Anita Mature couple Stayed: Aug 13

Adequate, but rather cheerless

This B&B is in a great location, however the staff were not particularly helpful, rooms were small and the breakfast service was slow and unappetising, the one waitress was very overworked. Read more

Response

I'm sorry you felt staff were not helpful, I personally arranged your taxi to take you and your friends to Ryde where you were attending a wedding making sure you had enough time and enquiring about it the following day.Breakfast service is normally very prompt with two waiting staff taking orders for cooked breakfast also tea & coffee ,guests then help themselves to the numerous buffet choices fresh fruit cereals juices prunes yougart.Sorry you felt this was unappetising unusual comment.

Likes?
the location - right ion the seafront
Dislikes?
None
3
kay Alone Stayed: Aug 13

a restful and happy stay.

had a nice time came because my husband a I said we would return this year as last year we had a lovely time .alas my husband died a week after retuning home last year so I returned on my own as it was aplace I could remember with happy thoughts. Read more

Likes?
good food friendly and helpful staff .
Dislikes?
None
5
Rebecca Young couple Stayed: Aug 13

A really friendly hotel

We, and two other friends, stayed for two nights at the Aqua. Read more

Likes?
The staff were really helpful and friendly. The rooms were clean and the breakfast on the second day was excellent.
Dislikes?
It would be great if there was a common area that was open later into the evening.
4
Ian Mature couple Stayed: Aug 13

Great stay at the Aqua

Possibly the most enjoyable and complete B&B stay we have experienced for a long time. The accommodation, breakfast, location, and service was first class. Read more

Likes?
Liked everything about the Aqua.
Dislikes?
None
5
Deborah Family with older children Stayed: Aug 13

Lovely location

A good hotel in an excellent location. Only criticism is that the bed in room 25 was very hard and room quite small. The shower in room 26 did not work very well. Also when I requested clean towels the first morning (we'd used them twice already) the maid got quite annoyed which was embarrassing. Can't fault the breakfast although the waitress forgot to bring us tea one morning! Read more

Likes?
Good location
Dislikes?
Room very cramped
4
Volker Mature couple Stayed: Jul 13

good choice for a short stay

Only few days chilling on the Isle of Wight Read more

Likes?
The nature of the isle, and the easy travelling over the isle by bus
Dislikes?
None
4
Edward Adult(s) Stayed: Jul 13

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Likes?
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Dislikes?
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3
pat Alone Stayed: Jun 13

Great stay

I.o.w festival Read more

Likes?
Clean, good service and the best cream tea.
Dislikes?
None
5
Ian Family with young children Stayed: May 13

lovely hotel perfect location very friendly

We are a couple with a young daughter we stayed one night and enjoyed breakfast the staff were very friendly in the morning and made us feel welcome. Read more

Likes?
The location was perfect, breakfast was plenty and the room was very comfortable.
Dislikes?
We were very dissappointed you did not cater for children in the restaurant we booked a table for our evening meal and in the hotel room it stated 10% discount would be applied - this did not happn.
5
David Alone Stayed: May 13

Excellent accommodation and facilities

Very friendly and comfortable. Read more

Likes?
Facilities and staff were very good. Nothing seemed to be any trouble. Food and service at evening meal and breakfast could not be faulted
Dislikes?
No nothing.
5
Lin Alone Stayed: May 13

Another restful and relaxing stay.

This was my seventh stay and I have visited in the summer, Easter hols and May and October half terms. Every visit has been the same - fantastic! All staff from the moment you step through the door make you feel at home and are always friendly, polite and can't do enough for you, which is really important espically when you travel alone. The food and choice is outstanding and great value for money. The room was light and cleaned to a high standard every day. I will return again later this year. Read more

Likes?
Everything. It is just the place to go for a break from the stress of life, such a great location. Easy to get to the train and bus station and easy access to such great walks.
Dislikes?
Nothing!
5
Siree Family with older children Stayed: May 13

A room with the view

very relaxing Read more

Likes?
Great location, we had sea view room which was terrific and worth the extra.
Dislikes?
A bit small bathroom, 1Mx3M and not enough electricity socket in bedroom, we have one which is for the kettle!
4
diane Young couple Stayed: May 13

grate

Had grate time loves your hotel . Read more

Likes?
Grate shower . Lovely bed .nice billows.
Dislikes?
Hair dryer was burning my hair so we hat to buy one .its ok for kids. but not for adult.
4
HUNG CHE Mature couple Stayed: May 13

nice seaview

We stayed in two night during summer bank holiday to get away from London Read more

Likes?
The location is good . hotel is by the sea . Amazing view and sunrise along the horizon in the morning. The breakfast was good .
Dislikes?
Room is small
4
Richard Young couple Stayed: May 13

Great Location with friendly staff who made the stay very enjoyable

Visited Shanklin and Ryde for a rowing event and the Aqua was a great base for the weekend, friendly and helpful staff made a hectic weekend easy. We stayed in a sea view double room which wasn't roomy but an ok size for the cost and as we were out and about a lot this was not an issue. Good bar and good restaurant in the Hotel but also a number of good options all along the sea front. Read more

Likes?
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Dislikes?
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4
margaret Alone Stayed: Apr 13

very comfortable and pleasant

great sights and sounds of the sea from sea view room very clean and scrummy food Read more

Likes?
as a lone traveller the staff were very warm friendly and courteous.
Dislikes?
I liked everything about my stay
5
M J Alone Stayed: Oct 12

Comfortable peaceful.

Problem free and met all expectaions. Read more

Likes?
Was left to myself and did not get the big sell at any time.
Dislikes?
The weather.But thats another story.
4
Kathleen Mature couple Stayed: Oct 12

Warm welcome, very comfortable and very good food, absolutely loved it.,

Excellent. Read more

Likes?
Could not find anything to complain about.
Dislikes?
None
5
Clive Alone Stayed: Oct 12

Brilliant!

Lovely location, immaculately kept room, friendly hosts, excellent breakfast (try the Haddock!) Read more

Likes?
Everything
Dislikes?
No
4
William Mature couple Stayed: Sep 12

A pleasent enjoyable stay

Days of sightseeing starting off with an excellent breakfast and finishing with a smashing evening meal. Read more

Likes?
The warm welcome and excellent staff led to a very enjoyable stayN
Dislikes?
No
5
Adrian Mature couple Stayed: Sep 12

Brilliant holiday

We had a brilliant rest after a very busy year. Read more

Likes?
We liked the fact that we could chill out either on the patio or in the bar bar depending on the weather. We could also get a drink and a meal at any time of the day.
Dislikes?
No
5
David Mature couple Stayed: Sep 12

Fantastic Hotel

A really nice relaxing stay, enjoyed every moment Read more

Likes?
Spotlessly clean hotel, food was excellant, polite happy staff, brilliant location.
Dislikes?
None
5
Luke Young couple Stayed: Sep 12

Lovely Hotel & Lovely Location

Just spent a few nights here September time, Very pleased with all aspects of the hotel. Read more

Likes?
The hotel was very clean and cosy. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The location of the hotel is perfect as based on the seafront with plenty to keep all ages happy.
Dislikes?
Nothing at all. Perfect hotel. Thannk you
5
Anna Young couple Stayed: Sep 12

Lovely hotel in excellent lication.

We had great welcoming on arrival, staff was very friendly and helpful. Our room was small but nice and tidy with great view over the sea. Really enjoyed morning cup of tea on our balcony watching sunrise. Read more

Likes?
Nice quiet location, great if you want to escape from big city. Walking along the beach was relaxing. Lovely old village with nice pubs and restaurants serving great food.
Dislikes?
Poor wi-fi connection in hotel. Will be nice if Aqua hotel has a restaurant open to all people like other hotels next door, when you could eat evening meal.
5
Gabrielle With a colleague Stayed: Sep 12

Lovely few days in Shanklin

Beautiful weather and hotel right on sea front very easy to park in Shanklin as we purchased the car permit from hotel, good idea! Read more

Likes?
Location and friendliness
Dislikes?
None
4
RAYMOND Mature couple Stayed: Aug 12

clean and close to sea

very neat resturant and attentive waitress service Read more

Response

We are sorry this guest was upset at being asked by our evening bar manager to settle his bill before the end of the evening. We do not have a 24 hr reception and if the guest wanted to leave before reception was able to deal with his account in the morning this would present a problem. I think " knocking on his door " to to ask for payment was friendly banter and we would never take payment from a card without authorisation because we are PCCI Compliant by law.

Likes?
close to sea
Dislikes?
being asked without notice to pay food/ bar bill night before leaving when i said suppose we had gone to bed was told they would knock door.If we had gone out would automaticly take it from account
5
Alan Adult(s) Stayed: Aug 12

A relaxed and comfortable budget hotel in an excellent location.

The Aqua is a good base for meeting up with old friends for a few days- which was the purpose of my visit. Read more

Likes?
Proximity to the esplanade and sea views.
Relaxed lounge.
Good restaurant.
Good and friendly service.
Dislikes?
Rooms are very small and dated.
Loud noise of electric motors in rear rooms at night.
Noise at night in corridors (inconsiderate guests).
Cleanliness marked down 1 point: spider & web in corner.
4
James Alone Stayed: Aug 12

Excellent standard, ideal break - just what i wanted

Restfuland very enjoyable - would recommend Read more

Likes?
Clean, comfortable room. Sea view. Excellent position
Friendly staff
Excellent breakfast
Dislikes?
Well I found the 2 cabaret evenings a bit naff - but thats not my scene anyway whichkept me well out the lounge!
5
Roger Mature couple Stayed: Aug 12

we booked late in the week and for one night it was fantastic-will come again/ph next time

The service was excellent,though I would have liked a cup of coffee at 10h30 pm and could not buy a cup!Room comfortable but adequate.good value for money next time would try to have one of your front rooms.Breakfast was awesome.staff efficient and polite. Read more

Likes?
All of the above and to say it was wonderful!
Dislikes?
Not really,did have lunch which was not up to scratch-breakfast surely made up for it!
4
Simon Family with older children Stayed: Aug 12

Achieves what it sets out to

Short break, booked at short notice (watching for good weather).
Couldn't get self-catered accommodation for such a period so decided on a B. & B.
Just father and son so needed twin bedroom and a family-friendly place. Read more

Likes?
Perfect weather. Very good location.
No issues with the accommodation + very friendly.
Quiet, slept very well.
Dislikes?
My first stay in Shanklin - need to watch for the rocks in places in the sea.
TV reception not so good. Luckily I took a blu-ray player.
Needed to use public car park, but price was acceptable.
5
barry Mature couple Stayed: Jul 12

great location

stay was great...only downside was not being told that if we wanted an evening meal we had to book when we checked in Read more

Likes?
great location...staff very friendly...room very clean
Dislikes?
None
4
Chris Mature couple Stayed: Jul 12

Great Short Break

Very Relaxing due to friendly staff and excellent sea front location Read more

Likes?
Comfy beds slept really well, i normally have trouble in a strange room but here i slept like a log. location, location, location.
Dislikes?
None
5
Kerry Alone Stayed: Jun 12

A perfect weekend get-away when in need of some R+R!

I was travelling alone and looking for a fairly inexpensive, yet clean, well-situated establishment close to the beach and this hotel exceeded my expectations! The staff are wonderful, the food superb. I am a stickler for cleanliness and the Aqua did not disappoint. I will definitely return!!! Read more

Likes?
Hmmm...where to begin? Delicious breakfasts, friendly staff, afternoon tea, running along the English Channel which is outside the front door, afternoon tea and visiting the Shanklin Chine close by!
Dislikes?
None
5
Sally Mature couple Stayed: Jun 12

Lovely location on sea front. Excellent staff, very clean and friendly hotel.

Very pleasant. Read more

Likes?
Very clean hotel. Good position on sea front, easy access to town and public transport. Breakfast hot and tasty.
Dislikes?
The bedroom was very small. The ensuite was small. The standard double bed was too small for todays standards.
4
Philip Mature couple Stayed: May 12

Excellent position on the prom

Top floor balcony (no lift ) best view in resort Read more

Likes?
View
Dislikes?
Pricey but worth it
4
Mike Young couple Stayed: May 12

pleasant and friendly stay

The staff were very polite and friendly. The rooms were cleaned everyday and fresh new towels were placed. The rooms and hotel was very tidy and clean. It was quite quiet but was expecting that due to be out of season. I overall enjoyed my stay and would like to go back. Read more

Response

On the day in question there was no report of the hotel alarms sounding, however one of our guests stated that the alarm on his Can-am Spider motorcycle did go off in the early hours. We are sorry if this inconvenienced our guests but it was out of our control.

Likes?
I liked that the hotel was right by the beach and the local buses was easy to get too. I liked that there was plenty to do in isle of wight and would like to go back.
Dislikes?
Only negative point was the security alarm went off early in the morning and the staff never said anything the day after.
5
Grenville Adult(s) Stayed: May 12

Great place, very clean, lovely views. Good food and well kept beer. Friendly

We were on a cycling tour around the island. Very helpful with the bikes, kept under cover and locked away. Read more

Likes?
Everything was spotless, balcony rooms had a fantastic view of the beach and sea. Bar well kept and stocked good local ale. Food very good and cream tea was great (not for those on a diet).
Dislikes?
Nothing
5
Myra Mature couple Stayed: Apr 12

Very clean, friendly helpful staff

Everything we needed for just an overnight stay. Read more

Likes?
Staff were lovely, room was clean and warm, location perfect.
Dislikes?
The room was advertised as a small double, and small it was, but it was stocked well and we enjoyed our stay.
4
Elena Family with older children Stayed: Apr 12

We will come back.

Very good location. Read more

Likes?
On the beach.
Dislikes?
no, all good
5
julie Mature couple Stayed: Apr 12

A quiet and freindly hotel

Every member of staff was very poliet and helpful. The hotel was very clean and the bedroom was comfortable.
The food was outstanding, the choice of breakfast was very good. the evening meal was lovley. On the nights that we stayed there was entertainment and they were very good. Read more

Likes?
We came to stay for my birthday and I can say that I enjoyed my stay the whole weekend.
Dislikes?
Not a thing
5
Ian Adult(s) Stayed: Apr 12

Seafront relaxing bliss..

Have stayed at this hotel many times over the last 7 years & each time I have never been let down. The rooms are very quintessentially British seaside decor which adds to the appeal - boasting immaculate levels of tidiness. To wake up in the morning and be able to hear and see the sea is definitely a main ingredient for relaxation and knowing you are away from the city.. Beach front walks, feet in the sea and breathing in the fresh sea air.. (amazing) all accompanied by great service/ facilities Read more

Likes?
Being away from it all in a beautiful, picturesque seaside setting. lots of (quiet) pubs/ restaurants right next door and great beach walks. customer service = 100%.
Dislikes?
Nope.
5
Chandrayee Family with young children Stayed: Oct 11

What an amazing location, excellent helpful staff, good breakfast

Extended Family with kids Read more

Likes?
Location, friendly helpful staff, good grub, would recommend to anybody
Dislikes?
None
5
Alison Mature couple Stayed: Oct 11

Time to relax

A short break by the sea away from a busy lifestyle. Read more

Likes?
The staff were friendly, the location is perfect so close to the beach and towards the end of the esplanade.
Dislikes?
It is hard to relax when you're woken by hoovering soon after 8 am every day. I understand they have high standards which are very well maintained - perhaps 9am would be a more sociable time?
5

The Aqua Information

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Entertainment
  • Internet access (high speed) in public areas
  • Ironing facilities
  • Lounge
  • Non-smoking (throughout)
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Wedding services
  • Lock-up facility for bicycles

Children's Facilities

  • Children's menu
  • Cots
  • Highchairs

Policies

  • Check in: 13:00 till 21:00
  • Early check-in available on request
  • Check out: 10:00
  • Child Policy: Children welcome - with age limit
  • Pets: No pets

Description

The Aqua is a beautifully appointed family run Guest Accommodation with a reputation for service and quality. Superbly situated in the Isle of Wight’s very popular resort of Shanklin, it offers the ideal location for a beachside holiday. The Aqua also provides a central base for the many fine coastal walks that are available in the area, yet remains conveniently close to the town which is just a 10 minute walk away via the Cliff Lift. In addition to being in a lovely seaside location The Aqua also offers the ideal venue for holiday makers, Isle of Wight ramblers and local folk for Morning Coffee, Snack Lunches and Afternoon Teas. Its popularity is not just due to the excellent food and drinks available. Nothing could be more comforting than just relaxing under the many sun umbrellas and taking in the delightful vista of Shanklin Bay and the open sea, from the Continental style patios and decks fronting The Aqua. Accommodation is offered in a selection of 21 bedrooms all furnished and decorated in delightful style and ranging in size from singles to family rooms. All bedrooms are No Smoking, have En-suite facilities and feature Double Glazed Windows, Central Heating, Colour TV, Radio/Alarm, Baby Listening, Hairdryers and Hospitality Trays. A number of these rooms have sea views and some also have a balcony overlooking the Beach. All meals are taken in our modern Restaurant, The Brasserie, which can accommodate up to 60 guests. It is bright and airy, features cooling ceiling fans and has wide aspect windows offering diners an excellent view of Shanklin Bay and Seafront. Occupying the remainder of the ground floor is a separate Bar and Entertainment lounge. It has a small Dance Floor, and is comfortably furnished to provide the perfect setting for our guests to relax with a drink and enjoy their holiday.

People with mobility issues should note that The Aqua can be entered via the slope at the side of the Bar which runs from the pavement up to the side entrance to the Bar. There is no lift and all Bedrooms are situated on the first or second floor accessed only by the stairs.

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