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Average Guest Rating for The Birkdale, Shanklin
Guest reviews for The Birkdale, Shanklin are provided by real guests who have actually stayed at the property.
Rooms:
4.8
Value:
4.8
Friendliness:
5.0
Cleanliness:
4.9
Facilities:
4.7
Staff service:
5.0
Location:
4.8
Breakfast:
4.9
Guest Rating:
4.9
From 96 reviews
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Ken
Mature Couple
Stayed: Jul '12
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location:
5
Breakfast:
5
"Home from Home"
Jackie and Bill are more like relatives than hosts. Their high standards are always maintained and nothing is too much trouble for them.… Read more
"Home from Home"
Jackie and Bill are more like relatives than hosts. Their high standards are always maintained and nothing is too much trouble for them. Read less
Likes:
The rooms and en suits are spotlessly clean with modern fittings including freeview and wi-fi. Grange Road is at the heart of Shanklin with all the attactions within a short distance.
Dislikes:
None
Response from The Birkdale:
It was so good to see you both again, and look forward to your next visit.
Guest Review for The Birkdale, Shanklin
CAROL
Mature Couple
Stayed: Jul '12
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location:
5
Breakfast:
5
"Give the Birkdale a try, you won't be disappointed."
We decided to check out the Isle of Wight and chose this B&B based on other's reviews and price. We wanted to see some of the sights around and our hosts were most helpful in that way. They were well… Read more
"Give the Birkdale a try, you won't be disappointed."
We decided to check out the Isle of Wight and chose this B&B based on other's reviews and price. We wanted to see some of the sights around and our hosts were most helpful in that way. They were well acquainted with all the things we were interested in, and in fact gave us ideas. There was an unexpected elegance which we loved, yet it felt very homey at the same time.We found everything quite pleasing and would stay there again. Read less
Likes:
Our hosts were the largest factor in our stay. They made us feel like family. Nothing was too much bother for them.
Dislikes:
I would have liked air conditioning as the nights didn't really cool off the room, and the duvet was quite heavy. But we dealt with it and in fact, could have asked for a lighter covering.
Response from The Birkdale:
We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope the trip back home to Canada was uneventful. Maybe you may come over again to see us
Guest Review for The Birkdale, Shanklin
Martina
Group of Adults
Stayed: Jul '12
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
4
Friendliness:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
3
Staff service:
5
Location:
5
Breakfast:
5
"Good quality accommodation"
My sister and I were seaking few days of peace away from the city for reasonable price.… Read more
"Good quality accommodation"
My sister and I were seaking few days of peace away from the city for reasonable price. Read less
Likes:
Accommodation was pretty, clean and with comfortable beds. Breakfast good.
As we had problems getting out of London and missed our ferry, the owners were kind enough to wait for our late arrival.
Dislikes:
Small TV, no fridge in the rooms.
I did not know how to contact the owners outside the breakfast hours.
Got a vibe as my sister and I were under 50 and not British we were not extremely welcome.
Response from The Birkdale:
Hi Martina, I'm sorry you felt the guests were aloof but hearing you speak in your native tongue, they may not have realised that you spoke good English. Contact details are in the Information Books in the bedrooms, and also by the front door bells. We may try fridges in the rooms, but the ice packs we put in our freezer for you may not have frozen in a small fridge.
Guest Review for The Birkdale, Shanklin
Raymond
Mature Couple
Stayed: Jul '12
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location:
5
Breakfast:
5
"Fantastic room, delicious breakfast, really warm and friendly welcome"
Whilst visiting the South coast for a friends wedding my wife and I decided to extend our break by spending a few days on the Isle of Wight. We couldn't believe our luck in finding The Birkdale as it… Read more
"Fantastic room, delicious breakfast, really warm and friendly welcome"
Whilst visiting the South coast for a friends wedding my wife and I decided to extend our break by spending a few days on the Isle of Wight. We couldn't believe our luck in finding The Birkdale as it was more than anyone could expect in terms of quality, cleanliness and the standard of service provided. Jackie and Bill were so helpful it was like staying with friends. Read less
Likes:
Everything. The room was beautifully furnished and decorated and spotlessly clean. The breakfast was delicious and plentiful with a good variety to suit all tastes. Why stay anywhere else?
Dislikes:
The weather was not very good, but that's beyond anyones control.
Response from The Birkdale:
We're both glad you enjoyed your stay with us , if you ever decide to come again we will try harder in the sunshine department
Guest Review for The Birkdale, Shanklin
Peter
Mature Couple
Stayed: Jun '12
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
4
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
3
Staff service:
5
Location:
4
Breakfast:
4
"Comfortable and very friendly"
Short leisure break over Jubilee weekend… Read more
"Comfortable and very friendly"
Short leisure break over Jubilee weekend Read less
Likes:
Slept well. Nice bathroom. Good breakfast. Proprietors very friendly
Dislikes:
For a leisure stay, breakfast served 8.30- 9.00 was a little early
Response from The Birkdale:
Thank you Peter for your comments. We are trying longer times to ask guest what they would like for breakfast again, just to see how it goes, though guests still like to come down early (especially when the sun is shining)
Guest Review for The Birkdale, Shanklin
malcolm
Mature Couple
Stayed: May '12
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location:
5
Breakfast:
5
"fantastic"
My wife and I stayed for 4 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our break. Lovely room with excellent on-suite and extremely comfortable bed. Breakfast was better than any 5 star hotel we have stayed in (and… Read more
"fantastic"
My wife and I stayed for 4 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our break. Lovely room with excellent on-suite and extremely comfortable bed. Breakfast was better than any 5 star hotel we have stayed in (and we have stayed in quite a few) and Jackie and Bill (proprieters) made us feel very very welcome. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Birkdale. Read less
Likes:
Everything (except the weather).
Dislikes:
The weather (and I bet that, if they could, Jackie and Bill would make that perfect as well)
Response from The Birkdale:
Thank you for the lovely comments, it's nice to be appreciated. We hope if you come again the sun will shine for you.
Guest Review for The Birkdale, Shanklin
Stephen
Young Couple
Stayed: May '12
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location:
5
Breakfast:
5
"Value for Money all Around"
We were welcomed by the owners as soon as we got there. They showed us to our room, which was very spacious and clean. We were completely taken aback when they offered us a pot of tea. We said yes a… Read more
"Value for Money all Around"
We were welcomed by the owners as soon as we got there. They showed us to our room, which was very spacious and clean. We were completely taken aback when they offered us a pot of tea. We said yes and a few minutes later the owner appeared with a pot of tea. We hadn't even unpacked yet but we both decided that when we return to the Island again we would book this guesthouse again. Read less
Likes:
The whole thing. From being made to feel so welcome to the wonderful food and the quietness of the area.
Dislikes:
No
Response from The Birkdale:
Thank you for the kind comments and we look forward to seeing you both again in August
Guest Review for The Birkdale, Shanklin
Christopher
Young Couple
Stayed: May '12
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location:
5
Breakfast:
5
"Perfect Holiday Break Hotel"
My girlfriend and I stayed at the Birkdale for 3 nights, the owners of the hotel were friendly, warming and helpful. The room was lovely and the bathroom was whiter than white! Location of the hotel w… Read more
"Perfect Holiday Break Hotel"
My girlfriend and I stayed at the Birkdale for 3 nights, the owners of the hotel were friendly, warming and helpful. The room was lovely and the bathroom was whiter than white! Location of the hotel was perfect as we were just round the corner of the bars and the sights of the beautiful village of Shanklin! Breakfast was delicious and we were offered a selection of food to choose from which started our day perfectly. To top it off, we could come and go as we pleased to go and enjoy the island! Read less
Likes:
Everything!
Dislikes:
None
Response from The Birkdale:
We are so glad you both enjoyed Shanklin Old Village and hope you come back one day
Guest Review for The Birkdale, Shanklin
Ann and Gordon
Mature Couple
Stayed: Apr '12
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location:
4
Breakfast:
5
"Enjoyable stay in excellent accommodation"
We stayed four nights in a marvelous room which was spotless and extremely comfortable. The breakfast menu was comprehensive and all food was extremely good. The hosts were friendly and provided excel… Read more
"Enjoyable stay in excellent accommodation"
We stayed four nights in a marvelous room which was spotless and extremely comfortable. The breakfast menu was comprehensive and all food was extremely good. The hosts were friendly and provided excellent service. Read less
Likes:
Excellent accommodation, food and ambianceprovided by very attentive hosts.
Dislikes:
No
Response from The Birkdale:
Thank you Ann and Gordon for your kind comments, your were the perfect guests
Guest Review for The Birkdale, Shanklin
James
Mature Couple
Stayed: Apr '12
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location:
5
Breakfast:
5
"Home from home with wonderfully friendly helpful staff"
We stayed for two nights for a short break, and also to meet up with family. From the moment we made the booking, the owners were friendly and helpful - they couldn't do enough to make us feel welcom… Read more
"Home from home with wonderfully friendly helpful staff"
We stayed for two nights for a short break, and also to meet up with family. From the moment we made the booking, the owners were friendly and helpful - they couldn't do enough to make us feel welcome. Without five minutes of walking through the door we were in our beautiful room, a tray with tea for two brought up for us and a vase provided for the wedding bouquet my friend had given me the previous day. The free onsite parking is a real bonus. Read less
Likes:
The entire building is spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated. Our room was large, light and airy, and the whirlpool bath was a real luxury. Breakfast was lovely - a good choice and well cooked.
Dislikes:
Leaving!
Response from The Birkdale:
We hope that another friend decides to get married and you can come and visit us again
Guest Review for The Birkdale, Shanklin
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