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Sandown, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Selected here as a last minute visit was necessary and wanted "cheap & cheerful". We were not disappointed, good size room with a sea view, friendly staff, excellent breakfast. Perhaps a little tired looking but very clean and tidy.

1 Thank Lynne S
Ryde, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2014

we booked a night away with friends and stayed in rooms 51 & 53. The rooms were lovely, clean and spacious and could not fault them. The reception staff and bar staff were excellent are only small thing was when we went into dinner are table wasnt laid up for the 4 of us as we were assured it would... More 

4 Thank Claire B
MedeManagement, Manager at Medehamstede Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your recent stay at the Medehamstede. We are pleased that all in all your experience was a good one. Following the unfortunate incident that you describe in your review about seating in the dining room, we have now put in place a better method of communication between reception and... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2014

Myself, my husband and two friends stayed here for 4 days over New Year. We found the hotel excellent. It is a little dated but the service more than compensates for that. All of the staff were friendly and welcoming, the food was piping hot and plentiful, the entertainment was really good, the room was spacious and warm and the... More 

7 Thank carol c
MedeManagement, Manager at Medehamstede Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your recent stay. We are pleased that you had a great time with us. I agree that the Hotel is a little dated and we try and make up for that by offering the best service possible as you have suggested. I shall pass on your comments to our... More 

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2013 via mobile

I had to stay somewhere for a couple of nights while construction work was being done at my home so I did a quick search for affordable hotels locally. I was very pleased to with the value of the hotel and it was nice to have a cooked breakfast included in the room price too. I stayed for just 2... More 

8 Thank Marie-Pitman
MedeManagement, Manager at Medehamstede Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and positive comments regarding the food and service which are much appreciated. Guests can get access to Freeview in the TV lounge and bar areas although we hope to upgrade the bedroom TVs in the future. I admit that the hotel is dated is places and will endeavour to make improvements when we can but... More 

Erith. Kent
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2013

After reading the comments on Trip Advisor, both harsh and good, I’m glad that I didn’t let the harsh ones stop me from visiting. Although the outside does need attention, and the rooms are a little old-fashioned, my room was clean, warm, and comfortable. For the price, it more than served its purpose. The staff were generally helpful and the... More 

8 Thank Erith_KentSandra
MedeManagement, Manager at Medehamstede Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for letting us have the opportunity to exhibit our strong points with our food and service. Your kind comments are appreciated and will be passed on to the staff who are key to making this Hotel what it is. We are aware that the front of the Hotel needs attention and are pleased to... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2013

Very good food, good location and friendly staff. What more could you ask for. Steak and Ale pie, and, Liver and Bacon were really very nice. Rooms and outside could be redecorated but then prices would probably go up!!! All in all had a great time.

7 Thank gmagee1989
MedeManagement, Manager at Medehamstede Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and positive comments about our food and staff. We will be doing some essential work on the front of the Hotel very soon but we don't expect it to have an effect on the great rates we can offer. More 

2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2013

There were so many many inadequate and bad things about this hotel I did not know quite where to start, so I have made a list below: 1. Crudely and very cheaply decorated (Ceiling wallpaper??), cord carpet and woodchip wallpaper, curtains too short for windows, old 1970s towels. 2. Bedroom dirty and grimy, mould and dust thick on many surfaces... More 

4 Thank Valerie M
MedeManagement, Manager at Medehamstede Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am sorry about the problems with your room. It’s a shame you did not come and see us about them as we would have tried to resolve them for your stay or offer you an alternative room. I think it is extremely unlikely that someone found a piece of glass in their food... More 

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208 reviews
93 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2013

I stayed at this hotel in September this year with a coach group on a tour of the island.As per most small seaside based hotels be they in Torquay, Scarborough or wherever I expect a hotel with rooms which are clean but usually small and of varying shapes and dimensions. This is what you get here. There is No lift... More 

2 Thank Tourman2
MedeManagement, Manager at Medehamstede Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your informative and fair review. We are looking into offering free Wi-Fi in the future and expanding the range but in the mean time it is possible to access the BT Wi-Fi hotspot in the reception area. This is chargeable at BT's own rates or BT Broadband customers can have free access to it. I'm pleased you... More 

luton england
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2013

just returned from a wonderful 5 day coach holiday in this little gem of ah hotel, staff are wonderfull and very helpful, food excellent the steak and ale pie was just lovely, room clean ,warm, and had everything you could require for the duration of your stay. I couldnt fault a thing and am now booking another stay there

4 Thank kathymartin09
MedeManagement, Manager at Medehamstede Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and positive comments. I'm really glad you had a wonderful stay here and look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2013

We went on our previous coach holiday a few years ago the hotel was awful. We thought nothing could be as bad. On the first night at the Medehamstede as I was a bit concerned I jokingly said to the very pleasant lady behind the bar, ' Your not one of these dreadful hotels that will not serve tomatoes and... More 

1 Thank royston1
MedeManagement, Manager at Medehamstede Hotel, responded to this review

I am very sorry you felt disappointed following your visit here but reading through your review and you subsequent letter to the tour company asking for money back, I cannot help but feeling that you have exaggerated your disappointment in order to aid that bid. The maintenance issue with the shower was dealt with immediately but we apologise for the... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A warm welcome awaits you at the Medehamstede Hotel. Our hotel is situated in attractive gardens. Close by is the cliff lift, and the town and the Old Village are withing easy walking distance.We have 52 bedrooms, all en-suite. There are tea/coffee facilities, colour televisions, and some of our rooms offer superb sea views.We have regular entertainment, bingo and quizzes - why not take advantage of our hospitality? ... more   less 

Additional Information about Medehamstede Hotel

Address: 9 Queens Road, Shanklin PO37 6AR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Price Range: RM179 - RM831 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Medehamstede Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 52
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“We stayed in room 57 and had lovely sea views, but a lot of stairs to climb, not any good if you have walking difficulties.”
 of 5 bubbles Neales2, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Beware some parts of the hotel have a lot of stairs to the rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Juliefromnunny, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If disabled ask for a down stairs room. No lift in Hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles g6ohm, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor if unable to climb stairs as no lift.”
 of 5 bubbles 91marieq, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't use this hotel if you are disabled. Be prepared for a very tired hotel”
 of 5 bubbles KatelynR924, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
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