Wight Montrene Hotel
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We got to Petersfield where we stayed at the Cricketers Inn.
That night Heather met us to take us to their place for a meal. It was good to see both Mike and Heather who we hadn't seen for 5 years. They were annual visitors to Jajarawong for many years.
Next day Heather took us by train to Portsmouth...in particular to see the Maritime Museum.
The area taken up by the museum is large and is in ...
... of our Lady and St Philip Howard (to give it it's full title) I was very disappointed to find that despite its 1400's French gothic appearance, it was built in the 1800's by some rich bloke.
Apparently John Constable died whilst painting Arundel Castle and Mill.
The town is full of antique shops and gift shops as well as the ubiquitous Pizza Express and Prezzo restaurants
Had a coffee in one of the many cafes before ...
... rejuvenated for visitors to visit! We also saw the HMS Victory, it was launched in 1765 at Chatham Dockyard and was commissioned in 1778. The ship continued in active service for the next 34 years which included her most famous moment-the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. In 1812 the Victory was retired from frontline duty and anchored in Portsmouth. For the next 110 years the Victory remained at her moorings in Portsmouth Harbour fulfilling a combination of practical ...
Off to Goodwood again today! After traveling by train to Chichester, we board a bus built in 1950 and was built by AEC Regal chassis with an East Lancashire coach builders body. Comfy seats! We arrive at the race to watch a sports car race, then walked across to another side of the field to view an old formula one car race. More Guinness and Speckled Hen for the boys and then a roast pork roll. We walked back to the track to watch some more races, ...
... a golf course! It would be best to go on site to look it up and see what has already happened today. There have been Races with old type formula one cars, sport cars, races with saloon cars and a salute to the Tour de France with old cyclists who were once in the race riding old style bikes, and an air show that Rod loved, check out the following link. http://revivallive.goodwood.com/ Leonie and I went to get ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Wight Montrene Hotel Sandown
I have used Tripadvisor regularl to book short breaks and have always been impressed. On this occassion, my impressions were mixed (we did have a great time, though).
booked in to the montrene at the end of march for a four night break and from the moment i arrved i was impressed. the facilities at the hotel were great including indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna solarium and a steam room. we stayed there on a B&B basis and breakfast was cooked fresh and was plentiful(i opted for the gammon on a couple of mornings and it was excellent) we actually booked in to two single rooms but were given two double rooms at no extra cost. the owners and there staff were first class and i would not hesitate to recommend the wight montrene to anybody(families, singles, couples etc.) staying on the isle of wight.
Just returned from a New Year break at this hotel and i can honestly say it is one of the Best new years eve I have had for years.
The hotel is one of the best i have stayed ,it has a range of great facilities which cater for everybody , the food served in the hotel is that of very high quality .I would definitley recomend this hotel to any one
Booked the Montrene after reading the reviews on TripAdviser. All of the complimentry comments I read were justified.
Pleasure as well as business
Managed to get a booking at the "Wight" Montrene at the last minute for a series of urgent and important business appointments.
Found the Hotel to be an ideal base to visit my clients and the evneings were taken up very socially in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Food first class, room exceptional for a two star and an unexpected opportunity for a swim after work in the large pool and a Sauna on the last evening.
Great experience and will be top of my list for future visits either for business or the odd long leisure weekend.
Fab tme had by all the family
We, myself, wife and 2 children, stayed at the hotel in Aug 2006. Bit nervous about booking online but plain and simple, Contacted by the hotel by telephone, very friendly and so helpful.
Arrived on the Sunday, welcome was fab, made us feel right at home. Room was clean and well furnished with all the facilities you need.
The food at the hotel is incredible!! TO DIE FOR!! I cannot say anymore than that - just Fabulous!
Altogether a smashing hotel - for a two star this is exceptional. I have stayed in four star hotels that are not a patch on this one.
Thanks to all at the hotel for making a holiday a break to remember.
Very family friendly, with great food
Hotel was very good at catering for the needs of a young family. Early meals for children, the option for them to take an adult meal, small playground on site, toddler pool all go to make it a very family friendly hotel.
They obviously pay careful attention to their food - well-presented, tasty food, with large portions served by well-trained, polite and friendly staff.
Why give it 4 stars, then, not 5? The decor is a little dated, especially in the bedrooms. The food could have been marginally improved by using freshly ground coffee purchased from a micro-roaster rather than commercially sourced coffee.
But a great hotel - especially if you have kids!
After telephoning them at the last minute, they talked us into the hotel road by road, so we didnt get lost. No worrying that we were blocking the phone line!
The Montrene Hotel is a great holiday hotel. It has a really relaxed atmosphere and the Staff are so helpful and friendly. I would recommend it to anyone, especially people with younger children. Also there is plenty to do even if the weather is not as pleasant as we would all like it to be! There is easy access to anywhere out of Sandown as well. Overall a very relaxing, pleasant place to spend a week or two!