Melbourne-Ardenlea Hotel

4-6 Queens Road, Shanklin, PO37 6AP, United Kingdom
+44 198 386 2596

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based on 1,873 reviews
Melbourne-Ardenlea Hotel - Shanklin, England, United Kingdom
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Distance to city centre 0.3 km
Location rating 8.8


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  • Mediocre
    Nov. 2019

    Location seemed ok.

    On arrival it looked as though ashtrays had been emptied in the car park and on the entrance steps. The foyer smelt musty. We were greeted by a receptionist wearing a tee shirt and track suit bottoms. She gave us our room key, explained where the breakfast room was and also that the indoor pool was open for a couple of hours during the morning and again for a couple of hours late afternoon. We found our room. The carpet was gritty, curtains were coming off the rail, there was scribble on the wall, the sheets were stained, the toilet was soiled and the glasses in the bathroom had lipstick marks on them. There were folded towels on the beds as though the room had been prepared. We went to explain to reception, a different receptionist came up to the room and agreed it was not acceptable and she “would sort something out “. We did not hear from her so again went to reception and then we were told a cleaner was “on her way in “. Unfortunately I am unable to post any photos as I spent the time we waited on the phone looking for an alternative hotel. We did not stay any longer to see if a cleaner did arrive.

  • Poor
    Nov. 2019

    The hotel was in a good location

    Everything apart from the location!

  • Poor
    Nov. 2019

    Alan the manager was the only good thing. The hotel is obviously being run down as to bull dozed for re development.

    Rooms dirty. Curtain hanging from rail. Bath held together by tank tap. No water out of Bath taps. Floor not hiovered Window sills have dead flies spidders Dust grim No cooked breakfast even tho did one yesterday. Pool closed No alcohol had to go to shop to buy it for us

  • Okay
    Nov. 2019

    Staff were friendly and polite. Excellent location central to beach and town. Bed was quite comfortable.

    Room was not clean. There was toothpaste splashed all over the wall and mirror. The glass shelf in the bathroom had not been cleaned in god now's how long. Carpet needed to be vacuumed. Towels weren't ready until late evening. Paid for breakfast which turned out to be very poor continental. We skipped this and paid again locally. Bar had 2 bottles of local warm beer in a fridge. Curtains were hanging off in bedroom. Old wrapping and dirty glass in corridors. Dead spider added to Halloween theme. Also bought our own soap as none provided, hand towels and a loo roll on our last night.

  • Good
    Nov. 2019

    The staff were excellent, helpful and friendly... the pool is a real bonus...

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With a stay at Melbourne-Ardenlea Hotel in Shanklin, you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Shanklin Chine and Shanklin Beach. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

5.6 Okay

based on 1,873 reviews








Wellness Area

Check in

3:00 PM

Check out

10:00 AM


Policies vary by room type and provider.


Free Wi-Fi
Concierge service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
Game room
Indoor pool
No smoking
Express check out
Pool table
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Pets not allowed
Hot tub

FAQs when booking at Melbourne-Ardenlea Hotel

Where is Melbourne-Ardenlea Hotel located?

Melbourne-Ardenlea Hotel is located at 4-6 Queens Road, 0.3 km from the centre of Shanklin. Shanklin Chine is the closest landmark to Melbourne-Ardenlea Hotel.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Melbourne-Ardenlea Hotel?

Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 10:00 AM at Melbourne-Ardenlea Hotel.

Does Melbourne-Ardenlea Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Melbourne-Ardenlea Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Melbourne-Ardenlea Hotel offer free parking?

No, Melbourne-Ardenlea Hotel does not offer free parking.

Does Melbourne-Ardenlea Hotel offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Melbourne-Ardenlea Hotel does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Melbourne-Ardenlea Hotel from the airport?

Melbourne-Ardenlea Hotel is 38 km from Southampton Eastleigh. Melbourne-Ardenlea Hotel is 49.9 km from Bournemouth.

Can you bring pets to Melbourne-Ardenlea Hotel?

No, pets are not allowed at Melbourne-Ardenlea Hotel.

Does Melbourne-Ardenlea Hotel have a pool?

Yes, Melbourne-Ardenlea Hotel has a pool on-site.


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Bedroom (5)
Pool (1)
Living room (1)
Bathroom (2)


Most Popular Landmarks

  • Shanklin Chine 269 m
  • Shanklin Theatre 286 m
  • Rylstone Gardens 374 m
  • Pirates Cove Adventure Golf 0.7 km
  • Small Hope Beach 0.9 km
  • Arreton Down 7.4 km

Getting Around

Southampton Eastleigh 38 km
Bournemouth 49.9 km
Shanklin 0.7 km
Sandown Lake, Iow 2 km

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