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Review of Abingdon Lodge

Abingdon Lodge
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Abingdon Lodge
Ranked #17 of 18 Ryde B&B and Inns
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Pathetic to be honest”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

First off, me and my partner just wanted to get away from the stresses back at home in birmingham but little did we know it turned out to be more stressfull going to the isle of wight!

It was a spare of the moment decision, and we thought we where lucky enough to find Abington Lodge Hotel at a reasonable price online at £57.00 a night, so we went ahead and just booked, we set off quite early on the 31st march 2012, the journey was ok went smoothly, we arrived at Abington Lodge Hotel and Noticed the car park was tiny could fit 4 cars thats with them queing up behind eachother! There is 22+ rooms in this hotel so where is everyone else meant to park?! We where lucky to get a space and went straight to reception, as soon as we walked in we got stared at. We are 18-21 yes we know we are young but we are not going to steal your appliences! Anyway the hotel manager was standing at the desk as a lady booked us in, straight away the manager asked where we where from, as we said birmingham he took the micky out of are accent!!!! And repeated what i said in that stupid apparent accent we do?! I was fuming and the lady could tell so, she usherd us to our room, and explained that we could come and go as we pleased, which i thought was a bonus as me and my partner like to eat quite late, we asked for the wifi code as it explained on their website "free wifi in all rooms" she huffed and gave it us, as we bought the laptop to plan our travels around the island, we tried.... The code didnt even work.

The room
We stayed in room 22, it was Horrible!!
The sink was in our room instead of the "en-suite" as they called it! The sink glugged loudly on a frequent basis!
The bed was beyond a joke, we asked for a double bed ..... It looked like a single bed. I know they said online it was one of their smaller double rooms but i didnt think that putting a chester draws in the way of the door so u had to slide up against the wall to come through and out the door!! It was a anoying especially if you have your bag over your shoulder!
After all this we just wanted a cuppa and to chill out before we went for dinner, there where tea making facilitys in our room. As i went to make us a drink their was a huge crusty stain around the brim of the mug! It put us right off and just wanted to go and have a drink and something to eat! We left the hotel at about 6.30pm, it took us 1hour and 45minutes to find somewhere that had a carpark and that wasnt full! Me and my partner are not fussy in the slightest! Dont care if its standard pub food or posh nosh just as long as they have great food and a clean enviroment, we ended up at the bugel inn family pub in brading, and they had cracking food! Definately a must go! As it was about 8.00pm then, there wasnt much to do after, so we drove to a sainsburys to get snacks and films for the hotel room as we usually dont go to sleep till late, as we drove back, and got to the entrance of the hotel the carpark was chocablock!!! Every where had double yellow lines! There was a pay and display car park but for £10.50?! Why should we pay when the hotel lacked in facilitys?! We drove round for 1hour and 15minutes trying to find a alternative! We found spaces 5 roads away parked up and walked, we were so annoyed as the hotel did not warn us when we checked in that it does become full and here is the alternative! We could not complain at this point as reception was closed, so we put it too the back of our minds and carried on with our night, we watched our film and tried to get to sleep in a bed they called a double, i was up and down most the night opening and closing the window as it got hot! Believe me i was so tired! We set our alarms for 8.00am even though the check out was for 10.30 but as we parked on that road it was only free from 6pm-8pm! We could of at least had another 2 hours if the hotel provided acceptable parking, we got up i cleaned the room back too the way it was went we came and my partner went to fetch the car as we where not going to walk 5 blocks with our bags, i waited outside with the bags then put the bags in the car and went to check out, we said can we check out now please they just said "ye,bye then" not how was your room/stay etc! It really annoyed us as we didnt make a complaint about the parking situation as we didnt want any hassel! But i wish we did now.


Stay there if u dare.
We are a bog standard couple that just wanted a chilled out weekend away. We actually ended up in brean that very same day and stayed the night and it was fantastic and wished we saved our money and went there in the first place. I have never wrote a review before, but in this case i felt like i needed too, to save you from what horrible experience we had.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Lmariesirett
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Warwickshire, U.K.
Level Contributor
89 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2011

Were met by the welcoming owner Dennis upon arrival, room was adequate, although could have done with a folding, webbed suitcase stand. Bed warm & comfortable, room & shower room both clean. Small flatscreen television and tea/coffee making facilities. Continental Breakfast served, but no English Breakfast althoughDennis did reccommend J.D.Weatherspoon's a few minutes away in the Centre of Ryde for a Full English Breakfast and it certainly was a 'Full' English Breakfast served personally by the eager to please Manageress and all for £3 -ish, if you get bored there you can always spot the early morning 'Newcastle Brown drinkers' lined up and ready for another hectic day of Newcastle Brown swilling. A stones throw from the centre of Ryde and within walking distance, but a slight gradient from the beach to the hotel, not unusual really as if there weren't you'd probably get a little wet in bed at night. In a nutshell, Good value, Clean, Warm (it was late October) and what always makes a difference, an Owner/Manager who is keen to please and goes out of his may to make your stay just a little bit more enjoyable. Adequate free parking on the premises (it was late October) and the seagulls come free!

Room Tip: Just ask Dennis...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank TheCaptainBiggles
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2011

We stayed here for one night, before Bestival. The room was fine, the bathroom was quite big, although it could do with a bit of a cosmetic refurb. The owners were friendly and the guest house was fine for the night. There is free parking and it is only a short walk into Ryde town centre.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank muuummmmm
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2011

We were greeted by Dennis who was very friendly and helpful, put me totally at ease. Our room was pleasant and clean although the bed linen and towels could do with being updated.

The car park was teeny tiny and we often had to park on the road or perform some magical manouvers!

Abingdon was so close to town and Ryde truly is lovely, If you're looking for a cooked brekkie, head to the wetherspoons less than 10 mins walk away.

I'd stay there again but would know what to expect.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank CBeebie
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Swanley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2011

The "double" room was too small with no dressing table or chairs to sit on. The beds were hard and the sheets were nylon. However the room was very clean with a nice shower (no bath) TV and a 'fridge. There was no where else that one could sit and readt oher than the bedroom itself.

The car park was inadequate and had only room for a few cars. One night we had to find parking space in a neaby road

We did not have the continental breakfast (£4) but good quality inexpensive breakfasts are avaiable in Ryde itself.

The hotel is well situated to the town centre but the hill is a little steep for some elderly people. It is on a busy cross roads but there are traffic lights to help (but don't try reversing into the road from the hotl car park)

The only "staff" we met was Dennis himself who was pleasant and helpful

At £58 per night (for just bed) we didn't think it was very good value fo money.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Hadley94
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Cullompton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2011

When the owners were there they were polite and helpful but not around all the time, you could call in case of emergencies but what does emergency include?
The room was clean but the fridge didn't work, the internet was often out of signal and you needed a security code which was not supplied and they weren't around to ask. The continental breakfast was pretty poor, it consisted of a basket put it the room the day before in the afternoon. It contained butter croissant (which could go stale by morning), cereal bar, jam portion, butter portion, cheese triangle (not in fridge, in warm room) fruit pot (again in warm room) and a yoghurt (again warm room). I didn't eat half of it as dairy and things should be kept chilled. The car park is ridiculously small, baring in mind there are over 20 rooms there is only space for about 5 cars, one night I had to park 5-10 mins away from the hotel which isn't easy in Ryde as it is a busy place with a lot of parking restrictions.
I love the Isle of Wight ad Ryde is great

It would've been OK if the things mentioned were changed, also it would've been nice if someone was there morning of departure to say bye.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Jennyleigh86
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2011

It was the worst vacation of my life the elderly staff who was supposed to be cleaning the room while we were out should be shown how to clean properly!! If I were the owner I would think seriously about getting some new staff or at least teach them the basics of cleaning!! Plus I found the cleaners to be very rude it was like they couldn't be botherd to help and were to busy witch I find hard to believe as they were just standing around all the time or just on there phones!! As for the owner how rude all he is intrested in is getting peoples money not in sorting any problems they have or in listening to any complaints!! Just a very rude man!! Would not recommended this pace in a million years!!

  • Stayed March 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Aston2276
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Additional Information about Abingdon Lodge

Property: Abingdon Lodge
Address: 20, West Street, Ryde PO33 2QQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Ryde
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Ryde
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Abingdon Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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