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The Aqua


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner


Bar, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
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Reviewed 22 November 2018

The staff were very welcoming and knowledgeable about their menu. The restaurant is ideally placed for a table either inside or outside with a sea view.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Martin and Jose... W
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Great views and great traditional food on the sea front of Shanklin Isle of wight. Only down side parking can be hard

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank nigel908
Reviewed 2 November 2018

We were staying in an apartment nearby in the summer, but visiting The Aqua became our favourite thing to do most evenings. It was one of the quieter bar/restaurants along the seafront. We'd sit at the tables at the front of the veranda, having drinks...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank RMAR75
James B, Owner at The Aqua, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thank you for your lovely review , and we hope to have the pleasure of you staying with us in the future.We are closed now for the season and re open for Easter 2019. Always telephone the Hotel directly to book accommodation as we can...More

Reviewed 19 October 2018

Even though the weather was not great the views were amazing,small room but ample for single person, Staff were helpful and good breakfasts!

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Raewyn J
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

On the evening after our wedding at Newport Registry on the Isle of Wight on 28 Sept 2018, we booked a window seat table at The Aqua, on Shanklin Seafront. We had visited The Aqua a couple of times on each week’s holiday on the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank sarah662016
Reviewed 4 October 2018

The Aqua Hotel open to general public for food and drink,we had not booked but were found a table by a very polite waitress.Restaurant was very busy but orders for drinks and food was very prompt, we ordered Rissotto was served very hot and very...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank cmanby41
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I had seen good reviews so on a weekend away, we ate here. Had a lovely meal of starter and main course. The portions are quite generous so we didn't manage dessert. The restaurant is right on the seafront but being the end of September...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lorraine H
Reviewed 23 September 2018

We visited twice during our recent 4 day stay on the island because we enjoyed our first meal so much we went back. Situated on Shanklin Esplanade there is readily available parking. On our first visit I had the trio of sausages with mash and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank PWH2013
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Spent 1 week here, 1st week in September - a delightful stay by any standards, at home or abroad. I can't fault either hotel or restaurant. James and Annette work 24/7 to ensure high standards across the board as do all staff, especially in dining...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank cattermole
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We stayed here last week and couldn't fault the hotel in any way. The staff and owners were so friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. They went out of their way with little touches to make our Golden Wedding anniversary memorable, when...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Pam T
James B, Owner at The Aqua, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thank you for your kind review .We are pleased you chose The Aqua to celebrate your very special wedding anniversary and hope we helped in a small way to make it even more memorable.

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Martin and Jose... W
24 September 2018|
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Response from James B | Property representative |
Parking on the seafront is not chargeable from 6.00 pm through to 10.00 am the next morning every day, and therefore should not affect diners at The Brasserie at The Aqua where you dined. Visitors staying at The Aqua do not... More
Margaret W
15 June 2017|
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Response from James B | Property representative |
No sorry we can't take a table of 23.
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