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BOB SEELY VISITS THE ALBION HOTEL AS RE-OPENING DRAWS NEAR

The Albion Hotel in Freshwater Bay is due to open within weeks and Isle of Wight West candidate Bob Seely dropped by to check on progress.

The hotel has undergone a multi-million-pound refurbishment since it changed hands early last year.

Bob Seely, who is hoping to be re-elected on 4th July, dropped by the Albion to meet with the new owners.

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Bob said:

“This is exactly the sort of investment we need on the Island and in the West Wight in particular, creating jobs and bringing more money to the Island’s visitor economy.

“Great to meet up with the new owners, David and Mark, and to see their plans.

“David and Mark talked me through their plans for the hotel while the builders were busy working on last minute details ahead of a formal re-opening. I thank David for his investment, and I wish them every success.”

Under new owners, A2K Leisure, the 41-bedroom hotel has been upgraded throughout with new decoration, fixtures and fittings and a new spa.

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New owner, David Walker from A2K Leisure said:

“It has been an amazing challenge squeezing a brand-new hotel into a building which is 300 years old in places.

“We are very proud of what we have achieved and thank all the people who have helped us get this far. 95% of the people we have used are Island based. So, this is very much a local achievement!”

The hotel is currently taking bookings for 2024 via its website.

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bobthebuilder
bobthebuilder
1 day ago

Hope it’s a success..

bobthebuilder
bobthebuilder
1 day ago

Oh just seen the prices for min 2 nights stay…i won’t be going must be a lot of rich people out there..

Last edited 1 day ago by bobthebuilder
ISlander
ISlander
Reply to  bobthebuilder
1 day ago

Do they have Sky TV?

Might get a visit from Rishi if they do.

Moi
Moi
Reply to  bobthebuilder
1 day ago

Maybe try a Premier Inn or Ibis

bobthebuilder
bobthebuilder
Reply to  Moi
18 hours ago

Love premier excellent hotels..

David
David
Reply to  bobthebuilder
1 day ago

It will go bust by end of 2025

bobthebuilder
bobthebuilder
Reply to  David
18 hours ago

Over £500 for 2 nights..and that’s the cheapest !!!!

David
David
Reply to  bobthebuilder
7 hours ago

Scandalous, that’s 2 months Council tax

Peter Purve
Peter Purve
1 day ago

Ex-MP Bob welcoming more low paid jobs to the island. Maybe he is hoping to get a job serving at the bar after the general election. Good to keep his options open. Sadly, we all know what a hard worker he isn’t.

Jonny
Jonny
Reply to  Peter Purve
1 day ago

Id love him to serve me a vastly overpriced pint,so i can tip it over his head!

Wightlink
Wightlink
1 day ago

pop-up bob strikes again

Irish K Anus
Irish K Anus
1 day ago

Come to Freshwater and stay in a hotel there, and swim in the sea which is polluted, Bob wanted crap in our seas, he voted for it, read all about his voting priorities here.

https://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/25645/bob_seely/isle_of_wight/votes

Pedro
Pedro
Reply to  Irish K Anus
17 hours ago

Half sausage also voted to support genocide in Palestine

Jonny
Jonny
1 day ago

£270 per room up to £320 per NIGHT!
I think not,and i bet the staff will be on minimum wage with a zero hour contract.
families with children used to stay there,they wont be now,utter greed,spain for a week with the kids is much cheaper.

God
God
Reply to  Jonny
1 day ago

How do you expect them to repay the investment / works?

Jonny
Jonny
Reply to  God
1 day ago

So you think £320 per night is acceptable?

DFL Gary
DFL Gary
Reply to  Jonny
1 day ago

It will be a flop, isle of Wight is the wrong location for such a place.
London or Brighton and it would work.

Peter Purves
Peter Purves
Reply to  DFL Gary
16 hours ago

I guarantee that you are wrong. Red trousered, Hut loving brigade all too happy to squander money on shite food and overpriced hotel rooms.

DFL Gary
DFL Gary
Reply to  Peter Purves
7 hours ago

Even they won’t fool for these prices, it will start off well and
dwindle out after the first few months

Bobs Biggest Fan
Bobs Biggest Fan
Reply to  DFL Gary
10 hours ago

DFL Gary spot on .. wrong pricing .. wrong location .. even with a discounted ferry offer .. still overpriced .. nice facilities perhaps but place will be empty
Norton Grange struggle as an example .. afraid the Albion owners have got this wrong .

Last edited 10 hours ago by Bobs Biggest Fan
Helen Highwater
Helen Highwater
1 day ago

Wot, no envelopes to open today?

martin
martin
1 day ago

Nobody is interested Bob…..

Qwerty King
Qwerty King
Reply to  martin
1 day ago

Exactly. Doesn’t he know there’s an election going on?

IoWill
IoWill
1 day ago

They look like an end-of-the-pier double act

Liz
Liz
1 day ago

See ya seely…your days are numbered hopefully and your photo boming is getting very predictable

Stan the man
Stan the man
1 day ago

Just Google the restaurant menu and low and behold they have a dish for £15.95 for the Bob sausage, comes with mash potatoes peas and gravy says good for the smaller appetite as just half a sausage!!! On a lighter note it’s been said he’s getting a weekend break for free here for his publicity of the new venue, just ring up and mention your his mate (I know tough one) and code ‘sausage 50’ for the 50% discount on your first stay.

Toby
Toby
1 day ago

Too expensive for 3 star hotel. Old fashoned rooms, no way rooms will be booked. Reduce the prices and get some busines or you will close down end of season. Modernise, get into 21st century.

DFL Peter
DFL Peter
Reply to  Toby
1 day ago

A Premier Inn would be a goldmine in Freshwater

BOB BAILEY
BOB BAILEY
1 day ago

Is half a sausage Bob looking ahead to find a job in the hotel next month?

JT
JT
1 day ago

Standing up for Bob here. He was a good MP and was able to use his influence for the good of the island. I think his public service deserves gratitude not lazy potshots. Think a lot of misunderstanding on this forum about what an MP is and does. We need a new government in Whitehall and something of a reboot as a country but, if I could, I’d have voted to have Bob as my MP again.

IoWill
IoWill
Reply to  JT
21 hours ago

Nurse! Nurse!! Quick please

Jonny
Jonny
Reply to  JT
20 hours ago

Medic! He needs a medic,quick!

Bobs Biggest Fan
Bobs Biggest Fan
Reply to  JT
10 hours ago

PopUp We know this is you .. maybe a good thing that you cannot vote this time

Bobs Biggest Fan
Bobs Biggest Fan
1 day ago

Goodbye ex MP .. and thanks for nothing ..

fred
fred
16 hours ago

Bob don’t mind if he looses, he’ll get six months pay. Something else the Tories voted for. If I was sacked for being rubbish I would get zero. But all the Tories getting six months pay.

MPs will be eligible to receive a loss-of-office payment if they lose their seat at a general election”

Bobs Biggest Fan
Bobs Biggest Fan
11 hours ago

I look forward to seeing the other West Wight candidates having talks and pictures with the Albion owners .. too .. why just pop up Bob !!

 

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