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All reviews ceiling fan recommend this hotel boiled sweets isle of wight cruise liners lovely hotel sea view sea front overlooking the solent bottled water pleasant stay comfortable rooms three nights sunday lunch short break wedding island
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Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

We booked this hotel for a weekend break because of its location. Just across the road from the beach and promenade along which was a very pleasant 15 minute walk to the centre of Cowes.

We were allocated a room on the ground floor at the rear of the hotel. There was a window letting in some light but it looked out on to an alley and a wall. Not quite what we were expecting so we spoke with the duty manager who was very nice but the hotel was full so a move wasn’t possible. Resigned to the room we unpacked. The room although a little on the small side had everything you would expect and need for a short stay. The bar and reception area were good and in the evening the lounge at the front gave wonderful views whilst taking a final ‘night cap’!

The restaurant and balcony also looked out over the sea with a glorious panorama of yachts and the coast line. We only had breakfast at the hotel and it was good with food being cooked to order. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. Overall not too bad but avoid the rooms on the ground floor!

Stayed: October 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank ColinHove
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Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Celebrated a birthday this evening fantastic location over looking the sea. Such a warm welcome on arrival and well looked after through to leaving by our host/waiter. He was amazing knew everything about the menu and wine selection. Food was exceptional compliments to the chef.will certainly visit again on our next visit to the Island.

Stayed: September 2018, travelled with family
Thank Jane L
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

Stayed for a 9 night late summer break. From first arrival to departure staff were very good and service appears to be at the heart of this hotel. We opted for the Dinner Bed and Breakfast and so pleased we did. Breakfast is plentiful and well cooked and the evening meals are exceptionally good with a varied daily menu. The rooms were spacious, well presented and comfortable. The location offers fabulous views across the Solent from the bar, terraces and restaurant. Across the road is the promenade with a pleasant 15 minute walk into Cowes centre and harbour. A path walked many times as the hotel is dog friendly so perfect for walks with the dogs.

  • Stayed: September 2018, travelled solo
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Thank Phillip S
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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Great location a level 15 minute walk from downtown Cowes, literally seaside, but what makes this hotel special is the service from the staff. From the warm welcome on arrival until the take away breakfast waiting for us on our early morning departure, nothing was to much trouble for this committed, friendly and fun team. Breakfast and dinner were excellent too with the efficient and engaging restaurant manager who ensured no one was kept waiting. Yes the decor is dated but the hotel is spotlessly clean and pretty well maintained and the bedrooms comfortable with everything to hand. Definitely recommend a visit.

Stayed: September 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank macooper
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Reviewed 12 September 2018

It would be easy to be mean about some parts of this hotel. Dated, view of rusty fire escape, etc...

However there are plenty more good things to say.

The location is fabulous. Just far enough out of Cowes to be not too noisy and have good parking but close enough that a gentle 10 minutes walk gets you back to the heart of Cowes. Lovely terrace where you can enjoy a sundowner whilst watching the cruise ships leaving Southampton or the Yachts returning home.

Price is very good.

It also has a some kind of undefined quality that just makes it a comfortable place to stay.

Stayed: September 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Julian S
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