Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Anyone visiting the Isle of Wight should spend at least one night here,’ say fans of this Grade II listed town house in Cowes old town. Renovated by ‘approachable’ owners, Lewis Green and Luke Staples, the ‘relaxed and unstuffy’ hotel offers ‘exceptionally fine service’. Stylish rooms (Lewis and Luke run an interiors shop, too), some with sea views, are categorised as Spacious, Comfortable and Cosy; all are ‘very well appointed’, with ‘comfortable’ bed, in-room pantry, bath robes and REN toiletries. ‘Even the smallest’ have space for ‘a couple of tub chairs’; some bathrooms have a freestanding bath and walk-in shower. The ‘tastefully decorated’ restaurant provides an ‘excellent choice’ of ‘well-cooked’ dishes such as twice-baked Gallybagger cheese soufflé with an apple and walnut salad and Breton fish stew with sea bass, crevettes, scallops, mussels and langoustine. Breakfast has fresh juices, pastries, cereals, fruit, boiled eggs, smoked salmon, cheeses and charcuterie, and a cooked breakfast at the weekend. A ‘totally unexpected delight’ with ‘everything pleasing to the eye’. (Chris and Erika Savory, and others)
Isle of Wight
all year, restaurant closed Mon, Tues (except bank hols).
bar, library, restaurant, private dining room, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, garden, outdoor heated swimming pool.
in bar and restaurant.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in some bedrooms, bar, library, in restaurant by special request.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £110–£295. À la carte £36.