North House

Cowes, Isle of Wight

‘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. More

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)

Hotel details

Address

Sun Hill
Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO31 7HY
England

Telephone

01983 209453

Bedrooms

14.

Open

all year, restaurant closed Mon, Tues (except bank hols).

Facilities

bar, library, restaurant, private dining room, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, garden, outdoor heated swimming pool.

Background music

in bar and restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms, bar, library, in restaurant by special request.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £110–£295. 
À la carte £36.