We have not stayed here overnight, but have had two very special meals here.
Villa Rothsay is 10-15 mins walk from the West Cowes ferry terminal (though the owner, Margaret Ankers, is happy to pick up guests from the Terminal in her own people mover) with an externally unimposing Victorian villa frontage.
Once welcomed through the door, however, the delights of a characterful wood-panelled hallway are revealed, with displays of sailing and boating memorabilia, and thanks from previous famous and yachting guests on display.
The living room is in an elevated position facing North across the Solent with extensive views from two windows and many comfortable sofas and chairs.
The dining room is on the floor below with similar views.
Both times that we have been, the food has been of an excellent "country house" standard, most recently with a joint of rib of beef to die for.
I cannot stress highly enough how pleasant the welcome and ambience are and how much you are made to feel like an honoured guest.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Villa Rothsay Hotel & Restaurant is a characterful & charming boutique hotel located near to the Royal Yacht Squadron at Cowes with commanding views from it's many balconies and reception rooms, across the Solent towards the New Forest.The hotel has long been the choice of sailors and business personalities from around the World to meet their accommodation, dining and hospitality needs, as is evidenced by the huge collection of nautical memorabilia throughout the hotel.The 14 bedrooms are all en-suite and offer all mod-cons including LCD Freeview TVs and complimentary WiFi.The perfect place to 'get away from it all' and a perfect base to explore the magnificent Isle of Wight. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Rothsay Hotel Cowes, Isle Of Wight