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“Excellent venue, good food, lovely atmosphere, very friendly staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Woodvale

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The Woodvale
Ranked #6 of 29 Cowes B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cowes, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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“Excellent venue, good food, lovely atmosphere, very friendly staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

Superb food, very well presented at a very busy time. The staff were very helpful, and tweaked the menu to suit Jennys` demanding requirements with no fuss at all! Perhaps a little expensive, but probably worth it for the view, and the overall experience

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2012

We have been going to the IOW for the Music Festival for the last 9 times. For the last 5 years we have stayed at The Woodvale. Yes it's quiet and you have to use your car to get to most places. But it's good to get away from the festival (and the mud) and switch off at the end of the day, with a hot shower, cup of coffee and catch up with emails via the free internet access...very civilised. Also excellent views in the morning of the Solent and of the quiet beach, while you eat your breakfast. Staff are always welcoming and helpful....roll on next festival - G Bradshaw

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2012

We are lucky to live locally, so regularly frequent The Woodvale for food and drinks. Although we have never used the b+b.
The service is always outstanding, but I would advise booking if you want a window seat. The food is moderately priced, but the portion sizes are more than generous.

It is the perfect place for a walk along the seafront, and a glass of wine watching the sun set!

There is also a lovey play area for children, just across the road.

If you are based in Cowes, it is about a 15 minute brisk walk along the seafront, well worth a visit!

Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

The Woodvale was our home for 2 beautiful days. Kevin was fantastic and helped us in everyway. Breakfast was well done and the staff lovely. The views were amazing of the Solvent and it is away from the main town which made it very peaceful. The food was fantastic in the pub and we enjoyed the live music. Thank you for a wonderful visit. We hope to see you again.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2012

We stayed overnight at The Woodvale on the last Bank Holiday Saturday. The quiet location just outside Cowes on the esplanade is great with lovely sea views. However, it is worth noting that it is around a 30 minute walk into Cowes. The rooms have been recently renovated to a very good standard with free wifi and ipod docking stations. At late notice, we decided to eat in the restaurant because of positive reviews we had read. We were not disappointed. The atmosphere was great, the restaurant was full, we received very friendly service throughout our stay and the food and wine was delicious. As an added bonus, a local folk duo played a set which we really enjoyed. The hot breakfast was generous and cooked to order with views over the Solent. We would highly recommend a stay at The Woodvale.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012 via mobile

We went tp woodvale for drinks only, however smelling the food getting served and seeing the specials menu, we ordered seabass and beef curry. The seabass was absolutely delicious, perfectly cooked and flavoured. You rarely get fish that well cooked. The beef curry was also excellent. The drinks are good. On a hot day, the cider is the best thing in the world..

Stayed March 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

Four of us (two couples) stayed here at the end of March 2012. The rooms are really nicely decorated and the shower was brilliant. Very very clean as well. The food in the restaurant is also really good. I think the service let this place down. Just missing that something extra ... missing a personal touch. The lady serving us at breakfast seemed to just not care. A general attitude of all staff from what I experienced. Nice walk in to Cowes though... if its nice weather.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Woodvale
Address: 1 Princes Esplanade, Cowes PO31 8LE, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Cowes
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #6 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Cowes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Woodvale 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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