We had researched this hotel on Tripadvisor and had looked at their website and so were quite surprised when sat nav directed us to a tired looking pub, rather than the sophisticated hotel that we expected from photos on the website. Parking is largely on the road (although it is a quiet residential road) and check-in is in the pub. Our first impressions were therefore not good!
Things improved significantly once we saw our room. We had a nice, modern bedroom with great views over the Solent and a lovely large en-suite bedroom. The room was clean, comfortable and well furnished with a good range of hot drinks provided on the tray. Wi-fi was free and worked well when we needed it, and the staff were friendly throughout our stay. We had drinks and a light meal in the pub before heading out, and the location really is fantastic when you have a chance to sit back and take it all in.
Breakfast was in the function room on the first floor, with a good range on offer. We held out for the full english and weren't disappointed, and although it did take a while to appear it was worth the wait.
All in all we had a good stay at the hotel. I would recommend it to those who would enjoy the view, are attending functions at the hotel or are visiting friends in the area. Not necessarily one for a romantic getaway though unless you want to hang out in the pub!
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- Also Known As:
- The Woodvale Cowes, Isle Of Wight