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“First class staff, hotel a little tired.”

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Best Western New Holmwood Hotel
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Cowes
Certificate of Excellence
South Wales
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
45 hotel reviews
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“First class staff, hotel a little tired.”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

This could be one of the best - staff uniformly excellent, service brilliant food very good, location unbeatable, and we would definitely stay here again, but.....the hotel is in need of some refurbishment and a lot of TLC. The hotel's photographs, as one would expect, show the best side; the furniture and bathrooms however are showing their age, and first good impressions quickly fade. The same is true of the public spaces, comfortable but tired. Having said all that, if you're looking for comfort, service and location, this is hard to beat.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

I stayed here alone while on a work trip for 2 nights. I was made very welcome, the staff were helpful, friendly and attentive (especially Martin), the room was clean and comfortable with everything I could need and the food was excellent. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone as a place to stay.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2014

We stayed four nights with our handicapped daughter.the staff are all so helpful and pleasant and nothing is too much trouble. At the time of booking our needs were understood and met and even the ferry crossing was arranged. Our rooms, whilst being perhaps a little small were perfectly adequate and clean while the beds were extremely comfortable. The restaurant is fantastic with the view across the Solent and all the passing shipping to add interest. Sadly we didn't see a sunset as we din't see the sun at all! The food was as good as one will get anywhere - absolutely excellent and always hot and well presented. My dietary need on gluten free was well met, the wine list was good and the menu changed every day. Food could not be faulted.
In summary a very pleasant stay in an excellent hotel which thoroughly deserves the plaudits!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Lyneholmford, Cumbria
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

My wife & I stayed for two nights at the New Holmwood Hotel about three weeks ago.
A spacious bedroom and comfy bed (probably big enough for three!), friendly staff and an excellent breakfast served in a room with a superb view of the Solent.
We didn't have an evening meal at the hotel but we will definitely give the dining room a try next time we stay.
What was not to like? Not much, really.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Halstead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

My wife and I attended our daughter's wedding here staying for two days. We could not have asked for anything better. Cathy and Dave were both incredibly attentive, so accommodating with regard to the wedding itself and nothing was too much trouble for them or any of the staff. The food was excellent and to sit in the restaurant and be able to gaze out across the Solent was entrancing. My wife and I are now thinking of returning for a long relaxing weekend.
Thank you Cathy & Dave.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

The hotel is in a lovely location and to watch the sunset from the restaurant at night is the icing on the cake (weather permitting). The staff go out of their way to make sure your stay is perfect, nothing is too much trouble. The food is better than we have had at some celebrity chefs restaurants. The presentation, flavours of the food are outstanding and always hot, whether breakfast or dinner. The hotel is tastefully decorated, although we had a suite there was no view, but we couldn't fault it. Thank you David and Kathy for a wonderful stay and we would highly recommend you to all and hope to return.

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Property: Best Western New Holmwood Hotel
Address: Queens Road | Egypt Point, Cowes PO31 8BW, England (Formerly Best Western New Holmwood Hotel & Restaurant)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Cowes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Cowes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western New Holmwood Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Best Western New Holmwood Hotel is situated at Egypt Point in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, home to a multitude of world famous yachting events. The hotel offers fantastic panoramic views across the solent from its public areas with the enchanting town of Cowes being only a 15 - 20 minute walk along the waterfront. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western New Holmwood Hotel And Restaurant
Best Western Cowes
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Best Western New Holmwood Hotel Cowes, Isle Of Wight

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