I stayed here for five nights with my partner. The room was lovely - large but cosy, with huge bathroom.
Everything was scrupulously clean, and we received a fresh supply of large fluffy towels daily.
The bathroom had a shower, easily big enough for two, and a bath, with the most fantastic water pressure I have ever found in a hotel. The shower temperature, however, had a range that varied between hot and very hot, so in summer it may not be so pleasant.
A couple of small niggles with the room itself were that no iron/board or bar fridge were supplied. An iron and board were delivered promptly on request, incuding a very hi-tech iron which made the chore very easy. For our relatively long stay a small fridge would have been a bonus. I visited the local Waitrose for picnic-lunch items, rather than splurge on lunch out every day, and wasn't able to keep anything fresh for longer than a couple of days. I wasn't able to buy beer or white wine with no way to chill it, but suspect that a solution would have been found by staff had I asked.
The staff made us both feel very welcome, and looked after our every request promptly and with a smile, so overall a very pleasant stay and hope to return. The points above are really nit-picking and did not detract from my enjoyment of the stay.
Visitors should bear in mind that apart from Osbourne House (not open on weekdays during winter), there isn't a whole lot to do in Cowes, however Ryde and Newport are nearby for shopping and more choices of dining, and Portsmouth can be easily reached (20 mins by catamaran from Ryde) for a day out visiting the historical ships.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Albert Cottage Hotel in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight was once part of Queen Victoria’s Osborne Estate. The Grade II listed building - set in two acres of gardens - is now a stylish ten bedroom hotel and home of the Consort Restaurant, with a fine reputation for its affordable à la carte menu. At Albert Cottage Hotel you can enjoy a relaxing stay, freshly cooked food and explore the beautiful Isle of Wight. The hotel is also an ideal venue for weddings, celebrations, meetings and conferences. Whether visiting for business or pleasure, you're assured a warm welcome. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Albert Cottage Hotel Cowes, Isle Of Wight