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“Home from home”

Review of Crew's Nest Cowes

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Lounge with juliette balcony
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Double bedroom lower floor
Double bedroom lower floor
Twin bedded room top floor
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Twin bedded room middle floor
Twin bedded room middle floor
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Garden with gas bbq & extendable dining table for 8 people
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Cowes, Isle of Wight, England

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Amelia P
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Home from home”
Reviewed 12 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

We had a wonderful family holiday at Crew's Nest - the house was ideal for us and catered for everything we needed. Highly recommend staying here - it's so close to the shops and although parking was sometimes busy we always managed to find a spot close by.
The house is beautifully decorated, extremely comfortable and was perfect for us staying with 2 babies (plenty of room for the travel cots and highchairs!).
Would definitely come back!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 Sep 2017
Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are so pleased that you had a lovely break away and enjoy all the creature comforts of the house. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future
Kind regards
Philippa and Clive
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TiggyGR
Peterborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Beautiful house and perfect location”
Reviewed 29 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Crew's Nest is perfectly situated only a two minute walk from the main hub of Cowes and the sea front. There were plenty of restaurants and shops which supplied us with everything we needed for our weeks stay. We spent everyday going out and visiting the island, including Osbourne House, Carisbroke Castle, Bembridge for horse-riding and St Helens for its beach and clear water. We surfed just about everyday at Compton Beach. Crew's Nest was the perfect place to base ourselves and with luxurious home comforts. The kitchen had every utensil going making it a joy to cook in. We were able to enjoy a BBQ out on the deck and got some stargazing in too. Crew's Nest was more than spacious but cosy and homely at the same time. Perfect holiday home.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
31 Aug 2017
Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are so pleased that you managed to explore so much of the island.
We have tried very hard to equip and furnish the house to meet everyone's needs and make everyone's stay as comfortable as possible.
We hope to welcome you back in the further but in the meantime thank you once again for taking the time to write a glowing review
Best wishes
Clive and Philippa
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kevindQ61...
Fleet, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Exceptional accommodation for 8 in great location”
Reviewed 20 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

So we had a brilliant week. Having been to IoW 4 times before Id always gone to Sundown or Shanklin, but West Cowes was great! The proximity of the house to the beautiful town full of restaurant, bars, coffee houses and nice shops was 1st class! We even found a reasonably priced Spa! The house itself was stunning, beautifully kept and spacious, perfect for eight people. We travelled to Ryde, Shanklin, Needles, east Cowes to Osborne House and even took in jousting at Carisbrook Castle. The parking was perfect thanks for vouchers! We all loved our holiday, the weather was great too. thanks to Clive and Philippa we feel very relaxed and had a wonderful family holiday! we will most definitely return!!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
31 Aug 2017
Thank you for taking the time to review Crew's Nest. We are absolutely delighted that you had such an enjoyable stay.
The house is in a perfect location with the seafront , restaurants, Hugh street and shops a couple of minutes walk away.
We look forward to welcoming you back
Best wishes
Philippa and Clive
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paulvjsy
Jersey, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Home from home”
Reviewed 15 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Crew's nest has very much become our second home having now stayed every June for the past 5 years. A group of us come every year and quite simply you'll not find a better place in Cowes to stay. Beautifully furnished, spotlessly clean, ideally located...you name it, Crew's Nest has got it. It's only 5 minutes walk from the Red Jet ferry terminal and a 20min taxi or bus ride into Newport. There is a Sainsbury's on your way to the house from the ferry, and our favourite Anchor pub opposite there. Not to mention a few really nice restaurants in between, making Crew's Nest a perfect base for your stay in Cowes. The owners Clive and Philippa have done an incredible job with the house and you couldn't ask for more. This really is a 5-star quality accommodation with a 3-star price tag. It goes without saying we'll be back again next year...Why would we want to go anywhere else?!!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
15 Jun 2017
Dear Paul and Co.
Thank you for the lovely review which means so much to both of us. It has been a pleasure welcoming you all back to Crews Nest and are so pleased that you have enjoyed the house and the local facilities on offer.
We look forward to having you all in the house next year
Best wishes
Philippa and Clive
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Odyssey69...
1 review
“Lovely!”
Reviewed 20 May 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We stayed at Crew's Nest for a week in April 2016. The house is lovely, very comfortable and has everything that you could possibly need. It's also in a perfect location, just a couple of minutes walk down to the shops, pubs and restaurants. Would definitely book again and would reccomend to anyone looking for accommodation in Cowes.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
15 Jun 2017
Thank you so much for the lovely review which means so much to us as we strive to provide a wonderful holiday home for everyone to stay in. . We are so pleased that you enjoyed staying in the house and look forward to welcoming you back
Best wishes Clive and Philippa
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Roger Fra...
Guildford, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Elderly lads venture to Cowes”
Reviewed 30 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

We are four 60+ 'lads' who sought a 4 bedroom property within easy walking distance of West Cowes town centre with good access to the rest of the island. We found it at Crew's Nest. There were no shortfalls at all. Clean, spacious and very well equipped, it was all we wanted. The only slight negative was that being November we didn't get to use the garden patio and BBQ which, from the warmth of the house, looked very inviting.

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Liked best: It matched the description
Liked least: The climb to the top bedroom after a heavy night out - my fault, not theirs!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
4 Dec 2016
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review we really appreciate it very much. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your 'boys' weekend away. We look forward to welcoming you all back in the not too distant future.
Kind regards
Philippa and Clive
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michael n
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“This should be on your shortlist if you are staying in Cowes... a real home away from home”
Reviewed 3 November 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Over the years we have stayed at many houses on the IOW and Crews Nest rates up there as one of the best.

Communication - As mentioned in other reviews both Clive and Philippa were super efficient at responding to any questions regarding the property and couldn't have been more helpful. We booked this at fairly short notice and it helped that the whole process was hassle free.

Accommodation - you can tell that this is a house that has been recently refurbished to a high standard (who knew that Smeg made sinks!) and that a lot of thought has gone into how it works as a holiday home. As soon as you walk in it feels like a home with tasteful touches adding warmth, avoiding that clinical hotel feel.

There were 3 adults and 5 young children in our group but never once did it feel cramped; it seemed to just wrap itself around you. Traveling with young children presents the very real potential for breakages, spills etc but somehow CN has the feel of a home and is designed to be be used without having to constantly tip-toe around or worry about intricate ornaments that look pretty but are susceptible to the little accidents that seem to follow kids wherever they go. It was also spotlessly clean with super comfy beds which is always a big plus.

Location - We saw a different side of Cowes to the one you see if you only ever visit the high street. Even though it is only 2 minutes walk (if that) from the main shops there still seems to be a real feeling of community. There are a number of parks that are close with some great playgrounds for the kids especially the one in Park Road that has lots to do to cover the spectrum from skatepark to traditional swings and merry-go-round.
None of us are into boats in a big way but I imagine that if you are the location for getting down to the harbour would be ideal. We did see Force India's super yacht moored for a couple of days literally just down the road which was quite a sight to behold.

Conclusion - You can tell how good a property it is by the fact that it just functions and does everything that it needs to do so that you can get on with your holiday rather than think about the accommodation. Excellent value for money especially when compared to what else is available at the same price point. To date we have never stayed in the same place twice as we like to explore the island, however with CN we may just have to make an exception.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: Everythimg has been thought through
Liked least: That we could only spend the week there
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
11 Nov 2016
Thank you very much for your wonderful review both of us appreciate it very much. We endeavour to meet everyones requirements and hopefully provide a lovely home for all to enjoy.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future
Once again many thanks for taking time to write a glowing review
Best wishes
Philippa and Clive
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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