Having been to the Isle of White before we had experienced the difficulties of finding a traditional and welcoming place that hadn't been ripped apart to fit as many tourists in as possible.
With the Boat house we found an absolute gem of a place. The inn is beautifully presented and the selction of wines and beers is first class. The menu was every thing you would hope for being on the sea front, with a great selction of fresh fish as well as all the old favourites.
Our room was lovely, with a charming view across the sea. It was suprisingly relaxing watching the huge cargo ships drift by with Portsmouth in the background. The only issue I would have with the room is that it is so light and with no blackout curtains be prepared to wake as soon as the sun comes up. It could be argued that you wouldn't want to sleep in when you have a great view though.
Breakfast was exceptional with a good choice of locally sourced products and it is something they clearly pride themselves on.
The staff were so friendly and welcoming and although we only stayed the one night we were made to feel like regular visitors.
I think we have finally found a place on the beautiful island that ticks all the boxes for a great value, relaxing and traditional stay. Without a doubt we will return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Boathouse, situated on the fringe of the chic village of Seaview on the Isle of Wight is an idyllic beachside venue offering accommodation by the sea. Having been recently inspected by the AA we are now recognised as one of the top UK bed and breakfast establishments and we are also featured as a Late Rooms “B&B Gem”. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Boat House Isle Of Wight/Seaview