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The Boat House
Ranked #1 of 4 Seaview B&B and Inns
Reviewed 10 December 2013

Met up, for lunch here, with our family who live on the Island; so they know a good place to eat and enjoy a bottle of wine, at reasonable rates. Enjoyed the food, the wine, the lovely warm log fire (on a chilly, windy day) and the friendly staff welcome. An added bonus, for me, was the disabled loo facility. The bill was reasonable, too. Can't wait to return here in the warmer days!!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Thank margaret r
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

The Boat House has a wine bar atmosphere and is welcoming. The only disadvantage of the parquet floors is that when the restaurant is crowded, it can be a bit clattery. The menu looks pretty standard but the food is home-cooked, fresh and often innovative. Recommend!!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Kay327
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

We had a weekend break at the Boathouse, staying Friday & Saturday night, which was a lovely surprise for me that was organised by my partner. The staff were very welcoming and friendly upon arrival and we were showed to our room upstairs. The room was spacious, clean, bright, well appointed and had a sea view. The bathroom was large, with bath and separate shower. We ate both evenings at the Boathouse and chose from the Specials menu board. The food was locally sourced, well presented and tasted lovely. There was also a good selection of wine to accompany our meals. Our server was very attentive and very friendly. We also had breakfast on both mornings and we weren't disappointed. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend for a short stay and/or evening meal with friends and family.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ade_Loz
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

The Boat House provides very comfortable accommodation with great views across The Solent in a handy position for accessing Seaview and for touring the island.
The included breakfast is good and having seen how large the full English breakfast was were able to pick and choose what we wanted.
Choice of places to eat in and around Seaview were limited and it was convenient to eat at The Boat House, the choice and quality of the meals was satisfactory but perhaps not quite as enjoyable as hoped.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank 18beacon
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Reviewed 1 November 2013 via mobile

We stayed for one night, had booked two rooms, the first one had an odd smell about it, but other than that it was pleasant enough, we paid a little more for a superior double but to be quite honest couldn't tell you what made it superior from the other room. A few small things, some May Ben say petty but at £110 a night, a very wobbly toilet handle and the complementary drinks tray only had one biscuit on one of the saucers, but like I say- petty issues really! Had a great nights sleep, enjoyed hearing the sea and looking out to see the ships coming into Portsmouth or Southampton (bad geography). The breakfast was fine, a basic selection but again, we enjoyed it. Would I stay again- yes I probably would!!

Stayed: October 2013
Thank MissTechnology
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

Over salted, over cooked, over priced.......says it all.
Had high hopes for this restaurants food but was left disappointed and thoroughly ripped of by the high price and poor quality of the food.
The dishes were over salted.
The starter was so salty that on refection I should have sent it back but I didn't want to embarrass other guests.
The main course fish dish was dry and did not appear freshly cooked. It looked most unappetising placed alone on the plate with two shrivelled slices of chorizo on top of the fish and there were no vegetables, just a few potatoes as a side dish.
At the end of the meal I was dying of thirst even though I had drunk half a jug of water.
I wont be going back.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Secret-Chocaholic
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

After a lovely walk from Seaview we had lunch at the Boathouse. Being Saturday it was very busy.The food (especially the seafood) was excellent. We shared a platter which was beautifully presented. The restaurant had a lovely atmosphere and the staff were very friendly. My only comment would be that they ran out of all the seafood by 1pm, I would have been very disappointed if that happened to us.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Gill B
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Additional Information about The Boat House

Address: Springvale Road, Seaview PO34 5AW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Seaview
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Seaview
Price Range: £69 - £128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Boat House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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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