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My wife and I and and another couple stayed at Villa Rothsay Hotel for one night, and found it a delightful place. Wonderful Victorian decor, excellent food for both dinner and breakfast, pretty views of The Solent (the body of water separating the Isle of Wight from the mainland), comfortable king-size beds, and very helpful hosts/owners Margaret and Miranda, who...

Thank Nelms
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Me and my Husband have just arrived back from a lovely stay in the Villa Rothsay. The staff are excellent the room and hotel are very quirky. We had the carvery at the hotel last evening which was delicious followed by drinks in the large comfy lounge by the open fire. The breakfast this morning was plentiful. We just couldn't...

Thank Julie L
Hampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Only had the opportunity to spend one night at this small and welcoming hotel - which was a shame. Everything was entirely to my taste and I would recommend it wholeheartedly to anyone who isn't a fan of Scandinavian minimalism in their hotels. It is a lush and indulgent trove of Victoriana (or at least the public rooms are) -...

Thank Diptych
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2017

A warm welcome for our party of five with drinks in the drawing room, and time to relax and enjoy the cosy atmosphere and beautiful seasonal decorations before dinner. The dining room and tables were sumptuously decorated, with plenty of space around the tables so none of that "on top of each other" feeling that is so common in other...

Thank RosieQ66
Ryde, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Superb cuisine, excellent service and a location to match.....a hidden gem which delivers....Our beef was sensational, great food with a real attention to good old fashion service, simply the best meal of 2016....and this is December.....

Thank andy b
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

I have an unexpected night in Cowes and my yacht club is closed week nights in the Winter. The Villa Rothsay presents a step back in time to the period when Edward V11 reigned but with 21st century comfort. Splendid sea views from my triple aspected large warm room with all amenities and a huge comfortable bed with spotless cotton...

Thank PeterJohnston
Dorking, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

A fantastic hotel which maintains its Victorian charm. The owners could not be more helpful and the evening meal was really good. The honesty bar is a welcome touch. We stayed there for friends wedding and it was a great choice. A short walk in to Cowes and very convenient for the Solent. Looking forward to the next opportunity to...

Thank 982jaygatsby
Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We had a lovely time at this hotel for a weekend away. Villa Rothsay is a truly special and unique place, packed with history, artefacts and sailing-related memorabilia. Our meal on the Saturday evening will stay in our memories for a long time. The food was delicious and plentiful. It’s a wonder the table wasn’t groaning with the weight. The...

Thank newpastures2016
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I loved my stay at Villa Rothesay. I was so impressed with the service. They couldn't do enough to make sure my stay was good. Even offering to wash my Lycra shorts after a day's ride ! The English breakfast was excellent and it set me up for a long day's ride. Charming and very comfortable.

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We stayed here for 2 nights while attending a conference. I am amazed at the good reviews this hotel has as our experience was far from good! On arrival we were taken to our room, it was noticed by the receptionist that there were not enough towels ready for us and she did get some more. The view was the...

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Miranda C, Owner at Villa Rothsay Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time reviewing our hotel. I am very concerned about your comments, as you can see, they are not consistent with other reviews (either here on TA or on any other hotel review sites). We are not a run-of-the-mill conference type hotel which some people prefer from a hotel, instead we are unique, quirky and characterful...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
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  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Villa Rothsay Hotel & Restaurant is a characterful & charming boutique hotel located near to the Royal Yacht Squadron at Cowes with commanding views from it's many balconies and reception rooms, across the Solent towards the New Forest.The hotel has long been the choice of sailors and business personalities from around the World to meet their accommodation, dining and hospitality needs, as is evidenced by the huge collection of nautical memorabilia throughout the hotel.The 14 bedrooms are all en-suite and offer all mod-cons including LCD Freeview TVs and complimentary WiFi.The perfect place to 'get away from it all' and a perfect base to explore the magnificent Isle of Wight. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Rothsay Hotel

Address: 29 Baring Road, Cowes PO31 8DF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Cowes
Price Range: RM505 - RM767 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Rothsay Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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