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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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... More 

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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... More 

Thank 982jaygatsby
Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
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... More 

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
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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... More 

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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... More 

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here whilst visiting Cowes for a yacht race on the Saturday. It's a short walk away from the centre but don't let that put you off. The hotel has great views over the Solent and the staff are brilliant. The hotel is also very pleasantly quirky with an Edwardian yachty feel to it. We had a great room... More 

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Petworth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the Villa Rothsay for a significant birthday for a (the) senior member of our family. The owner and staff bent over backwards to please her and accommodate us as a family!!! The fact that the hotel is very comfortable and exactly to our taste was a massive bonus. The honesty bar is better stocked than most pubs! The... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Where do you start? The hotel called me on the day we were to arrive to ask if they could give us a lift from the ferry. TICK one for super service. Rothsay is an old (late 19th Century) Villa on the hill in West Cowes overlooking the solent. It has a pedestrian exit down to the beach. It is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Upon entering the Villa Rothsay, one is truly transported back into the Victorian era in the most comforting and marvellous way. This grand old lady's staircase creaks, her walls unabashedly proud of a long and glorious association with yachting, famous yachtsmen and all the wonderful romance of Cowes. Pour oneself a stiff gin from the honour bar and take in... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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90 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Villa Rothsay is unique - not only due to the hotel's sailing history. The owner and the team make you feel very welcome from the first moment. Some of the rooms are larger, others are smaller but they all share the typical British flair. Dinner is also quite typical but always delicious and freshly prepared. The hotel has wifi. If... More 

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  • Beachfront
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Free Internet
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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: RM522 - RM670 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Rothsay Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Our room with a balcony was on the top floor and had a wonderful view. but, there is no lift.”
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