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The Holmwood
"The Hotel is situated in a good position with nice views over the solent with its many comings and goings of various sea going vessels. We were ..." More

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The name of Cowes is synonymous with sailing, and it never disappoints the thousands who come to absorb this past and present tradition. The town, at the island's north peak, is divided into facing parts by the estuary of the river Medina. West Cowes is the bigger and busier destination: it's at the centre of the action during the world-famous Cowes Week, held annually in August, and the many other yachting and powerboat events happening over the season. This is also the home, in Cowes Castle, of the Royal Yacht Squadron, one of the world's most elite sailing clubs. West Cowes boasts a fabulous marina and a striking town centre recalling an era when Cowes Week was faithfully attended by royals and high-society glitterati. Local attractions such as the Cowes Maritime Museum and the Sir Max Aitken Museum detail a great, seafaring history, while the Military Museum illuminates the island's wartime experience. Alternatively, families enjoy mini-golf, tennis and leisurely strolls in the leafy Northwood Park. For walkers, the coastal road to Gurnard is recommended. And a trip to East Cowes by chain ferry takes visitors to Norris Castle and Osborne House, Queen Victoria's principal residence after Prince Albert died.

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New Holmwood Hotel (0.05 miles)

New Holmwood Hotel

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Situated on the waters edge, providing unrivalled panoramic views of The Solent. Highest standards of decor, comfort and food. Outdoor heated pool and spa bath (summer only). Full ... More | visit website

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Villa Rothsay Hotel (0.07 miles)

Villa Rothsay Hotel
One of the finest hotels in Cowes and the Isle of Wight. This historic Victorian Sailing Villa, frequented and named by King Edward VII, now turned Country House Hotel overlooks the Solent in the heart of the ... More | visit website
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The Union Inn (0.50 miles)

The Union Inn

The Union Inn is the first pub you come to on your way into town from Cowes seafront, it is just a short walk from the Red Funnel Hi-Speed passenger terminal in West Cowes. Ideally ... More | visit website

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Fountain Inn (0.58 miles)

Fountain Inn

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The Fountain Inn overlooks the River Medina, and has beautiful harbour views from its heated patio. Enjoy fresh bar food, free Wi-Fi, a good breakfast and comfy en suite rooms. The traditional ... More

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The Caledon Guest House (0.76 miles)

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A friendly bed and breakfast in central Cowes offering clean, comfortable accommodation and tasty, filling breakfasts.RoomsWe have 7 rooms: 3 singles, 2 doubles, 1 twin and 1 family room (1 ... More

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Windward House (0.78 miles)

Windward House
Windward House is a large detached late Victorian house situated on one of the main bus routes between West Cowes and Newport. The Chain Ferry, to East Cowes (Osborne House and Whippingham) and the Red ... More
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Premier Inn Isle of Wight Newport (4.24 miles)

Premier Inn Isle of Wight Newport
For shops and local amenities Newport city centre is only 1 mile away. Our Isle Of Wight (Newport) Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in every room and an onsite Table Table restaurant ... More | visit website
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Creek Gardens (4.48 miles)

Creek Gardens
Enjoy a holiday of a lifetime at one of the Isle of Wight’s premier resorts. Our luxury villas and apartments enjoy a waterside location and all the facilities you would expect from a premier resort. ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Newport Isle of Wight (4.57 miles)

Travelodge Newport Isle of Wight is located in the heart of Newport, which is an ideal location for business and leisure travellers who need quick and easy access to the town centre and its surrounding ... More | visit website

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Braunstone House (4.61 miles)

Braunstone House
Braunstone House Hotel is located in Newport, the capital town of the Isle of Wight. An elegant Georgian building restored to many of it's original features including oak panelled bedrooms, secluded walled garden and fine ... More | visit website

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