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Chorley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

My husband and I have just returned from a brilliant weekend in the Isle of Wight. We booked with Red Funnel ferries where I managed to find a gem of a B&B called the Rowborough Hotel in Shanklin. On arrival we were greeted by Caroline who was immediately friendly, genuine and welcoming. Michelle then joined us for a quick chat...

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Michelle T, Owner at Rowborough Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gill & Steve, Thank you for writing us this lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your first trip to the Island and we hope it will not be the last! We are so pleased you feel able to recommend us so highly and that you were happy with the hospitality you received. We look forward to welcoming...

London, United Kingdom
HOTEL’S FAVOURITE REVIEW
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is definitely one of the best small hotels I have ever stayed in. Its spotlessly clean, the owners (Michelle, Caroline & Brian) are friendly and welcoming. The breakfast is high quality, the rooms are bright and clean, beds very comfortable and rooms well stocked, overall the complete package. And its good value as well! Planning another trip later in...

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Michelle T, Owner at Rowborough Hotel, responded to this review

Praise indeed James, thank you very much! At The Rowborough we strive to offer all our guests 5 star quality and service but without the 5 star price tag and we are delighted that you found this to be so. The best recommendation for us is when our guests want to return, so we look forward to seeing you again...

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided on this hotel ater reading the reviews on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. The hotel was spotlessly clean and the food of a high quality. Breakfasts were cooked to our individual preferences and we ate in for 2 evening meals, but wished that we had booked more. The owners are very friendly and attentive and the chef...

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Michelle T, Owner at Rowborough Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lyn & Family, Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are delighted that you found other people's experiences of our hotel that you read on Trip Advisor to be true and that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. We are always pleased when our guests leave feeling that they are able to recommend us...

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great stay at the Rowborough hotel, Michelle & Caroline made us feel very welcome. We had a lovely sized room very clean beds very comfortable. Fantastic breakfast every morning ( especially Michelle's poached eggs ) Caroline would give us great tips on where to go on the island after breakfast, which was very helpful. If I go back to the...

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Michelle T, Owner at Rowborough Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing us such a glowing review. It was our pleasure to have you and your family here and we are delighted that you enjoy our hospitality and the Island. We hope you will return to the Island again one day where we will be pleased to see you again at The Rowborough. Hope you have...

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, young son and I really enjoyed a 5 night Easter break in the Isle of Wight at the Rowborough. Located in Shanklin, the hotel is ideally positioned to travel around the island and is within walking distance to all local amenities and beaches. The hosts are very welcoming, knowledgeable and cook a great breakfast - they really made...

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Michelle T, Owner at Rowborough Hotel, responded to this review

Many Thanks for writing us your first review. We are delighted that you felt 'at home' with us and feel able to recommend us so highly. The Rowborough as you say is well located in Shanklin and we are pleased that you were able to find your way around so easily. We hope we will see you again in the...

Eastleigh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having stayed there twice a year since my last review in 2014 we have got to know it well. Michelle, Caroline and Brian always look after us very well, the food is always to our taste, and we always stay half board. Roborough has never been less than spotless, and the rooms that we have stayed in have all been...

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Michelle T, Owner at Rowborough Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much Alan for writing us a second review. It is always a pleasure to have you both here and we are delighted that you feel able to recommend us so highly. There is nothing better than having returning guests year on year telling you that you are still doing a good job! We always enjoy your visits...

Amersham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mum, daughters and I have just returned from a fantastic trip to the Isle of Wight, made all the more special by the wonderful hospitality shown by Michelle, Caroline and Brian. They were welcoming from the moment we set foot in The Rowborough, to the moment we left. Breakfast was outstanding and set us up for the day. Lovely...

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Michelle T, Owner at Rowborough Hotel, responded to this review

Many Thanks Michelle for such a glowing review. It really was our pleasure to have you and your family stay with us and we are delighted that you felt 'looked after'. We have the perfect location for exploring the Island and we are glad that you had a good experience of that and enjoyed all the Island has to offer....

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owners (Caroline, Michelle and Brian) were friendly and welcoming and made us feel at home. They were very knowledgeable and have suggested us a few great places to visit and to eat on the island. Our full English breakfast was delicious, plentiful and beautifully presented. My daughter's eggs and toast was done in perfection and was presented in such...

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Michelle T, Owner at Rowborough Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Letitia for writing us this very complimentary review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time on the Island and felt comfortable with us. It was our pleasure to meet you and your family and we hope it will not be too long before we see you again. Best Wishes to you all from Michelle, Caroline & Brian.

Twickenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Caroline and Michelle went out of their way to make us feel welcome and well looked after during our stay, nothing was too much trouble. Our room was clean and comfortable. Good choice at breakfast including a good full English. We were given excellent suggestions for eating out in Shanklin and also local places to visit which we would never...

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Michelle T, Owner at Rowborough Hotel, responded to this review

Many Thanks for writing us a review particularly as we noted it was your first one. We are delighted that you enjoyed your first trip to the Island and had a comfortable stay with us.There is so much to see and do on the island that we hope you will re-visit us in the not too distant future to see...

Reviewed 7 March 2017

Made to feel very welcome by Michelle, Caroline and Brian - nothing was too much trouble. Our rooms were clean, very comfortable and suited all our needs. Breakfast was freshly cooked to order by Michelle and Caroline always made sure we had enough tea, coffee, toast and juice. The hotel itself is in a good location - a short walk...

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Michelle T, Owner at Rowborough Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Jackie for this wonderful review and recommendation. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and even more so that you are already planning to re-visit us later in the year. The Rowborough prides itself on its 'home from home' atmosphere, good service and immaculate housekeeping so we are always pleased when our guests are happy...

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Caroline, Michelle & Brian look forward to welcoming you to their hotel. The Rowborough built in 1873, is an imposing Victorian house set in beautiful gardens on the corner of Arthurs Hill and Wilton Park Road in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight. All 9 guest bedrooms are en-suite and offer modern facilities and comfort. The conservatory, guest lounge, bar and dining room are well maintained, tastefully furnished and this has attributed to its AA 4 star Silver award rating. The hotel is well located to the Island's main attractions as well as local bus and train links to the mainland.Family run and reasonably priced, The Rowborough offers first class service and hospitality in a 'home from home' environment. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rowborough Hotel

Address: 32 Arthurs Hill, Shanklin PO37 6EX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Price Range: $45 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rowborough Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Rowborough Hotel Shanklin, Isle Of Wight
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Shanklin
#2 Romantic Hotel in Shanklin
#2 Luxury Hotel in Shanklin
#2 Family Hotel in Shanklin
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