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8.8

Excellent

285 reviews

285 reviews

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Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
The Portland 670 m
Northwood Park 1.4 km
Kendalls Fine Art 1.8 km
Shorelines of Cowes 1.8 km
Live Like This 1.8 km
Cowes Ale House 1.8 km
The Fountain Inn 1.8 km
The Anchor 1.8 km
The Coast Bar & Dining Room 1.8 km
Sir Max Aitken Museum 1.8 km

The Woodvale

1 Princes Esplanade, Cowes West and Gurnard, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom, PO31 8LE - See map

Conveniently situated in the Cowes West and Gurnard part of Isle of Wight, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. This 4-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Bar

Garden

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Contactless check-in/out

Game room

Bar

Restaurants

Wi-Fi in public areas

Family room

Value for money8.2
Location rating9.3

Rooms available at The Woodvale

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.9

Standard Family Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 double bed
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Double Room with Garden View
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Garden View Room
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at The Woodvale?

    Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

    How do I get to The Woodvale?

    For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Woodvale has a car park that's close to the inn. Parking is free for guests.

    What is the smoking policy at The Woodvale?

    The Woodvale does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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    Overall rating:

    8.8

    Excellent
    285 reviews
    Cleanliness
    9.0
    Facilities
    8.5
    Location
    9.3
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    More about The Woodvale

    More about The Woodvale

    With beautiful sea views from the esplanade in Cowes, The Woodvale provides stylish accommodation on the Isle of Wight’s northern coast. With a bar and restaurant offering fine dining, this hotel serves a full English breakfast and provides free Wi-Fi. Each room has an en suite bath or shower, with hairdryer and complementary toiletries. There is a flat-screen TV, iPod dock and tea and coffee facilities in all rooms at The Woodvale. A traditional English breakfast is served in the Solent Suite restaurant each morning. There is an extensive dinner menu and wine list, and an outdoor terrace with barbecue offers al fresco dining in warmer months. The Woodvale is a 7-minute drive from Cowes Maritime Museum, and Queen Victoria’s former home, Osborne House, is just across the River Medina. Newport, the island’s largest town, is a 12-minute drive away.

    Amenities and facilities
    Excellent
    Facilities

    8.5

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • French

    Internet access

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Internet services
    • Wi-Fi in public areas

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Game room
    • Garden
    • On-site entertainment

    Cleanliness and safety

    • Cashless payment service
    • First aid kit
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    • Temperature check for guests and staff

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • Alternative meal arrangement
    • Bar
    • Restaurants

    Services and conveniences

    • Contactless check-in/out
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Elevator
    • Heating in public area
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area
    • Terrace

    For the kids

    • Family room
    • Kids meal

    Land sports

    • Golf course (within 3 km)

    Access

    • Fire extinguisher
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Pets allowed
    • Safety/security feature
    • Security [24-hour]
    • Smoke alarms

    Getting around

    • Car park [free of charge]
    • Car park [nearby]
    Food and dining
    Restaurants on site

    Restaurant

    • Menu: Buffet
    Location
    1 Princes Esplanade, Cowes West and Gurnard, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom, PO31 8LE
    Exceptional
    Location

    9.3

    Property policies
    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    All children are welcome.

    Others
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from15:00
    • Check-in until23:00
    • Check-out from07:00
    • Check-out until10:30

    Reviews of The Woodvale from real guests

    Verified reviews provided by Booking
    8.8
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    10
    Excellent
    Cleanliness9.0
    Facilities8.5
    Location9.3
    Room comfort and quality8.9
    Service9.3
    Value for money8.2
    High score for Isle of Wight
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    9+ Exceptional (54)
    8-9 Excellent (59)
    7-8 Very Good (32)
    6-7 Good (24)
    <6 Below Expectation (14)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Vanessa
    Family with young children

    Exceptional”

    Stunning location. Room was really clean and comfortable and all the staff were really friendly. The cooked breakfast was really hot and freshly cooked and not greasy at all.
    Just a very minor thing- the breakfast was top quality but having ketchup in sachets I think cheapened it which was a shame. I think with the standard of breakfast being so high quality it would be better having bottles of sauce.
    Reviewed August 26, 2022

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    7.0
    Very good
    Jaime
    Couple

    Great room and excellent breakfasts!”

    excellent location for walking into cowes
    Reviewed August 25, 2022

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    9.0
    Exceptional
    Karen
    Family with young children

    Superb”

    Very clean staff friendly
    Reviewed August 25, 2022

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    4.0
    Stephanie
    Couple

    36 steps, some narrow. dangerous. Nathan tried to change our hotel but all full.”

    location Nathan tried to help us
    definitely not suitable with people with mobility problems
    Reviewed August 25, 2022

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    9.0
    Exceptional
    James
    Couple

    Very comfortable accommodation.”

    Very spacious and comfortable room. Good breakfast cooked to order.
    Nothing
    Reviewed August 22, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    John
    Couple

    Comfortable and relaxing.”

    The room was immaculately clean and spacious with a lovely sea view from both our room and the breakfast room.
    Nothing
    Reviewed August 20, 2022

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Valerie
    Couple

    Very good”

    Stairs to the bedrooms were very challenging, very steep making it difficult for 80 years olds. But staff willingly assisted with luggage.
    Reviewed August 15, 2022

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    7.0
    Very good
    Stephen
    Couple

    Much to like, and much that disappointed. Potential high with investment.”

    Breakfast was good. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The location was great. Bar and restaurant were very nice; the service and food good quality.
    The hotel had no AC in the room, only a fan - uncomfortable at best. The bed was very soft. The room was cramped, the stairs very tight and steep, and the toilet took several plunges to flush
    Reviewed August 12, 2022

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    7.0
    Very good
    Jo
    Family with young children

    content”

    the view and proximity to the beach was beautiful
    my rooms was not next to one another my two daughters were down the corridor.
    Reviewed August 12, 2022

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    9.0
    Exceptional
    Alan
    Couple

    Great location for pub food and views over the Solent”

    Great location. Enjoyed watching the sunset from the terrace outside the bar. Staff were excellent. We were well looked after and enjoyed the food both for dinner and breakfast.
    Not a major issue but it felt more like a pub with rooms. We were expecting a smarter hotel. This was based on the booking.com description and the price. Having said that we had a great night and would happily return.
    Reviewed August 04, 2022

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    6.0
    Johnathan
    Business traveler

    Lovely hotel and we have been staying here for over 10 years, hopefully better next visit.”

    Comfy rooms and a lovely location.
    Breakfast was from 7am onward but on 2 occasions the breakfast room was locked and staff didn&#39;t even arrive until after us at 7am, This was more of a problem on the last day due to having a ferry booked for 8:30am, which made making it to the ferry terminal extremely tight. We were also charged for food from another room on our last night and felt like we had to prove we didn&#39;t eat there as they wanted to check with the member of staff who was serving.
    Reviewed August 02, 2022

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    4.0
    Bruno
    Couple

    outmoded hotel”

    By the sea.
    no air conditioning on a hot day with windows which could not be opened.
    Reviewed July 30, 2022

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Tina
    Group

    Pleasant hotel with very friendly service.”

    Good location. Rooms freshly and attractively decorated. Good bathrooms. Generous hospitality trays. Excellent housekeeping. Convenient to have the pub downstairs for food and drink. Breakfast served in the quiet function room with lovely views.
    Bit of a climb to the rooms in the top floor. One of our party slipped on the stair carpet and twisted an ankle. One room much smaller than the other with no sea view, but no price difference, which other hotels might offer. Breakfast menu might usefully include options other than full English (with veggie&#47;vegan options)- it seemed on our last morning that these were available but we were not aware.
    Reviewed July 27, 2022

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    9.0
    Exceptional
    Jon
    Group

    Good choice for a holiday in Cowes”

    Good location with views over the Solent. Light and airy rooms, clean and well appointed. Attentive and helpful staff. Good food in the restaurant.
    Breakfast choice was limited to full English, limited choice of cerials and no fruit or pastry options. Entrance to the accommodation area tired and good do with a facelift
    Reviewed July 26, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Nicola
    Couple

    very relaxed”

    perfect location, great views and very quiet
    Reviewed July 25, 2022

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Celia
    Couple

    Good for short stay. Great location, friendly staff and lovely breakfast.”

    Brilliant location
    Essentially above a pub. Quite a lot of stairs - fine for us but others may struggle. Didn’t pick that up from the entry.
    Reviewed July 15, 2022

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    9.0
    Exceptional
    Barbara
    Couple

    I think I’ve said it all.”

    The breakfast was very good,and all the staff we met were very nice.I personally as an OAP didn’t like all the stairs,but it got me fitter.I don’t think it would be suitable for people with mobility problems.
    Apart from the many stairs we couldn’t find fault.The only problem we had was the parking early evening,which we know was not the fault of the Woodvale.Other than that we had a great stay.The weather was also perfect to top it off.
    Reviewed July 14, 2022

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Robin
    Couple

    A lovely place to stay and explore the Isle of wight”

    The Woodvale staff were excellent. The room was clean and comfortable. The breakfasts were huge! Gurnard is a little way out of Cowes with not much in the way of other facilities, but those are only a short drive away.
    Reviewed July 06, 2022

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    7.0
    Very good
    Tim
    Group

    Fine”

    The two members of staff who we interacted with were extremely helpful and cheerful. Could not have done better. The view from the breakfst room was fantastic
    Tried to contact the hotel prior to stay two emails and one voice messge all ignored. I thought it was overpriced.
    Reviewed July 05, 2022

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    5.0
    Virginia
    Couple

    Disappointing and wouldn’t return.”

    Very clean bedroom&#47;bathroom and a lovely view from our room.
    Only five bedrooms on the top floor with very limited access for those with mobility issues. Sockets concentrated in one corner of the room. Only parking was on the street. Very dated decor. Can’t be described as a boutique hotel. Breakfast had limited choices-no yoghurt available for example. Very disappointing.
    Reviewed June 30, 2022

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