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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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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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Reviewed 24 September 2016

I visited IOW for the first time last year and had a lovely time staying at the Rowborough. I have just returned from my second visit and as expected it was just as great as the last time I was here. Michelle, Caroline and Brian are the most hospitable and friendly hosts. I was put back in the same room...

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

Thank you Lorna for writing us yet another wonderful review. We were delighted that you decided to visit us again and even more so that you enjoyed the Island and your stay once more. We get great pleasure in welcoming back returning guests as it makes us feel that we are doing things right! We look forward to seeing you...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...

Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Chanced upon this hotel via trip advisor and what a gem it was. Hotel is spotlessly clean and serves a fabulous breakfast. The hosts are very friendly and helpful. We will definitely return and thoroughly recommend.

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

Thank you Anne for writing us this highly complimentary review. We are delighted that you found us on Trip Advisor and enjoyed all the comforts our hotel has to offer. We pride ourselves on our personal & friendly service and look forward to a return visit from you next year. Kind Regards to you and your family from Michelle, Caroline...

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Spent a long weekend at the Rowborough Hotel in October. A lovely welcome from Michelle, caroline and Brian, nothing was too much trouble. Our room and en-suite was clean and spotless. Breakfasts were most enjoyable and set us up for the rest of the day, brilliant. There was a very friendly atmosphere and will definitely be going back there again.

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

Thank you so much for writing us this lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to another visit from you in the not so distant future. Best Wishes from Michelle, Caroline & Brian.

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We have stayed at the Rowborough before and we were looking forward to seeing Michelle, Caroline and Brian again. Our stay was as perfect as it was last time. I cannot say one bad word about our stay as it is like home from home and for us it is the best hotel we have stayed in and we have...

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

Thank you Allen for a lovely review once more, high praise indeed! It was our pleasure to have you both stay with us again and we look forward to you visiting again next year. Best Wishes to you both from Michelle, Caroline & Brian.

Yapton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2016

From the moment we arrived every thing was first class. the room spotless the house is clean fresh. Michelle and Caroline are fantastic hosts Brian is a floating white coat some times seen in the evening . We had the half board option for two of our four nights and the food was lovely. Breakfast is great and Caroline seems...

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

Thank you for your extremely complimentary review. We are delighted that you enjoyed our hospitality and felt everything was 'First Class'. We look forward to welcoming you both back in the future. Kind Regards to your both from Michelle, Caroline & Brian.

Shropshire
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Spotlessly clean, everything to hand, lovely room, The Rowborough was absolutely perfect for our short stay in Shanklin. What really sets this charming small hotel apart is the care that Michelle and Caroline (we never met the mysterious Brian) put into making sure all the guests have a great stay. Nothing is too much trouble and they really go the...

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

Many Thanks for this wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your weekend on the island and it was our pleasure to look after you. We hope to meet you again in the future. Best Wishes from Michelle, Caroline & Brian. (he does exist)!!

Rayleigh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016

very pleasant atmosphere excellent en suite room. I will definitely stay again next year. There are 3 choices for each meal and food is excellent it is about 5 minutes walk from the railway station. it is quite close to a bus stop

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

Thank you Paul for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday with us and look forward to welcoming you back next year. Kind Regards from Michelle, Caroline & Brian.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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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, UK
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Shanklin
#2 Family Hotel in Shanklin
#2 Luxury Hotel in Shanklin
#2 Romantic Hotel in Shanklin
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