The Rowborough

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32 Arthurs Hill
Isle Of Wight
PO37 6EX

Tel: 01983 866072

The Rowborough

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  • Traveler's Choice
  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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Recent Reviews:

  • Philip W
    Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Refreshing Break
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 15th October 2018
    We are grateful to Michelle and Caroline for looking after us so well during our stay on the Isle of Wight. Being catered for morning and evening plus unseasonably good weather added up to a very... Read full review
  • Linda L
    Trip Type:
    Fabulous Experience!
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 6th October 2018
    A hotel stay like no other! The historic property itself is a treat, to say nothing of the amazing amenities... From Caroline’s warm welcoming reception, to Michelle’s world-class culinary skills... Read full review
  • 48SGS
    Lincoln, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    "It's not Fawlty Towers!"
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 6th October 2018
    We have just returned from an energetic 4 day break in the IOW, made all the more memorable by our stay at the Rowborough Hotel. This is one of the cleanest and comfortable places to stay that we... Read full review

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Double en-suite Room£35.00 per person per night (breakfast included)
Family En-suite Room x 4£35.00 per person per night (breakfast included)
Single - private bathroom Room£35.00 per person per night (breakfast included)
Triple En-suite Room£35.00 per person per night (breakfast included)

*Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Early breakfast available - By prior arrangement only. No service before 7am.
  • Full liquor licence - Full Bar serving wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks. Open all day until 11pm.
  • Half board supplement (£)
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve Evening Meal
  • Special diets catered for - Please advise at time of booking
  • Vegans catered for - Please advise at time of booking
  • Vegetarians catered for - Please advise at time of booking

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - Minimum age 5 years. No babies or Infants
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome - Minimum age 5 years. No babies or Infants accepted

Establishment Features

  • Beach / Coast within walking distance - 10 minutes walk or 2 minutes drive
  • Central heating throughout
  • Dogs admitted on a lead - Small dogs only by prior arrangement in a limited number of rooms. Daily charge of £5.00 applicable.
  • Dogs welcome - Small dogs only by prior arrangement in a limited number of rooms. £5.00 daily charge applicable.
  • Ferry inclusive/ferries can be arranged - Preferred rates with Red Funnel and Wight Link. Ask at time of booking. Full payment required.
  • Garden / Grounds for visitors use
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Gay/Lesbian Friendly
  • Ironing facilities - On request. Free of charge
  • Licensed for alcohol - Residents only until 11pm daily.
  • No smoking in dining area
  • Open on bank holidays - No supplements for Bank Holidays.
  • Patio/Terrace for guests use
  • Pets accepted - Small dogs only by prior arrangement in a limited number of rooms. £5.00 daily charge.
  • Pets accepted by arrangement - Small dogs only in a limited number of rooms. £5.00 daily charge applicable.
  • Photocopier - On request. Charges apply
  • Prior Booking Recommended - Non refundable deposit required at time of booking. Full payment required if booking less than 30 days prior to arrival.
  • Residents lounge open all day
  • Separate guests' lounge
  • Smokers welcome - No smoking except for in the gardens
  • Wireless Internet Access - Free throughout the building.

Languages spoken

  • Afrikaans spoken

Leisure Facilities

  • Eating Out Within Walking Distance - 10 minutes walk into village

Parking & Transport

  • Bus stop within walking distance - Number 3 bus stops outside hotel
  • Free parking - on a first come first served basis. 5 spaces available.
  • Off-road parking - Residential area. No permits required. Free of charge
  • On site parking - On a first come first served basis. Spaces for 5 cars only. Residential area no permits or charges applicable.
  • Railway station within walking distance - 5 minutes walk. Courtesy transport available to and from hotel by prior arrangement only.

Payment Methods

  • Cash Accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard - No credit card charges
  • MasterCard accepted - No credit card charges
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa - No credit card charges
  • Visa accepted - No credit card charges

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre - On local bus route and 5 minutes away from Shanklin railway station.. 10 minutes walk into the town or down to the beach.
  • Non smoking establishment - Smoking permitted in the Gardens only.

Room / Unit Features

  • All rooms non-smoking
  • Baths some rooms - Room 4 - Adult only Double. Room 9 Large double, garden facing, minimum stays apply.
  • Colour television in all bedrooms - Flat screen tv with free view and dvd facility
  • Digital TV All Rooms
  • DVD Player in all bedrooms - With the tv
  • Ground floor bedrooms available - One available. Mobility friendly only. No wheelchair accessibility
  • Hairdryer available
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Internet access all rooms - Free WIFI in all Guest rooms.
  • Radio all rooms
  • Radio in all bedrooms - Radio Alarm clock
  • Shaver Point/s
  • Showers all rooms - Two are shower over bath
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms - Tea/ Coffee/ Hot Chocolate and welcome biscuit. Replenished daily.
  • Tea and coffee making all rooms
  • Trouser press some rooms - Room 9 only.

Specialist Features

  • Marketed as gay friendly
  • Short breaks available
  • Walkers Welcome

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From East Cowes ferry, second exit at roundabout onto Well Road, A3021, A3054 to Newport, A3020 to Sandown, A3020 to Shanklin.
From Fishbourne ferry, B3339 (Fishbourne lane), A3054 to Ryde (Esplanade), straight along the Esplanade to the boating lake, follow the road round to the right onto A3055 to Sandown, A3055 to Shanklin.
From Yarmouth ferry, A3054 to Newport, A3020 to Sandown, A3020 to Shanklin.

Public Transport Directions

For bus information please contact Southern Vectis at or +44 0871 200 2233 (bus times) / +44 01983 827000 (head office).


  • 4 AA Silver Stars
4 AA Silver Stars


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence 2018
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -TripAdvisor - Travellers' Choice TripAdvisor - Travellers' Choice 2018
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Ferry Inclusive Accommodation Available Ferry Inclusive Accommodation Available 2018

Opening Times

Opening (5 Mar 2018 - 28 Oct 2018)
Closed (28 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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