The Rowborough

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32 Arthurs Hill
Isle Of Wight
PO37 6EX

Tel: 01983 866072

The Rowborough - Bed & Breakfast, Isle of Wight

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5 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2020
  • Travelers Choice Best of Best
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Recent Reviews:

  • Lynne B
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom
    All covid precautions taken
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 18th October 2020
    I have just come back from a very enjoyable mid week break on the Isle of Wight. Michelle and Caroline have put a lot of thought and work into keeping everyone in the hotel covid safe while still... Read full review
  • mickstrips
    Letchworth, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Our weekend away
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 19th October 2020
    A massive thank you to Michelle and Caroline for looking after us for our much needed long weekend on the island. The hotel is spotlessly clean and tidy, the room was spacious and very comfortable... Read full review
  • SophiaWoz
    Weekend stay, very attentive hosts
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 25th October 2020
    Michell and Caroline were wonderfully attentive hosts. The breakfasts were delicious and the whole hotel had very thorough Covid procedures in place. Well placed for a short walk down to the sea... 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 - Due to Covid 19 the Bar will only be available at Dinner Times with drinks available for collection only
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Full liquor licence - Full Bar serving wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks. Due to Covid 19 open to service Dinner only
  • Half board supplement (£) - 3 course meal with Tea/Coffee and chocolates. Available on an ad-hoc basis subject to availability, supplement apply
  • Serve breakfast - Due to Covid 19 restrictions all breakfast will be table served with no Buffet service.
  • 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 10 years. No babies or Infants
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome - Minimum age 10 years. No babies or Infants accepted

COVID-19 Response

  • 24-hour minimum vacancy between guests
  • 2m distancing in place
  • Advance booking essential
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Capacity limit - 65% occupancy
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Online booking possible
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Socially distanced spaced seating

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 £7.00 applicable.
  • Dogs welcome - Small dogs only by prior arrangement in a limited number of rooms. £5.00 daily charge applicable.
  • Ferry discount available - Preferred car ferry 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 - Designated Smoking Area. Social Distancing measures in place
  • LGBT Friendly
  • Licensed for alcohol - Residents only during Dinner only whilst Covid 19 is prevalent
  • 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. £7.00 daily charge.
  • Pets accepted by arrangement - Small dogs only in a limited number of rooms. £7.00 daily charge applicable.
  • Prior Booking Recommended - Non refundable deposit required at time of booking. Full payment required if booking less than 30 days prior to arrival.
  • Radio in lounge
  • Residents lounge open all day - During Covid 19 social distancing observed. One room / family group at a time
  • Separate guests' lounge - Social Distancing needs to be observed. One room / family group at a time
  • Smokers welcome - No smoking except for in the designated smoking area 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 site parking - Residential area. No restrictions for parking on the street.
  • 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.

Payment Methods

  • Cash Accepted
  • MasterCard - No credit card charges
  • MasterCard accepted - No credit card charges
  • 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 Designated area in the Garden 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. No pets allowed
  • 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 in all bedrooms - Currently on request during Covid 19
  • 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 - Minimum 3 night stays. 2 nights in Low Season
  • 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 Gold Stars Guest Accommodation
4 AA Gold Stars Guest Accommodation


  • 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 Discount Available Ferry Discount Available 2020
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice award Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice award 2020
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -TripAdvisor Hall of Fame - 2019 TripAdvisor Hall of Fame - 2019 2019
  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2021
  • AA Awards -AA COVID Confident Scheme AA COVID Confident Scheme 2021
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Best of the Best Award - 2020 TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Best of the Best Award - 2020 2020

Opening Times

Opening (17 May 2021 - 31 Oct 2021)
Closed (31 Oct 2021 - 14 Mar 2022)

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