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Solent Hotel and Spa
Solent Hotel and Spa
7.9 mi from Cowes
3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (180 reviews)

Located in Whiteley, this spa hotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Titchfield Abbey and within 6 mi (10 km) of Manor Farm Country …

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No Man's Fort
No Man's Fort
8.3 mi from Cowes
3.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (5 reviews)

Situated by the sea, this hotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Spitbank Fort and within 9 mi (15 km) of Portsmouth International Por …

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Ship Leopard Boutique Hotel
Ship Leopard Boutique Hotel
8.5 mi from Cowes
3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Mary Rose Museum and Gunwharf Quays. Spinnaker Tower is 0. …

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Florence House Boutique Hotel
Florence House Boutique Hotel
9.4 mi from Cowes
4.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (35 reviews)

Situated by the ocean, this boutique hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Portsmouth D-Day Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of Gunwharf …

£57
ibis Portsmouth Centre
ibis Portsmouth Centre
9.4 mi from Cowes
2.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (776 reviews)

Located in the heart of Portsmouth, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of University of Portsmouth and Gunwharf Quays. …

£38
Best Western Royal Beach Hotel
Best Western Royal Beach Hotel
9.7 mi from Cowes
3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (254 reviews)

Situated by the sea, this eco-friendly hotel is 0 mi (0 km) from Leisure Island and within 3 mi (5 km) of Gunwharf Quays an …

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Grand Harbour Hotel
Grand Harbour Hotel
10 mi from Cowes
4.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (546 reviews)

Located in the heart of Southampton, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Quays and Southampton Maritime Museum …

£67
Jurys Inn Southampton
Jurys Inn Southampton
10.4 mi from Cowes
3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (908 reviews)

Located in the heart of Southampton, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Southampton Solent University and …

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ibis budget Southampton Centre
ibis budget Southampton Centre
10.5 mi from Cowes
2.5 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (121 reviews)

Situated in Southampton, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Grosvenor Casino and Southampton Maritime Museum. Leisure Worl …

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The Pilgrim Inn
The Pilgrim Inn
10.6 mi from Cowes
4.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (125 reviews)

Located in New Forest, this luxury hotel is 2.6 mi (4.3 km) from Eling Tide Mill and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from New Forest Wildlife …

£69

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Pocket Guide: Cowes

Heading across the sheltered Solent on the ferry, it becomes immediately clear why the Isle of Wight is one of the country's most treasured holiday destinations. Quite apart from its friendly ambience and rich history, the island is home to some breath-taking natural beauty too. For most visitors, the standard is set very high, as they disembark in the popular sailing town of Cowes. Sandwiched between the Solent, the River Medina, and the rest of the island, the entry point of Cowes boasts some of the finest B&B and hotels on the Isle of Wight.

The River Medina

Running along the eastern edge of the town is the River Medina. At its mouth, the river is a lively sight, peppered with pleasure boats, fisherman and regular ferries. As it heads south, to the island's heart at Newport, the river passes through some of the most peaceful, rural spots on the Isle of Wight. Water taxis from Cowes Harbour can take you all the way up, or just across to East Cowes.

The eastern part of town is home to many of the nicest bed and breakfasts. Here, guests can take in the ambience of the river, and can enjoy the sight of the water across the pontoons.

The Picturesque Solent

The northern edge of Cowes provides panoramic views out across the Solent and towards the mainland. The esplanade offers a gentle stroll between the town centre and some of the large, independent hotels on its edge. At the end of the esplanade, visitors will find a small beach, equally great for swimming or watching the races happen just offshore. When the beach gets crowded, there's a fantastic alternative just across the river in East Cowes.

Central Cowes

Visitors who can tear themselves away even momentarily from the waterfront are rewarded with the delights of central Cowes. The pretty, pedestrianised streets are lined with independent shops, cafés and bars, open all year round. Some of the town's most exclusive accommodation is set just back from the centre and waterfront, by Shooters Hill. Expect enchanting maritime names like Yachter's Cottage, Bosun's Retreat and Shipshape.

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