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Solent Hotel and Spa
Solent Hotel and Spa

Rookery Avenue, Fareham PO15 7AJ

3.0 out of 5.0

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 …

£105
New Place
New Place

Shirrell Heath, Southampton SO32 2JY

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Shirrell Heath, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Swanmore Golf Centre and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Wickham Park Golf …

£62
Best Western New Holmwood Hotel
Best Western New Holmwood Hotel

Queens Road Egypt Point, Cowes PO31 8BW

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Cowes, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cowes Beach and Island Sailing Club. Cowes Harbour an …

£90
Fountain Hotel Isle of Wight
Fountain Hotel Isle of Wight

High Street, Cowes PO31 7AW

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated by the sea, this inn is within a 15-minute walk of Island Sailing Club and Cowes Beach. Osborne House is 1.8 mi (2.9 …

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Grand Harbour Hotel
Grand Harbour Hotel

West Quay Road, Southampton SO15 1AG

4.0 out of 5.0

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

£76
Marina Bay Hotel
Marina Bay Hotel

Culver Parade, Sandown PO36 8AT

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Sandown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Dinosaur Isle and Isle of Wight Zoo. Kaleidoscope and Sandown …

£60
ibis Portsmouth Centre
ibis Portsmouth Centre

Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth PO1 2LX

2.0 out of 5.0

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

£31
One Holyrood
One Holyrood

1- 2 Holyrood Street, Newport PO30 5AU

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Newport, this bed & breakfast is within a 5-minute walk of Quay Arts and St. Thomas Church. Seaclose Park and …

£80
Novotel Southampton
Novotel Southampton

1 West Quay Road, Southampton SO15 1RA

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Southampton, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Grosvenor Casino and Southampton Maritime Museum. …

£52
North House
North House

30-32 Sun Hill, Cowes PO31 7HY

4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated in Cowes, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Island Sailing Club and Cowes Harbour. Cowes Beach an …

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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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