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Overview of The Rowborough

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Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets

The Rowborough

4 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Bar
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationShanklin Beach10 min walk
  • Popular LocationShanklin Chine16 min walk
  • Popular LocationSandown Pier4 min drive
  • AirportSouthampton (SOU)108 min drive

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Standard Single Room

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Double Room, Garden View

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Double Room (No children or pets in this room.)

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Double or Twin Room, Ground Floor

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed

Double Room (No children or pets in this room)

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Family Room (Bunkbeds)

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bunk Bed

Family Room (First Floor)

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed

Family Room

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds

Standard Double Room

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area


Located in Shanklin, The Rowborough is near the beach. HMS Victory and Shanklin Theatre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Shanklin and Sandown Golf Club and Browns Golf Course. Sandown Pier and Isle of Wight Zoo are also worth visiting.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Shanklin Beach - 10 min walk
  • Shanklin Chine - 16 min walk
  • Sandown Pier - 4 min drive
  • Shanklin and Sandown Golf Club - 4 min drive
  • Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Shanklin Station - 7 min walk
  • Southampton (SOU) - 100 min drive


  • Dragon Pearl - 5 min walk
  • The Hideaway - 5 min walk
  • Tumblers Cafe - 7 min walk
  • The Leafy Bean - 10 min walk
  • Jasmine - 10 min walk

About this property

The Rowborough

4-star guesthouse, walk to Shanklin Beach
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. 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 gold award rating as well as being a Travellers Choice winner on Trip Advisor in 2017, 2018 & 2019 and awarded a 'Best of the Best certificate in 2020.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 within a 'home from home' environment. Guests can choose to stay on Bed & Breakfast or Half Board Terms and we are also Pet Friendly so doggy can come too as long as he/she is a small dog no larger than a Westie!Michelle & Caroline look forward to welcoming you soon.
The Rowborough offers 9 forms of accommodation with DVD players and free toiletries. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe, Clean and Legal (Quality in Tourism - UK) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
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Frequently asked questions

Is The Rowborough pet-friendly?
Yes, this guest house allows dogs (limit 1 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 8 kg per pet. There's a fee of GBP 7 per pet, per day.
How much is parking at The Rowborough?
Self-parking is free at this property; nearby parking is also free.
What time is check-in at The Rowborough?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at The Rowborough?
Checkout is at 10:00 AM.
Where is The Rowborough located?
Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Small Hope Beach and Shanklin Beach. Shanklin Theatre and Shanklin Chine are also within 1 mile (2 km). Shanklin Station is 7 minutes by foot and Sandown Lake Station is 16 minutes.