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The Woodvale

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1 Princes Esplanade, Cowes PO31 8LE, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to Cowes for "Round the Island Race". Stayed for two nights at The Woodvale hotel. I made a good choice. Booked three rooms and they were all good size with good size bathrooms, nicely decorated and very clean. Rooms at the front had a lovely view out to sea, as does the breakfast room and the and restaurant. Plenty... More 

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just come back from a meal here. The view over the Solent, watching people out on their boats, is to die for. I can't imagine a much prettier seaside venue for an evening pub meal. The food was good too - I had chicken fajitas and he had gammon steaks. We had a couple of lime and sodas and all... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just stayed for 3 nights at the Woodvale Hotel. Lovely room with a fantastic view. Staff were all very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Good breakfast enjoyed with a lovely view. Will definitely stay again.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have visited The Woodvale a couple of times this month after being recommended it! What a lovely little place! Restaurant very pleasant nice staff & food fantastic. The first time I went I had hunter chicken which is one of my fav dishes! Really nice one of the best I have had. The second time I went I had the... More 

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West Midlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just come home from a long weekend in Cowes we stayed at The Woodvale they have only 5 rooms but made our stay very pleasurable nothing was too much trouble, they are great with children which is always good. The staff are very friendly the rooms are very well maintained and clean, breakfast was a delight over looking... More 

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Cowes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Pick the right weather and watching the sunset over Gurnard bay from the Woodvale will not disappoint. You will however probably have to sit outside or have booked a table. Food is good and menu is varied with traditional pub favourites alongside a few specials. Prices are a little on the high side but the food is good and portions... More 

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Wadena, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I found the accommodation at The Woodvale very quiet and comfortable with an ample English style breakfast. The Woodvale is also a pub with a selection of real ales on tap and a restaurant with an extensive menu. The atmosphere is very welcoming after a long walk around the local Gurnard footpaths and coastal walks along the Solent.

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Cowes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We have eaten here on numerous occasions and always enjoy it, most recently though we had a disappointing visit, not bad just bland, we love the view and love the pub but unless we eat moule frite (which is excellent) we will probably stick to wine on the terrace

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We ate here 3 times in a week while staying nearby. Food was always of very good quality, very good portions and good value. Had the 16oz Jamaican jerk rump steak (special) which was really nice. Steak Pie is exceptional, very large portion and lots of meat. Service was excellent , very quick and friendly. Views from the terrace and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Great stay at The Woodvale - really nice boutique B&B, better than some more expensive hotels I've stayed at. Great rooms that have clearly been well designed and decorated, and with fantastic views. We ate in the restaurant which again, I couldn't find fault with - and with the backdrop of the solent the location really is second to none.... More 

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