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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
    4.5 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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Cowes, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Market Deeping, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I travelled to the Isle of Wight over Easter and there was a variety of accommodation available but my criteria was hotel with a view quiet edge of the town and the best bit it had a proper pub downstairs!!! On arrival very pleasant staff checking in a breeze and the room was like new completely renovated throughout! Bags dropped... More 

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Newport Isle of wight, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We were popping out for a quick lunch with family which included an infant. We were able to find a table with plenty of space so that little one could be taken in still in buggy. The pub was offering an online discount voucher which was gladly accepted and processed by the staff. The gentleman at the bar was pleasant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We held our wedding reception at The Woodvale on the 7th February and we could not fault them in anyway. From the moment we first contacted them they couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. Throughout the whole process nothing was too much trouble. The day was beyond perfect. The room looked completely amazing and we had so many compliments... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Rooms have been refurbished and bathrooms completely re-decorated to a good standard. We had the Sunday night special of room, dinner, b & b with a bottle of wine included. Dinner food was great, hot food on a hot plate with good portions. Steak cooked superb and I had the Sunday roast with "proper" mint sauce. Breakfast next day was... More 

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Brownhills, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We have stayed at the Woodvale twice in the past three weeks. Both visits exceeded our expectations. The rooms are very clean, comfortable and warm, with tea and coffee making facilities. The bathrooms are well equipped with towels and all necessary for our overnight stays. The food was very good. Two of our party had steak which they said was... More 

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