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The Union Inn

Watch House Lane, Cowes PO31 7QH, England
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Ranked #13 of 29 Cowes B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Windsor, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am not a fan of the typical British seaside hotel and feel some are in the dark ages, but the Union is better than most and in a fabulous spot with gardens overlooking the Solent. Rooms were fine without being over-priced, though staying on a Saturday requires ear-muffs as there always seems to be something going on in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Stayed here last night when we attended a party in Cowes. The staff at The Union were really friendly, the room was beautifully decortated and clean. The Union is ideally placed to explore Cowes, we can highly recomend it.

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Johannesburg South Africa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Not a good experience. We were only staying one night and unknown to us it was Karaoake night, Sunday. Had we been told we would have looked for alternative accommodation. Loud singing and that is being kind as it was mostly yelling, went on till 23h20 . We were booked in by the bar man, very casual, very small room,... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Stayed on a Monday & Tuesday night, was given a warm welcome over a busy bar was shown to are room and explained how the keys and codes work, room cosy but clean and well decorated,the bed was amazingly comfortable only draw back was the sound of the down stairs door slamming but luckily stopped when the pub shut at... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We stayed at the Union inn for 2 nights over the bank holiday weekend. We arrived around lunchtime on the Saturday and we're told our room would be ready at 1:00, and they stored our bags while we went out for a stroll and some lunch. When we checked in, we went up to our room (number 2, billed on... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights in room 2 which is described as a small double and it certainly is. There is no wardrobe or hanging space just a couple of hooks on the back of the door. We lived out of the suitcase which is fine just for the 2 nights. The bathroom although private is not actually en-suite, it... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I stayed at the Union Inn from 17th until 21st March and again 31st March until the11th of April, on business,with a work colleague. Not in the same room. Long enough to perform poorly in two pub quizzes, and listen to some very good live music. The food is of well above average quality for a pub. No microwaved meals... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Compared to the claims on the web site we had a very disappointing stay. The rooms are fine but every other aspect is disappointing. This is primarily a pub when we stayed we were woken by a party goer knocking on the door in the early hours and the bar was open and noisy until 0200. Best avoided unless on... More

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I went to stay at the Union recently expecting something special. Why did I expect this, well two reasons, firstly the price of £109 per night suggests a high end experience? Secondly,there were several positive reviews on here. On arrival we were 'greeted' by the busy barmaid who was also acting as receptionist.After a perfunctory trip to our room the... More

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Olivia A, Owner at The Union Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to review our bed and breakfast! I must tell you that my staff and I are completely perplexed by some of your comments. Firstly we are a bed and breakfast with rooms above our Olde Worlde Pub, not a hotel. I am yet to go to or hear of a small bed... More

Guildford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

A good English pub with standard pub grub. The bed was lovely and comfortable and the room quiet and clean. The breakfast was lovely and plenty of it! This location is excellent for the centre of Cowes and the sea. The pay & display parking doesn't start charging until 10am which was a lovely surprise. I wouldn't call it a... More

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Address: Watch House Lane, Cowes PO31 7QH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Cowes
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Recently under New Management, with a great vibe and a new menu, the Union Inn is the first pub you come to on your way into town from Cowes seafront. Its just a short walk from the Red Jet passenger terminal in West Cowes. Ideally located in Cowes Old Town it is close to all the Yacht Clubs and in easy walking distance of the Marina.The Union Inn offers 6 newly refurbished, individually themed, en-suite letting rooms all designed and furnished in a boutique style. A haven for yachting enthusiasts, business people and holiday makers and an ideal all-year-round base from which to explore the Isle of Wight.Now re-open after a month long refurbishment the owner and staff are ready to welcome you to the cosy fireside inn, a peaceful retreat particularly during the seasonal hustle and bustle of Cowes’ many yachting regattas.Cowes has been seen as a home for international yacht racing since the founding of the Royal Yacht Squadron in 1815. Cowes comes alive each June for Round The Island Race. The town famously gives its name to the world's oldest regular regatta, Cowes Week, which occurs annually in the first week of August. Later on in the summer, powerboat races are held. ... more   less 
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