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The Woodvale

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have eaten many times at The Woodvale whilst holidaying on the isle of Wight and always had great food and in winter really loved the welcoming open fire blazing in the grate. In August, we decided to stay there with our Canadian Cousins for 2 nights bed and breakfast, as a base to visit Osborne House... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in for Lunch for 2 & sat outside overlooking sea lovely spot. Had 2 crab sandwiches side salad chips and 2 drinks £22.45 expensive but good view and good quality food. No itemised bill which is a shame. The drinks were half draft cider and 1 large draft lemonade which must have been about £4.50

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great accommodation. Food fabulous. Staff efficient and friendly. Views over the sea beautiful.Lots of lovely walks. Great location for exploring the Isle of Wight. Felt relaxed and happy when we left. Thanks to all. We will be back.

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Cowes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had our wedding reception in The Solent Suite yesterday. It is a fantastic venue with excellent staff who go the extra mile to make your day special and go to plan. Kevin and Paula were so helpful in the lead up to the day and couldn't do enough to help us. We couldn't have asked for a better venue... More 

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Thank SarahJaneLyle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

For the sunsets I give the Woodvale a 5 star rating - just go for that alone - especially if the garden is open on a lovely summers day. Other than that it is a pleasant pub often with live music and a quiz night midweek The food is good with something for everyone. Big portions, tasty but not Gastro... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

As I am in an Email, I Emailed ahead to check accessibility, when we arrived we struggled to get up a step (!) with a member of staff leaning on the bar - watching my wife and I struggle - not a good start! We then met our friends and were served a good but not great meal. We were... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

Midweek day trip to the island so looked for a lunchtime meal venue. Searched around the island and found this hotel. We thought is would be overrun with such a marvelous location and view. Booked a table by phone and were surprised how quiet it was. Splendid sea view and what's more a stunning menu. A special occasion so two... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

Our family had dinner here on Saturday evening mid-July and the place was quite busy. All food and drink had to be ordered at the bar, which is always a slight negative for me, but overall the waiting time and service was quite acceptable. I thought the menu was a little restricted and very much slanted towards the holiday maker... More 

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Cowes, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

We really enjoyed the standard of food, and the speed of service was fine, but we were not impressed lately with the attitude of the bar and waiting staff. They just didn't seem interested in us as people. We have felt for a long time that the food is over-priced, given that this restaurant is in desperate need of a... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Decided to pop out for tea... after a hard day at work.warm wellcome.very busy but shown to a free table over by the pool table.the food was yummy small fish nd chips was adiquate and freshly cooked.came promptly and with great service. Ham egg and chips scrummy.... lovely polite staff. Will defernatly be back thankyou.....

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about The Woodvale

Address: 1 Princes Esplanade, Cowes PO31 8LE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Cowes
Price Range: $116 - $143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Woodvale 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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The Woodvale Cowes, Isle Of Wight
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