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“English Style. Lots of history.”

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Best Western New Holmwood Hotel
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Cowes
Certificate of Excellence
Reading, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“English Style. Lots of history.”
Reviewed March 21, 2014

Lots of history in this hotel fully explained in the information book in the room. Interesting. I had a sea view room which was very comfortable and large. The style of this hotel is very English which is refreshing and made for a relaxing stay. Dining is a great experience both in the evening and morning with lots of food choice especially for a vegetarian like me. No problems. The staff were all brilliant and nice people. Check in and check out was simple and easy and the car park on site is secure. Most of my trips to the Island are for business and this hotel is a perfect place for me to base my activities and I will be booking again. Thanks to all the staff.

Room Tip: Room 10 is a limited sea facing room but large and comfortable. Bathroom is fine. Wi-Fi reception in...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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New Holmwood C, Reception at Best Western New Holmwood Hotel, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Thank you for your kind review. The building itself has been used for many different purposes over the years, so we too think that the history in the information book is interesting.

We like to cater for all dietary requirements and are delighted that yours were met.

We hope to welcome you back on your next trip.

Kind Regards
Team Holmwood
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Oundle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

Clean, comfortable rooms (some with sea views) and a great location on the seafront make the New Holmwood a good place to stay on the Isle of Wight. Staff are friendly and helpful and Cowes is only a short walk away. The restaurant is a real bonus, offering a la carte and fixed price menus and serving good quality food at a reasonable price. Some may find the hotel a little old fashioned, but it's a lovely place to stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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New Holmwood C, Reception at Best Western New Holmwood Hotel, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Thank you for your kind review. We count ourselves very lucky to have the location that we have and never get bored of the ever changing view of the Solent and the short walk into town is a bonus.

Thank you for your lovely comments on the restaurant, which we have passed on to the team who are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

We called in for a morning coffee and thought we stay a night. Well im glad we did ,lovely room with sea view. Good Breakfast. Have stayed before but this time had a fab room. Will be staying again im sure !

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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New Holmwood C, Reception at Best Western New Holmwood Hotel, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Thank you for your kind review. we are pleased that you decided to stay for longer than a cup of coffee and that you enjoyed your visit.

We hope to see you next time you visit the island.

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Lincoln, England
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

This was my third visit to stay at this Hotel - we were here for my Dad's 80th Birthday celebration which was on Sunday Lunchtime.

The staff were all extremely welcoming - particularly the restaurant manager who went out of her way to make sure everything ran smoothly and all the details were just right.

The bedroom was very comfortable and the bathroom had a tub, which was lovely to relax in as so many hotels are getting rid of these in favour of showers only to save on costs.

The room tea & coffee making facilities were very generously stocked with quality items, and there was a complimentary bottle of mineral water each left for us each day near our bed which was a lovely touch.

Breakfast was in the restaurant with wonderful views over the Solent where ships and cruise liners can be view gracefully gliding past.

The restaurant offers fantastic dining, and my father's 80th had 25 guests for the Sunday Carvery which was exceptional value given the location and the quality of the food. There is also a very sensibly priced list of bar/lounge foods on offer which was also of extremely high quality, and we enjoyed this during the evening.

For the quality of the room and the high level of service, I believe this Hotel offers outstanding value for money, I am sure we will be there again :)

One final point worth mentioning, they welcome "well behaved" dogs - again this was very helpful to us in making our plans to visit the Island - meaning we could bring our Cocker Spaniel into the Hotel after enjoying her walks on the promenade. Her time was split between us and my father who lives in Cowes - but it's great to know we can have the option of her staying in the Hotel!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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New Holmwood C, Reception at Best Western New Holmwood Hotel, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Thank you very much for your review, we are glad to have played a part in your fathers 80th birthday and have passed on your kind comments to Kathy, the restaurant manager, and her staff.

We are pleased that you enjoy the view as much as us and that you also appreciated the "home comforts" that you have mentioned regarding the bedrooms.

We look forward to seeing you on your fourth visit when you bring the pooch.

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Team Holmwood
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Westminster, Colorado
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

Generally, we spend great time here!! Staff was very helpful. We loved breakfast and the dinner was delicious as well.Rooms:very clean and comfortable with a nice sea view!! we will definitely be back again!

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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New Holmwood C, Reception at Best Western New Holmwood Hotel, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Thank you for your kind review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you on your next trip.

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Property: Best Western New Holmwood Hotel
Address: Queens Road | Egypt Point, Cowes PO31 8BW, England (Formerly Best Western New Holmwood Hotel & Restaurant)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Cowes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Cowes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western New Holmwood Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Best Western New Holmwood Hotel is situated at Egypt Point in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, home to a multitude of world famous yachting events. The hotel offers fantastic panoramic views across the solent from its public areas with the enchanting town of Cowes being only a 15 - 20 minute walk along the waterfront. ... more   less 
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Best Western New Holmwood Hotel And Restaurant
Best Western Cowes
Cowes Best Western
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