We were both 64, so, in the spirit of fun and romance, we decided we needed to go to the Isle of Wight and rent a cottage if it's not too dear... as the Beatles sang. We went without reservations. As luck would have it, we stumbled upon Albert's Cottage as soon as we drove off of the ferry.
The rooms were nicely filled with antiques... each one is different. The garden setting was nice and quiet when we were there... though they do have facilities for receptions in their Consort Restaurant. We ate in their smaller hotel restaurant and the meals were good for dinner. The service was good too... we were told much of the staff is training for the hotel business... I think they're learning well. Breakfast was nicely presented too.
It is also right next to Osborne House. Apparently Albert bought it as some sort of a little addition for Victoria's guests at one time. Definitely a cottage worth staying at.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Albert Cottage Hotel in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight was once part of Queen Victoria’s Osborne Estate. The Grade II listed building - set in two acres of gardens - is now a stylish ten bedroom hotel and home of the Consort Restaurant, with a fine reputation for its affordable à la carte menu. At Albert Cottage Hotel you can enjoy a relaxing stay, freshly cooked food and explore the beautiful Isle of Wight. The hotel is also an ideal venue for weddings, celebrations, meetings and conferences. Whether visiting for business or pleasure, you're assured a warm welcome. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Albert Cottage Hotel Cowes, Isle Of Wight