We first visited this site in 2011, and based on that, the site has gone downhill. The windows were cobwebbed inside and out, our smoke alarm hanging from the ceiling, thick dust behind the beds and staff very thin on the ground (I do have photos of the former items). The leisure centre is very well maintained for the private members, seemingly at the expense of holidaymakers like ourselves. My wife stayed at the same site about 6-7 years ago when they still had an onsite shop, cinema and entertainment, and she laments their absence, forcing visitors into the nearby towns of Cowes and Newport for the above. I feel the sites owners have their priorities all wrong, and leaves the accommodations sole use as a base for going elsewhere on the island. One positive - it was cheap to stay at this time of year, probably because next to no-one was staying there!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set within 50 acres of private woodland, a short stroll from the beach and moments from the lively yachting capital of Cowes, Gurnard Pines is the perfect destination for holidays and short breaks. With quality leisure facilities offering plenty of action for all ages, there is plenty of fresh air, freedom and flexibility to relax. Our Bungalows and Lodges nestle in a peaceful countryside setting, complete with a nature trail and quiet spots to relax. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Gurnard Pines Hotel Cowes
- Gurnard Pines Cowes, Isle Of Wight