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Best Western New Holmwood Hotel,  Cowes

4.5/5  - basé sur 328 notations.
Queens Road, Egypt Point, PO31 8BW, Cowes, Great Britain - Voir la carte
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Bénéficiant d'une situation privilégiée au bord de l'eau à Cowes, le Best Western New Holmwood Hotel offre de superbes vues panoramiques du Solent. Nous proposons un haut niveau de qualité, que ce soit pour le choix de la nouvelle décoration, l'ajout de touches finales à nos chambres confortables ou les plats que nous servons dans notre restaurant ! Une voiture de courtoisie réservée à l'avance chez Red Funnel avec service rapide est disponible pour votre escapade. L'hôtel se trouve à 5 kilomètres seulement d'Osborne House, à 19 kilomètres du monument de Tennyson et à proximité des superbes paysages de la mer et de ses bateaux, navires de croisière et yachts. Passez un excellent séjour !

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Best Western New Holmwood Hotel,Cowes
  • 5
    « Absolutely stonking with a good location practically on the beach !!! »

    Stayed here on a working holiday and what a result it was ;) I normally tend to stay in Premier Inns and this was by far better even though i have done reviews on them !!! The staff were exceptional in every way ( Thanks Kathy for your understanding of my food requirements ) The hotel itself is great and well laid out. Parking wasn't too bad at this time of year even though you could park on the seafront for free. The food was overall exceptional, i had the lamb burger for 3 days in a row !!! The WiFi was the best i have ever had in a hotel which was a bonus. The room was great with a sea view which was nice, the en suite bathroom as you would expect was also good and the shower was powerful !!! TV as standard and the bed and quilt were comfy. My only gripe really was the pillow wasn't that comfortable but not worth worrying about. The bar area is nice with a variety of beverages to suit all. Breakfast was also exceptional and you can have anything you want generally. In all i could not recommend this hotel enough AND i do hope to go back one day ;) Keep up the good work ;)

    « Superb Stay »

    When I booked, the hotel staff were more than accommodating. This was a good start. When we arrived at the hotel the staff were extremely welcoming and even though we arrived earlier than the check-in time our room was ready and we were also upgraded, we also had a late check out. The room was of a really good size and very clean. We dont usually eat at the hotels we stay in but did on this occasion. The food at lunch time tasted so fresh and was great! I'm not a lover of hotel breakfasts in the UK as they are usually very much the same and smell the same too if that makes sense! However I have to say that at this hotel the breakfast was absolutely wonderful and tasted home made. All the staff we were in contact with were second to none and really made our stay a pleasure. A big thank you to the hotel.

    « Busness trip to the i.o.w »

    Enjoyed my stay at this hotel. The facilities were very good. Very focused staff keen to offer excellent service. Hotel well presented with a pleasant lounge area and excellent restaurant facilities. The room required better lighting and some aspects were a bit tired. The bathroom fan was loud and took a long time to switch off. Soft-close toilet seat needs replacing.

    « Thoroughly enoyable stay »

    Our first visit to the Isle of Wight, staying three nights, and would recommend this hotel. The first thing to mention is the Staff, they were all excellent. Friendly, helpful and very accommodating. Nothing was a problem for any of them. The hotel's location is great - for being able to walk into Cowes, views over the Solent and access to the Ferry from/to Southampton. The rooms were large and very clean and the bed was huge. Although we didn't have dinner in the hotel, the breakfasts were excellent. Onky downside was that the Wifi was not very fast.

    « short holiday »

    Our first visit to this hotel----after 60 years of hotel stays for business and pleasure have to report this as one of the best experiences. Great room. excellent food and superb service and attention

    « Another wonderful stay »

    We have just got back from a wonderful two night stay at New Holmwood Hotel. We last visited a year ago and had a great time and decided that we would return. From the booking, to our arrival and all during our stay every single member of staff were helpful, friendly and attentive. The Hotel is immaculate, the breakfasts are just blissful and the beds very comfy. Whilst we were there this weekend there was a wedding, and we had been advance warned of this and our room was located away from any disruption. The rooms are well appointed, clean and fresh my only slight whinge is that in the room we had, room 5, the bathroom window had a lacy net curtain to provide some privacy ... a small roller blind would be a huge improvement there. There are beautiful clear views across the Solent from the front of the Hotel and in particular it is very pleasant sitting in the dining room, lounge or on the terrace. You couldn't be much closer to the water unless you were on the beach!! A twenty minute walk takes you into Cowes where there are many shops, bars or coffee shops and yet more waterside views en route. I totally recommend this Hotel for a break. We will be heading back soon!

    « Daughters wedding »

    David and his wife made it a day that we wont forget . a very thoughtful man , nothing was a problem , no matter what time or what we wanted . You wont go wrong with having your special day here , thanks again

    « Very pleasant »

    Friendly staff, clean, good sized room, reasonable (full English) breakfast, convenient location for walking into Cowes. Stayed here several times and would return. Try to get a room with view north overlooking The Solent if possible.

    « Room with a view. »

    A usual pleasant stay with Best Western. Greeted upon arrival by friendly staff who showed me to my small but well appointed double room. I had a side room with a sea view which was nice. The mornings breakfast was the the usual full English with some local produce, with several other options available on request from the friendly staff. Will most certainly stay again.

    « A good nights sleep »

    This hotel overlooks the sea front. On arrival the staff are super friendly, efficient and helpful. The decor feels a bit dated throughout the hotel. However the room is very clean and the bedding is very fresh. Although the bathroom is lovely and spacious it could do with a complete refurb to update it. I can really recommend dining in the restaurant. The A La Carte menu I chose was beautifully cooked and I didn't hear a bad word from anyone. The staff were very attentive. I would definitely stay here again.

  • 4
    « Pleasant hotel with very good food »

    Lovely comfortable hotel, a bit 'old fashioned' in a nice way ( at 62 and 58 we were amongst the younger guests.....) with an excellent restaurant, offering good British cooking with a bit of flair, nicely served, and a beautiful view of the Solent through the huge full height windows. One star knocked off for the ridiculous over-bath shower which was impossible to use without soaking the floor.

    « Room with a view. »

    A usual pleasant stay with Best Western. Greeted upon arrival by friendly staff who showed me to my small but well appointed double room. I had a side room with a sea view which was nice. The mornings breakfast was the the usual full English with some local produce, with several other options available on request from the friendly staff. Will most certainly stay again.

    « An amazing weekend away ... »

    My partner,I and our dog Dave stayed at the New Holmwood this past weekend and I must say that this is without a doubt one of the best hotels on the Island. Everything about this place is fantastic, the staff are absolutely superb , warm welcoming and nothing is too much. Kathy and Dave, the Manager and Manageress have a great team behind them and really know how to look after people. Having stayed in a lot of hotels from small one man outfits, to the big corporate chains I must say that by far the food at the New Holmwood blows most of the competition away . The kitchen team are nothing short of excellent , we ate at the Hotel on Friday and Saturday night , the food had immense flavourings , was cooked spot on and the presentation was stunning , portion size was also spot on. On the Saturday night there was also a large function/sit down meal taking place but again there was no fault in service , timing was spot on there was no waiting around and food was bought to the table piping hot . Dave the dog had a lovely trip too and found he was made more welcome than his human counterparts, on arrival he was made a constant fuss of and this remained throughout the duration of our stay, there was even a doggy welcome pack with doggy treats attached ...Dave was made to feel like quite the canine superstar and even got a fussed send off with most of the front of house staff coming out to say goodbye to him. All in all I will say that if you are planning on going over too the Island for a short stay, whether you have a four legged friend or not , I would highly recommend you check out this hotel over any others first to see if they have availability , You will not regret staying at the New Holmwood Hotel .

    « Excellent Customer Service »

    The staff at this hotel are exceptionally helpful and friendly, from the reception staff to the bar staff to the restaurant staff. Great value for money a little dated decoration but very clean fabulously comfy super king sized beds. Would 100% return. The location is perfect for a stroll along the beach and into Cowes where there is a good selection of shops both individual and the usual high street shops. Relaxing on the terrace watching the boats come and go is just lovely.

    « Welcoming & Great Views »

    Room was very spacious with a few nice touches like sweets, bottle water etc... Bathroom was very dated (avocado green dated) but was clean and well equipped. Good card parking and wifi was great, staff were extremely helpful and welcoming

    « It is the people who work in the hotel that makes the real difference »

    I have bean to many hotels good and bad, Some five star hotels excellent in their fecilitys but lack personnel service and in my opinion it is the hotel staff that makes the difference between good and bad stay. The staff in this hotel are exelant and will make your stay worth while.

    « Lovely Place to Visit »

    Called in here on a Bank Holiday lunch time for a drink on the terrace. Reception staff were very attentive and welcoming, particularly Claire, who then served us a drink which we took outside. Lovely views towards the Solent and it was just lovely. Planning to come back here for a weekend away as we thought it was so nice. Thoroughly recommended.

    « Short break »

    Lovely little hotel in a wonderful position would definitely stay here again, maybe this time ask for room with a sea view. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Delicious breakfast with wonderful sea views from every table in the dining room. Couldn't of asked for more for a short break.

    « A most enjoyable stay »

    I had a fantastic stay. Love the decor of the hotel and the model ships too! The serving staff were courteous, friendly and polite and made my stay really enjoyable and made me feel very welcome too. This place is a real gem - recommended!

    « Great venue for a wedding »

    As photographers we get to visit some beautiful location and the New Holmwood Hotel is no exception. The staff were fantastic and allowed us to concentrate on our jobs while assisting us if necessary. The hotel itself is stunning inside with very light an airy function rooms that are modern and inviting yet tastefully and classically styled perfectly fitting in with the nautical theme of cowes. The views over the Solent are second to none which made our lives and job that little bit easier. The food is exquisite and they can accommodate for most if not all dietary needs. I would like to thank the director and his brilliant staff for a very pleasant and welcoming time and I would recommend this hotel for any occasion you may have

  • 5
    « Perfect Wedding Day »

    We had our wedding day here a few weeks ago, the hotel is a beautiful setting with views over the solent and David and his team exceeded all our expectations. They worked incredibly hard to make our day beautiful and faultless. We felt completely relaxed, allowing us to enjoy our day with our guests, thanks to the day being so well organised and without exception, all staff were professional and delivered a very high standard of customer service. They were all extremely welcoming and friendly and all of our guests commented on how amazing the service and staff were. We had a three course sit down lunch in the restaurant, the food was delicious and well presented and all food allergies catered for without any fuss. We spent our wedding night in one of the suites (i forget the name), the room was beautiful with lovely decor and was exceptionally clean. We will definitely return with very fond memories in the future, the hotel is rated as three stars, I would give it five!

    « A relaxing break in peaceful surroundings »

    From the booking process to our departure the friendliness and welcoming attitude of all members of staff were second to none. David, the manager, was super nice and he and the ladies on reception loved Maggie, out little dog. Nothing was too much trouble. We ate delicious breakfasts in the lounge area, so Maggie could be with us. They had treats for her too! Our room was a generous size and had a kingsize bed. We had a stunning view across the Solent and it was incredibly quiet and peaceful. We stayed for 4 nights as an end to a 2 week holiday. The Newholmwood was the third place we had stayed at and I am pleased to report that of the 3 it was the best for comfort, peace and warmth of the staff. The location of the hotel was perfect if you have a dog, with a brisk 15-20 minutes walk into Cowes High Street. We will definitely be visiting again! Thank you to David and his team.

    « Excellent hotel and friendly staff. »

    We booked this hotel for one night in August 2016 on the internet as a reduced deal for £90. We were very surprised when we were give a suite with super king size bed and small sitting room with sea views. A very peaceful place with friendly staff who could not do enough for us. Although we didn't eat here in the evening the food that I did see on offer looked very good quality. The breakfast in the morning confirmed this, they quickly adapted the breakfast to suit me being a vegetarian. Everything was freshly cooked and very tasty. The outside seating area has some stunning views across to the mainland. Overall I would highly recommend this hotel.

    « Peaceful with excelent views of Solent »

    Wonderful hotel, friendly staff with unbeatable views. Worth the stay though being on the peninsular can be a bit of a trek to other parts of the Island, though well worth it. Bathroom was a bit tired but pleasent enough. Nice and quiet at night. Generally a lovely hotel with a wonderful ambience and relaxing atmosphere.

    « Super sunny stay »

    Clean, comfy, relaxing stay with friends. Very friendly helpful staff, stayed for two nights. Rooms clean and comfy. We stayed on a particular ly hot weekend and our room was very hot, the staff were quick to provide a fan as soon as we mentioned it. Also had evening meal there. Delicious and nice atmosphere. Would thoroughly recommend this hotel and would stay again.

    « Little Gem »

    Not since 1975 have I found a hotel with every member of staff offering such GENUINE customer service. The The hotel was very clean and wonderfully presented. The restaurant, lounge and terraces all faced onto the Solent. Most rooms have at least a partial view of the Solent. The food was lovely, well presented and reasonably priced. Nothing was too much trouble. The reception and restaurant staff called me by my name and made me most welcome throughout my visit. I recommended the hotel to my son and family for the following night, and they enjoyed it as much as I did. I would thoroughly recommend this hotel to everyone

    « Nice Hotel - Excellent Service »

    Nice hotel, very comfortable. Well-stocked bar, food in the restaurant was good. Had a large glass of South American Merlot, which was really bottom end bargain basement, but was charged at £6.05 a glass, too expensive for such cheap plonk. Other than that, very good, I'd stay there again.

    « The New Holmwood Hotel »

    This hotel in my opinion is one of best in the group and the friendliness of the staff made our stay even better. Location wise it is perfect for visiting Isle of Wight and would not hesitate to recommend to anyone as a lovely place hotel to visit.

    « Outstanding stay! »

    This hotel has absolutely amazing service, all the staff went above and beyond during our stay. Helping with bus timetables and answering all of our tourist questions. Right through to service in the restaurant, they were friendly and catered to every need without being invasive as well as being flexible with meals for us and our toddler. The rooms are quaint and classic, lots of storage space, complimentary tea, coffee, hot chocolate, biscuits and even a welcome chocolate. The bed is comfortable and there is a HUGE bathtub. The breakfast is delicious and there are many options from a full English breakfast to fruit and cereals. The hot meals are cooked fresh and taste excellent. Dinner is even better and I highly recommend eating at the restaurant for at least one night if you stay. I had prawns for an entree and roast lamb for main with the meringue as dessert, it was all fantastic and I'm so glad we decided to eat at the hotel. Even if you aren't staying at this hotel I would recommend eating there. I can honestly say that this has been our favourite hotel on our holiday through Europe and it is because of how amazing and friendly the staff are. Hopefully we get to visit again and we will definitely being staying at the New Holmwood!

    « Fantastic Service »

    Just had two nights stay, the staff were some of the nicest and friendly we have experienced. From the youngest the to the most senior they were most helpful.It's the perfect also the Perfect location.

  • 5
    « Great friendly and affordable hotel »

    The hotel has a great location close to Cowes, but away from the noise. Staff were extremely friendly and attentive, and nothing was too much trouble. The hotel was very clean and food fantastic. This certainly won't be our only visit, and if you are thinking of visiting Cowes or the Isle Of Wight, you would be hard pressed to find a better and more friendly hotel.

    « Great Stay »

    Lovely friendly quiet hotel. I would defiantly go back. We only had one meal but was very nice. We could just see the water from our room which was also a bonus. The hotel is a short distance from cows so easily walkable.

    « Wonderful stay »

    Stayed 3 nights on a dinner, bed and breakfast tariff and the hotel booked our ferry trip as well. The hotel was easy to find and had parking. Rooms were excellent, clean and well equipped, including bottles of water and sweets! These thoughtful touches do matter. The added bonus was ceiling fans in the bedrooms and throughout the hotel. Dinner was excellent and the menu changed every night, we had coffee in the lounge overlooking the sea. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    « Here for a fabulous wedding »

    We stayed here for 1 night after coming to a wedding at this hotel. Room was fine, food at the wedding was great, service all round was brilliant. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting to get married on the IOW.

    « Satisfactory »

    Very tight car parking, with a limited number of small spaces. Slightly old fashioned hotel, in an excellent position on the sea front. Breakfast well cooked and nicely presented. Enormous bed, and very quiet at night.

    « Back for a second helping! »

    Just needed to drop another line about our second stay here at The New Holmwood Hotel on this magical island. Because of the outstanding service we experienced on our last visit in 2014 to visit family (see previous review - & their dog friendly policy, we decided to return with my mum & now our 2 little dachshunds! (we only had the one on our last visit) I really cannot express enough praise for the staff at the Holmwood they deserve, always courteous, friendly & welcoming. Nothing here is a problem - just as we experienced over 2 years ago! The location of the Hotel is superb - literally 10 mins from the Red Funnel Terminal, so no long trek once you are on the Island, & the views....well, seafront location overlooking the Solent so there is always something happening. Breakfast was fantastic - perfect poached eggs! Extensive breakfast choice & freshly cooked to order. Thank you again to all the staff - we'll be back next time we visit family here. ..oh & thanks again for keeping our garlic butter from the Garlic Farm & Isle of Wight blue cheeses fresh in your fridge for us to take back home in our cool bag! ;-) Rick, Shirley & Mum Pauline see you again, without a doubt!

    « Great 4 night stay in Beautiful Cowes »

    Just returned from a 4 night break at the New Holmwood Hotel with 2 friends. We booked in January and took advantage of my husband's diamond membership with 20% off the room rates directly with Best Western on any master-card booking. The hotel sorted out our ferry booking at £56 return for 4 passengers and 1 car. We arrived early at Southampton but were allowed to board 2 hours earlier than planned - a great start. This meant our rooms weren't ready but we had a walk into Cowes which is a brisk 20 minute walk or 30 minute amble away. The staff here are lovely and a credit to the hotel. There were a mixture of guests;couples,friends,singles and business travelers. Nothing was too much trouble. No parking problems either. We were upgraded to the Max Aitken Suite which was clean and spacious with a large comfortable bed. Very nice small extras in the room;sweets;chocolates good tea tray and water-everything replenished daily and nice towels. Maid service was superb - possibly the best we have ever received in a Best Western.We slept with our windows open but use earplugs as the gulls get up early. We were bed and breakfast. The dining room is a feature of the hotel with stunning views. The standard of the cooked breakfast is very good and is cooked exactly to your liking if asked. We ate in the hotel in the first evening which we booked and had the 3 course Table De Hote menu 3 course for £23 ish which was faultless and great value. We could have eaten there every evening as the menu is changed daily and it was tempting as the choice of meals were very good. Drinks prices not too bad for a hotel. There are nice areas to sit inside and out and the hotel has nice decor in the public areas. Cowes is lovely and we ate there 3 evenings at Mojacs, Tontinos Italian and The Grill. There are a good choice of pubs and cafes in the town. We would definitely recommend and book here again or eat here as the restaurant is open to the public - all looked after by the attentive staff. Just 2 small points the hair dryers could do with upgrading and the white wine in the bar was sometimes not cold enough and needed ice. Thanks to all the staff for making this hotel a joy to stop at.

    « Lovely dog loving hotel »

    It's so hard to find a hotel that is really friendly for us and a large chocolate lab named Bob. The people here were so nice and welcoming. We only stayed for 1 night but really wish it had been longer. Bob was spoiled rotten, the room was lovely and they kindly brought our meals out onto the terrace so we could enjoy the beautiful view without Bob begging for food from everyone indoors!! We will definitely be back and hopefully for a bit longer next time. Thank you to everyone who made us feel so comfortable and welcomed Bob with open arms......literally.

    « Family weekend away »

    The location of this hotel is perfect. The view from the dining room is fab. The rooms and decor are dated, however, we wanted for nothing in our room. Plenty of toiletries, and fresh water replaced daily. All the staff we met were exceptionally polite and helpful. Would definitely stay here again.

    « Night Out in Cowes »

    Nice hotel right on the water front staff are chatty and friendly and accommodated our needs to put are bikes is a safe place, rooms were comfortable with plenty of hot water, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, sweets, chocolates and sparkling water, bar has a good selection of beers which can be enjoyed outside watching all the boats and large container ships swing into Southampton, Breakfast was no trouble for the staff great selection of cooked options, plenty of tea and coffee and happy to provide more if needed.

  • 3
    « Great location »

    This hotel was used by my wife and I as a restaurant as we were staying nearby. The hotel took my booking for an evening meal and we duly arrived about 10 minutes before the arranged time. We had a drink in the lounge and waited for about 20 minutes to be seated. As we did not want a starter we just went for the main courses and sat waiting for almost 40 minutes. The waitress actually asked if we would like more bread as she was conscious of the delay. Eventually our meals arrived and although were both very nice we felt as though because we were non residents we were not treated the same as the residents who were also eating evening meals. The staff were friendly enough but we felt the emphasis for quality of service was biased towards the residents. Otherwise this restaurant is satisfactory.

    « Weekend visit to the IOW »

    Very basic accommodation. Clean but dated and floral in decor. Noisy bedroom (no. 2) - felt like we were in a house rather than a hotel with noise from people walking upstairs and the shower going next door. Breakfast was good.

    « We called in here twice. »

    We had been in West Cowes for drinks and food in the evening and walked along the coastal footpath along the seafront to locate and attempt "Egypt Hill". We subsequently renamed this hill as Cardiac Hill due to the climb. We found this Best Western Hotel by chance as its tucked out of the town in a great position facing the sea. They had a sign up saying none residents welcome so we went in. We sat outside in the warm evening air on the balcony and had drinks and loved the visit. In fact we loved it so much we stopped off the next night as well for seconds and again the service and drinks supplied were perfect. We felt we would like to stay here one day and have kept the information given to us by the helpful reception staff. Plenty of parking if required out the front with terrific views over the sea and land beyond.

    « A terrific hotel »

    We had a wonderful time at this hotel in Cowes. Perfect ambiance, perfect view of the harbor from our window. The staff were all so pleasant and helpful. Can't wait for another visit to this wonderful hotel soon.

    « Good Accommodatrion with great views of sea »

    The service and rooms were excellent. When relaing for a drink and dinner great views over the ocean. Nice friendly and helpful staff. I had a bike with me, not a problem they stored for me abd were always happy when to help when I wanted it.

    « Very friendly staff great location »

    We visited here as a group from work. The location is right on the seafront with stunning views when weather nice. The staff were all very friendly and attentive, didn't need to get up they came and served you immediately as you sat down. It was quiet though so we decided to drink at the bar and eat in the restaurant. There was a 3 course meal deal on for £23. The food was excellent with fast service. The rooms however were not modern but did the job. Had tv, double bed, lots of mirrors, hair dryer, dressing table and chair. Bathroom had bath and shower and was small but lots of products supplied. Lovely addition to the room was sweets in glass, bottles of water, chocolates on side tables and galaxy hot choc. As we visited out of season there wasn't a lot to do around area and not many people about. As we were all quite tired after walking down sea front, we stayed in hotel bar area and asked for cards which were provided quickly and made our evening less boring. More suited for older people, however as a 22 year old I still enjoyed my stay here and would recommend it.

    « Truly individual attention »

    We had dinner at the Holmwood hotel twice during our stay in a nearby flat. Each time we had really individual service, we sat in the lounge with time to select from the menu, sip a drink before being called into the restaurant when our starter was ready. The food was well-presented and interesting; very tasty. We enjoyed the vie over the Solent from the restaurant windows, and our waiter took the trouble to give us information about identifying the shipping. An excellent experience, much recommended.

    « First class staff »

    This is a really pleasant hotel in a quiet seafront location. Our room was a generous size with a huge bathroom and a view of the sea. But what really impressed us was the staff - they went over and above to make sure our stay wasn't just good, but wonderful. We would definitely go back.

    « Holmwood from Home »

    Holm wood hotel is a clean comfortable and pleasant hotel to spend a few days. Staff are all extremely helpful and courteous. Dined at the hotel restaurant and found the choice and quality of food extremely good.

    « Warm, welcoming and professional »

    We had a great weekend break at this hotel. The team are very friendly and we immediately felt welcome and relaxed. The location is a 15 minute walk from the ferry and situated right on the seafront - it feels restful but close enough to restaurants and pubs if needed. It is worth h

  • 5
    « A weekend away for a family funeral »

    I have just returned from a weekend stay at this hotel for my father's funeral. Externally , the building is not the prettiest. The public areas are a little dated with patterned swirly carpets but are spotlessly clean . When I say dated I don't mean shabby , carpets etc perfect just stuck in the seventies. My room was small (rm4 ) but perfectly formed ,it had every conceivable extra you could imagine. Tissues, chocolates , boiled sweets , bottles of water, lots of lovely toiletries etc. Lots have thought has gone into the refurbishment of these rooms. I could actually dry my hair this morning , sat down in front of a mirror.!! I ate in the lounge area both evenings as it had been a bit of a draining day. Very tasty food, yes a little bit above average prices, but convenient and very tasty. But the jewel in this crown is the amazing customer service, nothing is too much trouble. Reception staff were very welcoming, I am only sorry that I didn't get their names. Scotty in the bar, took time to chat to me . I never felt that I was holding him up. Cathy , the restaurant manager and as I understand one of the hotel managers was AMAZING. Polite, professional and very , very friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. For 35 years I have been researching my family history but had stumbled on a brick wall, in that no one could remember my Grandparents pub in Battersea. Cathy had a friend from Battersea and said she would contact her and ask her if she had any knowledge. She sought me out the following evening to give me a positive response. On departure she had left me a note with her friends email address. How is that for customer service ??? My first night , I didn't sleep very well as my room was so hot, like a sauna. When I asked reception if someone could sort the problem it was fixed within two hours. I came back to a room with the window wide open and lots of fresh air !! I would come back here in a heartbeat. Funny enough I spent my wedding night here 23 years ago. Unremarkable at that time. The staff really value their job and take pride in their job . Fabulous place to stay.

    « One of the best »

    Would always recommend due to the friendliness of the staff, the attitude was first class, perfect location with excellent sea view in the Dining room & an altogether great stay. Would always be my first choice when staying in the Isle of Wight. Highly recommended.

    « Family visit »

    There were five of us in the party who came to visit family who live on the island. We were all delighted with the Hotel. It is situated right on the front at Egypt Point and overlooking the Solent. It is an easy walk to the centre of Cowes so is well placed to visit the town. The rooms were very well appointed, clean and well equipped. Due to my husband's disability we stayed in a disabled room, which was excellent. The food was exceptional with a good variety of choice and the staff well trained, friendly and helpful. The Hotel does a very good deal with the ferry booking included. All in all I can't find one negative thing to say about this Hotel. We would certainly stay there again and hope to do so soon.

    « Very Friendly. »

    Stayed at this Hotel for a long weekend break and after a long trip we were welcomed by friendly helpfull staff. All you could ask for a quiet chill out break. Cosy comfortable rooms, excellent food, good location with a view over the solent and most of all dog friendly.

    « A gem overlooking the Solent »

    I didn't quite expect the Hotel to be so well situated for my visit to the Island. Having stayed in many hotels, the outside doesn't do the place justice. Inside is a different matter: Great outlook (In better weather), friendly, attentive staff, good food, and the fastest most reliable Wi-Fi I have ever had in a hotel. Well done.

    « Warm welcome »

    We lunched here with about 18 members of a car club last week. We had an excellent lunch (pre ordered) in a welcoming environment & with unobtrusive but very attentive service. Also very good value for money. Only slight negative - very tight car park unless one pays to park on the adjacent esplanade

    « Good value »

    excellent Hotel very friendly staff good service and good food would recommend this hotel nice walks and excellent views took our friends who came over from Canada and they were very impressed with the whole place and staff

    « Comfy and friendly »

    We stayed in a sea facing room (extra cost) which was very pleasant. All staff were helpful and friendly. The décor in the public areas is a bit dated, but this did not detract from our stay. The hotel is on the coast at the edge of Cowes town; there is around a 15 minute walk to pubs /restaurants / shops.

    « Excellent food / rooms / service »

    Stayed here on business and as a holiday for a few days with my wife. Food at the hotel is excellent. Hotel serves evening meals. Excellent service from staff and owners, very warm and friendly, makes you feel home from home. would definitely stay here again.

    « 30 plus diners cannot be wrong »

    As Chairman of the Isle of Wight branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE-IW) I always look for good value when we book our annual New Year Luncheon for our Members and their guests. This year we chose to try the New Holmwood Hotel and we were certainly glad we did. The food and service were faultless and for my wife and myself the vegetarian options were satisfyingly good. The nut roast was imaginative and delicious and considered one of the best ever tasted at a commercial establishment. Our diners tucked in and the testimonial of dozens of clean plates at the end of every course needed no further words. I was so impressed with the quality of the whole event that my wife and I will certainly return for another meal, this time for family members. Christmas comes well recommended so we shall have to book very early in order to bag a place at table... To the management and dining room staff - well done and thank you.

  • 5
    « Old fashioned? Thankfully yes! »

    I have read some reviews of this hotel on here and they surprise me. One stated that it was "old fashioned" and so I felt the need to add my comments. My wife and I stayed here for a valentines weekend which included a wonderful meal on the Saturday night and a stay in the Sir Max Aitken suite (a most appreciated upgrade!). The staff were extremely old fashioned in that they were polite, helpful and friendly which is more than I can say for many hotels we have stayed in. The restaurant was quite old fashioned as the meal was not a standard, downloaded menu consisting of mass produced catering ingredients but was a wonderfully prepared and thoughtful mix of flavours and tastes. The room we stayed in was quite old fashioned as it was not identical to all the others and did not leave me waking up wondering which hotel I was in that morning. In an old fashioned way they also let us bring our two dogs with us and they stayed in our room with us. The dogs were welcomed as guests and were spoilt by the staff on each appearance. All in all, I am thankful that this is an "old fashioned" hotel as I am fed up with staying in duplicated blueprint hotels staffed by miserable staff who just want to get rid of us. I can thoroughly recommend the New Holmwood Hotel and their staff to anyone who wants a lovely place to stay and eat on the Isle of Wight.

    « What a great place »

    We have just had a wonderful weekend at this hotel. The staff were SO friendly, cheerful and helpful, the rooms were lovely and the food excellent. Thank you all for making it such a special stay, including of course the chef behind the scene!

    « Christmas »

    Celebrated Christmas dinner here with the family - it was perfect! Food and atmosphere were both fabulous and we all felt pampered! So good we booked again for next year when we settled our bill! Highly recommend!

    « Superb organisation of ladies night »

    Dave and Kathy and their amazing team ensured the whole evening ran smoothl. The meal was second to none and dietary requirements we're catered for. Our room was perfect as was breakfast! Fully recommend this lovely hotel.

    « Big 90. »

    Being 90 is not just a birthday but also a privilege. Celebrating it is amazing. This hotel was selected as being this particular 90 year olds favourite Sunday lunch pit stop. We arrived to the warmest and most professional of receptions. Speedily handling our checking in with a glass of bubbles on arrival(part of the celebration not normal but so welcoming) Lunch was executed with professional staff attention to detail and extreme courtesy. Well done. Feeding 60 people with hot food all once is an art. There are no complaints at all. The occasion was delivered with skill. Our accommodation for the night was one of the suites. I was very pleasantly surprised by the size of the room (no accountants carving up space here to make two rooms out of one) but a delightful sea veiw room with old fashioned flair. Yes old fashioned and how proud they should be for maintaining a great standard out of classic 70's design. Time travellers fill your boots ( that were made for walking) and absorb the feel of 70's kitsch. Unashamedly retro by default not design. Dear Holmwood don't you dare change. We loved it.

    « Friendly place, in need of a bit of modernisation »

    Good location, right on the seafront with some cracking views and only a few minutes' walk from the centre of Cowes. Staff all very efficient, friendly and smiley. Rooms spacious and comfortable. B&B rate of £75 or so for single occupancy of a double room in mid-January felt reasonable. The only negative thing I have to say about it is that the place has a bit of a feel of your nan's house circa 1978 to it - swirly-patterned carpets, bathroom tiles with roses on them, Corby trouser press on the wall etc etc. I'm no fan of the ultra-sterile chain hotel or the minimalist boutique hotel, and with Best Western you're always expecting something a bit quirky - but this place would benefit from a bit of updating to bring it somewhere towards 2016 in look and feel.

    « OK building, great staff »

    A 10 minute walk from the Red Jet and directly on the sea front, the hotel building and interior is fine. It's slightly tired but has more of a homely feel than many chain hotels and they put lots of convenient items in to the bedrooms which many of the chains are now removing. But the staff really made it - helpful, friendly, keen to try and assist with a sense of humour as well. I was there fore business and whilst I sat for dinner by myself, they ensured that I didn't feel as though I was completely sad and lonely! I think if they updated the bedroom slightly it would be better. I normally would not eat in the hotel restaurant but a January night did not make me feel like going out - the food was more than satisfactory, I had a lamb dish where the meat was well cooked (albeit a small portion of meat on the set menu) but the veg was plentiful and was excellent, al dente just as it should be and it was reasonably priced. Wifi was free and easy to get on to, even though the Islands coverage can be patchy.

    « Very Happy Stay »

    Booked a 2 day short break before back to work. Decided on this hotel last minute and very happy i did. Location is just far enough from town centre, quiet and good view. Staff very helpful and attentive. Food better than i hoped, well served and tasty. Rooms a little tired but everything worked well.. Free parking and easy to find. Well worth considering and a low risk option. Only 15 mins from ferry.

    « Average seaside hotel »

    I spent three days in this beautiful hotel . We had a very large suite which was bright and overlooking the sea. Room comfortable although dated. Good and plentiful breakfast with a mix of English & European. Friendly and always available . Shame about the pool ... it was nice and clean , but it was a bit ' too cold to take advantage of it It is an ok hotel, comfortable, nice, clean however like a lot of English seaside hotels it is not exceptional.

    « Christmas in Cowes »

    My elderly father and his partner spent 3 nights at this wonderful hotel over Christmas...and my brother, my partner and myself joined them for Christmas Day lunch and various other drinks and coffees over their short break. I cannot praise this hotel or it s wonderful staff under the helm of David the manager highly enough.....Nothing was too much trouble .,,from helping collect a wheelchair prior to their arrival,through helping to unload and then repack the car,and also allowing us to leave our car in their very full car park while we walked back to our house after the most delicious Christmas lunch...the hotel foyer was beautifully decorated and there was an endless supply of chicolates nuts and satsumas so it really felt like a party at home...the bar staff were extremely attentive...and we also had a very generous welcome drink when they arrived..all the meals that they had were superb and we are all keen to do it again next year.....the disabled 1 ..was very conveniently situated for my father and the shower very easy to made his trip because nothing was a struggle ...thank you to all the staff from the Wright family

  • 4
    « New Holmwood Cowes »

    Stayed at the New Holmwood on business for two weeks. Staff were excellent, attentive and helpful. I ate at the hotel and can recommend the food from the restaurant. I can recommend this hotel, if you are staying on the island.

    « GREAT »

    Lovely comfortable hotel. Great staff and manager, helpful efficient. Go the extra mile to help and serve. Delicious food. Very varied menus. Over looking the solent. Can see ships coming and going. Lovely sight when lit up on dark nights. Stayed here 3 times and called in for meals when not staying. I cant fault this hotel and Im VERY hard to please

    « /Warm welcome by friendly staff, perfect location, lovely room with sea view »

    From speaking to staff on booking, we knew we would feel comfortable in this hotel. On arrival, we were made to feel very welcome. We had booked a seaview, which was a bonus and the room was very clean, well appointed and the bathroom lovely. Together with a very good breakfast, we really enjoyed our stay and will be back. It was like staying at a family run hotel. Thanks to all the staff.

    « Fawlty Holmwood »

    Cowes means high prices since reach people like this place. I can accept this. Hotel is fine, nicely located on the shore hill. You have a view from restaurant on the bay and industrial harbor behind the waves. Charming. Other reviewers are right in relation to facilities, I will not repeat these points. My main concern is a hotel business understanding. Staff is nice and try the best. Unfortunately, they do not know what it is about. We have been a large group - conference participants. Came to the hotel late, about 8 PM. Took shower and get the restaurant to eat a dinner. So far so good. About 9:45 PM waiters started prepare tables to the morning breakfast pushing us to leave the room. Their excuse was 'we have had a wedding a day before so we are tired and want go home' (!). I was told that any hotel is your home when on travel. I felt like intruder, not at home at all. Shame you, Fawlty Holmwood staff, shame you. I know, may score is maybe too low. The hotel is fine and charming from many perspectives. I am afraid I would not be heard if give you an average score. Your afternoon's behavior was under par.

    « look no further if needing a hotel on the isle of wight »

    No faults at all with this superb hotel. the staff were exceptionally happy and helpful. The hotel amenities excellent and well maintained. The restaurant top quality and service. Our room had fantastic views over the Solent.

    « Highly recommended »

    Absolutely cannot fault my experience. Feels more like a privately run hotel than a chain. My very comfortable room had a sea view. My room service evening meal was bang on time, piping hot and tasy and my breakfast in the restaurant which also ovelooks the sea was perfect too. All of the staff I encountered were extremely friendly and polite. Would definitely stay here again

    « great food fabulous location »

    Had a visit to the Holmwood hotel as a none resident for an evening meal with friends, we all agreed the food was excellent the restaurant interior was decorated to a very high standard with very comfortable seating. We found the staff very friendly and helpful, and should we visit Cowes again we would not hesitate to stay at the Holmwood. We would highly recommend a visit or stay at the Holmwood Cowes.

    « Old fashioned but comfortable »

    Very different to the Best Western in Oxford where I stayed the following weekend. Thus hotel seems to cater to an older clientele - what it has in its favour is its situation. It is right on the front with superb views and it was lovely to sit in the dining room and watch the ferries and cruise ships sail by. The food was excellent and the staff fantastic- very friendly and kind and helpful to disabled family member

    « Great weekend stay made even better by the reception for our dog »

    A classic 'I of W style" hotel in a fantastic location to tour the island and near to the ferry port. It was the first time our dog came with us & we needn't have been apprehensive as the reception we got was great. The staff are very attentive and friendly and the breakfast first class. We will certainly be returning when we next visit .

    « Very pleasant stay »

    This hotel has the most delightful position overlooking the solent. We were told that there was a wedding at the hotel so they will be noise until midnight......we were in room 25 and did not hear anything and both slept very well. Breakfast was also very good, and set us up for a busy day. Would quite happily recommend this for a stay.

  • 4
    « Weekend stay »

    I have been going to the New Holmwood for many years for a monthly lunch gathering of an association on the Island. The food has always been excellent, and the roast potatoes are the best I have ever had! However, since selling our flat on the Island, my wife and I have stayed a couple of times, after the lunch, to make a weekend of it. It is an absolute pleasure to stay there. The staff are excellent - very welcoming, very obliging and attentive, and nothing is too much trouble for them. The rooms are comfortable, clean and reasonably spacious, and there is comfortable lounge seating available. Despite a wedding and reception taking place during our recent stay, the very busy staff still managed to tend to our requests for drinks and food from the Lounge Menu ( a good alternative if you don't want the main Dining Room menu), without any undue delay. The only downside this time was the dodgy TV signal, which chose the time of the final of the Rugby World Cup to play up - lots of mutterings!! Fortunately the wi-fi signal was good, so we watched on the I-Pad. Overall though, a really good, friendly hotel. We will certainly be going back.

    « Smashing Stay »

    We stayed at The New Holmwood 31 October to 1 November as we were attending a family function. We received helpful information even before we arrived from the booking and a couple of the usual queries we make before arriving somewhere - all answered helpfully and efficiently. On checking in we were welcomed warmly efficiently and Claire was a total star the iron/board. The hotel is spotless. I'm a bit of a clean freak but it was faultless, so hat's off to all the team because it is everyone who makes this happen for the guests. Our room was a sea view room and what a view! Well worth paying a little more for - we enjoyed every second we spent looking out of the windows during our stay. We would pick that room again. The bathroom was huge with a lovely bath/shower. The bedroom was very large and extremely well equipped and the massive bed was very comfy. We would definitely return.

    « A memorable and enjoyable stay »

    The hotel staff here are superb and seem to go out of their way to make sure you feel well looked after. The rooms are comfortable, clean and a good size. Having an excellent restaurant on site is a bonus and i would have to recommend it for both breakfast and dinner. Hoping to return!

    « October ( Dog Friendly )break »

    After reviewing a number of hotels on the island, the Best Western New Holmwood kept catching my eye and after booking and arriving via ferry organised by the hotel we knew we had made the right decision, we travelled over with our small dog and upon arrival were treated kindly and welcomed ,even being upgraded, our stay was made not only by the excellent weather but the friendliness of the staff to us and our four legged friend, the breakfast and the food we had whilst staying was outstanding and again all the staff seemed to be focused on being helpful and friendly to us and our dog, the views from the room and front were amazing, we have never seen so many boats/yacht,s, we have absoluteley no trouble recommending this hotel to anyone wishing to visit the Isle of Wight

    « A Nice hotel »

    Great location, first class staff and a nice relaxed atmosphere and the food was excellent. Our stay was only marred on the last night by a clash of functions. The hotel residents were left to wait a significant length of time for dinner due to a function in a separate dining room. We waited so long, we gave up and ended up without our meal. The Manager was very apologetic and recompense was offered immediately and without hassle. We would go back but I before booking dinner I would ensure that no other functions were happening. Our room was also first class.

    « Weekend Break »

    Fantastic service from everyone we encountered! Nothing was too much trouble. We wish we had the evening meal there as the food that was delivered looked great. Room was comfortable. I wish we had been able to open the window on the ground floor, so I would say try and get a room on an upper floor.

    « Good service, good food »

    A large family reunion lunch for 50 was well catered for with nicely prepared food that was hot and tasty. A lovely setting overlooking the Solent with caring and polite staff providing excellent service. With 3 courses at a shade over £20/head it was exceptional value too. And, it's just a 10 minute stroll from the foot passenger terminal at Cowes. I hope you my review helpful, thanks for reading.

    « Really great care and so friendly with us and our dog »

    Our Yellow Lab, my wife & I (in our early 70s) stayed from 18 to 22.-09.15 (Room 28) - ideal for us and our dog. Nothing was too much trouble. Reception and service throughout were excellent. Food was fine and varied. We have never stayed in such a dog-friendly hotel before. Location and atmosphere were superb for us Will go back.

    « Outstanding staff and location »

    The Isle of Wight is delightful and an easy 50 minute boat ride from Southampton. Easy boat ride and the staff came to pick us up after a long travel day and then went beyond all our expectations throughout our stay there. We have never had a better hotel experience and heartily recommend this hotel.


    The Hotel offers the finest of accommodation,and the highest of standards .The staff competency is eye-catching ,warm and unparalleled.Nothing is too much to ask,.It would seem that the phrase "go the extra mile" was coined for this establishment. I am fortunate to have stayed in the worlds very finest hotels (I say this not to impress but to impress upon you only the yardstick used in comparing )and The New Holmwood has everything and more you would ever desire or need. They thrive on challenges and always rise to the occasion exceeding expectations . I strongly and unreservedly recommend this Hotel to one and all. Book early because I most probably will be competing for the very room you are after (only joking). Enjoy your stay.


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