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The Woodvale

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Standard Family Room | Desk, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, free WiFi
Standard Family Room | Desk, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, free WiFi
Standard Family Room | Living area | Flat-screen TV
Standard Double Room | Desk, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, free WiFi

Overview of The Woodvale

The Woodvale

4-star property
4-star guesthouse in Cowes with restaurant and bar/lounge

9.0/10 Superb

33 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
1 Princes Esplanade, Cowes, England, PO31 8LE

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Gunwharf Quays - 80 min drive
  • Southampton Cruise Terminal - 101 min drive

Getting around

  • Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) - 124 min drive
  • Southampton (SOU) - 128 min drive
  • Ryde Smallbrook Junction Station - 19 min drive
  • Sandown Brading Station - 20 min drive
  • Ryde St John's Road Station - 20 min drive


  • Portland Inn - 9 min walk
  • Mannys Baguettes - 3 min drive
  • Murrays Seafood Restaurant - 4 min drive
  • Tiffins Of Cowes - 4 min drive
  • The Red Duster - 4 min drive

About this property

The Woodvale

When visiting Cowes, The Woodvale is a great choice to consider. You can relax with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. Other highlights at this upmarket guest house include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers say good things about the convenient parking and WiFi.



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free off-site parking nearby

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Cot/infant bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for GBP 20.0 per night
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

The Woodvale Cowes
The Woodvale Guesthouse
The Woodvale Guesthouse Cowes

Frequently asked questions

Does The Woodvale offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Woodvale does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at The Woodvale?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Woodvale?
No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Woodvale?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
What is there to do at The Woodvale and nearby?
The Woodvale has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Woodvale?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Portland Inn (9-min walk), Taste of India (2 mi) and Prego (2.1 mi).







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

We had a perfect few days
Susanne, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

John, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The hotel is in a fabulous location with stunning sea views from the rooms and breakfast suite. The rooms were spotless, the food excellent and the service first class.
Nicholas, 2-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Overpriced nightmare parking dodgy shower
We arrived on particularly hot day and all parking was taken for at least two miles away. We were told at 6pm we would not get parked as beach users would not move on…. So come back at 8pm. We came back at 9:10pm and it was the same. We parked on “no parking” bins area of hotel. We were advised that was ok but we would have to move before 7:30 am. The parked cars cleared at 9:45 and we moved the car then…. Just as well as it was rammed again by 7am the next day. This spoiled our enjoyment of the hotel, I could not have a drink and relax until after the car was parked. Same thing happened 2nd night. Not what we expected and we certainly would not have chosen here if we had known about the parking nightmare. The room was in attic level and was like an oven. The fan did nothing to cool it, we got little sleep either night. The shower had no cold water flowing so we could not use it. We would have been scalded. We reported this and on out return on day 2 we found it the same. The Manager assured us it had been looked at and came to the room with us. It took her a good 5 minutes of fiddling to get any cold to flow, again not acceptable for £150 on B&B above a pub. Great position spotless, Breakfast was excellent a real high spot. we cannot recommend based on difficulty parking, lack of properly working shower or heat in the room. We did raise all of this with Management but no adjustment to price was offered. We felt it was vastly overpriced for the experience.
Susan, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Perfect location to enjoy Gurnard sunsets
Perfect location to enjoy Gurnard Bay, literally across the road, and to walk into Cowes. Woodvale is a busy pub with a large beer garden. My room was at the back of the establishment and it looked out over the beer garden, but I was not disturbed. Once the sun had left the higher terraces that part of the beer garden was empty. There is no parking but they kindly let me put my bike in the keg yard which gave me additional security. Breakfast was well presented with a good choice.
Debra, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent location on Isle of Wight
Excellent location. Great view. Enjoyable stay. Hotel has pub downstairs but was never bothered by any noise and had good food. Recommmended
Ebrahim, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Can’t beat this view
Just a short walk 2 mins
Just right
Ellen, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Nice pub stay
Very friendly staff and good food and drink. Room is clean and very close to harver. There is no lift and very hot in the room afternoon and night due to afternoon sun
Yasuo, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely location. Friendly staff - loved the room and the view. Tasty breakfast.
4-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Good as always
Stayed here before - as good as always. Friendly staff & everything clean & working in the room.
John, 1-night business trip
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