One of the finest boutique hotels in Cowes and the Isle of Wight. Located in the heart of the Yachting world and family run for more than 30 years, offers quality hotel accommodation distinguished by its Victorian elegance, magnificent views of the Solent and an appreciation of guests' needs.
The Villa Rothsay Hotel reflects an era of graciousness, charm and comfort, creating a pleasing blend of intimacy, privacy and luxury reminiscent of a gentler age whilst providing excellent service in a warm, welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.
Whether you enjoy sipping a long Summer drink on the garden terrace whilst watching the sailing, curling up in front of a log fire reading the papers or some of the many nautical and maritime books from our library, or having a meal in the hotels renowned carvery restaurant, you can be assured of a relaxing stay at Villa Rothsay Hotel at any time of the year.
Throughout the hotel the style of the period is evident, whilst benefiting from modern quality hotel accommodation facilities, including free WiFi and flat screen TVs helping to make it an ideal venue for business seminars and private meetings in Cowes or as a base to explore the beautiful Isle of Wight.
All 14 bedrooms in the main building are individually styled. All are en-suite, and have Freeview flatscreen TVs, tea/coffee making facilities, Direct Dial Telephone, trouser press, hair dryer and complimentary WiFi. 10 of the bedrooms are sea facing, 5 of which have balconies.
The Drawing Room & Bar and both Dining Rooms as well as the gardens & terrace all possess commanding views over the Solent.
History of Villa Rothsay Hotel
Built in 1873, when Cowes first became a renowned yachting centre, the Villa was often frequented by the great personalities of the age. Indeed, King Edward VII so enjoyed his visit that he gave his name to the house through his title the Duke of Rothsay.
Sir Philip Hunloke, later to become sailing master for King George V on 'Britannia', spent his childhood here; developing an interest in all things nautical through watching the spectacular racing from the Princes Green just below the hotel.