We are currently closed for Business but you can still book your 2021 Staycation with us for dates from 17th May either online or over the telephone.

Michelle & Caroline

would like to welcome you to The Rowborough

Built in 1873, this imposing Victorian House is set amongst beautifully tendered gardens within a short walk to the cliff path leading to Shanklin Town, Chine and beaches.  It’s ideal location means it is well linked to other principal towns on the Island by way of the nearby rail and bus services, enabling you to easily explore the endless miles of scenic countryside.

Please see our links page for our recommendation of “Things to do on the Island!”

Family run, The Rowborough welcomes families, children over 10 years, couples and solo travellers alike.  We are also pet friendly, so doggy can come too, small dogs only, one per room by prior arrangement only, charges apply.

All nine guest bedrooms are en-suite, immaculately clean and maintained to a high standard, with one mobility friendly room on the Ground Floor. WIFI is provided free of charge throughout the building and there is off-street parking for 5 cars. The conservatory, guest lounge, bar and dining room are all tastefully furnished and this has attributed to it’s AA 4 Star Gold Guest Accommodation accreditation as well as being Certificate of Excellence winners for 5 consecutive years, earning it it’s place in the Hall of Fame, together with  Travellers Choice awards in 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 on Trip Advisor and ranked second best Hotel on the Island and 7th in the UK & Channel Islands

Guest can choose to stay on Bed and Breakfast basis or upgrade to Half board where they will experience “home from home” style cooking within a daily changing menu that is equipped to cater for most special dietary requirements & allergens. Please speak to us about this at time of booking. 

The Rowborough works closely with both Red Funnel and Wight Link Ferry companies to get you the best deal possible to travel to the Island from either Southampton, Portsmouth or Lymington. Please ask for details of our preferred car ferry rates, subject to availability, when booking with us. These rates are not available on our on-line booking system or if booking through our third party Travel agents. 


We look forward to hearing from you and meeting you soon!


  TRIP ADVISOR’S TRAVELLERS CHOICE WINNERS 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.  Travellers Choice ‘Best Of the Best’2020 – 7th Best Small Hotel in UK & Channel Islands, 2nd Best Value in UK & 11th Best Value in Europe