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What a busy month it has been. Two Bank Holidays including the children’s Half Term and so many lovely visitors it is again difficult to try and decide on a comment of the month. So for the first time our choice goes to Sunny, the delightful doggy who belonged to Val and Dave Andrews who stayed with us for a week between 18th – 25th May.

Sunny says ‘ I was so pleased to be brought here and we shall have to all go on a diet when we get home we have eaten so much. We have had a lovely holiday and will recommend to all our doggy friends’

Thank you Sunny and we look forward to meeting your friends in the not too distant future. And Thank you to Val & Dave for bringing Sunny to visit us……

So it’s onwards and upwards into June and more from us in a month’s time.


Our favourite page is back for the start of yet another season and what a start to the season it has been. A sunny Spring, the Easter holidays and just those of you looking for a small break.We have had the pleasure as always of meeting with lots of lovely couples and families. Many of you have written such wonderful comments in our Guest Book but we have decided to share this one with you. Written by Jim & Barbara Tomlinson who stayed with us from the 5th – 8th April 2014. They said:

‘ Thank you Michelle & Caroline for a wonderful time at The Rowborough. The whole place exludes quality and there was a friendly welcome on our arrival which we have not ever had before. The food is incrediable, beautifully cooked and well presented and we only wish we could have stayed longer, but we would have rolled out instead of walking… From Barbara & Jim with our best wishes’

Many Thanks to both of you, your comments did make us laugh. We look forward to seeing you again when next on the Island.

Spring Update.

After yet another dreadful Winter with many parts of the country flooded or badly damaged from the heavy winds and rain, we seem at last to be experiencing some better weather and sunshine with what we hope is an early Spring and another beautiful Summer. The Island certainly did not suffer as badly as some, but parts were certainly hit and we have had our share of destruction!

On the positive side, The Rowborough has undergone a major programme of decoration with many of the bedrooms being refurbished. All bedrooms now come equipped with flat screen TV/DVD’S and 2 of our double rooms have been changed into an ‘adult only zone’ allowing couples some peaceful time away from the children. These rooms are also ‘pet free’ although we still have other rooms designated so doggy can still come too.

Currently placed as Shanklin’s 5th best hotel out of a possible 55 with a 5 star rating on Trip Advisor. You may view the comments through our new link on this website. However,don’t take their word for it, come and experience our ‘home from home experience’ for yourself. Rooms are selling fast throughout the season so please don’t delay. Just a £40.00 per person deposit will secure your room for your holiday or mini break.

We look forward to hearing from you soon. Call now on 01983 866072 or email us an enquiry.


The last comment of the month for 2013 had to be a good one and our favourite for this month certainly is. Written by The McLaren Family who stayed with us for the Half Term holidays until 1st November 2013. They said:

‘ Fantastic celebration for Granma’s 80th Birthday. We were made very welcome and the food was of outstanding quality. We loved touring the Island and we made a sand rabbit at Alum Bay. Smiley loved his day out with us when we went to the Garlic Farm and Ryde. Sun every day for October! Our hosts were extremley friendly and went the extra mile to make the celebration sooo special!!! Thanks you. X’

Many Thanks to The McLaren Family, it was a pleasure to be part of such a wonderful occasion. We had a lovely Half Term week not only with them but with a number of our returning guests and we look forward to seeing them all again in the near future.

Our comment of the month feature is having a little break now but will return in the New Year. In the meantime should you wish to see what our guests are saying about us and The Rowborough then please log into our Trip Advisor page for details. If you have stayed here why not write one yourself??


The comment of the month is back and after a busy Autumn it has been as difficult as ever to pick our favourite comment from all the lovely things our guests have written. However, we have finally decided on one.

Written by Alan & Haulwen Broadhurst who stayed with us from 21st – 25th October 2013. They said: ‘Brian, Michelle and Caroline – wonderful hosts. Thank you for your warm welcome. Everything was perfect – good food, cleanliness 100%. wonderful attention to detail, nothing was too much trouble. Hope to return next year.’

Well we look forward to their return as we do all our guests that visit The Rowborough….