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A Boutique Retreat of Elegance, Charm and Authenticity from a Bygone Age

The heart of the property is the 150 year old Victorian "Villa", designed and built during the emergence of Cowes as the yachting capital of the world. The passing of time ebbs and flows, people come and go yet some things will for-always remain unchanged.


For almost half a century, guests from all over the world have called this little slice of Cowes a home from home. We do things a little differently at the Villa.

Margaret Ankers
Proprietor, Villa Rothsay Hotel


Drawing Room

The Villa Rothsay drawing room transports you back to Victorian grandeur and comfort. Featuring triple aspect views of the Solent best seen from the wrap around balconies, it is the perfect place to sit back, relax, read and maybe even try an Isle of Wight Gin and Tonic or Ale from our honesty "Grand Piano" bar


All of our room rates are inclusive of a choice of Breakfast options served fresh daily

7:30 to 9:30 Weekdays

8:00 to 10:00 Weekends

You may chose from our selection of cereals, fresh fruit and yoghurt

Full English

Eggs Benedict 

Smoked Haddock


Unfortunately we do not allow dogs in the dinning room for breakfast 


Bringing your car with you is a great way to maximise your time when exploring everything the Isle of Wight has to offer. The Villa benefits from having a small car park on Baring Road and an overflow (lower) car park on Cliff Road (close to the sea front)

It is always best to bring your car to the Baring Road (top) car park and to check in at reception where we can establish which car park is most suitable for your stay


We have just left today from this most wonderful hotel, the staff, the food, the room and everything about this place is tip top. Magical place with spectacular views of the Solent did not want to leave.”

Samantha & Family
Trip Advisor 2021

“We arrived to a wonderful welcome and was shown to a lovely room that had everything we could desire for a perfect weeks stay.  The view from our window was amazing. We could watch ships going past on their way to Southampton and when clear could see Portsmouth.”

Ian & Family
Trip Advisor 2021

“At last a hotel with a soul. Wonderful stay in a Victorian atmosphere. Wish we had stayed longer”

Xavier & Family 2021

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“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”

Jacques Cousteau

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