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Albert Cottage Hotel, Cowes, Isle of Wight
This 10-room boutique hotel is oozing history. The former home of Queen Victoria's youngest daughter Beatrice, Albert Cottage is in the grounds of the English Heritage property Osborne House. The period-styled interiors try to recreate how it might have looked at the time and many original features remain, including the tiled floor in the entrance and ornate plasterwork in the drawing room. Just a mile from the Red Funnel ferry service to Southampton, this is an ideal first stop for an Isle of Wight holiday. Enjoy afternoon teas on the sunny terrace, or three-course meals in the spacious restaurant. Some rooms have balconies overlooking the pretty gardens, and several of the rooms are licenced for weddings.
If you've come without a car, the hotel is on the bus route to Newport and Ryde for exploring further afield.
Albert Cottage is in two acres of gardens and connected to the grounds of Osborne House in East Cowes.
By car: car ferries run regularly from Southampton to East Cowes, Lymington to Yarmouth and Portsmouth to Ryde and Fishbourne. There is free parking on-site. redfunnel.com; wightlink.co.uk
By train: trains run regularly from London Victoria and Waterloo to both Southampton and Portsmouth, which are also well-served by trains from Bristol, Oxford and Manchester. thetrainline.com
Style & Character
Romancing couples with a keen sense of history will like it here. This used to be home to Princess Beatrice, Queen Victoria's youngest daughter, and the current owners have used historic pictures to restore her style.
Service & Facilities
We love the professionalism of the staff and that the hotel has a large on-site car park.
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
Dogs are allowed in some rooms and charged at £20 per dog, per night.
Many rooms have views over the beautifully planted gardens. We love the the Princess Beatrice room, which has a large bathroom with a balcony.
Double and Twin Rooms, Suites, Luxury Double Suite
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom with separate bath and shower, free Wi-Fi, TV, tea and coffee facilities
Food & Drink
Everything is cooked to order and vegan and gluten-free options are always available. The roasted cod fillet comes with a creamy smoked haddock risotto, Welsh rarebit, crispy parmesan and a zingy salsa verde.
The restaurant: modern British cuisine, seasonal menus, roasts. Open daily for breakfast, Mon-Sat for dinner and Wed-Sat for lunch and afternoon tea. Sunday Lunch 12-4pm.