The Rowborough stands proudly in the heart of Shanklin, complete with gardens where the guests can relax and soak up the sun, all of which makes for a home-from-home environment. Facilities are vast here at the family-run Rowborough. Whether you’re here to explore the island or looking to relax, this is the guest house for you. Pets are also welcome.

Covid-19 Updates - 'We're Good to Go'

What does 'We're Good to Go' mean for me? Find out more

Please be aware that not all facilities may be available since re-opening, please see the 'Useful info' tab for more updates

Under the current government roadmap rules overnight stays are not yet allowed for serviced accommodation, until such times that Step 3 of the roadmap is achieved (hopefully 17 May). Please ensure to check the latest government guidance prior to booking your holiday.

For the latest restriction and facility information, please refer directly to the accommodation provider before making a booking

We are currently unable to offer online payment plans, but if the value of your Red Funnel Holiday (Ferry + Accommodation) exceeds £200 and you wish to explore this option, please call us on 02380 019192 or email your request to

Please note: we recommend that you obtain adequate holiday insurance cover at time of booking. 


Set in beautiful gardens The Rowborough is a friendly, family run Guest House, set within walking distance to the cliff path, promenade and local amenities of Shanklin. The location makes it ideal for exploring Shanklin and Sandown. 
Accreditations: AA 4 Stars Silver Award and Traveller’s Choice Award for one of the Best Small Hotels in UK with Trip Advisor.

All bedrooms are en suite facilities. One Ground floor room is mobility friendly. Tea/coffee making facilities, Flat screen TV/DVD, Radio/Alarm & Hairdryers in all rooms. Choice of menu - special diets catered for. Residents licensed bar, Guest Lounge & Conservatory. Free WiFi available throughout. Landscaped gardens with Terrace. Off-street car parking available. Children aged 10 years and over welcome (Children 14 years and over are counted as an adult). Small dogs only accepted by prior arrangement - charged at £7 per night applies.

Open: 15 March - 31 October 2021  |  Minimum number of nights: 3  | Half-board is only available 15-31 March and 4-31 October 2021. Evening meals may be arranged at other times directly with The Rowborough

Facilities included


  • Car parking
  • WiFi 
  • TV and DVD player
  • Hair dryer (Removed at the moment)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar (only available for sit down meals at the moment)
  • Hospitality tray 


  • Check-in - 14:00 - 17:00
  • Check-out - 10:00
  • Breakfast - 08:00 to 09:00
  • Evening meal - 18:30


  • Small dogs only accepted by prior arrangement - charged at £7 per night payable to Rowborough on arrival, please declare breed and names of any dog in your party in the 'Special Requests' box below.

Restaurant - Half board is only available between 15 to 31 March and 4 to 31 October - if a customer has booked on a Half-Board basis, guest need to contact The Rowborough the day before arrival to make arrangements for their first evening meal. 01983 866072 /

Covid-19 updates

The Rowborough request you keep to social distancing rules as much as possible.
Please check out The Rowborough's protocols to protect staff and guests - find out more.
If you have any worries or concerns please call The Rowborough on 01983 866072 and they will be happy to discuss them with you.
The Rowborough have also attained the 'AA Covid-19 Confident Award'

The Rowborough Address: 32 Arthurs Hill, Shanklin, Isle of Wight PO37 6EX

  •  Shanklin Chine

  • Shanklin Old Village
  • Godshill Model Village
  • Sandown Bay
  • Shanklin Esplanade and Beach
  • Shanklin and Sandown Golf Club
  • Isle of Wight Zoo
  • Dinosaur Isle
  • Many bars and restaurants