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.

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Please Note: we strongly recommend that you obtain adequate holiday insurance cover at time of booking, to include cancellations and Covid-19 related issues.


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 Gold Award and Traveller's Choice Awards for 8 consecutive years.

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 on first come first served basis. 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. Evening meals are available outside of peak season charged at £20 per person per menu, to be booked and paid for directly with The Rowborough.

Open: 1 April - 10 October 2022 | Minimum number of nights: 3

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


  • 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 - Evening meals are available between 1 April - 22 July and 5 September - 10 October 2022, charged at £20 per person per menu. This will need to be booked and paid for directly with The Rowborough - 01983 866072 /

Covid-19 updates

Please check out The Rowborough's protocols to protect staff and guests - find out more.
The Rowborough have also attained the 'AA Covid-19 Confident Award'

Payment Plan
We are currently unable to offer online payment plans, but if your journey is more than 60 days ahead with the value of your Red Funnel Holiday (Ferry + Accommodation) exceeding £200 and you wish to explore this option, please call us on 
02380 019192 or email your request to

On-request Bookings
Please note: all On-Request bookings are manually checked with the accommodation provider by our team before availability is confirmed. If available, one of our team will contact you directly by phone or email (usually within 4 working hours*) to confirm and complete your booking. Please disregard any payment remittance received following checkout – this is not a confirmation of your booking.

*due to a high volume of bookings/enquiries we anticipate the our usual response may be extended beyond 4 hours and we thank you for your patience.

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