Isle of Wight hotel is one of the best in the UK according to Conde Nast Traveler

The AN ISLE of Wight hotel was named one of the top 15 beach hotels in the UK by Conde Nast Traveler in 2022.

North House on Sun Hill, Cowes claimed a spot on the list after being described as ‘the smartest hotel on the Isle of Wight’.

The pair of 1850s townhouses that make up North House received a ‘clean update’ a few years ago, transforming the Grade II listed building into a ‘slow hangout for Island hopper and locals,” says Conde Nast Traveller.

The post describes ‘sea view rooms’ located in ‘what was once the town’s theatre’, and the larger rooms available in the 14-room venture include four-poster beds and deep, plush armchairs .

While filming Victoria and Abdul at Osborne, Judi Dench stayed at the hotel, with room 12 named “The Dame Judi Dench Suit”.

The hotel also offers several “nautical nods,” with the rooms decorated in classic blue-and-white wallpaper and seashells found in the bar.

Conde Nast Traveler notes that best of all is North House’s “Heated Outdoor Pool open from early May through October.”

The future of the hotel was uncertain when, in 2021, its former owners chose to focus on their other projects.

Later this week, the boutique hotel will reopen under new ownership by Sara and Peter Cullen, and their Michelin partner starred Robert Thompson as chef patron.

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North House on Sun Hill in Cowes.

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