See what we’ve been up to…
We have updated our booking pages and now you can book your room and pay when you check out instead. Don't worry if you need us to take payment in advance if you are booking for a friend or work colleague we can do that too (just give us a shout and we will process it for you)
If your plans are set in stone and you want to save a few pounds you can also use our new non refundable rates. Same room, same great breakfast and service - but you pay at the time of booking and can't change your mind.
Also we you can reserve your room at our non refundable rates and pay over a few months/weeks with our new Direct Debit Scheme. Just give us a call and we can set you up no problem at all
We are very lucky in Cowes, there are lots of great places to eat and drink! It’s definitely worth booking ahead as they’re either very busy or quite tiny, either way they can get booked up quickly. Here we’ve put together a list of our favourites, most of them have menus on their websites to peruse…
North House , luxury hotel and restaurant – Website – decadant food, wine and service
Harbour Kitchen – Website – Burgers – local ingredients – dirty fries
Prawn & Co – Facebook page – Great new restaurant – Prosecco and dim sum bar set in a grade 2 listed butchers shop
The Basque Kitchen – Website
Mojacs – Website – longstanding favourite in Cowes – great food in a traditional restaurant setting – 10% discount available to all our guests just mention you are staying at The Caledon when you sit down
Murrays – Website – Fish restaurant – always get good reviews from our guests – 10% discount available to all our guests just mention you are staying at The Caledon when you sit down
Number 3 – Website – intimate little restaurant, limited but good menu
Toninos – Website – a classic Italian choice.
Prego – Website – an excellent modern Italian restaurant over the floating bridge in East Cowes – worth the trip in our opinion.
Spice Central – Website – 10% discount available (please phone to book a table) – Wonderful Indian Restaurant/Tapas Bar
We also have plenty of pubs and a few curry houses too so there is plenty of choice for all.
Or a 5 min drive away in Gurnard:
The Little Gloster – website – lovely food, right on the seafront, great sunsets
Here’s a link to Tripadvisor reviews of restaurants in Cowes:
If you are staying at The Caledon Guest House in Cowes and need to arrange a taxi to or from work or a wedding, then here are a few local firms you can call.
TJ Taxis (Cowes) – 01983 520274 or 07768 426645
Cowes Taxis – 01983 294444
A1 Cars (Cowes) – 01983 295566
Rounsevell Taxis, East Cowes – 01983 280800
ASAP Taxis (Newport) – 01983 522222
Ryde Taxis (Ryde) – 01983 811111
We really would recommend that you try and book in advance, as it can be really difficult to get a taxi at short notice. Also ask for a rough idea of price so you don’t get a nasty surprise when you arrive, they can be on the pricey side.
Cowes to Newport – £11
Cowes to Newchurch – £20-22
Cowes to Yarmouth – £25
Cowes to Ryde – £25
Alternatively see our Travelling by Bus page.
We are super super pleased to have these guys down the road from us now offering Paddle Board and Mountain Bike hire in Cowes on the Isle of Wight.
Check out their great website – www.twoelements.co.uk – for guides of where to go and what to do, as well as all the prices etc
They will deliver up to us at The Caledon if you ask and they can stay safe and secure in our bike store overnight if you rent for more than 1 day.
Mark & Andrea
There’s no LIFE without WATER.
2007, Two Elements was born from a love of wind and water and a passion for teaching water-based sports. The business has been all round the world in the last 10 years and now (2017) returns to the UK.
Newly, based on the Isle of Wight (10 Bath Road, West Cowes), the focus is all about exploring and adventures on this beautiful Island. We rent equipment with detailed guides for the self-explorer.
We have a relaxed vibe in store serving island roasted coffee and the latest products from Red Paddle Board co. and Mystic technical clothing.
We are very friendly and everyone is welcome.
Come and cycle the Isle of Wight and stay with us at The Caledon Guest House in Cowes. Really convenient location right on the round the island cycle route with secure cycle storage, beautiful rooms and great local breakfast.
We are a super base from which to complete the famous Isle of Wight Randonnee (Round the Island cycle route) or take on any other part of the many cycle paths and trails the Isle of Wight has to offer.
Bring your bike over on the Red Funnel Car Ferry (www.redfunnel.co.uk – get your 15% car ferry discount code from us if you are bringing the bikes on your car), cross the river on the floating bridge and you are ready to put your bike into our secure cycle store (takes up to 12 bikes) overnight and wander into town to grab a bite to eat at one of the many pubs and restaurants just a 5 min wander down the road in Cowes.
Up early for a wonderful breakfast made using the best local produce and you are ready to explore our wonderful Island. The main route starts right outside our door and is well signposted throughout and we can always supply the odd map too. Check out this great local company who hire bikes from down the road and has plenty of guides to use – Two Elements Cycling Guide
Outside taps for water bottles and a hose to wash down the bike at the end of the day and a few useful tools are all on hand.
Have a look round the rest of our website and give us a shout if you have any questions on 01983 293599.
If you are looking to hire a bike then go straight over to Two Elements – who are just down the road from us in Cowes town – they also do paddle boards!
Mark & Andrea
Available for B&B
Having had a long standing booking with sponsors for over 7 years we are finally able to offer bed and breakfast accommodation over the Round the Island Race Weekend on the 6th & 7th July.
Being less than 5 minute walk to both Shepards Wharf & Cowes Yacht Haven we are ideal for those looking for a more relaxed and luxurious nights sleep before the big day
We do have a 2 night minimum stay requirement and are booking up fast so please do book online or call us on 01983 293599.