Foresters Hall

30 Sun Hill, Cowes, UK
Old Town
14 Rooms
Contemporary Classic & Lively
Starting at:
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Not yet a boutique-hotel hotbed, the port town of Cowes, on the north coast of the Isle of Wight, can certainly support at least one stylish lodging. The Georgian townhouse that’s now home to Foresters Hall has long been a local fixture — it’s named for its original use as a meeting place for the Ancient Order of Foresters — but its most recent chapter began in 2022, when Sarah Curran and Peter Sussman, a couple of film-industry professionals, sought to parlay their years of experience as travelers into their first hospitality venture.

Its accommodations are divided between the main house, the adjacent Lodge, and the poolside Garden Suites. They’re all different, as is typical of historical houses, though they’re united by the decorative eye of their proprietors, who have outfitted Foresters Hall with period-correct Georgian decorative elements as well as contemporary pieces and artworks collected during the couple’s pre-Foresters life.

That saltwater swimming pool is a welcome surprise; no less welcome is the restaurant, Smoking Lobster at Foresters Hall, a Mediterranean-influenced sequel to the town’s other highly regarded Smoking Lobster. And quite aside from the restaurant’s own wine list, the hotel features its own impressive collection of bottles selected by your hosts themselves.

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Foresters Hall
30 Sun Hill, Cowes, UK
Old Town

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Valet parking
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Bikes available
  • Shopping area nearby

Need to Know

  • Foresters Hall is closed during January each year.
  • Extra beds are not available.
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Parking is not available at the property, but a car park is located nearby, as is street parking on Church Road and Ward Avenue.
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 11:00

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Guest Rooms and Public Spaces
  • Conserves energy when rooms are empty
  • Uses energy-efficient heating and cooling
  • Uses energy-efficient lighting
  • Cleans with eco-friendly products
  • Gives guests the option to reuse linens and towels
  • No single-use plastic toiletries
  • Sources produce from local farms
  • Creates seasonal menus from locally sourced produce
  • Offers vegan menu options
Community and Environment
  • Purchases from locally owned businesses
  • Hires locally with fair wages, benefits, and advancement
  • Actively supports the needs of the local community
  • Trains staff in sustainability best practices

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