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The Fernbank

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   6 Highfield Road, Shanklin PO37 6PP, England
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Ranked #8 of 52 Shanklin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
mark r Peterborough, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dear Jo-Ann, Julian and also your staff (lets not forget them too!) As you know from our discussions I have visited the IOW many times during my youth and thought I would visit this year to revisit the many places I did back then. What I looked for was a Hotel that was well placed with good reviews and at... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An amazing place but totally made by the staff. The trouble they go to ensure guest satisfaction is first class, advice on parking (where to), attractions, routes is all provided. The pool is a great plus too, lovely and warm. Sadly the weather was rather wet during my stay ( not their fault!) but I did seek advice and loved... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a real gem. We keep coming back to this small but first class hotel. Rooms are immaculate, breakfast is excellent and the owners and staff are friendly and efficient. Location is great for touring the Island or for simply spending time on the nearby beach. But you need to book early, we book around 6 months ahead.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First visited in 2011 and returned again in July 2014 and was delighted to find that the Jo-Ann and Julian and their staff are still keeping up the excellent standards at The Fernbank. A particularly nice touch is that Jo-Ann goes to each table at breakfast time to speak to guests and is happy to provide any advice on getting... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the fernbank, we have now stayed for the fourth year running and always find it clean bright and welcoming. Jo-ann and her staff are extremely helpful and always pleased to see you, we love the pool as we like to go for long walks and it is just right to jump into to relax .the breakfasts are great... More

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a last minute room for 1 night as we had already previously stayed in the ocean view hotel for 2 nights & decided to take advantage of the weather The fern bank was a beautiful charming small modern hotel & exceptionally clean the staff were very friendly & accommodating & the brekkie was amazing with so much choice we.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an amazing time at Fernbank. The staff were amazing, so welcoming and they would do anything for you! Our room was beautiful and spotless with the biggest bed we have ever slept in. The grounds are stunning and the pool was a lovely bonus to an already great hotel. Breakfast was perfect, being pregnant I was always in... More

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

this was a very last minute booking for 1 night only & the small double was all that was available-so we were a little apprehensive. There was no need as although small it was perfectly formed & we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Highlights were the friendly staff, amazing breakfast & Pimms on the lawn. This is a lovely small hotel... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We found the Fernbank on this site and booked for our first ever visit to the Isle of Wight. We were not disappointed the staff were welcoming,friendly and helpful. I made full use of the indoor pool and loved the breakfast which certainly set us up for the day. We had a classic room which was the last room available... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I was last in the IOW as a child and always wanted to back. We stayed at the Fernbank it was absolutely fabulous. Jo-anne and staff provide top quality service at the same time we felt like part of the family. Our bedroom was clean, fresh, spacious and homely. Breakfast was first class, being hot , tasty plenty to get... More

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Address: 6 Highfield Road, Shanklin PO37 6PP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fernbank 4*
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