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The Fernside

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   30 Station Avenue, Sandown PO36 9BW, England
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Ranked #14 of 31 Sandown B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013
Greg N N Benfleet, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Benfleet, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Been to this hotel before. The welcoming staff, great breakfasts and great location, were some of the reasons for our return. Again, another warm welcome by Laurie. The breakfasts were still great and a varied selection on offer. The bar meals were again still great, which were washed down with a nice cool beer. One of our family is disabled... More

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Hampshire UK
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24 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Stayed here for two nights over the Bestival weekend as access to the festival is relatively easy by taxi. The welcome is warm and friendly, the rooms very clean if a little dated, the breakfast is generous, and you get a front door key so you can come and go as you please. There is free Wi-Fi which we had... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The owners very friendly and polite. Wendy, who waited on us was very polite and helpful. Took a class of children and they really enjoyed their stay. Would have liked access to water and cups for evening refreshments. Rooms lovely clean and comfortable Also stayed without the children at a weekend and it was a very nice stay. Would recommend

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We stayed at The Fernside for a few days in May. The room was very comfortable and clean. Den and Laurie were the perfect hosts. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The cooked breakfast was great, and set us up for the day. It was great to go back to The Fernside in the evening and relax in the... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Visited with friends for a weekend trip away to the Fernside. Both Denise and Lawrie were so welcoming and nothing was too much for them. The choice of English Breakfast was great and cooked to perfection. My fried egg was lovely and runny, very difficult when catering for so many people at one time. The Fernside maybe a little old... More

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

I came with friends to stay at Fernside during the weekend. Denise and Lawrie are so welcoming and helpful. The cooked breakfast was delicious and we also enjoyed several other meals and had very generous helpings! The decor at Fernside may be old fashioned, but everywhere was spotlessly clean and our room with ensuite shower was comfortable. We enjoyed a... More

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Stayed recently for a couple of nights over a weekend. When you arrive you could be forgiven for thinking it's a little out of the way and looks a little old fashioned, but for what it lacks in modern decor it makes up for in droves with service. We were greeted very cheerfully and shown to our rooms. Our double... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

My wife booked this hotel for a short stay on the Isle of Wight with the intention that her cousin and husband would stay with us. Unfortunately due to family reasons they couldn't go. When we arrived Laurie gave us a warm welcome and told us about various places to eat in town. He also told us which roads to... More

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

We stayed for three nights, and yes, the cooked breakfast was good, although a very limited choice of fruit, grapefruit segment and prunes. The room looked very 'Heath Robinson', with cables hanging in bunches behind the tv, running down the doorframes, none of the fixtures & fittings matched. It certainly did not give a feeling of peace and harmony. Soap... More

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Fernside, Owner at The Fernside, responded to this review

This is very disappointing. It is evident from all of the other reviews, that the overwhelming majority of our guests leave happy. It is such a shame that we were unable to meet the expectations of this particular guest. More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Been going to the fernside with my parents for years now, and never disapointed once with our stay. The breakfast is fatastic, with local produce on offer! The rooms are always clean and serviced well, and the Laurie is a superb hotel owner, making everyone feel welcome and comfortable.

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Address: 30 Station Avenue, Sandown PO36 9BW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Sandown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fernside 4*
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A small, family-run licenced Guest House in an ideal location on the Isle of Wight, The Fernside offers a friendly atmosphere, comfortable accommodation and an excellent breakfast, just a few minutes walk from Sandown station and the town's award-winning beach. Whether you are on holiday or on business, Lawrie and Denise Davis offer a warm welcome and will ensure that your visit to The Fernside is relaxing and enjoyable. ... more   less 
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