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The Fountain Inn

High Street, Cowes PO31 7AW , England
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Cowes
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Susan B Hythe, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a long thin building - pub and hotel that has the advantage of being right beside the Red Jet terminal and the water taxi ( to the Folly or Island Harbour) arrival and departure point. You can sit inside or outside with a water view ( unfortunately also with the smokers) . It has wifi. The service was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were forced to go into The Fountain Inn by the rain, it didn't appeal to us in a anyway but we went in. we saw that most people were standing by the bar, we then went into the back room which we found was more of a family room, my mother went to order and it took its time... More 

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Northampton, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Landing on the red jet ferry make sure you look to your left as you are behind the Fountain as you exit the terminal. Ie you can enter the premises through the rear bar area less than 20 feet away. We went round the front not realising we were so close and on entry were treated to a less than... More 

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emma h, Guest Relations Manager at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay, we will be discussing the issues you mentioned in your review with the team at the Fountain to help us improve our standards for future guests, Kind regards More 

Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the published menu looked very limited buy on entering we found a lot of specials to chose from. There is a bar and restaurant we sat on the decking for the views of the marina. Food was served hot and fairly quickly, bar man was friendly when he took the order. A nice early evening meal of stake for Mrs... More 

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emma h, Guest Relations Manager at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Roger for taking the time to post your review, we change our special menu frequently to offer more choice but still offering quality, kind regards More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Tried this for dinner last evening. The restaurant was busy so we opted for food in the bar area. They offer a fairly simple menu, but well cooked and presented. In addition, their meal deal gives you 2 main courses for £11.99. One or two excellent beers on offer too.

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emma h, Guest Relations Manager at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Steve for sharing your experience with us on Trip Advisor we are so pleased that you enjoyed your recent visit and found us value for money, Kind regards More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We ate at the Fountain on Saturday evening. There were 3 adults and 1 child. The waiters and waitresses were brilliant - nothing was too much trouble for them. The quality of the food was far better than the modest prices would suggest. The children's menu was particularly good value at only £3.50. My roasted beetroot curry was amazing. We... More 

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Thank you for visiting Trip Advisor and leaving great feedback for the team, Kind regards More 

Planet Earth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Cowes is lovely. This place is a good location and is an Inn so expect rooms above the pub. Can be noisey if you have a room where the window faces the ferry. The room I had was a good size and relatively clean. However, it seems that when the cleaners do their job they don't dust. The ceiling had... More 

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emma h, Guest Relations Manager at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

I will ensure that the management team read your feedback to understand and help improve the standards within the hotel, many thanks for taking the time to visit trip Advisor and leave feedback for the team, Kind regards More 

Belper, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Great location in the middle of the night life and only a few steps away from the ferry. The only problem being the noise in the late evening early morning from the late night drinkers. There is also a problem with car parking as there is none offered by the hotel. The 2 rooms we had were small but clean.... More 

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Thank you Terry for your review, it is pleasing to read that you enjoyed your breakfast with us and that the staff were on hand to help, many thanks More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

We ordered food at 6pm and unfortunately it took exactly 1 hour to arrive. The staff apologised, but needless to say we were hungry. The food was nice, but we didn't find the wait acceptable so wouldn't visit again.

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emma h, Guest Relations Manager at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Lindsay for visiting our page to leave feedback regarding your recent visit, we are sorry that you experienced a delay in receiving your food, we will discuss your issue highlighted wit the team,Kind regards More 

Whitstable, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Welcoming, friendly staff. Relaxed atmosphere. Great food. Couldn't be nearer ferry - its right there as you step off. Its also right in the centre of West Cowes. I'd never been to the Isle of Wight before -I loved it. Will definitely return & stay at The Fountain Inn again - soon, I hope.

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Thank you for your feedback,, We work hard in all areas of the hotel to provide fantastic value for money. It’s good to hear that you had a positive experience. I will share your feedback with all of the team. Kind regards More 

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