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The Fountain Inn

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   High Street, Cowes PO31 7AW , England
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Cowes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent staff & service. They really make you welcome & you feel they care & make your stay memorable. Also the breakfast & choice of dinner is restaurant fare. They are located adjacent to the Red Funnel passenger ferry in East Cowes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night on business. It is a great pub/restaurant/hotel. The room was very clean and tidy. i was on the 1st floor and there was a little noise coming up from the pub below, but it wasnt too much of a problem and it didnt go on too late The location is right next to the redjet... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Have just spent an extremely good weekend in this Hotel. It's ideally situated next to the Red Jet Ferry terminal. The Number 1 bes runs into Newport every 8 minutes so transport links are good. In addition, Cowes itself has lots of pubs and restaurants to keep you amused. The hotel was extensively refurbished last year and from the outside... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I just needed to get away for a couple of days and had not been to the Isle of Wight for at least 20 years so picked the hotel for situation just by the red jet ferry. Certainly very near but not intrusive. Good for the buses to take you around the Isle. Staff could have been more friendly and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

Stayed at the Fountain inn for 3 nights in October. It was in a good position overlooking the ferry terminal in Cowes and the staff were friendly and helpful. We had a room right on the top floor which was comfortable and quiet although a little tired around the edges(paint flaking off walls and window sills) No shower gel or... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Booked a room here on spec whilst touring the island. The room number 15 overlooked Cowes harbour with the ferry terminal and taxi/bus stop outside. The room was nicely furnished, the bed was very lumpy and uncomfortable. The worst thing was the two ventilation fans out side the window which were very loud continued all night and it was like... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

very friendly pub in a town centre location. just a few yards from the ferry. the hospitality was excellent, the food was good. But for me the downsides outweighed the good sides. tiny room, almost no hanging space. no parking. buses outside the window from 7am to 11pm. the pub next door had very loud live music until after 12.00.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Check in was quick and the entire team were helpful. The room itself was well equipped. Only thing I thought needed changing was the shower curtain but apart from that the room was comfortable and the bed was well made with crisp fresh linen. Had bad experiences with pub breakfasts in the past but I was not disappointed this time... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

As regulars (both to stay and to eat) at the Fountain a recent visit for a family reunion/dinner left us underwhelmed. Over the years we have stayed and eaten many times at the hotel a slightly scruffy but character filled home from home, a full refurb (about 18 months ago) had smartened up our old favorite but kept the friendly... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Booked the Fountain through booking.com not realising exactly where it is. It has to be the only hotel between the Red Jet Ferry and the Marina. And given the Red Jet and the Marina are 200 yards apart that is pretty handy. Vey good service and nice room although if you have a heavy bag you maybe faced with 4... More 

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Address: High Street, Cowes PO31 7AW , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Cowes
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Fountain Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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