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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 4 days ago
Andrew G Amersham
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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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Amersham
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An average town centre pub straddling the bus station entrance but actually quite a nice place to stay for a couple of nights. Room 1 has no view and is noisy from revellers in the street below but is beautiful appointed, very large, a proper and very comfy king size bed and large bathroom. Room 11 is smaller but also... More

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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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109 hotel reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I will start off this review admitting that I prefer the comfort and convenience of chain hotels, especially the nicer ones. Every now and then it is nice to stay in a local hotel or B&B, but after a recent multi night stay at The Fountain, I am sad to say it did not live up to my expectation. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spend two nights at The Fountain Inn. This is pub hotel, and expect average service - the bar staff also looked after the hotel reception, and whilst they were friendly, however, they didn't have the experience of hospitality sector. The room was clean, however, there was a smell that came from the pub in the ground floor. The room... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Finding this place was an adventure in and of itself. Finally found it almost by accident. When we pulled in, there was no place to park or even to unload one's bags. After being sent to find the car park up the hill, we lucked out and found a place on the street but I would not have been happy... More

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

One night business stay. The sat nav is hopeless. The warren of one way streets makes it a difficult place to find and then park. Best to set the satnav to the Euro car park up the hill - free overnight parking. A short downhill walk with suitcases only takes a few minutes. I was in room 21 on the... More

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london
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

OK for one night, Friendly and helpful staff. Our room on the top floor meant we needed help with our luggage as there is no lift, Clean and comfortable room, The shower curtain was tired and grubby however, It was good that they had an iron , ironing board and hair drier in the bedroom. Carpeting in the public areas... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a couple of nights. Friendly service at very good rates. Good location in heart of Cowes. Only gripes were breakfast was small and beans stodgy, room service was unavailable due to staff shortage, and there is no parking at hotel (which was not clear when I booked it).

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us, we are glad you recieved our usual friendly service. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Lawrence Griffin, General Manager More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We loved spacious superior Room No. 1. It is in a superb central location so can be noisy but I used ear plugs so no problem at all. Breakfast excellent and all the staff where fantastic. I absolutely loved this place and it far exceeded my expectations. Thank you, We will be back.

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

Thank you for your lovely review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and look foreward to welcoming you again soon. Lawrence Griffin, General Manager More

Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We stayed at The Fountain with our 2 greyhounds for a couple of nights and will definitely be staying there again next time we visit the Isle of Wight. The newly refurbished rooms are lush! After our first night, we were offered a much larger room which had become available, to give us more space with our dogs. This was... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am glad that you (and your surprisingly large dogs!) enjoyed yourselves. I will enjoy seeing you all again soon. Lawrence Griffin, General manager. More

Beverley
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I've stayed here on a number of occasions and it's perfectly fine. What i would advise anyone to do though is pay the extra tenner for the superior room, well worth it. My colleagues room was the size of my bathroom, I had a suit with a king sized bed and very large tv. The food is ok, bog standard... More

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Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am glad you enjoyed your superior room, and look forward to your next visit. Lawrence Griffin, General manager. More

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Address: High Street, Cowes PO31 7AW , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Cowes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Fountain Inn 3*
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