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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days 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 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Hampshire, UK
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here whilst on the IOW for the festival in June. Thought we would give Cowes a try (we usually stay in Ryde) but found that the travelling to and from the festival site was more difficult. The room was adequate, comfy and very clean. However our breakfast experience was not a good one. Each morning we were served... More

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called in for two cups of tea on a Saturday afternoon. Whilst the tea tasted okay, the cup was dirty and the spoon that came with the cup and saucer was even worse (picture attached). The staff were dressed in a uniform but they looked very untidy and the gent who exclaimed and gave a sigh when he saw... More

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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch and ordered two smoked haddock off the two for £9.99 menu. We were told there was a 15 minute wait for food. We started getting tetchy after 45 minutes waiting but the food did come after about 55 minutes. When it did come it was very enjoyable. Just a pity we were not informed of the wait.... More

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Mayhill, New Mexico
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Only place open for breakfast in Cowes so not much choice. Couldn't sit in restaurant area because it was 'too busy' so in bar area...gaming machines and stale alcohol smell. Eggs benedict was poor - eggs burst and running all over plate, hollandaise sauce curdled. Sent back. Next version still curdled. Didn't eat. Coffee was Nescafe instant. Didn't bring butter,... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We stayed for one night and booked online at a discounted rate. We were given a superior double room which was lovely. The bed was huge and there was a sofa, chairs etc to make a separate area. The staff were very helpful and friendly and couldn't do enough to help.Breakfast was superb with lots of choice of cereals, pastries,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My husband brought me here for a nights break away for my birthday. Lovely room but not very big. Great view over waters, noisy at night (window open as too hot) but still slept well. Shower door was faulty. Friendly staff offered extra towels to stop floor getting wet as was quickest resolution until door could be fixed. Nice food... 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*
Number of rooms: 20
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