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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Amersham
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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111 hotel reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

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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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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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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