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“Friendly & efficient” 4 of 5 stars
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The Fernside
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   30 Station Avenue, Sandown PO36 9BW, England   |  
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Ranked #14 of 31 Sandown B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Friendly & efficient”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

The kids & I decided on impulse to travel to Isle of Wight for the remainder of their half-term and chose The Fernside after searching TripAdvisor. We all had an extremely pleasant stay and look forward to returning in the summer. Many thanks to Lawrie for all his help.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Charolles, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

My friend and I stayed four nights at the Fernside last week (September 25th to 28th) and had a lovely stay. Our room was clean and comfortable, the breakfast was excellent and our hosts very warm and helpful. We ate at the bar one evening as well. The "bar snacks" was a bit of a misnomer as it was a full meal and very tasty. The Fernside is well located for the train and bus and we got everywhere by bus. I would highly recommend the Fernside and the Isle of Wight.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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92 reviews 92 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

My wife and I had a three night break here last week and we cannot speak highly enough about this excellent hotel.

The rooms are spotless clean and very comfortable tea and coffee and free bottled water in the room.

The breakfast is as good as you can get anywehere - a full (and I mean full!) quality English breakfast - I am glad we were there only three nights 7 breakfasts their would have piled the pounds on us :)

The hotel has a nice little friendly bar and it serves bar meals - we had one and were very impressed at the quality and value for money.

This is a very friendly hotel that we will certainly use again the next time we visit the Isle of Wight

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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North Shields, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
77 hotel reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

B&Bs aren't cheap when compared with Travelodge and bargains you can sometimes get from Hotel chains. We stayed 2 nights at this well located B&B for £144 and we very impressed. The place was clean, not tatty in any way, good breakfast with a great modern TV and they tried so hard to please. They were really professional and helpful - down to even providing free bottled water. The Wifi even worked very well - this is rare in my experience! We would recommend them without reservation.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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crawley
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

The Fernside was clean comfortable excellant breakfast [definately no 'value brand' as one comment made] and yummy breakfast. Liked also the bottles of water which were left. Its the little touches that make it. Excellant hosts the only gripe was tv was a bit small,but then we havn't gone on holiday to watch tv. Room adequate size very good value.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bridgnorth
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

I had 2 nts B&B at Fernside, the room was evry well appointed with flat screen tv (freeview),free WiFi,and en-suite. There is a bar that is open inthe evening for drinks and bar meals, and in the morning there is a spendid breakfast room where a very good full english breakfast is served. There is good off-street parking and the B&B is situated in a quiet location just 5-10 minutes walk to the seafront. I would recommend the Fernside to friends/family and I would stay there again. 10/10

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2011

The Fernside is a lovely clean and comfortable place to stay in arguably the best area of the Isle of Wight for a short break or indeed a longer summer holiday.
We were made very welcome by Lawrie and Denise, the bedroom was first class and the breakfasts were exceptional. The Fernside also has a good bar/lounge area which we took advantage of, we just wished we could have stayed longer than two nights, maybe next time.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Fernside

Address: 30 Station Avenue, Sandown PO36 9BW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Sandown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Sandown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fernside 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A small, family-run licenced Guest House in an ideal location on the Isle of Wight, The Fernside offers a friendly atmosphere, comfortable accommodation and an excellent breakfast, just a few minutes walk from Sandown station and the town's award-winning beach. Whether you are on holiday or on business, Lawrie and Denise Davis offer a warm welcome and will ensure that your visit to The Fernside is relaxing and enjoyable. ... more   less 
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The Fernside Sandown, Isle Of Wight

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