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The Fernbank

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6 Highfield Road, Shanklin PO37 6PP, England
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1 room 1 adult
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Please ignore visit date I stayed here 3 or 4 years ago. Fantastic! So good I'm going back in 2016. Can't wait. The breakfasts are unbelievable, everything & more you could want room was very comfortable & the pool/garden makes it very relaxing staff couldn't have been more friendly/helpful if they tried. I have friends that have also stayed here... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We stayed here last night. It's a brilliant hotel and great value for money. We were nicely greeted by the owner when we checked in and he was pleasant and welcoming. The room had modern decor and everything you can require. We went for a short walk into and around shanklin before going to the Village Inn for dinner. The... More 

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Pembury, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed a short stay at The Fernbank. The staff were warm and welcoming from the outset. We booked last minute and could only have a small double room. The room was much larger than I feared it might be. It was very clean and complete with all mod cons. It had beautiful views over the gardens, and out to... More 

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

I don't know how much I can add to the positive reviews I read, before staying here, but I would like to add my full agreement. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel very welcome; how refreshing it is to find a place where they truly care about their customers. Our room was immaculately clean and comfortable;... More 

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Jo-Anne C, Manager at The Fernbank, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Our Car Ferry Inclusive offers save a lot of money on the ferry cost, when booked directly with the hotel, this is the most cost effective way to visit or return to the Island. We hope to welcome you again, in the future More 

London, England
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56 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We stayed here for a long weekend (18-21 Sept). We would definitely recommend Fernbank. It’s a lovely property and our room (no 6) was very comfortable with a sea view and lots of storage space. Breakfast (served 8.30-9.30am only) in the sunny conservatory was great. It’s just a short walk to the shops, restaurants and beach in Shanklin. The indoor... More 

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Jo-Anne C, Manager at The Fernbank, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your weekend here with us. We do offer a superb indoor swimming pool and we are sorry that you didn't get to use it during your stay. That gives you a perfect excuse to return and enjoy the delights of the Fernbank once... More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

If you are looking for a Hotel with personally plus an indoor swimming pool & not the usual plain business style this is the place for you . Family run with years of experience & a superb Breakfast . Small Standard doubles so book early for a premier room . Five minutes walk to the Old Village with excellent Pubs... More 

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Jo-Anne C, Manager at The Fernbank, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Your description of the Fernbank as a small hotel with a personality and an indoor pool is very apt. We are indeed in a superb location with just a few minutes walk to so many pubs, restaurants etc. As this building is so old all of the bedrooms are different shapes and sizes. Our Standard... More 

Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We stayed for four nights this week and couldn't praise it enough. Jo-Anne and Julian are the perfect hosts and their staff help to make your stay an excellent one. Our room was spotlessly clean. The breakfast was freshly cooked and you could have as little or as much as you wanted. Nothing was to much trouble. We will happily... More 

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Jo-Anne C, Manager at The Fernbank, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay here on the Island. We do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future. More 

wiltshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the beautiful Fernbank B and B on the 14th September for 5 days. Check in was quick with a very friendly landlady. She asked us did we have any food preferences for breakfast? I asked if porridge was on the menu and she said no I'm so sorry it's not . Not to worry... More 

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Jo-Anne C, Manager at The Fernbank, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We do try to meet requests, whenever possible, as we did with the porridge for yourself. Your kind words have been passed on to all the staff members, and truly make all the effort so worthwhile More 

Torksey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Fran and I stayed for a week again this year; everything that I previously said about Fernbank applied this time. I have never stayed in a better establishment, the staff were attentive to our every need, the bedrooms were quiet and comfortable, the breakfast outstanding. I would highly recommend a stay here.

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Jo-Anne C, Manager at The Fernbank, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. It was totally our pleasure to welcome you both back to the Fernbank again this year. We do hope that we will see you both again very soon. More 

Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Stayed here for two weeks & couldn't fault the place, its a couple of minutes walk into Shanklin with all its pubs,shops, beach etc, The rooms were clean and they have a room suitable for disabled people too. The pool is a good size for an evening or morning swim, excellent breakfasts, well stocked bar & top notch staff, loved... More 

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Jo-Anne C, Manager at The Fernbank, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your two weeks spent here at the Fernbank. We do offer two ground floor rooms, one of which is suitable for guests with walking difficulties. We hope to meet you all again one day. More 

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