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The Fountain Inn
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Cowes
Nice, France
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25 reviews
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“Nice cosy place in a perfect location”
Reviewed April 8, 2014

Had a very good time at this hotel.
Bedroom was clean, good bed, perfectly located next to the ferry arrival/departure and on Cowes main street.
I had the chance to be there for the carnival and had a bedroom with a view on the street.
Had a really good time.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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OEIGK, Guest Relations Manager at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Thank you for your lovely review. I am really glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and glad you liked our comfy beds. We look forward to seeing you again. Lawrence Griffin, General Manager
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southampton
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Reviewed April 7, 2014

We pop over to the island usually for a day out from Southampton, we decided to stay for the night and booked in the fountain hotel. The room was just right ,clean and all things you needed was at hand ie hair drier soaps , tea coffee biscuits !! Food was good had an evening meal and breakfast was hearty, staff were really nice too. Will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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OEIGK, Guest Relations Manager at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Thankyou for your good honest review, I am glad you chose to stay with us, and hope you choose us again, when you next visit from Southampton. Lawrence Griffin, General Manager
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 3, 2014

We posted a review some months ago after a dreadful dining experience. At that time there were no redeeming aspects of the evening. Food, staff, and atmosphere all poor.
However, we tried the Fountain again last weekend and were very pleasantly surprised. The staff were attentive warm and efficient. The food was well cooked and reasonably priced. In fact the person who served us, brought my attention to a deal that by making a small change to our selection saved us several pounds. We noticed the difference in the atmosphere as we walked in, which helped us to have a more positive disposition. We were seated next to a small group of friends visiting the Island, and it was clear they were also pleased with how their evening turned out. To sum up, this was a very pleasant evening. We will return.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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OEIGK, Guest Relations Manager at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Thankyou for chosing to come back to the Fountain. I am glad you had a pleasurable evening, and I hope to welcome you again soon. Lawrence Griffin, General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

We have been to Cowes twice this month as day trippers on our sons boat and both times we went to the Fountain for lunch. Really good pub grub and nice atmosphere. The meal deal of two meals for £9.99 was fantastic value, the pieces of fish were huge and ample chips with mushy peas and tartare sauce - it really hit the spot! Other pubs could learn a thing or two where the food is concerned. Looking forward to going back in the summer.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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OEIGK, Guest Relations Manager at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Thank you for choosing to visit the Fountain when visiting Cowes. I am glad you enjoy the fantastic value of our meals, and hope you enjoy our new menu next time you visit. Lawrence Griffin, General Manager.
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

Only stayed one night and for the price was not expecting too much but what a surprise. Check in was quick and very smooth (despite the bar being very busy) the staff in the restaurant were attentive but not overly so and the food was great. Had a very tasty mixed grill which was just what I needed after quite a long journey. The room itself was not huge but still very comfortable with an excellent shower. Breakfast the following morning was a real delight with both excellent food and great service - the staff at this hotel really are so professional. Will definitely return for another stay soon.

Room Tip: Room 3 is small but I'd still recommend it.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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OEIGK, General Manager at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review, March 4, 2014
Thank you for your excellent review. We are really pleased you had a great stay at The Fountain & we look forward to seeing you soon!

Chris Francis
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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

Spent two nights there for a weekend family get together. A very friendly welcome when we arrived. We had the Superior room at the front overlooking the high street. What a beautiful room, very tastefully decorated and a huge bed. A large ensuite bathroom with a bath and shower was lovely. The only thing needs changing in there was the mirror which has seen better days. The food was amazing and all the staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough. It has a great atmosphere and I would definietly recommend to friends. Well done everyone at The Fountain.

Room Tip: The Superior room at the front will have noise at night from the pubs and people walking by and in t...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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OEIGK, General Manager at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review, March 4, 2014
Thank you for your excellent review. We are really pleased you had a great stay at The Fountain & we look forward to seeing you soon!

Chris Francis
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Ryde, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

Stayed one night recently with my husband for a night out in Cowes. We had room 1 a superior room right on the high street. What a room! It was beautiful. The lovely lady on reception even let us have a late check out. Breakfast was perfect, great waiter. Lovely staff, you can tell they have had good training. The price was incredible for B&B in that room. Only couple of gripes was a bit of TLC needed in the maintenance department which we mentioned and I know is in hand. And unfortunately room one seemed to be next to the cleaning cupboard which meant it wasn't that quiet for a lie in. But these are minor gripes. The Definitely on our top places to stay for an evening out. We'll be back. Thank you team Fountain for making our night away really special.

Room Tip: Room 1 overlooking the high street was lovely.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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OEIGK, General Manager at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review, March 4, 2014
Thank you for your excellent review. We are really pleased you had a great stay at The Fountain & we look forward to seeing you soon!

Chris Francis
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Additional Information about The Fountain Inn

Property: The Fountain Inn
Address: High Street, Cowes PO31 7AW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Cowes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Cowes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Fountain Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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