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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in June this year. Overpriced, unclean, badly in need of refurbishing. Although a period property very poorly maintained and dirty. First room refused, second not much better. Had to ask for toilet and sink to be cleaned. Staff friendly, breakfast ok. Unfortunately, some of the photos taken have not shown up the poor condition of the room, so I... More 

Thank EssexEmily
Newport, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only stayed for a quick drink and the pub is nicely decorated and the staff are welcoming. The toilets however have seen better days, the cubicle was had water marks all up the wall and mess in the toilet, topped off with a broken toilet seat it was also very dark. Been here many times but wasn't impressed today.

Thank Mrpeachy
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not having the luxury to go away this year, due to work commitments, meant that a few days in Cowes on the Isle of Wight was a well needed break. We chose to stay at the Fountain Inn, due to its central location. Well my wife and I loved both Cowes and the Fountain as both had character and the... More 

Thank Ray T
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent roast dinner. Beef, vegetables and potatoes all well cooked and nicely presented. There was a very efficient service and a great atmosphere. The portion size was good. Will be going here again.

Thank Gib B
Kent UK
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The staff were very good, as were the breakfasts. I had the vegetarian option and made a pleasant change. The rooms were basic and functional, but the Inn itself is looking tired and could do with a makeover, but that's not a huge criticism. A good location and we parked in the St Marys Road car park for two days... More 

Thank TeebeeKentUK
West Kilbride, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

About three months ago i complained to managment about constant overcharging at the bar. Went in there again last weekend OCT15th and guess what, overcharged again. It was coorected though when pointed out. Beware watch your charges and cgange !

2 Thank tckqe2
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Good value hotel in the center of East Cowes offers traditional food and accommodation as you expect it. A bit old but clean, a bit loud if room towards street - best of hotel is friendly staff! Good value!

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived Sunday with fab October weather. Four adults and our twin girls. Drinks serviced no problem Lunch order took over 50m for the starters to come and then no mains. A quick trip to see what the problem was resulted in us being told our plates from the starters had not been collected and hence our main courses were... More 

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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed at The Fountain Inn for my boyfriends birthday for 3 nights and had a lovely stay. Room was clean with great views over looking the harbour. Very clean! Staff were nice and helpful. Breakfast was included in our stay and had a great choice of things to have! There isn't a car park but just up the road about... More 

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Steve T, General Manager at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review, we are all delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and hope you will visit again soon. More 

Swanage, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Came here for breakfast with my wife, daughter and 2month old son while we were waiting for a ferry back to Southampton on a Monday morning. Didn't have long and it was the first place we came across that was open. Ordered a couple of full English's for my wife and I, which were priced at £4.99. Reasonable i thought,... More 

1 Thank wazzybh19

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
The Fountain Inn
The Fountain Inn
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Room Service

Additional Information about The Fountain Inn

Address: High Street, Cowes PO31 7AW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Cowes
Price Range: ₹ 4,651 - ₹ 8,071 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Fountain Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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Fountain Hotel Cowes
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“Don't waste your money”
 of 5 bubbles EssexEmily, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles JULIESOMERSET, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Not room 4 Blowers and vent noise all night long! Room 1 was better but lots of street noise!”
 of 5 bubbles greatwells, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles fluffster2016, 5 Jul 2016 | Read review
“No lift. Very noisy. Right next to ferry. Don't stay here!”
 of 5 bubbles si0bh_nr, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
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