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The Fountain Hotel
Ranked #11 of 23 Okehampton B&B and Inns
Herefordshire, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Not good”
Reviewed 7 October 2011

Great location, and friendly staff, but there it ends. This hotel has potential but it isn't being taken care of. Room...peeling wall paper, really mouldy shower cubicle, dirty carpets broken step, table lamp not working.... doesn't take a lot to correct any of these, if there is a will. Potentially good restaurant and food, but we waited for over 10 minutes to see if someone was around to show us to a table, ... no one came ....knocks on the kitchen door were ignored, despite having a number of guests in the restaurant already. We ate elsewhere... lost revenue! Breakfast OK. Overall overpriced for very poor experience.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 September 2011

We stayed one night at the Fountain Inn en route to Dartmouth. Great location on the edge of Dartmoor and easy to find. The room was a little tired but was good value for the price. Good selection of food in the bar and a great breakfast in the morning. Would return again

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Surrey
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231 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2011

We stayed in the Family Room overlooking the river and courtyard which has a large double room and adjoining room with bunks for children. We found it very comfortable, though agree with others that the macerator toilet can be temperamental (make sure the handle is up or it grinds away all night!). Staff were very helpful and the food was very pleasant - local sausages and mustard mash was a highlight. Childrens portions of all dishes available. Full marks to the kitchen also for allergy awareness which can be a problem in many establishments. The back bar has a real old fashioned local pub feel to it - there were a couple of people playing instruments and others joining in with a wide range of songs on Saturday night and we were made very welcome by staff and locals alike.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Hastings, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2010

I have just come back from a five day stay at the Fountain Hotel; I was dealing with a flood that had occured in my father's house as a result of the recent cold snap. The Fountain was a wonderful place to come back to; warm and welcoming. The staff couldn't have been more helpful; one very kind staff member even lent me her reading glasses when I lost mine. The food was excellent - I particularly enjoyed the pheasant pie with juniper berries. The breakfasts were just what you wanted on a cold morning - only problem is I have put on a pound or two. My room was comfortable - a good size for a single; the macerator toilet complained of in another review was working fine though it did make the odd gurgle. In all excellent value and I will certainly return if I need to come back to that part of Devon.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled on business
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oxfordshire
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2010

The bar staff when we arrived were exceptionally nice and helpful and the morning staff were very nice too. However, the room was really pretty awful due largely to the macerator toilet which was giving out a smell of sewage and also kept working all night. There was clearly a serious problem as when you emptied the bason brown bits bubbled up from the shower tray. We did not move rooms as we were undressed by the time we became aware of this and guessed this would be a problem elsewhere but also because we didnt intend having a shower. The staff took £10 off the room but quite honestly if I was the owner I think I would have refunded the cost of the room and just charged for the breakfast and supper. Such a shame to criticise the hotel as the staff were really exceptional

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Fountain Hotel
Address: Fore Street, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 1AP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmoor National Park > Okehampton
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Ranked #11 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Okehampton
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,932 - ₹ 9,178
Hotel Class:3 star — The Fountain Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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