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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We were there for the weekend, and found the place to be a great find. Right off the ferry on the main street, but quiet at night, and cozy. Very friendly and helpful staff, room on the small side, but nice a clean. Very comfortable bed and good pillows. Hairdryer and tea-making facilities in the room. Old building, but well-maintained....

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I stayed here for 4 days, me and my uncle stayed here because it's not far to get to my brothers. you can go for a lovely walk and look at some shops and go in to some pubs . The room we stayed in was clean but our room was a bit cold the radiator was off and we...

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Herstmonceux, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived to be met by the assistant manager who was very helpful. I got a bit worried when the entrance area was not very clean and also the staircase leading to our room needed a good vacuum. The same could be said for our room, which was not as clean as it should be, and it was small as...

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Essex
Reviewed 22 November 2016

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...

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Newport, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2016 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.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016 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...

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Thank Ray T
Reviewed 30 October 2016 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.

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Thank Gib B
Kent UK
Reviewed 30 October 2016

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...

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West Kilbride, United Kingdom
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 !

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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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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • 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
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included
  • 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: €79 - €126 (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 have room 20. Also there are three floors and no lift so check.”
Bantam70, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Don't go as you will be very disappointed.”
745jeanettec, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Unless you like stairs get a room on lower floor”
davee933, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Don't waste your money”
EssexEmily, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
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JULIESOMERSET, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
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