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Cowes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

We headed for the Fountain on Sunday evening as its popular with my father. All in all the food was very good and the ribeye steak I had was very well cooked and tasted great. The only few issues I noticed where the longer than expected wait time for our food and also the horrendous smell from the vinegar pot....

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emma h, Guest Relations Manager at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and review, Kind regards

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

I'm writing this at 01:30 as we are staying at the Fountain Inn, to attend a wedding in the morning. The room we have been given faces onto the pub next door The Vectis Tavern, which has a beer garden. They were meant to close by midnight but still full of drunks sat in the beer garden making lots of...

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emma h, Guest Relations Manager at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

We are so sorry that our next door neighbours kept you up and disturbed your night, I have fed this review back to the management team to discuss and review their policy for night calls to help future guests whilst staying Kind regards

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

Stayed for one night, room was very comfortable. Not a great view (room 4). Lovely high ceiling, got everything you need except a hairdryer. Bed was very comfortable, good pillows. Great powerful hot shower. We had a meal in the evening, got to say the fish is one of the best I have had. My partner really enjoyed his curry....

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emma h, Guest Relations Manager at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

A great 5 * review to read Kind regards

Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

Good value for the cost of the stay. Staff very helpful and very pleasant . Especially the bar staff , breakfast staff and the lady on reception during our stay . There was a problem with the heating today but the staff's attitude compensated for this. Thank you for a lovely stay

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emma h, Guest Relations Manager at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

A great review to read and many thanks for visiting our site, Kind regards

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

View of sea, lots of character and really nice welcome. Excellent value and superb beer. The breakfast was brilliant. Staff very friendly and helpful. Right next to Red Jet ferry and in centre of town.

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emma h, Guest Relations Manager at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and feedback Kind regards

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

Stayed Monday to Thursday of half term week, seemed quite empty. Breakfast staff excellent - genuinely friendly and attentive rather than the fake customer service found in so many chain places. Very clean hotel in public areas and rooms - windows being washed every morning at breakfast time - clearly a lot of pride in the hotel from its staff....

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Lawrence G, General Manager at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

I am really glad you enjoyed the service provided by our lovely team, I am sorry to hear that the extraction system kept you awake. we have a newer, quieter motor being fitted very shortly, this will hopefully remove this issue for future guests to the room.

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2015

I stayed at the Fountain Inn for two nights, and was pleasantly surprised at how luxurious the room was. It did overlook the ferry port though, so it did mean getting dressed for a wedding with the curtains shut so as to not scare the neighbours! The room was perfect for one, but may have been a bit of a...

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Lawrence G, General Manager at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely reviews, I hope you had a lovely time at the wedding.

Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Very warm welcome received by a lovely lady in reception. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Great location and we would definitely stay there again next year when we return. Thanks to everyone there who made our stay so enjoyable. Absolute delight

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Lawrence G, General Manager at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

I'm really glad you have enjoyed your stay with us, I will pass on your lovely comments to my team.

West Sussex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Furniture fit for a jumble; dirty tatty rooms, awful bathroom, very noisy above fairly low-brow bar - the bad bits. Good: location very good for RedJet footies and High Street (but has its downsides because of noisy oiks in the street) and the staff were all polite and helpful.

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emma h, Guest Relations Manager at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind feedback regarding our team, your comments have been shared with the team to help improve on our standards, Kind regards

Cowes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Went for Sunday lunch at the Fountain yesterday. The whole experience was completely trashed by a baby incessantly screaming its head off while being ignored by its parents. This went on unchecked for at least forty minutes, probably longer, though we didn't hang around to find out. All around, people were remarking on this, and people were drinking up and...

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emma h, Guest Relations Manager at The Fountain Inn, responded to this review

We apologise that when visiting us we failed to deliver our usual high standards we treasure all feedback and I will be sharing your comments with the team to try and resolve the issues you mentioned in your review Kind regards

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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 )
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The Fountain Inn
The Fountain Inn
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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: €80 - €128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Fountain Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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