Fountain Hotel Isle Of Wight - Cowes (Isle of Wight)

High Street, Cowes (Isle of Wight), United Kingdom, PO31 7AWshow map
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Overview

The 3-star Fountain Hotel Isle Of Wight is placed about 9 km from Carisbrooke Castle. With accents of a historic architecture, the hotel was built in 1793 and renovated in 2012. Fountain Hotel Isle Of Wight comprises of 20 rooms.

The property is set 20 minutes' walk from Osborne House. The venue is 1 km away from the center of Cowes.

The hotel is in close vicinity to a ferry port.

Rooms

Guest rooms at Fountain Hotel Isle Of Wight feature a heating system, a work desk and IDD telephone. Rooms of this hotel overlook the sea. In-room self-catering facilities include a dishwasher and coffee/tea making machines.

Eat & Drink

The hotel’s restaurant welcomes guests with a fresh full English breakfast. Guests can unwind at a relaxing bar serving a wide range of wines and ales. Serving a wide range of dishes, The Red Duster and Pier View can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.

Services

24-hour front desk assistance, ironing service and tour/ticket assistance are also provided on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of rooms:   20.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Breakfast
Pets allowed
No Smoking

No smoking on site

Services

  • Room service

Dining

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Media

  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Check-infrom 14:00-22:00FREECheck-out07:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotAll children3 - 12 yearsExtra bedMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
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Reviews
7.4
Very goodBased on  121  reviews

Rating by category:

9.5
Location
8.2
Rooms
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Service
  • 7.4
    Very good

    well situated for my trip, friendly and helpful staff, good food, especially breakfast. A good value, good quality hotel. I will use the Fountain Inn again.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Location was great. Right on the high street (a 2 minute walk to the marina)

    1) It was incredibly noisy (there's a pub outside that attracts rowdy stag parties and no sound proofing or decent windows). 2) The breakfast service was slow. The lady serving did what she could to help but they were clearly under pressure. I couldn't eat the cooked breakfast when it came (the sausage for instance was cold).

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    We live on the Island and the visit was a birthday suprise for my husband, we were seeing a band at the Ribfest concert in Cowes harbour. From our top floor room we could see the harbour and from the bathroom we could see the stage, so we could have stayed in the lovely room all night and saved on concert tickets! We were that close to all the action and comings and goings in the harbour. The room couldn't have been more perfect. After a superb breakfast we spent the rest of the day shopping in Cowes, amazing shops!

    We loved everything about the hotel.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Location in Cowes is excellent, as hotel is a few steps from the redjet ferry terminal and in the centre of the port of west Cowes. Breakfast is very good and the hotel bar does variety of evening meals.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Staff friendly and facilities ok. Pub style hotel with coffee shop attached. Breakfast good. Convenient for central Cowes, shops & restaurants etc.

    A bit of a drag up to the third floor - obviously no lift owing to age of building. Small attic style room overlooking the High Street. Not the best room ever seen especially with sloping ceilings not really suitable for the 6ft plus. Even 5ft something wife managed to bang her head. Room still noisey from traffic, even three floors up. Would have been fine if used for a single occupant. No parking is a bit of a challenge but ok to overcome for short break might not suit all as nearest parking 10 min walk away.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The hotel is very well located, just as you get off the ferry and near to good pubs, restaurants and shops; it is friendly and provides food to a late hour

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    The hotel was fantastic value for money with an excellent breakfast service. Pastries, cereals, yoghurts, toast and then a cooked breakfast if wanted.

    Would be nice if there were a few boutique rooms available, the rooms are clean and fresh but quite standard. A touch of luxury would be nice.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    the staff were very friendly,room clean,bed comfortable,very close to foot ferry for southampton,good breakfast in morning , would like to say i read bad reviews about room 12(which i was in),and in my opinion are unjustified,i found it very comfort

    the only minus, the room was on the dark side could do with a stronger light bulb

  • 9.2
    Superb

    really friendly and helpful staff, fantastic food, lovely quiet location (even over new years), very village feel, lots of nice scenery. it was a lovely place to relax.

    not so much a complaint, but don't stay there if you have a car if you are against walking. the nearest free parking is about a 10-15min walk away. not a problem for us at all.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    the staff are some of the friendliest u will encounter food was excelant and location supurb

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Our stay was very comfortable and the food and service was excellent. I was pleasantly suprised by how friendly and helpful the staff were and I would definately recommend the Fountain Inn to friends and relatives who might want to visit Cowes.

    The rooms and general decor looked a little tired and in need of some attention but it was very clean and the welcome was very warm.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Extreamly helpful & Friendly Staff. Clean rooms, comfy and quiet.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Location excellent - right next to the Red Jet (fast ferry), buses, taxis and in the middle of Cowes main street. Bed very comfortable. Bedroom very quite despite being over a pub with a live band performing

    The toilet needed some lime descaler or similar (the rest of the bathroom was very clean)

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The staff were extremely accommodating with every request. We had 7 bikes and after completing a charity ride, they allowed us to use a spare room to shower before heading back to London. A fantastic place to stay, with great food, buzz and ever so helpful. I would stay there again if I travelled to the IOW.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The hotel was ideally placed for my trip. I found the hotel reasonably priced, the staff helpful and the room comfortable. I ate in the bar and found both the evening menu an breakfast to be excellent.

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Check-infrom 14:00-22:00FREECheck-out07:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotAll children3 - 12 yearsExtra bedMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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