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The Fernside
Ranked #12 of 30 Sandown B&B and Inns
North Shields, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
119 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“Thought it was a great B&B”
Reviewed 4 August 2011

B&Bs aren't cheap when compared with Travelodge and bargains you can sometimes get from Hotel chains. We stayed 2 nights at this well located B&B for £144 and we very impressed. The place was clean, not tatty in any way, good breakfast with a great modern TV and they tried so hard to please. They were really professional and helpful - down to even providing free bottled water. The Wifi even worked very well - this is rare in my experience! We would recommend them without reservation.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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crawley
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2011

The Fernside was clean comfortable excellant breakfast [definately no 'value brand' as one comment made] and yummy breakfast. Liked also the bottles of water which were left. Its the little touches that make it. Excellant hosts the only gripe was tv was a bit small,but then we havn't gone on holiday to watch tv. Room adequate size very good value.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bridgnorth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2011

I had 2 nts B&B at Fernside, the room was evry well appointed with flat screen tv (freeview),free WiFi,and en-suite. There is a bar that is open inthe evening for drinks and bar meals, and in the morning there is a spendid breakfast room where a very good full english breakfast is served. There is good off-street parking and the B&B is situated in a quiet location just 5-10 minutes walk to the seafront. I would recommend the Fernside to friends/family and I would stay there again. 10/10

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2011

The Fernside is a lovely clean and comfortable place to stay in arguably the best area of the Isle of Wight for a short break or indeed a longer summer holiday.
We were made very welcome by Lawrie and Denise, the bedroom was first class and the breakfasts were exceptional. The Fernside also has a good bar/lounge area which we took advantage of, we just wished we could have stayed longer than two nights, maybe next time.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2011

Laurie must be the friendliest hotelier in the island. We were heartily welcomed and when he told us that nothing was too much trouble he meant it.

The room was of a good size good and cleaned to a high standard. the en-suite shower was also well powered and very clean. The bed was firm and comfy.

We enjoyed the good range at breakfast, amongst others, choise of cereals, and a menu of hot items from which to choose. It is an excellent central location, wiht parking and a nearby station for those on public transport.

Highly recommend.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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South Yorkshire
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2010

Good room, good location, adequate parking, bar snacks tasty and good value. Only gripe is tv on the small side, had to squint...............

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2010

Me and my wife were out in Isle of Wight for a weekend break during off peak seaon [November]. During last minute search this B&B came up recommended and around the budget I was looking for. This was quite close to the beach as well. Not exactly next door, but close enough.

Once we reached she was quite impressed with the room interiors. The reception and small bar was well decorated. All facilities [including Internet] worked as expected.

The breakfast time was from 8:30-9:00 which seemed kinda too short for us and we were not able to make use of it on both mornings [once too late and once we left too early].

I would highly recommend this place for someone looking for budget but decent place in Sandown, Isle of Wight.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Fernside
Address: 30 Station Avenue, Sandown PO36 9BW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Sandown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Sandown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fernside 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A small, family-run licenced Guest House in an ideal location on the Isle of Wight, The Fernside offers a friendly atmosphere, comfortable accommodation and an excellent breakfast, just a few minutes walk from Sandown station and the town's award-winning beach. Whether you are on holiday or on business, Lawrie and Denise Davis offer a warm welcome and will ensure that your visit to The Fernside is relaxing and enjoyable. ... more   less 
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