The Fountains Inn is perfectly located for visitors to the Island, but if a peaceful night's sleep in a well maintained property is what you are looking for, then look further afield.
The Inn is effectively positioned on a roundabout. The shuttle bus for the red jet service will pass by your room, through the arch under your room, exiting at the other side of the Inn, all in all a distance of 50' from your bed. This service continues to around 20 past midnight and resumes again around 6 am. Though your sleep will be disturbed by patrons of the local pubs leaving their premises until about 2.30am. Even with the windows closed, the noise is unavoidable. On another couple of negative points; the room was extremely small with no facility to store your clothing, other than a very narrow, single wardrobe, which also contained extra pillows and an ironing board. All our clothing, other than coats, had to remain in our bags. The general decor is in desperate need of a bit of tlc - a lick of paint and replacing the stained carpets would certainly be welcome. Oh and the car parking, is in a public car park up the hill at around £7 a day.
However, although the negative points outweigh the positive ones, the Fountains does have extremely comfortable beds; the staff were welcoming and efficient; the food was of a high standard; and the location is ideal for those using the Red jet service and for finding alternative restaurants.
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- Also Known As:
- The Fountain Hotel Cowes
- Fountain Hotel Cowes
- The Fountain Inn Cowes, Isle Of Wight