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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Two of us stayed at St Benet's for two nights. Pleasantly surprised with quality of the rooms, especially the massive bed! JJ very organised and friendly which was a plus 😏 great breakfast. Lanivet town clean and friendly but small and a little quiet if you're looking for stuff to do in the evening! All in all a very good...

1Thank Peter C
Lynn J, Owner at St Benet's Abbey, responded to this review

We enjoyed looking after you and thank you for the nice review. We hope to see you again in the future.

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

St. Benet's Abbey was built in 1411 and staying in such an old and historic building in such a beautiful setting added greatly to our vacation. Our spacious room was spotless and the large poster bed extremely comfortable. We had decided to stay in the Bodmin area for a few days and take day trips out to some of the...

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Lynn J, Owner at St Benet's Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for your informative and positive review. As you have pointed out unfortunately not all guests are as considerate and respectful as you and some things need to be explicitly called out. Our guest information is in every room and includes polite requests to ensure that the guest experience is comfortable for everyone. We cannot tell whether guests will...

Wakefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Historical abundance with amazing owners. Spend a bob or two in the bar and have a warm chat with the current owners JJ and Lynne and little daughter Faith. They've completely turned around this lovely historical abbey into a wonderful B&B. Plenty of love and money spent to date which now shows the hidden treasures around the site. Even got...

1Thank Torquil G
Lynn J, Owner at St Benet's Abbey, responded to this review

We enjoyed having you stay and the evening chats with you both in the bar. Thank you for your lovely review and the helpful info for others. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Santanyi, Spain
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here on the first night of a 3 day trip touring south Cornwall. In hindsight, I wish we had stayed her for all 3 nights. We were warmly welcomed and shown to a room described by the host JJ as the 'playroom'. A large double room with a massive wooden framed four poster bed. Although the bathroom was...

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Lynn J, Owner at St Benet's Abbey, responded to this review

We are glad that we helped to enhance your trip to Cornwall. Thank you for taking the time to post us a nice review. We hope to be able to welcome you back again in the future.

Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Family run and fantastic customer service. Highly recommend 😀 Room was very comfortable and clean. Bathroom was luxurious and good quality products to use. Local produce sourced for breakfast. You will skip lunch after the mass of food on offer for breakfast.

1Thank Sue C
Lynn J, Owner at St Benet's Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.

Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We were warmly greeted by Lynn when we arrived at St.Benet's Abbey. The family room which we booked just for the 2 of us - as we like to have room to move about and seperate beds. We had 2 rooms with an ajoining door, which we kept open, except when hubby was snoring!! It was very clean, the staff...

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Lynn J, Owner at St Benet's Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We enjoyed looking after you and hope that we see you again next time you venture back.

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Great stay at the St Benet's Abbey, This being the 3rd time. When you have found a Great place to stay there's no need to go anywhere else. Superb Breakfast menu. Great people to stay with, JJ and LYNN Keep doing what you do, and little Faith is real pickle. Home from home RAY E

2Thank Ray E
Lynn J, Owner at St Benet's Abbey, responded to this review

We love having you stay and enjoy looking after you both. Thanks for writing us a nice review. Come back again soon!

North Molton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Great place to stay, if decorations are a little tired. J.J. and wife made us very welcome. Excellent breakfast and a comfortable bed. Local pub and fish and chip shop walking distance down the road. Easy reach of Bodmin ,Eden Project and Nation Trust properties.

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Lynn J, Owner at St Benet's Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post us a helpful review we very much appreciate it.

Tiverton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I have just stayed at this wonderful B&B with my wife and 3 year old daughter. The location is excellent being just 2 minutes from the A30 yet the setting is quiet with beautiful woodland behind. The building is full of history with parts 600 years old and our bedroom had a view of the ruins of the abbey located...

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Lynn J, Owner at St Benet's Abbey, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review and feedback. We were happy to look after you all and hope to welcome you back in the future.

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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful little spot outside of Bodmin. Our room and a quaint 'an suite' bedroom for our 7 year old. Great rooms with full amenities. Breakfast is a Huge plus +++ JJ is the landlord and will try and accommodate request. The bar has some great whiskeys 👍. My family would surly stay again & wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

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Lynn J, Owner at St Benet's Abbey, responded to this review

We enjoyed looking after you all and would like to thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us and recommending.

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast Available

Additional Information about St Benet's Abbey

Address: Truro Road, Lanivet, Bodmin PL30 5HF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Bodmin > Lanivet
Price Range: €79 - €114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — St Benet's Abbey 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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St Benets Abbey Cornwall
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“There is a bit of traffic noise so request a room at the back if you wish to sleep with the window open.”
moiraj11, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“rooms over the back are quieter, but all rooms have a view.”
880lorraine, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Our room at the back of the Abbey was lovely and quiet, looking out on an old Tower, which was very quaint.”
caropete, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 1 has a four poster bed.”
Brendan1958, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“A room at the rear of the building has lovely views of the old tower, and are quieter.”
C7421TCsarahm, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
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