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Creston, California
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

I had no problem at all booking this B and B on my own. The response to my inquiry was immediate and their cost for their room was wonderfully reasonable. The date of my stay was May 23rd of 2014. The food was great, the room clean and quiet, and the best location possible. The owners gave me a good... More 

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

I stayed here at both ends of a trip to the Isles of Scilly and got to try out two different rooms. Both were very comfortable and clean with décor of a very high standard. The showers were also excellent with no shortage of hot water. Dick and Glenis are excellent hosts, making you feel very welcome and relaxed. They... More 

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gcliffe, Owner at Elmsdale Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you. We aim to be flexible and responsive to visitors needs. We find guests welcome our 24 hr no charge cancellation policy because sometines plans have to be changed. More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

My review title says it all - very clean and welcoming, comfortable beds and good shower, lovely hosts, excellent breakfast and peppermint tea provided. Would definitely choose it again on my next visit to Penzance.

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gcliffe, Owner at Elmsdale Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments. Pleased you enjoyed your stay. More 

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We found the Elmsdale guest house to be extremely clean, very stylish with Scandinavian style furniture, with a clean and up to date bathroom where everything worked perfectly! Glenis and Dick serve excellent breakfasts, and went out of their way to provide us with a vegetarian option. Glenis and Dick were very welcoming and were happy to look after our... More 

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gcliffe, Owner at Elmsdale Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. With only 4 rooms we have the time to engage with guests and help them make the most of their stay in Penzance. More 

Lafayette, Louisiana
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Dick and Glenis will make you comfortable, and will set you up for the day with a delicious full English breakfast. The rooms are small but adequate, with only showers, no tubs. Location is excellent. Town and the ferry landing are a short walk away. However, if you are taking the ferry, and have luggage, plan on a taxi, if... More 

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gcliffe, Owner at Elmsdale Guest House, responded to this review

We thank the reviewer for kind comments. The guest room referred to 4.5m x 4.2 m with an en-suite in one corner measuring 1m x 3m. We beleive it is typical for a Victorian town house in the area. It is not feasible to provide both bath tubs and showers in en-suites in the mainstream B&B/guest house sector in Cornwall... More 

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Reviewed 19 May 2014

We spent a couple nights in Penzance earlier this month and can't say enough about Dick and Glenis' hospitality. The Elmsdale is indeed a wonderful place to stay. We stayed in the front room overlooking the street; it was well laid out, comfortable and very clean. Also, the shower in the ensuite worked very well. We are fans of English... More 

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gcliffe, Owner at Elmsdale Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind remarks we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. More 

Dalby, Australia
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Elmsdale was a great place to stay in Penzance. We had the front room with a bay window and new ensuite. It was exceptionally clean and tastefully furnished. The host, Richard, was very accommodating and welcoming. Would thoroughly recommend this B & B. Great breakfast. Very close to the city centre, restaurants and shops. Michael and Janice from Australia.

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gcliffe, Owner at Elmsdale Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. Glad you enjoyed your stay. More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 March 2014

A nineteenth century house with a Cornish granite frontage and beautifully modernised inside. Neutral colours, plain carpets, modern light coloured furniture, good en-suite, comfortable bed and excellent breakfast. Quiet road, not far from the sea and the town centre. Could not ask for more. One of the best B&Bs I've stayed in.

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gcliffe, Owner at Elmsdale Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Thank you for persevering and visiting Cornwall despite reports we were 'cut off ' by weather damage. We are open for business as you discovered. More 

Bude, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

We stayed here for one night (twin room plus a double with single occupancy for our son) and were really pleased. It was excellent value for both rooms, and the owner was very helpful and friendly. All the rooms were very clean and comfortable, and very well furnished. The en suite was very good, and the shower cubicle was a... More 

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Reviewed 22 September 2013 via mobile

I needed a room for just one Saturday night in Penzance and Elmsdale were the ONLY guest house / b&b that would accommodate me. I'm now writing this before checking out and I can't recommend this place highly enough. The room and en-suite are tastefully decorated, well maintained, immaculately clean and a very good size. There is a double wardrobe... More 

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Elmsdale is a carefully refurbished Victorian townhouse located in a leafy tree lined avenue running down to Penzance Promenade (sea front). It is located in the Penzance Conservation Area and is convenient for both the sea front and the Town Centre. All guest rooms are en-suite. There is plentiful on-street parking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Elmsdale Guest House

Address: Elmsdale Alexandra Road, Penzance TR18 4LZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Penzance
Price Range: €66 - €75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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Elmsdale Guest House Penzance, Cornwall
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“Room 3 big and at front of hotel room 1 has a bath”
 of 5 bubbles whitewitch1, 14 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Its just a Very Clean B&B”
 of 5 bubbles GaryCable, 13 Aug 2015 | Read review
“I would imagine all rooms are quiet as Elmsdale is not on a main street.”
 of 5 bubbles AnnW524, 15 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Room 1 is the only one with a bath!”
 of 5 bubbles FRoxy, 14 Jul 2014 | Read review
“there are only four rooms in this establishment, all are very good.”
 of 5 bubbles anns756, 12 Jul 2014 | Read review
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