We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Riverside

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
The Riverside
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

510 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for The Riverside
See the most recent reviews
Showing 493: English reviews
Alderholt, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2014

Sat in the garden for lunch which was comfortable and sheltered. Good choice on the menu and very reasonably priced. Food was freshly prepared and tasty. Service good too. They also offer all day breakfasts. Garden not visible from front, but if you walk further on to the bridge you will have a view of the garden - although entrance...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Linda H
Edwinstowe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 September 2014 via mobile

We popped in for a drink after a few miles walking on the coast. Walked in had menus shoved upon us, assumed we wanted food. Thinking we would be polite and eat we went to order a drink and a light bite, sitting outside walked over the bridge to bar, didn't get our table number the barman refused to take...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Lozbug23
uk
Reviewed 7 September 2014

Character hotel in excellent position - just spent 2 nights here. Excellent value for money - room very good. Staff very friendly. Only problem - guests walking around in room above sounded like a herd of elephants and noise very early in morning and later at night made it difficult to sleep properly. As property listed, not much can be...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank UkYoungretired
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Great lunch, excellent value for money :) I would advise that you book in advance as we did. It was a cold and wet day, people were coming in for a table but fully booked. A compliment to Boscastle and its people.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Lee A
Exminster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2014

A warm and friendly welcome, a lovely light and spacious room with views down to the harbour (room no. 2). Very quiet at night. The restaurant was full (you do need to book) but it was warm enough to sit outside by the river and he fish and the steak were excellent.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank DebbieDot2014
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 August 2014

The interiors are dated but bizarrely it somehow suits the countryside feel and character of the village and the house. Our room had a view of the river and the cafe in the garden (very beautiful) and it was quite spacious. There is a nice restaurant downstairs too, which is convenient. Unfortunately the quality of sleep was pretty bad as...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank AnaG2011
Reviewed 25 August 2014

We booked a week in The Riverside and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Our room (no. 2) overlooked the harbour and the river and had ensuite bathroom. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very good. Dinner, which we had on 3 evenings, was excellent. The restaurant was completely full on each occasion - a measure of its quality....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Peter S
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Good size rooms in a large old house alongside a small bubbling river. Everything you need is nearby including parking. The best thing was the food (breakfast and dinner with generous portions). We had the lobster Thermidor and crayfish tails washed down with a Muscadet. Delicious. Staff very friendly and helpful. Excellent location for hikers and Tintagel.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Mireille W
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 August 2014

We stayed here on night (and having now seen this area, would love to return and stay again at this accommodation) on our way around the South of England and Wales. An awesome nights stay in a nice room on the second at the back of the property, overlooking the babbling brook. Only negative is the lack of parking, due...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Steve G
Reviewed 13 August 2014

I booked this hotel as a birthday treat for my wife and we were so satisfied that I am re booking for another break for my birthday in November. Our room overlooked the river and was a shower ensuite, well maintained and furnished. The staff are polite, welcoming and approachable. The breakfast was well presented and the staff couldn't do...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Mark R

159 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (137)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (16)
Viewed
Room/Suite (36)
Viewed
Bathroom (11)
Viewed
View from Room (11)
Viewed
Dining (16)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Other (46)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (22)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (13)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Boscastle
0.0 km away
The Wellington Hotel
The Wellington Hotel
#1 of 2 in Boscastle
444 reviews
5.0 km away
Camelot Castle Hotel
Camelot Castle Hotel
#2 of 6 in Tintagel
1,146 reviews
5.1 km away
Cornishman Inn Tintagel
Cornishman Inn Tintagel
#4 of 6 in Tintagel
238 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.2 km away
Bossiney House Hotel
Bossiney House Hotel
#3 of 6 in Tintagel
172 reviews
0.6 km away
The Old Coach House
The Old Coach House
#1 of 17 in Boscastle
362 reviews
0.6 km away
Boscastle House
Boscastle House
#3 of 17 in Boscastle
302 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Riverside is situated in Boscastle, one of the most picturesque parts of North Cornwall. Located in the South West of England, Boscastle and its surrounding area are internationally recognised for their outstanding scenic beauty.Nestled in a secluded valley close to the harbour of Boscastle, The Riverside is open all year round. We have thirteen bedrooms catering for walkers, cyclists, day trippers or holiday breaks. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Riverside

Address: The Bridge, Boscastle PL35 0HE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Boscastle
Price Range: €76 - €109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Riverside 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Agoda so you can book your The Riverside reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Riverside Hotel Boscastle
Riverside Hotel Boscastle
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from The Riverside staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Birmingham
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Riverside staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Try to get below the top floor as there is no lift.”
 of 5 bubbles 549peterk, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 2 for a lovely view of the harbour”
 of 5 bubbles 301janetg, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for Room 2.”
 of 5 bubbles SonnyPontypridd, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 2 has the view down towards the harbour”
 of 5 bubbles 786steveb, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“room 15 has a great harbour view”
  • Boscastle Harbour
  • quality furniture
  • looking down from window..lovely
  • Immaculate presentation
  • spotlessly clean with complimetary cosmetics
 of 5 bubbles howardp326, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
5 of 5