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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel was very quiet but we were looked after well. Breakfasts were individually cooked to order and piping hot. Our room was warm and clean with a nice bathroom. Both our room and the restaurant have stunning views over the bay. The hotel was being re-painted while we were there but this did not detract from our enjoyment. In... More 

Thank David M
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46 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hi I am actually going to write a wee review about a place I haven't stayed in! I just wanted to leave a short review about this hotel,as I couldn't let what took place pass without comment. So on the 15th September we arrived at this charming hotel only to find it was full,so the very very friendly lady at... More 

Thank Wendi9
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for a week for business. The single room was compact and bijou to be polite. There was paint peeling off the walls in the corner and the beach must have some pebbles missing as they were filling the pillows. The single bed, yes some hotels still have single beds, was very narrow but reasonably comfortable. Can't fault the... More 

Thank Wooddy1971

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 28 October 2016

It's such a shame - this hotel could be so much better! Staff very friendly and food (breakfast) was good. Public rooms are attractive, but accommodation lets them down.. Occupied a 'luxury sea view room', certainly the location is great and the views across the bay are gorgeous. However, the room was not luxurious. The decor was tired and dated... More 

Thank Henpen2015
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

What a lovely location for a hotel. Some rooms overlooking the sea, we stayed in room 33 which you could get a side view of the sea. Comfortable room with good facilities. The dining room and bar also overlook the sea. Hotel is yards away from the Coastal Path which is excellent if you are a walker. You can walk... More 

1 Thank Robert J
Torquay, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Our third stay and it was just as relaxing with warm friendly staff as usual, Kerry the receptionist brightened up our mornings and again on our return of days out. George always there at hand in the evenings to help plan our next day and recommendations for evening meal. 5 star food to match a 5 star service

1 Thank Shazza S
Colchester, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

I did not stay at this hotel. I was travelling from The Eden Centre and looking for somewhere to stay. The car park of the Carlyon Bay Hotel was very full so I did not stop there to ask for vacancies and continued along Sea Road. I pulled in to the car park of the Porth Avallen Hotel and went... More 

3 Thank VEDay
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19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Superb location overlooking the Carlyon Bay. We did not mind the slightly dated decor in the public rooms as found this in keeping with the original purpose and age of the building, but our own bedroom was in the attic, very small, with single beds in the head-to-toe position. There was wallpaper hanging off the walls, dirty carpet and no... More 

1 Thank mbfanshawe
Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here last week. Two single rooms. Dated decor. Hadn't been decorated since the 80's. Dusty. Grubby carpet. Cheap furniture. Welcome book - well see my picture. Condensation on bedroom window. Mold growing on bathroom window. Peeling paint. Restaurant overpriced with little choice. Offered a slice of bread with the pate. Reminded them 10 minutes later reminded them again. When... More 

3 Thank Sarah J
Carlingford, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Room was hot, uncomfortable and dirty. Bathroom plumbing dreadful and again dirty. The entire place needed a deep clean. Wifi non existent. Restaurant over priced. If we could have found alternative accommodation we would not have stayed. Reminded us of "Fawlty Towers" except it wasn't amusing !! Only good thing was location.

3 Thank janeK4109YT

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Porth Avallen Hotel is placed ideally to offer unbeatable views of the Cornish South Coast that will leave you breathless. With a warm and sea facing restaurant, a modern and sea facing bar as well as a tranquil garden area (also sea facing) you are offered a veritable feast for the eyes. The fantastic, talented chefs add to this by offering The Reflections Restaurant and Brasserie menus which are appetizing even on the page, with a wide variety of locally sourced dishes for you to choose from. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Porth Avallen Hotel

Address: 51 Sea Road | Carlyon Bay, St Austell PL25 3SG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Austell
Price Range: €82 - €150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Porth Avallen Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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Also Known As:
Porth Avallen St Austell
Hotel Porth Avallen
Porth Avallen Hotel Cornwall/St Austell
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#8 Romantic Hotel in St Austell
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“Ask for a room with sea view”
 of 5 bubbles davidmP9887MD, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Do not pay for a 'luxury' room”
 of 5 bubbles Henpen2015, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Front rooms have a sea view”
 of 5 bubbles 875robertj, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay here”
 of 5 bubbles VEDay, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Definitely choose a premium room at the front of the hotel. It would be worth the extra cost.”
 of 5 bubbles mbfanshawe, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
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