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Hotel Penzance
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Penzance
Certificate of Excellence
Dorset, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“It's very easy to panegyrize this place...”
Reviewed 20 March 2012

I sat in the conservatory of this wonderful place watching the sunset over Mounts Bay. I overheard a guy at the bar say to a staff member: "This place is a real find" & Indeed it is. I too wanted to indulge in panegyric about this place but I truly believe one simply has to visit this atmospheric piece of heaven to really absorb what a proper hotel should be like. In the Sunday Telegraph, Fiona Duncan previewed the ''Abbey Hotel'' as the best place in Penzance. She is wrong & you only have to come here to see these polite, warm, über friendly staff gently "doing the do" without drawing attention to themselves as indeed, can be said of the building itself. Ask for room 16 for the best view & please indulge in high tea in the lounge which is redolent of all that makes England very special. Very special.

Room Tip: Room 16 has my favourite view.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

Got a deal via the Telegraph newspaper which made this place excellent value.

Service was always friendly and attentive. Breakfast and afternoon were both very good, especially considering they were included in the price at no additional fee.

Room was clean and well appointed with a decent TV and great view out towards the Atlantic.

You won't find anywhere better for value for money in the area I suspect.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

First impressions of the hotel were very good and I am pleased to say they were maintained.
The room was as expected with a sea view, breakfast was excellent and the restaurant was so good we returned for the second night.
The hotel also has some very nice touches such as a complementary afternoon tea with cake which was very enjoyable. There was a good choice of places to sit and relax and enjoy the view. The staff were excellent and added to the enjoyment of the stay. I recommend the hotel and I will come to stay again.

Room Tip: Seaview or superior rooms are recommended
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 March 2012

Wonderful waterview hotel with impeccable service. The hotel location is ideal if you are arriving by train as it is a short, albeit steep walk up the hill to the hotel. Parking is also available if you were to drive. I love the fact that the hotel is a combination of old townhouses that twist and wind to get from your room to the lobby to the restaurant. We had a waterfront room overlooking the harbor and St Michael's Mount (which you must visit, more on that later) everything in the room was up-to-date and very comfortable. How nice to be welcomed daily with tea and homemade cakes in the afternoon (part of their "make the customer happy"). Buffet breakfast was lovely with all the traditional favorites served overlooking the pool, the water, and The Mount, where one is never rushed and always feels that you could sit there all day reading the paper while your tea is refilled. Interestingly enough, we met a local gentleman that came every moring to have tea and sit on the balcony enjoying the views, it must be ideal if the local people enjoy the hotel also. We did not have dinner in the restaurant, but by judging the breakfast food I am sure it is delectable.
One employee, Peter, makes you feel that any request is important, from when to visit The Mount, directions to Lands End or the best fish and chip shop in town. I generally have a "Peter Rabbit" syndrome and as a result left an article of clothing in the room. Peter returned it to my home and I appreciated the extra effort to do so.
As promised, more on The Mount, this is such fun for you can walk on the causeway from the mainland to get to the island and Medieval castle, but only at high tide. If you stay too long or do not judge your time properly you are stuck, haha, well in fact, there is a little boat that will take you back, but that is not the fun of it. St Michael's Mount is a Natioal Trust property and delightful for children as well as adults.
We so enjoyed ourselves that we are looking to return and book two weeks there in the spring.

Room Tip: Walk from the train station, go for the extra money for the waterview rooms, the view at night with...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 March 2012

We have stayed here twice now and have not been remotely disappointed. The staff are second to none in terms of helpfulness and politeness and the food and ambiance are wonderful. We ate in the restaurant and found the food and service both excellent - not cheap admittedly, but on a par with the prices we have paid elsewhere for the same or worse quality. We will be back.

Room Tip: Try to avoid the top floor in the eaves.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Penzance
Address: Britons Hill, Penzance TR18 3AE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Penzance
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Penzance
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Penzance 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
4 Star independent Town House Hotel. Converted from 2 Edwardian merchant's houses and perched on a hill overlooking the busy Penzance waterfront and harbour. 25 individual rooms over 3 floors with warmth, comfort and service a priority. Open all year with a 2 rosette restaurant - The Bay Penzance - Ideally situated for all the sites of West Cornwall from The Lizard to St Ives and the Isles of Scilly. ... more   less 
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