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Lyonesse Guest House

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3.0 of 5
17 Western Terrace, Falmouth TR11 4QN, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here over the Easter Weekend. Mark and Erica were both excellent and went out of their way to make us feel at home. We arrived very late at night on the Thursday from London and they waited to let us in and Erica had even made a lovely cake for us! Breakfast is fantastic and... More 

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Erica G, Owner at Lyonesse Guest House, responded to this review

It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experiences here in Cornwall. We recognise that newbies to Falmouth and Cornwall may have no experience of what's on offer here and we'll help wherever we can. We look forward to welcoming you here again should you find the opportunity to return and explore the area further. More 

Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is my third review of The Lyonesse as it just gets better and better! My family and I shared room 3. This room has been given the ultimate makeover. From a brand new shower room to an amazing loft bed, it's gorgeous in every way! Some of the wooden pieces in the room have been reclaimed from buildings in... More 

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Erica G, Owner at Lyonesse Guest House, responded to this review

Fabulous. It seems our new room upgrade has not gone unnoticed AND that all our hard work and careful planning has paid off. We're continuing to try and improve things for our guests and help to make their stay even better and it's wonderful to hear that it's done the job this time. Thank you for taking the time (again)... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Thank you Mark and Erica for a second lovely stay at the Lyonesse. Thank you for accommodating a much needed take away on the night of our arrival after a very long journey in to Cornwall, along with scrummy cake on both our days with you. Your warm and friendly welcome would make us stay with you again and again.

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Erica G, Owner at Lyonesse Guest House, responded to this review

It's great that you enjoyed your experience here with us so much that you decided to return. And you've left us fabulous review to boot - thank you. It's really helpful to know where we're getting things right. More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Myself and my partner had a fantastic weekend in Falmouth, such a lovely guest house. We were both extremely welcomed, breakfast in bed is an excellent touch and the guest house itself had a lovely feel to it due to Mark and Ericas' great taste and attention to detail. The bed was also very comfortable- big thumbs up! We will... More 

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Erica G, Owner at Lyonesse Guest House, responded to this review

Lots of people have commented on how comfortable our beds are. We think it's as much about the quality of the linen and bedding as it is about the actual bed itself. All our choices are made with guests' comfort in mind. We also love serving breakfast in bed if it helps make a stay even more relaxing and special! More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

All we can do is echo the previous excellent reviews and say a big thank you to Erica and Mark for extending us such a warm welcome. We loved everything about Falmouth and the Lyonesse and would recommend both in an instant. Just fabulous.

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Erica G, Owner at Lyonesse Guest House, responded to this review

Yay! another satisfied customer. It was a pleasure to welcome you all here and it great to read that Falmouth and The Lyonesse left such an impression on you. South Cornwall has so much to offer and we're pleased you've enjoyed it. We look forward to welcoming you here again should you choose to return. More 

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We really enjoyed our 2 nights here and Mark and Erica made us feel at immediately at home and at ease. Personal needs were all catered for and attention to detail was excellent even down to the delicious lactose free chocolate brownies we were presented with after a long but enjoyable day looking at the Uni , and again for... More 

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Erica G, Owner at Lyonesse Guest House, responded to this review

Excellent. We're so pleased you enjoyed your time here. Thank you for taking the time to review your experiences and helping other guests know what to expect. We look forward to welcoming you here again. More 

Karlsruhe, Germany
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I enjoyed my stay and felt welcome from the first minute on. My room was clean, nicely decorated and the bed was very comfortable. The breakfast was very good and Marc and Erica did everything they could to make my stay as pleasant as possible. I would definetly stay there again and I would recommend the guesthouse to everyone.

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Erica G, Owner at Lyonesse Guest House, responded to this review

We're pleased to read that you felt comfortable and appreciated the welcome we gave you. Thank you for your kind comments about your room and breakfast - it's helpful for other guest to know what to expect from their stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you here again should you wish to return. Best wishes to you! More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We spend 2 days at the Lyonesse and we loved it! Erica and Mark are a gracious host and hostess. When we arrived, they had hot apple cake for us which was delicious. It happened to be my 65th birthday on the 2nd day we were there and at breakfast they gave me a jar of homemade preserves which are... More 

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Erica G, Owner at Lyonesse Guest House, responded to this review

Teehee! We couldn't resist when we learned it was your special day and we judged that you'd love the thought. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time in Cornwall and that your stay here at The Lyonesse made it all the more memorable. More 

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5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is exactly what a B&B should be like. And I should know - I grew up in one! It's a delightful, warm welcoming family home dotted with Erica's gift for detail and textiles, and Mark's efficient friendliness and tips (and perfect porridge). The ideal balance of personal and private space - you can even have breakfast served to your... More 

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Erica G, Owner at Lyonesse Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your stay with us. We loved hosting you and are glad to read that we helped make your time in Fal as relaxed as possible. Hope the work thingy went well...! More 

Rhondda, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights and really enjoyed our stay. Mark and Erica were incredibly friendly and welcoming. To be greeted on arrival with a pot of tea and some home-made cake was a great touch. Mark phoned around for us to find out if there was an 'open-mic' pub in the town.There was although we actually went to another... More 

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Erica G, Owner at Lyonesse Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you the positive reinforcement; you've confirmed that we're getting it right and therefore we'll continue to do more of the same. It's interesting that you've noted we're new to the role of B&B hosts - clearly our energy and enthusiasm for what we do hasn't waned over the last 8 years we've been hosting at The Lyonesse - we... More 

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