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Alexandra Road, Penzance TR18 4LZ, England
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Elmsdale Guest House
Ranked #13 of 87 Penzance B&B and Inns
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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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Fuerth, Germany
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5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

...in a perfect location. We have enjoyed the hospitality of the owners, as well as the clean and modern decorated room. Breakfast was very good. In the evening we followed Dick’s restaurant recommendations which were exellent (1x Taj Mahal Indian food just a few minutes walk and 1x “2 Fore Street” seafood restaurant in Mousehole approx. 3 miles).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel runner is very nice and absolutely an English gentlemen. The hotel is very clean and comfortable. There are free DVDs to watch, the breakfast is also excellent! The hotel runner is very patient to me, give me some good advises as I had some terrible experiences. I will recommend this hotel to my friends!

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

Thank you for your kind comments. We were pleased to step in and help you after a deeply unpleasant experience elsewhere. More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stayed here for one night on either end of our trip to the Isles of Scilly. And what a good choice. The cleaniness was outstanding, a comfy bed and bath in room 1, and a delicious breakfast. We did look forward to coming back to a 'home from home' after the ferry trip from Scilly. Very kind and friendly... More

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Creston, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 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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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 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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Thank you for your positive comments. Pleased you enjoyed your stay. More

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 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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154 reviews 154 reviews
33 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 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

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We booked just one night at the Elmsdale Guest House as we needed a quick stop-over in Penzance. And I'm very glad that we discovered this little gem. Room 3 was superb, being large, bright, airy (with a large bay window overlooking Alexandra Road) and with a modern and immaculate en suite. Cleanliness was superb, and the welcome from Dick... More

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

Thank you for your comments. This room was the original generous master bedroom and has the original 1860's vintage Victorian plaster coving. The en-suite bathroom has very recently been refurbished. More

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Address: Alexandra Road, Penzance TR18 4LZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Penzance
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Elmsdale Guest House Penzance, Cornwall

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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 
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