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The Abbey Hotel

Abbey Street, Penzance TR18 4AR, England
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Ranked #28 of 82 Penzance B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
London, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
18 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a great experience staying here for two nights in Sept 2013. I stayed in a room on the first floor facing the bridge. The hotel is beautifully decorated and has lots to offer whether you want to spend time in your room, the lounge or garden. My room was very comfortable and clean. The bathroom in particular was... More

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72 reviews 72 reviews
23 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We booked a 4 night stay here when we went to Cornwall to see friends living in Penzance, following the good reviews on Trip Advisor. As we had our dog with us we booked The Apartment, a lovely room attached to the hotel with its own entrance. It consisted of a bedroom, bathroom an a living room with a kitchenette.... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Spending a few nights at the Abbey, what a beautiful quirky cosy hotel! The rooms are pretty big with a lot of character. Very confortable and homely. Superb drawing room with open fire and access to a secret walled garden. The staff is great, efficient and discreet. Being offered a cup of tea and homemade cake whikst sitting in the... More

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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Knowing the area well, we have heard of The Abbey Hotel and had long anticipated an excuse for a stay. My birthday proved the perfect reason to book The Suite which is in an annex attached to the hotel. This lovely suite of rooms is accessed by a steep staircase from the garden and leads into a small hallway, with... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

I cannot recommend The Abbey highly enough. A great location offering stunning sea views, a comfortable and spacious guest room, impeccably clean throughout, beautifully decorated public spaces, and a tasty and filling breakfast. However, the highlight for us were the staff. Courteous, professional, and attentive, but in an informal and personal manner. Our stay was a thoroughly relaxing experience.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We also had been impressed with reviews and awards given to the Abbey, so booked this hotel as a special treat. We stayed in the 'The Suite" at £250 per night. This is separate to the main hotel. Rates included full english, afternoon tea & news papers. That was sounded perfect, I didn't expect to have to ask for anything!... More

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Abbey_Hotel_Penzance, Manager at The Abbey Hotel, responded to this review

We spoke via email where I went through the faults you mentioned in full. I think it is unfair to say that I 'suggested you were lying or not telling the truth' as I never implied that simply that I didn't always agree with your some of your points of view. My overall point was that many of the issues... More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We'd been impressed by the reviews but were very disappointed. This is really more a b and b with pretensions. What the hotel information doesn't say is that the stairs to some of the rooms are very steep and narrow so difficult for elderly visitors and our room at least was nothing special. The staff were very offhand (breakfast one... More

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Abbey_Hotel_Penzance, Manager at The Abbey Hotel, responded to this review

I can see that you experienced a bad time with us and I'm very sorry. I feel that the staff here are lovely, but it was obviously a bad morning service. We do recommend that the second floor isn't great for elderly people but as we are a listed building we are unable to fit lifts of rails. I can't... More

Carshalton, null, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

For many years i have hankered after staying here , but could never afford and/or justify the cost. Then my friends wanted somewhere nice to stay when we visited Penzance plus its my special birthday year!!!!! It was so relaxing and friendly , no airs and graces , homely and comfy beds especially the linen and down pillows!!!! Breakfast was... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

If you're looking for the uniformity of a Marriott or Hilton, this isn't it thank goodness, if you're looking for a beautiful hotel full of antiques and paintings run like a stay at a country house weekend, this is your place. For more than twenty years Jean Shrimpton and Michael (Cox) and now their son Thadeus have had this exquisite... More

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Truro, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

Back again! This time for our wedding night and night after. After a crazy wonderful day is was a delight to sink into the oh so comfortable bed... Where we spent most of the next day drinking champagne and watching the Wimbledon final! As always a great personal feel to the service, divine breakfast and even better than I remember... More

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Also Known As:
Abbey Hotel Penzance
The Abbey Hotel Penzance, Cornwall
Address: Abbey Street, Penzance TR18 4AR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Penzance
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #28 of 82 B&Bs / Inns in Penzance
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Abbey Hotel is a rare gem, a hotel that refuses to enter the modern world, choosing instead to linger in its serenely elegant past. The feel is of a smart country house, and the drawing room – roaring fire, huge gilt mirror, walls of books, rugs on stripped floors – is hard to beat. ... more   less 
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