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Union Hotel

1 Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AE, England
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Ranked #57 of 89 Penzance B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Friendly staff, good breakfast and location! The hotel is close to the bus station and harbor. The room was small, but the view was amazing! Very good value for money. Would highly recommend it! The hotel needs some refurbishment though

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Leeds
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Serves a good full English breakfast. Central and convenient location. However, car parking is very limited. A very dated property that can do with a significant amount of updating. Seemed particularly tight on tea and milk in the bedroom! Only booked this as left booking very late and ran out of options. Worth considering other options before booking.

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Newnham-on-Severn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

good value - oldy worldy hotel steeped in history. Large family room, comfortable and great for stopover on way to Isles of Scilly. Friendly staff, children friendly. Not that easy to park so get info beforehand

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Stavanger, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice and reasonably priced hotel in the town centre. Good location and very friendly staff. The hotel is listed which means it has no elevator (and will never get one). We were placed on the top floor and with luggage that was not for weaklings. The friendly hotel manager said he could help, though, and the room had a... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed at The Union Hotel for the past week while on holidays. The location is great: easy walk to lots of things in Penzance. The Scillion ferry is at the bottom of the street, the High Street is at the top and the Promenade is just around the corner. All this means that there are lots of great... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a really good time at the Union Hotel last week. My friends and family were in Penzance on a holiday and the manager and staff made us most welcome. A wonderful atmosphere. I would highly recommend this hotel. Thank you.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a hotel with a history as it was from here that Nelson's victory at Trafalgar was first announced. The outside, it must be said, looks grotty. Inside the hotel is a little shabby (the stairway carpet was filthy), but overall it has a comfortable feel. The room itself was good - comfortable beds and plenty of space. Plus... More 

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They helped us out at the last minute when their sister hotel in Helston had double booked us. The staff were really friendly, our room was large, clean and comfortable with the only issue being out of their control (noisy seagulls!!) due to the beautiful sash windows. Breakfast was fine and although the carpark was small we did not have... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Penzance with my boyfriend 10 years ago but stayed in a different hotel. We visited the Union every evening during that stay, it was buzzing and seemed to be the place to be, full of interesting locals with a story to tell. So my boyfriend booked to stay at the Union this trip. What a change!! The place was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Now and again, you come across a place that deserves a proverbial slap. This is one of those places. As part of a walking group, we spent 2 nights here in mid July. On the plus side the food was good although service was basic as they were clearly understaffed. We witnessed the duty manager shout abuse across the bar... More 

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