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The Summer House

5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Cornwall Terrace, Penzance TR18 4HL, England
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Ranked #44 of 82 Penzance B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013
Malcg Bristol, United Kingdom
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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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We spent 4 nights at this hotel and had a most enjoyable stay. Our room was clean and the bed very comfortable. The only negative point is that the television needs updating to a flat screen version. The breakfast was excellent - all freshly cooked and with a choice. There was also a good selection of 'help yourself to' items,... More

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Liskeard, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This is an excellent boutique hotel, the hosts are very welcoming and helpful, each bedroom has its own style and was clean and comfortable. The breakfast choice was good and and very well laid out. thank you for a perfect one night stay.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

What a relaxing place to stay in Penzance. the decor really reminds us of a mediterranean summer residence. there is outside seating in the courtyard for a G&T before dinner. Evening meals are a treat. thank you Linda and Ciro for your warm welcome and great food.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We arrived and were met with a gruff hello. "Instructions" were given on how to enter the house with a variety of keys. I made the mistake of suddenly mentioning that we would be late back and was told that "I'm trying to explain about the keys". We had read all the previous reviews and would have loved a drink... More

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London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
31 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We had a nice stay here - large room, beautifully decorated house, lovely breakfast... but no friendly welcome, no information (no local info, breakfast times, etc..) and no breakfast menu. While breakfast was great it would have been nice to be offered a choice - wonderful fresh-squeezed OJ (but no option of any other juice), fruit cup, great homemade jams... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

The Summer House was a last minute find but what a treat it was. The house and garden is beautiful, the room was very comfortable, attractive and spotless. The garden breakfast was delicious. The hosting was attentive, friendly and knowledgable. Linda was fascinating and a mine of local info. Well worth a stay.

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We had a fantastic evening in this pretty B&B. Ciro was very welcoming and one could see that the place is very well kept, the rooms are clean and super cute. Linda has put a lot of care and attention into each detail. A rare gem! Would definitely go back! The breakfast was fantastic, the courtyard also very nice. Before... More

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Lamorna, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
16 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Linda and Ciro are wonderful hosts and have created an oasis of relaxed beauty. Have drinks in the delightful Courtyard garden and then dine on Ciro's wonderful food. By the way he is a mean tennis player if you need to burn off a few calories the next day!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

We recently spent two nights at this delighful B&B in Penzance and were surprised and more than satisfied with every aspect we encountered. Directed to it by a most friendly lady at the local Information Centre in Penzance we were met by Linda and shown to an absolutely stunning double room very well themed and decorated in blue which more... More

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Westport, Connecticut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

We were doing a walking tour through Western Cornwall before a trip to London for the Olympics and started & ended our trip in Penzance. The Summer House was the BEST of the accommodations we had while in the area. The room was perfect - nice size too. The common areas were very welcoming as well so we didn't feel... More

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Also Known As:
The Summer House Penzance, Cornwall
Address: Cornwall Terrace, Penzance TR18 4HL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Penzance
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #44 of 82 B&Bs / Inns in Penzance
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Summer House 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boutique rooms nd Mediterranean food in a stunning historic house by the sea. Five star Gold award ... more   less 
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