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Whiteways Guest House

1 East Terrace, Penzance TR18 2TD , England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonder-fully pleasant stay, After seeing some of the spiteful reviews i was expecting to walk in to faulty towers, But as a world traveler I can say this is not the case, Great location just minutes from the train and bus station and with easy access to the scilly ships. Small a quaint and run by a very polite... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Booked this online without really doing any research so my fault really. Stayed here years ago but that must have been in a different universe because I wouldn't have if I'd seen photos. The place is untidy,dusty,dirty and not very welcoming at all and that's a shame because it's an ideal location near the station,harbour and town but will not... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I booked this very last minute without reading the reviews - that was a mistake. Pretty much what everyone else has been saying - the place is not clean, the furniture is old and tatty, I had the room with the shower next to the bed which made the room feel a bit damp, the window rattled in its frame,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

As soon as we walked in it smelt like animals and there was no one to greet us. Our room was filthy!! The shower (in the "ensuite" which was a converted cupboard) was mouldy and the pipes were coming away from the wall. The extracter fan was caked in dust. The carpets were stained and there was a toenail on... More 

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1 Thank Eiren C
Totnes, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for two nights ! Piracy at its best, OMG there is a smell I can only describe as a 10 year old curry house! It makes me wonder if anybody ever checks the standards. This place does no favours for the Penzance/ Cornish tourist industry. Sorry never again.

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west midlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

we only stayed one night thankfully. This place is filthy, an old sofa in the dining room covered by dirty blanket and pillow. dust and cobwebs everywhere. The room was dirty and the bathroom needed a good deep clean, black all round shower area. would not stay here again.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

On arrival we were greeted by the owner who was very friendly and shown to our room. Well! My children have been to university and there accommodation was much better than this. The carpet was dirty as was the sink and toilet look as if they hadn't been cleaned in a long time. The bed well we decided to sleep... More 

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Netley Abbey, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

How this place passes fire regs or food hygiene or health and safety I do not know. Foul stench of Cafe cooking imprinted everywhere. Greasy walls and sticky floors even in bedrooms. Carpets disgustingly stained. Fire door to room 12 too small so would fail to keep smoke out in a fire. Door to single room sealed occupant in and... More 

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Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I frequently stay here as I live on the Isles of Scilly and often have an overnight stay in Penzance either side of my journey. The location for me is brilliant, just across the road from the train station which is ideal as I always travel by train. It's also right by the shops and the Longboat is next door... More 

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1 Thank Laura P
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My partner and I stayed here luckily for one night only, it was a mess as soon as you walk in.clutter everywhere, our room was very damp and smelly,the shower was loose on the wall and my partner had to hold the switch to the wall to stop it going off every 30 seconds, there was lipstick round the rim... More 

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