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The Bay Hotel

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The Terrace, Port Isaac PL29 3SG, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a lovely stay at this hotel, when we arrived we were greeted by friendly staff and this continued throughout our stay. The hotel is situated looking over the bay with uninterrupted views of the beautiful coast line. It is very clean and has some very interesting memorabilia from WW2 and the Damn Busters plus Doc Martin. Paul the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can barely see how anyone could have rated this "hotel" as anything above 1-2 stars. The building is falling apart, the toilet handle was broken, the internet wifi did not work, the hot water was intermittent and we had to fill up half the bath with a kettle. Once we had unplugged the bath we ventured outside for a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So we turn up and it smells of dog, I love dogs and the dog was cool but to have to smell it - not great. The toilet flush in the bathroom in our room (room 5) was broken, the tiles were disgusting, the spa bath didn't work, the place was dirty with hairs lying around and there was no... More 

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Bushey, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Until recently, this Hotel did not offer cream teas to the non resident. I was made welcome and the cream tea was very acceptable. The scones were home made and the tea came in a pot ! Paul was a real gentleman and made me feel quite at home. I will definitely go back!

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Thousand Oaks, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

John and his family were running the hotel while we were there. Paul was away that weekend. We weren't sure if our taxi was going to come at 5:30 in the morning to take us to the airport so John was ready to take us. Such amazing service! The B&B was very nice and centrally located in Port Isaacs. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

So much fun to visit this little seaside town which my husband & I were introduced to through watching the Doc Martin series on Netflix & PBS. It seemed so quaint & beautiful that I talked my husband into renting a car & driving to see several of the beautiful Cornwall area towns before meeting our daughter's family for a... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The owners are lovely, breakfasts, really tasty and the hotel certainly overlooks the bay. However, it is tired and although asking for a front room for the view, we didn't feel like enjoying the balcony as the furniture needed scrubbing along with the railings. The bathroom had a damp smell because of carpet near the shower which was continuously damp

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Agawam, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Port Isaac is “Port Wenn” in the popular TV series “Doc Martin”, and the Bay Hotel fits into its amiable, quirky character world perfectly — indeed the building has apparently featured in it. Booking a few days there was the perfect surprise treat for my fiancée, a (US) West Coast devotee of the programme, and in every way both hotel... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Had a very nice three night stay , Paul the owner was very friendly and made you feel very welcome as did Gino his great Dane! Stayed in room 12 which I think is one of the smallest rooms but is clean and tidy and being on the second floor had a great side view looking out to sea with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Pleasantly eccentric owner. Definitely meet Gino, the great dane - he is special. The hotel, seen in Doc Martin, is small and has a small private car park - which is necessary in the village. great breakfasts - try his porridge. We had room #5 which had a balcony and great views.

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