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Budock Vean Hotel on the River

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Helford River, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5LG, England
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Mawnan Smith
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 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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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent 2 nights and I was lucky enough to be upgraded from a standard single to what I think must have been a superior room with a huge bed that was very comfortable. All the staff were very helpful and friendly and dinner on both nights was delicious. I will definitely be going back, if only to have the... More

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BudockVeanHotel, Manager at Budock Vean Hotel on the River, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing us such a lovely review. We do hope you will be back to visit us again soon. More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from a really relaxing weekend with friends. My husband and I gave the weekend to each other as a birthday treat and having stayed previously, some years ago, we weren't sure if our visit would live up to our memories of the place. It did - lovely accommodation, delicious food and extremely pleasant staff. The only... More

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BudockVeanHotel, Manager at Budock Vean Hotel on the River, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We do hope you will be back to see us again soon. More

Truro, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very dissappointing. We went for a relaxing swim/ hot tub/ sauna/ lunch as a group of friends. I couldnt believe my eyes when I began to swim. There were clumps of mould floating in the pool. Surely this is a health risk??. None of us could bear to stay in the pool. It was disgusting. Lunch was ok but rather... More

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BudockVeanHotel, Manager at Budock Vean Hotel on the River, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your day with us. We are sorry to hear you were disappointed. We have investigated your issues fully. Unfortunately, during the morning of your visit we had some routine work carried out by an electrician which meant some lights were removed. As the lights were removed some mess was created. This is... More

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Relaxing friendly hotel with lovely food and very attentive staff, good 9 hole golf course and walks to the Helford river. Weather wasn't good but still didn't find time for the pool or outdoor hot hub etc (also, very nice to see that the winelist caters for all budgets and doesn't START at a high price)

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BudockVeanHotel, Manager at Budock Vean Hotel on the River, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed a relaxing break at the Budock Vean Hotel. Thank you for writing us such a kind review. We hope to see you again soon. More

Truro, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister-in-law and I enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing Pamper Day at your hotel yesterday. The staff were friendly but professional and the light lunch was wonderful. The only problem we encountered was that the only changing area for the day was the very small toilet in the pool area which was very hot and cramped when we had to share... More

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BudockVeanHotel, Manager at Budock Vean Hotel on the River, responded to this review

Many thanks for reviewing your Pamper Day. The changing rooms are within our refurbishment plans for the near future. We do hope you will come back again soon. More

Backwell Bristol
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just visited this Hotel. This was our first visit and our only regrets were that the stay should have been longer and, sadly, we were not blessed with good weather. However, these factors did not detract from our enjoyment. We had a very spacious room with lovely views over the Hotel's own golf course, which a number of... More

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BudockVeanHotel, Manager at Budock Vean Hotel on the River, responded to this review

Thank you, thank you, thank you! What a glowing review. More

Wembury
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92 reviews 92 reviews
26 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would have rated this hotel "excellent" but for two reasons (1) the stairs to the bedrooms. There was a lift but to use it still necessitated negotiating a short staircase (2) the bedroom was dated. There was no safe and the shower was in the bath which I consider to be hazardous. I like a separate cubicle. The dress... More

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BudockVeanHotel, Manager at Budock Vean Hotel on the River, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are delighted you enjoyed your break. Unfortunately, we do not have any ground floor bedrooms. However, the lift can be accessed from the ground floor entrance situated near our disabled parking space. While the majority of our rooms do have a shower fitted over a bath we do have... More

Devon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for a week. The service was excellent and the place was spotless. I am surprised by previous reviewers not liking the décor in the rooms. Our rooms were well decorated and spacious. The food was excellent. A real effort had been made to cater for veggies. I did get bored with the veggie options after about 5 days... More

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BudockVeanHotel, Manager at Budock Vean Hotel on the River, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Budock Vean Hotel. We couldn't ask for a better review! We do hope you can visit us again soon. More

Truro, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wonderful bridemaids booked this as a surprise and it was amazing! The Spa was so relaxing, food was amazing and everyone was so friendly. My treatment was amazing and the day was very reasonably priced. There is alot of space to lounge around and enjoy the beautiful views. The only small criticism was the children who were running around... More

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BudockVeanHotel, Manager at Budock Vean Hotel on the River, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your hen party pamper in the Natural Health Spa. I will ensure the Spa team are passed your very kind comments. We are sorry to hear you were unhappy with young children in the swimming pool. As you say, we do have restricted swimming times (for children under the age of 11) but children of any... More

Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Spent 3 days at this lovely hotel with stunning views and position. Staff very polite and friendly. Food very nice but could have been served hotter especially breakfast. We visited this hotel a few years ago and I don't think that the bedrooms have been changed since then. They need renovating and upgrading especially the bathrooms which for a hotel... More

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BudockVeanHotel, Manager at Budock Vean Hotel on the River, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review and we are delighted you like the newly refurbished lounges. We hope you visit us again soon. More

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Additional Information about Budock Vean Hotel on the River

Also Known As:
Budock Vean Falmouth
Address: Helford River, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5LG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Falmouth > Mawnan Smith
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Mawnan Smith
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Budock Vean Hotel on the River 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in 65 acres of organically managed sub-tropical gardens and parkland on the banks of the tranquil Helford River enjoy a holiday in Cornwall at this privately owned, family run, luxury four star hotel - ideal location to spend time with family and friends.Outstanding leisure facilities include a spectacular indoor swimming pool with log fire, sauna, outdoor hot tub, natural health spa, 9-hole golf course, tennis courts, private foreshore and award winning restaurant with Cornish seafood specialities.In addition to our hotel we have four luxury self-catering cottages. Each cottage has a small private garden, convenient parking, central heating and include full use of the hotels facilities. ... more   less 
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