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Althea Library

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27 High Street, Padstow PL28 8BB, England
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Ranked #1 of 54 Padstow B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
chrishM4279MQ Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our second visit to Jane and Geoff at Althea Library and it did not disappoint. Everything is very well thought out and all our needs catered for. The room is really comfortable, breakfast just right and the company very welcoming and fun. Couldn't be better!

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent host once again our third time staying there they have thought of every small detail. fantastic. breakfast are the best ive tasted in avery log time we will be going back in 2016 thats for sure.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having reached my sixties, I decided I didn't want to stay anywhere that wasn't as comfy as home. The Althea Library met and surpassed that expectation. All the comforts and finishing touches of a five star hotel, with the benefits of a small, cosy B and B. Won't list all the wonderful features of the place, this has been adequately... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My parents have just returned from a five night stay at the Althea Library and can say this has been an absolutely fantastic stay with welcoming owners who made them feel at home. Great breakfasts and a fantastic room in the Puffin Suite, and a great location so close to Padstow. Great B&B which i would recommend every time without... More 

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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Althea Library is a fabulous little B&B, well run by the owners who are very friendly and welcoming, just a few minutes walk into the centre of Padstow. The Althea is pretty with beautifully clean rooms and bathroom with lovely toiletries (we went to place they are made on the way home - St Kitts Herbery - and bought... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just returned home after a 4 night stay at the Althea Library B&B. This is the best B&B we have stayed in. The rooms were spotlessly clean and the attention to detail was second to none. Jane and Geoff were fantastic hosts, nothing was too much trouble. The breakfasts were superb and set us up for the day.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Everything you could wish for in an overnight room has been provided for, from an exceptional range of teas and coffees, fresh milk, wine and champagne glasses and a fridge to keep your drinks cool, fab toiletries, information on the local area and novels to curl up with. A lovely space is provided for gathering with friends with loads of... More 

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We chose this venue as it was within walking distance of the Town, with its own parking space and because of excellent reviews on Tripadvisor. We were not disappointed. We were welcomed with tea and coffee with biscuits on a tray which set the tone for our complete stay. There was even a silent fridge in our room with fresh... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We stayed for a weekend at the Althea Library. A really lovely place, Goeff and Jane are great hosts. The rooms were lovely, very comfortable and clean. The breakfast was delicious with everything you could want and a perfect location for Padstow. The centre of town is just a 5 minute walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Stayed at Althea Library for 3 nights and what a fabulous stay it was. Geoff and Jane made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived by welcoming us with tea and cake, which we enjoyed in the garden. We stayed in yellow room which was fabulous. Cosy and beautifully decorated with everything you could wish for. Excellent selection of... More 

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