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Althea Library

5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   27 High Street, Padstow PL28 8BB, England
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Ranked #5 of 53 Padstow B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first stay at Althea Library and we had a wonderful experience! Jan and Geoff are friendly and welcoming hosts. The rooms are very clean and well equipped with lovely toiletries, a large selection of teas,coffees and biscuits and fresh milk in the fridge! The breakfast is excellent and choices include smoked salmon and scrambled egg, kippers and... More

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

We've stayed in Althea Library many times and are always delighted afresh to be there and to unwind in its lovely, welcoming atmosphere . I think I most look forward to the special pleasure of pretty rooms, the special "smell" of the place and the feeling that it has been there for ever. There are always tiny improvements each visit,... More

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jane and Geoff were our gracious hosts for two days at Althea Library, a guest house that used to be the town library. It’s only a short walk into the heart of town, the marina and many restaurants. Padstow on the north coast of Cornwall is known for the gustatory delights of chef (and real estate investor) Rick Stein. Not... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from althea library twelve times we have been and its now like going home 90% of guests are repeat visitors .The reason being once you have been you cant wait to go again Jane and Geoff are the perfect hosts Geoff's breakfasts second to none with a varied choice and the spotless rooms contain lots of Jane's lovely... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This guest house is excellent with everything you need - a wonderful breakfast - a comfortable bed and friendly hosts. The rooms have so many added touches such as real milk, biscuits, sweets and glasses and everything is spotless. I heartily recommend this as a holiday stay. An added bonus is that there is off street parking - unusual in... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I would highly recommend this beautiful B&B. Jane and Geoff made us very welcome and the rooms are exceptionally clean and have every attention to detail covered. Breakfast offered a wide range of options, and the full breakfast was well cooked, plentiful and delicious. We stayed in the green room and our friend stayed in the yellow room, we were... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The owners of this gem of a B&B have shown a great attention to detail, with many nice little touches adding up to a great experience. We stayed in the Yellow Room, the least expensive, and were pleasantly surprised with the space and facilities. For instance, instead of a sachet of instant coffee in the room, there was a cafetiere... More

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Ascot, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I would agree with all the 5* reviews on here, they really have thought of everything and there are so many little touches that made our stay, such as a fridge, real milk, different sized glasses, plenty of tea bags, quality toiletries, etc. We stayed in the Puffin suite which is a bit more expensive but then you have a... More

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71 reviews 71 reviews
47 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We stayed one night when walking the Coastal Path. One of the best B&Bs we have found, does every thing right. NB. Access to the car park is off Church St (not High St) approached from the top of the Town.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Lovely place to stay in Padstow. Easy access and very friendly owners. Good information and the room had everything you need from a b&b. Everything was very well kept and exceptionally clean. Highly recommended.

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Address: 27 High Street, Padstow PL28 8BB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Padstow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Althea Library 5*
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A Grade II Listed Building, converted from a school/library and situated in the oldest part of Padstow near the Parish Church and a 5 minute walk from the harbour, shops and excellent restaurants. ... more   less 
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