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5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   27 High Street, Padstow PL28 8BB, England
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Althea Library
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Ranked #2 of 54 Padstow B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited Padstow a few weeks back and stayed at the Althea Library. What a lovely surprise it was too! The couple who own the property, Jane and Geoff, could not have been more welcoming. The Puffin Suite was amazing, especailly for a B&B!! Very comfortable, warm and cosy, with every little detail thought out. There was... More 

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

greeted on arrival with a coffee & then shown to our room. the puffin suite is perfect in every way. A lounge with sofa tv small dinning table , the bathroom would grace any top hotel in London, A very comfortable bed , breakfast is selected the day before then served in the room & is superb, Jane & Geoff... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A last minute trip to Padstow and found a great room for my sister and I here having seen other reviews on Trip Advisor. Breakfast was lovely and offered a good variety to choose from so we were filled up for our walking and exploring. Jane & Geoff are lovely hosts and always asked if everything was ok which it... More 

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just the most wonderful B & B you could wish for. Puffin suite is fab, hosts great, breakfast was great and the bonus of an on site parking space - in Padstow! Easy walking distance to Rick Stein's seafood restaurant is another bonus. Would I recommend the Althea Library - you bet I would.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are regular visitors to Padstow and always stay at the Althea Library. The location is perfect for us, nice and quiet at the top end of the old town away from the hustle and bustle of the harbour, but only 5 minutes walk away. Jane and Geoff give a warm and friendly welcome, the rooms are always immaculate, spotlessly... More 

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Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would highly recommend this B&B. A friendly greeting on arrival with freshly brewed coffee and cake. This room has a separate lounge where a great breakfast served in the morning to you by the hosts. I fully intend to return again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit, stayed in the Puffin Suite, which was very well appointed. Immaculately clean and beautifully furnished. Very comfortable bed. Excellent facilities. Location was ideal - just a short walk to the centre. Amenable and friendly hosts. Can't ask for more.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
10 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

My husband and I stayed in Althea Library for 3 nights in January. We chose this place based on Trip Advisor reviews and it certainly did not disappoint. We stayed in the Yellow Room (we wanted the Puffin Suite but it was fully booked). The room was spotlessly clean and was cleaned to an extremely high standard every day. The... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Absolutely amazing. We were looked after from the moment we arrived. Great location being a short walk from the centre of Padstow. Lovely room and fabulous breakfast. Geoff's granola is amazing too :-).

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Location is great. Geoff & Jane are lovely. They work very hard to ensure that everything is perfect. Room is very clean. Amazing breakfast. Wouldn't stay anywhere else. We always stay here now. Real home from home when we come to padstow.

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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*
Number of rooms: 3
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